Rimrock Resort Hotel - Banff  4 stars

Mountain Avenue P.O.Box 1110, Banff, Canada, T1L 1J2  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

The beautiful location of this rural hotel Rimrock Resort, next to a mountain, is in the middle of the Canadian Rockies. All of the views are amazing, the rooms are lavish, the service is great, and the food is excellent. The caribou and bison have been highly praised. The closeness to the Banff Gondola, Hot Springs, and ski resorts was appreciated.

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool


Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course


 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Steam bath



Set in the city center, the four-star Rimrock Resort Hotel boasts an exceptional location in the heart of Banff National Park with its amazing Canadian Rocky views. Its elegant multi-story building houses all state-of-the-art conference and meeting facilities, first-class recreation capacities and all necessary business services.

All 346 guestrooms at the Rimrock Resort Hotel feature air-conditioned space filled with modern technologies, including Wi-Fi internet access, direct dial phone and flat-screen TV.

With its two restaurants, two lounges and a coffee shop the Rimrock Resort Hotel offers its guests a wide selection of dishes inspired by fresh local ingredients reflecting seasonal changes. Award-winning meals and prestige drinks are served at the Eden restaurant on a daily basis. The lounge features a Wi-Fi connection.

Public bus stop is located 100m away from the hotel.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   346.

City Center Banff - 1.1 mi
Restaurants Upper Hot Springs Restaurant - 1800 ft, Castello Ristorante (cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta) - 2200 ft
Ski areas Canadian Mountain Holidays - 1.2 mi, Mt. Norquay - 2.8 mi


All guestrooms feature spacious premises with earthy tones and dark wood touches creating a welcoming and cozy atmosphere. In addition, you will find each room fitted with a temperature control system, two phones, spacious working area, Wi-Fi internet access (surcharged), radio, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and ironing facilities.

Suites feature more space and balcony.

Dining options

Eden restaurant offers national and international cuisine with fresh and local ingredients playing in the perfect harmony of tastes. It welcomes its guests Wednesday-Sunday from 6pm to 9.30pm.

Breakfast is served at the Primrose Dining Room from 7am to 11am through Monday to Friday and from 7am to 11.30am during the weekend. The setting opens its doors for dinner from 6pm to 9.30pm throughout the week.

Larkspur Lounge is a perfect place for relaxing evenings with a glass of prestige whiskies, cognacs and other renowned spirits. You can pop into this setting from 11am to 1am Sunday-Thursday and from 11am to 2am Friday and Saturday. Divas Martini Lounge offers luxury ambience along with a wide selection of various drinks and light snacks. Check hours in accordance with the season.

Rimrock Café is a cozy place famous for its desserts which are served with flavoring coffee, tea or refreshments. Working hours: 6.30am to 9pm Sunday-Thursday and from 6.30am to 11pm Friday and Saturday.

Room service is available 24-hours.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 


Rimrock Resort Hotel features state-of-the-art conference facilities: Wildrose Ballroom will host any special event with its capacity for up to 600 people. Hawthorn is fitted with all high-tech equipment, including audio-visual gadgets and internet access. Executive Boardroom can host up to 18 people with its business-style surrounding and wall screens. Bluebell is a cozy meeting space fitted for various purposes. Rosemary meeting room is equipped for 12 people and features adjacent lounge area. Lobelia is fitted for eight people and resembles convention office located on the lobby level. Laurel features spacious reception area with the adjacent Yarrow meeting room. Yarrow room is equipped with all modern facilities including multifunctional screens and AV capacities. The capacity is for up to 80 people.

Internet is available throughout the hotel for CAD 13.95 per day.


Rimrock Resort Hotel features professional spa complex with body, facial, hand and foot and massage treatments. In addition, you can make use of the indoor swimming pool, sauna or whirlpool as well as warm up at the on-site fitness center, squash court or golf course. Working hours: Spa: 8am-10pm; Fitness and Pool: 6.30am to 10.30am.

Additional features

Additional features include 24-hour front desk and room service, ATM and currency exchange, babysitting and concierge services. Pets allowed.

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  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Handicap parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Free safe at reception
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is CAD 18.90 per day.

