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“Great location, clean and simple”
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King Edward Hotel
Ranked #26 of 28 Banff B&B and Inns
Sun Peaks, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Great location, clean and simple”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

Stayed hear at the end of our road trip through Canada. Was pleasantly surprised great room price, large room, clean, tidy and quiet. Most importantly fantastic location walking distance to all shops, restaurants and bars!! Front desk staff very accommodating and helpful. Very close proximity to shuttle bus's to mountain as well which is handy. Would defiantly recommend and stay hear again!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2013

I stayed here for 3 nights and enjoyed totally.
Especially this is a little bit cheaper than other hotels.
I was a little surprised at the reception. It was so small that I thought it was rather a kiosk.
Getting earlier than check-in time, they kept my luggage. But there's no locker.

If you don't care of breakfast service, this is for you. I think that's the reason it's cheaper for its location. I had some choices to have breakfast around here. I recommend you Starbucks. Banff Ave on weekend or holiday night can prevent you sleeping. I stayed there.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 11 December 2013

You can't beat the location, you're right in the middle of everything. They do have heated underground parking for about a 5$ fee, but if you want to use your car, parking in the free lot behind the hotel was fine for us. Rooms were clean and quiet (we went during the week) and we were on the third floor, with a small room and queen sized bed. The bathroom was good, plenty of hot water for showers. The only thing that they could improve on is the mattresses. My boyfriend and I had sore backs after sleeping on their beds, we tried sleeping at the foot of the mattress, but still sore. Good thing the hot springs are not far away! Like I said, budget. =D

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vancouver, BC
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98 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

We stayed one night at the end of June on a roadtrip.
First off the location is great.
Right on the main street in Banff and walking distance to restaurants, shops, etc.
Its awkward because of a couple of reasons. One the parking is a couple blocks away and two, to get to the room, you take an elevator which you need a key for.
Reception staff were all nice. After a certain hour, the lobby is locked off... makes us wonder 'what terrible thing happened?'....
The room was clean but the sofa and carpet looked aged and dingy... we wouldn't touch the sofa and we kept our flip flops on. It was quiet. No issues.
There are no frills with the room. No coffee pot...
It was ok for us for the one night.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Toronto, Canada
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42 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

Banff is pricey, and unless you are staying in a hostel, the prices at this hotel are your best budget option. The location is great. The rooms are basic but adequate, especially considering what budget means in other areas of the world. Lots of jacks for charging electronics, cable, flat screen tv, coffee maker, good bed and shower, excellent hot water, self-adjusted room temperature, etc. Sure the room isn't huge, but if you are spending your time in Banff inside, you're doing it wrong! Front desk staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, rooms were spotless. The hotel has a microwave on the third floor, which is extremely helpful for budget travellers! I would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 25 September 2013

The hotel is on the second floor of a retail building. Very old building but maintained well. Parking was a little disconcerting since we had to park in a free public ramp about a block away. It meant having to carry all of our luggage from the ramp to the hotel. The room was very small but we were only there for the night so it was fine. It is located right in the heart of the tourist area.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Kansas
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 September 2013

We spent three nights at this property and loved being in the middle of downtown Banff. We did enjoyed the charm of an older property. Rooms are adequate but clean. We had no problem with noise but that could be due to the fact that it was not high season. The staff is very friendly. We had a problem with the coffee maker the first night. The front desk person ended up bringing two different ones up until we found one that worked. They also left us some snacks and bottled water on our last night which was much appreciated. Overall a pleasant stay. If you are looking for luxury this is not for you but great if you want a clean room in a good location.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: King Edward Hotel
Address: 137 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — King Edward Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic King Edward Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Banff, right on Banff Ave and Caribou St. It was built in 1904 and is the second oldest hotel in Banff after the Banff Springs Hotel. Over the years it has been well kept and it features 21 modern rooms with all contemporary amenities to relax and enjoy. It offers friendly and helpful staff as well as reasonable rates. The majority of sights, shopping, dining, events and entertainment in Banff are within a 2 block radius of the King Edward Hotel. It's like "Downtown living in middle of the Wilderness." ... more   less 
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