I did a lot of reviewing, as this was our first trip to Banff as Husband and Wife. I decided on this hotel, because of the previous reviews and the price. The location was walking distance to EVERYTHING! No one mentioned in their reviews that there was a Safeway across the street, which was fantastic for lunch and snacks (saves you lots!.) Ricky's all day bar and grill was on site for breakfast, and the food was ok, but so was the price. They had a full menu. We stayed on the main floor, just steps away from the front desk, so it was easy to come and go. We walked the main drag several times. The underground parking lot was great. Asked for a mountain view, and we had a partial view of Sulfer mountain, and safeway. But we just stayed in a regular double queen room. It had a mini fridge, which was great to save some cash on food and drinks!
The only one thing I would recommend, or suggest you do differently then us, would be to request a room on a higher floor, or away from the main streets, as it was rather nosy at night with bar-goers, and in the morning with ski tours/busses leaving. The hotel is older, so the windows are not very forgiving for noise.
I will return to the Banff International Hotel, and I would recommend it to friends!
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Banff International Hotel