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Banff Royal Canadian Lodge

459 Banff Ave, Banff, Canada
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Scout loves

  • The hotel has an indoor pool with a waterfall and grotto-style decorations, and steam room.
  • Rooms are a good size with plenty of space to spread out.
  • The location of the hotel is convenient – with ski shuttle stops outside. It’s also within easy walking distance of downtown Banff.
  • The Premier and Deluxe rooms all have gas fireplaces.

Scout tips

  • There are very few connecting rooms so families may need to request adjacent rooms instead.
  • Underground parking is available for a fee or you may be able to park in the nearby streets for free.
  • Some of rooms on Banff Avenue have distant mountain glimpses.
  • The Junior Suites are ideal for couples and those on a longer stay.


The Banff Royal Canadian Lodge is excellent value considering its premium location and stylish décor. Located a 10 minute walk from downtown Banff, the hotel offers a classy hotel option in downtown Banff that wasn’t going to break people’s banks. 

The hotel rooms are all a decent size and if you upgrade to a Premier or Deluxe room you’ll be able to cozy up next to your own gas fireplace – a real treat after a day on the slopes. The Junior Suites are particularly spacious, and ideal for couples and those on a longer ski vacation (plenty of room for your luggage!). The Executive Suite is ideal for small families, boasting a king bed and sleeper sofa, plus an additional wet bar area. Everything is in good nick and the classically elegant furniture remains stylish throughout.

The facilities at the Banff Royal Canadian are great too. There’s a nice internal mineral pool, hot tub and sauna, as well as a small fitness center, and at the Grotto Spa you can get decently priced massages, facials and body treatments. The hotel’s Evergreen restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner (and has a reputedly ‘to die for’ sticky toffee pudding). There’s a nice bar area where you can unwind after a strenuous day on the slopes.

The Banff Royal Canadian Lodge is a good value option for skiers seeking a hotel in a prime downtown location, and good on-site amenities.

Who should stay here

Banff Royal Canadian Lodge is a smart hotel for couples or families wanting a quality hotel in downtown Banff.

Available: This selection is currently available for this price. Once you submit an inquiry our agents will confirm your booking via email and send you an invoice for a deposit. You will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking.

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