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High Country Inn
Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Banff
Reviewed March 4, 2013

When we first saw the hotel were we a little worried but as I say do not judge a book by its cover. The front desk were great. The room we had was large clean and very well prepared and decorated. The pool larger than most and with views up to the mountains. Two great hot pools and plentiful basic breakfast every morning. Underground free parking,and free WiFi. 5 min walk into town centre. All in all much, much better than we first thought

Room Tip: Try not to stay in rooms closest to the pool and breakfast room.
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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High_Country_Inn, Manager at High Country Inn, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2013

Thank you for your response; we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with the High Country Inn. We would love to have you stay with us again; summer and fall time in Banff is amazing!

Kind Regards,

Kelly-Ann O'Toole
Assistant General Manager

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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Ok, so here's the thing, when you go to a hotel you hope the rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. That's the number one thing. This hotel actually makes the mark. Unfortunately, it doesn't matter how comfy your bed is, if the hotel doesn't / or can't fix the thermostat in your room and you can't sleep because its 30 degrees, then your night is done.
I called to tell them that the temp was brutally hot, they suggested I use the AC. Doesn't make much sense when it's winter out. And it's very noisy. They said they couldn't fix it. The AC was old and wasn't the type to let you sleep, it didn't qualify as white noise.

I was up at least 7 times in the night with the balcony door open to get get fresh cold air in. Why didn't I leave the door open you say? Well I have 2 kids, and it's Friday night in banff, so there are partiers down below in the parking lot, they are waking up the kids with their laughing and yelling and then there is the train and its loud horn as well. Every couple of hours.
So if the door is closed these sounds are not an issue, they muffle them enough, with the door open - very loud and kept startling my children out of their sleep.
So in an effort to help my family sleep, I kept opening
The door.
I did tell the front desk the next day. They didn't seem surprised, but scratched a little note down on a scribbler with many other things on it, (didn't seem important)
I also suggested they NOT rent the unit out until its fixed. They really didn't seem to care.
Unethical to take a persons money for a room they can not comfortably sleep in.
Quite frankly, they should have compensated me for this.
There are so many
Other options in banff, I will not go back unless they were to offer me a replacement night in a room that has temp control working. I'm fairly certain they knew of this problem and just rented out the room anyway. Disappointed.

As for the pool, it would have been average to good. Small pool but fun for the kids, 2 hot tubs, one with 100 and the other at 104. So these are great options. And the pool was a great temp. Not too cold. but the smell of chlorine was so high it was nauseating. Unusually high.
I worked in aquatics for many years, this was suspicious and certainly not a standard.

Lastly the continental was just that.
Toast, bagels, pastry type waffles- dry.
Cereals- fruit loops, rice crispies, corn flakes, granola, big bowl of yogurt, and apples, bananas.

Banff and Canmore have so many other options. You should go elsewhere, it seems that a good night sleep is not important To this hotel. For if it was they would have fixed the Problem or moved us, and if these options were not available, compensation would be next.
If you have to make sure the Room is functional before staying there , that's not your job as the customer who has paid.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed January 3, 2013

I was very happy with our room, the cleanliness of the hotel and the staff. We were in one of the honeymoon suites and would definitely book and stay there again. The jacuzzi tub was HUGE, the kingsize bed was SUPER comfy and the room was maintained daily. Even when we had our "do no disturb" sign up until 3, then went out for a bit, we came back to a tidied room, which was unexpected as they were done for the day. The room had a mini fridge and a microwave, which were both utilized, and on diffenrent days I had asked for some cups and plates which were brought up almost immediately. The only thing that was a bit disappointing was the "deluxe" continental breakfast, with that name I had expected eggs and bacon. It is more just canteen style, basic items, but overall, satisfied all around :)

Room Tip: The honeymoon suites have a distorted glass window looking from the bed into the shower, so if you...
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: September 2017, traveled as a couple
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  • Stayed: August 2017, traveled with family
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Stayed: August 2017, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: July 2017, traveled with family
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Address: 419 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A7, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Banff
Price Range: $102 - $319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — High Country Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 70
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Found within the mountain town of Banff, sitting alongside the majestic Rocky Mountains is the High Country Inn, where leisure and comfort is of the utmost importance. From relaxing in our pool, hot tub, or traditional dry cedar sauna to dining at Ticino Swiss-Italian Restaurant, guests staying at the High Country Inn will find an array of luxurious and family-friendly lodging amenities designed to help make their stay exceptional. ... more   less 
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