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“Great location, dated room.”
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Homestead Inn
Ranked #23 of 28 Banff B&B and Inns
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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“Great location, dated room.”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Stayed here for a last minute getaway to the mountains. It seemed to be the only hotel/motel with availability at such short notice. The room was spacious but very dated. The couch in our 1 queen bed room we didn't touch because it looked extremely dirty and decades old. The washroom mirror had some sort or brown splatter on one side. We were in a ground floor room and didn't hear much as for noise coming from the back alley or the busy street in front of the room. The location is prime though with downtown just minutes away. I would stay here again as a last resort.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

The rooms are clean, but a bit old-fashioned. The hotel is in the middle of the downtown area, there are enough parking lots and the staff is very friendly. The only downside: if you are not on the top floor, you can hear every footstep of the people in the room above yours. After a terrible night, we asked for a room on the top floor, and the staff was very helpful arranging that.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed August 21, 2013

An affordable stay with friendly service and easily accessible amenities across the street. Parking lot is tight because of bad parking customers and limited lot space. Overall a standard room at a reasonable price.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

After staying here last year while passing through, I chose the Homestead for my extended five night stay in Banff this year. I was not disappointed. I love the location as it is perfect to walk anywhere within town (and yet easy to return to your room throughout the day if needed). Parking availability is great, and it is an easy drive to locations outside of the townsite. On one night of touring I was concerned the parking lot would be full (which was not the case) but the staff assured me I could park across the street at Banff Park Lodge if needed, which was good to know.

I really enjoy the quaint atmosphere of this hotel (including the outside entrance to the room overlooking the "alley"). I also love that I can use the pool facilities at the Banff Park Lodge, and that they remain open until midnight.

All staff was extremely helpful and kind all the time. The evening shift fellow, Peter, even remembered me from last year and was amazing in helping with any of my inquiries. I even left a note for the cleaning staff one day requesting decaf coffee, and they remembered every day after that to leave some for me!

It should be noted that traffic/bar/train noise is present at night, if you leave the windows open for air (as there is no air conditioning). This was not a problem for me at all, but may be noteworthy if that is something you like to avoid while traveling,

I will choose The Homestead Inn for future stays in a heartbeat.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Almere, The Netherlands
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Comfortable , large room, perfect shower, good bed.
Staff at the desk very friendly and helpful, after we mention that the cleaning lady forgot to close the door of our room, we got with no discussion a ticket for a free breakfast.in the hotel at the other side off the street.
Perfect place to stay.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

The only negative is that the room doors are facing what I would call a dingy alley. That does not mean that you need to worry about crime in this small isolated town, on the contrary everyone is friendly. The way it is located allows the lower price. The young lady staffing the desk was a delight, in every way kind and helpful. I guess they are associated with a higher end hotel across the street from the back of the rooms where you can use their spa. We were also given 2 for 1 coupons for a buffet breakfast at that hotel. The quality and varieties of food available at that buffet were nothing short of excellent.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Calabogie, Ontario, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 2, 2013

Cheap and basic, but that is all we needed. Recommend. Nice staff at the front desk and close to town.
Some complaints I see, but you get what you pay for. I would go back. Wish that the pool etc was in the same hotel though.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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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 #23 of 28 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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