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Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Banff

3-star3 stars
337 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1H8, Canada

3-star ski hotel with ski storage, near Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast, free WiFi, and free parking
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Very Good8.0
Great location
Value for money
Best value for money
Tasty breakfast
Great room
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Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Banff

from $113
  • Standard Room
  • Standard Room 1 King
  • Superior Room 2 Queens
  • Mountain View King Suite
  • Superior King Suite
  • Superior Room 1 King

What’s around Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Banff


  • In a national park
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 2 min walk
  • Banff National Park Information Centre - 2 min walk
  • Canadian Ski Museum West - 2 min walk
  • Canada House Gallery - 6 min walk
  • Banff Park Museum - 9 min walk
  • Central Park - 10 min walk
  • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.) - 93 min drive
  • Banff Station - 7 min walk
  • Free self parking
  • Free area shuttle

About Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Banff

This resort is located 1 block from downtown Banff, in Banff National Park. It is a 5-minute walk from Canada House Gallery, a 10-minute walk from Banff National Park Information Centre, and a 20-minute walk from Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau. Mount Norquay Ski Resort is 2 miles (3.2 kilometers) from the inn.

Hotel Features.
Banff Ptarmigan Inn has 2 spa tubs and a steam room. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Banff property has a restaurant, The Meatball Pizza & Pasta, serving Italian-inspired cuisine, and a bar/lounge. Complimentary hot and cold buffet breakfast is offered. Business amenities include meeting rooms for small groups, business services, and audio-visual equipment. Conference rooms and banquet facilities are offered. Concierge services and event catering are available. Additional amenities include multilingual staff, and room service during limited hours. This is a smoke-free property.

Banff Ptarmigan Inn has 134 guestrooms. TVs are equipped with cable channels. Guestrooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access and free local calls. Beds have Mountain Luxury Beds, and hypoallergenic bedding can be requested. Guestrooms feature coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms offer hair dryers. Irons/ironing boards are available upon request. All guestrooms are non-smoking.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 134 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 3 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed *

  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply *

  • 1 per room


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking


  • Free area shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
Working away
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Elevator/lift
  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features


On Site

  • Sauna
  • Steam room


  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby

Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Banff’s small print

Also known as

  • Banff Ptarmigan
  • Banff Ptarmigan Inn
  • Ptarmigan Banff
  • Ptarmigan Inn
  • Ptarmigan Inn Banff
  • Banff Ptarmigan Hotel Banff


Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 25 per pet, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 554 reviews

Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Banff
Very Good8.0
How many times do I have to give s review for one stay? This is the second one I'm doing for this hotel. Why does check in need a separate review, and stay another review. I'm sure you'll come up with a third category
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Banff
Room Too Cold/ Heater didn't work right.
Everything was generally good (3.5-4 stars), but room temp was limited to 68f/20c which was too cold for my wife. I asked to have it adjusted. They fixed it by resetting the whole system on the second floor, but it only lasted an hour then returned to 68f/20c max setting. They were obviously having technical issues with the heating system. I ended up just asking for extra blankets. (2 stars for comfort)
John, us4 night business trip
Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Banff
Very Good8.0
Nice clean hotel. Good location right on Banff Avenue so everything is walkable. Bus stop is right outside so perfect for travelers without a car. My only problem was that we checked in a bit early, our rooms weren’t ready so we left our bags and told the front desk attendant that we were going up to the Banff Gondola and asked him how best to get there. He said we should pay for the bus ($2 CAD a person) or take a cab ($14 CAD + tip). The bus wasn’t coming for 25 minutes so we took a cab, and then took the bus back to the hotel when we were done to go to our rooms. When we got into our rooms, the information packet told us that guests can get free rides on the bus. Why didn’t the front desk attendant tell us this instead of letting us waste $30?! So ridiculous.
A Traveler, us2 night family trip
Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Banff
Very Good8.0
Comfortable stay
This is a dependable hotel in a great location. Looks like the rooms have been updated a bit since we were there last. This is our go-to hotel in Banff depending on how the price is at the time.
A Traveler, us1 night romance trip
Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Banff
Staff was excellent. Great location
Colby, us4 night family trip

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Banff Ptarmigan Inn, Banff

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