Banff Aspen Lodge

Banff, Alberta

The hotel

They may call themselves a ‘base camp’, but that’s definitely only in spirit — not in style. Thanks to its location, Banff Aspen Lodge is favoured by those wanting to pitch up and experience all the attractions of this popular ski and spa town, from its snow sports to its famous hot springs. But its style is far from ‘base camp’. Smart and swanky, its rustic-meets-chic décor is matched by a series of extra touches that make an ‘outdoorsy’ holiday uncharacteristically comfortable, like complimentary WiFi, ski and bike storage, the coffee and cake-stocked Whitebark Café, and a steam room and sauna for soothing adventure-weary muscles. You can start your day filling up at the complimentary breakfast buffet, with its local bacon and sausages and home-baked treats. And you can end it in an outdoor hot tub with a crackling fireplace.

Amenities

  • Ski
  • Hot tub
  • Families
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the heart of Downtown Banff, a short stroll to local restaurants, museums, shopping and galleries. Transfer time from Calgary Airport: 1 hour 30 minutes.

Hotel information

89 rooms. All with TV, clock radio, complimentary WiFi access, kettle, coffee maker, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron and board and safe. Superior Rooms are equipped with a balcony or patio and feature 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Premium Rooms are more spacious and feature a balcony or patio, with either 1 queen-size bed and 2 single beds or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Breakfast Room serving a variety of hot and cold breakfast items including house-made granola and baked goods. Whitebark Cafe serving organic coffee and premium tea along with pastries and baked goods. 2 outdoor hot tubs with an outdoor fireplace. Steam room and sauna. Complimentary WiFi access. Laundry service*. Ski lock-up and ski and bike security. Complimentary parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (873)
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Nov 13, 2019 365-HotRod Calgary, Canada

Property is dated but clean, staff is friendly and helpful. Location is excellent for walking to/ from downtown. Breakfast is minimal, but satisfying. Very good experiences, both times I’ve stayed here. Very good value for the money.
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Nov 12, 2019 56erickv Edmonton, Canada

When arrived, supervisor told me that parking was not available because it is first come, first served. I told her that according to the hotel website the outdoor Parking is complimentary. She replied saying that she would talk to the manager or owner to make some changes in the hotels’ website. Totally disappointed
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Nov 11, 2019 jtw93 Heswall, United Kingdom

A very good two night stay in this hotel. Excellent location with good car parking, a spacious, spotless, well laid out room with a comfortable bed. Plus! A special mention for the Breakfast staff, they worked so hard, not only to prepare good food but to offer you a warm welcome and ensure everybody was seated promptly even when running to… Read more
A very good two night stay in this hotel. Excellent location with good car parking, a spacious, spotless, well laid out room with a comfortable bed. Plus! A special mention for the Breakfast staff, they worked so hard, not only to prepare good food but to offer you a warm welcome and ensure everybody was seated promptly even when running to capacity. Well done guys, you are a credit to the Aspen Lodge. Thank you. Read less
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Nov 8, 2019 Camper18632526104

We had an amazing week at the Aspen to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Thank you so much for making it special and more than we expected. Perfect location, 5 minute walk of downtown Banff and amazing staff. Rooms spacious and clean. Lots of options for breakfast. We found the staff so friendly and very helpful. I'd recommend the Banff… Read more
We had an amazing week at the Aspen to celebrate our 10th wedding anniversary. Thank you so much for making it special and more than we expected. Perfect location, 5 minute walk of downtown Banff and amazing staff. Rooms spacious and clean. Lots of options for breakfast. We found the staff so friendly and very helpful. I'd recommend the Banff Aspen Lodge to anyone. Read less
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Nov 7, 2019 barrymarcellus

Room was adequate but layout was odd. Stepped directly into the room in front of the bathroom sink. Bed was comfortable and shower was hot. Scaffolding outside window did not make for a great view. Must have been working on the roof.