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Mount Royal Hotel
Ranked #23 of 33 Hotels in Banff
Reviewed 1 July 2012

A great Hotel in the middle of Banff. Our room was spacious, recently renovated and comfortable. I did request a room in the new section (after reading a review on tripadvisor before I booked), and we got our request. The room had a coffee machine as well as a kettle, we were happy to have a kettle as we only drink tea. Alot of Hotels in Canada and the USA only have coffee machines so we were very happy to have a kettle. The room also had a small fridge, flat screen TV and aircond. The windows also opened in the room for fresh air if needed. The bed was very comfortable and the shower was nice and hot. Because the Hotel is in the middle of town it was a bit noisy at night, but I knew this before I booked but to me it was worth having a little noise at night to have a Hotel in the middle of town. The Hotel offers free parking which is wonderful. The staff were helpful and the Hotel offers free fast wifi in the rooms and also in the lobby. There is a Safeway grocery shop within 7 minutes walk of the Hotel and there are lots of restaurant choices in the area. This Hotel is a great place to stay and was fully booked the 2 nights we were there.. so that says something.. Would happily stay there again..

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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 29 June 2012

The hotel is centrally located near shops and dining (no need to drive). There is a large parking lot available which was really handy since the public lots fill up fast and there is a time limit. The room was good sized, though the bathroom was really tiny. The room was clean, which is really important to me. The walls are a bit thin but that is pretty common with hotels, especially older ones. The room was equipped with a flat screen and a fridge. The hotel has some character to it being as it is the 3rd oldest hotel in Banff. Lots of old photos to look at and walking down the hallways take you back in time. Overall, it was a pleasant place to stay.

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Reviewed 25 June 2012

Loved this hotel because you could walk to everything in Banff. Very convenient and comfortable. Breakfast in Tony Roma's was very good. The staff was very helpful in the restaurant and hotel.

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Reviewed 24 June 2012

The location is great, located on the main street of downtown Banff. Grocery store, shops, restaurants and the river are all within easy walking distance. The room furnishings were worn but the room was clean. Electrical outlets were hard to access to charge electronics. Oddly, the toilet was so close to the wall, you had to tilt your shoulders to use it. The location and the beautiful view out our window more than made up for any room concerns.

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Reviewed 24 June 2012

Literally right in the centre of town, and everything at our doorstep. Our room was 2 queens and was spacious and neat. No noise came in from outside even though we were on busy street, just a bit of hallway noise from people partying late and our room was near the elevators, so that's normal i guess. Just wish we had a fridge in the room to keep our drinks cold. Tony Roma's restaurant downstairs from the hotel was good too.

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Reviewed 23 June 2012

The Mount Royal was having a special online. We booked in for $83 a night which was a good price especially as the hostel for 2 people is the same. The room was rather aged with old beds (very soft) and pealing wall paper ect. The room had the typical furniture although the closet is shockingly small. The best part was our window was massive and overlooked the main avenue and mountains. We did realize after that our room was rare however as most windows were much smaller. The bathroom had a useful clothes line in the shower to dry things. The wifi was a good strength throughout the hotel.

Overall nothing special but does have the typical amenities. Ask for the rooms in the front with the big windows (farthest side from the corner).

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Reviewed 21 June 2012

Nice hotel near the visitor's center and downtown. Restaurants, shops all within walking distance. Near the White Museum and the Buffalo Museum as well.

Nice, adquate room.

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Additional Information about Mount Royal Hotel

Address: 138 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A7, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 33 Hotels in Banff
Price Range: £269 - £277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Mount Royal Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Due to the December 2016 fire, the hotel is now closed and will reopen on July 1, 2018. Inspired by heritage. Re-imagined for today. For generations, locals and visitors built a community around the Mount Royal Hotel. That spirit is captured in our brand new start: a surprising, exciting take on classic Banff accommodation. While we honour our heritage through design and decor, all-new contemporary amenities provide the very best in modern hotel experiences. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Mount Royal Banff
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