We just returned from one night at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge. We stayed in the lowest category of rooms, a basic waterfall view room with one queen bed. The bed was very comfortable but the room was small. This was not a problem for us, but others might want more space. The price was high. This might be because we stayed between Christmas and New Years. You definitely pay for the location and the convenience of staying on the hill.
We ate at the restaurant at the hotel, not the fine dining restaurant but the more basic one. My meal (tenderloin) was very good but my husband ordered the buffalo burger which was mediocre and poorly presented. The service was poor too. Our waiter took our orders and then about 30 minutes later came back to say that what I ordered was not available. Therefore I had to order something else and we waited again for our meals to come. When my husband asked for the dip that was supposed to come with his sweet potato fries, the waiter did not bring it for another 20 minutes. If he had waited for it, his fries would have been cold.
Our wing (5th floor in the older section of the hotel) was nice and quiet so we had a good sleep.
There were lots of things for families with young children to do (sledding, movie night, campfire) but we did not do these things because we did not have our children with us.
We had a nice stay and would do it more often if the price was more reasonable (we paid about $400 including taxes for one night). I know that they are the only mountain accommodation on the hill but it is hard to justify the cost when you can stay in banff 20 minutes away for less than half the price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The best kept secret in the Canadian Rockies is located at 7,200 feet in Canada’s oldest and most famous National Park, Banff National Park. The Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers incredible comfort, luxury and convenience. Experience the anticipation of fresh tracks as you catch the first chairlift after waking just steps from the only ski-in, ski-out accommodations in Alberta. Sunshine Village’s professional and friendly staff take care of all the details allowing you to do what you do best; whether it’s skiing Sunshine’s world famous snow, relaxing in the hot pool and spa or dining at one of the Lodge’s casual or elegant venues. When you are done enjoying your “best day ever!” relax by immersing yourself in the peacefulness and tranquility of undisturbed nature of our village. Afterwards, delight in the accommodations of the enhanced West Wing suites that offer heated floors, jetted tubs, floor-to-ceiling windows and fireplaces offering cozy entertainment to send you to sleep. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sunshine Mountain Hotel Banff
- Sunshine Mountain Resort
- Sunshine Village Inn