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The Elk & Avenue Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Renovated hotel in alpine ski chalet surrounded by mountains
  • Free heated, underground parking and Wi-Fi
  • Banff is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Canada’s top tourist destinations
  • Indoor whirlpool, dry sauna and steam room on-site


Although the outside of Banff International Hotel looks like a classic alpine ski chalet set against a backdrop of snow-topped mountains, the inside is all modern. Recently renovated, the public areas and guest rooms are painted sleek, subdued shades of chrome and copper and offer contemporary amenities like free Wi-Fi throughout the property while rooms are equipped with flat screen televisions and iPod docking stations.

Before hitting the slopes, guests can store ski equipment in the hotel’s lockers. Afterwards, warm up in the property’s large Jacuzzi, steam room and dry sauna. Après ski can be enjoyed at RG’s Lounge, where cocktails are served by the fireplace. Ricky’s All Day Grill lives up to its name, serving three meals a day in a family-friendly environment and offers seasonal outdoor seating facing the main street of Banff Avenue.

The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Banff Gondola, 20 minutes from Lake Minnewanka and 40 minutes from Lake Louise.

Rooms & Rates

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  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking
  • Public car park


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: No rollaway/extra beds available. No cribs (infant beds) available

Pets: Pets not allowed

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details:

Know Before You Go

  • Parking height restrictions apply.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: CAD 10 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: CAD 69 per person (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: CAD 35 (one-way)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Cash not accepted. Debit cards not accepted

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

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