Paintbox Lodge in Banff, Canada

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Updated: May 10, 2021

• Location: 10th Street, Canmore, opposite Alpine Christian Church.
• Hotel website:
• Hotel phone: 403-609-0482

Review of Paintbox Lodge in Banff, Canada.

Small boutique hotel in Canmore featuring 5 unique, cozy, and comfortable rooms with large bathrooms as well as complimentary breakfast with in-house bread baked fresh every morning.

Paintbox Lodge – Bijou boutique lodge in a prime location.

Just east of Banff lies the picturesque town of Canmore which is flanked by rugged mountains and appeals to travelers who are looking for fewer crowds and a more relaxed vibe. The Paintbox Lodge is a small boutique hotel with genuine small-town hospitality and features a country chic décor, lots of local artwork throughout, and a central location that is conveniently close to several restaurants and shops. The hotel offers a complimentary hot breakfast with bread that is baked on-site daily, including delicious sourdough. A Miele coffee machine and an honesty bar are available round the clock in the Breakfast Room. Complimentary bicycles are provided and there are lots of biking/walking trails nearby. The hotel also offers chef-hosted kitchen parties.

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Paintbox Lodge – Location

  • Area: Located in downtown Canmore, 20 minutes (25 km) east of Banff and 1 hour (100 km) west of Calgary.
  • Address: 629 10th Street, Canmore.
  • Nearest Bus: Canmore Shoppers Drug Mart (200m).

Paintbox Lodge – The Basics

  • Ages: Guests of all ages are welcome. Cribs available.
  • Pet Policy: No pets allowed.
  • View: All rooms have mountain views.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools or jacuzzis.
  • Parking: Complimentary outdoor parking behind the hotel. No valet.
  • Extras: 4 bicycles with helmets on first come, first served basis. Complimentary chocolates and hammocks in the room. No need to purchase a park pass as Canmore is just outside the boundary of Banff National Park.
  • When to Book: Booking 4-6 months in advance is recommended.
  • How to Book: Book directly through the hotel website.
  • Phone: +1-888-678-2281/403-609-0482
  • Email:
  • Website:

Paintbox Lodge – Amenities

  • Pool: No pool.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: No fitness center.

Paintbox Lodge – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: No restaurant.
  • Bar/Lounge: Honesty bar in the Breakfast Room, available 24/7.
  • Breakfast: Complimentary hot breakfast in the Breakfast Room. Complimentary Miele coffee machine available round the clock.
  • Room Service: No room service.

Paintbox Lodge – Rooms

  • Room Types: Studio (sleeps 2) • Painter’s Valley (sleeps 2) • The Cabin Suite (sleeps 4-5) • The Wild Suite (sleeps 4-5) • The Artist Loft (sleeps 4)
  • Smoking Rooms: Paintbox Lodge is 100% smoke-free.
  • Best Room: All 5 rooms have their own special appeal. All come with soaking tubs and separate showers and offer mountain views. The Artist Loft has a corner tub for 2, Painter’s Valley Room offers the best views, and The Cabin Suite has a fireplace and opens onto the garden.
  • For Families: The Loft and 2 Suites can sleep 4-5, so are ideal for families. No adjoining rooms. Cribs are available.

Paintbox Lodge – The Hotel

The hotel is very beautiful.

The property is beautiful and well-maintained.

The lobby is warm and cozy.

The lobby is cozy, warm, and rustic, with wooden beams, a fireplace, and several knick-knacks.

There is a small reception counter.

The small reception is under the stairs.

The Studios are small and cozy.

The Studio Room is a cozy, corner room with a small sitting area and writing desk.

Bathrooms have bathtubs and shower areas.

Bathrooms are surprisingly spacious, with separate bathtubs and shower areas.

Complimentary breakfast is served every morning.

A complimentary hot breakfast with house-baked bread is served every morning in the open kitchen and breakfast room.

The breakfast room has indoor and outdoor seating.

The room has indoor and outdoor seating.

The lovely outdoor patio is small.

The outdoor patio is small and lovely.

There is a small tapas restaurant next door.

The tapas restaurant next door is very romantic and cozy.

There are a lot of shopping and dining options nearby.

Downtown Canmore has a lot of restaurants, cafés, bars, and shops just steps from the hotel.

The Grizzly Paw pub and shop nearby is very popular.

The Grizzly Paw pub has a family-friendly atmosphere, handcrafted beer on tap, and delicious burgers, fish and chips, and salads.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread serves excellent pizzas.

Rocky Mountain Flatbread is known for its wood-fired pizzas, local craft beers, and local wines.

Stonewaters Home Elements is great for gift shopping.

Stonewaters Home Elements sells furniture, home decor, and gifts

The Tinbox is a great gift shop nearby.

The Tinbox is a great shop for jewelry, souvenirs, handbags, and gifts.

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