From Alberta’s southwestern border north into British Columbia, the Canadian Rockies are a network of provincial and national parks that collectively make up a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Banff and Jasper national parks are connected by the Icefields Parkway, one of the most scenic drives in the world. The towns of Canmore, Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper are hubs for adventures including hiking, horseback riding, rafting and wildlife viewing. Accommodation ranges from hotels to mountain lodges.
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4.5 based on 2116 reviews
Located just 20 minutes from Banff National Park in Canmore, Alberta, Blackstone Mountain Lodge adds a dash of urban polish to the untamed spirit of the Canadian Rockies. Behind our grand carriage house entrance an abundance of contemporary surprises awaits. Choose from a beautifully appointed hotel room with two queen beds or choose from luxuriously appointed one, two and three-bedroom suites. A luxuriously appointed 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom penthouse suite is also available, perfect for hosting small receptions or for discerning guests looking for some extra space. All suites feature gourmet kitchens, in suite laundry, flat screen televisions and slate fireplaces with daily housekeeping service. The Blackstone Mountain lodge features a year round outdoor heated pool with two outdoor hot tubs, state-of-the-art fitness center, heated underground parking, meeting and banquet space along with complimentary Wi-Fi throughout the resort. Delight in the unsurpassed comfort and sophistication of Canmore’s finest condo style hotel – an elegant getaway equally suited for family vacations, romantic escapes and group retreats. Find inspiration from your suite’s mountain views. Revel in all of the high-touch amenities you’d expect from a luxury resort. Cozy social areas throughout the lodge create the perfect setting for guests to savor every moment of their alpine-inspired retreat. Tucked into the mountains, our sun-drenched courtyard features hot tubs and BBQ pits with stunning views of the surrounding Rockies. A day at the lodge might consist of nothing more than a morning dip in the pool, a pampering massage in one of our private spa rooms and a stroll into Canmore to explore the charming restaurants, bistros, boutiques and microbreweries of Main Street. If you’re feeling more adventurous, the gates of Banff National Park - and world-class skiing, golf, hiking, biking and sightseeing - are just minutes away. For anything you might like to see or experience – from fly fishing lessons or a round of golf to a family dogsled adventure or whitewater rafting trip on the Kananaskis River – our helpful team of guest service agents are available 24 hours a day to help plan your next unforgettable rocky mountain adventure. For an unparalleled Rocky Mountain vacation, we welcome you to discover the award-winning Blackstone Mountain Lodge for yourself.
Very clean hotel, with all of the needed amenities. We really enjoyed our stay, and would stay again. Only downside was that our room had the option to open to the adjacent rooms and the doors weren't very soundproof. Also be aware the robes aren't free haha there is a hidden sign indicating their cost :)
4.5 based on 6813 reviews
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!
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.
4.5 based on 9083 reviews
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.
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.
4.5 based on 9420 reviews
Surrounded by some of the most breathtaking scenery in the world, the iconic Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise resort is nestled deep within Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enveloped by soaring mountain peaks, the majestic Victoria Glacier and a glistening emerald lake, the natural beauty of this destination permeates every nook of the historic resort - originally built as a base for outdoor enthusiasts and alpinists. The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a year-round luxury resort which specializes in offering extensive Guided Mountain Heritage programs, unparalleled skiing in the winter, exceptional food and beverage experiences and a new spa, The Spa at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Just the best two night stay possible. Scenery stunning, service awesome (particularly restaurant and spa), beds so comfortable. Thank you Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - we will never forget our stay.
4 based on 3394 reviews
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.
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.
4.5 based on 2141 reviews
All-suite luxury condominium resort hotel nestled in the Canadian Rockies. 5-minute drive to Banff National Park. All suites incl. full gourmet kitchen, fireplace, 55" & 32" HDTVs, electronic safe, in-suite laundry & gas BBQ. Outdoor heated pool, hot tub and fitness center. Available Wi-Fi and heated underground parking. Meeting, banquet and reception rooms available. Blackdog Cafe (licensed) open daily serving up light meals, baked goods and specialty coffees.
We stayed here at a VRBO for 4 nights in May 2022. The rooms are really nice and very large. The price was a bit more than I expected but we had stayed here before and liked the hot tub and pool area and knew that the rooms were great. Our room had a few minor items that needed fixing but none were that important and didn't affect our enjoyment. I would stay here again
4 based on 1450 reviews
Tunnel Mountain Resort has everything you need for a perfect Banff vacation. Come get swept away in the majestic beauty of our Canadian Rockies resort. Our 96 unit resort in Banff National Park offers a wide variety of accommodations from luxurious Suites, to Condos and Cabins with kitchens and wood burning fireplaces.
