A year ago I gave this hotel a poor review as the rooms were filthy and the service was less than stellar. We returned again this year and to our surprise the room we stayed in had been redecorated and the staff seemed pleased to be there.
The rooms really are gorgeous with new carpeting throughout, a flat screen TV, and a fresh paint job. The room set-up has been adjusted and the bathroom was completely renovated as well. A strong showerhead with new tiles, light fixtures etc is excellent after a long day on the slopes!
I know the hotel has no control over the noise issues but if you're a light sleeper I suggest you get a room on the third floor so you don't have noisy ski boots thumping overhead as early as 6 AM. Bring earplugs though, and sleep shouldn't be a problem.
Some of our colleagues stayed in the terrace rooms, which still haven't been redecorated. We heard from them that the rooms/noise/cleanliness issues haven't been resolved yet.
The skiing in early April was getting a bit slushy at the base and icy on some days at the top.
- 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