If you want to stay within easy walking distance of Lake Louise, hotel options are limited. Many hotels are situated a few kilometres away from the lake near the main highway. The enormous hotel that looms over the lake (one of the Fairmont chain) is an obvious choice. However, Deer Lodge is an interesting and convenient alternative. The building is of some vintage, and mostly made of wood. The fire hoses draped over the banisters and attached to venerable water taps are probably a wise precaution!
Our room was spotlessly clean but rather disappointing, being very small by North American standards. It was situated at the end of a corridor accessed by lots of stairs and was part of a tower-like construction on the end of the building, hence its peculiar shape. There is no lift and no one offered to help us with our luggage. The bed fitted into a small window alcove leaving no space for bedside tables or shelves and it was difficult to fit our suitcases in without hindering access to the wardrobe.
The public areas were atmospheric and appropriate for the setting. The main room had a log fire (lit in July!) below a stuffed animal head and various examples of equipment that one would have associated with a winter sports resort in years gone by. Other lounges included a library and a piano room furnished in period decor. The restaurant was good, staff were friendly and we had lovely views of the surrounding peaks as the sun set.
Outside there was an outdoor hot tub and sundeck on part of the roof, which was a very pleasant place to sit after a stiff walk to the Lake Agnes tea house that afternoon.
- Also Known As:
- Deer Hotel
- Deer Hotel Lake Louise
- Deer Lodge Lake Louise
- Lake Louise Deer Lodge
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