I stayed here for 18 nights and was really pleased with everything about the accommodation. The location is a 5 minute bus ride or 20 min walk into the centre of Banff. You are given a free bus pass to use on the roam bus service which takes you into the centre of Banff . I stayed in a one bedroom ground floor studio apartment . Open plan bedroom / kitchen / dining lounge area . Exceptionally clean with great little kitchen for those wanting to cook their own meals. Unusual to have a full sized fridge/ freezer and cooker oven but great when cooking for 4 . Enjoyed the real fire and free wood was a bonus . Laundry room and gym a plus . Pool looked good but didn’t use as was skiing everyday , The staff were so helpful and nothing was ever too much bother . I asked for extra hangers , baking tray , corkscrew and everything was delivered to my door within minutes . A special shout out to Harri (apologies for spelling ? ) who was on reception . Always smiling , professional and extremely helpful with everything from recommendations to making sure I had everything I needed . A real asset to the company . You could have the room made up , cleaned , fresh linen , towels whenever you requested which was great . Had an issue with noise from other rooms in the evening but this was dealt with very quickly and the issue resolved . Lovely balcony looking over the mountains and perfect spot for seeing wild deer .
3.5 based on 1308 reviews
Discover the meaning of a mountain getaway at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, a relaxing retreat in the heart of Banff National Park. Ideally set amid eight acres of private parkland and surrounded by the glorious scenery of Canada’s oldest national park, while just minutes from downtown Banff, the Banff Rocky Mountain Resort’s breathtaking location and extensive amenities are certain to provide a casual and memorable stay in the Canadian Rockies. Indoor 15m swimming pool • Indoor and Outdoor hot tub • 171 well appointed rooms with configurations to suit everyone • Mountain Health and Fitness Club with full gym • Tennis and squash courts • Onsite Laundry Facilities • Free parking and wireless internet access.
We did a timeshare-exchange into this venue for a week. Our 2-bedroom unit was upstairs and away from resort/road noise, so quiet. We agree with other recent reviews about the resort's condition showing its age and feel sorry for its owners. We used the 3rd floor tub/shower as the 2nd flr shower's grout was nasty, some furniture pieces could use replacing, the laundromat appliances need a good scrubbing and the parking area cries for repaving. That being said, the resort's proximity to the towns of Banff & Canmore, along with all the must-see sights in Banff Park, would incent us to stay here again. Considering the issues (and the complaints it must generate) the staff were amazingly pleasant, engaging and helpful. Although we detest the now-typical extra "resort fee", this place would benefit from adding a slight amount per stay, to help with touch-ups. It has potential to be so much better.
3.5 based on 458 reviews
"Offering stunning views of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, this all-suite hotel in Canmore, Alberta offers comfortable accommodations and relaxing facilities near a variety of activities. The suites at Quality Resort Chateau Canmore feature wet bars, microwaves and stone gas fireplaces. Guests can workout in the full fitness center, then relax in the dry sauna or take a dip in the swimming pool or outdoor hottub! The area surrounding the Quality Resort Chateau Canmore is filled with activities such as skiing, golf and more.
I called to book a room for our 25th Anniversary and Gemma was amazing. I asked her if there was any way she could have flowers ,wine and chocolates in our room before we got there so I could surprise my husband. She had the room perfect and greeted us with a smile and Happy Anniversary. She was amazing.
4 based on 1298 reviews
Experience one of Canada's top wellness resort situated in the heart of the stunning Canadian Rocky Mountains. Not your typical hotel this condo-hotel offers spacious, fully equipped 1, 2 or 3 bedroom apartment style condo units with up to 1700 square feet of luxurious space. Take in the fresh mountain air on your own private balcony or terrace or snuggle beside your slate fireplace. All units feature wine fridges, fully stocked gourmet kitchens, fireplaces, electric bbqs, upgraded Kohler massage showers, complimentary WIFI, heated undergroung parking and more. The best rooms in the Canadian Rockies also provide access to Canmore's only movie theatre where Solara guests enjoy complimentary movies. In 2017 the pool area was renovated and now offers Canmore's largest hot tub. The attached One Wellness Spa offers massage and complimetary gym access to guests.
Understanding that COVID has taken a toll on the hospitality industry, a resort such as Solara should recognize that it means that much more for travellers to once again get out and spend time with family. This trip was planned for our entire family which included 6 adults and 2 kids and we received a unit that was unacceptable. The patio off the living room could fit 2 people and yet we’ve stayed in a premium suite before that should have been the same with a much larger patio for all of us to sit and eat. This is not noted on the website when you book a three bedroom premium suite, pictures show something different. Floors were dirty, garbage was still left behind in the desk, oven was dirty, dishes still in dishwasher for us to put away. Pool is a dump. Theatre was closed. We borrowed bikes and luckily enough we found 2 that had air in the tires, unlike the rest that were flat and all dusty in the back area that guests shouldn’t have to walk through. For what they still charge and what you get, is not appropriate. I’m also shocked that check in was 5, although we got in later than that because of the disorganization and rudeness of the front staff. And then they want you to check out at 10am. $450 well spent? Don't think so. As an Alberta local, I want to support these tourist areas after the last two years, but when you have other choices, they will lose out on repeat stays and won’t be returning again.
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