Banff Hotels | Places to Stay in Banff

August 5, 2022 Flossie Demartino

Soaring mountains, jewel-colored lakes and pristine wilderness await you in Canada’s first National Park. The irresistible beauty of the landscape invites travelers to immerse themselves in the outdoors all year round — whether hiking through untouched forests and paddling the turquoise lakes in summertime, or skiing the slopes and soaking in the steamy hot springs during the winter. Travelers also enjoy the warm hospitality of Banff or Lake Louise, the region’s charming mountain townships.
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1. Castle Mountain Chalets

Jct Hwy 93s & Banff 1a, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5 Canada
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 501 reviews

Castle Mountain Chalets

Midway between Banff and Lake Louise, in the heart of Banff National Park, you'll find a breathtaking location and the perfect getaway resort - Castle Mountain Chalets. Beautifully designed and furnished individual chalets are where you will relax in this nature lover's paradise.

Cycling the 1A

Reviewed By CarolArmes

Great location to relax, have dinner and enjoy a crackling fire after cycling the 1A Highway! We were able to park our vehicles in the morning, do the cycling loop and then come back to enjoy our quaint cabin in the Rockies.

2. Canalta Lodge

545 Banff Ave #1B5, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5 Canada
Excellent
64%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
3%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 395 reviews

Canalta Lodge

Looking for a place to stay in Banff? Then look no further than Canalta Lodge, a hotel that brings the best of Banff to your doorstep. As your “home away from home,” the hotel rooms offer air conditioning and a refrigerator, and getting online is easy, with free wifi available. Guests have access to a 24 hour front desk, newspaper, and a coffee shop while staying at Canalta Lodge. In addition, the Canalta Lodge Hotel offers a courtyard with hot tubs, free hot breakfast, which will help make your Banff trip additionally gratifying. And, as an added convenience, there is parking available to guests. While staying at Canalta Lodge, visitors can check out Surprise Corner (0.2 mi) and St. Paul's Presbyterian Church (0.7 mi), some of Banff's top attractions. While you’re here, be sure to check out Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, one of the seafood restaurants that can be found in Banff, which is a short distance from Canalta Lodge. If you are interested in exploring Banff, check out one of the natural history museums, such as Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and Banff Park Museum. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Canalta Lodge as you experience everything Banff has to offer.

Good Hotel

Reviewed By _andy_g_packwood

A very good quiet and comfortable stay. Breakfast was included which was a good choice of buffet items. The outside hot tub/fire pit area is very good for a late relax. The hotel is a good walk into the main town area, but is very handy for local buses to town, the Gondola and Miniwanka lake.

3. Moose Hotel and Suites

345 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1H8 Canada
Excellent
68%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1466 reviews

Moose Hotel and Suites

The design of the Moose is Mountain elegance with warm, rich, natural materials. Located a 1 minute walk from the heart of downtown Banff, the Moose Hotel & Suites features 174 air conditioned guests rooms, with a combination of One and Two Bedroom Suites and hotel rooms. Amenities include the Meadow Spa & Pools with 10 treatment rooms and private, outdoor hot pool on the 3rd floor. A bright indoor swimming pool and exercise room on the 4th floor and 2 spectacular outdoor rooftop hot pools with views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, open year round. Dining is available at Pacini Italian Restaurant, featuring gourmet Italian food with unique and authentic flavours and a warm and friendly ambiance.

Wonderful stay

Reviewed By Kathy H

Loved our stay at the Moose! The view was amazing. Staff was helpful and friendly. Centrally located so we could walk to every place in Banff (town). Convenient parking at the hotel. Ended everyday relaxing in the hot tub. Couldn’t have asked for a nicer place to stay!

4. Rimrock Resort Hotel

300 Mountain Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J2 Canada 1 (587) 817-8356
Excellent
62%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 6813 reviews

Rimrock Resort Hotel

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers exceptional views of the Canadian Rockies, fine dining, a luxury spa, along with special accommodation packages to suit your vacation needs. With unmatched style, decor and superb hospitality, the Rimrock Resort Hotel is a very special place to visit for a truly remarkable experience. Enjoy the Canadian Rockies in Rimrock style. You will see the difference!

Staff are well trained - a credit to this hotel

Reviewed By alisonh174

Stayed for two nights while in Banff. Welcoming hotel with very friendly efficient polite staff. We could not fault our stay here. We used room service facility for breakfast, the laundry service and the hotel lobby /bar area for a meal one night and all experiences were first class service. The hotel was very clean and situated across from the hot springs and next door to the gondolas. We would definitely recommend this hotel.

5. Fairmont Banff Springs

405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4 Canada
Excellent
66%
Good
20%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 9083 reviews

Fairmont Banff Springs

Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs resort stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff. This year round luxury resort is styled after a Scottish baronial castle and offers guests spectacular mountain and valley views, a championship golf course during the summer, unparalleled skiing in the winter, and an award-winning European-style spa, the Willow Steam Spa.

Wilderness Walk-Fairmont

Reviewed By SRPDRP

We did the Wilderness Walk with Andrew, and he was absolutely fantastic. He was very knowledgeable, patient with our questions, and great with the kids. We were hesitant to do a hotel activity when there are so many other great things to do here, but this rates among the highest of the trip because of him.

6. Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel & Conference Centre

222 Lynx Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K5 Canada
Excellent
42%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
14%
Poor
5%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 3394 reviews

Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel & Conference Centre

Banff Park Lodge is a full-service resort hotel and conference centre with 211 rooms right in downtown Banff, in the heart of historical Banff National Park. We offer 2 restaurants, lobby bar, indoor pool with Jacuzzi and steam room, exercise facilities, self-serve laundry facilities, indoor parking and we offer Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. Our 211 spacious guest rooms are tastefully decorated and include coffee makers, in-room safe, convenience refrigerator, cable television, clock radio, direct dial telephone and voice mail system, a table with two chairs, large dresser, ample closet space, hair dryer, iron & board, individual climate control and a private balcony or patio.

June 2022 stay

Reviewed By Paul J

Like this location, this room 353, had the heating off the fan on high, could not cool this room below 23 or 24 deg C lucky it was only 15 deg C out side. I will give it another shot beings as it was very good when we got married there.

7. Banff Inn

501 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9 Canada
Excellent
28%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
20%
Poor
4%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 1178 reviews

Banff Inn

See why so many travelers make Banff Inn their hotel of choice when visiting Banff. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. Banff Hotel is a family-friendly hotel offering a flat screen TV and air conditioning in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests. The hotel features a 24 hour front desk and baggage storage. Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Surprise Corner (0.3 mi) and St. Paul's Presbyterian Church (0.5 mi), guests of Banff Inn can easily experience some of Banff's most well known attractions. When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out El Toro Restaurant, which is a Spanish restaurant that is popular with locals and out-of-towners alike. Should time allow, Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum and Banff Park Museum are some popular natural history museums that are relatively easy to get to. We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Banff Inn as you experience all of the things Banff has to offer.

Comfortable bed, helpful front desk staff

Reviewed By JMTWanderers

Comfortable bed and helpful front desk staff. Room wasn’t large but was spotless, We made several requests of front desk staff and they responded with cooperation and efficiency, we would stay here again. Also enjoyed the restaurant, Carlitos.

8. Castle Mountain Chalets

Jct Hwy 93s & Banff 1a, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1B5 Canada
Excellent
61%
Good
25%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
4%
Terrible
3%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 501 reviews

Castle Mountain Chalets

Midway between Banff and Lake Louise, in the heart of Banff National Park, you'll find a breathtaking location and the perfect getaway resort - Castle Mountain Chalets. Beautifully designed and furnished individual chalets are where you will relax in this nature lover's paradise.

Cycling the 1A

Reviewed By CarolArmes

Great location to relax, have dinner and enjoy a crackling fire after cycling the 1A Highway! We were able to park our vehicles in the morning, do the cycling loop and then come back to enjoy our quaint cabin in the Rockies.

9. Banff Aspen Lodge

401 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9 Canada
Excellent
43%
Good
40%
Satisfactory
11%
Poor
4%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2205 reviews

Banff Aspen Lodge

Enjoy a Full Canadian Rockies Breakfast with every stay! A friendly hotel of 89 spacious rooms and a three minute stroll to downtown Banff. Guestrooms have a fresh, modern feel and room rates include our delicious full breakfast, wireless internet and parking. Amenities include two outdoor hot tubs with a fireplace, sauna & steam room, in-room refrigerators, ski bus stop close-by, ski work bench, internet access terminal, laundry facilities($) and terrific staff that provide exceptional service for all of our guests.

Good location and nice hotel

Reviewed By Caroline D

Lovely hotel - modern and clean in a good location on Banff Avenue. Slightly disappointed to be at the back of the hotel with no real view, but the room was lovely and spacious and great shower. My husband was looking forward to his Canadian breakfast so was disappointed to have it substituted for a pack up as the breakfast room is being refurbished. That said it was a plentiful pack up that kept us going all day.

10. Mount Royal Hotel

138 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A7 Canada
Excellent
63%
Good
26%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 952 reviews

Mount Royal Hotel

Our location is prime. We’re in the heart of iconic Banff Avenue, surrounded by top restaurants, shops and nightlife. From here, you’ll also enjoy effortless access to Banff’s world-class natural attractions and year-round adventure activities. And, if you need help planning your itinerary, we’d love to assist. Simply stop by our tour desk. Ski, hike, shop or play, then return for après adventure. Our mountain-chic style and relaxed approach to luxury promise to elevate your Canadian Rockies experience. Post-adventure, head to the rooftop for a soak in one of our outdoor hot tubs. The view from here is next level. Cocktails, craft beer and shareable plates in the Cascade Lounge are another favourite way to après. A full-service restaurant, general store, library and museum—sharing cool historic facts about the legendary Mount Royal and Banff—enhance our guest experience. They have implemented industry-leading distancing and cleaning standards in a partnership with Lysol to keep guests and staff safe.

Pleasant "base-camp" when exploring the Rockies

Reviewed By mskotn238913

Friendly 3 star hotel in Banff - great location in town. Restaurant was under construction during our stay. Friendly staff at reception gave us a twin-bed room instead of a normal room. As travelling with an 17 year old, the normal room seemed too small. Good location to explore the area; Guest Laundry service available.

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