Fox Hotel & Suites in Banff, Canada

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Updated: May 10, 2021
By Santorini Dave

• Location: Banff Ave.
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• Hotel phone: 403-760-8500
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Fox Hotel & Suites in Banff.

The rustic Fox Hotel features spacious and comfortable rooms and suites, a Chili’s outlet, and a unique underground heated cave pool.

Fox Hotel & Suites – Large and cozy hotel with comfortable rooms and suites.

This 116-room hotel feels warm and welcoming with its wood-burning fireplace in the lobby and alpine lodge decor. Located on the edge of downtown, its most unique feature is a Cave and Basin themed hot pool located below ground that is partially open to the elements. The guest rooms and suites are comfortable with a cottage-style décor. There is an on-site restaurant/lounge – Chili’s – an American Tex-Mex chain. Buffet breakfast at Chili’s, a Banff ROAM bus pass, and underground parking are complimentary. Bicycles are available and can be rented by the hour or day. The one-bedroom suites on the second floor have direct access to the street, perhaps convenient if you have a pet or are raring to hit the slopes. Downtown Banff is only a short walk away.

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Fox Hotel & Suites – Location

  • Area: On Banff Avenue, Banff’s main street. 15-minute walk (1.5 km) to downtown.
  • Address: 461 Banff Ave.
  • Nearest Bus: Fox St East and West stops are right outside the hotel (50m).

Fox Hotel & Suites – The Basics

  • Ages: Guests of all ages are welcome.
  • Pet Policy: Pets are allowed – advise when booking the room. CA$25 per night/per pet. Complimentary pet bed, water and food bowls, take-home toy, and special treats.
  • View: Some rooms offer partial mountain views.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools or jacuzzis.
  • Laundry: On-site coin-operated laundry.
  • Parking: Complimentary underground parking.
  • Extras: Baby cribs. Bike rentals at CA$5 per hour/CA$30 per day (return by 11pm). Bike lock and helmet included. Complimentary Banff ROAM bus passes.
  • When To Book: Book 4-6 months in advance for summer and Christmas seasons.
  • How to Book: will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +1-800-661-8310/403-760-8500
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Fox Hotel & Suites – Amenities

  • Pool: Unique underground Cave and Basin themed hot pool with an open skylight. 6:30am to 11pm.
  • Spa: No spa. Indoor dry sauna.
  • Fitness Center: Fitness Room is small and located on the lower level. No windows
    6:30am to 11pm.
  • For Disabled Guests: 4 Accessible One Bedroom King Suites.

Fox Hotel & Suites – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Chili’s Grill & Bar – Casual Mexican-themed American-chain restaurant on-site. Serves Tex-Mex, ribs, burgers. Take-out menu also available. Mon-Fri 7am-11pm/Sat-Sun 7 am-midnight.
  • Bar/Lounge: Chili’s Lounge features a large TV and shares space and hours with the restaurant.
  • Breakfast: Complimentary daily continental breakfast (hot and cold, including toast and waffle station) served at Chili’s.
  • Room Service: Same hours as restaurant.

Fox Hotel & Suites – Rooms

  • Room Types: Standard (1 or 2 Beds) • Superior One Bedroom Suite • Superior One Bedroom Suite with Balcony • Superior Two Bedroom Suite • Premium Loft Suite • Premium One Bedroom plus Loft Suite • List of all Rooms
  • Smoking Rooms: Fox Hotel & Suites is 100% smoke-free.
  • Best Room: Premium Loft Suite with King Bed on the 4th floor is the best room. Only the living rooms of the suites have AC.
  • For Families: Baby cribs. Several rooms and suites have multiple double beds. There are no adjoining rooms.

