The Banff Inn is in the medium price range for Banff hotels and is ideal for those looking to stay in Banff at a reasonable rate. It is located near the edge of Banff, within a 15-minute walk of downtown.
The 100% smoke-free and pet-free hotel has 99 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites. Standard Rooms have all been renovated (2011-2012) and come with one or two queen beds, cable TV, a coffeemaker, and a hair dryer. Loft suites come with three queen beds, while the honeymoon suite has a king bed plus a jetted tub and a fireplace.
The Banff Inn offers free amenities: Wi-Fi in all spaces, continental breakfast served daily from 7 am to 10 am, and heated underground parking.
Other hotel amenities include a sauna, a steam room and a hot tub. On-site dining and room service is supplied through Carlito's Pizzaria, which is open daily from 5 pm to 11 pm.
The Banff Inn is within a 15-minute walk of the shops and restaurants of Banff's town centre. The ski shuttle to the area's major ski resorts can be accessed at the Banff Caribou Lodge, about a 1-minute walk from the hotel (confirmed with 2012-2013 schedule). Banff Upper Hot Springs and the Banff Gondola are about 9 minutes away by car. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Confirmed with a front desk agent on October 28, 2012: all Standard Rooms have been renovated and the hotel is in the process of renovating some of its other rooms, and the hot tub, steam room and sauna are currently closed until possibly mid-December 2012 for maintenance and renovation.
The Banff Inn was enjoyed by many of its guests who recently reviewed their stay in the online reviews used for this analysis.
Many guests stated that the rooms were clean and the beds were comfortable.
Guests who commented about the staff and their service generally found the staff to be friendly and their service prompt and helpful. Several guests said the check-in process was smooth, quick and efficient.
Carlito's Pizzaria received a lot of compliments from guests who said the service was friendly and efficient, the food was tasty and the atmosphere was pleasing. Many guests enjoyed the free continental breakfast and said that it helped them save time and money.
Although one reviewer said the location was a bit far from downtown, most guests seemed to applaud the hotel's location and said it was close enough to walk to downtown and also close to a local transit stop for guests wishing to ride to town. Many thought the hotel was located in a quiet spot.
Many guests thought the hotel offered good value.
Although most comments were of a positive nature, there were some complaints made by guests in the online guest reviews used for this overview.
Some guests were displeased that the hotel did not provide mini-fridges in their rooms.
Although the hotel is renovating its rooms, there were still some complaints that the rooms were not the most modern.
A couple of reviewers found the pillows uncomfortable or hard, but everyone seemed to agree that the beds were comfortable.
Last of all, a couple of guests found the Wi-Fi and wired internet slow.
ranked this hotel #20 out of 32 properties in Banff, with an average guest rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 152 reviews.
Booking.com guest ratings averaged 7.8 out of 10 from 115 reviews.
Expedia.com guest scores rated this hotel 4.2 out of 5 from 16 reviews.
Confirmed with a front desk agent on October 28, 2012: all Standard Rooms have been renovated and the hotel is in the process of renovating some of its other rooms, and the hot tub, steam room and sauna are currently closed until possibly mid-December for maintenance and renovation.