Get an overview of this hotelRustic hotel in the heart of Banff National Park

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Restaurant
Laundry facilities
Smoke-free property

In downtown Banff

Located in downtown Banff, this hotel is also superbly situated within the heart of Banff National Park and close to the Tri Area Ski Resort; skiing is a popular winter activity, and hiking and biking are popular in the summer.

Two fireplaces

The Elk & Avenue Hotel features oak furnishings and trim throughout; and the large lobby has 2 gas burning stone fireplaces. Heated underground parking is complimentary.

Mountain or courtyard views

Guestrooms have either mountain or courtyard views. The Elk & Avenue Hotel's decor includes oak trim, marble bathroom vanities, damask bed coverlets, down comforters, plush carpeting, and local artwork.

The Elk & Avenue Hotel

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Conveniently located on Banff Avenue, the "main street" in town, The Elk & Avenue Hotel is within walking distance of restaurants, boutiques, and the outdoor paradise that is Banff National Park.

Guests can relax in front of one of 2 gas burning stone fireplaces in the lobby. An adjacent lounge features three 42-inch plasma TVs.

Other on-site amenities include a restaurant, sauna, spa tub, exercise room, Internet kiosk in the lobby (surcharge), 2 conference rooms, complimentary ski storage, and complimentary heated underground parking (availability and height restrictions apply). There is also a ski shuttle to the nearby ski resorts of Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise. A 24-hour airport shuttle and a meeting room are also available.

  • Bar/lounge 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Restaurant 
  • Year Built 1988 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free self parking 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Sauna 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Conference space size (meters) - 0 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 2 
  • Ski storage 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Concierge services 
  • Conference space size (feet) - 0 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Parking (limited spaces) 
  • Spa tub 
  • Total number of rooms - 162 
  • Television in common areas 
  • One meeting room 
  • Number of floors - 3 
  • Airport transportation (surcharge) 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Fireplace in lobby 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)

Room Amenities

  • Ceiling fan 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Desk 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Satellite TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Free WiFi 
  • MP3 docking station 
  • Phone 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • Down comforter 
  • LCD TV 

Where to Eat

Ricky's All Day Grill - Menu includes hot/cold breakfasts, burger platters, entrees, and dinner classics. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Room service - Available during limited hours.

Nearby Things to Do

Banff National Park is the perfect spot for outdoor sports enthusiasts. In the winter, guests can enjoy downhill skiing at three different resorts: Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, or Lake Louise. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice-skating are other popular activities.

In summer, guests can hike or bike within the national park. Whitewater rafting is popular in the Bow River, which flows throughout the park. Canoes can be rented at Lake Louise, 57 km away.

Banff Springs Golf Course, open to the public, is 3 km (2 mi) from the hotel.

Within the hotel itself, guests can relax and unwind in the sauna, and spa tub. An exercise room is also available.

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

  • Rafting nearby 
  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Snowmobiling nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Hot springs nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 4 PM

Check-in time ends at 2:00 AM

Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Check-out

Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are 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.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Parking height restrictions apply

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 5 and CAD 22 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CAD $64.95 per person (one way)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Banff International
  • Elk Avenue Hotel Banff
  • Hotel Banff International
  • Elk Avenue Hotel
  • Elk Avenue Banff
  • The Elk Avenue Hotel

Awards & 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.

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