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Buffalo Mountain Lodge

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Property grounds
Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed (Premier) | Balcony
Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed (Premier) | Premium bedding, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Dining room
Free toiletries, hair dryer, towels, soap

Overview of Buffalo Mountain Lodge

VIP Access

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

3.5 star property
3.5-star eco-certified hotel near Surprise Corner
8.4 out of 10 Very Good
8.4/10 Very Good

Popular amenities

  • Hot Tub
  • Pet friendly
  • Parking included
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
700 Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, AB, T1L 1B3

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBanff Legacy Trail2 min drive
  • Popular LocationBanff National Park Information Centre2 min drive
  • Popular LocationBanff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau2 min drive
  • AirportBanff, AB (YBA)7 min drive

Perks for members at select top-rated stays

Our Silver and Gold members get perks at select VIP Access properties, on top of exceptional service.
Silver tier member
A perk like food and drink extras, free breakfast, or parking credits
Gold tier member
Room upgrades when available, plus Silver perks

Room options

About this area


Located in Banff, Buffalo Mountain Lodge is in the mountains and in a national park. Banff Legacy Trail and Banff Springs Golf Club are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Tunnel Mountain and Cave and Basin National Historic Site. Surprise Corner and Banff National Park Information Centre are two other places to visit that come recommended. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing, downhill skiing, and snowboarding, or check out other outdoor activities such as snowshoeing.

What's nearby

  • Surprise Corner - 3 min walk
  • Banff Legacy Trail - 2 min drive
  • Banff National Park Information Centre - 2 min drive
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 2 min drive
  • Tunnel Mountain - 3 min drive

Getting around

  • Banff Station - 5 min drive
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 94 min drive


  • Park Distillery - 4 min drive
  • Good Earth Coffeehouse - Banff - 4 min drive
  • Evelyn's Coffee Bar - 4 min drive
  • Rose & Crown Restaurant & Pub - 4 min drive
  • Grizzly House Restaurant - 4 min drive

About this property

Buffalo Mountain Lodge

3.5-star eco-certified hotel in the mountains
Located close to Surprise Corner and Tunnel Mountain, Buffalo Mountain Lodge provides a coffee shop/cafe, a fireplace in the lobby, and a bar. For some rest and relaxation, visit the hot tub. The onsite restaurant, The Prow, features happy hour. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi, and guests can find other amenities such as a 24-hour gym and a business center.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), express check-out, and smoke-free premises
  • A computer station, concierge services, and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews speak highly of the breakfast
Room features
All 108 rooms have comforts such as premium bedding, in addition to amenities like free WiFi. Guest reviews say good things about the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
More conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 42-inch LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Recycling, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Ecolab (3rd party expert - Global)
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi and wired internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi and wired internet

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Food and drink

  • Daily full breakfast available for a fee: CAD 20–40 per person
  • A bar/lounge
  • A coffee shop/cafe
  • A restaurant

Restaurants on site

  • Buffalo Mountain Cafe
  • The Prow

Things to do

  • 24-hour gym
  • Ski storage
  • Spa tub


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Safe at front desk

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (3,983 square feet of space)
  • Meeting room


  • In a national park
  • In the mountains
  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • No elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • 42-inch LCD TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Limited room service


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Recycling

Similar properties



Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 25 per pet, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
2 per room
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Children up to the age of 17 years can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: approximately CAD 20–40 per person
  • Pet fee: CAD 25 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

This property does not have elevators

Property is also known as

Buffalo Mountain Banff
Buffalo Mountain Lodge
Buffalo Mountain Lodge Banff
Buffalo Mountain Hotel Banff
Buffulo Mountain Lodge
Buffalo Mountain Lodge Hotel
Buffalo Mountain Lodge Banff
Buffalo Mountain Lodge Hotel Banff

Frequently asked questions

Is Buffalo Mountain Lodge pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of CAD 25 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Buffalo Mountain Lodge?

As of Jun 7, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Buffalo Mountain Lodge on Jun 27, 2023 start from $375.36, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Buffalo Mountain Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Buffalo Mountain Lodge?

Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Buffalo Mountain Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Buffalo Mountain Lodge located?

Situated in a national park, this eco-certified hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Surprise Corner, Banff National Park Information Centre, and Banff Legacy Trail. Tunnel Mountain and Cave and Basin National Historic Site are also within 3 mi (5 km). Banff Station is 27 minutes by foot.



Very Good

Rating 10 - Excellent. 532 out of 1000 reviews" "
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Rating 8 - Good. 284 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 28%
Rating 6 - Okay. 110 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 11%
Rating 4 - Poor. 44 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 30 out of 1000 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 3%




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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Good secluded location. limited parking and uglyroom
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We loved this place. The rooms are spacious, clean and comfortable. The fireplace was a great asset! It is a little bit out of town, but an easy walk, 2 min drive or roam bus. It’s nicer to be out of the hustle and bustle. Restaurant on premises is the best in town
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We loved our stay here! The room was clean, cozy, quiet and had a spacious bathroom. Looked just like advertised photos. Staff was super friendly. Food at their restaurant was amazing! (We chose to dine there every night of our stay.) The field across the street had the best mountain view and the hot tub was great! Will definitely return.
Stayed 4 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Good place
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Property was amazing. Nice and clean. Quiet. Comfortable. Would be nice if the room I was in had A/C. It got a bit warm at night and the small fan wasn't enough to cool the room down. Other then that, the room was beautiful. Will stay again for sure.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

8/10 Good


Liked: Staff & service
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
Just ok
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with group, Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
We stayed at Buffalo Mountain Lodge on our honeymoon 20 years ago and went back for our 20 year anniversary. We loved it both times and highly recommend, however this time they were doing a lot of construction so there was a lot of mess. Make sure you book an updated room, because they are fantastic...but our friends got an outdated version and were a little disappointed The restaurant was great and had great food. We ate there several times. Be prepared to hike around the property...some rooms are uphill. The only negative was there was no common area, firepit etc to hang out wirh friends.
Stayed 6 nights in May 2023

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Hot Tub & Property Cleanliness
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.)
700 Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, AB