We often travel to Banff and have stayed at different hotels with different budgets, but I had never been enthusiastic about writing a review as I am this time; if I ever write a review is to warn people about certain issues, but in the case of the Inns of Banff it's the opposite. Although a little bit of a maze going from our room to the pools or to the restaurants, the hotel in general was very clean and concerning our room, you can't even tell that was special for dogs as the carpet was fresh and the room was spotless; the beds were new and comfortable and we had good fluffy pillows. Toiletries were natural and locally made.
The hotel has an awesome outdoor hot pool with an unique view of the local mountains and, because it's pretty much the first hotel on Banff avenue, although the pool is in a higher ground, you also are next to the forest, where you can go for a nice hike or take your dog for his business.
The jacuzzi and the cold indoor pool were on the opposite side of the outdoor pools, at a ground level, which made it a bit odd, walking across from one pool to another, just wrapped on towels (we had children who wanted to check those pools too).
The indoor pools don't have any windows, nor natural light and make you feel like "in a cave". Our favorite were the outdoor pools.
The hotel staff is very friendly and knowledgeable of the area. They provided us with complimentary public transportation passes and directions to get to places.
BUT in my opinion what went BEYOND AND ABOVE was the beautiful welcome for our little dog: our room was equipped with two nice, clean and shiny dog bowls and their mat, a nice, very clean (I smelled it), fresh, big and fluffy dog bed with a big dog treat and a toy... I HAD NEVER SEEN this attention to the detail when it comes to our furry family members and TOTALLY SET THIS HOTEL APPART FROM ANY OTHER. So, whether you are travelling by yourself or with children and dog, this is a fantastic hotel to stay in.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on Banff Avenue the Inns of Banff has some of the best views in all of Banff. With 244 rooms this 3.5 star hotel has it all - ski rentals, award winning Wildfire Grill, Bears Den Lounge, both an indoor pool and jetted hot tub, heated underground parking, Japanese restaurant Miki, Gift shop, and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inns Of Banff Hotel Banff
- Inns Banff
- Hotel Banff
- Inns Of Banff Alberta