The Best Family Hotels in Banff

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Updated: November 23, 2020
By Santorini Dave

The 8 Best Hotels for Families in Banff, Canada

Luxury hotel for families in Banff.

The idyllic setting of the Fairmont Banff Springs resort near Banff.

1. Fairmont Banff Springs

Hotel Phone: +1 403 762 2211
Majestic, historic, luxury mountain resort set in a stunning baronial-style castle in Banff National Park (a UNESCO World Heritage Site) that offers opulent, first-class rooms & suites (sleeps family of 4) with sweeping mountain or forest views. Amazing range of facilities includes in-house shopping, 12 dining options, a 27-hole championship golf course, a heated 32 m saltwater pool, 20 m outdoor pool, hot tubs, kids’ wading pool, and a 38,000 sq ft spa with waterfalls and mineral pools. Don’t miss out on taking a guided tour of the castle. Children 5 and under, eat for free from the kids’ menu and kids from 6-12 get 50% off on restaurant menus. Lots to explore with hiking trails, elk sightings, and fishing on the property and the town with all its cafes, bars and restaurants is a short walk away. Offers ski storage and a ski shuttle (for a fee) to and from Mount Norquay, the Sunshine Village Ski & Snowboard Resort, and the Lake Louise Ski Resort.

2. Fox Hotel & Suites

Hotel Phone: +1 403 760 8500
Nice 4-star hotel offering roomy one and two bedroom suites (for families of 4 to 6) with double sofabeds, kitchen nooks (mini-fridge, microwave and toaster), and balconies. Offers an unusual, small, underground, cave and basin themed, hot pool and 1 grill restaurant & bar. Complimentary perks include – a ski locker, underground parking (small spaces), bus passes and breakfast. Good location on Banff Avenue, a pleasant 10 minute walk from shops, bars, & restaurants.

3. Hidden Ridge Resort

Hotel Phone: +1 403 762 3544
Located at Tunnel Mountain, a bus ride away from town, this resort offers rustic, 2-bedroom apartments with lofts (for group of 10 people) with kitchens, washer/dryers, pull out sofas, wood fireplaces and balconies/patios. Also has a 2-bedroom loft apartment with a games room (up to 8 people) with foosball & bubble hockey. Has jacuzzi suites (family of 6) too with an outdoor jacuzzi on the balcony, that are worth splurging on for the added luxury. Offers a kids’ play area, two outdoor hot tubs with breathtaking mountain views, barbecue & picnic areas, complimentary parking, ski storage and free bus passes into town.

4. Best Western Plus Siding 29 Lodge

Hotel Phone: +1 403 762 5575
Comfortable, affordable 2-bedroom suites (family of 6) with a small refrigerator and irons/ironing boards. Luxury suites add private balconies, kitchen/kitchenettes and jacuzzis (inquire when booking). Offers a complimentary hot breakfast, free secure underground parking, 1 heated indoor pool, a hot tub and ski storage. Many cafes and restaurants can be found in downtown Banff, a 10 minute walk away.

5. High Country Inn Banff

Hotel Phone: +1 403 762 2236
Family owned hotel offering very reasonably priced, basic full family suites (up to 6 people) with mini-kitchenette (microwave, fridge) and balconies with lovely views of Sulphur mountain. Good location on Banff Avenue within walking distance of shops and restaurants (5 minutes). Opt for rooms at the back as road-facing rooms can be noisier. Offers a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, 1 Swiss-Italian restaurant, and complimentary underground parking. Guests have the option of having ski tickets delivered to the hotel.

6. Charltons Banff

Hotel Phone: +1 403 762 4485
Cheap no-frills hotel, offering functional, cost-effective deluxe rooms and kitchenette suites (family of 4). Complimentary perks include wifi, lite continental breakfast, parking and ski storage. Has a small indoor pool, hot tub, steam room, 1 dining option. (One more dining option & a grotto spa are available at their sister property 1.5 blocks away). Hotel is located on Banff avenue, a bit away from the town center.

7. Banff Inn

Hotel Phone: +1 403 762 8844
Set on Banff Avenue a 7-10 minute walk into downtown Banff, this hotel offers unpretentious, affordable, clean, bi-level loft units (families of 5 or 6) with mini-fridges, and coffeemakeres. Be aware that this hotel lacks a pool. It does have a large jacuzzi whirlpool, sauna and a steamroom. Offers a whirlpool, steam room and sauna, 1 restaurant (pizzeria), underground parking (limited) and complimentary breakfast.

8. Irwin’s Mountain Inn

Hotel Phone: +1 403 762 4566
Older hotel, located a 10 minute walk away from downtown Banff, offering dated but clean, reasonably priced family suites (family of 6) with a fridge, microwave, coffee maker, and games table. Rooms at the back are quieter and rooms facing Banff Avenue have lovelier views. Hotel has no pool. Amenities include one 8-person hot tub, a 4 person-sauna, complimentary parking (limited) and a ski room & lockers.

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