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.


  • 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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

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Jan 11, 2021 awrigh761031

Beautiful clean rooms. Superb location. Walked down town Banff for shopping and dinner. Staff was very helpful. We forgot cellphone charger and they loaned us one for the evenings. Underground parking in winter and ski lockers was very confenient.
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Jan 11, 2021 plecla758883 Calgary, Canada

Love the area, great service, great staff, Awesome morning view from our room! Note: Restaurant had very small and poor morning menu, had to get out in the cold and get A&W for breakfast, So we could have breakfast comfortably and enjoy the room till we were ready to leave! Would recomend your hotel to anyone I know! Thank you!
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Jan 10, 2021 Anjo-CJ Edmonton, Canada

The price was reasonable, services provided were standard, nothing extraordinary. Window curtains were dusty and allergic. Recommend cleaning or replacement. Recommend a microwave oven least on each floor levels rather than one common one on the main floor. Located inside the town, with underground parking facility. Thanks!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Last minute trip to Banff

Jan 8, 2021 Exploration744083

Very clean! Will stay here again! Bed was comfortable and room was very clean. Front desk pleasant and helpful. Manageable cost for Banff....the weather was perfect so was able to snowboard at Sunshine.
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Jan 2, 2021 gretabrent Calgary, Canada

Large well appointed room with beautiful views in a great location on Banff Avenue. Would stay here again. Unfortunately the restaurant was closed however we could get to Good Earth cafe through the hotel for breakfast take out.