In a town like Banff, it can be tricky to find decent accommodation for under $80/night if on a budget. BVL offers excellent value. I was offered the best online rate as a walk-in. Upon entry, the room was clean and had a smart layout. Real glasses, not plastic. Nice to park the car and walk to local shops, a hop and a skip away. Pros: very clean, great location for walking along the river, shops and restaurants, access to modern pool & steam room facilities next door, free parking, free wifi, in-room fridge & dining table, coffee maker- all you really need. Loved the steam room & pool!
Cons: train noise can be loud at night.
Been staying here for years and have tried many other area hotels with higher cost. What I love about BVL is the quiet location, not being nickel and dimed and having money to spend on other things like eating out and visiting the Whyte Museum.More