Ptarmigan Inn - Banff  3 stars

337 Banff Ave, Banff, Canada, T1L 1B1  show mapSave
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Ptarmigan Inn is a 3-star hotel located in the center of Banff.

This hotel is situated 1.6km away from Surprise Corner, Whyte Museum-Canadian Rockies and Sulphur Mountain. Banff city center is 1km away.

This spectacular hotel boasts close proximity to mountains and a national park.


The property comprises of large Luxury Atrium Double Room, Leisure Twin Room and Premium Double Room appointed with satellite TV, air conditioning, Wi-Fi, a private balcony and a gas fireplace. All of the rooms have a great view over the street. They provide bathrooms with a Jacuzzi, a separate shower and a hairdryer.


A cold buffet breakfast is offered at the restaurant. The small restaurant serves Canadian meals in a sophisticated atmosphere.


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


Spa facilities at Ptarmigan Inn include a hot tub, a wellness center and shiatsu massage. 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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  • 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
  • Business center
  • Wired internet connection
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 view
  • Mountain view
  • Street view
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
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
  • TV



from  3 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. 

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Bed type: King Size bed or 2 Single beds or Queen Size bed
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    Leisure Room
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    Bed type: 2 King Size beds or Double Bed or 2 Single beds
    Size: 270 sq. feet
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      Superior Double Room
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      Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Queen Size beds or Queen Size bed
      Size: 270 sq. feet
      View: Street view
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        Luxury Atrium Double Room
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        Bed type: Queen Size bed or 2 Queen Size beds
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          Ptarmigan Inn LocationWhat's nearby

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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
          Ski Areas
          • Ski Banff at Mount Norquay
            4600 ft

          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

          Ptarmigan Inn Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 98 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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