Delta Hotels by Marriott Banff Royal Canadian Lodge
What We Love
- The Grotto Spa uses a cruelty-free vegan product line, Whistler Naturals
- The Evergreen restaurant, which serves all-Canadian dishes like Paddle River Elk Medallions
- The convenient, heart-of-the-action location in the town of Banff
- In-room massages are available
What To Know
- Pets aren’t allowed
- Free WiFi
- Breakfast isn’t included in the rate
- Both valet and self-parking are affordably priced at $12 per day
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
The North Face crowd descends on small-but-perfectly-situated Banff year-round to immerse themselves in some of Canada’s most breathtaking scenery, and this lodge provides the ideal base for exploring the UNESCO-listed region. Expect shingled roofs, natural stone walls, woodsy beamed ceilings, plus a spa and pool. Evergreen restaurant, which boasts linen tablecloths and a crackling wood-burning fireplace, offers global dishes created with local and sustainable ingredients.
In the Area
Get cozy at the Banff Upper Hot Springs, a beautiful historic Alpine lodge offering hot mineral springs–travelers have been coming here to “take the waters” since 1884. Then head to Lake Minnewanka, where you can board one of two cruisers (mid May – mid October) for a narrated tour of the breathtaking local scenery, wildlife, and history. Back in Banff, warm your heart at local artisan bakery Wild Flour, where you can carbo-load on treats like gourmet grilled cheese, pulled pork sandwiches, and Mexican chocolate cookies before setting off to take in some of the best views of the Rockies on the Banff Gondola.
How to Get There
This was a very middle of the road, clean, comfortable hotel with very friendly staff. It wasn’t anything special but it was certainly adequate. I wish it had been a little closer to the downtown area.
We stayed here for a week and enjoyed the hotel very much. It was at the end of the busy downtown location but well within walking distance. The hotel staff was exceptional, especially Jacob the concierge. Lots of great tips on sites for see and places to eat.
The restaurant, while a bit pricey, was outstanding. Breakfast was around $30 for 2 people each morning. But this included too much food for us to eat. A shame really...
Dinner was also pricey, entrees were around $35-45 per person. We opted for the price fixe menu one night and it was well worth it. Again, too much food. My husband asked if he could have his fruit dessert with breakfast the next day and they accommodated that with no issue at all.
The hotel and rooms are very old. They definitely need some work done on this hotel for the price guests are paying. Lighting in the rooms are fluorescent, I felt like I was back in grade school. The room was a good size, but for some reason, the coffee maker was in the bathroom next the the trash can. The pool is embarrassing and I wish I have taken a photo of it. The pool is the size of a large bathtub. The hotel isn’t great, but it did offer free Starbucks coffee in the lobby in the morning and the hotel is in town, close to restaurants and shopping. Would I recommend this hotel???? Probably not for the amount paid.