Banff Ptarmigan Inn  3 stars

337 Banff Avenue, Banff National Park,, Banff, Canada, T1L 1B1  show mapSave
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The exclusive Banff Ptarmigan Inn is rated 3 stars and offers accommodation overlooking Rocky Mountains. Since 1996, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Banff.

This hotel is located in a leisure area and 1.6km from Surprise Corner, Whyte Museum-Canadian Rockies and Sulphur Mountain. A 5-minute walk will take you to Canadian Ski Museum West, Cascade Ponds and Banff Park Museum.


All large rooms including Premium Double Room, Superior Twin Room and Twin Room are fitted with satellite TV, air conditioning, gas fireplace, coffee/tea making facilities and a private balcony. Some rooms offer great views of the street. Guestrooms feature carpet floor and maple furnishing.


A cold buffet breakfast is offered at the restaurant. At the restaurant Canadian dishes are served.


Guests can take advantage of internet access, a meeting room and a business center and make use of dry cleaning, a porter service and room service provided on-site.


Spa facilities at Banff Ptarmigan Inn include a hot tub, Jacuzzi and a wellness center. Guests can go in for hiking, cycling and golf at the hotel.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms   134.

City Center Banff - 700 ft
Restaurants The Meatball (cuisine: Mediterranean, Pizza) - 100 ft, Ricky's All Day Grill (cuisine: American) - 100 ft
Ski areas Canadian Mountain Holidays - 1100 ft, Mt. Norquay - 1.5 mi
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Multilingual staff
  • Bus parking
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Vending Machines
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/commercial Services
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Golf
  • Jacuzzi
  • Skiing
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Ski school
  • Ski hire
  • Hot tub
  • Ski pass
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Ski storage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Cable TV
  • Pay TV
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV



from  4 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 17 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 3 may stay for free in an extra bed. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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    Banff Ptarmigan Inn LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Underground stations
    • Train stations
    • Parks
    • Tourist attractions
    • Museums
    • Convention centers
    • Stadiums
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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Holiday on Horseback
      1400 ft
    • Banff Upper Hot Springs
      4000 ft
    • Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola
      2.1 mi
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      400 ft
    • The Banff Centre
      4300 ft
    • Cave and Basin National Historic Site
      1.0 mi
    • Banff Gondola
      2.2 mi
    Places of interest
    • Douglas Fir Resort Waterslides & Pools
      5000 ft
    Sport related
    • Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre
      1.1 mi
    • Banff Springs Bowling Ctr
      1.0 mi
    Monuments and Landmarks
    • Banff Avenue
      1.6 mi
    • Banff Park Museum
      1700 ft
    • Canada Cave and Basin Historical
      1.1 mi
    • Whyte Museum-Canadian Rockies
      1.1 mi
    Medical care and Hospitals
    • Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs
      1.1 mi

    Local Attractions

    • Surprise Corner
      5200 ft
      Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff
    • Sulphur Mountain
      2.1 mi
      Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
    • Lake Minnewanka
      5.7 mi
      24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff
    • Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park
      10.1 mi
      1988 Olympic Way, Canmore
    • Grassi Lakes
      10.9 mi
      Canmore, AlbertaCanada

    Near the hotel

    • Medicine Lake
      1300 ft
      Jasper National Park
    • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
      1700 ft
      111 Bear St, Banff
    • Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson
      2100 ft
      Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
    • Cascade Gardens
      2100 ft
      101 Mountain Avenue, Banff
    • Banff Park Museum
      2100 ft
      93 Banff Avenue, Banff
    • Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
      2800 ft
      1 Birch Ave, Banff
    • Cave and Basin National Historic Site
      3400 ft
      Cave Ave., Banff

    Restaurants Nearby

    • The Meatball

      54% likes this, based on 118 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean, Pizza
      Price Range: USD 14 - USD 27

      100 ft
      337 Banff Ave. (In the Ptarmigan Inn)

      Phone: 403-762-3667

    • Ricky's All Day Grill

      64% likes this, based on 81 reviews
      Cuisine: American
      Price Range: USD 9 - USD 14

      100 ft
      333 Banff Ave.

      Phone: 403-760-3298

    • Taste of Sri Lanka

      50% likes this, based on 55 reviews
      Cuisine: Indian

      200 ft
      317 Banff Avenue

      Phone: (403) 760-3112

    • Lotus Lotus Chinese Cuisine

      59% likes this, based on 44 reviews
      Cuisine: Chinese

      200 ft
      317 Banff Ave

      Phone: 403-762-4388

    • Banff Edo

      80% likes this, based on 44 reviews
      Cuisine: African

      200 ft
      317 Banff Ave

      Phone: (403) 762-9251

    Banff Ptarmigan Inn Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Banff Ptarmigan Inn

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 96 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Older travelers

      We really enjoyed the room with the balcony. It was very spacious and relaxing. The continental breakfast was very delicious and well supplied and the room service was excellent.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Good location, friendly helpful staff and near town centre.

      Room was opening onto atrium, therefore no window to open and poor privicy through net curtains.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      I loved the location. Bathroom was clean.

      No room safe; older mattress; "free" breakfast was sub-par

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Proximity to the town of Banff, free buffet breakfast.

      Hotel layout a bit convoluted.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Breakfast was very good.

      Shower noises from other rooms - maybe upstairs.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Excellent hotel, good location, only complaint was the rooms were very dark.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Great breakfast buffet which is included in the room price!

      We booked 3 mths in advance and they put us in a first floor room right beside the squeaky/noisy/rusty service elevator which they ran one night until 11pm! When I complained they looked at me like I was the crazy one! They stopped it but it took a fight! Totally unacceptable. I have been staying at this hotel every year on business for the past 5 years but I will never stay there again!

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Location. Close to amenities. Comfortable beds.

      No air conditioning in the rooms. One small little fan and no air circulation with window open.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The staff were very friendly on checkin and throughout our short stay. Ptamigan Inn offered free wireless internet and free local calls which came in handy for verifying our plans during our stay. On checkout they held our bags while we went into town to collect our hire car. They were very accommodating of our requests

      The bathroom was very small

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      unfortunately, we were there for only one night. We would definitely stay there again if we get a chance to visit Banff in the future. The staff were excellent and the restaurant very good.

      the trains kept me awake during the night, but I am a very light sleeper. My partner slept soundly.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The location.

      We booked 3 months in advance, for 5 nights, a 'Superior' room. We were given a room that had a vending machine and an ice machine along one wall (outside the room) and the air con system at the exterior wall. We were so tired on arrival that we didn't notice, but got very little sleep in this noisy room. Checked out the next morning. Staff did offer us one of their best rooms for the remainder of our stay, but we felt that we should have been given better service initially, especially considering the length of our booking. We did receive a discount on the room charge.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      The Hotel was close enough to walk everywhere which I liked.

      The Hotel itself is very old and in need of some re-doing and updating. No time like the present.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      The hotel is very close to main stores and restaurants and has an indoor parking lot.

      The hotel does not have facilities (fridge and/or microwave) and is not suitable for families with small kids.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      Easy access

      The climate inside the inn was not very satisfactory. It was way to hot, and couldn't cool down.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Desk clerks were friendly and immediately responded to concerns and questions. The location was great.

      Didn't like the location of the restaurant. Felt like it was in a basement.

      • Average rating
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