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“Rustic and Romantic” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Hidden Ridge Resort
Ranked #12 of 32 Hotels in Banff
Certificate of Excellence
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
110 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Rustic and Romantic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

My wife and I just spent four nights here (feb1-4/2013)
Nice little get away , we'll equipped kitchens , great wood burning fireplaces and a great view from a King suite with the hot tub on the balcony . We wanted a quiet place to kick back and enjoy each other and do a little dining and clubbing in banff . We took in the spa at the Fairmont hotel , that was a great experience . The staff at hidden ridge were accommodating and didn't bother us at all . The places were clean , but looking a little worn . Thanks to the staff , we enjoyed ourselves .

Room Tip: King loft suite was great , but pricey .
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank sunworshippers42
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Calgary
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37 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

We spent 3 nights with our kids and grandkids over Christmas. We rented the 1 deluxe bedroom with loft.We had enough space for all of us ( 5 adults & 2 little kids); however the sofa bed was extremely uncomfortable.The location is excellent with a bus stop at your door step to get you to the centre of Banff and the resort provides a free pass for all the guests for the lenght of your stay. The heated underground garage was very much appreciated. The hot pools are excellent with the best view of the rockies. The service was excellent. We highly recommend this resort however we have to mention that we had an issue with the fireplace. This type of unit is located above another unit and the firplaces are connected which caused us to be smoked in as soon as the people beneat us started their fireplace. The fireplace trap didn't close properly. We were then offered 2 suggestions: either to constantly use the fireplace or to block it completely. We chose to block it. When we checked out we mentioned our disappointment about the fireplace and we were told that they know about the problem which happens when the temperature is very cold. They should try to solve the problem or advise people once they check in to avoid having to open the windows at -25 degrees to get rid of the smoke and the smell.

Room Tip: Ask about the fireplace.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank GinetteandMichel
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HiddenRidge, General Manager at Hidden Ridge Resort, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for the review. We are happy you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your kind words. The fireplace issue is a complex one and not one we encounter often. I can understand how it can impact the quality of your stay. Every unit of the resort has a wood burning fireplace. None of the chimneys are connected though some room types have venting caps in close proximity to one another. Depending on wind, weather and barometric pressure, we can have a room that gets smoky due to fires a neighbouring room is having. Rest assured that we have cleaning done as recommended by the National Fire Protection Association and that we are working on options for prevention of this issue. As recently as last December, we consulted an expert to provide us with possible options. Even the expert is unable to provide a conclusive solution other than refurbishing the entire hotel with gas burning fireplaces, which, based on our guests' appreciation of the rustic and homey nature of having wood burning fireplaces, is unlikely to occur and we have yet to action anything. I encourage you to touch base with me, Peter, before your next stay at the resort and I can elaborate on our progress further.
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Brandon, Canada
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43 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

I spent 3 nights at Hidden Ridge with my daughter on a ski trip. Our suite was a one bedroom condo that consisted of a living area with fireplace open to a small kitchen. There were two queen beds in the bedroom.
I had high expectations of Hidden Ridge considering the reviews on trip advisor. Many aspects of Hidden Ridge met or exceeded my hopes while other aspects fell short.

The things that met or exceeded my expectations were:
The location was quiet and away from the hustle and bustle of Banff.
The resort was well managed and staff were helpful and friendly.
There are many extras such as the BBQs and fireplace that made things more enjoyable.
We had a deer on our doorstep every morning.
The hot tub is large, hot and had and excellent view.
Value for money.

Things that fell short:
The carpet was worn and looked tattered.
The bed was uncomfortable.
Our room was next to the parking garage and every time the door opened/closed it was noisy.
Our room was at the far end of the resort so it was a long cold walk back from the hot tub.

I suspect we will stay at Hidden Ridge again when we are in Banff.

Room Tip: Ask for a room close to the lobby/hot tub. Ask for a room away from the parking garage door.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Stan C
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HiddenRidge, General Manager at Hidden Ridge Resort, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Thank you for the review Stan C, we are happy you decided to stay with us at the HIdden Ridge again and that your stay was better reviewed this time around. Your first review was 'average', your second review was 'very good' and we aim to make your third review 'excellent'! I'd like to note that we are still in a carpet renewal project at the resort and the unit you stayed in is earmarked to have new carpet installed at some point soon. In that particular room type, 8 out of 18 rooms have been completed. We'll be sure to have you in one that has been done next time. Unfortunately, none of the deluxe one bedroom condos with two queen beds (the room type you stayed in this time around) are very close to the hot tub. Our houseman would be happy to offer you rides back to your room with the assistance of one of our trusty golf carts. Thanks again for the review Stan C and we will 'wow' you next time!
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Hampshire
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97 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

Whilst there are many good holiday condos in the Banff area, the staff at Hidden Ridge make this property outstanding. Nothing is too much trouble for them.
The rooms are comfortable and the huge hot tub is a plus.
I will be back again!

