Jasper National Park is the largest park in the Canadian Rockies. And located in the heart of Jasper town, is a fuss-free, moderate accommodation option that still delivers amazing service.
Staying in the heart of Jasper at Marmot Lodge makes it easy to access various amenities inside of Jasper National Park. With free parking, a hot tub, and generous suites, these are only some of the reasons why you should book a stay at the Marmot Lodge.
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- Address: 86 Connaught Dr, Jasper, AB T0E 1E0
- Neighborhood: Edge of downtown Jasper, on Connaught Drive
- Booking.com: Marmot Lodge
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Why Stay at Marmot Lodge in Jasper?
Marmot Lodge Has an Amazing Downtown Location
Marmot Lodge is located at the edge of the Jasper Downtown area, on Connaught Drive.
Connaught Drive is the main street in the town of Jasper. This is where you will find the tourist information center, Jasper restaurants, and bars, as well as the train station. So if you are arriving by train and don’t have your own set of wheels to explore Jasper, this is a great accommodation option for you.
It is important to note that Jasper National Park has a lot of accommodation options (from cabins, hotels, to motels) at the east and the west entrance of the park. Although they are beautiful in their own right, staying at the entrance gates adds 30-40 minutes of additional driving time to reach the heart of the town.
When you stay at the Marmot Lodge, you can walk to the town center within minutes. This is great in the summer when a beautiful evening brings out everyone to enjoy outdoor dining and drinking. It’s also easy to hop on the Marmot Basin ski shuttle in the winter when you’re this central.
Although the location is perfect for exploring and accessing amenities, Marmot Lodge is far from the most luxurious property in Jasper, we will cover more of it at the bottom of this post.
Interiors & Room Amenities at Marmot Lodge
Marmot Lodge is a 3-star hotel. From the outside, it looks like a motel, with spacious rooms and a parking area.
Parking at Marmot Lodge is entirely free, which is very helpful in the heart of downtown. on a busy summer day. You can easily park your car right in front of your room, which is incredibly helpful during the frigid Canadian Rockies winter. Or to carry your luggage to your room upon check in .
We stayed in a nice suite during our visit. It was very comfortable and clean with the room being spacious enough for our bags, as well as winter ski gear.
The washroom was of a decent size, and had a tub in it. Complimentary toiletries were provided as well. Rooms here have a TV, air conditioning/heating, coffee maker, a safe, and a small desk area for working.
Food and Dining at Marmot Lodge
Marmot Lodge is home to two fantastic restaurants, the Fireside Lounge and the Embers Steakhouse. They also offer room services from the restaurants, in case you feel like having a cozy night in.
The Fireside Lounge is the perfect place for enjoying a cocktail or pint of Alberta craft beer. The lounge is decorated with rustic, woody vibes and they have a focal grand wood-burning fireplace.
Embers Steakhouse, on the other hand, is the place to dine in the area. If you wish to try Alberta AAA beef, bison or other game meats, then you won’t be disappointed booking a reservation here.
Apres Ski Hot Tub Soak!
One of the reasons to stay at the Marmot Lodge is to enjoy their hot tub. After a full day out exploring in the winter, or skiing at Marmor Basin there is hardly anything better than enjoying a cold drink in a hot tub. There is also a heated indoor pool and an outdoor hot tub with a sauna. The hot tub is operational all year!
Marmot Lodge is Great for Families and Large Groups
Due to the spacious rooms, Marmot Lodge makes for a great spot to stay with families, and groups. There are many suites at the lodge which are perfect for large families and groups, and they are equipped with a kitchen. The Standard and Deluxe Rooms are the two basic style rooms, which offer guests the option to have two beds or one king.
While the Kitchen Deluxe rooms provides a fireplace and full kitchen to cook your own meals. This room option also has air conditioning, two HD televisions, and a private bathroom.
The top tier room is the Pyramid Suite, which is the best option for large families and groups of up to six people. There is only one of these rooms at Marmot Lodge so it’s recommended to book well in advance. This room features a large living area, dining table with 6 chairs, fireplace, 3 TVs, and two separate sleeping areas.
Marmot Lodge also has a coin laundry room on the property, which is perfect for long term stays.
Marmot Lodge is Pet Friendly
Fur babies are welcomed at the Marmot Lodge. You can book a pet friendly room online as well. The Hotel Pet Policy is $25 CAD fee per night (which is collected on-site). Each suite can accommodate a maximum of two pets per room.
Marmot Lodge Offers Special Prices in Winter
Marmot Lodge offers discounts during the winter season, which is another reason why you must visit Jasper in the winter. Winter packages are available that start at $99 CAD.
Summer packages start at $250 CAD, which for Jasper, isn’t a terrible deal. Alberta residents can earn 20% off on their bookings and packages.
Take Advantage of the Ski shuttle service
Marmot Lodge offers ski shuttle service from the property, which makes it easy to get to and from Marmot Basin in the winter.
Business Services are Available
Marmot Lodge also offers business services like event catering, computer stations, free Wi-Fi in public areas, and well-appointed conference rooms for those traveling to the Canadian Rockies on business. There is also currency exchange, and dry cleaning/laundry service on premises.
Things to do Near Marmot Lodge
The Town of Jasper is an amazing destination for hikers and outdoor lovers. Staying at Marmot Lodge means you can walk down to a local cafe for breakfast or head to the bars in the evening. It’s location at the centre of town allows you to get to Pyramid Lake and Patricia Lake in under 10 minutes. Though nowhere in the Town of Jasper is too far away.
Marmot Ski Basin, which is the prime ski resort in the region, is only 20 minute drive away from the lodge.
Other attractions within walking distance from Marmot Lodge include:
- Gallery at Jasper Park Lodge
- Jasper Yellowhead Museum Archives
- Artists Own Downstairs Gallery
- The Den Jasper’s Wildlife Museum
- Grab a beer at Jasper Brewing Company
Things to consider before booking a stay at Marmot Lodge
Although there are many positives of staying at the Marmot Lodge, the property does have some areas they could improve upon.
- Marmot Lodge is a 3 star accommodation. You get what you pay for. So if you are expecting fancy rooms, first class duvets and linens – that may not happen at a modest budget in the heart of Jasper. The most luxurious property in Jasper is the Jasper Park Lodge, though this is by far the most expensive place to stay in Jasper.
- The hotel lobby, and the suite furnishings do need a little TLC. They look dated (although not dirty)
- If you are visiting in the winter, the uncovered parking lot might be a concern for you. Temperatures in Jasper drop below -10°C in winter so expect to clear the snow yourself.
- During peak seasons, the same hotel room rates inflate to 95%, mostly because accommodation is limited inside of Jasper town during the summer.
How to Get to Marmot Lodge
Marmot Lodge is located in the central part of Jasper town. From Edmonton, it will take you four hours to reach Jasper.
From Banff, it takes just over 3.5 hours as well, though it will likely take longer as there are plenty of beautiful places to stop on the Icefields Parkway.