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8.6 | Very Good

Banff Boundary Lodge


Well-liked and pet-friendly condo units near Canmore with full kitchen and gas fireplace

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many reviewers found the hotel to be a good value
  • Several guests complimented their spacious and well-equipped rooms
  • The hotel's location, near area attractions, was praised by many
  • Some lodgers complained of noise disturbances during their stay
  • A few guests felt their units needed updated decor and fixtures
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 28, 2014
Located seconds from the Trans-Canada Highway on ramp and a 5-minute drive from Canmore's city centre, the Banff Boundary Lodge is popular with vacationers who prefer condo-style accommodations close to Banff National Park (a 2-minute drive).

This lodge has 42 air-conditioned suites, each offering satellite TV, a DVD player, a hair dryer, free Wi-Fi, a full kitchen, a living room, a gas fireplace, and a dining area. 1 bedroom king suites and 2 bedroom family suites are available, while deluxe suites feature two levels, two bedrooms, and a living room with a sofabed.

Hotel amenities include a hot tub, a barbecue area, a conference room, and guest laundry. Parking is free, pets are permitted for an additional $15 per night, and the hotel does not offer accessible rooms.

Nearby restaurants include Craig's Way Station, Gasthaus Restaurant, and Boston Pizza, which are all within a 6-minute drive southeast of the hotel. Sobey's grocery store is roughly 8 minutes away by car, and shopping is available at Clock Tower Village Mall in Banff (about a 15-minute drive southwest of the hotel).

The Banff Boundary Lodge is located close to several of the area's local attractions. Lake Louise Ski Area and Banff's Mount Norquay (for skiing and snowboarding) are both within a 20-minute drive northeast of the hotel, while the Canmore Nordic Centre can be found approximately 15 minutes south by car. 
Calgary International Airport (YYC) is about a 1 hour and 15-minute drive eastward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on December 12, 2012: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets are permitted for $15 per night, not accessible.

The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's value, rooms, and location.

Many reviewers praised the value of this hotel. They described the rates as very good, inexpensive and unbeatable, and one guest remarked the hotel was "a great place for the price I paid".

The hotel's rooms were a source of many compliments by lodgers. They said their rooms as spacious, clean, modern and well-equipped. Some reviewers enjoyed mountain views.

Many guests were pleased with the hotel's location. These reviewers found the hotel to be close to Banff National Park, downtown Canmore, and Banff townsite. It should be mentioned however, that a few patrons felt the opposite and said the hotel was far from local restaurants and shops, describing a 1-hour walk to Canmore.
The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among them, which included noise transfer and outdated decor and fixtures.

Some guests reported noise disruptions during their stay. They described loud bathrooms fans, traffic noise from the highway, noise from neighbours' footsteps upstairs, and a loud fireplace timer. 

Complaints about outdated decor and fixtures were made by some reviewers. They reported inefficient laundry machines, outdated decor in the bathrooms, poor Wi-Fi signals, and that the carpets needed replacing in some units. It should be mentioned however, that most lodgers were pleased with the condition of their rooms.

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Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 from 358 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 with a 93% recommendation rate from 267 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 3 specialty lodging in Harvie Heights from 106 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent on December 12, 2012: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets are permitted for $15 per night, not accessible.
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
Very Good

Rated 8.6/10 based on 1834 reviews

Ranked #9 out of 35 hotels in Canmore

Map Marker Banff Boundary Lodge
1000 Harvie Heights Road, Canmore, AB