Banff National Park


Banff Hotels with Balconies

If you are looking for Banff hotels with balconies, you have many choices. Balcony sizes range from very small to full size, but it is also important that you check when reserving where in the hotel your room is located in the building as in some cases balconies may face a wall or not receive any direct sun. This reason alone makes booking direct with the Banff hotel preferable over using an online booking service such as Hotwire or Expedia, through which you have no way of securing the room of your choice.

Banff’s largest hotel company, Banff Lodging Co. does a wonderful job of displaying rooms from their 11 Banff hotels online, complete with floor plans showing balconies, so you know exactly what you are getting when reserving a specific room type.

If having a Banff hotel with a balcony that has mountain views is important to you, when it comes to value, it’s hard to go past the rooms at THE JUNIPER. Located at the base of Mount Norquay, across the Trans-Canada Highway from downtown, the Deluxe Valley Rooms have either a patio or balcony with sweeping, unobstructed views across the Bow Valley to Mount Rundle and Sulphur Mountain.

In the heart of downtown, the more expensive rooms at BREWSTER MOUNTAIN LODGE have balconies, which afford a surprisingly high level of privacy considering the central location. The Western theme throughout this stylish property extends outside to the log-railed balconies.

Summit Suite balcony at the Peaks Hotel. Credit: Peaks Hotel.

Summit Suite balcony at the Peaks Hotel. Credit: Peaks Hotel.

Also centrally located is the BANFF PARK LODGE, one block west of Banff Avenue, where each of the 211 guest rooms has a walk-out patio or balcony. For privacy and direct sunlight filtered through trees, request a south-facing room. Across the road and affiliated with the Banff Park Lodge is PEAKS HOTEL & SUITES. Some rooms with balconies face an alleyway, but the west-facing rooms have mountain views and catch the afternoon sun. Summit Suites have private balconies, some with firepits.

Along Banff Avenue, most Superior and Premium rooms at the PTARMIGAN INN have balconies with enough room for outdoor chairs, although some face adjacent buildings, so request a room facing Banff Avenue.

Adjacent to the Ptarmigan is the MOOSE HOTEL AND SUITES, a modern property with balconies on most of their suites. Balconies face in all directions, including into a courtyard, so if catching the sun is important, check where in the hotel your room is located when booking—and as always you’ll need to book directly to ask.

Moose hotel balcony

Moose hotel balcony

Continuing along Banff Avenue away from downtown, the BANFF ASPEN LODGE has comfortable rooms last upgraded in 2022. Rooms with balconies facing Banff Avenue enjoy direct sunlight until at least noon in summer while those facing south are bathed all afternoon. At lobby level is one of the best Banff cafes in 2023.

Premium and Superior rooms at the HIGH COUNTRY INN, further along, have smaller balconies than the Aspen, but the same Banff Avenue views and morning sun from most rooms in these categories.

Also on Banff Avenue, the RUNDLESTONE LODGE has sun-drenched balconies on their premium-level rooms facing Banff Avenue. The balconies are small, but the glass and log trim is in keeping with the stylish décor throughout the property.

All larger units at the FOX HOTEL & SUITES have comfortable balconies with outdoor furniture. They are very private, but direct sunlight is only enjoyed in the morning by those facing Banff Avenue or to the south.

HIDDEN RIDGE RESORT, located a short walk from downtown on the lower slopes of Tunnel Mountain, comprises self-contained condos, each with a balcony. These balconies are generally very private and most have forest or mountain views.

TUNNEL MOUNTAIN RESORT has a wide range of floor plans, with most units having a balcony or patio, many of which face the forest, meaning lots of privacy.

It’s impossible to discuss Banff hotels without including mention of the FAIRMONT BANFF SPRINGS, although only two of over 800 rooms have official balconies (although two rooms in the Manor wing do open to what would be best described as ledges). The two Terrace Suites are on the lower level and affiliated with the Willow Stream spa complex, making them the perfect place to stay for a spa vacation. Each of these rooms has a terrace overlooking the forest and mountains beyond.