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Deer Lodge
Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Lake Louise
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2012

This place is perfect, took my mum there and loved it all.. what a place.. never seen snow flakes so big in my life!! and anlers!! the staff were great just like the food.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

We wanted to be close to Lake Louise but didn't want to pay top dollar for the other hotel in the area. So we chose Deer Lodge and what a great hotel! From the outside it didn't look like much but the rooms were great, the bathroom was good, there was no tv which was fantastic. We ate at Deer Lodge for both breakfasts and dinners for the 2 nights we were there. Great food :) We spent some time walking and cross country skiing around Lake Louise and had a great time there. We would definitely come back and stay.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank SophieT16
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CRMRManagment, Sales Coordinator at Deer Lodge, responded to this review, 20 March 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Deer Lodge. Thank you for your feedback regarding your enjoyable dining experience in our onsite restaurants: the Caribou Lounge and the Mount Fairview Dining Room. We are so pleased you enjoyed our close proximity to Lake Louise itself as well as the skiing and hiking trails nearby. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
Kind Regards,
Sales Coordinator for Deer Lodge
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 March 2012

If you want to visit the lake but don't want to stay in the massive hotel on the lake shore then Deer Lodge is ideal. Its approx 5 mins walk to the lake shore and a much quieter and nicer hotel. The rooms are of a good size and the food provided at breakfast was very good even when they suffered a power cut they managed a pretty much full breakfast! There is a roof top hot tub if your brave enough to endure the cold outside in the winter months!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Derry, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 March 2012

This hotel and it's staff spoilt us from the moment we walked in till our departure.
As it was our first experience of holidaying in the snow, we were upgraded to a higher floor in a room with a view. This old style log like lodge was right out of an old b/w movie with a hugh cosy fireplace.and has a high standard of food. But our favourite ... the view from the hot tub.
I believe this lodge is far better than the Chateau down the road in both food and personality.

Room Tip: the queen rooms in the tower are well worth the extra $
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Canterbury, NH
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2012

This is an old lodge just about 1/4 mile from the actual Lake Louise (easy walking distance) which is a stunning sight in either summer or winter. The rooms match the age of the lodge that is smallish but clean. They have no TV's if that is important and our bed had a cover with some feathers sticking through the which had to be pulled out so as not to be "stabbed" by them. The ambiance of the lodge is nice but not stunning by any stretch. There is a gas fireplace in an attractive old lounge, a sad little library with a few books and a game room without any games available.

The restaurant is a most attractive area of the lodge. It has high wooden beamed ceiling illuminated by very tasteful Tiffany-like lamps. The food is very good but very expensive but so is everything in the Lake Louise area. For example an entree of caribou medallions was $39. In the morning we asked for two orders of toast ($3 an order) and received 1 1/2 slices of bread for the entire 2 orders. We complained about this and were credited for one order.

The front desk staff was very friendly and helpful and overall we would give our experience 3 stars as we like old lodges and we got a very discounted room rate through hotels.com. You will think the lodge is WAY overpriced if you pay the rack rate. As stated above everything in Lake Louise is expensive but it is a stunningly beautiful area.

Room Tip: We had a tower room which gave us a nice view of the mountains.
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 March 2012

CRMR can do better, so why have they lowered their standards at Deer Lodge? The rec room is a wreck - no tips on the pool cues, poor lighting etc. How hard could it be to maintain these little things. The food for breakfast and lunch is worse than a frozen dinner and just as cold. The poor servers seem to have no training about the hotel and while they can set a table, have no answers for even the most basic questions. You could stay at the Fairmont or the Post for about the same price and have a much better experience!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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CRMRManagment, Sales Coordinator at Deer Lodge, responded to this review, 7 March 2012
Thank you for your feedback regarding your recent stay at Deer Lodge. I would like to apologize for your dining experience as this is certainly not the standard we strive for. We would like to encourage all guests to bring any concerns to the attention of management while at the lodge as this will afford us the chance to improve your experience right then and there.

Many Thanks and Kind Regards,
Sales Coordinator at Deer Lodge
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Winchester, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 February 2012

We'd been looking forward to this hotel as one of the highspots of a fortnight's touring. Sadly our expectations were not met - in either the accomodation or food.
Our rooms faced the front - and unfortuantely there were roadworks outside. Rooms (on the 1st floor) were small but comfortable - but there lingered a nasty sewage smell.
Hot tub - a bit tired with the entrance up some stairs (no lock on the door which is a concern if children got access) was OK - but signs insists that guests be barefoot - and the carpet was sticky.
Biggest diaappointment of all was the restaurant Restauarant service was poor and inability to mix restaurant choices with bar menu - which all come from the same kitchen - showed lack of flexibility to accommodate guests needs. Food was average - and you'd be recommended to either use the bar area/menu to eat - or if in search of fine dining, to go next door to The Chateau Lake Loiuse which surprisingly was cheaper!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Property: Deer Lodge
Address: 109 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta T0L 1E0, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Lake Louise
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service
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Ranked #5 of 5 Hotels in Lake Louise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Deer Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 73
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