The Rimrock Resort Hotel

Banff, Alberta

The hotel

A stunning resort hotel, The Rimrock Resort Hotel combines comfort and luxury with breathtaking mountain and alpine views. Its style, décor and hospitality is unmatched, making this a very special place to enjoy a very special holiday. Exquisite French cuisine can be enjoyed at the AAA/CAA 5-Diamond Eden Dining Room with its award-winning wine list. Primrose Dining Room also offers a delicious range of steak, seafood and à la carte meals. Before dinner, enjoy a drink in the very grand surrounds of the Larkspur lounge, retiring afterwards to Divas, a martini jazz lounge whose walls are adorned with Hollywood's most famous women!

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Ski
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • No Smoking
  • Babysitting service
  • Room Service
  • Valet parking
  • Evening Entertainment
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access

Where is it

Perched above the town of Banff, across from Banff's Upper Hot Springs and within walking distance to Banff Gondola. 5-minute drive to Downtown Banff.

Hotel information

343 rooms on 9 floors in 1 building with 6 lifts. All with air-conditioning and heating, cable TV with pay-per-view films and Internet games, 2 telephones, complimentary WiFi access, safe, mini-fridge, tea/coffee-making facilities, iron and board, hairdryer and bathroom amenities. Standard Rooms have 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Please note: To guarantee a king-size bed, there is a $15.00 surcharge and would be based on availability.

Premium Rooms with views of the Bow and Spray valleys, bathrobes and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Grand View Rooms with views of the Canadian Rockies, turn-down service, bathrobes, complimentary valet parking and 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

2 restaurants and 2 bars: Eden Dining Room (fine French cuisine, open for dinner), Primrose Dining Room (Italian influenced cuisine, steak and seafood, open for breakfast and dinner), Larkspur Lounge, Divas Martini Lounge and Rimrock Café. Indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, pool deck with sauna, lounge chairs and tables. Full-service spa*. Fitness centre (over 16 years only) with cardio equipment and free weights. Complimentary WiFi access in public areas. Boutiques and convenience stores on site. Laundry/dry-cleaning service* and secure ski-storage facilities. 24-hour room service*. Babysitting*. A complimentary bus service is available to Rimrock guests to downtown Banff. In winter, The Rimrock Resort also offers a complimentary Ski Connector service for guests heading to the ski hills. Concierge provides a complimentary ski connector service between the hotel and the downtown ski buses. Complimentary pick up from the ski bus back to the hotel is also available. Guests are advised to contact concierge on their arrival for more information on this service. Self-parking C$18, Valet parking C$32, both plus tax, (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Please note: Breakfast is available at an extra supplement.

Please note: 100% Smoke-free - The Rimrock now offers a smoke free environment for all guests and staff. Designated smoking areas are located outside the Rimrock.

Please note: To guarantee a king-size bed, there is a $15.00 surcharge and would be based on availability.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Couple Retreat & Birthday Milestone

Jan 27, 2020 Stefan V

My wife and I decided recently to have a little getaway in part to celebrate her 50th birthday. We had some initial conversations about running around Banff and doing stuff but we thought it would be better time spent enjoying the amenities that the Rimrock had to offer. (note: We never had been before but always heard good things) So we arrived… Read more
My wife and I decided recently to have a little getaway in part to celebrate her 50th birthday. We had some initial conversations about running around Banff and doing stuff but we thought it would be better time spent enjoying the amenities that the Rimrock had to offer. (note: We never had been before but always heard good things) So we arrived as about as early as one could (which they happily accommodated), immediately had lunch in the Lakspur Lounge which was lovely, then read our books enjoying a few cocktails while enjoying the view. Our room was a Grandview Executive(?) Suite on the 9th floor which included a balcony. (A nice upgrade surprise:). Our king bed was amazingly comfortable (But enough about the bed). We then went to Divas for happy hour which was great and right before our fancy dinner reservation at Eden. (What can I say... It was amazing) There was some live music at Divas by the time we finished dinner and the fellow was singing (playing guitar) a very familiar maritime tune (We are from the Maritime's originally). We didn't stay too long and then we went back to the room to relax and have a wonderful rest. We did check out the fitness area/spa/pool on day one and it looked very welcoming. The next morning we got up early and headed to the buffet at the Primose and watched the sun rise. a few hours later we enjoyed a couple's massage (with Kelly & Kenedi) at the spa which is the best way to finish off any vacation in our opinion. Needless to say from door to door I think we enjoyed ~24hrs of the best the Rimrock had to offer. Upon check-out we were so satisfied with the experience we decided why not become "Loyalty Members" and to be honest all they needed was our email address and phone number which they already had. The drive back to Calgary was not only relaxing but peaceful in a Happy kind of way. Oh, when we got home our university age kids both said "you guys seem a little different" to which our response was "that's because we didn't take either of you..!" Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating We will continue to return to Rimrock Resort Hotel

