King Edward Hotel, in central Banff townsite
Posted Sep 5, 2016
The hotel is quite old and relatively small (less than 30 rooms, I think). The main floor is all businesses, the actual hotel rooms are on the 2nd and 3rd floor. We stayed in room 208 for two nights, a "standard" room with queen bed. It was a bit small (no surprise), but okay - comfortable once we got settled in and used to it. A little "cube" mini-fridge, and a little coffee-maker. We had a dazzling view of the rooftop and an upper-level parkade from our window. The floors were a bit squeaky, which could be an issue if people are above you. The bed seemed somewhat small for a "queen" size, it was soft and squishy (more so than "firm"), and it was very squeaky which was really annoying, and the bedsheets (coverings) were a long ways from being "cozy". We had a problem Friday night with party-ers in one of the rooms near us, keeping us awake at like 2:30am; the staff did a good job of dealing with that after we made a complaint, but it still made for a crappy night of sleep. You had to hold down the lever on the toilet for it to flush (no big deal). I don't understand the complaints I saw about parking. You're already spending several hundred dollars a day just to be there (hotel, food, etc); why would you care about $5 a day for secure inside parking? The bed sucked, but overall, I'd call it "okay".