Editor's Top 3 Picks

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Book from ~$208 CAD
Well-liked Golden hotel with indoor pool, hot tub, free breakfast, kitchen and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many guests found clean and comfortable rooms
  • Guests found the location convenient to the highway, restaurants, shopping and ski hills
  • Guests were highly impressed by the size and quality of the fitness centre at this hotel
  • Guests found this hotel to provide good value
  • The free breakfast was well liked by the guests
  • Staff were called nice, friendly and helpful by reviewers
Cons
  • Some guests had difficulty using Wi-Fi at the hotel

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Book from ~$183 CAD
Kicking Horse Ski Resort offers ski-in/ski-out units with full kitchens & private hot tubs
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests appreciated the ski-in/ski-out location
  • Many reviewers found their kitchens to be well equipped
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their responsive service
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the on-site hot tubs (both the private and common facilities)
  • A few guests appreciated the on-site ski and bike storage
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained about no air conditioning
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the interior decor was somewhat dated
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Book from ~$303 CAD
Town house units with full kitchens, private hot tubs, ski-in/ski-out location
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests found the units clean
  • Many reviewers found the town houses well equipped with amenities
  • The views of the Rockies from the town houses were praised by many guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the private hot tubs
  • Several reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the single-car garages a bit tight for parking

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Book from ~$276 CAD
Trans-Canada Hwy location, indoor pool and hot tub, on-site restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the indoor pool, hot tub and fitness centre
  • A few guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • A couple of reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Several guests were disturbed by noise from inside and outside the hotel
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Book from ~$141 CAD
Trans-Canada location, on-site hot tub, suites with mini-fridges and microwaves
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free local calls, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean and generally comfortable
Cons
  • Many guests thought that the interior appeared dated and were in need of upgrades
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Secluded mountain-top setting, includes free meals and free helicopter transport
Pros
  • Free helicopter travel, free breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • A few guests found the rooms generally comfortable
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by a couple of reviewers
  • A couple of reviewers enjoyed the food served at the free meals
  • A couple of guests praised the scenic mountain location
Cons
  • No Internet access and no air conditioning
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Book from ~$224 CAD
Ten-room lodge with complimentary breakfast, within walking distance of mountain resort
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, parking and continental breakfast
  • Many guests felt the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • The owners were complimented by many guests
  • Many guests thought the common areas were nicely decorated and inviting
  • The complimentary breakfast was enjoyed by many guests
Cons
  • A few guests felt the hotel was better suited for winter holidays when Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is in full operation
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Book from ~$236 CAD
Well-liked Kicking Horse Resort hotel with seasonal restaurant, hot tub and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their attentive and accommodating service
  • Many lodgers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's breakfast was praised for its quality
Cons
  • A few guests reported dated decor and noise transfer in their rooms
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$276 CAD
Next to Kicking Horse Resort, great staff and restaurant, clean/spacious rooms 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • Many lodgers praised their clean and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's restaurant was complimented for its quality and atmosphere
Cons
  • A few guests complained of spotty Wi-Fi and no in-room chairs to sit in
  • The hotel's rates were considered to be overpriced by a few lodgers
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$259 CAD
Hotel with comfortable beds and indoor pool, half a block from Hwy 1
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
  • Many guests thought the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • The staff were complimented by many guests
  • Many guests liked the pool
Cons
  • Some guests felt the hotel was a bit overpriced

Tips For Staying In Golden

Choosing A Hotel in Golden

What Golden is all about
Golden is also known as Kicking Horse Country, not because residents go around kicking horses in their free time - because that would be cruel, but because a geologist named Sir James Hector from the mid-1800s was kicked and almost killed by his horse in a kerfuffle while crossing a river on an expedition to find the most optimal route through the mountains. Long story short, the name stuck and now a bunch of roads, bridges and resorts are branded with the 'Kicking Horse' label. One of these structures is the Kicking Horse Pedestrian Bridge, the oldest freestanding timber framed bridge in Canada - giving you goosebumps yet? Thought so.


Winter brings lots of skiing opportunities as visitors are surrounded with numerous options, including a handful of Heli skiing operators. In fact, it has been said that Heli skiing was born in Golden in the mid-1960s. Summer brings excellent hiking, golfing, boating, fishing and 4X4 exploring. This truly is a place to stay busy all year round.

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How to choose and save on a hotel in Golden
Finding a hotel in Golden can be somewhat of a challenge unless you plan ahead. Rooms tend to be booked fast because there are not a lot of accommodations available to begin with. If you are traveling on a budget, try to book one of the standard brand name hotels for a basic but affordable accommodation. If, on the other hand, you'd like to pamper yourself and have a few extra dollars to spend (OK, a lot of extra dollars), opt for one of the inns or resorts instead. The price difference for a resort or an inn can be at least double or more compared to a standard hotel.


Surrounding Area
Sandwiched between Glacier National Park and Kootenay National Park it's the perfect spot for visitors hoping to get a glimpse of Canada's beautiful wilderness. In addition, Jasper National Park is about a 3 hour drive to the north. Finally, Golden is an hour and 20 minute drive from Lake Louise and just under 2 hours west of Banff.

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