This is a great option if you're traveling with kids. We stayed here over Easter weekend and we have no complaints. We booked our hotel and ski package together through one of the big 3 ski hills. Overall, it was cheeper and our kids skied for free (and rented for free).
Hotel room was spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed having a suite option for a bit more space a small kitchenette. They should however replace the shower head in room 110. Staff were very helpful with directions, parking options, food options, skiing recommendations and knowing where to eat, when!
We ate breakfast at the hotel. While it is only a continental breakfast, we ate very well (waffles, toast, pastries, hard boiled eggs, cereal, fruit and yogurt). While we had no complaints, we did tire of the same thing by days 4/5 and a hot breakfast option would have been nice (for an additional charge - we would have paid it).
The hot tub/hot spring in the basement is great and has a nice opening outdoors. Parking is free and while we did have trouble finding parking over the weekend, there is lots of parking around the hotel on the street. Since the hotel is at the entrance of town, the streets aren't as full (more residential than commercial). The Fox is only about a 5 minute walk to the popular part of Banff Aven and it's worth walking into town to eat, grab a coffee or groceries at Safeway.
Banff is lovely and we enjoyed skiing at Sunshine and Lake Louise (LL being our preferred location simply due to snow base and # of runs this time of year). We also did a sled dog tour with Snow Own out of Canmore. Expensive, but really fun!
Overall, I'd recommend the Fox and I would definitely stay there again.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Fox Hotel And Suites
- Fox Hotel Suites Banff
- Fox Hotel Banff