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“Good for first time Banff-Explorers!” 3 of 5 stars
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King Edward Hotel
2.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   137 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada   |  
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Ranked #31 of 33 Banff B&B and Inns
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5 reviews
“Good for first time Banff-Explorers!”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Me and my boyfriend decided to go to Banff as a mini getaway. We spent two days and one night in Banff and decided that with our budgets, the King Edward Hotel would suit our needs. The location is VERY convenient as it is right in the middle of downtown Banff. Just down the block there was a Lululemon and many other clothing stores. Parking is a little inconvenient as you have to walk about a block to get to the parkade for hotel guests but we did not mind as it gave us a chance to explore. The hotel staff were very friendly and welcoming...not to mention they were very helpful and more than happy to assist my boyfriend who wanted to have rose petals spread out on the bed! Our room had one queen bed and it our view looked out onto the main downtown street which was nice! The rooms weren't over the top or anything special but did the trick for us as we weren't spending much time there, but instead exploring! Would recommend this hotel to anyone who is looking to spend more time out of the hotel than in!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ottawa, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The too small bed, room are very very small, and very over priced. At over $350 a night far a small room & too small bed . There are other Hotel close to downtown for a lot cheaper with too twin bed. They put some brown foam on top of the bed too make theme more comfortable, but it give you a bad feeling, if you know what I mean. I ting its time for them too buy new bed. The room as only too very small window 1Ft, wide. Considering that we were there for the view. Remember too book early. Banff is a tourist destination.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Redding, California
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27 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The King Edward is located in hub of activity in downtown Banff. This location, although convenient, can be noisy since it's right on the main street The hotel is quite old, showing its age, and the rooms are in need of upgrades. The lobby is not staffed during the late night hours. Secured parking for an additional $5 is quite reasonable. Parking for check-in, check-out can be a challenge.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Oakville, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

In comparison to other accommodations in Banff, this is an older facility. The rooms are small and nothing fancy, but they have a fridge, microwave, and are clean. Right in the centre of downtown Banff, this is a fantastic location & much cheaper than others in the area.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2013

We paid 121 CAD as it was high season. Room ok, bathroom ok, beds hard with a cheap feel. TV worked fine as did most other room fitting and fixtures. Afraid I can't get much more passionate then that about the place. Guess the location is the plus point among the averageness of all else.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Very good hotel. Clean. Beautiful rooms. We were in a family of four. Large and spacious. Great price. Excellent location in the city center on the main street. There is parking in the garage.we mean to be one night and we stayed too nights

  • Stayed June 2013
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Toulouse, Midi-Pyrenees, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

very large room, king size bed, view on the street and mountains, rather calm location in the center of Banff.
very close free public parking, large choice of restaurants and stores nearby
good value for money in Banff

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noisy air conditionning impossible to trim or stop, few pieces of furnitures : no table, just one chair

Room Tip: street side better for the view even if some late activity there may be a little noisy
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: King Edward Hotel
Address: 137 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — King Edward Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic King Edward Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Banff, right on Banff Ave and Caribou St. It was built in 1904 and is the second oldest hotel in Banff after the Banff Springs Hotel. Over the years it has been well kept and it features 21 modern rooms with all contemporary amenities to relax and enjoy. It offers friendly and helpful staff as well as reasonable rates. The majority of sights, shopping, dining, events and entertainment in Banff are within a 2 block radius of the King Edward Hotel. It's like "Downtown living in middle of the Wilderness." ... more   less 
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