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“Great location, good value, nice staff” 4 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Siding 29 Lodge
Ranked #15 of 32 Hotels in Banff
Markham, Canada
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111 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Great location, good value, nice staff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Had a good stay at this hotel. The price was reasonable and the staff was helpful and hard-working, but I suspect they were a bit under-staffed during our stay. They rooms were great, but the sofa bed was atrocious...but our boys endured that one night. The other 2 queen beds were great. We were treated to a tasty full breakfast...not just a continental style like most other hotels. I would recommend this hotel when staying in Banff.

Room Tip: Request a room away from the pool. Ours was 305 and we were above the pool and the kids made noises...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Beautiful, clean, roomy, covered (underground) secure parking. Not within easy walking distance of the city center, but close enough. Elevators from the underground parking. Breakfast good. The a/c worked well--not noisy.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

Hotel Room was clean as well as overall appearance of the hotel. Although I believe that for the money I paid per night service should of been much better. Hot tub was closed by Health inspector and pool although it was open looked like needed some cleaning. Underground parking was very small and tight, some guests had to park on a street and parking in front was also limited. Although staff appeared to be helpful I did not think they were all 100% there. Breakfast was ok, as expected.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

Front desk provided us with a cheaper rate - although still expensive. The room was ok, but very hot. The air conditioner was broken. Had to ask for a fan from the front desk. Easy to walk to downtown to explore. There was underground parking but our truck had a difficult time manoeuvring. It did include a free breakfast in the morning, which helped compensate for the price.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

Arrived into Banff from Edmonton without any reservation. The front desk was attentive and we thought $179 for a two queen beds plus a full complementary breakfast for the 4 of us (2 kids) and secure underground parking was a gift.
The room was very clean and nicely presented with fridge and balcony with table and chairs!!! Wow !! All the bed linens were good quality and very fresh looking and smelling. The room had a comfortable welcoming appeal - all of this within a nice walk to the hub of Banff. All the staff we encountered were polite. The beds were in very good condition and comfy and we all had a great sleep.
The complementary breakfast was superb, and offered a great variety of quality freshly prepared breakfast foods, that even included fresh fruit, yougurt , prepared oatmeal and juices. This was easily a $20 per person breakfast without a doubt. We were so impressed with this complementary breakfast that we couldn't help but generously tip the breakfast staff who were attentive and polite.
The pool is rather small but this wasn't a issue for us.
Would highly suggest staying here. It is a nice clean and secure good value accomodation with the bonus of first class breakfast. Our standards are pretty high and this exceeded our expectations for this price category.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Elsa T, Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Siding 29 Lodge, responded to this review, September 12, 2013
Thank you for staying with us and for your review. We look forward to seeing you again some day soon. We are glad your found our hotel enjoyable!
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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2013

The hotel has nice rooms and underground parking. The breakfast offers a good selection of items and appeals to all.
We stayed for one night and feel that the hotel is overpriced. The location is so-so. I don't understand why the property is so expensive. We had to use our car every time we want to go anywhere and then had to deal with parking. If your activities our near this hotel and you are ok with price go for it otherwise find another hotel

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

The hotel is nice. The location is great. Nice short walk into the heart of town. Very nice underground parking lot which is free. Not sure how the rates compared to the other hotels in the area. Breakfeast was the usual. Employees were very nice and helpful.

Room Tip: My room had a balcony over looking the street. ROOM 205.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Siding 29 Lodge
Address: 453 Marten Street | Box 1387, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B3, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Siding 29 Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 57
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