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“Maybe pay a bit more for something better”
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King Edward Hotel
Ranked #23 of 28 Banff B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I booked this hotel on price and central location, but I would recommend paying a bit more for something better. The room was small for two people and two suitcases, with two single beds and a tiny work area. There is no air-conditioning or flow-through ventilation, just a ceiling fan. Wi-fi was almost useless - very slow with constant disconnections. There is no lounge area in the lobby, and breakfast is not offered, so it’s a basic hotel. The rates are high for what you get, so look around for better value.

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with family
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1  Thank Allan L
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Reviewed 29 September 2017

Here you are paying for location, the hotel rooms are small, but, well equipped, I found it quiet and comfortable. WIFI was free and worked well. Service was ok, elevator was very slow. I would not choose this hotel again.

Room Tip: Second floor overlooking street was quiet.
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  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Thank William D
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

I don't know what all of these bad reviews are about, we had a great stay at King Edward! The hotel is old but clean and has a glass walled lift looking out onto the street which was novel :) Our room was comfortable and spacious and had complimentary toiletries and daily water, muffins and biscuits, tea & coffee and there is a mini-fridge if you want to buy your own food. Check in was super fast and easy, staff were friendly and the location was FANTASTIC. Right in the middle of town, an easy walk to everywhere.We thought King Edward was fantastic value for money and we would definitely stay again. The only negative was the slow Wi-Fi. Other than that, great hotel!

  • Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank madza_5
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Reviewed 12 September 2017

The rooms are on the small side for a North American, but OK for a European with lower expectations. It's pretty central, the staff gave me a great breakfast recommendation jist across the side street. Parking is simple just go to the top level of the parkcade and you're good for overnight and eight hours from 8 the next day. You can park lower down in the secure section for CAD 5 or 6. I didn't bother.. Get a room far from the lift/pub. I was there late August in 150 years since Confederation, so prices were high

  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled solo
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Thank David M
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

This is the second oldest hotel in the area and the oldest hotel in the city of Banff. It is smack in the middle of things. There is free parking in the municipal lot right behind the building. the rooms are very small but they have everything you need including a refrigerator and a coffee pot and a blow dryer. It is very noisy if you leave your windows open at night. You can hear the revelers out on Banff Ave. But you can always close your windows.
They do not offer breakfast but they do offer a complimentary basket of snacks and water, tea and coffee.
It is expensive for what you get but hey it's Banff and everything is expensive.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about King Edward Hotel

Address: 137 Banff Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A6, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 28 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Price Range: $91 - $306 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — King Edward Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The historic King Edward Hotel is located in the heart of downtown Banff, right on Banff Ave and Caribou St. It was built in 1904 and is the second oldest hotel in Banff after the Banff Springs Hotel. Over the years it has been well kept and it features 21 modern rooms with all contemporary amenities to relax and enjoy. It offers friendly and helpful staff as well as reasonable rates. The majority of sights, shopping, dining, events and entertainment in Banff are within a 2 block radius of the King Edward Hotel. It's like "Downtown living in middle of the Wilderness." ... more   less 
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