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“Good location , great staff”
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Elk + Avenue Hotel
Ranked #11 of 33 Hotels in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Uk
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good location , great staff”
Reviewed August 15, 2012

Stayed here on an impromtu visit to Banff in early May 2012.

Very helpful young lady from Oz got us checked in and was a constant source of help and good advice for our stay.

Rooms are big , comfortable as you would expect as were the beds.
Just a short and pleasant walk along the street to the main drag for shoppping.
I didn't dine at the hotel so no comment on that.

Only complaint is that my room , on ground floor, was very close to the lobby and the noise from departing groups was a real pain.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Our family spent three nights in August in this hotel and enjoyed our stay. This hotel is in an excellent location, so combined with a clean room with most amenities, this was exactly what we needed.
There is no AC, but this appears to be the norm for Banff. Also, there is no pool, just a spa/ hot tub, but again this is pretty common for Banff being more of a winter town.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Curitiba, PR
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133 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2012 via mobile

Hotel's highest quality is its location. The rooms are hot and there is no air conditioning web windows are opened the air conditioned machines make to much noise. The internet access, although free is so slow it is impossible to use (it would be mire reasonable to charge and offer a decent access).

  • Stayed July 2012
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Las Pinas
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Reviewed July 26, 2012

Good location close to shops and restaurants. Pleasant and helpful staff. Clean, spacious room with comfortable bed. Value for money - I was pleasantly surprised that it was such a good find. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney
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Reviewed July 25, 2012

I stayed here for four nights in July 2012. I was very surprised at just how good this hotel was - as given the price in comparison to other hotels in the town, I expected to be disappointed. But no way. The room was a great size - two queen size beds, nice sized bathroom - with a bath. Even coffee and tea making facilities. I really couldn't fault this hotel - and would highly recommend it - unless you're set on throwing away $800 per night (summer price) at the Fairmont. Personally I'd say that staying here and visiting the Fairmont for afternoon tea is a much better idea! Great location too.

Room Tip: eat out - restaurant not good. But the location is so great, eating out is almost compulsory.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Orlando, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed July 22, 2012

Bad location across from Safeway store on very busy street corner with noise of shoppers, kids and tour buses all day and night. Beautiful and artistic design features overlying totally dysfunctional engineering aspects-e.g. need two elevators to go from underground garage (with 6-foot, 1-inch vehicle clearance) to 5th-floor--which is really third floor with different number.
Large room with tasteful furnishings and no closet, tiny bath shelf space, no Air conditioning, occasional flushing toilet....
Also features less than mediocre grill that offers 45 minute wait for food to be cooked...all for only about $190 per night.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2012

This past week I stayed at the BI Hotel. Overall, it was an excellent hotel. Customer service was fantastic. The only problem I experienced was controlling the room temperature. In the evening the room temperature, was very high with two fans running. We tried to lower the temperature manually, but the temperature stayed the same. If I return to Banff, I would stay at the Banff International Hotel again!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Elk + Avenue Hotel
Address: 333 Banff Avenue | Box 1040, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B1, 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 Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 33 Hotels in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Elk + Avenue Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 162
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Just a few steps from the quaint streets and ample restaurants, shopping and nightlife of downtown Banff, Elk + Avenue Hotel brings an upscale twist to the classic mountain escape. Whether you're looking for a relaxing après-ski sanctuary or a big night on the town, our contemporary designed rooms pair clean, minimalist design with cozy Rocky Mountain-inspired elements to create the ideal accommodation for exploring the best of Banff. ... more   less 
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Banff International Hotel

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