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“Location, comfort and service” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Banff Park Lodge Resort and Conference Centre

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Banff Park Lodge Resort and Conference Centre
Ranked #7 of 32 Hotels in Banff
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Vancouver, Canada
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49 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Location, comfort and service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

This was my first stay at Banff Park Lodge (BPL) and Conference Centre, the host hotel for a business event. The Lodge is well matched to the locale; one sees and feels the iconic mountain spirit at every turn. While the rooms are a bit dated, they are clean, spacious and comfortable. Having a balcony with a wide door was a big plus; fresh mountain air is so much nicer than the sealed and stale air systems common to most modern hotels.

Most of my meals during the week were catered by the hotel and all I can say is "tasty and plentiful", no risk of going hungry here! The people at reception and the concierge desk were friendly and immediately responsive to my requests.

I did find my room too dark for reading and working. I requested an extra lamp, which was delivered quickly and cheerfully, but the room could have been a bit better equipped for the business traveler.

Location is very convenient, an easy walk to the commercial district and close to the river and some nice walking trails.

Overall, BPL is a nice facility with good food and helpful staff. Of course, you can’t beat the backdrop.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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St. John's, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2014

Didn't know what to expect in this lodge but was wonderfully surprised. The rooms were so large and comfortable and clean. Got such a great rate too. The staff were very friendly and informative. The location was perfect. Would have loved to stay longer...the underground parking was a plus too.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Nanaimo, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2014

We have stayed in other Banff hotels but in recent years have made BPL our first choice. Each time we have enjoyed very comfortable, clean surroundings. On our most recent visit we stayed in a first floor room which opened onto the patio area which gave the room an even more spacious feeling. We have always appreciated the great variety offered in the Sunday Brunch. This time the quality and variety continued to meet our expectations. My new favourite Chinook lunch menu item is the smoked salmon avocado melt ---- a delicious flavour combination.
We have always found the Chinook staff to be friendly and attentive to our needs.
As others have mentioned , the location of BPL is excellent - so close to all kinds of shopping, dining and outdoor experiences. We are looking forward to our next visit later in the year.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2014 via mobile

We almost always stay at the BPL and if we dont its only because they are booked solid. The rooms are CLEAN and comfortable! The staff are friendly and the location is perfect. Great value for the dollar.

  • Stayed May 2014
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Edmonton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2014

Our family of four have stayed at this hotel twice in the past two months. We picked the hotel for the location. We could easily walk to the many shops, amenities and restaurants in the centre of Banff. It is also far enough from the main strip that we didn't hear noise from the town's weekend night-life. The staff at the front door and front desk were friendly and helpful. Our Superior Rooms with two queen beds were clean, large, presentable and in good working order. The mini-fridge and second sink area were handy for our family. The drapes provided a complete blackout so you can rest at any time of day. The pool was fun for our 7 and 9 year old boys to play in and jacuzzi worked for the adults after a day on the slopes. The treadmill in the workout area near the pool worked well for me. There was free parking available close to the hotel and the weather was good, so we did not pay for the heated, underground parking. Note there is also a charge for the wireless Internet. We enjoyed both our stays at this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2014

I have stayed at BPL on several occasions and have always had a great experience. I was there for a conference last week and just loved being steps from the river pathway and to the restaurants and shops. The catered food for the conference was excellent and their team went above and beyond to accommodate special dietary needs. The heated underground parking was a huge bonus - especially with the snow showing up in May! My room was spotless and every time I passed a staff member they said hello and asked if they could do anything to improve my stay. I will definitely go back!

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

I have stayed at BPL a number of times over the past three years, for business and with my family. There is a lot to like about this hotel. First, the location is outstanding. It is an easy walk to the best restaurants and nightlife, yet it is a few steps away from the Bow River. The rooms are nicely furnished, with comfortable beds and awesome televisions! The bathrooms could use some updating, but that is a small concern in the big scheme of things. I have been very impressed by the quality of the food in the restaurants (which also supply the food for the conferences.) The pool area is small, but it is clean. During the winter, the heated underground parking (extra fee!) is definitely nice. This is a very solid choice for anyone who wants to stay in a clean, comfortable, reasonably priced hotel in the heart of Banff.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Banff Park Lodge Resort and Conference Centre

Property: Banff Park Lodge Resort and Conference Centre
Address: 222 Lynx Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1K5, Canada
Phone Number:
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#3 Best Value Hotel in Banff
#4 Top resorts Hotel in Banff
#6 Business Hotel in Banff
#7 Family Hotel in Banff
#9 Romantic Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Banff Park Lodge Resort and Conference Centre 3*
Number of rooms: 211
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Banff Park Lodge is the only 4 Star Canada Select full-service resort hotel and conference centre with 211 rooms right in downtown Banff, in the heart of historical Banff National Park. We offer 2 restaurants, lobby bar, indoor pool with Jacuzzi and steam room, exercise facilities, self-serve laundry facilities, indoor parking and we offer Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.Our 211 spacious guest rooms are tastefully decorated and include coffee makers, in-room safe, convenience refrigerator, cable television, clock radio, direct dial telephone and voice mail system, a table with two chairs, large dresser, ample closet space, hair dryer, iron & board, individual climate control and a private balcony or patio. ... more   less 
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