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is CAD 33.60 per day.

  • Water Sports
  • Skiing
  • Snowsports
  • Hiking
  • Squash
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Picnic area/Tables
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
  • Babysitting/Child services
  • Children's play area
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Night club
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Health club
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Shiatsu massage
  • Television in lobby
Room view
  • Landscape view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock



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. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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All guestrooms feature spacious premises with earthy tones and dark wood touches creating a welcoming and cozy atmosphere. In addition, you will find each room fitted with a temperature control system, two phones, spacious working area, Wi-Fi internet access (surcharged), radio, tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer and ironing facilities.

Suites feature more space and balcony.

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        Bed type: King Size bed
        Size: 400 sq. feet
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          What's nearby

          What's nearby.

          Banff city center is 10 minutes away walking from the hotel. Banff National Park is 2 minutes away. Keep on walking further for about 15 minutes you will find Cave and Basin National Historic site and Whyte Museum of Canadian Rockies.

          Tourist attractions
          Popular areas
          • 4300 ft
          • Banff Gondola
            5000 ft
          • Cave and Basin National Historic Site
            1.1 mi
          • City Center
            1.2 mi
          Places of interest
          • Douglas Fir Resort Waterslides & Pools
            1.9 mi
          Sport related
          Monuments and Landmarks
          • Banff Avenue
            2.7 mi
          • Canada Cave and Basin Historical
            2300 ft
          • Whyte Museum-Canadian Rockies
            2300 ft
          • Banff Park Museum
            1.0 mi
          Medical care and Hospitals
          Ski Areas

          Local Attractions

          • Banff Park Museum
            5200 ft
            93 Banff Avenue, Banff
          • Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson
            1.0 mi
            Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
          • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies
            1.1 mi
            111 Bear St, Banff
          • Cascade Ponds
            1.1 mi
          • Medicine Lake
            1.1 mi
            Jasper National Park

          Near the hotel

          • Bow Falls
            3000 ft
            Banff, Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
          • Sulphur Mountain
            4600 ft
            Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
          • Cave and Basin National Historic Site
            4700 ft
            Cave Ave., Banff
          • Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum
            4800 ft
            1 Birch Ave, Banff

          Restaurants Nearby

          • Upper Hot Springs Restaurant

            73% likes this, based on 25 reviews

            1800 ft
            Mountain Rd

            Phone: (403) 760-6686

          • Castello Ristorante

            74% likes this, based on 65 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian, Pizza, Pizza & Pasta, Pasta
            Price Range: USD 21 - USD 40

            2200 ft
            405 Spray Ave

            Phone: 403-762-6860

          • Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant

            73% likes this, based on 69 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood, Sushi, Japanese
            Price Range: USD 20 - USD 63

            2200 ft
            405 Spray Avenue

            Phone: 403-762-6860

          • Banffshire Club, The

            83% likes this, based on 58 reviews
            Cuisine: Seafood, Contemporary, Canadian
            Price Range: USD 72 - USD 96

            2200 ft
            405 Spray Ave

            Phone: 403-762-2211

          • Ramsay Lounge

            64% likes this, based on 29 reviews
            Cuisine: Italian, Wine Bar, Pizza & Pasta, Bar
            Price Range: USD 22 - USD 30

            2200 ft
            405 Spray Avenue
          Getting there.

          Calgary International Airport is located 145km (one hour and half drive) away from the Rimrock Resort Hotel. There is coach service to Banff and car rental at the airport.

          Otherwise, if you drive your car, take Barlow Trail and turn left at the Country Hills Boulevard. Turn left onto Stoney Trail then right onto Highway 1 and drive it west direction Banff National Park. Take the Banff, Lake Minnewanka exit and head leftwards at the stop sign onto Banff Avenue. Keep on driving through the town, cross the Bow River bridge and at the “T” intersection turn left. Continue right onto Mountain Avenue and after five minutes you will see the Rimrock Resort Hotel on your left.

          Getting around.

