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“Worthwhile Experience” 4 of 5 stars
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Banff Inn
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   501 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada   |  
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Ranked #19 of 32 Hotels in Banff
Kfar Saba, Israel
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“Worthwhile Experience”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

We are currently staying at Inns of Banff, Alberta, Canada. The staff is most helpful and courteous. When we had problems booking into Jasper National Park as a continuation of our trip. The staff patiently worked with us to find lodgings in Jasper. But the manager went "The Extra Mile", to provide us with the ability to keep our room, even though we had to extend our stay, because of the difficulty in finding accommodations in Jasper. The rooms are clean, spacious, and very comfortable. The service is superior and the staff most helpful. I highly recommend this hotel. This review is not written by a staff member, but by a person traveling extensively and with much hotel experience.

Would be nice if the price of the hotel included breakfast, as I understand some other area hotels do.

Judith Farris Kfar Saba, Israel

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Mel-Trip43
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Houston, Texas
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

The hotel was comfortable and fine overall. The decor was dated and they could use some new linens and lighting fixtures. We were in a loft room, which the kids thought was cool, but there was almost no room to walk around the edge of the bed to get to the stairs to get to the loft. The spa was surprisingly new and beautiful. It was well appointed and we enjoyed it during our stay. The pizza restaurant was also a pleasant surprise...the prices were fair and the poutine was excellent. The breakfast buffet was average. Overall, this hotel was fine. It was an easy 5 minute walk to all the shops and restaurants on Banff avenue. Besides, who hangs out in their hotel room in Banff anyway. The option of the 3 bed room was nice, especially for a family or for friends there to party.

Room Tip: The loft with 3 queen beds was a nice option
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars
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1 Thank CraftyValentineGirl
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Notts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

Stayed 4 nights as part of a 3 week Rockies and Alaska holiday. About 10 to 15 minutes walk from downtown but regular buses stop close by if you need transport - fare $1 irrespective of length of journey. Hotel, clean, services Ok, room good size with twin double beds and quite comfortable. The pizzeria lounge serves breakfast but this was lacking in variety and quite disappointing. Cannot comment on value for money as hotel cost, including the breakfast was built into our total holiday price. Overall quite a nice hotel, quiet if you want to get away from a busy area. Local wild life sometimes seen near the hotel.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Burlington, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

Been to Banff 10 times. Stayed in this hotel on our last stay. Had a few minor problems and wrote about them in a review on this site. Dan the manager of the hotel emailed me and asked me to remove the poor review and in return he would give my wife and myself a 2 day stay in a king room in the future. Booked our trip to banff in september and emailed Dan for my comp. He told me it was a busy time then and he was booked up for the 2 days in question. On 3 different occations i have called the front desk to inquire about rooms and have been told thet there are plenty of rooms for my request, including 6 king rooms. So Dan this review is not coming down and thank you for your help. I will never be back.

Room Tip: Our room was in back and we had a bus idle outside our window every morning for 15 minutes.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Calgary
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

We stayed at this hotel in May 2013 for a weekend. The location of the hotel is quite good...quick walk to downtown. Therefore close to many restaurants. There is a pizzeria/lounge on the main floor which is quite good. There is free underground parking included.

We stayed in an outside room on the top floor, which is a good location. However it appears the hotel has some renovated rooms and some older rooms. We were staying with our family and had 4 rooms. The 3 rooms that our family stayed in were renovated and were quite nice. Tile and hardwood flooring, granite countertops or new carpeting and tile were included in the newer rooms. However our room was much older and therefore not near as nice. If staying in this hotel again I would ask for a renovated room! Our bathroom looked straight out of 1985 and the carpet was dirty and stained. If I had not seen the other rooms I would likely never book at this hotel again. It almost seems unfair to charge people the same price and some guests get a newer room and others the older rooms. The sheets in the hotel were nice and the pillows were good. The beds are quite firm...I prefer softer, but those aren't common in most hotels.

We did have difficulty sleeping as the guest in the room beside us was quite loud. We phoned the front desk, however their response was that they would do a walk by. We don't believe they did anything about it as we never heard the phone ring or their door open and thus, we just had to wait for the person to go to bed. Then we got the pleasure of hearing them snore. Note that we had an adjoining room ( not sure why we weren't given an adjoining room with our family, but instead were given an adjoining room with a stranger ) and therefore the noise was much more prevalent. Not the hotels fault they are loud, however our room was not very sound proof. Note that our family did not have this issue in their rooms ( not adjoining rooms ).

The sauna, steam room and hot tub are quite nice...not as nice as some other hotels in Banff, but still quite good.

Overall if we got a good deal on this hotel we would return.

Room Tip: Request a non adjoining room .... Unless you need one. The outside rooms have a better view and the...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

Overall, it was a good place to stay. It was clean, there was good service, the rooms are reasonably nice. It's perfect if you're looking to spend the day out and about in Banff/the mountains. There's nothing that stands out as exceptional about it, but you don't need that if you're looking to spend the day out around the town.

We also stayed using a LivingSocial deal... that discount amounted to 50% off and was WELL worth the money. We were very happy with our experience.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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130 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2013

the Banff Inn was lovely about a 10 minute walk into Banff itself. the views were lovely.
the room had air con, tea and coffee making facilities. there was a spa there whih was a beautiful addition with a Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. The bed was very comfortable.
The hotel only does a cold unfelt breakfast so we opted to go to The Keg which was next door and have breakfast thee - not to be missed.
We were in room 106 which was just off reception so we could hear noise at times.
Wifi was free.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Banff Inn
Address: 501 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Banff
#6 Spa Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Banff Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 107
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