Fox Hotel & Suites – What’s Nearby

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • BeaverTails – Popular spot for its unique pastries, freshly-baked on-site. Also ice creams, sundaes, and smoothies. (1 km).
  • Bear Street Tavern – Family-friendly diner serving fantastic signature thin crust pizzas and other classics in a family-friendly atmosphere. (1 km).
  • Magpie & Stump – Cozy and informal tavern-style restaurant with eclectic décor serving excellent and authentic Mexican fare with over 60 tequilas. Its rooftop patio is popular during the summer. (1 km).
  • Wild Flour Bakery – Fresh breads, fresh coffee, surprising soups, and hearty sandwiches make this a fabulous and popular coffeeshop. (1 km).
  • La Terrazza – Upscale Italian restaurant located in the Banff Park Lodge. Quiet and cozy with delicious gourmet homemade pasta. (1.5 km).
  • The Juniper Bistro – Located in the Juniper Hotel, it offers a great menu, gourmet cuisine, and amazing mountain views. Try the Rockies Road dessert if you are a chocolate lover. (3 km).

Best Nearby Bars

  • Tommy’s Neighbourhood Pub – Classic hole-in-the-wall neighborhood pub in downtown Banff. Serves fantastic pub fare at affordable prices. (1 km).
  • Maclab Bistro – Located in the The Banff Centre, this air and bright café and wine bar has huge windows and fabulous mountain views. The outdoor fireside patio overlooks the Banff Centre’s amphitheater. (1.5 km).

Fox Hotel & Suites – The Hotel

The hotel has an on-site Chili's Restaurant.

The hotel features well-maintained grounds and gardens. The on-site Chili’s Restaurant has an outdoor patio.

The hotel entrance is impressive.

The front entrance of the hotel is designed with an elegant mix of stonework and wooden beams.

The lobby is large and elegant.

The reception is located on one side of the large lobby.

The lobby has a nice fireplace.

There is a nice sitting area by the fireplace.

Standard rooms are big enough for 3-4 people.

Standard Rooms offer 2 Twin beds or 1 Queen bed and a single sofa-cum-bed.

The washbasin is outside the bathroom.

There is a tub in the bathroom and the washbasin is outside.

The second-floor suites have direct street access.

The One Bedroom Suites on the second floor have direct street access.

The living area of the 1 Bedroom Suite.

These suites are very spacious and are split between 2 floors. The living areas are on the main floor.

The bedroom is on the lower floor.

The bedrooms with 2 double beds are on the lower floor.

The suites have very narrow stairs.

Note: The stairs are very narrow.

the suites come with small kitchenettes.

Each suite has a small kitchenette with a microwave, sink, and mini-fridge.

Bathrooms come with bathtubs.

The spacious bathrooms come with bathtubs.

Chili’s Bar & Grill is on-site.

The on-site Chili’s Bar & Grill is an American chain of casual Tex-Mex fare and is family-friendly.

The courtyard is beautiful and looks down to the underground pool.

The hotel’s large open-air courtyard has beautiful shrubs, wooden benches, and a unique “porthole” to the Cave and Basin themed heated pool located below ground.

The pool design is very unique.

The hot pool design is inspired by Banff’s Cave and Basin National Historic Site.

BeaverTails is a great place for sweet treats.

For great desserts, smoothies, and sweet treats, visit BeaverTails.

Bear Street Tavern is known for its pizzas.

Bear Street Tavern serves fantastic thin crust pizzas and other signature dishes.

Magpie & Stump is a great Mexican restaurant.

Magpie & Stump is a fantastic Mexican restaurant with over 60 types of Tequila.

The rooftop patio is open in the summer.

It has a colorful rooftop patio that’s open in the summer and offers a limited menu.

Wild Flour Bakery is a popular coffeeshop.

Wild Flour Bakery is popular for its freshly-baked breads, freshly-brewed coffee, hearty soups, and delicious salads.

La Terrazza is a high-end Italian restaurant.

La Terrazza offers Italian fine dining with a good selection of wines and cocktails.

Tommy's Neighbourhood Pub is a cozy and popular pub.

Tommy’s Neighbourhood Pub has a cozy atmosphere and a delicious, wholesome menu.

The Juniper Bistro offer great food and views.

The Juniper Bistro serves great food and has a very friendly vibe.

Maclab Bistro offers great views.

Maclab Bistro is a bright and airy café and wine bar with great views.

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