$230 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 5, 2014 Check-out: Aug 6, 2014

Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

3 stars
525 Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, AB T1L 1B2
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
16 reviews
Nice studio

Nice accommodations with a fridge and microwave. Reasonable but not great value given we've stayed... See full review

  • Max and Alice
  • Jul 9, 2014
Lovely family weekend

The hotel is dated by cozy and we enjoyed evenings around the blazing fireplace. Would have enjoyed... See full review

  • Bonbon51
  • Dec 2, 2013
Douglas Fir Resort is located on scenic Tunnel Mountain 4 minutes away from downtown Banff. DFR consists of comfortable condo-style accommodations, wood burning fireplaces, free wireless internet and well-equipped kitchens. Families love the two giant indoor waterslides, swimming pools, and kiddy pool. Our Giant indoor kids playzone is a huge hit! Adults can relax in our saunas, whirlpools and steam room. Everyone can enjoy the 24 hour fitness room and 2 indoor hot tubs and 1 brand new outdoor hot tub. Other amenities include a convenience store, coin laundry, outdoor BBQ and liquor store.

Hotel Map

51.1845 -115.5497
Area served
Town of Banff, Banff National Park
Nearby airports
Calgary International Airport
Area description
Just two miles from downtown Banff, this resort is located in the tranquil forests of Banff National Park.Downtown Banff - 2.4 km (1.5 miles), Central Park - 3.2 km (1.5 miles), Banff Park Museum - 3.2 km (2 miles), Bow Falls - 4.8 km (3 miles), Banff Springs Golf Course - 4.8 km (3 miles), Sulpher Mountain Gondola - 6.4 km (4 miles), Lake Minnewanka - 12.8 km (8 miles), Lake Louise - 57.9 km (36 miles).

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Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets Rooms

1 Bedroom Loft Condo
These one bedroom loft condo units have a free dedicated parking stall with plug-in and includes full modern kitchen (standard size fridge, stove with cook-top and oven, microwave, pots & pans, dinnerware, silverware, dishwasher, misc. kitchen utensils), woodburning fireplace, cable TV, hair dryer, in-room safe, iron & board, dual line phone with data port, free daily coffee, bathroom amenities, daily maid service, recycle bins. Rate is based on two adults, an extra person charge of $20CDN applies for each extra adult (15 yrs +)
Loft Units
These two- level loft units have free indoor heated parking, elevator access and includes full modern kitchen (standard size fridge, stove with cook-top and oven, microwave, pots and pans, dinnerware, silverware, dishwasher, misc. kitchen utensils), woodburning fireplace, cable TV, hair dryer, in-room safe, iron & board, dual line phone with data port, free daily coffee, bathroom amenities, daily maid service, recycle bins, balcony. Rate is based on two adults, an extra person charge of $20CDN applies for each extra adult (15 yrs +)
Studio Suites
These comfortable studio units have free indoor heated parking, elevator access and include full modern kitchen (standard size fridge, stove with cook-top and oven, microwave, pots and pans, dinnerware, silverware, dishwasher, misc. kitchen utensils), woodburning fireplace, free firewood, cable TV, hair dryer, in-room safe, iron & board, dual line phone with data port, free daily coffee, bathroom amenities, daily maid service, recycle bins, balcony. Rate is based on two adults, an extra person charge of $20CDN applies for each extra adult (15 yrs +)
1 Bedroom Condo
These one bedroom condos have a free dedicated parking stall with plug-in and includes full modern kitchen (standard size fridge, stove with cook-top and oven), microwave, pots and pans, dinnerware, silverware, dishwasher, misc. kitchen utensils), woodburning fireplace , cable TV, hair dryer, in-room safe, iron & board, dual line phone with data port, free daily coffee, bathroom amenities, daily maid service, recycle bins. Rate is based on two adults, an extra person charge of $20CDN applies for each extra adult (15 yrs +)

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Pet friendly
Activities
Indoor pool
Fitness Center
Game room
Services
In-Room Safe
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

Dining

Nearby restaurants:
Saltlik, Earl's, Melissa's, The Balkan, Bruno's, Magpie & Stump and Johnny Ray's

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1600
Check-out:
1100

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use. All information has been provided by this hotel and not by Orbitz

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Guest Reviews (16)

