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“Amazing Loft space and view” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Ranked #10 of 32 Hotels in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Canmore, Canada
2 reviews
“Amazing Loft space and view”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013

My girlfriend and I just spent a night under an early season stay and ski package and it was amazing. The hotel room had a loft space with a king bed and there was a jacuzzi and fireplace with a beautiful view of the hills.

The staff was really really accommodating at the front desk, restaurant, and on the hills, they really made things comfortable for us. We are definitely going to try and make it back at some point.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Aaron C
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Mark B, Manager at Sunshine Mountain Lodge, responded to this review, December 2, 2013
Hi Aaron C,

We’re so glad that you enjoyed your stay at the Sunshine Mountain Lodge and that the staff was helpful. We hope you’ll come see us again soon.

All the best,

Tanya

Tanya Otis, Manager of Communications, Sunshine Village Ski Resort
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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west coast
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

We got a great deal on a room at sunshine and decided to go spring skiing while in banff np and it was fabulous. We bad a small older room,but we found it highly functional and nice. No complaints at all. We found it quaint. Lodge was great. Staff were great. Everything well run. Food was ok, not fabulous but a 6000 ft i don't expect it to be amazing. Great hot tub outside. Amazing experience to spend a night up there. Very very breathtaking. Skiing was truly amazing and no line ups. Some relly great runs and so much variety . Would go again for sure. Loved it. Spring skiing at its best.

Room Tip: We had a tiny older room and it was great. Newer rooms looked swanky.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 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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1 Thank momandmeVictoria
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High River, Alberta, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Every thing was just fantastic from start to finish.
We checked in at the bottom of the gondola and the Guest Service agent was fast, efficient and very knowledgeable about the hill and the services available on the mountain.
We had an amazing day of power skiing and when we got into our room all our luggage was in our room waiting for us to change into and hit the huge outdoor hot tub. This hot tub is massive and the staff from Chimney Lounge serve you beverages while you soak you tired body.
That evening we hit the Chimney Lounge again and watched sports and had a great meal and once again, great service.
This went on for 3 days!
I live only 2 hours from Sunshine village, but I make sure we spend at least the weekend because it is a real treat to stay up on the mountain at Sunshine Village.
The manager has to be proud of his operation and his staff.

See you soon
Rick

Room Tip: Rooms facing the runs are south facing so you get lots of warm afternoon sun on the deck.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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 Rick B
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Ottawa, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 17, 2013

We had a lovely stay at this hotel mid-April! Such a special experience to stay on the mountain and wake up to a morning full of fresh powder. We were showing friends pics of our trip and recounting the feeling of calm -drifting off to sleep watching the snow falling and the lone light of a groomer climbing into the sky! And the still of a private mountain morning before the rest of the world ascends to take over the village. Logging some serious hot tub time is a must while there as well - panoramic views, snowflakes and a sweet dry sauna after is awesome! It's nice to stay somewhere with an emphasis on the environment as well - reclaimed lumber + rock as well as use of grey water and other details is nice to see in the renovations. It's definitely unique and clear that care has been put into all of the details of one's stay at the lodge

Room Tip: We got a tour- Eagle's Nest has an AMAZING view, our Balcony room had a beautiful view from the...
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  • Stayed April 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 Erin H
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Edmonton
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2013

The staff go above and beyond to make your stay as comfortable as possible. We stayed here with our 11month old toddler, and everyone was so understanding and accommodating of our desire to coveniently ski and yet still be able to still care for our little man well. Could not recommend this option enough for parents of very young children!! Room service was great and most portions were very reasonable. There is an added 18% gratuity on any order, just FYI. Service is outstanding in all departments. Thank you again SO MUCH for the room upgrade, it was VERY appreciated, and we were pleased to impress some friends (that met us on the mountain) with a quick peek at our perfect accommodations, and glowing review of the goodwill shown towards us. I'm sure we will be back soon!

Room Tip: Standish suite was great!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank shiney_traveller
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Raleigh, NC, USA
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14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 15, 2013

I planned to stay at the lodge 4 nights, but I loved it so much that I extended my stay twice. I was there 10 days and I still didn't want to leave!

The mountains are the big attraction. The lodge is so high that we got snow when the rest of Banff was getting rain. A staff member said that spring is usually a good time for snow at Sunshine. There is plenty of terrain. I snowboarded every day and never got tired of the riding or the views.

The friendly, helpful staff made my stay pleasant and worry-free. I lost my phone and they tracked it down and had it sent up from the base village. They don't normally do laundry, but I was in a bind and they happily helped me out. I can't say enough good things about the staff.

There are only two restaurants at the lodge, but they are both good. They are expensive, but I expect that at a ski resort.

The large outdoor hot tub is a good way to heal sore muscles and meet other guests. You can jump into the snow nearby if you get too hot. You can also order drinks from a phone next to the pool. How civilized!

I'm seriously tempted to go back before they close on May 20th.

Room Tip: The West Wing is new and the rooms are attractive and have a great view.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank jeffbnc
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Banff National Park, Canada
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2013

Even if Sunshine Mountain Lodge was not the only ski-in ski-out lodging (and it is) in all of Banff National Park it would still be an absolute unique and wonderful experience. Imagine a) not having to go home after a great day of skiing, b) staying high on the mountain overnight, and c) getting first dibs a good half hour ahead of everyone else ... because you're already there!!! Oh, and then there's an outrageously oversized outdoor hot tub, great food and drinks, great service, pool table, library, fun and games, spa services and fantastic rooms. Can'y enough of the SML experience - or the predictably phenomenal Sunshine Village snow. Seriously, if you haven't been yet, you simply must. This time we took our nephew from Seattle, great for families, romantic getaways, or a pack of friends.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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2 Thank VinderSchroeder
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Property: Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Address: 1 Sunshine Access Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J5, Canada (Formerly Sunshine Village Resort)
Phone Number:
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 Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Banff
#5 Spa Hotel in Banff
#9 Family Hotel in Banff
#12 Romantic Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Sunshine Mountain Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 84
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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