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“Great Holiday” 4 of 5 stars
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Fox Hotel & Suites
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   461 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada   |  
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Ranked #9 of 31 Hotels in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Rainham, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Great Holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

We opted to stay again at the Fox as we had stayed there previously in 2009. As before the staff were helpful and always willing to assist as they could, very polite and are a credit to the hotel.
We booked a suite as we were traveling with our teenage son and so we wanted him to have some of his own space. On arrival we were allocated a room with a separate sitting room with a sofa bed. The room that was a suite but had to go through the main bedroom to get to the bathroom. This was not ideal so we asked if there were any alternative. The staff on the front desk checked and subsequently advised us that if we could stay there for one night they could move us for the rest of our stay (14 nights) in to a suite where the bathroom being in the middle of the two rooms with was more suited to our needs. We agreed and this subsequently happen, this was a lot better and great service by the hotel staff.
We noticed that the hotel in places is looking a bit tired and really needs a programme of redecoration, as when we stayed in 2009 in did not look like this but 4 years on it does now. The complimentary breakfast is of a good standard but can get quite repetitive when staying for a long duration like 14 nights. This could I believe be enhanced by changing some of the offerings even if this still needs to be a cold offering i.e. cereals, cold meats, fruits, etc. It would really be good if a hot offering was offered even if there may be an extra cost that guest can opt in to.
Over all a good stay and I am sure we will be back sometime soon

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

This motel was very clean and within walking distance of restaurants and shopping on Banff Ave. The room was rather small for two people, but we were only there for 1 night. The staff were very friendly. It was great to come into the lobby with its fire burning after being out in the cold!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

I'm kind of an expert about Fox hotel by now, have been going to Fox since about 4 years ago and still loving it. This is the only hotel I would recommend to stay in Banff town. Great romantic place for couple or anniversary kind of thing. Convenience location for travelers!!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013 via mobile

The hotel front desk was always friendly and willing to help. The pool was very different in a good way, however it needs to be warmer. It's like a warm tub not a hot tub. Maybe 94 degrees if lucky. All in all the reviews are correct. Downside try not to get the balcony facing the street. Woke up twice between 12 am and 3am on Friday night. Saturday it was fine

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

We enjoyed our stay for four nights at the Fox Hotel. We had a two bedroom suite, and the accomodations were perfect. Everything was clean, and we felt very comfortable. We were traveling with other family members, and the staff made sure that all of our rooms were in close proximity to one another. We loved having plenty of space to hang and organize all of our skiing clothes. We also enjoyed the hotel's proximity to all of the local restaurants. It was wonderful being able to walk everywhere. The kids loved the cave/hot springs whirlpool. It was unique, clean, and a great way to unwind after a long day of skiing. We will definitely consider staying at this hotel again when we return to Banff in the future.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Mystic, Connecticut
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21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

Expected a lot less and got a lot more. Underground FREE garage for the car was nice on the cold evening. The hot tub and whirlpool is beautifully designed and very comfortable. The rooms all have outside protected entrances in a rustic setting and, although not very large, are very adequate. The staff were very good and always attentive. The decor is fitting for the area and the restaurant/bar on premises is a plus (although we didn't use it except for breakfast). Breakfast is minimal but there are places downtown if you want to have something else. I didn't check the bed but I believe there was a feather bed cover or something that made it wonderful to sleep on. (I should have checked out what it was to adequately give this review....you will have to check it out and let me know what it is).

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Ottawa, Canada
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29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Fox for 6 nights recently and loved it. The staff were very friendly and accommodating. We upgraded to a one bedroom suite once we arrived and are very glad we did. It was huge and had a kitchen area so we could make lunches and store food in the fridge to take to the hills. The hot tub and sauna were perfect after a day of skiing. The room was very clean and perfectly maintained. The free underground parking was great as were the ski lockers and free use of a lock for these lockers. We filled ourselves with a wonderful breakfast each morning before leaving for the hill. I was thrilled to see fresh healthy food, hard boiled eggs, yoghurt, fruit and then some must have treats like fresh waffles:) excellent value! I will definitely stay here again!

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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beautifulbanff, General Manager at Fox Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, April 11, 2013
It was great to have you as our guests! I'm thrilled to hear we exceeded your expectations. This is exactly what we strive for with each and every guest. It brings us great pride to hear you felt our property offered exceptional guest service, as well as great value. I will certainly be sharing your comments with our team. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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Address: 461 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#7 Family Hotel in Banff
#8 Business Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Fox Hotel & Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 116
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Banff's newest Hotel! Waterfalls and mountain springs are brought to life in the Fox's design. Capturing the historic and natural elements of Banff National Park, the hotel's centerpiece is the hot pool inspired by the original Cave and Basin Site. The new Fox offers a unique accommodation style in Banff, with one and two bedroom suites and hotel rooms. ... more   less 
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