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Buffalo Mountain Lodge

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Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed (Premier) | Balcony
Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed (Premier) | Premium bedding, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
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Overview of Buffalo Mountain Lodge

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Buffalo Mountain Lodge

3.5 star property

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 LocationSurprise Corner3 min walk
  • Popular LocationBanff National Park Information Centre2 min drive
  • Popular LocationBanff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau2 min drive
  • AirportBanff, AB (YBA)7 min drive
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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. Victoria Glacier and Banff Park Museum 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

  • Surprise Corner - 3 min walk
  • Banff National Park Information Centre - 2 min drive
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 2 min drive
  • Tunnel Mountain - 3 min drive
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - 4 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-friendly 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 a computer station
  • A porter/bellhop, a front-desk safe, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews speak well of the dining options, helpful staff, and location
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

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily: CAD 20-40 per person
  • 1 bar
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • Buffalo Mountain Cafe
  • The Prow

Things to do

  • 24-hour fitness center
  • Spa tub


  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Ski storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference center (3983 square feet of space)
  • Meeting room


  • Picnic area


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • This property does not have elevators
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding


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


  • Cable channels
  • 42-inch LCD TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker


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

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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
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, and a first aid kit
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 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 Apr 1, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Buffalo Mountain Lodge on Apr 4, 2023 start from CA $238.28, 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-friendly 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.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Buffalo Mountain Lodge and receive a full refund?

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



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10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Absolutely beautiful property with incredible rooms, beautiful and convenient location, and a friendly, helpful staff. Would definitely choose to stay again and again.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We absolutely loved our stay it was beautiful
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family and small children
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
One of our favourite places to stay in Banff. Love the wood burning fireplace. The heated floors are everything when it’s cold outside :)
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2023

8/10 Good


Travelled with family
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I loved my stay at the Buffalo Mountain Lodge! The area was beautiful of course and it was a short 5 minute drive to Downtown Banff! Our room had a beautiful view of the mountains. Only thing is I wish the room had more lighting and that there was a long body mirror. I also wish the room was dusted a little before we arrived, but all in all the stay was nice. The area is so quiet and nothing beats a trip to Banff!
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

8/10 Good

Loanne, Calgary

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our room was lovely, and we loved the fireplace. Only problem we had was it got quite smokey in the room and fire alarm went off a few times (even though we had the flue wide open). Although the location is about a km away from downtown, there is a covenient bus stop very close to the property. We did not try the restaurant (menu looked really good) as it didn't seem very intimate. It is very open and doesn't look like a fine dining place, although the menu would suggest otherwise. I would definitely stay here again, and hopefully will make use of the outdoor hot tub, which looked beautiful.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay


Very inconvenient access to downtown Banff. Bus service is available if you want to mess around with public transit. A hotel shuttle would be MUCH better. Check in and check out was quick but rooms were accessible with metal keys only and $25 to replace if lost. Crazy. Our rooms were accessible by dragging our luggage through 3 parking lots and up several flights of stairs. The shower leaked like crazy but aside from that rooms were nice overall. Restaurant/ bar area looked nice but i never saw a patron there. Ever.
Stayed 4 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
My dad and I had a lovely stay here! The rooms were spacious, warm and inviting! The staff was very nice and the hot tub was much needed after all the skiing we did :) The reason I leave this review is because of the Restaurant on the property.. IT WAS AMAZING! Everything we ate was delicious and they had 0 issues accommodating my dairy allergy. I'm someone who loves to treat myself with lattes on vacation and the coffee on the property made my heart sing. We spent our days skiing and Buffalo Mountain Lodge was the perfect place to relax at the end of the day! Thank you!
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

6/10 Okay

guy, tenafly

Travelled with family
Disliked: Amenities
Rooms was big Breakfast not included if you book true Expedia. Loby and breakfast/ dinning in main building not close to the rooms
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
This Lodge is beautiful, the staff were very friendly and attentive. I would highly recommend this hotel lodge and look forward to coming again in the Summer time.
Stayed 5 nights in Mar 2023

10/10 Excellent


Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I couldn’t ask for more. The rooms and lobby are clean and cozy. The restaurant has a delicious breakfast and dinner menu. The staff are friendly and hard working. I really enjoyed everything about our stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2023