Rimrock Resort Hotel In Banff: A Review
The Rimrock Resort Hotel is a small, boutique hotel located in downtown Banff that offers an upscale experience to all of its visitors. It has been around since the early 1900s when it was first known as Rimrocks Inn.
In 2015, it was voted the fifth best hotel in the entire province of Alberta, so as you can imagine, we were excited to be able to stay there during our recent 24 hours in Banff visit.
In this post, we provide a review of The Rimrock Hotel in Banff.
- Address: 300 Mountain Ave
- Location: At the base of Sulphur Mountain
- Hotel website: rimrockresort.com
- Hotel phone number: 403-762-3356
- Booking.com: The Rimrock Resort
- Hotels.com: The Rimrock Hotel
The Rimrock Hotel is a scenic resort with easy access to Banff, Calgary International Airport and the Trans-Canadian Highway. It’s just 1.5 hours west of Calgary where you can rent cars or take coach services into town!
Getting to the Hotel is easy as it is a short drive from the Trans-Canadian Highway.
The Rimrock Hotel sits high on Sulphur Mountain in the heart of Banff, with an easy walk to many of the town’s attractions.
The hotel is also just a short 8-minute walk to the entrance of the Banff Gondola.
The close proximity to downtown shops and restaurants also makes Rimrock an ideal choice for visitors looking to explore downtown Banff when they aren’t on the slopes or hiking trails nearby.
Visitors to Banff will enjoy stunning scenery throughout town, and the Rimrock Resort Hotel provides some of the most magnificent views.
Staying At The Rimrock Resort Hotel
Rimrock would certainly be classified as a luxury hotel, so staying here was a treat. Rimrock offers more amenities than those who would just consider it as a regular hotel for visiting Banff.
Banff Rimrock Hotel has 346 rooms and 21 suites, two restaurants (Primrose and Eden), two lounges (Larkspur and Divas), and a coffee shop.
With a beautiful indoor heated pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, full-service spa, and a fitness center on-site, you really don’t have to leave the hotel premises to have a good time if you so desire.
We found Rimrock’s service to be excellent as well with everyone greeting us with a smile, speaking politely, and always willing to go the extra mile for any request that we had. Rimrock also offers complimentary coffee in the lobby throughout the day which is nice when you are not feeling up for venturing out.
Overall, The Rimrock is a fantastic hotel that would be perfect for a family vacation, couples getaway, or even just visiting the area to ski and explore Banff National Park. Rimrock has it all!
Rimrock Resort Hotel Parking
The Rimrock has a parking lot on site. When you arrive by car at the front entrance, you’ll be greeted by a bellhop, who will point you to where the parking lot is.
As a hotel guest, you’ll be given two options- valet or self park.
If you would prefer valet, the bellhop will take your bags and park the car for you. The cost is $22 per day for self-parking and $36 per day for valet. Oversized vehicles such as trailers or boats pay $60 per day. There are also limited spots available for Riverside vehicles, so I would recommend that you call in advance if you plan on using their space.
The hotel reception is on the 7th floor of the hotel. This is something to remember when you park so that you exit the parking garage on the right level.
The Rimrock is one of Banff’s most celebrated hotels because it doesn’t offer just the basics. Rimrock goes above and beyond to make your visit an unforgettable experience, which is exactly what you want when visiting Banff National Park.
Rimrock Resort Hotel’s amenities are top-notch, with a heated indoor pool and fitness center.
Dining At Rimrock Resort Hotel
Rimrock Resort has a number of dining options available for guests. There are two restaurants on-site (Primrose and Eden), two lounges (Larkspur and Divas), a coffee shop, and the in-room service.
During our stay at Rimrock, we got the opportunity to dine at the Primrose Restaurant.
Rimrock’s Primrose Restaurant offers a beautiful atmosphere that makes sense considering its location on the ground floor of Rimrocks Mountain Avenue entrance. The restaurant serves breakfast in the morning but also has a dinner menu as well.
The food was delicious and Rimrocks really knows how to make their guests feel at home with comfortable seating and an ample size table for a family of four or two couples on vacation together.
The server that took care of us was fantastic, the atmosphere made for a romantic date night and Rimrock’s menu had something for everyone.
Primrose Restaurant is perfect if you were looking to dine at Rimrocks during your stay because of the convenience.
The Rimrock Resort and Hotel in Banff is also home to one of only three Canadian 5 diamond restaurants- Eden. Rimrock’s Eden Restaurant is open only for dinner and offers an exquisite dining experience with scenic views of Banff.
Larkspur Lounge is located in the main lobby of the hotel. It is incredibly beautiful and like many of the spaces in the hotel, offers brilliant views of the mountains.
You can choose to sit indoors or take in the views from the patio as you enjoy your meal.
You can also enjoy music from a live pianist 5 nights a week in the winter (2 nights a week in summer).
Room Styles And Interior
Rimrock offers luxury hotel suites that are spacious and well-equipped for business or family travelers on vacation.
They offer guest rooms with an elegant feel, warm fireplaces, plush robes in the closet, and a bathroom highlighted by double vanity basins. Rimrock Resort Rooms are designed to make you feel welcome from the moment you enter with champagne on ice in your room, comfortable lounge chairs for relaxing after an eventful day exploring Banff National Park- Rimrock has thought of everything.
If you choose to stay at The Rimrock Hotel, you’ll have a wide array of room types to choose from. From the standard rooms to the infinity suite, you can find a room style that fits your style and budget.
We knew that we wanted a room with a mountain view, so we opted for the ‘Premium’ guestroom with a view.
The room views at the hotel were incredible and I could certainly get used to waking up to views of the peaks.
Here’s an overview of the various room types:
Overall Rimrock hotel was an amazing experience with beautiful views, great staff, and a comfortable stay. Rimrock Resort Hotel In Banff is highly recommended for travelers looking to explore the beauty of Canada’s Canadian Rockies!