We had booked a mountain view room at the Juniper Hotel. When we arrived and checked in to our room, we realized that the mountain view was not the coveted view since the mountain wall was just a few feet in front of our window. We went back to the reception area to see if there were any rooms on the other side of the hotel. For $20 more, we were upgraded to a “valley view” room with an incredible view across Banff which included many mountains. You also get a small patio or balcony on this side allowing you to sit outside and admire the view as the light changes during the day. It was well worth the increase!
The room itself was comfortable with a retro mid-century style. The hotel’s exterior is vaguely Frank Lloyd Wright looking. There are some interesting photos in the main floor hallway of the hotel when it was built in the 1960’s.
The hotel is across the Trans Canada from the town of Banff. We were initially afraid that it might be noisy since it’s right above the highway, but it wasn’t. You do need a car. There are lots of parking lots in Banff so it was not a problem to drive into town for meals or shopping. We loved being away from the crowds!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Juniper Hotel is perched at the base of Mount Norquay overlooking the town of Banff just 2kms away. The hotel's woodland setting and striking views of three iconic mountain ranges provides a National Park atmosphere. This boutique hotel features 52 designer guest rooms, many with balconies or patio walk-outs. Mountain views are available from your guest room, Bistro & Lounge and outdoor hot tub. On-site you will find interpretive displays and artwork of the areas culture and heritage, as well as woodland walking trails, bike rentals, ski storage, hiking maps and activity planning services. Wireless Internet access is complimentary hotel-wide, and the Library also houses a pay-per-minute Internet kiosk. Pets are welcome and must be pre-arranged with the hotel to ensure pet friendly room availability. Smoking is not permitted inside the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Juniper Hotel Banff
- Juniper Lodge Banff