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King Edward Hotel

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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.

I'm not sure if screwed up my reservation or if they did but I specifically asked for a room with two beds and ended up with one. Our room was right by the stairs and elevator and people were in and out all night and kept us awake all night. There's a pub downstairs and a busy excellent restaurant on the side and it was insanely noisy. We had a plethora of other issues as well but none of it really makes much difference now. The location is great. It's right downtown but you could probably get a better night's sleep if you slept in their parking garage in your car and believe me I thought about it. The next time I feel like wasting 600 dollars(American) I'll just light it on fire. I'd have been much less pissed off.

This hotel's primary virtue is that it is at the very center of Banff town: at the intersection of Banff Ave. and Caribou St.. As such, it is subject to some degree of street noise, especially when bars close at night. It also is space-constrained, with relatively small guest rooms, no real lobby (only a registration desk in a small walled-off section of the entrance foyer), no breakfast, take-your-chances curb cuts for loading and unloading, and guest parking in a municipal parking garage a block away. I never DID get the parking system straight, by the way. You can get a parking pass for a fee from the hotel (but they had run out by the time I arrived), or "you could park for free for eight hours overnight as long as you were out between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m." was what I thought I heard. But I parked and came and went at will and encountered no problem. Indeed, I didn't even see a payment kiosk or caretaker or any way that I might have PAID for parking even if I'd incurred any obligation to do so. Another mystery was the remote control device for the air handling in my room. Luckily, since the outside temperature was mild, I only had to figure out how to turn the ceiling fan on and off. I avoided anything more elaborate. All this being said, I slept comfortably, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the hotel's location in the center of things was most appreciated. The room rate was rather high, given the minimal nature of the hotel's services, but I suppose that that's what happens in the center of Banff in the middle of July in the 100th anniversary of Canada's national parks and the 150th anniversary of Canada itself.

After reading some poor reviews, I was wary about our 3 night stay but I shouldn't have been! The hotel rooms, though small, were clean and the beds were very comfortable. There were complimentary water bottles and a variety of snacks left in our room each day. The location of the hotel was a real plus since it was in the picturesque center of the mountain town of Banff and within walking distance of many restaurants and shops. My family and I are so glad we didn't listen to the bad reviews and had a wonderful time!!

The rooms were small but the amenities were almost complete. Very comfortable beds, but very pricey. There is no luggage room storage available, so my bag was placed on one side of the reception till I came to pick it up in the afternoon. It has all the nearby necessities, so five stars for the location.

Hotel was right in the centre of the town and close to restaurants and shopping - couldn't have asked for a better location. Staff were OK. Amenities were pretty poor - had 3 wifi networks and couldn't connect to any of them. Bathroom was really small and the rooms were quite stuffy. A bit overpriced for what it was, but the location was really good.

137 Banff Ave Banff AB

Hotel highlights

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

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, concierge services, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Located centrally in Banff, it's also close to 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

King Edward Hotel features free WiFi in public areas and an ATM. Onsite parking is offered for a fee. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage.

Room options

Family Room

Twin 3 | Sleeps 5

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 2 Twin Beds

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

40% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 194 reviews