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Homestead Inn
Ranked #24 of 33 Banff B&B and Inns
Kent. UK
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Great value”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Have stayed a few times now and come back because I know I can rely on it. Always friendly staff and spotlessly clean. Spacious rooms and comfortable beds.
Is a superb location in Banff; away from the busy main avenue but only a 2 minute walk to get to it for restuarants etc. It is also very close to the Bow River which is lovely to walk along morning and evening. The Homestead is on the road that heads out of Banff to the 1A, handy if driving to the ski resorts at Sunshine, Lake Louise etc.

Only negative is that the walls are thin and I have had noisy neighbours for a night or two!

Overall, well priced for somewhere like Banff and would recommend

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Cairns, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2012

We walked in off the street. Were immediately sorted by a lovely English lass. Paid less than we thought, as we have found travelling through BC, Yukon and Alberta, not to be a cheap experience. From the look of the outside of the Homestead Inn, we thought we would find a pretty basic and tired looking room. This was not the case,The linen was fresh and relatively new, WiFi was fast and easily accessed and the shower was great, heaps a volume a rarity these days. Also we walked down the alleyway into the main street- no having to drive anywhere. The bar next door gave great service and the food wasn't bad, we didn't try the restaurant. Overall Banff was a very pleasant stay. Jacquie and Steven. Australia

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank jacqueline C
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La Crosse, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

The Rooms were clean and modern....not what one might expect from the outside. If we hadn't pre-paid we probably would have moved on. In the end it was better than we expected but still over priced for the accommodations. The staff was nice, it is just a dated facility. We did not shop around in Banff but there has to be a better value.

Room Tip: I have nothing to add. The alley parking does nothing to improve on the ambiance.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Loren B
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BC Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2012

My sister and i stayed here as an overnighter, travelling back to BC. The outside was in immaculate condition. The flowers in the front were quite lovely and the exterior had a rustic charm. As we checked in the woman at the front desk was very friendly and helpful. As was the woman at the front desk as we checked out. We stayed on the main floor of the hotel. The front window faced the main street and buses were parked across at another hotel. So i was concerned about the noise but it did not bother either of us and by sleep time all was quiet. The only problem was the noise from the room above. There must have been a family with small children. There was quite a bit of stomping of feet that disturbed my sister at about 6 a.m. Also the tv reception was quite snowy but i only watched for 2 hours, so it didn't bother me too much. Other than that, the whole stay was terrific and i would recommend anyone to stay there. Fabulous location. Near water for a sunset/sunrise stroll. Shopping just a skip away. Especially cows ice cream shop. Pleasant staff. Beautiful surroundings. What more could you ask for? I hope to get away and stay again, soon.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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grimsby
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

I have got to admit when we pulled up outside i was a little disappointed, mainly built from wood it looked well past its best.
We were given a room on the third floor and the hotel had no lift but we managed.
The room was clean, pleasant and well laid out, the bathroom had everything you needed.
It was situated two streets behind the main street and in a good position to visit the town.
Sleep quality could have good, but all night long you could hear trains whistles every hour and quite loud.
Close by was a small place called Timbers which served a good breakfast.
Adjacent to the hotel was a restaurant called Mellisas which serve good hearty food at a reasonable cost
All in all not a bad hotel except for the train noise

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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88 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012 via mobile

I stayed at the Homestead Inn twice, both in July and August. It was a one night pit stop both times. I couldn't have been happier with this location. It was two streets over from Banff Avenue so walking was a breeze (whether I was heading out to shop, eat, or grab coffee/tea). It is only a short drive to other Banff sites as well. I had a room with a queen bed and it was huge!!!

The staff was super friendly and helpful. Although I was on an upper floor with no elevator, staff helped me carry my bags when I asked. They also gave great recommendations for food.

Loved that I could go across the street to use the pool at the Banff Park Resort, which was open until midnight!!

Be aware that this hotel is located downtown, so night noise is imminent (ie. bar crowds or music). If this type of noise bothers you perhaps this - along with other downtown hotels - won't be for you.

There was no air conditioning, but that is typical of Banff. Closing the curtains during the day kept the sun out, then I opened my window at night...so no big deal.

Only complaint was that during my July stay the coffee pot appeared to be only rinsed, not fully washed. I notified staff and they apologized. This was not a problem in August.

If you want to be able to explore Banff easily on foot this is the place for you!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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308 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

The hotel is fine, we were on a 2 day stopover on a Rockies tour. Staff were friendly , could use facilities at sister hotel, but best of all was the location. Short walk to all the restaurants, bars , shops and attractions of Banff.You could pay more and find better hotels, but not necessary.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank george g
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Property: Homestead Inn
Address: 217 Lynx St., Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A7, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Homestead Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
"Located downtown, Free Parking, Access to Indoor Pool & Jacuzzi across the road at The Banff Park Lodge. Pet Friendly, Non-smoking; Each room is equipped with a small refrigerator, coffee machine, TV, phone and hairdryer." ... more   less 
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