First of all, you need a map to get around the place (and I've been here before). Close parking is often full and the other available parking is not located convenient to the accommodations. When we finally found the registration desk, check in was simple, but we then had to go back to the parkade to get our suitcases!
My biggest pet peeve was the lack of air conditioning. Rooms had windows that opened, but no air conditioning. There was a small stand up fan that was old and noisy. There were 3 of us staying in the room, and only 2 towels.
We were there for a conference, with food included. Breakfast was great, but the family banquet was only okay. My daughter and I both chose to have steak, hers was undercooked throughout. Mine, well, after the chef touched it with his fingers to check how well done it was!! it wasn't as well done as he assessed.
I've stayed in the Banff and Canmore areas a lot and would recommend staying at another location. Other than the convenience of being on site for this conference, it was not worth it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity exists to inspire artists and leaders to make their unique contribution to society. Located in the vibrant mountain destination of Banff, Alberta in the Canadian Rockies, Banff Centre offers professional conference facilities and services for groups of up to 1,000 delegates. Banff Centre is a renowned site for Canadian and international business, government, research, scientific, and educational meetings. Banff Centre's inspirational setting and creative, educational environment provide the essential framework for productive learning and engagement. ... more less