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In downtown Banff
Located in downtown Banff, this hotel is also superbly situated within the heart of Banff National Park and close to the Tri Area Ski Resort; skiing is a popular winter activity, and hiking and biking are popular in the summer.
The Banff International Hotel features oak furnishings and trim throughout; and the large lobby has 2 gas burning stone fireplaces. Heated underground parking is complimentary.
Mountain or courtyard views
Guestrooms have either mountain or courtyard views. Banff International Hotel decor includes oak trim, marble bathroom vanities, damask bed coverlets, down comforters, plush carpeting, and local artwork.Information missing or incorrect? Tell us!Opens in a new window
The Elk & Avenue Hotel333 Banff Ave Banff AB T1L1B1
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Conveniently located on Banff Avenue, the "main street" in town, Banff International Hotel is within walking distance of restaurants, boutiques, and the outdoor paradise that is Banff National Park.
Guests can relax in front of one of two gas burning stone fireplaces in the lobby. An adjacent lounge features three 42-inch plasma TVs.
Other on-site amenities include a restaurant, sauna, steam room, spa tub, exercise room, Internet kiosk in the lobby (surcharge), 2 conference rooms, complimentary ski storage, and complimentary heated underground parking (availability and height restrictions apply). There is also a ski shuttle to the nearby ski resorts of Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise. A meeting room is available onsite.
- 24-hour front desk
- Airport transportation (surcharge)
- Number of floors - 3
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Coffee shop or café
- Concierge services
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Fireplace in lobby
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Computer station
- Luggage storage
- Tours/ticket assistance
- Laundry facilities
- One meeting room
- Multilingual staff
- Total number of rooms - 162
- Parking (limited spaces)
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Free self parking
- Conference space size (meters) - 0
- Number of meeting rooms - 2
- Year Built 1988
- Conference space size (feet) - 0
- Shopping on site
- Ski storage
- Smoke-free property
- Spa tub
- Steam room
- Television in common areas
- Free WiFi
Family Friendly Amenities
- Family Hotel
- Free Wi-Fi
- Laundry facilities
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi
Free self parking, Parking (limited spaces)
- Ceiling fan
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free toiletries
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Satellite TV service
- Free WiFi
- MP3 docking station
- Room service (limited hours)
- Down comforter
- LCD TV
Where to Eat
Ricky's All Day Grill - Menu includes hot/cold breakfasts, burger platters, entrees, and dinner classics. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Room service - Available during limited hours.
Nearby Things to Do
Banff National Park is the perfect spot for outdoor sports enthusiasts. In the winter, guests can enjoy downhill skiing at three different resorts: Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, or Lake Louise. Cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, and ice-skating are other popular activities.
In summer, guests can hike or bike within the national park. Whitewater rafting is popular in the Bow River, which flows throughout the park. Canoes can be rented at Lake Louise, 57 km away.
Banff Springs Golf Course, open to the public, is 3 km (2 mi) from the hotel.
Within the hotel itself, guests can relax and unwind in the sauna, steam room, and spa tub. An exercise room is also available.
The recreational activities listed below are available on site or nearby; fees may apply.
- Golfing nearby
- Downhill skiing nearby
- Cross-country skiing nearby
- Snowshoeing nearby
- Snowmobiling nearby
- Rafting nearby
- Mountain biking nearby
- Hiking/biking trails nearby
- Bicycle rentals nearby
Minimum check-in age is 18
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
- Pets not allowed
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
- The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
No rollaway/extra beds available
No cribs (infant beds) available
Parking height restrictions apply
- Breakfast fee: between CAD 5 and CAD 17 per person (approximately)
- Airport shuttle fee: CAD $64.95 per person (one way)
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