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Hotel walking distance to downtown Banff

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Hotel walking distance to downtown Banff

Can you recommend any hotels that are within walking distance (up to 20 minutes or so) of downtown Banff? Thank you.

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1. Re: Hotel walking distance to downtown Banff

Welcome to the Banff forum, nosaat! If you click on the hotel question, under Top Questions for Banff ( top right of your screen), it will take you to a page called Hotel Districts and Amenities. The hotels in the downtown district are all shown.

If you would give us a sense of your budget, party type, and the qualities you look for in a hotel, we might be able to narrow those down for you a bit. Then you could look at reviews to choose among the suggested options.

I should note that, assuming a brisk walking pace, every hotel within the town boundaries is within a 20 minute walk of the centre. Banff is a small town and very walkable.

Edited: 14 June 2012, 06:35
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2. Re: Hotel walking distance to downtown Banff

This TripAdvisor Traveller Article lists accommodations in Banff arranged by their distance from downtown Banff:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g154911-c54863/Banff:…

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3. Re: Hotel walking distance to downtown Banff

Thanks for the information. We are looking for 2 rooms--one for a couple, the other for a couple with a teenager, both with private baths. We would prefer a room with a small refrigerator or minibar and possibly a microwave. We are not looking for fancy, just something clean and comfortable. We are open to hotel or bungalow type accommodations, as well as B and Bs. A bit of space to sit outside (not necessarlly private) would be a bonus. As for budget, something mid-range. I know that that is very vague, but I'm not sure what prices are in Banff in early August.

Are hotels in the Tunnel Mountain area walking distance to downtown?

TIA for any suggestions you can provide.

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4. Re: Hotel walking distance to downtown Banff

Have a look at Ptarmigan Inn, closer and cheaper or Fox Inn, nicer but still walking distance - like staying at both of these

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5. Re: Hotel walking distance to downtown Banff

The hotels in the Tunnel Mountain area are walking distance to downtown, about a 20-30 minute walk. Keep in mind, the walk is either up or down a substantial hill. There is a city ROAM bus which goes between the hotels and downtown every 40 minutes. The cost is $2. unless your hotel provides you with a pass. A much easier option for getting back up the hill:)

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6. Re: Hotel walking distance to downtown Banff

We stayed at the lovely Fox Hotel and Suites. Its about 15-20 mins easy walk on flat ground. You can catch the bus directly outside the hotel and this is free when you show your visitors' card which is obtained from the hotel reception. Our room was split over two levels, so upstairs there was a living area with sofa bed and kitchen, and downstairs was a bedroom with the bathroom.

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7. Re: Hotel walking distance to downtown Banff

I'd stick to hotel around Banff Ave. Banff Park Lodge, Bowview, Ptarmigan, Irwins, and many many others have what you are looking for. Almost all have balconies and refrigerators. I'd avoid Tunnel mtn locations as being too far.

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