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Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff

3.5-star3.5 stars
700 Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff, AB, T1L 1B3, Canada

Romantic hotel with restaurant, near Banff National Park Information Centre
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Very Good8.4
Fantastic service
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Could use a good cleaning
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Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff

from $88
  • Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds (Lodge)
  • Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed (Lodge)
  • Premier Room, 1 Queen Bed (Premier)
  • Premier Room, 2 Queen Beds (Premier)

What’s around Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff

Top spots nearby

Recommended by this property

  • Tunnel Mountain (8-minute walk)
  • Banff National Park Information Centre (14-minute walk)
  • Banff Springs Golf Club (15-minute walk)
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site (29-minute walk)
  • Mount Norquay Ski Resort (35-minute walk)
  • Upper Hot Springs (36-minute walk)
  • Banff Gondola (36-minute walk)
  • Lake Minnewanka (4.9 mi / 7.8 km)
  • Sunshine Village (10.2 mi / 16.5 km)

Getting around

  • Calgary, AB (YYC-Calgary Intl.) - 91 min drive
  • Banff Station - 27 min walk
  • Free self parking

About Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff

On the slopes of the Canadian Rockies overlooking Banff, Alberta, in Banff National Park is the Buffalo Mountain Lodge, an ideal getaway for couples, outdoor adventurers and families near pristine waterfalls, lakes and plenty of biking, hiking and skiing nearby. Guests are less than one kilometer from photo opportunities of the hoodoos, sandstone rock formations caused by resistance to erosion. Outdoor adventurers are near Upper Hot Springs, Sulphur Mountain Gondola, Lake Minnewanka and Bow Falls.

Property Features.
The Buffalo Mountain Lodge's main building complements the natural setting with square timber, post and beam construction, high open ceilings, copper and glass light fixtures, and custom cherry, pine and bent-willow furnishings. Guests can enjoy the spa tub, 24-hour business center, complimentary wireless Internet access, meeting and banquet facilities, in-room childcare services, and airport transportation and ski shuttles. Visitors seeking unique dining experiences can enjoy room service or the hotel's main dining room, which serves Rocky Mountain cuisine such as roasted wild game, fresh indigenous berries, and wild mushrooms and mixed grains. The hotel's Cilantro Mountain Café features local wild game with rustic Californian flavors and Native American influences.

The two-story Buffalo Mountain Lodge features 108 guestrooms with mountain lodge-style décor, wood- burning fieldstone fireplaces, Internet access, cable television and coffeemakers. Select guestrooms have firewood replenished daily and feature heated slate bathroom floors and old-fashioned claw-foot bathtubs. Guestrooms overlook the nine acre site on top Tunnel Mountain.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 108 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 4 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM
  • Express check-out

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 not allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

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

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3983
  • Conference space size (meters) - 370
  • One meeting room
  • Conference center
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 8
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Fireplace in lobby
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
Things to enjoy
  • Fireplace
Freshen up
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 42-inch LCD TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator (on request)
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features



  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.

Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff’s small print

Also known as

  • Buffalo Mountain Banff
  • Buffalo Mountain Lodge
  • Buffalo Mountain Lodge Banff
  • Buffalo Mountain Hotel Banff
  • Buffulo Mountain Lodge


This property does not have elevators.

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

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Breakfast costs between CAD 20 and CAD 40 per person (approximately)

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 8.4 From 544 reviews

Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff
Everything was great but three pillows on the bed and still no support for my head—-replace these pillows please
Mary E, us2 night trip with friends
Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff
Honeymoon in Banff
We LOVED everything about our stay!!!
Markham, us6 night romance trip
Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff
Beautiful property and exceptional service!
Extraordinary service. We had a room that didn't have a fridge, and they actually brought one to the room for us! Beautiful area as will, trees all throughout the property. Free shuttle service to and from downtown.
Michael, usOther trip
Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff
Horrible Housekeeping Service
Initially, the hotel seemed cozy and well-maintained. However, the cleaning staff provided completely horrible service. Our room was not vacuumed once during our 7-day stay. Moreover, the towels we were given had disgusting stains on them ranging from blood to weird green and beige stains. They refused to take out the trash in the bedroom, only emptying out the bin in the bathroom. They would also leave towels lying on the ground that were meant to be replaced. The front desk did nothing to remedy the cleanliness situation except bring clean towels once, despite numerous complaints. The WiFi was atrocious and barely worked. Stay somewhere else in Banff.
Melissa, us7 night romance trip
Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff
Rated highly, but maintained poorly
Very disappointed with this place. We had very high expectations after seeing the property rating on but as soon as we checked-in to the room and seeing the reality, we recalibrated our expectations but over the duration of the stay somehow this property just kept falling short. 1) The main issue is that this property is very old and needs to be updated desperately 2) Old is ok if it is taken care of, but there is a lot left to be desired there as well. Some examples that left me unsettled are ** There is dirty gunk and leftover food material in the ice bucket ** Room is dusty and dirty overall, including coffee machine, glassware, and any surface in general ** Restroom tissue paper holder was broken and roll was just left tucked into the groove, as soon as I dragged the paper it just dragged and rolled on the floor - imagine my surprise. They replaced it after I left a note ** The patio window didn't close so cold air blew in, they fixed it after I let them know. While I appreciate that they fixed it, I should not have to ask for things to work normally, this is a hotel, not a student apartment complex. Last but not the least, we requested that someone help us with the wooden fireplace (as they instructed us to do so), they said they will come by in 10 minutes but no one showed up after an hour. I could have called again but I just gave up because at that point it became too much work. Staff is friendly and courteous but clearly, something is missing.
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip

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Buffalo Mountain Lodge, Banff

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