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
The hotel is in a good location and staff were helpful and the rooms are clean. What lets it down is that it needs serious refurbishment. Bedrooms haven't been renovated in a long time. It really is down to the ownership rather than the management team and its poor value for money.
Very comfortable, huge room with 2 king size beds. Large bathroom, shower over bath. Plenty of towels. Free WiFi, good connection. Tea/coffee making in room. Complimentary water in room. Coffee available in reception in the morning. Small bar serving food, also restaurant (didn’t use). 5 mins walk to centre.
Great hotel, about 10/15 minuted walk from the main downtown area but that meant it was a lot quieter. We enjoyed pottering down to the town most evenings. The room was very traditional but had plenty of room for our family of four. Clean bathroom with lovely toiletries. The whole hotel was extremely clean with pleasant staff.
The swimming pool was on the small size but adequate for our needs and the needs of our children. If you stay here you must try out the thermal hot tub... just wonderful, filled with a selection of minerals and extremely hot, a great way to get rid of any aches or pains after a strenuous hike or just to relax.
The Rocky Mountaineer uses this hotel, which gives an indication of its quality.
Lovely breakfast available to purchase in the restaurant.