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Banff Historic Hotels

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Top Banff Historic Hotels

Fairmont Banff Springs
4 out of 5
405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB
CA $469
per night
Apr 10 - Apr 11
4.4/5Excellent! (1,939 reviews)

"I think the only way to describe this hotel is MAGICAL. it is unique in the world and worth a visit for anyone."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 8, 2020

Fairmont Banff Springs
Mount Royal Hotel
3 out of 5
138 Banff Avenue, Banff, AB
CA $168
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,068 reviews)

"The property was really excellent in all perspectives. We were there to celebrate my 30th birthday. We were surprised with a birthday cake made up with towels and a card with all staff’s blessing and signature as well as 2 drinking ticket at the lounge! All the stuff we met were super nice and the ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 27, 2020

Mount Royal Hotel
King Edward Hotel
2 out of 5
137 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $75
per night
Apr 12 - Apr 13
3.5/5Good! (750 reviews)

"Great location. The beds were terrible and we had no control over the temperature in our room. We had to sleep with the window open in the middle of winter."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

King Edward Hotel
The Juniper Hotel
3 out of 5
1 Juniper Way, Banff, AB
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CA $87
per night
Apr 13 - Apr 14
4.2/5Very Good! (1,847 reviews)

"We only stayed for 1 day, and the staff is nice and the surroundings is ok and we sleep well during our stay. I just gave 4 with the cleanliness 4 because I found two flies in the window which I don’t feel comfortable leaving our drinks or food in the table. I hope the people cleaning the rooms to ..."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 29, 2020

The Juniper Hotel
Moose Hotel And Suites
3.5 out of 5
345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $178
per night
Apr 9 - Apr 10
4.7/5Exceptional! (1,719 reviews)

"Very well put together hotel nice and close to downtown Banff. It could benefit from a room service/restaurant menu with more simple options."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 31, 2020

Moose Hotel And Suites
The Rimrock Resort Hotel
4 out of 5
300 Moutain Avenue, Banff, AB
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4.5/5Wonderful! (2,843 reviews)

"Nice clean rooms, friendly staff. Sitting next to a mountain. Located next to Sulpher Mountain. 5 min from downtown Banff. Very beautiful location."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 15, 2020

The Rimrock Resort Hotel
Banff Park Lodge
3 out of 5
222 Lynx St, Banff, AB
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $99
per night
Apr 19 - Apr 20
4.2/5Very Good! (2,146 reviews)

"The location was good and the Ski bus stopped just across the street"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

Banff Park Lodge
Brewster's Mountain Lodge
3 out of 5
208 Caribou Street, Banff, AB
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4.2/5Very Good! (2,009 reviews)

"Right in the heart of downtown. This hotel has nicely decorated ranch style mountain rooms. Wondering where we can buy the blankets ?! The staff was very friendly and the lodge a great place to hang out."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 22, 2020

Brewster's Mountain Lodge
The Fox Hotel and Suites
3.5 out of 5
461 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
CA $149
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.2/5Very Good! (2,786 reviews)

"The hot tub is amazing. Rooms are a little dated. Chilli is attached to the hotel. Menu is mediocre."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 20, 2020

The Fox Hotel and Suites
YWCA Banff Hotel
2 out of 5
102 Spray Avenue, Banff, AB
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3.3/5 (413 reviews)

"Is very close to main street which allowed to walk to visit stores"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 10, 2020

YWCA Banff Hotel
Royal Canadian Lodge
4 out of 5
459 Banff Ave, Banff, AB
CA $209
per night
May 1 - May 2
4.4/5Excellent! (1,579 reviews)

"Nice staff, good stay. Need microwave in room though"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 13, 2020

Royal Canadian Lodge
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Guide to Banff Historic Hotels

Travelling can be more than just highlighting a spot on your map, it can also be about taking in the culture and history of a region. A perfect way to get a feel for the culture of a new place is to plunge yourself in its history. Touring the area's museums or landmarks is a great kick-off, but a stay in a Banff historic hotel can send you back to another time period. Pack your duffel (no need for a time machine) as your Banff landmark hotel awaits.

If These Walls Could Talk

A visit to one of these Banff historic accommodations can give you a feel for a historic era as soon as you pass through the lobby. With unique architectures and locations in the heart of Banff, it will become clear what makes Banff a must for travellers. Luckily, you won't have to live totally in the past. While these accommodations are historic, they have most up-to-date conveniences to help you take it easy during your trip. You'll notice rooms outfitted with a cozy bed and just about anything else you'll need for a wonderful visit.

After you have explored your hotel, you can continue to take in this culturally-rich region by checking out the museums and well-known landmarks. Of course, all this exploring can work up an appetite. Be sure to read the reviews and see the recommendations other visitors to Banff believe is merit visiting. You can also ask your hotel's front desk so you can find out where some of the local areas to grab a pint or tea in Banff are.

Your Banff Hotel Is Ready for You

Banff has 545 vintage hotels that exude the feel and look of another era. Some of these hotel rooms are where important politicians stayed. You are sure to find an accommodation possessing all the in-room amenities as well as the characteristics you wish for. Be sure to reserve your Banff vintage hotel soon, or you could miss out on a one-of-a kind accommodation.

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What is a historic hotel?

 

Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.

Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.

 

Do historic hotels in Banff have modern facilities?

 

Yes. Banff historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.

Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.

 

What is the oldest hotel in the world?

 

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.