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

  • Excellent (951)
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Jul 27, 2021 fk0y064xi8 Vancouver, Canada

Several deficiencies in the room, for $359/night I had high expectations, felt at though the room should have been priced at $99. After contacting the front desk they adjusted our rate, but I would have preferred a better experience at a different property.
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Jul 27, 2021 austintrades96

The hotel had a very reasonable price considering location and look of it. The hotel seemed all renovated and had a very good restaurant. The rooms all looked new and it had underground parking which was a big plus!
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Jul 26, 2021 4hjio9vchv Prince George, Canada

Awesome place to stay. Conveniently located downtown of Banff. Everything is within walking distance. Good customer service. Rooms are exactly what it looks like on the photos from the website. Nice and clean rooms, comfortable beds.
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Jul 26, 2021 josettekett

We enjoyed the hotel however the pull out couch had stains on it and the window didn’t open the service was good but unfortunately the bottle of champagne we ordered for my son and daughter-in-law on their arrival never happened we ordered that through the one 800 number the location was great and everything else was very good
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Jul 26, 2021 R7536IZdan

Enjoyed a wonderful stay at the Elk and Avenue. The location was fantastic, close to shops, restaurants and amenities. The service was very friendly. The Hotel was very clean and safe. I wish we spent more time in Banff.