There are no four-star hotels in Salmon Arm. The closest fit would probably be the Prestige Harbourfront Resort, because it is right on Shuswap Lake. It's also next to the long pier and the nature sanctuary:
According to TripAdvisor, there are only three four-star hotels in Banff: the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the Rimrock Resort Hotel, and the Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge (which I find a bit surprising, but Delta is a decent chain).
If you're looking for something four-star or more, there is not a huge variety in Banff. The Fairmont is beautiful if you choose a higher room category (but I'd never stay in a standard room...waste of money). You could look into, perhaps, the Post Hotel in Lake Louise if you don't mind being a short drive from Banff (there is also a very nice Fairmont hotel in Lake Louise, nicer than the Banff Springs in my opinion.)
I've stayed at the Delta in Banff many times, but it's not really an upscale experience unless you get the first-floor suite with the great bathroom and vaulted ceilings.
What I do in Banff if we're looking to for a more luxury-oriented vacation is choose one of the numerous 3.5 star rated hotels (Hidden Ridge, the Fox, the Delta) and get the best room category - loft suite or whatever. I find it works well for us if I'm not into paying the $400+ per night necessary to avoid a standard room at the Fairmont.
Alternately, Canmore has some really nice new properties that are four-star ish. Stoneridge, Copperstone, Solara, Grande Rockies...all nice properties if your budget doesn't stretch to a Fairmont property.
I think CW must be referring to the Park Place Inn, not the Jasper Inn, which is branded with Best Western. The PPI is a boutique hotel in downtown Jasper. After the Fairmont JPL, the next nicest hotel in town is the Sawridge. The most popular here on TA is Alpine Village, which is a cabin resort a couple of kilometres away from town.
Thanks for the correction, Krp. Stupid fingers!
tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g181773-zfa3-Salmon_A… check this link. I think it will be helpful for you.
Thanks, I will check all of those out. Anyone heard of Patricia Lake Bungalows?
Yes, it's well known here and well reviewed: tripadvisor.ca/Hotel_Review-g154918-d185680-… Their "Grove" units are apparently quite nice and I should have mentioned them as a possibility in my post #6 above. Their regular units are apparently a bit more basic and motel-like, and are among the more economical accommodations in the area.