Buffalo Mountain Lodge

Banff, Alberta

The hotel

Place yourself amongst the pines and spruce perched upon the foothills of Tunnel Mountain and you'll soon see why this area of Canada is so highly regarded. Buffalo Mountain Lodge boasts an enviable backwoods location with plenty of modern fixtures and fittings to give guests the best of both worlds. Cosy up under your feather duvet as the open fire roars or venture into downtown Banff for a night on the tiles, whatever you prefer, this mountain lodge allows for access all areas. Being close to neighbouring attractions such as Lake Louise and Emerald Lake, there's every excuse to spend your days exploring, with a stainless steel outdoor hot tub and award-winning restaurant on-site when it's time to head back to base. Banff is an absolute adventure playground with canoeing, biking and white-water rafting all helping to create one amazing experience after the next with some of the most sensational scenery in North America providing an inspirational backdrop. No matter how fast or how slow you prefer to take things, Buffalo Mountain Lodge provides clean, comfortable and cosy dwellings from where to get out and explore or stay put and cotch up.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Hot tub
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Near National Park
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Situated amongst the firs, spruce and pines on Tunnel Mountain, just a 3-minute drive (free shuttle available) or a 15-minute scenic stroll from the bars, shops and restaurants of Downtown Banff. Transfer time from Calgary Airport: 1 hour 35 minutes.

Hotel information

108 guest rooms, on 2 floors with no lift. All with stone fireplace, private bath, feather duvets, complimentary WiFi access, LCD TV, tea/coffee making facilities, clock radio, hairdryer, iron and board. Standard Lodge Room with 1 or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Sleeping Buffalo Dining Room (open for breakfast, lunch and dinner with award-winning wine list), lounge area and bar. Fitness suite, steam room and outdoor hot tub. Business centre*. Complimentary shuttle bus to Banff. Local activities* include: hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, white-water rafting, chair lift rides and horseback treks. Complimentary parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: One person must be aged 21 years and over in each room at check-in.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cozy pet friendly getaway

Apr 12, 2021 mylene001 Calgary, Canada

We've stayed 2 nights with our dog and loved the place! The food was great and hot when delivered to our room. We're really enjoyed the fireplace and free wood provided each day. Welcoming and friendly staff. 20 minutes’ walk to downtown Banff is really convenient if you have a dog. We'll definitely book again with Buffalo Mountain Lodge.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Worst stay I have ever had in our 16 years of travelling to Banff

Apr 11, 2021 Traveler53804

Well we have stayed at this hotel many times in the past and it has always been a great stay and the staff are super friendly but this time was a little different. The staff were still very nice but the room we were given was just so dirty. There were spider webs abs spiders in the room. There were black handprints all over the walls with damage… Read more
Well we have stayed at this hotel many times in the past and it has always been a great stay and the staff are super friendly but this time was a little different. The staff were still very nice but the room we were given was just so dirty. There were spider webs abs spiders in the room. There were black handprints all over the walls with damage to some walls. The bathroom sink was clogged and there was dirt and mild in the bathroom. I have to say in all the years, I have never stayed in such a poor room. Very disappointing Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cozy mountain stay

Apr 11, 2021 lburchell375

Beautiful property with an inviting atmosphere. Loved the wood burning fireplaces and bathtub in the room. Breakfast in the room was delicious. I was surprised by some small damages (burn holes and wall damage) in the room though these did not effect our stay. We will be back.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Smoke Smell but Excellent Staff

Apr 10, 2021 Jasper_n_Max Edmonton, Canada

The staff were absolutely lovely. We knew there was renovations going on when we booked and weren't bothered by that at all. The hot tub was also lovely! Just make sure you book it in advance. We were surprised at the rooms...they felt dirty. The cups had ash on them (we did not use the in-room fireplace), there were smear, snot-like marks in the… Read more
The staff were absolutely lovely. We knew there was renovations going on when we booked and weren't bothered by that at all. The hot tub was also lovely! Just make sure you book it in advance. We were surprised at the rooms...they felt dirty. The cups had ash on them (we did not use the in-room fireplace), there were smear, snot-like marks in the bathroom and the whole room had a strong smell of smoke. We knew there were fireplaces in the rooms and have stayed at other places with the same feature but this was uncomfortable. My family has asthma and both had to use medication while in the rooms. The restaurant breakfast was tasty. The grounds themselves are picturesque. The rooms just need better beds, cleaning and ventilation. Maybe we got unlucky with our room and maybe others are much cleaner but overall if they are all at this level, as much as we'd like to, with the smoke smell so strong, we just couldn't stay there again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Perfect getaway!

Apr 10, 2021 melissasO1780QW

My family stayed here while hiking in Banff. It was wonderful! Their customer service team was professional and friendly. Our room was spotless, cozy, and had an fantastic view! I would recommend definitely recommend this lodge!