This is a dream escape - from the lobby to the room to breakfast!
We booked a room for New Years Eve through Hotels.com in early December. It was one of the last rooms available to accommodate 4 people. This is a pricey hotel (less than the Banff Springs), but worth the expense if you can split the cost. During peak times this hotel is recommended.
The Lobby has an old world classic charm - dark wood, large chairs and windows with oversized flower decorations. Nothing overdone - perfect scale. We arrived early and was soon taken to our room. The room was beautifully decorated with breathtaking views of the mountains and forest. Sunrise was spectacular. The room was well equipped with all the modern luxuries. Unfortunately wifi came at an extra cost! Parking (at an extra $16) was easy and close to the hotel entrance ways.
We enjoyed some time in the very large indoor hot tub and pool. Don't take towels - there are plenty at the pool. Showers and bathrooms are neat and clean. This area also has a spa and gym. If you stay on the west side of the building, know that the spa area is located on the very far east side!
The reception/concierge was very helpful with hints for the New Years Eve transit/taxi options. Even the bellboy gave us some tips! I'd recommend using the free (with your room card) public bus to get to downtown Banff. Very convenient, clean and safe and stops right in front of the hotel. It runs till around 11:30pm.
The next morning we went for breakfast - what a delight. Very affordable and probably one of the best in the Banff hotel scene. Our server was very professional and made our time in the dining room refreshing. I would recommend breakfast here, even if you are not a guest!! Btw don't forget that you get coffee on the go (in the most convenient recyclable cups Ive come across lately) before you leave.
The hotel is walking distance from the Banff Upper Hot Springs and gondola. I could recommend this hotel for anyone looking for a relaxing classy atmosphere for a special event.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, a luxury spa, along with special accommodation packages to suit your vacation needs. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience. Enjoy the Canadian Rockies in Rimrock style. You will see the difference! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Rimrock Hotel Banff
- Rimrock Resort Banff
- Banff Rimrock Hotel