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Lake Louise lodge 7 min to slopes with hot tub, steam room, free breakfast & free parking 

Pros
  • Free parking, free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the on-site hot tub and steam room
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing skiing and the town's retail mall across the street
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Several guests thought that the interiors were somewhat dated
  • A few reviewers complained that the beds were uncomfortable
  • A couple of guests found their rooms uncomfortably warm
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 17, 2015
Overview
This hotel is situated among other hotels and restaurants within a 1-minute drive of the Trans-Canada Highway. Offering accommodations without kitchens or telephones, this property is well suited for guests who prefer more rustic accommodations.

This property is 100% smoke free and all 78 rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a fan and a coffeemaker. Some rooms offer a mini-fridge and microwave. There are no phones in the rooms. Rooms are furnished with one or two queen beds or two double beds and may also include a sofabed. Suites are available and are more spacious.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. The main lodge has two floors, exterior corridors and no elevator. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available.

Beginning on June 1, 2013, a free breakfast will be served daily from 7 am to 10 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant. However, there is a bakery, cafe and a saloon located adjacent to this property.

Other on-site amenities include ski lockers, ski waxing and tuning, a hot tub, a steam room and a computer/Internet kiosk in the lobby. Activity-planning services are also available.

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a 7-minute drive away, and skiing at Whitehorn Mountain is also about 7 minutes away by car. Banff is about a 37-minute drive away, while Camore is about 50 minutes away by car. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is about a 2-hour drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 6, 2013: The free breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am (starting on June 1, 2013).
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The Good
Many guests seemed to enjoy their stays at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis, and several reviewers mentioned that this hotel was well suited for guests looking to access skiing at Lake Louise Ski Resort.

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

The rooms were described as clean and well maintained by many guests, while several reviewers thought that their rooms were quiet and generally comfortable. A couple of guests found their rooms to be spacious.

The staff were frequently complimented. They were said to be helpful and friendly. One guest said that the staff were sincere and genuinely wanted guests to enjoy their stays.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing skiing at Whitehorn Mountain within a short drive (about 7 minutes) and a few guests mentioned finding shopping and restaurants within walking distance.

Several guests enjoyed the on-site hot tub and steam room, while a few guests also mentioned that the hot tub area was clean and spacious.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found among the reviews sourced for this analysis. A few guests thought that the room interiors were somewhat dated and a couple of reviewers specifically mentioned that the TVs were small and were the older tube-style. Also, a few reviewers complained that the beds and pillows were uncomfortably firm, and a couple of guests found their rooms too warm.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 92% of 62 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #4 out of 7 hotels in Lake Louise, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, based on 135 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 6, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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7 / out of 9
hotels in Lake Louise

Rated 7.0/10 based on 2440 reviews

Ranked #7 out of 9 hotels in Lake Louise

2440
Location
Map Marker Mountaineer Lodge
101 Village Road, P.O. Box 150, Lake Louise, AB