Due to being close to the Rocky Mountains, Banff is known as a popular ski destination. It is also great for hiking and sightseeing, since the mountains provide a scenic backdrop for these activities. When visiting in the summer, guests can fish on one of the many lakes in the area or search for some wildlife. There are many different Banff hotels from which to choose, as the area has both ski chalets and large chain hotels.
Banff Quick Picks and Tips
Banff Center is the main convention center in town, and it attracts corporate retreats from the Calgary area. The Calgary Flames hockey team is known to have had management meetings at Banff Center in the past.
Many of the hotels in Banff have restaurants within them, particularly the Fairmont Banff Springs. This luxury hotel has 12 restaurants from which to choose, allowing guests to select any style of cuisine imaginable.
Major Point of Interest
In the winter, Cascade Mountain is popular because it provides great skiing and excellent views. It is near many hotels Banff, so you do not have to drive for hours to hit the slopes. In the summer, Lake Minnewanka hosts relaxing boat tours for visitors.
Banff does have a variety of boutique shops like Jacques Cartier, W. Thomson, and Helly Hansen in the downtown area. Several shops show the work of aboriginal artists.
Banff is not home to any professional, semi-professional, or collegiate sports teams, but it does host World Cup ski races at Mount Norquay annually.
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Recently booked Banff hotels
|Hotel||Last booked||Stars||Price from|
|Hidden Ridge Resort Condos||15 hours ago||$117|
|Banff Rocky Mountain Resort||18 hours ago||$81|
|Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge||19 hours ago||$144|
|Inns of Banff||20 hours ago||$62|
|Banff Ptarmigan Inn||1 day ago||$80|
|Brewsters Mountain Lodge||1 day ago||$82|
|Fox Hotel and Suites||1 day ago||$117|
|King Edward Hotel||2 days ago||$60|
|Caribou Lodge and Spa||3 days ago||$103|
|The Juniper Hotel||3 days ago||$82|
Recently Rated Banff Hotels
|Banff Rocky Mountain Resort||
3.9 / 57 reviews
|The Fairmont Banff Springs||
4.3 / 523 reviews
|Caribou Lodge and Spa||
3.8 / 515 reviews
|Inns of Banff||
3.1 / 535 reviews
|Hidden Ridge Resort Condos||
3.9 / 517 reviews
|Brewsters Mountain Lodge||
3.7 / 5
|Banff Ptarmigan Inn||
3.3 / 516 reviews
|Banff Aspen Lodge||
3.8 / 5
3.5 / 56 reviews
|Douglas Fir Resort and Chalets||
4.1 / 59 reviews
Featured Banff Hotels
Tucked away on Tunnel Mountain, Hidden Ridge Resort is quiet and secluded with some of the most spectacular views in Banff and the Canadian Rockies. Enjoy access to one of many hiking trails just...
Great mountain getaway
208 Caribou St
This attractive western-inspired hotel in downtown Banff offers superb rooms with handcrafted log furniture, floor to ceiling windows, bright fabric and accents, and all the modern conveniences....
Excellent location, clean, free basic breakfast
Built in 1888 and styled after a Scottish baronial castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs offers stunning vistas, championship golf courses, unparalleled skiing, classic cuisine and Willow Stream, and...
The Juniper is a welcoming and interesting place to be. The hotel has fifty guest rooms and two chalets with wood burning fireplaces. The stylish interior celebrates natural elements like Rocky...
Discover the meaning of a mountain getaway at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort, a relaxing retreat in the heart of Banff National Park. Ideally set amid eight acres of private parkland and surrounded by...
Excellent accommodations and convenient town shuttle
461 Banff Ave
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 centrepiece is the hot pool inspired by the...
Conveient and comfortable
545 Banff Avenue
The Spruce Grove Inn, built in 2003 beside the Banff Voyager Inn has 120 spacious well-appointed non-smoking guestrooms all with air-conditioning and individual climate controls, coffee/tea makers,...
401 Banff Avenue
A friendly hotel of 89 spacious rooms and a 3 minute stroll to downtown Banff. Room rates include our Canadian Rockies continental breakfast, wireless internet and parking. Guestrooms are...
Not bad, but could be better
419 Banff Avenue
Found within the mountain town of Banff, sitting alongside the majestic Rocky Mountains, is the High Country Inn Banff hotel, where leisure and comfort is of the utmost importance.
Much better than expected
A two minute walk from downtown Banff, the Ptarmigan Inn is within walking distance of many Banff attractions. Features 134 cozy hotel rooms located on Banff Avenue, one short block from downtown...
Located on Banff Avenue, the Inns of Banff has some of the best views in all of Banff. This 3.5 star hotel offers full resort amenities and services. Known for its large guest rooms and fantastic...
459 Banff Ave
Explore easily from the Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge ResortOur Banff hotel is situated in the heart of this small mountain resort town and provides instant access to the areas rich history and...
137 Banff Ave
The historic King Edward Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Banff. It was built in 1904 and is the second oldest hotel in Banff after the Banff Springs Hotel. Over the years it has been well...
Worth it - and more!
The impressive hand hewn logs that accent the building's exterior and lobby create the spectacular ambiance of this mountain lodge. The massive fieldstone fireplace that dominates the lobby invites...
453 Marten Street
In the fall of 1883, work gangs of the Canadian Pacific Railway quickly pushed the rail line westward through the valley of the Bow River, establishing among others, a small work camp, "Siding...
Had a very nice 4-night stay
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...
Lovely family weekend
Perfect for the budget conscious traveller looking for an Inn with a cosy mountain feel. The Driftwood Inn's convenient location and ample amenities make it one of Banff's best values. 32 cosy...
Good location Friendly hotel
555 Banff Avenue
The Banff Voyager Inn has 88 guestrooms; 86 spacious double queen rooms. All rooms have balcony, full bathroom, and telephone with voice mail, cable TV and wireless high-speed internet. Hotel...
One of the worst hotels I've stayed at
The Rundle Manor, one of Banff's best kept secrets, is an apartment style hotel. Great shopping and the best Banff has to offer are literally steps away from the hotel. Basic, but clean and...
100 Mountain Avenue
The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a AAA/CAA Four Diamond Hotel located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park. The Rimrock Resort Hotel offers some of the best views of the Canadian...
Rimrock was terrific!