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Moraine Lake Lodge

9.0 | Excellent | #4 out of 9 hotels in Lake Louise

Highly praised lodge on Moraine Lake with free: breakfast, canoe rentals and hiking tours

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, canoe rentals, hiking tours, afternoon tea
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable
  • Many reviewers raved about the hotel's location and found the surrounding area and lake breathtakingly beautiful
  • Staff were professional and friendly
  • Guests liked the relaxing and serene ambiance of the hotel
  • Guests enjoyed breakast and other dining on site
  • A few guests felt the room rates were high
  • Wi-Fi signal was not strong according to some guests
  • Some guests did not like all the day visitors to the area
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Jul 16, 2017
About the hotel: This waterfront lodge offers spectacular views of Moraine Lake and provides a romantic setting for couples. With services such as free guided hiking, horseback riding and free canoe rentals, it's a popular choice with guests who want easy access to outdoor recreational activities.

The hotel has 18 cabins and a main lodge building which offer 33 smoke-free, child-free and pet-free rooms on 2 or 3 floors with no elevator access.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a soaker tub, a hair dryer, a wood-burning fireplace or gas fireplace, a patio or balcony with table and chairs and a view of Moraine Lake or the Valley of the Ten Peaks . 

Some rooms include: A double jacuzzi is offered in the honeymoon suite, and king cabins offer bathrobes and slippers. Accessible rooms are available.

Guests should note: Rooms do not have telephones or televisions, but a lobby phone is provided for guests. This hotel does not accommodate children under the age of 8. The front desk is open from 7 am to 11 pm. Ironing boards are available from the front desk.

Rooms are furnished with 2 twin beds, 2 double beds, 1 queen bed, or 1 king bed.

Free parking is available on site.

A free buffet breakfast is offered to all guests, as well as free afternoon tea and coffee with sweets.

Restaurants on site:
Walter Wilcox Dining Room offers a fine dining experience and is open for breakfast and dinner. 
Snowshoe Cafe is open daily from 8 am to 7 pm and serves deli options, pastries, meals and snacks. 

Off-site restaurants: Off-site dining is available at Lake Louise Village Grill & Bar, Outpost Pub or Trailhead Cafe, in the Lake Louise townsite, about a 16-minute drive from the property.

Additional amenities include fax and copy services, currency exchange, a gift shop, a library with games/books, free guided hiking tours and free canoe rentals. 

Activities available include: Guests will also have access to river rafting, horseback riding, golfing, Lake Louise gondola rides and helicopter tours nearby.

What's nearby? The Lake Louise Sightseeing Lift is about a 23-minute drive from the hotel. The Banff townsite is about a 35-minute drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the hotel July 10, 2017: all hotel details
The Good
Many guests were very happy with their stay. Guests raved about the hotel's location, complimented the staff, enjoyed the breakfast and were impressed with the rooms.

The hotel's location was by far the biggest highlight for many reviewers. Many guests agreed that the hotel's surrounding area and the lake itself was exceptionally beautiful, and serene with breathtaking vistas. 

Guests found the rooms very clean and comfortable. The wood-burning fireplaces provided a cozy and memorable experience and guests liked the rustic elegance of the room's decor. Several guests were also pleased to receive a free bottle of wine as a welcome gift.

Many guests enjoyed dining on site. Recent guests described their meals as excellent, and the breakfast as having good variety and fresh foods. Some reviewers emphasized their enjoyment of dining on site by using words such as fantastic and first class to describe the food presented to them.

The staff were praised by several guests for being helpful and friendly. One recent guest wrote, "Everything about this resort is top notch. The management and staff are totally professional."

Several lodgers felt they had received a special experience with the guided hiking tours, free canoe rentals and educational nights in the library. 
The Bad
There was some critique offered online regarding what some considered to be the hotel's weak spots.

A few guests mentioned that it was not as secluded as they had anticipated with many day visitors to the area.

Some guests felt the hotel was overpriced for the area.

Some guests were disappointed with their views, and one guest put it this way, "The view was fair due to trees limiting the view of the lake and with the view of cabin roof tops in front of us. Rooms closer to the lodge had better views."

Although not many guests mentioned the Wi-Fi service at all, as the hotel is a getaway, the Wi-Fi was not that well rated overall, and it was also described by more than one reviewer as intermittent and unstable.
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Sources rated this property 8.9 out 10 based on 141 reviews. ranked this hotel #1 out of 8 specialty lodging in Lake Louise, with a guest rating of 4.5 out of 5 based on 571 reviews. rated this hotel 4.5 out of 5 from 50 reviews. 96% of guests recommended this property.

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The average guest rating for Moraine Lake Lodge is 9.0 out of 10 based on 826 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Moraine Lake Lodge at #4 out of 9 hotels in Lake Louise.

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Map Marker Moraine Lake Lodge
Moraine Lake Road P.O. Box 70, Lake Louise, AB