Banff National Park


Banff Hotels With Free Breakfast

If you are looking for Banff hotels with free breakfast, remember nothing is free—the cost of your meal is incorporated into the rate. That said, staying at a Banff hotel that includes breakfast can save you money as a cooked breakfast will cost $15 to $25 per person at a local restaurant. For example, the Banff Aspen Lodge is one of two Banff hotels that includes a full cooked breakfast in its standard rates (the other is the Ptarmigan Inn). Here, rates range from $150 for one or two people in November to $500 in midsummer. Deduct the cost of breakfast for two, taxes, and tips at a local restaurant and the room-only rate works out to $100 to $400.

When you are looking for Banff hotels with free breakfast, remember that here in Banff “Continental breakfast” means cereals, fruit, muffins, toast , and hot drinks, while “Canadian,” “full” or “cooked” means a hot meal such as bacon and eggs, along with cereal, fruit, pastries, and hot drinks.

Many Banff hotels offer packages that include breakfast, often outside of the busy high season of summer. For these deals, you will need to check hotel websites.

In the heart of downtown, Continental breakfast is included in rates year-round at BREWSTER MOUNTAIN LODGE, which has a small breakfast room off to one side of the lobby.

Book directly through the PTARMIGAN INN website and you’ll enjoy a full cooked breakfast buffet with your reservation, including a  chef’s station with omelets made to order.

Continuing along Banff Avenue away from downtown, the BANFF ASPEN LODGE gets rave reviews for its breakfast buffet, which is included in the rates year round. Beginning daily at 7 am (6:30 am on weekends), hot choices include bacon, sausage, scrambled eggs, as well as cheeses, fresh fruit, cold meats, and granola and pastries made daily in the kitchen.

Banff Aspen Lodge

Banff Aspen Lodge.

At the HIGH COUNTRY INN, further along, an impressive Continental breakfast is included in guest rates year-round. Also on Banff Avenue, a Continental breakfast is included in rates at the RED CARPET INN and the BANFF INN.

At the thoroughly modern FOX HOTEL & SUITES, all guests enjoy an impressive Continental breakfast spread in the hotel restaurant.

Across the Bow River from downtown, BANFF BOUTIQUE INN is a 10-room property that is halfway between a bed and breakfast and a small hotel. Continental breakfast is included in all rates, with lots of fruits, pastries, and cereals (including homemade granola) on offer.