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Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Banff
Canmore, Canada
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122 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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“Excellent location for a wedding”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We attended a wedding here and stayed overnight. Overall the wedding experience was quite nice. Service was excellent. Rooms were quite nice and somewhat rustic however bathrooms could use a update. Due to all the structures being of wood construction the soundproofing was not that great however we were there for a wedding so did not really notice the room noise levels.
Breakfast was in an area that when you consider the number of rooms and the relative isolation of the hotel could have been a lot bigger but the staff did a very good job of accommodating the rush. The buffet was quite expensive for what was on offer.
Overall the experience was quite good but expensive however it is Banff during the high season. if you are hoping to enjoy all of what the town of Banff offers pick a hotel a bit closer to the centre of town as this location is quite a walk into town especially on the return climb up the stairs.

Room Tip: ground floor rooms are not quite as nice as those on the upper floor
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

About 1km out of town but worth the trip. A very pleasant welcome and free upgrade to a nicer cabin with Balcony & huge bathroom ! Amazed to see a real fireplace in the room - would be great if not 31 degrees outside! View to mountains. Bed was very comfortable albeit kapok pillows way too soft (should have at least 1 normal one). Complimentary Wi-Fi, hot tub, etc. Dining staff very friendly and brekkie was great (and reasonably priced). Would definitely recommend

Room Tip: Hold out for the newer cabins
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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CRMRManagement, General Manager at Buffalo Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments on your recent stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. Great to hear you received a free upgrade and that you enjoyed your room. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We stayed 3 nights at this lodge and had a large, wonderful room with king size bed that was very comfy. A claw foot bath tub was spacious and great for an evening soak. The shower and bathroom was also spacious with all the essentials you need, except the lighting could have been better above the mirror.

The restaurant and staff was excellent, with a great breakfast buffet for $20, or you could order off the menu. The salads and meals in the evening were delicious, if not pricey. The parking and trees around the rooms made for a wonderful atmosphere in the mountains, with elk walking right past our patio and mountain views spectacular!! There was no AC, but none needed since the warm day cooled to high 50's every night and there were robes and a fan supplied in each room. I would definitely stay here again if I return to Banff.

Room Tip: Choose an outer room that faces the mountains. Also, there are fans but no AC and that worked out f...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Niagara Falls, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Buffalo Lodge in Banff Alberta gives the rustic country feel to a beautiful mountain view. The rooms are very well laid out with a country fireplace , claw foot tub and even a balcony looking at the Rookies.
The rates are predictable for the area , a little steep but perfect for a visit.

Room Tip: Ask for a corner room over looking the mountains.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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125 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Stayed here for a wedding. Very lovely stay. Staff are friendly and attentive. The rooms were clean and the king room was very spacious. Although a bit dated, it has a lodge feeling rather than a resort feel. The food on site was delicious - you don't even need to go into Banff to eat if you don't want to (especially since the lodge is a bit tucked away from the town site). I'd def stay here again.

Room Tip: Second floor rooms are hotter than bottom floor, but top floors are more quiet.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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CRMRManagement, General Manager at Buffalo Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, August 12, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your recent stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge. We are glad you enjoyed your room and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Not a bad hotel... A little way out of town.. Would be a hard 20 minute walk .. We had a ground floor cabin style room with 2 double beds and a huge fireplace... Plenty of firewood available if the weather permits.. A little noisy when you have guests upstairs.
Nice large hot tub outside. A bit expensive for a basic buffet breakfast.
Coin operated laundry available at adjoining property.
Reception staff very friendly and helpful , recommending restaurants, booking tours etc

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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132 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

Our en suite ground floor room had parking a few strides away two big beds, two big fireside chairs and, if it was cold and we wanted it, a log fire. The staff light it for you and set you right if you ask.

Staff were really helpful and responsive. Restaurant looked nice but we were in 'on the road' mode and took care of ourselves via excursions into Banff Safeway one evening and a take away pizza and beers the next.

We felt very welcome and safe and comfortable during our two nights here.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Address: 700 Tunnel Mountain Road | P.O. Box 1326, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Banff
#13 Romantic Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Buffalo Mountain Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 85
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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