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“The Pool is a must” 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
New Westminster, Canada
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15 hotel reviews
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“The Pool is a must”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

The hotel has a pool that is extremely warm below the main floors. The pool opens up to the sky above. The free breakfast has enough to get you started for the day. Good food for other meals. The fireplace was cozy and warm. Hotel has a lounge. The rooms were clean. We were there for the Alberta Winter Games and the temperature was -34C.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • 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 March 3, 2014

Four of us stayed in a two bedroom suite in February. The bedrooms were large and comfortable with more than enough storage for the paraphernalia that goes with skiing. The lounge area was less welcoming, the sofa was small and uncomfortable and would be cramped if six people were being accommodated. Our biggest annoyance was the inefficient and noisy heating in the lounge. The fan was either on or off and blasted too hot air for a period followed by a short sharp blast of cold air. The thermostat was pretty useless although the bedrooms used different heat and could be kept at a decent temperature. One other notable issue - the floors are wood and the furniture has no cushioning on the feet of the tables and chairs. The room above us were moving around until 4AM some mornings and the scraping of this furniture became very annoying. Felt pads on the bottom of the dining chairs would be welcome!
Breakfast was included and was about as basic as a continental breakfast gets. There was no variety and the only hot option was waffles. The pastries were of variable quality and often stale.
We ate in Chilli's for lunch and dinner and had a good meal, typical of the chain throughout North America.
In the basement of the hotel is a large lagoon / hot tub and sauna which proved popular and is well worth a visit.
Parking was underground and free and with temperatures down to minute 27, very welcome.
Service at the hotel was always great and we wouldn't hesitate to return.

Room Tip: A room on the top floor would avoid being disturbed by chairs dragging on wooden floors!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Brandon, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My daughter and I stayed at the Fox in early February 2014 while skiing at Lake Louise. The hotel is on Banff Ave and within walking distance to most restaurants.
The rooms are clean, well kept and reasonably priced. We stayed in a standard room with 2 double beds and the room was small and got a bit claustrophobic after 3 nights. As mentioned in another review the soundproofing is poor and you can hear everything from the adjacent room. The mattresses are not very comfortable
The hot tub area is unique and certainly worth a visit. The attached Chili's restaurant is very economical and also the location for the free continental breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oakville, Canada
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Spent the weekend with a friend and two teenage boys. Finding a two bedroom suite was not easy but totally lucked out on this hotel. Two bedrooms, one upstairs, one down, with a living room in between
A quick 5 minute walk you are in the heart of Banff, close to everything
Our only complaint was the underground (heated...awesome!!) was VERY tight.
I'd go back in a heart beat.

Room Tip: Make sure you go to the hot tub.....awesome!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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beautifulbanff, General Manager at Fox Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, March 4, 2014
Thanks so much for your review! I'm happy to hear you enjoyed the spaciousness of our two bedroom suite.

The heated underground parking as you mentioned can become tight at times, as it is provided on a first come first serve basis. We do have plenty of street parking available as well.

We look forward to welcoming you back again!
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

I recently spent the weekend at the Fox Hotel & Suites in Banff, AB, and regretted booking at this hotel. We had a standard room and we heard every word of every conversation in all of the rooms around us. The room had absolutely no soundproofing and we got very little sleep. This is one of the more expensive hotels in town, so I would highly recommend staying at the Delta down the street instead.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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beautifulbanff, General Manager at Fox Hotel & Suites, responded to this review, February 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience. I am very sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your stay this time. Please note, that if guests are being loud after our quiet hour of 11pm, simply call us at the Front Desk, and we will address the issue.

I'm assuming these guests were particularly loud for you to hear them through your walls. The last review you had left for us was glowing. "Fantastic hotel...almost perfect." so I can only assume that this was an issue of unruly guests. Otherwise, you would not have enjoyed your previous stay.

Since you had one amazing stay with us, and one disturbed by loud neighbors, I do hope you will try us again. We take the comfort and enjoyment of all guests very seriously, and would be happy to discuss further should you wish.
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Beaumont, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My sister and I went to Banff for New Years day to go skiing for a couple days and stayed at the Fox Hotel...we loved it. The rooms are cozy, rustic and very clean. The underground pool and hot tub are lovely. The breakfast buffet was perfect. We loved everything about the Fox Hotel. We will stay again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

On our way home from a week's stay at the Fox in Banff. We thoroughly enjoyed it, everything about the Fox was good. We're a family of 4 & we had a 1 bed suite, which was a decent sized king bedroom for us & a double sofa bed in a large living area for the kids. Someone else has commented that it was cosy but we had loads of room. Maid service every day, plus breakfast provided in Chili's. Nothing to complain about, plus great skiing accessed by free buses from outside the hotel next door

Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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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:
#5 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#7 Family Hotel in Banff
#7 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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