Ratings and reviews for Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
16 out of 16
Amenities:
4.2
Room cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.5
Room comfort:
4.2
Location:
4.4
Value:
4.1

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Colorado
Sep 9, 2009

Too expensive for the type of facility

The staff was friendly and helpful. However, the units were dark, dreary and small. It was much more rustic than described. There were many steps with no rails. It was not worth $127 a night. I would not go there again. It was a very disappointing place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Colorado
Sep 9, 2009

Too expensive for the type of facility

The staff was friendly and helpful. However, the units were dark, dreary and small. It was much more rustic than described. There were many steps with no rails. It was not worth $127 a night. I would not go there again. It was a very disappointing place to stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
2
Review of Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The George Family
Edmonton Alberta
Jul 20, 2009

Awesome Family Getaway!!!

The room was clean, quiet and very accomodating for a family of four. The children loved the waterpark and it was great to have a little store on site. Very well maintained and the staff was awesome! Will recommend this resort and will be returning! We vacation in Banff at least once a year!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Johnston Canyon......short drive from Banff on highway 1 A!! Amazing and worth the trip!

Review of Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Max and Alice
Los Angeles, CA
Jul 9, 2014

Nice studio

Nice accommodations with a fridge and microwave. Reasonable but not great value given we've stayed there on the weekend of July 1-4 and reserved a couple of days ahead. A little far from the center of town, but not a problem during the summer.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
eazy living
calgary alberta
May 19, 2012

great place ,very well priced

the staff were very friendly and the room had a kitchen and a wood burning fireplace.the pool and sauna were good and the surroundings were attractive ,i will definitely stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

spagetti factory

Review of Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN
Jun 24, 2009

Good Value for the Money

The rooms are small but clean and have a wood burning fireplace in them with free firewood. We had a one bedroom. The hotel is about a 1/2 mile out of town, but we preferred that, since we didn't want to be in the hub of things. The nice thing is that you can catch the bus into town and it is free if you show your room key. The bus stop is right across the street. The hotel has an awesome tube slide & pool for kids, and also has a laundry and small grocery store & liquor store on site. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, basic place to stay where you can cook your meals in-house, I definately recommend the Douglas Fir Resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
The George Family
Edmonton Alberta
Jul 20, 2009

Awesome Family Getaway!!!

The room was clean, quiet and very accomodating for a family of four. The children loved the waterpark and it was great to have a little store on site. Very well maintained and the staff was awesome! Will recommend this resort and will be returning! We vacation in Banff at least once a year!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Johnston Canyon......short drive from Banff on highway 1 A!! Amazing and worth the trip!

Review of Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Bonbon51
Calgary
Dec 2, 2013

Lovely family weekend

The hotel is dated by cozy and we enjoyed evenings around the blazing fireplace. Would have enjoyed a coffee shop or dining room however the trip down the hill to restaurants in Banff is short. On the other hand, the kids enjoyed the water slides and play zone immensely. Lots of wildlife nearby, including a buck elk grazing next to the lodge. Staff was very helpful and polite. All, including the kids, certainly felt welcome.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Treat yourself to brunch at the Banff Springs Hotel. Expensive but worth the experience.

Review of Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Minneapolis, MN
Jun 24, 2009

Good Value for the Money

The rooms are small but clean and have a wood burning fireplace in them with free firewood. We had a one bedroom. The hotel is about a 1/2 mile out of town, but we preferred that, since we didn't want to be in the hub of things. The nice thing is that you can catch the bus into town and it is free if you show your room key. The bus stop is right across the street. The hotel has an awesome tube slide & pool for kids, and also has a laundry and small grocery store & liquor store on site. If you are looking for a clean, comfortable, basic place to stay where you can cook your meals in-house, I definately recommend the Douglas Fir Resort.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Supermommy22
Edmonton
Mar 29, 2013

Great Place for Kids

We love this place although it has good and bad points. The pros...the staff is friendly and triendly and tries their best to accomodate you. The playzone is a blast and the pool and waterslides are lots of fun. The cons: They don't clean the room daily nor do they make your bed...I mean, that's the fun of staying in a hotel (having your bed made for you). Also the place is kinda dingy, it doesn't have a new clean feel and the waterslide water is a bit cool. All in all those are minor things and we would stay there again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
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