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Pet-friendly Kananaskis resort hotel with outdoor activities, indoor pool and restaurants  

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, surface parking nearby
  • Many guests found the staff exceptional
  • Guests found the views stunning
  • Many enjoyed the family- and pet-friendly atmosphere of the hotel
  • Guests loved the location for its scenery, wildlife, hiking and walking trails
  • Many enjoyed meals on site
  • Guests rated Wi-Fi as very good
Cons
  • Heated underground parking is $15 and valet parking is $20 per day
  • A few guests said the property is dated and needs a reno
  • Some felt room and restaurant prices were too high
  • Unrenovated rooms do not currently have air conditioning
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Internet
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 19, 2015
Overview
The Delta Lodge offers a family-friendly resort with well-maintained trails and many year-round outdoor activities which include skiing and golfing less than a 10-minute drive away.

The property has 412 smoke-free units located in three separate buildings over 3 floors. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, a 37" flat screen TV with cable and pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a tea kettle, a mini-fridge, a desk with chair, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, bathrobes, mountain views and windows that open. Rooms are furnished with 1, 2 or 3 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a sofabed, a fireplace, a 1-person jetted tub, a 2-person jacuzzi, a separate bedroom, a second bathroom, a second TV, a 2-level suite with loft bedroom, a sofa and oversized chair, a table with 8 chairs, iPod docks, a balcony and air conditioning. Accessible rooms are available.

Club Level rooms also offer 24-hour lounge access with an honour bar, free alcoholic beverages, free continental breakfast, free evening appetizers and evening turndown service.

Heated underground parking is available on site for $15 per night. Valet parking is $20 per night. Free off-site surface parking is available nearby. Electric car charging is free. Pets are welcome for $35 per stay. 

This property offers six on-site dining options: Obsessions Cafe and Deli, Bighorn Lounge (dinner), Grappa (Italian-dinner), Woody's Pub (lunch, dinner, patio, billiards), the Fireweed Grill (breakfast, lunch, dinner) and Seasons Steakhouse (dinner). Room service is available from 7 am to 11 pm.

Hotel amenities include an indoor saltwater pool, an indoor/outdoor hot tub, a dry sauna, a steam room and a fitness centre, a day spa, a business centre, babysitting service, concierge services, dry cleaning, vending machines, free newspapers, elevators, safe deposit boxes, meeting, conference and banquet facilities. 

Guests will also find access to the Children's Creative Centre (games, activities, movies), a playground, tennis courts, basketball, a baseball diamond, hiking, horseback riding, mountain biking, fat tire biking, canoeing, white water rafting, hockey, cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, tobogganing, ice skating and outdoor fireplaces.

Kananaskis Trail (Highway 40) is a 5-minute drive from the lodge, while the Trans-Canada Highway can be reached in 20 minutes. The town of Canmore is a 45-minute drive away, while the Banff town centre is 60 minutes away by car. Skiing at Nakiska Mountain Resort is about a 7-minute drive away and guests will find golfing at Kananaskis Country Golf Course a 9-minute drive away. Calgary International Airport (YYC) is about 1 hour and 15 minutes away by car. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on December 16, 2015: pet fee, indoor/outdoor hot tub, Children's Creative Centre is accessed by room key and offers games, activities and a movie night
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The Good
This property was well loved for its beautiful scenery, walking, biking and hiking trails and for the wonderful staff who made it all happen.

Guests were usually pleased with the rooms which (although due for a 2016 renovation) were cozy and comfortable, some with fireplaces, balconies and separate bedrooms and all with a mini-fridge for chilling drinks. (Club Floor rooms were already renovated.)

Some said this was the perfect place for family and pets as there was so much to do on site to stay entertained and the staff were so very friendly. Guests used words like wonderful, fantastic and super helpful to describe the staff.

Many enjoyed meals with attentive service on site. One guest put it well, "The food in all the restaurants was excellent and the dishes creatively and flavorfully prepared." And another provided a little more information, "The meals were tasty and accommodated our gluten-free needs seamlessly." Yet another said, "We were impressed with how accommodating the staff were, particularly the restaurant staff who easily changed up a meal to accommodate our children's tastes."
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The Bad
Some guests were not as thrilled about the hotel and these usually complained about the dated condition of the hotel, the room rates and the on-site dining.

Several guests complained about a lack of air conditioning in their (not renovated) rooms. Although it usually doesn't get that hot in the mountains, some guests said their rooms were too warm in the summer months. (Renovated rooms within the Signature Club section which includes ModeClub, lofts and suites are currently air conditioned and the hotel says they are continuing to renovate.)

Guests who were displeased with the dated condition of their rooms and the main areas, felt that the hotel charged luxury prices but didn't deliver the expected ambiance and luxury for a romantic getaway.

Several complained about high prices for the breakfast and other dining on site. Although many loved the food, some felt it was too fancy and not plain enough, and a few guests felt the vegetarian choices lacked imagination. As well some guests, who stayed in the Club Rooms and were given the free continental breakfast, felt it was too ordinary for this type of hotel. 

Guests who were particularly upset about the prices of meals or who were otherwise displeased about it, were disconcerted that their only other option was to drive the 45 minutes to Canmore.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5, with 93% of 429 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #14 out of 35 hotels in Kananaskis Country, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 712 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Map Marker Delta Lodge at Kananaskis
1 Centennial Road Kananaskis Village, Kananaskis, AB