          Banff railway station is located 15 minutes away from the hotel, while city buses run their routes all across the town from the bus stop opposite to the setting. On-site parking is available (reservation might be needed) for CAD 13.00 per day

          Rimrock Resort Hotel Reviews

          Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Rimrock Resort Hotel

          Average guest rating

          out of 10
          Based on 96 reviews

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          Individual guest reviews

          • Older travelers

            We liked everything! The hotel is on the top of the mountain, nothing but the Gondola nearby ( and you can't be bothered by the Gondola!), our room looking to the mountain, a very peaceful landscape. The staff is excellent, they do their best to makeall your needs satisfied. The concierges were great, with many excellent suggestions of sightseeing and everything you need to have a perfect stay at the hotel and in Banff and surroundings. The room is very comfy as well, and the Primrose restaurant has a very good food for a fair price. We didn't have dinner at the other restaurant, but it certainly might be as good as Primrose (or better!). We strongly recommend this hotel if you want a perfect stay in Banff.

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          • Older travelers

            All the staff were genuinely courteous and polite.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            The feeling of being taken care-of, for once. thank you.

            The price was rite at the limit that i would spend for a hotel, it was òk`:

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            i liked the restaurants. The underground parking and the atmosphere of the hotel.

            The carpets were in pretty rough shape with stains in our room. The kids running up and down the hall ways outsid our room did take a bit from the romantic weekend we had planned.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            We liked the views from the room and we enjoyed using the pool and fitness facilities.

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          • Family with children

            Liked the location and views of the mountains from the main lobby area.

            Just did the think it was great value for the money. The restaurant was not affordable and everything was super expensive.

            • Average rating
          • Group of friends

            The cleverly angled bedroom windows gave superb views of the mountains.

            • Average rating
          • Single

            Hotel could use a bit of a facelift, it's pretty outdated. Don't provide a lot of amentities, everything needs to be asked for. Staff isn't very helpful (although concierge was good)

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            Location and it is a very nice hotel.

            I will not believe that I am the first to complain about this, but the pillows in the room were like sleeping with your head on a cement pad. Where did you get these from? Because of the pillows we had a terrible sleep. My wife actually got up a 3:00am and asked the front desk if there was any pillows in the hotel outside of those in the room. She was told what you have is all that is available. Too bad something like a pillow can make the difference of what could have been a memorable stay.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            We had a fantastic view from our room of Bow valley and Mountains afar.Enjoyed Larkspur lounge for informal meals and drinks.Service from staff was good in all areas.Concierge was helpful and valet parking efficient and cost was justified on balance.Coffee shop was good for quick cheap breakfast eg coffee and croissant.

            The bathroom was very small and a little dated in the room not special or luxurious in any way . The main room needed more storage in it.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            The staff are very well trained, pleasant, and helpful. They accommodated a special request regarding a meal item, without charging extra.

            I found our bed to be rather hard.

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          • Older travelers

            the hot springs across the road and the guy who met us when we pulled up in the car

            pool was cold, Jacuzzi is supposed to have jets of water and didn’t, room was freezing cold, no towels on arrival and when room was cleaned we had to call again for towels, no advise given on parking when booking so thought it was free, server at the lounge area passed us 5 times without even acknowledging us I had to go to the bar and ask to be served. Overall I would never return and most definitely recommend you

            • Average rating
          • Older travelers

            I really liked the architecture of the Rimrock. It was older, yet magnificent, designed to catch the view of Rundle Mountain. I loved the tall windows (no draft) and the deep chairs set out for two in the dining area. The dark trim was generous and the central fireplace massive. I also enjoyed the Christmas decor before it was taken down. In our bedroom I enjoyed the high ceilings and ceiling to floor drapes every time I entered the room. Service was great too.

            • Average rating
          • Family with children

            The skating with our son, the huge gingerbread house by the front entrance and the beautiful views from the lounge and from our room. It was perfect.

            There were some annoying guests who we didn't much like seeing. We managed to ignore them.

            • Average rating
          • Couple

            I have stayed at the Rimrock before and will do so again. It is one of my favourite hotels, the rooms are spacious and clean, the staff is friendly and knowledgeable and I believe a fair value for the level of services provided.

            Complaining about paying $15/day for self-parking a car seems a little ridiculous when compared to a $200/night room but at the same time the extra charge doesn't seem necessary.

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