Elk & Avenue

Banff, Alberta

The hotel

Elk + Avenue delivers on contemporary style, without sacrificing the mountain lodge feel those bound for Banff seek. Dressed with Rocky Mountain inspired details, rustic meets high-polish with rough cut timber, cosy seating, and the odd touch of faux fur. Its indulgences aren’t all decorative though, and alongside its downtown location, it gives you complimentary WiFi and parking, and a sauna and hot tub. At the forefront of Banff’s dining scene, Ricky’s All Day Grill is among the most popular in this ski-side town, with its big breakfasts and all-day diner classics drawing in hungry locals and travellers. It takes its après-ski seriously too, with the seasonal drink selections and twilight menu of RG’s Lounge best enjoyed around its toasty fireplace, in front of the plasma TVs, or on the patio watching the world pass by.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Ski
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Just minutes from the best shopping, dining, nightlife and activities in the heart of Banff. Ideally located close to many hiking and biking trails, stunning lakes, and world-class ski hills and attractions, including the Banff Gondola and Banff Lake Cruise.

Hotel information

162 rooms. All with in-room temperature control, TV, telephone, complimentary WiFi access, clock radio, coffee maker, mini-fridge, iron and board and hairdryer. Standard Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Breakfast option: Available at a supplement.

Standard BB Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Loft Rooms with a large sitting room and upper loft, with 2 queen-size beds and 1 sofa bed, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Ricky's All Day Grill serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. RG's Lounge, featuring a late night menu, seasonal drink features, and select wine menu. Sauna, whirlpool and steam room. Guest laundry*. Full-size lockers for ski equipment*. Gift shop. Complimentary WiFi access. Complimentary heated underground parking.

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Breakfast is available at a supplement.

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Jul 8, 2020 Emmadawn37 Edmonton, Canada

My friend and I spent 2 nights at the Elk and Avenue hotel in Banff (July 2-4). Overall our experience was great! There was some minimal cleanliness issues (dusty fan, shorts found under the side table) nothing that we felt warranted complaint as we used the room mostly for sleeping and showering and those amenities were clean! Location was… Read more
My friend and I spent 2 nights at the Elk and Avenue hotel in Banff (July 2-4). Overall our experience was great! There was some minimal cleanliness issues (dusty fan, shorts found under the side table) nothing that we felt warranted complaint as we used the room mostly for sleeping and showering and those amenities were clean! Location was incredible - just a crosswalk away from the main shopping street. Parking was underground and secure. We booked directly through the hotel site and had received 2 free drink vouchers for the attached restaurant and bar (Farm and Fire). The drinks and food were AMAZING. The rooms have been updated and modernized, bathroom was beautiful. With COVID happening they have hand sanitizer at the front door, will not clean your room unless otherwise requested and have contactless check out. Would definitely stay again! Read less
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Jul 4, 2020 31logjohn Edmonton, Canada

What an Awesome Experience ! The Hotel is clean and comfortable. The beds are comfy . The staff, especially front desk, are exceptional! The location is perfect, just a block away from the main hustle and bustle , but very close to the main downtown. I couldn't be happier. We had the loft unit #326 and had virtually no noise from elevator/ice… Read more
What an Awesome Experience ! The Hotel is clean and comfortable. The beds are comfy . The staff, especially front desk, are exceptional! The location is perfect, just a block away from the main hustle and bustle , but very close to the main downtown. I couldn't be happier. We had the loft unit #326 and had virtually no noise from elevator/ice machine/neighbors/or street. Couldn't have been more perfect. We are extremely happy and will be back soon. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great Hotel Close to Downtown

Jul 4, 2020 Neal C Edmonton, Canada

I enjoy visiting Banff and staying at the Elk and Avenue. The staff is friendly, the rooms are modern and clean. The new restaurant is much better than it used to be. There are lots of gathering areas in the lobby and the underground parking is clean and warm.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good Stay in Banff!

Jul 4, 2020 Sparks2323 Bogota, Colombia

Excellent location, can't get any better if you are in town! The lobby is very clean and well presented. We didn't get to use any of the amenities due to Covid, but the staff were very pleasant and we got to use the voucher towards the Banff Gondola which the travel agency arranged for us. The on site restaurant is really good, highly recommend… Read more
Excellent location, can't get any better if you are in town! The lobby is very clean and well presented. We didn't get to use any of the amenities due to Covid, but the staff were very pleasant and we got to use the voucher towards the Banff Gondola which the travel agency arranged for us. The on site restaurant is really good, highly recommend and also nice to use the 15% discount for hotel guests. A very good stay, rooms are pretty average. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Best place to stay in Banff.

Jul 3, 2020 bluemars22 Lloydminster, Canada

Equipped with one of the best restaurant in town the fire and farm. Foods are so good. Morning walk in town just step out from the lobby. No need to race over public parking,The hotel got it. Over all convenience and decent place to stay😍