My family of five just stayed at the Fox for 4 nights while in Banff. We enjoyed it very much. I booked a 2 bedroom/2 bath unit many months ago. The Fox Hotel has many different room configurations available. I was able to get 15% off for a stay of 4 days or more. I researched the many hotels of Banff on TA, hotels.com, Fodors, etc. I opted for the Fox instead of the Fairmont because for the same price we would get more space for the family. Location is very good; the hotel is right on Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare into town. The walk to town is about 8-10 minutes. The hotel also provides each guest with a complimentary Roam pass; this Roam pass gives each traveler access to the Banff bus system that gets each rider to downtown. The bus leaves every 40 minutes (if I recall correctly) and a stop is right in front of the hotel. We took it both ways several times.
Continental breakfast is also provided to guests free of charge; this buffet breakfast at the attached Chilis restaurant consisted of juices, coffee, bread/toast, muffins, croissants/danishes, yogurt, cereals/granola, some cut-up fruit, hard-boiled eggs, and a make-your-own-waffle machine. Good start to the day, but became boring after a few days. My advice to hotel is to add scrambled eggs and breakfast potatoes to these offerings. Hotel had bikes to rent for $5 per hour; I took advantage of this a few times and really enjoyed riding to the trails by the Bow River. There is a guest laundry available in the basement; I used this twice but one machine (out of the two available) was broken during our stay. Vending machines with detergent are available in the basement too. It would have been nice if the hotel had left a complimentary box of detergent in the room. My daughters and I enjoyed the cave-style hot tub in the basement a few times. (Changing room, lockers, and towels are across the hall.)
Parking is free and is underground. The suite we had was on the 3rd floor. One bedroom had two queen beds, the other had a king bed. Our suite was on one level. There were two balconies - one off the living area had two chairs and table, other attached to the bedroom was narrow and had no furniture on it. Living area had a continuous running ac unit, pull-out sofa, table/chairs, and kitchenette with small fridge and microwave, and some dishes, glassware, cutlery, toaster and coffee pot. Lighting in suite is excellent - they have thought of everything, except maybe small lights over beds for reading. Closet space and vanity space was also excellent. There were 3 tvs in the unit; living area one wasn't functioning correctly but we never called to ask for repair because we had use of the other two. Both baths had tubs/shower and the sink area for both bathrooms was outside of shower/toilet area. There was no air conditioning in either bedroom but living room ac unit and open windows seemed to keep them cool enough. I believe hotel should invest in a couple ceiling fans to further perfect the suite. Accomodations were very clean and very comfortable.
One petty complaint was that our hotel room was not ready by 4 PM. We ended up dropping our bags in the room at 4:50 PM while the room was being prepared. Hotel front desk gave us complimentary drink coupons for each guest in our party for the attached Chilis. We ended up not using them but it was a nice gesture for our inconvenience. So to sum it up - good location, quiet, and clean. I would definitely recommend to a friend and I would stay again!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Waterfalls and mountain springs are brought to life in the Fox's design. Capturing the historic and natural elements of Banff National Park, the hotel's centerpiece is the hot pool inspired by the original Cave and Basin Site. The Fox offers a unique accommodation style in Banff, with one and two bedroom suites and hotel rooms. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Southall Travel, Priceline, Odigeo, Ebookers, Ctrip TA, TravelUp, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly, getaroom.com and Cancelon so you can book your Fox Hotel & Suites reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- Fox Hotel And Suites
- Fox Hotel Suites Banff
- Fox Hotel Banff