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 Awesome getaway

Nov 21, 2019 962edwardh Red Deer County

Couples retreat for the weekend. Food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Very well cared for facility and the staff goes above and beyond to ensure your stay is complete. I would highly recommend them.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Mountain Location

Nov 19, 2019 Steve M Wainwright

Great location, this hotel offers in room wood burning fire places with unlimited wood, heated floors and claw foot soaker tubs and slate tile showers the premium rooms are always clean with no smoke smell!! The rooms give you that woodys authentic mountain feel we love. Staff is friendly it’s quit and private yet still very close drive to all… Read more
Great location, this hotel offers in room wood burning fire places with unlimited wood, heated floors and claw foot soaker tubs and slate tile showers the premium rooms are always clean with no smoke smell!! The rooms give you that woodys authentic mountain feel we love. Staff is friendly it’s quit and private yet still very close drive to all the action downtown Banff. Family friendly with spacious rooms for kids to enjoy 5 stars!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Do not stay here

Nov 13, 2019 KylaF44

Dirty/old and extremely overpriced. I should have listened to the previous reviews I saw online. Waste of money. I think that they should be charging one third of what they do now until they get their rooms in better condition
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Excellent stay

Nov 11, 2019 JECSturgeonCounty Sturgeon County

Lovely location and with the courtesy shuttle the hotel doesn’t seem remote. Fires in the rooms are great and the restaurant food is good. Service was excellent. Would return, especially for a mid week winter break as it was so quiet.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great location, rustic rooms, quite dining

Nov 10, 2019 Chris K airdrie

Nice stay in a cozy room with wood burning fireplace. Our room was a little dated but still comfortable. Upon arrival, there was hair in the bathtub and blueberries on the floor in the room that wasn't cleaned up. A little more attention was needed b Ly housekeeping. Restaurant was very good, food was tasty and staff were great. Front desk staff… Read more
Nice stay in a cozy room with wood burning fireplace. Our room was a little dated but still comfortable. Upon arrival, there was hair in the bathtub and blueberries on the floor in the room that wasn't cleaned up. A little more attention was needed b Ly housekeeping. Restaurant was very good, food was tasty and staff were great. Front desk staff were great too. Some sort of gathering was happening, probably a wedding party at the same time, until about 1 am. A little loud at times. Not the best experience if you want the quiet mountain escape but wasn't the worst neither. They had earplugs waiting in the room. Yikes!! Overall, not bad. Read less