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King Edward Hotel Banff

King Edward Hotel Banff is a 2 star hotel in Banff, Alberta, Canada 137 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB, Canada
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$200
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Guests said this hotel was basic and outdated, but had friendly staff, in the heart of downtown

Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
  • Many guests liked the downtown location
  • The staff were complimented by many guests
  • Some guests thought the rooms were clean and functional
Cons 
  • Some guests complained of noise from the busy downtown area
  • Many guests felt the hotel was basic, old and rundown

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Mar 6, 2013
Overview
King Edward Hotel Banff was built in 1904 and is located in the heart of downtown, which may make it a good choice for those wanting to be within close walking distance of shops, restaurants and bars.

This 100% non-smoking hotel offers 21 rooms over two floors. Standard room features include a TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer, air conditioning and either one queen bed, one king bed or two twin beds. Upgraded rooms feature a king or queen bed and a sofabed or a king bed and two twin beds. Iron and ironing boards are available upon request. Free Wi-Fi and local calls are available in every room. Pets are not allowed.

Amenities at this hotel include an ATM and currency exchange in the lobby. Free public parking is available in the area surrounding the hotel and a private, heated underground parking lot is also available for $5 a day (must be reserved).

Banff Centre is a 5-minute drive away while Banff Gondola and Banff Upper Hot Springs can be reached in 10 minutes by car. Mount Norquay is a 15-minute drive away. The Trans-Canada Highway is a 5-minute drive from the hotel and Calgary International Airport (YYC) can be reached in an hour and half by car. (All distance and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by hotel staff on February 27, 2013: 100% non-smoking, no on-site amenities, free public parking is available in the area surrounding the hotel and private secured, heated underground parking is also available for $5 a day (must be reserved).
The Good
Many reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the location, the staff and the rooms.

The downtown location was a highlight for many guests who enjoyed being right in the heart of Banff's dining and shopping district. Guests liked that there were many shops, restaurants and bars within walking distance of the hotel.

The staff were complimented by many guests for being friendly and accommodating. Guests also felt that the staff were quick to address problems or requests.

Although many guests felt the rooms were rundown and outdated, some said that they were clean and functional with a mini-fridge and flat screen TV.

The Bad
Although many reviews used for this analysis were positive, a large portion of negative reviews focused on noise and the hotel's need for upgrades and maintenance.

Some guests were disturbed by noise from people and traffic on the street, particularly later at night or on the weekends when people were out partying at neighbouring bars.

Many guests felt that the hotel was basic, rundown and had little in the way of on-site amenities. The rooms were described as small, with small windows and old, worn towels and linens. Although some guests felt the rooms were clean, there were several complaints of mouldy bathrooms and stained carpets and walls. Several guests also claimed the room they stayed in was infested with bed bugs.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #29 out of 34 hotels and rated it 3 out of 5 based on 66 guest reviews.

Booking.com rated this hotel 7.4 out of 10 based on 114 guest reviews.

Hotels.com rated this hotel 3.4 out of 5 based on 142 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 27, 2013 to verify some information.

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
6.4
Fair

#39 out of 42
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 6.4 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 136
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

King Edward Hotel Banff is #39 out of 42 hotels in Banff ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Aman from Calgary, AB CA rated King Edward Hotel Banff 8 out of 10 on April 26, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Erin from Calgary, AB CA rated King Edward Hotel Banff 8 out of 10 on March 29, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great price and location"
"Liked the hotel a lot. The hotel was at the perfect location. Close to many restaurants and activities. The hotel had no air conditioning so the first night was incredibly warm. Also, very early in the morning the chatter on the cleaning ladies walkie talkie was not the wake up call I wanted. The other workers were making jokes and talking unnecessarily. Other than that incident, I would for sure stay at the King Eddie again."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Alison from Calgary, AB CA rated King Edward Hotel Banff 7 out of 10 on October 07, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"GOOD BANG FOR YOUR BUCK"
"Ok, this isn't the ritz but you know what ... for us that come to Banff for a quick get-away and to have some fun with friends, it is just fine! The room was small and not a lot of extras but it was clean and the bed was comfy :). The only complaint we had was that housekeeping started vacuuming at 0945 ... which is fairly early when you HAVE A GREAT TIME in Banff the night before."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest rated King Edward Hotel Banff on June 18, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Arthur from Toronto, ON CA rated King Edward Hotel Banff 10 out of 10 on June 01, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The best place to Stay while in Banff Alberta."
"I stayed in the old King edward in the 70s and again now, staff are friendly and rooms are wlll be back."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Andrea from Edmonton, AB CA rated King Edward Hotel Banff 7 out of 10 on May 24, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Historical"
"I liked staying in this hotel, it was established in 1904. And it was like I was going back in time and being part of history!!"

Map
Hotel Address: 137 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB, Canada
This Hotel is in...
Downtown Banff
Nearby cities...
Harvie Heights (14.6 km)
Canmore (19.1 km)
Castle Junction (25.5 km)
Dead Mans Flats (27.0 km)
Morley (38.4 km)
This Hotel is Near...
Banff Centre (0.9 km)
Peyto Lake (87.8 km)
Sunshine Village (14.8 km)

Amenities

  • High-speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Concierge
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Hiking
  • Photocopier
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Luggage Storage
  • Vending Machines
  • Family Room

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