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Well-liked Banff hotel with air conditioning, popular restaurant, mineral pool and day spa

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free bicycle rentals
  • Numerous travellers praised the hotel's helpful and efficient staff
  • Many guests enjoyed the hotel's proximity to downtown and skiing
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable
  • Evergreen Restaurant and Lounge serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service daily
Cons
  • Parking costs $12 per day
  • Some guests found the hotel's rates, restaurant and parking to be overpriced
  • A few lodgers complained of small-sized rooms and noise transfer from the street
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 2, 2014
Overview
Located about a 9-minute walk from Banff's town centre and a 4-minute drive from the nearest Trans-Canada Highway on-ramp in Banff National Park, Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with on-site dining, a spa and wellness centre, meeting/banquet space and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, an in-room safe, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a jetted tub, a sitting area with a sofabed and a fireplace are also available. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Hotel amenities include a mineral pool and hot tub, a steam room, a fitness centre, a spa and wellness centre, three conference rooms, a 24-hour business centre, a garden, free bicycle rentals, laundry services, an elevator, ski storage and on-site dining at Evergreen Restaurant and Lounge, which serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service daily. Parking is an additional $12 per day. Pets are not permitted.

Clocktower Village Mall is about a 4-minute drive away, while Mount Norquay Ski Resort can be found 13 minutes away by car. The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course is roughly an 8-minute drive from the hotel and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is 1-hour and 27-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 26, 2014
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, location, rooms and restaurant.

Many lodgers praised the hotel's staff, characterizing them as friendly, attentive, efficient and helpful with suggestions and recommendations. One patron noted, "The resort staff are very accommodating in providing advice for things to do, places to go and what might work for your day or evening. They are all locally experienced even though they aren't from the area and have good current knowledge and sound advice".

The hotel's location was enjoyed by numerous reviewers. They found it close to downtown Banff, shopping, restaurants, skiing, public transit and highway access.

Several guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped, quiet and cozy, with comfortable beds. A few patrons did complain about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's restaurant was complimented by several travellers, who found it to be fantastic and tasty, with great ambiance and efficient staff.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's value and rooms.

Some guests were disappointed with the hotel's value. They found the room rates, restaurant prices and parking fee to be expensive and overpriced and also felt a free breakfast should have been included in the room rates.

Although several travellers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few lodgers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported dated decor, small-sized rooms and dim lighting, as well as noise transfer from cars and pedestrians late at night.

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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 93% recommendation rate from 714 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #5 of 33 Banff hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 603 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 201 reviews.

The author corresponded with the hotel on May 26, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
8.7
Very Good

Rated 8.7/10 based on 1297 reviews

Ranked #6 out of 41 hotels in Banff

1297
Location
  • Banff Centre (1.2 km)
  • Peyto Lake (87.7 km)
Map Marker Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge
459 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB