Banff Aspen Lodge is one of the best values in Banff National Park, making it an excellent option for the guest looking to save money without sacrificing quality. This superb three-and-a-half-star property is in a convenient location right on the main street of town and just a short walk from all the amazing shops, restaurants, and art galleries that Banff has to offer. The Aspen Lodge makes for a top-notch home-base to explore the Rockies. Awesome amenities and unique attractive and comfortable rooms (along with outstanding service) makes this hotel one of our favourite recommendations. Are you interested in learning more about Banff Aspen Lodge? Read along with our question-and-answer session and imagine yourself here in Banff; imagine what you’ll do with the money you save by staying here…
Q: Let’s get right to it: How are the rooms?
A: Well I’m glad you asked. The rooms are actually surprisingly beautiful for the price-point, not to mention well-equipped and well-decorated. All 89 rooms here have been recently renovated to radiate a balance between modern style and rustic alpine. Most rooms have great balconies or patios that allow you to watch the sunset on the mountains. Choose between economy, superior, and premium rooms; they’re all clean, crisp, and comfy (with nice bathrooms to boot). Overall, great value and highly recommended.
Q: Very nice… now what sort of amenities does it offer?
A: Well, first and foremost, it offers a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. So there’s that. And of course complimentary WiFi and heated underground parking; in-room fridges, safes, and coffee makers; ski and bike rooms; and satellite TV. Oh, and a delicious Canadian Rockies Continental Breakfast every morning in the Breakfast Room, with home-baked croissants, muffins, scones or cinnamon rolls and fresh fruit. But we haven’t even mentioned the hot tub yet…
Q: Wait, did you say hot tub? I feel like I’ll need a soak after all the activities.
A: Oh, did we ever. Banff Aspen Lodge actually has two unique outdoor hot tubs positioned beside roaring fireplaces. Imagine that! Sitting out beneath the twinkling blanket of stars in a hot tub beside a fire. That’s something you sure don’t see every day.
Q: We’ve never been to Banff before and we’re looking to explore! What activities are there?
A: Banff Aspen Lodge is in the optimal spot, just a three-minute stroll to all the excellent shopping, dining, museums and galleries that make Banff more than just a gorgeous place. But if you’re in the exploratory mood, there is such an abundance of hikes to be taken in the surrounding mountains. Check out our blog on best hikes in the area for more information. Check out Banff Springs Hotel for a piece of CP Rail history, go skiing at one of the three world-class resorts, go mountain biking on the trails around town, go whitewater rafting, go for a soak in the Upper Hot Springs. Just go. There’s so much to do and something perfect for everybody.
Q: I’m in Banff on business, how can Banff Aspen Lodge help?
A: You’ve come to the right place, as facilitating business is one of Aspen Lodge’s specialities. When it comes to small meetings, conferences, and corporate retreats, they’ve got you covered, with an excellent space available for your group. The meeting / conference room is 350 square feet with high ceilings and lots of natural light from the skylights. It can accommodate up to 30 people for cocktails; 14 for a boardroom, banquet, or classroom; or 20 for a theatre. Catering is also available, should you get hungry or thirsty.
Q: What do you do to help the environment?
A: Banff Aspen Lodge is one of the most eco-friendly hotels in Banff. It’s received a 3-Leaf rating from the Terrachoice Green Leaf Eco-Rating Program with such environmental initiatives as: recycling, low-flow toilets, motion sensor lights, eco-friendly amenities containers and soaps, and recycled toilet paper. Also, as an incentive, if guests staying multiple nights choose to not have their room cleaned then money will be donated to the Banff Community Foundation.