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The Dorothy Motel

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Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Superior Room, 1 King Bed | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, free WiFi
Superior Room, 1 King Bed | Hypo-allergenic bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, free WiFi

Overview of The Dorothy Motel

The Dorothy Motel

2.5 star property

4.6/5 Wonderful

Top rated for property conditions & facilities (4.6/5)

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Housekeeping
Map
Marmont Cres, 250, Banff, AB, T1L 1B3

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBanff National Park Information Centre16 min walk
  • Popular LocationBanff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau17 min walk
  • Popular LocationBanff Centre for Arts and Creativity3 min drive
  • AirportBanff, AB (YBA)5 min drive

Room options

About this area

Banff

Located in Banff, The Dorothy Motel is in the mountains and in a national park. Canadian Ski Museum West and Banff Park Museum are cultural highlights, and some of the area's activities can be experienced at Upper Hot Springs and Banff Springs Golf Club. Enjoy the area's slopes with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, and don't miss out on the snowmobiling and snow tubing. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Banff National Park Information Centre - 16 min walk
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 17 min walk
  • Canadian Ski Museum West - 18 min walk
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - 3 min drive
  • Tunnel Mountain - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Banff Station - 4 min drive
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 136 min drive

Restaurants

  • Carlito's Pizzaria - 7 min walk
  • Whitebark Cafe - 14 min walk
  • Earl's - 18 min walk
  • St James's Gate Irish Pub - 19 min walk
  • JK Bakery Cafe - 19 min walk

About this property

The Dorothy Motel

Hotel in the mountains, revitalized in 2020
The Dorothy Motel provides a terrace and more. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Smoke-free premises, outdoor furniture, and a bicycle repair station
  • A vending machine and bicycle parking
  • Guest reviews say good things about the convenient parking, quiet location, and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at The Dorothy Motel offer comforts such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes. Guests reviews speak well of the clean rooms at the property.
Extra amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with showers and free toiletries
  • 43-inch LCD TVs with cable channels
  • Wardrobes/closets, recycling, and refrigerators

Languages

English

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
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

  • Free self parking on site
  • Ski shuttle nearby

Things to do

  • Bike parking
  • Bike repair services

Family friendly

  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

Conveniences

  • Vending machine

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping

Outdoors

  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace

Accessibility

  • This property does not have elevators

More

  • Renovated entire property - October 2020
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • 43-inch LCD TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Recycling
  • Safe

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Check-in

81% of travelers were happy with check-in
Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

There is no front desk at this property
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa, 521 Banff Avenue
Guests can access their accommodation through a private entrance
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Private entrance

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 25 per pet, per night
2 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation
Food and water bowls are available

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
3 children, up to the age of 16 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

  • Pet fee: CAD 25 per pet, per night

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
This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly)

Property is also known as

Bumpers Inn LTD
Bumpers Inn LTD Banff
Bumpers LTD Banff
Bumpers Inn Banff
Bumpers Inn
Bumpers Banff
Bumpers Hotel Banff
Bumpers Motel Banff
Bumpers Inn
The Dorothy Motel Hotel
The Dorothy Motel Banff
The Dorothy Motel Hotel Banff

Frequently asked questions

Is The Dorothy Motel pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of CAD 25 per pet, per night.

How much does it cost to stay at The Dorothy Motel?

As of Sep 30, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at The Dorothy Motel on Oct 10, 2022 start from $94.31, 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 The Dorothy Motel?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at The Dorothy Motel?

Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at The Dorothy Motel?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is The Dorothy Motel located?

Situated in a national park, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Banff National Park Information Centre, Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau, and Canadian Ski Museum West. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Canada House Gallery are also within 1 mi (2 km). Banff Station is 20 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at The Dorothy Motel and receive a full refund?

Yes, The Dorothy Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to The Dorothy Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings

4.6

Wonderful

Rating 5 - Excellent. 295 out of 423 reviews
5 - Excellent 70%
Rating 4 - Good. 100 out of 423 reviews
4 - Good 24%
Rating 3 - Okay. 15 out of 423 reviews
3 - Okay 4%
Rating 2 - Poor. 7 out of 423 reviews
2 - Poor 2%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 6 out of 423 reviews
1 - Terrible 1%

4.6/5

Cleanliness

4.4/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.6/5

Property conditions & facilities

4.5/5

Eco-friendliness

5/5 Excellent

Joe
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice room with strange camouflaged flooring but we had a very nice stay.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Becky
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Charming
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Gordon, Oceanside
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
beds & art
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

5/5 Excellent

Erin
Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very good motel overall. Clean and tidy, staffs are friendly as well. Although it is a little far away from downtown, but close to the bus station.
Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2022

4/5 Good

MARY, PAHRUMP
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The non office checkin was a bit of a pain. You should say you have to go to the Cariboo tocheck in and not indicate it is an option. Otherwise it was very nice, clean, and comfortable.
Stayed 1 night in Sep 2022

1/5 Terrible

Me, COQUITLAM
Traveled with family
Disliked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
That motel is so dirty except the bedding, I will not definitely recommend that motel.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Terry
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The room was very quiet, the mattresses were excellent, and it was a short walk into downtown if you did not want to use the free transit passes.
Stayed 5 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Christopher
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Efficient; high tech; comfy beds; renovated
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Atsuko
Traveled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Very clean and new
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2022

5/5 Excellent

Kelli, Austin
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It was our first time visiting Banff and we had an amazing time at the Dorothy! Plenty of onsite parking, the room was lovely & clean, the courtyard in the middle was adorable, small desk w/wifi so I could work remotely, small fridge and tea kettle/coffee, and the app to check-in/use as your key was super clutch. You can check in to the main hotel down the street or use the app (no onsite front desk). I would definitely recommend going to the main hotel to grab your transport passes so you can ride the bus during your stay (great amenity) and go ride the gondola. Would definitely stay here again!
Stayed 3 nights in Jul 2022