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Winter Wonderland: Top 8 Hotels Below 100 USD In Banff, Canada - Updated 2020

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Surrounded by the majestic beauty of the Canadian Rockies, it’s hard not to be in awe of the town of Banff. Located within the Banff National Park in Alberta, this popular resort town is known as a center for outdoor activities typical of places with a subarctic climate. Banff, the first municipality to be established within a Canadian national park, has the second highest elevation in Alberta after Lake Louise. Art galleries, museums, and top-notch dining establishments can also be found around town, bringing visitors culture and luxury amidst the rugged terrain.

Banff’s first inhabitants settled in the 1880s, when the transcontinental Canadian Pacific Railway was being built. Workers stumbled upon natural hot springs on the side of Sulphur Mountain, eventually leading to the marketing of Banff as an international resort and spa. Today, this town of around 7,851 residents still remains as one of Canada’s most popular tourist destinations.

Because of Banff’s popularity as a resort town, it can be difficult to find inexpensive accommodation especially during the peak seasons. However, there are still some options for the budget-conscious especially outside the popular holiday months. Here are eight budget hotels to consider if you’re going to visit this picturesque town among the mountains.

1. Bow View Lodge (from USD 89)

Situated along Bow River, the Bow View Lodge is only around five minutes from the town center. Guests are treated to scenic views of the surrounding nature, and a ski storage is available if you want to directly experience the snow-capped mountains yourself. Aside from the many delights of the town center, you can also check out the nearby Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.

Guests can make use of the wellness facilities including an indoor pool, sauna, and hot tub. Laundry services are also available if you don’t want to go through the hassle of bringing home dirty clothes. Once you’re ready to go home, there’s an airport shuttle available for an additional charge.


Bow View Lodge

Address: 228 Bow Avenue
Price: from 89 USD

Vending machine (drinks) Restaurant Luggage storage Tickets to attractions or shows Guests have the option to reuse towels Pets allowed Fire extinguishers Smoke alarms

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2. Bumpers Inn

If you’re looking for a place away from the town bustle, head to this peaceful little hideaway one block from Banff Avenue. Located in a quiet area 20 minutes from the town center, this inn is within the vicinity of restaurants and a supermarket. A ski resort is only 15 minutes away by car, and a stop for the downtown shuttle bus is right next to the inn.

The spacious rooms are decked with rustic aesthetics evoking a cozy northern ambiance. Outside, guests can soak up the sun and breathe in the fresh mountain air at the courtyard. For those bringing a furry friend along, pets are allowed on request.


Bumpers Inn

Address: 250 Marmot Crescent

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3. Red Carpet Inn (from USD 122)

Located near the town center, this pet-friendly inn is only a 15-minute drive from Mount Norquay Ski Resort and is within the vicinity of dining establishments. If you’re looking for things to do and souvenirs to bring home, there is an on-site gift shop and tour desk to help you out.

Its light and spacious rooms are equipped with facilities such as a coffee machine and mini-refrigerator. The inn also has a hot tub and ski storage, perfect for those cold winter holidays when you either want to relax or have a snow-filled rush of adrenaline.


Red Carpet Inn

Address: 425 Banff Avenue
Price: from 122 USD

Pets allowed Physical distancing rules followed Luggage storage On-site parking Skiing Internet services Ski storage Heating

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4. Irwin's Mountain Inn (from USD 122)

This charming inn, located at the heart of Banff, has the benefit of being surrounded by views of the Canadian Rockies. Aside from many dining and shopping destinations within walking distance, Irwin’s Mountain Inn is also a mere 12-minute drive from the Banff Gondola.

Its comfy rooms all have a seating area and are equipped with facilities such as a coffee machine and mini refrigerator. If you’re in the mood for a quick bite, head to the on-site restaurant and sample local cuisine. There is also a fitness center, wellness area, and ski storage if you’re in the mood to traverse the snowy terrain.


Irwin's Mountain Inn

Address: 429 Banff Avenue
Price: from 122 USD

CCTV outside property Fire extinguishers Golf course (within 3 km) Non-smoking throughout CCTV in common areas Vending machine (snacks) Newspapers

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5. Rundlestone Lodge (from USD 145)

Situated directly on Banff Avenue, Rundlestone Lodge has one of the best locations in town. The lodge is within the vicinity of markets, cafes, bars, and a ski trail. It even has ski storage perfect for traversing the town’s pristine snowy mountains.

Guests can choose from a variety of standard rooms and open floor plan suites, with some rooms including a balcony. For breakfast and dinner, you can sample local and international delicacies at the lodge’s own restaurant. You can also head to the fitness area, go for a swim at the indoor pool, or chill out at the hot tub after a long and tiring trip.


The Rundlestone Lodge

Address: 537 Banff Avenue
Price: from 145 USD

Free WiFi CCTV in common areas Air conditioning Kids' outdoor play equipment Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays 24-hour front desk Allergy-free room

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6. King Edward Hotel (from USD 105)

This historic hotel, aside from being a relatively inexpensive accommodation, is quite an attraction itself. Located at the heart of Banff, the King Edward is known as the town’s second-oldest hotel. Perfect for natural exploration, it’s situated close to rivers, hot springs, a golf course, and the Banff Gondola. It’s also within the vicinity of many restaurants, cafe/bars, and supermarkets.

Its European-style rooms are equipped with facilities such as a microwave and coffee maker. There is also a ski storage and tour desk so you can plan a fun-filled holiday at the scenic mountain town.


King Edward Hotel

Address: 137 Banff Avenue
Price: from 105 USD

CCTV outside property CCTV in common areas Luggage storage Vending machine (drinks) Tour desk Key card access Ski storage Internet services

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7. High Country Inn (from USD 129)

With its spacious and richly decorated rooms, you don’t have to skip on the luxury while staying at the High Country Inn. Located at Banff Avenue, the inn is a few minutes away from Mount Norquay and the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies. There is also a nearby cafe/bar in addition to the inn’s on-site restaurant.

Each air-conditioned room has a patio and seating area along with views of the surrounding terrain. After a long day, you can head to the sauna and take a dip in the pool or hut tub. There is also a ski storage and tour desk to help you plan your holiday excursions properly.


High Country Inn

Address: 419 Banff Avenue
Price: from 129 USD

Ski pass vendor Designated smoking area 24-hour security Shallow end Physical distancing in dining areas Hot tub/jacuzzi Vending machine (snacks) Daily housekeeping

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8. Inns of Banff (from USD 110)

With fantastic mountain views and three on-site restaurants to choose from, this inn is not only beautiful but convenient as well. Located on Banff Avenue, this pet-friendly inn has its own shops, wellness center, and ski rental. Sunshine Village and Mount Norquay are less than 30 minutes away by car, perfect for those looking for an action-packed winter holiday. If you’re unsure of what to visit while in Banff, the inn also has a tour desk and ticket service.

The rooms are equipped with various facilities such as beverage makers and a refrigerator. There are also laundry services available on-site. If you’re not in the mood to go out for some food, you can also hit them up for room service.


Inns of Banff

3.5 User Rating

Address: 600 Banff Avenue
Price: from 110 USD

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Experience the beauty of Banff

With a breathtaking terrain that begs to be explored, it’s no surprise that Banff rakes in a lot of visitors every year. Despite being a popular resort town, there are still some hotels that are perfect for those on a budget. For your next trip to this scenic mountain town, check out these hotels that don’t compromise comfort and service despite being less expensive than most hotels in town.

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