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.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating A quiet re\treat near to the centre

Sep 19, 2019 Clive R Penrith, United Kingdom

Aspen Lodge is on the main road through Banff about 5-10 minutes walk from the shops and eating places. This is important because although the hotel includes breakfast it does not offer evening meals. There is though a good cafe attached which serves snacks during the day A waitress at a top restaurant said in her opinion it was the best cafe in… Read more
Aspen Lodge is on the main road through Banff about 5-10 minutes walk from the shops and eating places. This is important because although the hotel includes breakfast it does not offer evening meals. There is though a good cafe attached which serves snacks during the day A waitress at a top restaurant said in her opinion it was the best cafe in Banff. Our bedroom was large and comfortable with a balcony and chairs. The bed was comfortable and facilities good. Excellent wifi connection. The hotel is close to the centre which has a wide variety of restaurants so no problem with the lack of in house dining. Pick-ups and drops happen at the door so no need to drg luggage anywhere or to walk for tours. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A great place to stay

Sep 19, 2019 Kaross13 Elmhurst, Illinois

We loved our stay at Banff Aspen Hotel. We stayed for three nights. Its in a great location, the staff was great, the breakfast was first rate. Service was exceptional. There was underground parking which was also nice. We got good tips for restaurants from the staff - Chuck's Steakhouse and Earl's were two we tried. Our room was very nice… Read more
We loved our stay at Banff Aspen Hotel. We stayed for three nights. Its in a great location, the staff was great, the breakfast was first rate. Service was exceptional. There was underground parking which was also nice. We got good tips for restaurants from the staff - Chuck's Steakhouse and Earl's were two we tried. Our room was very nice and it was perfectly clean. We didn't get to try the hot tub but it looked inviting. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Paying to be in Banff

Sep 17, 2019 Lisa1661

The hotel was clean, but you are paying a tone of money to be in Banff and that is it. The beds were very hard, there is no AC so if you want cooler air the window and screen door have to be open but the area is noisy so it doesn't make it easy to sleep. The lights in the showers constantly flickered on and off, binding you when it would turn back… Read more
The hotel was clean, but you are paying a tone of money to be in Banff and that is it. The beds were very hard, there is no AC so if you want cooler air the window and screen door have to be open but the area is noisy so it doesn't make it easy to sleep. The lights in the showers constantly flickered on and off, binding you when it would turn back on. The breakfast options are very limited and even more so if you have a nut allergy. The one thing it had going for it was relaxing in the hot tub was nice. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel in Banff

Sep 17, 2019 102joe321 Plano, Texas

My fiancee and I stayed at Banff Aspend Lodge for two nights in Banff and had a great experience here. The hotel was clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and our accommodations were very comfortable. We also utilized the pool/spa amenities and were happy with their operation.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great welcome in Banff Aspen Lodge

Sep 16, 2019 Elaine R Swindon, United Kingdom

When we arrived it was pouring with rain, the reception staff were smiling and very welcoming. They gave up directions to the underground parking which was an added bonus when unloading our luggage. Lovely clean and comfortable rooms, they run a scheme here where if you don't use the housekeeping every day they donate a set amount to charity.… Read more
When we arrived it was pouring with rain, the reception staff were smiling and very welcoming. They gave up directions to the underground parking which was an added bonus when unloading our luggage. Lovely clean and comfortable rooms, they run a scheme here where if you don't use the housekeeping every day they donate a set amount to charity. Added bonus of a laundry room on site, with washer and dryer which was fantastic. Read less