Room 101 at Buffalo Mountain Lodge smells like a roadside motel, has stained furniture and soiled carpeted floors. This room faces out to a road and is located above some sort of mechanical room where a pump sound was coming up through the floor when we walked in.
This room did not look anything like the images on the website and certainly did not come close to measuring up to the steep price tag of $285 per night.
Now I understand that a 'pet-friendly' room could be held to a slightly lower standard than a premier room. But this room was so far removed from the standard that is to be expected from CRMR, we had to ask if there had been some sort of mistake.
We were offered our choice of 30% off or a return of our deposit so that we could go somewhere else. We chose that latter and drove home to Calgary.
If you have pets, do not stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Buffalo Mountain Lodge is a peaceful retreat on Tunnel Mountain in Banff, AB. The lodge is surrounded by 9 acres of towering fir, pine, and spruce trees, yet just a 15 minute walk or 3 minute drive from the shopping, nightlife and restaurants that are on offer in downtown Banff. A favourite visitor pastime is to observe the deer and elk who frequently nibble on the lawn, right outside the lodge's windows. The lodge has 108 guest rooms, an outdoor hot tub, and several options for dining, making it the ideal location for a weekend getaway, wedding, or corporate retreat. Buffalo Mountain Lodge is part of the Canadian Rocky Mountain Resorts' family of companies. Rooms at the lodge have fieldstone wood-burning fireplaces, cozy duvets, LCD televisions and Blu-ray players. Many feature patios or balconies. Each room has been carefully decorated to reflect the mountain lifestyle in Banff-the accommodation is anything but 'cookie cutter.' The outdoor stainless steel hot tub is best enjoyed after an invigorating hike, bike or ski on one of the nearby trails-or perhaps to aid digestion after a sumptuous meal in the lodge's highly acclaimed restaurant, Sleeping Buffalo. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Buffalo Mountain Hotel Banff
- Buffalo Mountain Lodge Banff
- Buffulo Mountain Lodge