Great location! The hotel is located one block away from the main shopping area. There is also a Safeway Grocery Store right across the street for an easy and quick run for snacks.
The rooms were clean and spacious. Also, kudos to the front desk for researching and booking our river rafting trip. They were very helpful.
Unique Quality: No special ammenities other than a small weight room, but you'll be out enjoying the outdoors anyways.
Directions: One block away from all the shops and restaurants on Banff Ave.
Well equipped and conveniently located, this hostel offers recreation packages (ski, rafting, etc).
Unique Quality: Amidst the sometimes outrageous prices that the hotels in Banff charge, this is a nice oasis for the budget traveler. Reservation required though, and can be done via the web.
Directions: On Tunnel Mountain Road
THE BANFF HOTEL but one must reserve well in advance.
There are also camp grounds and Bed and Breakfasr in the park.
Unique Quality: HOT SPRING POOL
Directions: You can't miss it. It is very visible as you arrive in Banff
Anyone recommend a nice bed & breakfast place in Banff. We will be arriving on 30th August 2009, and hope to stay for about 4 nights before travelling on. Margaret
We stayed in Odenthal's Bed & Breakfast and were very satisfied.
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What is your budget?
We have stayed at Buffaloberry Bed and Breakfast; a bit pricey but gorgeous home, comfy beds and extremely knowledgeable owners (they used to work in tourism in Banff). Excellent and generous breakfasts. Easy walk to the centre of town:
If you want to gorgeous mountain view and be located in a quiet area, you can check out Canmore. This B and B is in Canmore and the price is excellent. Good breakfast and charming rooms, but we found the beds to be a bit hard. They said they would be improving that:
This B and B offers excellent value for money, and is located in Canmore. Charming surroundings and the owners are very knowledgeable about the local area. Very comfy beds:
Here is a link to more bed and breakfasts in Banff and surrounding area:
You may find more value for your dollar if you stay in Canmore:
Tourism is hurting right now in the Rockies and you may be able to negotiate deals for summer as well. Have fun!
Thanx Jaap & Helen, will look at what you suggested. We have'nt really thought about a budget, just wanted to see what there was. Last time wes tayed at Aspen Lodge which was really nice, then at Banff International, before moving on. We thought it may be nice to try b & b's this time. Helen you gave me some info last time we came to Canada in 2007, thank you your input is much appreciated. Margaret
You're welcome Margaret.
Generally, accomodation can be cheaper outside of Banff National Park. There's a fairly new hotel called The Juniper which has gorgeous views and not bad prices, they are located near Mt. Norquay, about a 5 minute drive outside of the town of Banff.
I'm seeing a major drop in accomdation rates this winter, and I think it may carry on into the summer if the economy and lack of tourists stays the same. You may get a better deal at a hotel, I would shop around. B and B's are very nice, though, we enjoy them too. The Buffaloberry was extremely nice, and there was quite a bit of privacy, which sometimes you don't get in a b and b.
Thanks Helen, I am checking out the B & B even as I reply to you. Take care, Margaret.
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