Located near the edge of Banff about a 15-minute walk from downtown, the Fox Hotel & Suites is decorated in a mountain-lodge theme and features a hot pool which replicates the Cave & Basin hot springs. It is popular with guests looking for the feel of a resort hotel and the friendliness of a smaller hotel.
The 100% smoke-free and pet-free hotel has 116 rooms and suites. Basic hotel rooms are not air conditioned and offer one queen or two double beds, plus a single sofabed. All rooms come with a flat-screen TV, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, luxury linens with down duvets and feather mattress toppers and luxury handmade bathroom toiletries.
One-bedroom and two-bedroom suites come with private bedrooms with one king, one queen or two double beds, each with an ensuite bathroom. All suites have an air-conditioned living room, which comes with a double sofabed, and a kitchen nook with a mini-fridge, a microwave, a toaster, a sink, and a dining area. Some two-bedroom suites have balconies facing onto Banff Avenue.
Premium Loft Suites and Premium 1-Bedroom Loft Suites come with a fireplace and balcony. All rooms and suites have a private entrance from the outdoor courtyard and each courtyard level has an outside deck which can be accessed by the hotel's indoor elevator.
The Fox Hotel provides free amenities and cost-saving options: Wi-Fi in all spaces, a continental breakfast with waffle station, heated underground parking, Roam Bus passes for downtown and nearby attractions, and The Best of Banff Discount Booklet, which offers discounts on restaurants and other service providers.
The hotel features an indoor cave-style hot pool, with waterfalls, that is open to the sky. It is a replica of the Cave and Basin's hot springs. A dry sauna and exercise room are attached.
On-site dining is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner at Chili's Grill and Bar.
The hotel is about a 15-minute walk to the restaurants, pubs and shops of Banff's town centre. Banff Upper Hot Springs is about 9 minutes away by car and the Banff Springs Golf Course is about a 6-minute drive from the hotel. Ski shuttles to the area's major ski resorts can be caught in front of Banff Caribou Lodge, about a 2-minute walk from the hotel (confirmed with 2012-2013 schedule). (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Confirmed with a front desk agent on September 27, 2012: the hotel is smoke and pet-free, all balconies face onto Banff Avenue, all rooms open to the outdoor courtyard and each courtyard deck or level can be accessed via the hotel's indoor elevator.