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Review of The Poplar Inn

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The Poplar Inn
Ranked #9 of 28 Banff B&B and Inns
Gold Coast
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fantastic Location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2011

We spent 2 nights at Susan's B&B. Absolutely fabulous location. A few minutes walk and we were right in town. The Inn is new and very tastefully decorated. The two room have their own entrance and eating area. Very convenient and didn't disturb Susan when we wanted to make a drink. Breakfast was very nice and Susan was willing to chat and talk to us about her experiences living for many years in Banff. She was a wealth of knowledge and helpful when we were deciding what to do each day. Would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2011

We spent three nights at Susan's place. The room was really cosy and the bed was big enough to get lost in, and VERY comfortable! The shower was nice and powerful.

The B&B is in the other side of the house to where Susan lives so you have a lot of privacy, but Susan is only a knock on the door away.

The breakfasts are home-made but be warned, you must have a sweet tooth! They certainly kept us going most the day and on the last day Susan let us take a doggy bag with the things we couldn't quite squeeze in.

The breakfast area also works as a communal area where you can help yourself to tea and coffee through out your stay, which was nice after a long day walking.

Its a two minute stroll to the main town and close to numerous restaurants. For pizza, try the 'Tavern', and make sure you try it with honey. Sounds weird, but it really works!

Thank you Susan, we really enjoyed our stay and hope to be back one day.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bryonywalden
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Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2011

Lovely home in a great spot - walk into town and to station.
Beautiful breakfast and Susan was very welcoming.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lynn2705
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Hockessin, Delaware
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

The location is great - just two short blocks from the hubbub of Banff Avenue and in a quiet residential area. Susan does a nice job managing the B&B. The room was comfortable and clean. There was access to the rear garden which has a nice seating area. The breakfasts are good and change daily. Susan chatted with us and the other guests during breakfast and has a wealth of knowledge about Banff and many interesting stories. The B&B is far enough from the train that, although we could hear the horn when awake, it did not disturb our sleep. We stayed for four nights and would return if ever in Banff again.

Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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Bristow, Virginia
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76 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2011

Our 4 day stay at the Poplar Inn was one of the best "B&B experiences" my husband and I have ever had. The inn's location is just perfect--a very short walk to the local shops and restaurants. Our room was very clean and quiet, with plenty of privacy and tastefully decorated. Susan, our hostess, was just wonderful--always accessible but not hovering, very pleasant and easy to talk to, and a wonderful resource on local history and recreation activities. The breakfasts she served (homemade scones, French toast, tarts, and quiches along with local berries, etc.) provided a wonderful start to our day and were a real treat to our palates. We left with many fond memories of our stay in Banff and a vow to return!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank BristowEd
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Tulsa, Oklahoma
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2011

Susan was a great hostess and flexible in accommodating our schedule. We typically 'hit the road' very early in the mornings, which precluded us from being available for the standard B&B breakfast 'service.' She would prepare muffins, smoothies, juices, granola, and/or other breakfast "treats" and leave them on the bar so we could eat early and head out the door for our all-day hiking plans.

The facility has two rooms with a common breakfast/kitchen/sitting area for tenants to share. We made good use of the refrigerator to store our chilled items that we packed each day for lunches and snacks. Each room has a private patio.

The grounds were beautiful and the bed was comfortable. The location is on the edge of town, and not really within walking distance of the "main drag."

This review is "late" due to the fact we just joined 'TripAdvisor.' We would definitely recommend this venue for others, particularly for couples who may be traveling/vacationing together--you can share the "house" to yourself!

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank osumizzou
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Rockville, MD
Level Contributor
7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2011

Prior reviews by others accurately describe this very comfortable and ideally-located B&B. Susan is a great hostess, has lots of fact-filled info about Banff and vicinity, and prepares wonderful breakfasts. She is a Banff-born local who really knows the town, where to shop, options for good restaurants, etc. We'll stay here again the next time we come to the Canadian Rockies.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Edward D
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Property: The Poplar Inn
Address: 316 Lynx Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L-1B7, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
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Ranked #9 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
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Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Poplar Inn is a samll Bed and Breakfast situated in the heart of Banff. It is a new home built in a Victorian style. Two rooms have king size beds and en-suite bathrooms. A delicious full couse breakfast is served every morning. Coffee and tea are complimentary all day. The beautiful back yard is available to the guests. Short walk to downtown. ... more   less 

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