Banff Aspen Lodge

Banff, Alberta

Virgin rating

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 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

  • Families
  • Ski
  • Free Parking
  • Hot tub
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • 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. with 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

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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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Highly recommended!

Apr 18, 2024 jennyos2024 Sydney, Australia

Lovely rooms, clean and comfortable. Friendly and helpful staff, great breakfast, and good coffee - would definitely stay here again.
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Apr 18, 2024 Raefan50 Ontario, Canada

Excellent staff and accomadating. Freshly made breakfast everytime. Thank you to Ron, Mary Ann and Joel.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A gem in the heart of Banff!

Apr 17, 2024 Ad F

Wonderful Cozy Comfortable, Clean/Safe Hotel, with a vibrant/fresh welcoming ambience. Hotel well maintained, including the rooms & bathrooms, in room safe, great coffee, has fridge, kettle & seating area with table. Great outdoor hot tubes with a steam room. A real treat. Staff is helpful & friendly. Excellent location & my room had a balcony… Read more
Wonderful Cozy Comfortable, Clean/Safe Hotel, with a vibrant/fresh welcoming ambience. Hotel well maintained, including the rooms & bathrooms, in room safe, great coffee, has fridge, kettle & seating area with table. Great outdoor hot tubes with a steam room. A real treat. Staff is helpful & friendly. Excellent location & my room had a balcony with a fantastic view. The lobby & outdoor patio is inviting with a gas fireplace and seating I'll stay again! :) Thank you Banff Aspen Lodge Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating A perfect birthday get away!

Apr 16, 2024 Nomad34107448790

We loved our two night stay at this convenient hotel. My husband booked a room for my birthday trip. When the hotel found out, the kindly moved us to larger room in a private corner on the second floor. They also left a card and some baked treats. It was nice to receive such great service. As well, they accommodated our request for an early check… Read more
We loved our two night stay at this convenient hotel. My husband booked a room for my birthday trip. When the hotel found out, the kindly moved us to larger room in a private corner on the second floor. They also left a card and some baked treats. It was nice to receive such great service. As well, they accommodated our request for an early check in. Thank you. The location is great and having onsite covered parking was a bonus. It was a short walk to the river and Banff Avenue is a fun street to walk with lots to look at. As well, the local bus and the ski buses stop near the hotel. We loved the hot tubs in the inner courtyard. It was magical to sit in the steaming water while large, lacy snowflakes fell. Breakfast was included and the granola was some of the best I've ever had. They make it onsite daily. Overall, the hotel is clean and welcoming but you'll notice wear in some areas like the stairs and the breakfast room hotel. The bathrooms are spotless and the beds are comfy with clean linen- but, in our room at least, some details were missing. For instance, finger prints on the windows and a broken curtain pull. We chose their environmental initiative (forgo room cleaning for a coupon for the coffee shop) and the hibiscus tea was delicious. It was served with a pump of syrup and frothed milk. You just put the sign on your door and the cleaners should leave a certificate to redeem. We had to ask at the front desk for ours, but that wasn't an issue for us. The hotel offers robes for the hot tubs- just ask at the front desk for yours. We highly recommend this hotel and would stay again if we returned to Banff. Thank you! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel close to the centre of Banff!

Apr 5, 2024 Tony A

Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying with you. Brilliant location close to the town centre, professional and welcoming staff, comfortable bed, delicious breakfast, fabulous hot tubs and steam room, and lovely coffee and snacks from the Whitebark Café! Everything was clean and having a guest laundry facility and ski storage room are a… Read more
Just wanted to say how much we enjoyed staying with you. Brilliant location close to the town centre, professional and welcoming staff, comfortable bed, delicious breakfast, fabulous hot tubs and steam room, and lovely coffee and snacks from the Whitebark Café! Everything was clean and having a guest laundry facility and ski storage room are a definite plus 😊 We are looking forward to staying with you again! Read less