Room Tip: Two floor condos are worth the extra money.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank AitchHW
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Brisbane, Australia
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10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

My husband and I arrived for a week at Hidden Ridge over Christmas. Check in was nice and smooth and we were given some information about Banff and our free bus pass for the week.
We were in room 107 which was a lower level room that overlooks the valley. The room had a separate bedroom, kitchen and lounge area, more than enough room for the two of us. The bathroom was also a good size. When we arrived there was a supply of kindling and firewood for the fireplace. When we needed more we called into reception on the way in or out and it was delivered to our room.
There were deer that walked around the property which was a real treat to see. We didn't have a car, there is no way we would have driven with all the ice and snow on the roads, we're just not used to those conditions. We used the bus regularly. Only takes about 5 minutes to get in to town and whilst they only come every 40 minutes it never seemed like we had to wait too long we just did a bit of planning as to when we wanted to leave Hidden Ridge or town.
In town we went to Safeway and bought some supplies to cook breakfasts and for a Christmas Day bbq. We needed a pan to cook some eggs in so just went to reception and they gave us one. There was also plenty of equipment to cook on the bbq.
Needless to say it was freezing at this time of year and being from Australia we were not used to these types of temperatures at all. But the scenery was worth it and I'm glad we stayed at Hidden Ridge and not in town as we had plenty of open space to play in the snow and attempt to build a snowman.
The spa and pool area was lovely and the water in the spa was nice and hot. Getting out was the hard part as it was so cold but it was worth it.
There's a nice reception area with a large fire place. They also had coffee and hot chocolate available. We would inside here sometimes when waiting for the bus or a tour shuttle to pick us up so we could stay out of the cold.
The property as a whole is very nice and the service was very good. We would love to return to stay here in the future.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Poochie71
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

My wife and I managed a weekend getaway. Simply put, it was fantastic. From the great staff to the magnificent views from the hot tub, our stay couldn't have been better...well, maybe if it was a little longer. I'd highly recommend the hotel to anyone, specifically the Premier King Jacuzzi Condo. The personal hot tub was a nice touch after a day of skiing. It is a little off the beaten track but well within the reach of all amenities which was exactly what we were looking for. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Jake M
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Prince Albert, Canada
Level Contributor
23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

Our family enjoyed a winter vacation at Hidden Ridge Feb 2012... Our children each brought a friend and when we arrived we were pleasently surprised to have been upgraded at no extra cost to a town house that had a loft area with two beds and a second bathroom. The main level had a bedroom with a queen size bed, there was a kitchen with fridge, stove, microwave and dishwasher and a table for 6 people. the living room that was connected had a big screen tv with couch and coffee table. there was plenty of room for all 6 of us in this suite.There is also a wood burning fireplace that we used every night and the free firewood is just in the underground parking area.

our balcony was located on the back of the proerty and faced the forest where daily the deer would venture up looking for food and would eat right out of your hands. This was incredible!!!

the main lobby area had a very nice wood burning fireplace with lounge area to sit and relax to enjoy the complimentary coffee, tea or hot chocolate before or after the sok in the adjoining hot tubs. One hot tub was very hot and the other much cooler depending on your prefernce there was one for everybody to enjoy. There are complimentary dvds for you to enjoy in the evening just a quik check out system with the front desk staff.

No need to take your vehicle into town with you as there was a bus stop right in front of the property that you could catch for free. this is a bonus as there is always a demand for parking spots in town and can be a pain trying to find something close enough to where you want to be anyways.

We will for sure return to Hidden Ridge for our next family vacation to Bannf and would highly reccomend to our family & friends.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank Jenny W
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Additional Information about Hidden Ridge Resort

Property: Hidden Ridge Resort
Address: 901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#4 Family Hotel in Banff
#4 Business Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hidden Ridge Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 107
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Tucked away on Tunnel Mountain, Hidden Ridge Resort is quiet and secluded with some of the most spectacular views in Banff and the Canadian Rockies. The modern condos feature wood burning fireplaces, full kitchens and patios or balconies. Take a stroll along one of the many hiking trails around Tunnel Mountain that start outside your door. The tranquil and secluded setting makes it one of Banff's best-kept secrets. Only a mile from downtown area. ... more   less 
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