Juniper Inn Banff

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by missj1981 on September 8, 2011

The hotel is already visible from the highway, so this time we had no trouble finding it. First of all I was little impressed by the building. The thin, beige-brown building looks a bit dull. Maybe it was also that it had only just stopped raining and the sky was completely drawn when we arrived. The next morning, everything seemed a bit friendlier, and we had become accustomed. The hotel was renovated in 2003/2004 so I guess that one has not much changed from the outside, because it is a typical hotel, such as one finds very often in North America.

We parked our car in the free parking outside the hotel and walked only once in the lobby. It is a not too large but cosy area with armchairs, sofas and a fireplace. From there it goes into the ballroom, where you can celebrate weddings, as well as the Juniper advertises that you can celebrate family occasions. At the reception a guest was just helped, so we had to wait a little.Then we were given our key card and could get our luggage to your room.

The guest rooms are located half a floor above the reception desk, a floor or higher, depending on what you have booked. The rooms on the floor half are accessible via a ramp, the rooms on the upper floor is reached via a staircase. There are no elevators in the hotel. If you want to be hauling luggage up the stairs, presumably need to book one of the downstairs rooms, which are accessible via the ramp, which will probably not have such a beautiful view. The restaurant can be reached via steps, although there is a stair lift, so that guests can have dinner here with a wheelchair. Whether there are barrier-free rooms, I do not know. At the hotel also have chalets and a penthouse. As we looked at it but nothing that I can not report on it.

The room has air conditioning, but we have very quickly turned off again, because it was extremely loud and even the floor was vibrating. We just opened the balcony door. The balcony door has a built-in windows with mosquito net.

There was a king-size bed with a width of about 1.80 meters not only very big, but also convenient. The mattress has a nice thickness and the pillows were just right. The bedspread was fortunately not just a blanket between two sheets, but a real quilt. This is a reference that is made of soft suede top, bottom, however, from cotton. In between, there is also a sheet, so it is not directly under the ceiling. We slept very well here. The room is relatively dark at night, because the curtains are effective, but it is also still cope when you get up once.

In summary the room is set up really appealing and has a beautiful view. We slept very well here, but we were awake early, because departing guests in the hallway were very loud. The bathroom is visually really a looker, but a little too small and there is hardly any counter space. Also in the room it was difficult to put two large suitcases open, as we unpack everything for two days. The floor in front of the balcony was therefore barred from our suitcases. The cleanliness in the room including the bathroom and there was nothing to complain about, everything was perfect.

The Juniper Hotel is a chic, modern design hotel with the intent to keep everything as close to nature and ecology. I think it succeeds quite well. Rooms and bathrooms are very tasteful and were spotlessly clean, but you have to make some sacrifices. Thus, room and bathroom very small and there is hardly any space in the bathroom. The service is generally good. I gave four out of five stars for this hotel.
The Juniper Hotel
1 Juniper Way & Mt Norquay Rd
Banff, Alberta

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