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
We stayed here for 3 nights and found the staff great. They were polite, knowledgeable about the area and really helpful with any requests. We just loved the valet service and we recommend this to anyone going to Banff as there is limited free parking. It is easy to drive into and service is great.
Food in the restaurant was delicious and I had the tempura prawns two nights in a row for dinner.
The only odd thing was the making of the beds. The first night the sheets were only long enough for the length of the bed so that only the sides were tucked in, not the top or bottom. I don’t get this at all. My husband had difficulty sleeping because his feet came out of the bottom of the bed. This was rectified on request, but shouldn’t have happened in the first place.
Really conveniently located with easy walk to downtown. Also know that there is an IGA supermarket near the hotel for the purchase of snacks. There is also a coin laundromat close by, which we found really helpful and well priced.
Staff were friendly and accommodating
Great location. Food was good at restaurant.
Fireplace in the room. Great hot tub and fitness center. Shout out to Jordan the bell man.
Large bathrooms in the rooms
Some recent reviews likened this hotel to a Courtyard. I would say its a compact full service Marriott. Not a resort or a JW but more than a Fairfield or a Courtyard. Valet parking friendly Checkin efficient, Evening bar friendly, breakfast buffet, a Marriott standard. Its 3 or 4 blocks to the main street, very walkable. You do walk past a few other independent hotels which others rated, however they are all within 300m of each other so I think the location of this hotel is perfectly good.
Its classed as a resort so no inclusive breakfast for Marriott Gold/Plat at this time. I would not class this as a resort. hotel
This is a nice, but somewhat dated hotel. Well maintained and clean, but shows some age. This is NOT a resort. It is a hotel along a road that has numerous hotel properties touching each other. The resort designation simply allows the hotel to charge more, fit into the highest points category, and deny high Marriott status members most of their benefits. Unless you have points to burn, stay someplace else. And the bar closed early and served weak drinks.
Lovely hotel. Clean and well maintained. Staff were very friendly and helpful. A nice stroll to downtown Banff. Restaurant in the hotel served amazing food. Lovely pool, sauna and spa area. Would recommend to anyone.