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Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Ranked #24 of 32 Hotels in Banff
Palm City, Florida, USA
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105 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Love this place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

We booked this property sight unseen through AA, using miles. What a gem! Peaceful, quiet, cozy - could not ask for more.
There was some confusuion about our reservation at check in. Kudos to Emma and James at the front desk for their help. . We had to wait for the manager because it was his day off. the staff could not have been more accomodating and pleasant. We stayed in a loft style the first night, then asked to be moved because of the skylight over the bed. Too much sunlight on a long summer day. Probably ok in the winter. Enjoyed the gym and the trails and the spectacular view. I highly recommend buying firewood and building a fire. The soap and shampoo are top notch. It rained almost the whole time we were there. I asked Emma, at the front desk, if she could find some sunshine. The last day we were there, the sun came out. Thanks, Emma! . I can't say enough good things about this resort! Would definitely come back.

Stayed May 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
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  • Value
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Perth, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the one bedroom wolf condo for 4 nights in May 2013. Would recommended choosing the wolf upgrade for the extra room and full kitchen with new appliances. Very roomy for 2 people, service was excellent and the hotel even has a coin laundry on site. We liked that the resort was located a 5 minute drive out of town, was quiet and we had a lovely view of the mountains from our room. Convenient having parking on site.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Highlight of the early May weekend stay in Banff was the Wolf Condos accomodations. From the floor plan, decor, furniture, amenities and cool wolf prints, it really felt like a home away from home and really wanted to stay longer. Loved the fireplace and firewood delivered to the door. The resort staff was quick to help, courteous and professional. Since the weather was so amazing that weekend, I asked to have dinner on the sun deck outside the resort lobby. The steak sandwich from their onsite restaurant Peppers was tasty. Didn't have time to check out the other amenities however they were popular with the other guests. I prefer to stay away from crowds, so I enjoy the fact the resort is located on the way into town and away from Banff Avenue traffic. Only minus for some folks might be climbing stairs and some rough sidewalks if mobility is an issue. On your next trip to Banff, take the opportunity to check out Banff Rocky Mountain Resort and ask for Wolf Condos availability; it was a comfortable and relaxing stay. I will definitely return!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jewel1691
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Saskatchewan
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48 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

We booked through Expedia for $89. It is not along with all the other motels on Banff Ave. It is by itself to the East on Banff Ave. Even our GPS was fooled . It is quite a walk to downtown , so we took our car to the shopping area. Checkin is quick because we did use Expedia , all they asked for was the credit card we used to book , and within 30 seconds we had directions to our our 8 unit building and checked out the room. Very cozy, clean, with gas fireplace. Could use some newer ammenities, ie furniture , bedding etc , but was just fine. Step outside the door and look out to some beautiful views of gorgeous mountains. Great price , value, and clean. What more could you ask for .

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank yaahoos
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Sherwood Park, Canada
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30 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2013

Stayed here on a Groupon offer. Nice location for us because we were looking for peace and quiet. We take day trips, so close proximity to the highway was good. If you want to be in the heart of it all in the Townsite this place is not so good. We found the staff very friendly and helpful. Our room had obviously been renovated recently and was very nice. Everything pretty much new and very clean. Everything we needed. Kitchen fully equipped for families. Shuttle service worked with our dinner plans. No need to worry about that after dinner drink before driving. There is a restaurant on site that we did not try.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank thedonohues
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26 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

The locations is very good such you are not in town per say surrounded by the bus loads of tourists is more peaceful and at the entrance of Banff what allows you to move around to all other spots in the area... Having said that the units are very small so if you are a big family and believed the six people accommodation legend advertised you will be disappointed specially the appliances in the villas is of extremely poor quality from the toaster to the coffee maker and the DVD Players. I have to say that the staff is very nice and attentive and help you any way they can

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Warman, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 16, 2013

We bought our stay through groupon so therefore it was reasonable... Rooms were clean but old. Old couch.. Old quilt and the pillows we so old had no fill to them... That being said it was quiet, clean and because of the groupon.. Cheap.
The staff were pleasant and helpful.
A huge turn off was the shuttle service availability. Not starting till 11am is rather late. We chose to walk the 30 mins to downtown Banff instead of waiting . However on a couple of occasions when wanting to go back in the evening the van would be too full to accommodate all the guests. I wouldn't be upset if the van was full of paying guests and therefore we had to wait but that was not the case. Staff would catch rides on their off time back to the resort and would get priority over the paying guests. That does not seem right or fair. We got the distinct feeling that the young staff gave priority to their needs above the guests.
Other than that it was a fair experience. If you are looking for five star ...stay in a five star resort and pay the five star rate.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank 91TiGeR91
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Property: Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Address: 1029 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A2, Canada
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 Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#6 Top resorts Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Banff Rocky Mountain Resort 3*
Number of rooms: 171
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Discover the meaning of a mountain getaway at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, a relaxing retreat in the heart of Banff National Park. Ideally set amid eight acres of private parkland and surrounded by the glorious scenery of Canada’s oldest national park, while just minutes from downtown Banff, the Banff Rocky Mountain Resort’s breathtaking location and extensive amenities are certain to provide a casual and memorable stay in the Canadian Rockies. •Indoor 15m swimming pool•Indoor and Outdoor hot tub•171 well appointed rooms with configurations to suit everyone•Mountain Health and Fitness Club with full gym, sauna and massage therapy•Tennis and squash courts•Onsite Laundry Facilities•Free parking and wired or wireless internet access•Complimentary shuttle to downtown Banff. ... more   less 
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