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
We stayed in a junior suite which is very large with a great bathroom (walk in shower, whirlpool tub), and a gas fireplace.
Room was very clean, we never heard our neighbors, and we slept really well each night.
We did eat breakfast each morning which was simple, but they made us custom eggs each day.
What was refreshing that you can tell with a simple stroll down Banff Ave, was this hotel was not all crazy with tour buses loaded with people. We really liked the quiet calm of the Delta.
Like others stated, I would guess it was last renovated about 10 years ago (the rooms). They could use a refresh.
The hotel is about an 1.5 drive from Calgary, less than an hour from Lake Louise/Moraine, and within walking distance to downtown Banff. The room was quite large, clean, and had a fireplace to keep warm when the temperature dipped into the 30’s and 40 degrees Fahrenheit in late June early July.
We enjoyed being in the center and in proximity to all of the places Banff had to offer and we would stay here again!
Comfortable hotel good location. We ordered breakfast in our room as we wanted to go out early on a tour. The Hiking Breakfast is extremely dull. Cutlery was missed off our tray. By the time some cutlery was brought to our room the food was cold. Upon mentioning this at checkout we were told nothing could be done as the management would not be in for an hour. He said he would pass on our comments, as yet we have received no recompense. Disappointing service!