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Review of Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

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Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
Ranked #13 of 32 Hotels in Banff
Port Coquitlam, Canada
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89 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Interesting place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Stayed here for my birthday weekend with my boyfriend. Little bit of a walk to all the shops, but do-able. The front desk clerk that checked us in wasn't very friendly, but check out was much better.

Room was nice, really dated though but was very clean. The bathroom was a little more updated than the room itself. The duvet was terrible but the beds were comfortable. The KEG is in the lobby and has a good breakfast.

Only downside is that the doors are so thin you can hear EVERYTHING in the halls. Was woken up several times on Saturday in the middle of the night from people rough housing in the hallways, and little kids in the morning leaving with their parents.

I would stay here again, but would ask for a room far away from the elevator.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My daughter and I went to Banff for a weekend away. The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful and the massages at the spa were great. Front desk staff at check-in were great and informed us that our room rate had dropped since we booked so that was a great start to our weekend.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

We were booked in as part of our Rocky Mountaineer trip. What a lovely hotel! Very friendly and helpful staff, lovely clean rooms, wonderful hot tub and spa. Caught the bus in to Banff (given free pass by hotel) but walked back as not far. Breakfast very good although service a little on the slow side. Would definitely stay again, highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2013
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We originally booked into Caribou Lodge & Spa for a single night but ended up staying four making it our base while touring the Rockies. Having checked in we requested an upgrade to a balcony room to which they obliged free of charge. The rooms are nicely decorated and the beds amazingly comfortable. The complementary spa pool, although small is very relaxing. The Keg restaurant within the hotel serves very good full English breakfasts as well as great evening dinners, the "baseball top sirloin" is superb. We would definitely recommend this hotel.and look forward to a return visit.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Calgary
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143 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

We were traveling through the Rockies and decided to stop in Banff during a crushingly cold storm. Went online and found the Lodge site. Real easy to book a room for my wife and I. We arrived and were warmed by the great mountain lodge lobby and numerous greetings by staff as we headed to check in. Check in was quick. Simple overview of the hotel and amenities. We were in our room within 5 minutes of checking in. Heated underground parking was a bonus even for my truck.
The room was perfect. Overlooking the rear wooded park and quiet residential area. Clean, warm, nicely decorated. Well done BCL. Thanks for a great stay.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Regina
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47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

Stayed here with the girlfriend on the Rememberance day long weekend and the trip itself was a last minute decision. Rate was fair considering it was a busy weekend and a lot of other places were booked up.

The hotel itself was on the outer part of Banff and to walk to downtown took a few minutes. Check in went smoothly and they give free underground parking which is a bonus. The parking itself was kind of cramped but was acceptable. The hallways smell like campfire and baked potatoes which was great at first, but after 2 days started to give us a headache.

Our room was situated on the 4th floor with a nice view of the main street. The windows opened and the area was nice and quiet, not a peep from our neighbors. The room was super clean and well appointed.

The bed was kind of lumpy and we woke up several times during the night.

The keg in the hotel was a bit of a disappointment, not from a service point of view but the food was lacking, as well as the atmosphere. But thats a different review.

We did not interact with the staff much, other than the front desk when checking in and getting an internet password. But they were quite friendly.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

This hotel is beautiful! The room was comfortable and it's nice to have The Keg restaurant right in the hotel. My father was very impressed with the lobby and happy to see a nice wood fire. It is also great to have access to an interior parking as finding parking in Banff is not always an easy thing to do.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa
Address: 521 Banff Avenue | Box 1070, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Banff
#7 Business Hotel in Banff
#10 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#11 Family Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa 3.5*
Number of rooms: 190
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Banff Caribou Lodge is centrally located on Banff Avenue, Banff's main street. It offers the Keg Restaurant, Red Earth Spa (a full service spa), free underground parking, free wifi, fitness room, hot pool and steam room. This lodge type accommodation has a large and inviting lobby to greet you to Banff. Enjoy your stay. ... more   less 
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