Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$99 
Well-liked Golden hotel with indoor pool, hot tub, free breakfast, kitchen and jacuzzi suites

  • 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
  • Some guests had difficulty using Wi-Fi at the hotel
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$170 
Kicking Horse Ski Resort offers ski-in/ski-out units with full kitchens & private hot tubs
  • 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
  • A couple of guests complained about no air conditioning
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the interior decor was somewhat dated
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$294 
Town house units with full kitchens, private hot tubs, ski-in/ski-out location
  • 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
  • A couple of guests found the single-car garages a bit tight for parking

7 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Golden

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$193 
Ten-room lodge with complimentary breakfast, within walking distance of mountain resort
  • 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
  • A few guests felt the hotel was better suited for winter holidays when Kicking Horse Mountain Resort is in full operation
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$214 
Next to Kicking Horse Resort, great staff and restaurant, clean/spacious rooms 
  • 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
  • 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 ~C$204 
Well-liked Kicking Horse Resort hotel with seasonal restaurant, hot tub and jacuzzi suites
  • 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
  • A few guests reported dated decor and noise transfer in their rooms
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$138 
Trans-Canada Hwy location, indoor pool and hot tub, on-site restaurant
  • 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
  • Several guests were disturbed by noise from inside and outside the hotel
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$99 
Hotel with comfortable beds and indoor pool, half a block from Hwy 1
  • 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
  • Some guests felt the hotel was a bit overpriced
Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$127 
Pet-friendly Kicking Horse Ski Resort hotel on the hill with balconies and full kitchens
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, DVD movies
  • The hotel's rooms were described as clean and well equipped
  • Several guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the ski lift and restaurants in the winter
  • Many guests found the staff friendly and helpful
  • Many enjoyed beautiful views from their rooms
  • Many were thrilled with the size of the larger suites with full kitchens
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by guests
  • Some guests found dated rooms, springy mattresses, old TVs
  • Underground parking and ski lockers have limited availability
  • Outdoor hot tub a little small said some guests
  • Some guests complained of noise disturbances
  • No air conditioning in guest rooms
  • Restaurants on site are closed in low season
  • No 24-hour front desk (in spring and fall) felt risky to some guests
  • Grocery store on site was found to have limited items and hours

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.


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.