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
- 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
Enjoyed our stay at the Royal Canadian Lodge, all the staff were friendly and helpful from the front desk, concierge, to waiters/waitresses and housekeeping.
Check in was smooth and efficient, the rooms quite spacious and well maintained, the pool/jacuzzi was clean and a great place to relax at the end of the day.
An easy walk into the centre of Banff or the bus stop is just outside.
Would recommend as a good place to stay in Banff.
A classic place with cozy B&b vibe and luxury details. You won't find any pesty experience, such as long walking distance, crowds, and malfunctioning facilities, usually from those multi-building resorts.
The place is located a few blocks away from the Banff downtown, but there is a ski shuttle station right in front of the hotel.
The on-site restaurant and bar are well designed and operated by fantastic staffs. The staff team, with diversed backgrounds, are well trained to provide an immersive true Canadian experience. I enjoyed it.
To the operation team: room 125 bathtub doesn't drain well. It's partially clogged. It didn't bother me so I didn't raise it during my stay.
This is now my go to place to stay in Banff - hands down. From the moment we arrived we were treated like Royalty. Facilities are very clean, concierge, desk staff, restaurant staff and cleaning staff are amazing - really, I don't say that for a lot of places. Rooms are exceptional. Hot tube and pool are clean and inviting. Parking garage well kept, clean and safe. Convenient to everything, plus if you want to ride the bus stop is right in front of the Delta - makes life easy to get to the Gondola, Hot Springs, etc. and it is excellent public transportation. Marriott Rewards members are in for a treat as well.
We spent one night and were treated exceptionally well! Our room was clean and the staff we encountered were always friendly and asked if there was anyway they could help us or make our stay better. We would absolutely stay there again!
We love Banff and come every couple of years and have stayed at different places but I think we’ve found our home. This hotel is very close to downtown - well within walking distance. It is clean and comfortable with the extra Delta touches like free bottled water and a windshield cleaning service every morning. There is a fee for parking but that is the only extra cost for this hotel. The price is as expected for a four star in Banff but I was impressed and happy and thought it was good value considering. We had a room with a fireplace that was really nice. We had a partial view of the mountains but we were outside most of the time so didn’t really need a view from our room. This hotel is quiet which we loved and perfect for couples or those of you who aren’t in the party scene. The pool is really lovely with a big whirlpool - we didn’t use the spa but it looked very small. The complimentary toiletries were all really good - especially the body lotion. The room was very roomy for the two of us. Breakfast wasn’t included in our rate but we ate here and we feel it was worth the money. The service here is excellent. The concierges couldn’t do enough for you and we felt bad given it seems like they work very long hours. Also the underground parking has a 7’ clearance which was good news for our huge truck, as this has been an issue in other places.
All in all a great place and we will be staying here again!