The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Canada

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Updated: February 25, 2020

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Review of The Rimrock Resort Hotel in Banff, Canada.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel – Opulent hotel with fantastic accommodations, dining options, and views.

One of the best luxury hotels in Banff with 346 rooms and a magnificent lounge/lobby featuring huge floor-to-ceiling windows, incredible views, and sophisticated décor, complete with a live pianist several evenings a week. The guest rooms are similarly plush with attractive décor and stunning views and the penthouse Infinity Suite is simply incredible. There are two on-site restaurants, including a world-class 5 Diamond restaurant with impeccable service and fabulous views. Amenities for guests include a beautiful indoor heated pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, large fitness center, and a full-service spa. The hotel is on the outskirts of Banff and is nestled in a secluded forested area on Sulphur Mountain, just around the corner from the Banff Upper Hot Springs and Banff Gondola.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel – Location

  • Address: 300 Mountain Ave, Banff, Alberta, Canada T1L 1J2.
  • Area: The Rimrock Resort Hotel is located on Sulphur Mountain in the town of Banff, just steps from Banff Upper Hot Springs and Banff Gondola.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel – The Basics

  • Ages: Guests of all ages are welcome. Cribs are available and special kids menus in Larkspur Lounge and Primrose Restaurant.
  • Pet Policy: Max 2 pets are allowed per room for CA$40/night (CA$20/night for second pet). Seventh-floor, south-wing rooms are designated as pet-friendly. Hotel needs to be notified while booking.
  • View: Premium Rooms offer mountain views. Grandview category and above rooms offer the best panoramic mountain and valley views.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: The Infinity Suite has a private jacuzzi.
  • Laundry: Available.
  • Wi-Fi: Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Parking: Self-parking for CA$22/night and valet parking for CA$36/night. Complimentary valet/self parking for Grandview, Grandview Suites, Signature Grandviews, and Suite Infinity guests.
  • Extras: Complimentary pet-sitting (max 2 hours). Ice rink in the courtyard during the winter.
  • When To Book: Booking 4-6 months in advance for summer and Christmas is recommended.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: +1-888-rimrock/403-762-3356
  • Email: [email protected]
  • Website: rimrockresort.com

The Rimrock Resort Hotel – Amenities

  • Pool: Indoor heated pool and hot tub, sauna, and steam room.
  • Spa: Full service spa offering a wide selection of therapies and treatments.
  • Fitness Center: Large, fully-equipped fitness center with squash court and yoga classes. Open 24 hours.
  • For Disabled Guests: Accessible rooms available.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel – Food and Drink

  • Restaurants: Primrose Restaurant – Elegant atmosphere with amazing views. Breakfast and dinner only. Special children’s menu. ● Eden – One of only three Canadian 5 Diamond restaurants. Special vegetarian and Chef’s Tasting menus available. Dinner only.
  • Café: The Rimrock Café – Tiny area serving coffee, pastries, and sandwiches with very limited seating. Gifts, snacks, wine, toiletries, and an assortment of handmade truffles and chocolates.
  • Bars/Lounges: Larkspur Lounge – Located in the main lobby. Live pianist 5 nights a week in the winter (2 nights a week in summer). ● Divas Cocktail Lounge – Glamorous lounge with photos of Hollywood’s most-recognized women. Closed in summer. Open on most weekends in winter and when major sporting events are televised. Special vegetarian and kids menus available.
  • Breakfast: Not complimentary. Breakfast buffet is free for kids 5 and under.
  • Room Service: In-room menu, 24-hour service.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel – Rooms

  • Room Types: Standard ● Premium ● Grandview ● Grandview Suite ● Signature Grandviews ● Suite Infinity
  • Smoking Rooms: The hotel is 100% smoke-free. Can smoke in room balconies, but with patio door closed, else a surcharge is added.
  • Best Room: All rooms and suites have AC. The opulent Suite Infinity on the top floor has uber-luxe modern amenities and a huge terrace with panoramic views.
  • For Families: Adjoining Standard, Premium, and Grandview Rooms available.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel – The Hotel

The hotel has a unique design.

The hotel has a unique design and is built right into the mountainside.

The hotel has an elegant lobby.

The lobby is elegant and welcoming.

The hotel has a beautiful courtyard.

There are beautiful flower gardens in the courtyard and in winter, the area is transformed into an ice rink.

Grandview rooms are comfortable.

Grandview Rooms are modern and comfortable with incredible views.

Grandview Rooms come with large living areas.

They feature large living areas as well.

The rooms come with big bathrooms.

Bathrooms are big and feature shower-bathtub combos.

Signature Grand View Rooms have a Victorian decor.

Signature Grand View Rooms are special and feature a Victorian décor and traditional vibe.

Rooms come with small writing desks.

Each room has a small desk looking out onto the balcony and beyond.

Bathrooms have a Victorian vibe as well.

The large bathrooms share the Victorian vibe.

Suite Infinity is a fantastic 1-bedroom suite.

Suite Infinity is a spectacular one-bedroom penthouse suite with a terrific layout, appealing decor, and unbelievable views. It also has a huge private terrace.

The bedroom is exquisute.

The exquisite bedroom features a King bed, writing desk, and big couch by the window. The decor sports a beautiful blue and beige tone.

The bathroom has dual vanities.

The huge bathroom comes with dual vanities…

The bathroom has a bathtub and a separate shower area.

…a bathtub, and a shower cubicle.

The huge terrace offers panoramic views.

The terrace is massive and offers stupendous views.

Primrose Restaurant offers great views.

Primrose Restaurant features an elegant décor with stellar mountain views.

Dive Lounge is decorated with photos of Hollywood celebrities.

Diva Lounge is nostalgic and is adorned with pictures of Hollywood legends. Note: It is closed during the summer season.

Larkspur Lounge is huge and very impressive.

Larkspur Lounge is grand and impressive with an entire wall of windows that offer panoramic mountain views.

The lounge has a small terrace with fabulous views.

It also has a small, delightful terrace with several tables and chairs.

The gym is large and well-equipped.

The gym is large, bright, and fully-equipped.

The indoor pool is heated.

The indoor heated pool is adjacent to the hot tub.

The hot tub is next to the pool.

The hot tub is big and very inviting.

The hotel spa is full service.

There is a full service spa on-site with a good selection of treatments and therapies.

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