Royal Canadian Lodge

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Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Standard Room One Queen | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
Premier Two Queen Fireplace | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Royal Canadian Lodge

Royal Canadian Lodge

4.0 star property

4.3/5 Excellent

Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 140°F
Map
459 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1B4

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBanff National Park Information Centre8 min walk
  • Popular LocationBanff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau8 min walk
  • Popular LocationBanff Centre for Arts and Creativity15 min walk
  • AirportBanff, AB (YBA)6 min drive

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About this area

Banff

Located in Banff, Royal Canadian Lodge is on the Strip and near a train station. Upper Hot Springs and Mount Norquay Ski Resort are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Central Park and Bow Falls. Banff Park Museum and Cross Zee Ranch are also worth visiting. 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

  • Banff National Park Information Centre - 8 min walk
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 8 min walk
  • Canadian Ski Museum West - 9 min walk
  • Canada House Gallery - 12 min walk
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Banff Station - 13 min walk
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 93 min drive

Restaurants

  • Whitebark Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Earl's - 10 min walk
  • St James's Gate Irish Pub - 11 min walk
  • JK Bakery Cafe - 11 min walk
  • Grizzly House - 12 min walk

About this property

Royal Canadian Lodge

4-star hotel near Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity
Along with an indoor pool, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and a health club. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a sauna, and a spa tub are onsite.
Royal Canadian Lodge offers 99 accommodations with safes and coffee/tea makers. Beds feature premium bedding. Cable television is provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is offered daily and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.

A health club and complimentary bicycles are featured at the hotel. An indoor pool and a spa tub are on site. Other recreational amenities include a sauna and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. Services include massages and facials.

Languages

English

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

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Self parking on site (CAD 15 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (CAD 15 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: CAD 24 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • The Evergreen Restaurant
  • The Evergreen Lounge

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space (2500 square feet)
  • Meeting room

Spa

  • Facials
  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • 37-inch TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in

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

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, pool and spa tub access is limited. A pool area reservation is required at check-in (subject to availability).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: CAD 24 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 15 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 15 per day (in/out privileges)

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 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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.
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's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings

4.3

Excellent

Rating 5 - Excellent. 517 out of 1002 reviews
5 - Excellent 52%
Rating 4 - Good. 330 out of 1002 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 89 out of 1002 reviews
3 - Okay 9%
Rating 2 - Poor. 42 out of 1002 reviews
2 - Poor 4%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 24 out of 1002 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%

4.5/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.2/5

Amenities

4.3/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.3/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We had a very spacious room with a large bathroom area. Great room. We decided to pay the $15 to park on the property. There are buses to take you anywhere you want to go. We did not dine on the property. Due to a flood in the kitchen there was very few things available. For breakfast we did not want a buffet and they were not open for lunch. A block away we found a little restaurant with great breakfast called El Toro. We eat there twice and had dinner there one. Great place with friendly owners. We ate dinner at Chili's restaurant in the hotel next door. Great food and service. The front desk at the hotel were very friendly and helpful telling us about all the transportation available everywhere. We rode the bus to Lake Louise.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Arrived late . Staff was on tope and polite . Underground parking was all handy because handy capped. I know Banff well . So it is great property to get to many things with in block . Os my Thai wife was taken by mountains , then the street out side too . Many thanks don,t miss chance at this property if staying in Banff
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

4/5 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
I liked the convenience of the location. Restaurants and shopping stores close by. I did not like the fact I was there for 4 days and the room was never cleaned even though I requested at least one time because Covid rules.
Stayed 4 nights in Jul 2022

2/5 Poor

Banff is fantastic- royal Canadian lodge not so much
There was a lack of initiative to make it a sold experience and we’re more interested in catering to the large tour group. Don’t know if this is due to sale of property but felt at times there was a transition that left guests a bit in the lurch. The lack of extra effort to check on our needs would have made the difference. I had to initiate any change of towels, trash exchange and food service and bar were not consistent in terms of being open. Glad we did not depend on eating there or it could have been difficult. Also small stuff like lack of ice machine working, and being dated in look and very loud air conditioning made it a unusually weak experience compared to our many other VRBO places.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

3/5 Okay

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
What would have been a nice stay was torpedoed by the air conditioner which was very noisy, and seemed to have two settings, very cold with high fan setting, or nothing. But it would run on about a 10 minute cycle and given this was in a heat wave, we were woken from sleep every 10 minutes, when we could get back to sleep.
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2022