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Royal Canadian Lodge

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Exterior
Indoor pool
Indoor pool
Standard Room One Queen | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes
Premier Two Queen Fireplace | Premium bedding, in-room safe, desk, blackout drapes

Overview of Royal Canadian Lodge

Royal Canadian Lodge

4.0 star property

8.6/10 Excellent

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
Map
459 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1B4

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBanff National Park Information Centre8 min walk
  • Popular LocationBanff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau8 min walk
  • Popular LocationBanff Centre for Arts and Creativity15 min walk
  • AirportBanff, AB (YBA)5 min drive

Room options

About this area

Banff

Located in Banff, Royal Canadian Lodge is on the Strip and near a train station. Upper Hot Springs and Mount Norquay Ski Resort are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Central Park and Bow Falls. 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

  • Banff National Park Information Centre - 8 min walk
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 8 min walk
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - 15 min walk
  • Surprise Corner - 17 min walk
  • Tunnel Mountain - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Banff Station - 13 min walk
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 93 min drive

Restaurants

  • Whitebark Cafe - 6 min walk
  • Earl's - 10 min walk
  • St James's Gate Irish Pub - 11 min walk
  • JK Bakery Cafe - 11 min walk
  • Grizzly House - 12 min walk

About this property

Royal Canadian Lodge

4-star hotel in the city center
At Royal Canadian Lodge, you can look forward to dry cleaning/laundry services, a fireplace in the lobby, and a bar. For some rest and relaxation, visit the sauna or steam room, and indulge in a massage or a facial. The onsite restaurant, The Evergreen Restaurant, features international cuisine and light fare. In addition to a health club and a business center, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy the following perks during your stay:
  • An indoor pool
  • Full breakfast (surcharge), free bicycle rentals, and valet parking (surcharge)
  • Express check-out, multilingual staff, and a front desk safe
  • Tour/ticket assistance, free newspapers, and a porter/bellhop
  • Guest reviews say great things about the dining options and location
Room features
All 99 rooms feature comforts such as premium bedding and air conditioning, as well as thoughtful touches like free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews give good marks for the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
Other amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 37-inch TVs with cable channels
  • Mini fridges, coffee/tea makers, and daily housekeeping

Languages

English

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

Safety measures

Masks are required at the property
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
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

  • Self parking on site (CAD 15 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking on site (CAD 15 per day; includes in/out privileges)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:00 AM–10:00 AM: CAD 24 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Room service available

Restaurants on site

  • The Evergreen Restaurant
  • The Evergreen Lounge

Things to do

  • Fitness center
  • Free bicycle rentals
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa services
  • Spa tub
  • Steam room

Family friendly

  • Indoor pool
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge

Conveniences

  • Elevator
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Business center
  • Conference space (2500 square feet)
  • Meeting room

Spa

  • Facials
  • Massages

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Valet for wheelchair-equipped vehicle
  • Visual fire alarm
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible pool
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible spa
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking

More

  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Premium bedding

Bathroom

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

Entertainment

  • 37-inch TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-fridge

More

  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
Due to COVID-19 restrictions, pool and spa tub access is limited. A pool area reservation is required at check-in (subject to availability).

Access methods

Staffed front desk

Pets

Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for full breakfast: CAD 24 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 15 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 15 per day (in/out privileges)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card 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 fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards
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's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties
Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Frequently asked questions

Does Royal Canadian Lodge have a pool?

Yes, this property has an indoor pool.

How much does it cost to stay at Royal Canadian Lodge?

As of Dec 9, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Royal Canadian Lodge on Dec 11, 2022 start from CA $144.9, 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.

Is Royal Canadian Lodge pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Royal Canadian Lodge?

Self parking is available for CAD 15 per day. Valet parking is available for CAD 15 per day.

What time is check-in at Royal Canadian Lodge?

Check-in is from 4 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Royal Canadian Lodge?

Check-out is at 11 AM.

Where is Royal Canadian Lodge located?

Located in the heart of Banff, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity and Central Park. Bow Falls and Cave and Basin National Historic Site are also within 2 mi (3 km). Banff Station is 13 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Royal Canadian Lodge and receive a full refund?

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

Overall score and ratings

8.6

Excellent

Rating 10 - Excellent. 527 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 53%
Rating 8 - Good. 319 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 32%
Rating 6 - Okay. 93 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 9%
Rating 4 - Poor. 39 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 4%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 23 out of 1001 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 2%

9.0/10

Cleanliness

8.8/10

Staff & service

8.4/10

Amenities

8.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8.5/10

Eco-friendliness

8/10 Good

Steve
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Property was close walkable to downtown amenities as well as many trails for hiking and walking.

10/10 Excellent

Deborah
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The staff were very friendly, the room clean and just a lovely ambience. Would stay again.

10/10 Excellent

Samuel, Beaver County
Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
We stayed for 2 nights and the staff and property were excellent. The staff were very friendly, helpful and clearly loved their job which is so refreshing to see. Property was very clean and inviting. Thank you!!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Murray
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Property is a short 10 minute walk to the core tourist area of downtown - lovely neighbourhood and always felt safe. Staff were all very helpful and welcoming...breakfast was expensive. Many restaurants within a 10 minute walk - a Keg steakhouse is closest - just a two minute walk.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

WAI
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
I like the look of the furniture. Nice quality and classic. The bed frame, coffee table are nicely designed with twisted wood edges, looks nice and good quality. The shower is hot and powerful, gives me a nice feel especially after a long trip. But the service in the restaurant is not so good. Nobody serve you waiting to get a table. Wait for long for the food and the waitress attitude is poor ( no smiling and rude)
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Jennifer
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice clean quiet place. Large room and nice pool area
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Darla
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The pools were amazing, thebroom was cool. Bed was very clean and lots of pillows but slightly too firm for me personally (recovering from some injuries so sensitive)
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

James
Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Nice room and comfortable beds.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor

Michael E.
Banff is fantastic- royal Canadian lodge not so much
There was a lack of initiative to make it a sold experience and we’re more interested in catering to the large tour group. Don’t know if this is due to sale of property but felt at times there was a transition that left guests a bit in the lurch. The lack of extra effort to check on our needs would have made the difference. I had to initiate any change of towels, trash exchange and food service and bar were not consistent in terms of being open. Glad we did not depend on eating there or it could have been difficult. Also small stuff like lack of ice machine working, and being dated in look and very loud air conditioning made it a unusually weak experience compared to our many other VRBO places.
Stayed 7 nights in Jul 2022

10/10 Excellent

Roger Maurice
Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our room was spacious and clean. The front desk and servers in the dining room were very nice. If I had a recommendation, it would be to reduce the breakfast prices, as it was very expensive. I also would recommend creating "points of interest" maps like the Rimrock hotel does. We used theirs and it was incredibly helpful.
Stayed 6 nights in Sep 2022