Jan 26, 2020 AlbertaChristiegirl Calgary, Canada

My husband and I visit Rimrock Resort Hotel usually twice per year, in the off season. It's nice that Banff is just a short drive from Calgary and Rimrock is about 7 minutes from town, providing lots of opportunities for hiking and exploring. This 2 night stay was in celebration of our birthdays. Our room was lovely with beautiful views of the… Read more
My husband and I visit Rimrock Resort Hotel usually twice per year, in the off season. It's nice that Banff is just a short drive from Calgary and Rimrock is about 7 minutes from town, providing lots of opportunities for hiking and exploring. This 2 night stay was in celebration of our birthdays. Our room was lovely with beautiful views of the valley and north side of the hotel - sitting in our room enjoying wine while enjoying the view is one of the reasons we chose this property. The food and atmosphere at the Larkspur Lounge is another highlight. The wood fireplace was roaring and did it's job to keep us cozy and warm. We missed the piano player on Friday night as we were told she would be playing but wasn't. The Diva Lounge is open Friday and Saturday nights but we didn't stop in this time. Breakfast at Primrose Dining Room (buffet) was included in our stay and was delicious - more than enough food and choices for us. Again, we enjoy the "to go" cups provided for your coffee. Service was outstanding. The coffee shop is a great place to pick up snacks/chocolate, sandwiches, coffee or souvenirs. The hotel provided transit tickets are great to use to go to and from the Banff townsite. It's easy to time your visit by using the schedule provided. If you do miss the bus, it's only a short 7 minute taxi ride up. Conveniently located a short walk away to the Sulphur Mountain Gondola as well as the Banff Hot Springs. We will continue to stay at the Rimrock Resort Hotel when we stay in Banff. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Beautiful setting, incomparable service, wonderful staff!

Jan 24, 2020 ladydrake Evansville, Indiana

The two nights we stayed were not nearly enough! There is much to do here at the resort and it is easy to make one’s way into town. The dinning experiences are fabulous and the staff is gracious and attentive. Our room had a balcony with a splendid view! A perfect stay!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing Stay

Jan 23, 2020 JR6442 Port Elgin, Canada

My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in January 2020. It is located only about 5 minutes from Banff. My wife and I have travelled extensively and i can honestly say this was probably our favourite hotel. The staff were super nice. The amenities were also very good. Who wouldn't like a view of the mountains each morning from their room.… Read more
My wife and I stayed at this hotel for 3 nights in January 2020. It is located only about 5 minutes from Banff. My wife and I have travelled extensively and i can honestly say this was probably our favourite hotel. The staff were super nice. The amenities were also very good. Who wouldn't like a view of the mountains each morning from their room. The coffee shop on site was very good for breakfast and evening deserts. The coffee was fantastic. All and all that staff make this an unbelievable stay! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Exceptional service

Jan 22, 2020 cheyannev2014 Saskatoon, Canada

I have stayed at the Rimrock multiple times and it is always lovely. This visit was for a business conference. I was throughly impressed by the staff in the lounges and restaurants as they kept up with the larger than average crowd. While an older building, the rooms, fitness area, and common areas are always exceptionally clean and well taken… Read more
I have stayed at the Rimrock multiple times and it is always lovely. This visit was for a business conference. I was throughly impressed by the staff in the lounges and restaurants as they kept up with the larger than average crowd. While an older building, the rooms, fitness area, and common areas are always exceptionally clean and well taken care of. Read less