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King Edward Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here as it was the only room available. So not cheap at all. Very small room. 3rd floor and lift not working when I arrived (fixed next day). Had to ask housekeeping to ensure door was shut properly after finding open twice. Facility looking tired. Location could not be better - right in the middle of Banff.

Located on the main street in the city center, so, extremely convenient. With the location and the rate charged, I actually expecting a budget look kind of room, but to my surprise, it wasn't! Very neat, if not luxury, with mini fridge, tea making facility in room, hair dryer and very good size. But maybe it was end Nov, low season and therefore lower rate though. Friendly staffs. Microwave oven for use on third floor! Wifi not very consistent though. And there is a pub on second floor, so, some noise at evening. And there is not public toilet/changing room for check-out guests.

Excellent location, excellent staff, excellent rooms and excellent prices! Our initial stay was for 5 nights originally, but we enjoyed Banff and the surrounding areas so much we decided to stay for another 2 in this excellent hotel. Staff, always courteous, patient and welcoming, arranged this without fuss. Rooms cleaned thoroughly and the location was superb for all Banff offerings. 100% considering for a return trip in summer 2018.

if your looking for somewhere just to lay your head at night its a great choice but the best thing about it is your in the middle of everything right out the front door is the main street. our rooms were pretty cheap parking is free and the location is extremely convenient

The King Edward Hotel in Banff has one of the most central locations in the old town. You are literally right in the middle of the pedestrian shopping area. You can stop in to your room just to drop off your purchases or to have an afternoon beverage before heading back out. The hotel is average in room quality and pales in comparison to the more swanky hotels in Banff, but if you’re looking for an inexpensive option in the absolute best location downtown, the King Edward Hotel is your best bet.

I booked this hotel on price and central location, but I would recommend paying a bit more for something better. The room was small for two people and two suitcases, with two single beds and a tiny work area. There is no air-conditioning or flow-through ventilation, just a ceiling fan. Wi-fi was almost useless - very slow with constant disconnections. There is no lounge area in the lobby, and breakfast is not offered, so it’s a basic hotel. The rates are high for what you get, so look around for better value.

Here you are paying for location, the hotel rooms are small, but, well equipped, I found it quiet and comfortable. WIFI was free and worked well. Service was ok, elevator was very slow. I would not choose this hotel again.

I don't know what all of these bad reviews are about, we had a great stay at King Edward! The hotel is old but clean and has a glass walled lift looking out onto the street which was novel :) Our room was comfortable and spacious and had complimentary toiletries and daily water, muffins and biscuits, tea & coffee and there is a mini-fridge if you want to buy your own food. Check in was super fast and easy, staff were friendly and the location was FANTASTIC. Right in the middle of town, an easy walk to everywhere.We thought King Edward was fantastic value for money and we would definitely stay again. The only negative was the slow Wi-Fi. Other than that, great hotel!

The rooms are on the small side for a North American, but OK for a European with lower expectations. It's pretty central, the staff gave me a great breakfast recommendation jist across the side street. Parking is simple just go to the top level of the parkcade and you're good for overnight and eight hours from 8 the next day. You can park lower down in the secure section for CAD 5 or 6. I didn't bother.. Get a room far from the lift/pub. I was there late August in 150 years since Confederation, so prices were high

This is the second oldest hotel in the area and the oldest hotel in the city of Banff. It is smack in the middle of things. There is free parking in the municipal lot right behind the building. the rooms are very small but they have everything you need including a refrigerator and a coffee pot and a blow dryer. It is very noisy if you leave your windows open at night. You can hear the revelers out on Banff Ave. But you can always close your windows. They do not offer breakfast but they do offer a complimentary basket of snacks and water, tea and coffee. It is expensive for what you get but hey it's Banff and everything is expensive.

137 Banff Ave Banff AB

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Cave and Basin National Historic Site
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas

Cave and Basin National Historic Site is within a mile (2 km) of King Edward Hotel, and other popular attractions like Upper Hot Springs are within a few miles (5 km). This 21-room hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like free in-room WiFi, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a microwave in a common area. In a national park, it's also near Banff Gondola and Mount Norquay Ski Resort.


King Edward Hotel's 21 rooms provide coffee makers, free local calls, and ceiling fans. TVs come with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Desks are also included.

Property features

Guests of King Edward Hotel enjoy free WiFi in public areas, microwave in a common area, and an ATM. Onsite parking is offered for a fee. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

40.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 200 reviews