Lake Louise Hotels
In summer, Lake Louise hotels are even harder to come by than Banff hotels, so it’s essential to make reservations well in advance. For budget travellers, HI Lake Louise has dormitory-style accommodations for under $80 per person per night. Bungalows or cabins can be rented, which can be cost-effective for families or small groups. Wherever you decide to stay, it is vital to book well ahead during summer and the Christmas holidays.
Best Lake Louise Hotels
Although we all live in Banff National Park, over the years we have visited and stayed in all the Lake Louise hotels. From these experiences, the following are our favourites from least expensive to most expensive:
HI Lake Louise Alpine Centre (hostel)
Mountaineer Lodge (motel rooms)
Paradise Lodge and Bungalows (cabins and suites)
Baker Creek by Basecamp (cabins and suites)
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise (overlooks Lake Louise)
Moraine Lake Lodge (upscale hotel)
If you’re prepared to lace up your hiking boots for a true mountain experience, consider spending time at historic Skoki Lodge, which requires an 11-kilometre (6.8-mile) hike or ski, depending on the season.