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1 Sunshine Access Road, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J5 Canada
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The best kept secret in the Canadian Rockies is located at 7,200 feet in Canada’s oldest and most famous National Park, Banff National Park. The Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers incredible comfort, luxury and convenience. Experience the anticipation of fresh tracks as you catch the first chairlift after waking just steps from the only ski-in, ski-out accommodations in Alberta. Sunshine Village’s professional and friendly staff take care of all the details allowing you to do what you do best; whether it’s skiing Sunshine’s world famous snow, relaxing in the hot pool and spa or dining at one of the Lodge’s casual or elegant venues. When you are done enjoying your “best day ever!” relax by immersing yourself in the peacefulness and tranquility of undisturbed nature of our village. Afterwards, delight in the accommodations of the enhanced West Wing suites that offer heated floors, jetted tubs, floor-to-ceiling windows and fireplaces offering cozy entertainment to send you to sleep.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Ski rentals
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Parking
Wifi
Heated pool
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Vending machine
Ski school
Skiing
Board games / puzzles
Shuttle bus service
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Massage
Ski In / Ski Out
Baggage storage
Concierge
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
ATM on site
Infirmary
24-hour front desk
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Fireplace
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Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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Seating area
Telephone
Bottled water
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
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Mountain view
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J C wrote a review 17 Sep
British Columbia, Canada12 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a splendid resort hotel at the top of a mountain. The location is beautiful and I enjoyed the gondola ride to the lodge as well as the chair lift ride to the hiking trail to view the gorgeous lakes and vistas. We ate one night at Mad Trapper's in which we were the only guests there; the place was packed with staffers enjoying their night off. Service was poor, food quality was poor, and very expensive. Dinner at Trapper's was a great disappointment, however the rest of the stay was lovely. Enjoyed the giant hot tub and a serving of S'Mores at the gas fire pit. The Nest bathroom amenities smelled divine. No refrigerator in the room, so do bring a cooler if you need to have cold beverages.
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DWBen0902 wrote a review 11 Sep
Houston, Texas2 contributions
Sunshine Mountain Lodge is a great place to stay for two nights! You get to hike the meadows and enjoy the mountains in a location that is one of the most unique in all of the Banff National Park. Hiking sunshine meadows is an incredible way to spend the afternoon. The rooms in the west wing are wonderful with great views and comfortable beds. Only reason this review isn't a 5 is because of the food in the area. You are somewhat stuck on the mountain at night and the food does not match the level of the lodge. No doubt incredible during the winter when the lodge is ski in and ski out, but you don't come here for the food, but the views and great location.
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your review and comments. We truly appreciate your feedback as it allows us the opportunity to to make ongoing enhancements to our commitment of delivering outstanding guest experiences. All the best,
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MohammedAhassan wrote a review 9 Sep
Cairo, Egypt250 contributions65 helpful votes
The stay in the lodge was very good. The location and surrounding views are the best. The staff is nice and the restaurant offers delicious food. The waterfall viewing rooms offer more privacy and nice view. Finally, the lodge offers diverse and fun activities.
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. All the best,
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gingras6889 wrote a review 7 Sep
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We were missing Alberta after a few years in Ontario, travelled to Sunshine to spend some time in the mountain. No better place than Sunshine for that. Great place to hike and relax after a long day if activity out and about. They have everything on site if you feel lime staying put. Enjoyed the Spa as well. Great trip.
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Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate the kind words and happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us in the Alberta Rockies! All the best,
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Wannabeworldtraveler wrote a review 7 Sep
Houston, Texas5 contributions
Loved this place for our one week stay. The Chimney Corner /Eagle's nest restaurant within the resort was a great plus. Gondola ride and Standish Chairlift made this stay even more unique. Outside of Gondola hours, we did not have to wait much for the shuttles either. Its a beautiful drive up the mountains. If you stay for a day or two, and have a packed itinerary, this may not be the place for you as you do spend sometime to get to the highway. But on a relaxed week long trip, this worked out just fine for us.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. All the best,
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DCTraveler187 wrote a review 6 Sep
Boise, Idaho68 contributions74 helpful votes
From the photos and the reviews, I was expecting a serene, upscale, modern mountain lodge. In reality, this is a rather rundown and outdated hotel with a modern façade. The loud drone of the chairlift and all of the activity and construction going on around us (to get ready for ski season, I suppose…) made it hard to enjoy relaxing on the balcony. The food was also terrible. I’m not picky, but it was truly the worst food I’ve had in recent memory. My companion and I spent two nights there and everything we ate was blah. Unfortunately, most of the hotel is staffed by young people from abroad. And it’s just tough to offer an upscale lodging or dining experience when you’re staffed by kids who are there for a seasonal adventure in a foreign country. To be fair, most of them were polite. I recommend visiting this lodge for the hiking, which was beautiful. But I do not recommend staying here.
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and feedback. We truly value feedback from our guests to ensure we working to improve all our experiences at every opportunity. We will pass along your comments to the team for further review and discussion. Kind regards,
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canadatraveler2022 wrote a review 2 Sep
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We arrived at the front desk at the bottom of the mountain at minutes before 6 o’clock. We were informed that the gondola stopped running at six. A young man drove us up the mountain that without calling for another shuttle down You are trapped at the top with no place to go except the restaurant there. The food was mediocre and significantly overpriced except for s’mores which were free! The marshmallows were hard. The staff was excellent and in the morning the gondola doesn’t start until 8 o’clock but a sweet young lady drove us down at 7 o’clock so we could go on to our next adventure Lake Louise!
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for your review and feedback. We are disappointed to hear location and access to our mountain top hotel missed the mark for your vacation and we apologize for any inconvenience. Kind regards,
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mikeCSsr wrote a review 2 Sep
Vancouver, Canada1 contribution
Great place to stay and enjoy outdoor activities. The restaurant in the hotel is pretty good. My kid loves all the gondola and lift rides. Overall, it’s a beautiful and quiet place for getaway trips. Highly recommended.
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your getaway with us and we look forward to welcoming you back again. All the best,
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geukm wrote a review 1 Sep
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Staying there made for a perfect hiking trip at Sunshine! Perfect location, service, and great food. Staff was super helpful and friendly. Will definitively go back there. The restaurant is also delicious. Hot tub is big and the hikes are amazing.
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Thank you for your review and feedback. We appreciate the kind words about our staff and happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. All the best,
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J234GAmichellea wrote a review Aug 2022
Vancouver, Canada4 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked a room at Sunshine Lodge following a six-day backcountry hike. The staff were incredibly friendly throughout the hotel. Our dinner was excellent. The outdoor hot tub has beautiful fans. We enjoyed the complementary s’mores around the campfire at night and the gondola and chairlift views are beautiful. For the price we paid it was a wonderful place to stay and certainly close enough to see many other sites around Banff.
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Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again. All the best,
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US$267 - US$322 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
sunshine mountain hotel banff, sunshine mountain resort, sunshine village inn
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sunshine Village Resort
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaCanadian RockiesBanff National ParkBanff
NUMBER OF ROOMS
84
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sunshine Mountain Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Sunshine Mountain Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Sunshine Village (4.3 km) and Sunshine Meadows (4.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sunshine Mountain Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Sunshine Mountain Lodge?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Sunshine Mountain Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Sunshine Mountain Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sunshine Mountain Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Mad Trapper's Saloon, Eagle's Nest Canadian Bistro, and First Tracks Cafe.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Sunshine Mountain Lodge?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a heated pool, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Sunshine Mountain Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Sunshine Mountain Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Sunshine Mountain Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and a banquet room during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Sunshine Mountain Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Dutch.
Does Sunshine Mountain Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.