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The Rimrock Resort Hotel

300 Mountain Avenue, Banff, Canada
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  • The hotel’s elevated position provides great views (from many of its rooms).
  • Fine dining and wining can be had at Eden Restaurant, which has 1281 wines on the menu.
  • Full service treatments are available in the spa. The spa also includes a pedicure room that has a great view of the mountains.
  • The hotel has its own ice skating rink, which is free for guests (BYO skates).

Scout tips

  • The resort is about a 5 minute drive from the center of Banff.
  • There are ski shuttle drop-off and pick-up buses which leave from downtown. (Note that this service costs $15 for a return adult ticket and $10 for a child).
  • There is a grab-and-go deli that is open until late in the evening.
  • Self parking is $21 per day while valet parking is $35 per day.
  • Rimrock Resort is near the entrance to the Hot Springs and the Banff Gondola (not a ski gondola). 


Rimrock Resort is one of the two large luxury hotels in Banff. Perched high above the town, the hotel has sweeping views of the Bow and Spray Valley. The views from some of the rooms are simply breathtaking.

With 346 rooms it’s a busy hotel, but it’s not quite as hectic as its main competitor Banff Fairmont Springs – as that hotel is a tourist attraction in its own right.

Rimrock Resort was originally built in the 1950s. When Japanese developers bought it in the 90s they added the north and south towers. This period of development is evident when looking at parts of the building from the outside – you would be forgiven for thinking Rimrock was a dated hotel.

But this is definitely not how it feels from the inside. The lobby is elegant and has a modern country club style with plenty of lounge chairs, fireplaces, chandeliers and windows. The bedrooms are equally as stylish, featuring either contemporary or traditional furniture. Best of all, many bedrooms have either wood-burning or gas fireplaces (which can be requested but not guaranteed in any room category).

At the lower end of the price scale are the Standard Guest Rooms. These tend to be on lower floors, looking towards other parts of the building. If you can, it’s worth going up a grade to the Premium Guest Rooms which have views of the Bow or Spray Valley.

Junior suites have a separate bedroom, as well as a living room with a queen size sofa-bed. Given that children under 17 stay free, this can be a great option if you’re travelling as a family of 4.

Balconies and connecting rooms can also be requested in most of the categories, and all the bathrooms have been recently renovated.

Not surprisingly for a 5 star hotel, the facilities at Rimrock Resort are of a high standard, and plentiful. There’s a gym with 24 hour access for guests, and there are also pools, hot tubs, steam rooms, a dry sauna, a full-service day spa and two restaurants. The Diva lounge is a classic bar with pictures of famous actresses on all the walls, and it’s the perfect place to sip brandy while watching a sports game. However unfortunately it’s only open during peak periods.


Who should stay here

Rimrock Resort is perfect for those wanting 5 star facilities and 5 star views. It’s great for families, but would equally be good for couples wanting a romantic escape.

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.

On Request: Our agents need to confirm availability of this room. Once you submit a request we will endeavour to get back to you by the next business day to confirm availability (some properties may take longer). If prices are listed they are the exact prices for your dates, room selection and room occupancy. Where prices are not listed we will confirm the price when we confirm availability. In either instance, you are not committed to your selection until after we confirm availability and price. Once you agree to that confirmation, you will be sent an invoice and will need to pay a 25% deposit within 7 days (unless otherwise specified) to secure the booking. If your requested room is not available, we will present alternative options.

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