Post Hotel & Spa
What We Love
- Classic log chalet and cabins
- Spectacular mountain views at every turn
- The 25,500-bottle wine cellar (one of the best in Canada)
What To Know
- A two-hour drive from Calgary International Airport
- The entrance to Banff National Park is nearby
- Pets are not permitted
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Tucked into a beautiful valley in Banff National Park, this resort set against a postcard-perfect backdrop of craggy mountain peaks comprises a historical chalet and a batch of red-roof log cabins beside the Pipestone River. Décor includes pine furniture and a pile of logs to keep the wood-burning fireplace crackling all night long. The hotel’s Temple Mountain spa is a true sanctuary, while the on-site, award-winning restaurant pairs fresh produce and local game with 25,500 bottles and more than 2,200 labels from one of Canada’s largest wine cellars.
In the Area
This stretch of the Canadian Rockies is known for superior powder, and three top-notch resorts are located within Banff National Park: Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village. Between the three resorts there’s almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain and mountain peaks that are so epic the United Nations has declared the area a World Heritage site. Best of all, this northern latitude rocks one of the longest ski seasons in North America, from mid-November until late May. Come summer, the resort puts you within striking distance of a handful of great golf courses, including Stewart Creek Golf & Country Club, Silvertip Golf Resort, Canmore Golf and Curling Club and Banff Springs Golf Club.
How to Get There
We booked a room on the quiet side in the main lodge and were very impressed! Lovely place, I actually preferred it to the Fairmont Chateau, much more relaxing and great service. Wonderful room, comfortable bed, nice bathroom, impeccable service, easy to find and park, reasonable prices. Perfect stay except the coffee was not very hot one morning (yep - only negative I can mention!). I would go back in a heartbeat!
Our travel company recommended the hotels to us from Vancouver, stopping of at various locations on our way to Banff.
Having met lots of people on the Rocky Mountaineer we were the only ones who were staying at the Post Hotel and Spa.........we were slightly concerned pre arrival.
Stayed for 2 nights and it couldn’t have been better. The restaurant was superb and we had breakfast and dinner - excellent choice of food and my wife’s gluten/dairy allergy was accommodated with ease.
Stayed in a log cabin on the side of the river - bathroom was tiny but that appears to be standard in Canada.
Run by two brothers and according to the locals, one of them, Andre, is a very unassuming but also a local legend. Having chatted to him at dinner, I can see why......top man.
Probably our favourite hotel on the whole of our trip.
........and I must mention the complimentary bottle of quality champagne in our room on arrival
We stay here year after year. It truly is a treat to spend a night at this Hotel. The setting is really great, the entrance to the hotel is most pleasing. The staff is truly exceptional. Everyone seems to be committed to see that your stay is excellent, and it always has been. The hotel offers afternoon tea (free) with pastries available for purchase. My wife really enjoys this service. The rooms are very conformable and the beds are great. While at supper the beds are turned down. See separate review of their restaurant. We have and will continue to stay here.