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A Banff Boutique Inn

9.0 | Excellent
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Cozy 10-room inn with friendly and attentive staff, 5-minute walk from downtown

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, parking and continental breakfast
  • Many guests thought the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • The staff were complimented by many guests for providing excellent customer service
  • Many guests liked that the inn was within walking distance of downtown
  • Some guests enjoyed the continental breakfast
Cons
  • Several guests felt the inn was more of a "glorified hostel"
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 6, 2013
Overview
Boutique Inn Banff is a 5-minute walk from downtown. The inn offers 10 rooms and complimentary continental breakfast, which may make it a good choice for those wanting a bed and breakfast type stay within walking distance of shops and restaurants.

This 100% non-smoking inn offers 10 rooms. Standard rooms include one queen bed, one king bed or one queen and one twin bed. Upgraded rooms may feature an electric fireplace and/or a jetted tub. One-bedroom suites feature a king bed and a separate sitting area. Free Wi-Fi is available in every room.

This hotel and its grounds are available for meetings, retreats, events and weddings. Complimentary continental breakfast is available to all guests.

There are several shops and restaurants in the downtown area, less than 1 km from the inn. Banff Centre, Banff Gondola and Banff Upper Hot Springs can each be reached in 5 minutes by car. Mount Norquay is a 15-minute drive away. The Trans-Canada Highway is a 5-minute drive from the inn and Calgary International Airport (YYC) can be reached in an hour and half by car. (All distance and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the rooms, the staff, the location and the breakfast.

Many guests thought the rooms were very clean, spacious with a good amount of storage space. Some thought the beds were comfortable and that the bathrooms in some rooms were large. Overall, guests felt that the rooms were cozy and "homey with a modern twist".

The staff were complimented by many guests for providing attentive and personable customer service. Guests thought that the staff went above and beyond and had excellent local knowledge.

The location was a highlight for many guests who appreciated being within walking distance of downtown.

Although there was some complaints that the breakfast did not have a very good selection, many guests felt that it was very tasty and filling.
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The Bad
Although the majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive, some negative comments focused on the quality and style of accommodations.

Several guests felt that the inn was more of a "glorified hostel" than an inn. Of those who made this complaint, it seems that most stayed in smaller (less expensive) rooms located in the basement of the inn. These guests felt that their room was dark and cramped with a small or shared bathroom. Lack of soundproofing and creaky floor boards was also a problem for those staying on the lower level.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #7 of 34 B&B and Inns and rated it 4.5 out of 5, based on 151 guest reviews.

Booking.com rated this hotel 9.2 out of 10 based on 72 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Steph J.
Analyzed by Steph J.
Stephanie lives on Vancouver Island, BC, where she enjoys all things West Coast. She has daydreamed about travelling since childhood and has visited over a dozen countries since, but Canada is always at the top of her list.
Guest Reviews
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1 / out of 41
hotels in Banff

Rated 9.0/10 based on 324 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 41 hotels in Banff

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Location
  • Banff Centre (1.2 km)
  • Sunshine Village (14.2 km)
Map Marker A Banff Boutique Inn
121 Cave Avenue Box 1870, Banff, AB