10 Best Pet-Friendly Banff Hotels For An Amazing Trip

Looking for the best Banff hotels that are pet-friendly? Banff is For a small town in the middle of a national park, there are actually some great places to stay in Banff. So if you’re wondering where to stay in Banff National Park we have you covered.

Flanked by dramatic mountains and surrounded by no shortage of things to do, Banff has a lot to offer visitors. All of these hotels will ensure you have a great vacation with your dog.

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Pet Friendly Banff Hotels


Moose Hotel & Suites

Moose Hotel & Suites Pet-Friendly

The 4-star Moose Hotel is situated only minutes from the center of Banff, so you can easily walk into town and enjoy the services and attractions available. This Banff hotel’s pet-friendly policies means you don’t have to leave furry friend at home.

This charming hotel has an indoor pool, two rooftop hot pools, a fitness room, and a sauna. The on-site Pacini Italian Restaurant serves gourmet cuisine with a cozy ambiance. Meadow Spa offers massages and various body treatments in a relaxing environment with mountain views.  


The Dorothy Motel

The Dorothy Motel Pet-Friendly

The Dorothy Motel is a newly launched and renovated motel just outside of downtown Banff. It’s a boutique motel with simple rooms that are well set up to meet travelers’ needs. Pets are welcome at the hotel as they are provided a bed, food and water bowls, a take-home toy, and tasty treats.

The location backs right up to the forest so it’s quiet and makes for a convenient location to walk the dog. Beds are super comfortable and modern appliances are included in this brand new hotel. Room options on offer are two queen beds or a single king bed and each room includes a mini-fridge, microwave, and coffee/tea maker. Fantastic value with this motel!


The Rimrock Resort Hotel

Rimrock Hotel in Banff Pet-Friendly

The Rimrock Resort Hotel is one of the best luxury hotels in Banff. Its interior decor, massive lobby, floor-to-ceiling windows, fantastic views, and wonderful service make the hotel stand out. Facilities at the resort include two restaurants, an indoor heated pool, hot tub, steam room, sauna, and fitness studio. One of the restaurants, Eden, has the prestigious 5 Diamond Award and serves some of the finest food in Western Canada.

The hotel policy is very pet-friendly. Rooms are prepared with a dog bed, bowls, poop bags, and freshly baked dog biscuits ready for their canine guests. Plus the hotel’s location on the outskirts of town means there are nice walking trails for dogs. It’s the little touches that can make your vacation so much more enjoyable with your pooch.


Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

This three-star Banff hotel is pet-friendly and offers self-catering accommodation. The Banff Rocky Mountain Resort is a great option for families as many of the room options are two-bedroom suites with full kitchens. Facilities at the resort include an indoor pool, outdoor hot tubs, sauna, gym, coin-operated laundry facilities, ski storage, and bike rentals.

Its location is several kilometers outside of town near the Tunnel Mountain Campground so it’s best if for guests who plan to cook most meals. However, the grounds and surrounding trails will make dog walks easier than hotels in the town center.


Fox Hotel & Suites

Fox Hotel & Suites Pet-Friendly

The Fox Hotel & Suites is conveniently located on the edge of downtown Banff. In the lobby, a large wood-burning fireplace feels welcoming and matches the lodge’s mountain decor. It’s a nice value that includes breakfast in the mornings. Facilities at the hotel include a Cave and Basin themed pool/sauna, fitness room, Chili’s Bar and Grill, and bike rentals.

Guests can choose from hotel rooms or one/two bedrooms suites. Each room features comfortable bedding, WiFi, flat-screen TVs, in-room safes, ironing board, and coffee/tea station. The suites feature a small kitchenette and air conditioning. Pets are welcome at the Fox Hotel &. Suites.


Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Banff Springs Hotel From Surprise Corner

When it comes to luxury hotels in Banff National Park, none are more iconic than the long-standing Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. When you glimpse this grand landmark for the first time, you’ll see why it’s known as The Castle of the Rockies. The hotel has seen guests from all over the world for more than 100 years.

Most important is their great pet-friendly policies. The Fairmont Banff Springs has Bear, a canine ambassador who is there to greet guests at the concierge or around the hotel grounds. The only downside it’s the most expensive pet-friendly hotel in Banff.


Canalta Lodge

Canalta Lodge Outdoor Area

The Canalta Lodge is on the outskirts of downtown Banff and features renovated mountain modern rooms.  Start each day with a complimentary buffet breakfast followed by a rejuvenating dip in the glacier plunge tub before setting off into the great outdoors to enjoy whatever it is you like to do in the wilderness. The hotel contains a number of suites, but pets are only permitted in the standard hotel rooms.

Return each evening to relax in the outdoor sauna or hot tubs, or kick back in front of the cozy fireplace. Also enjoy access to a gym, coffee shop, ski lockers, and bike rental service. Each modern room offers many amenities, including complimentary Wi-Fi, HDTV, refrigerator, coffeemaker, microwave, and private bathroom.


Tunnel Mountain Resort

Tunnel Mountain Resort Exterior Pet Friendly Hotel

Tunnel Mountain Resort is another great option for those seeking self-catering accommodations as all options include at least a kitchenette. The location sits just above downtown Banff on Tunnel Mountain a quiet neighborhood. Since the hotel is pet-friendly the location makes for easy dog walks. A walk into town is two kilometers, but the hotel does supply a complimentary public bus pass.

All of the rooms include a balcony and the suites include a fireplace for a particularly good value. Facilities at the hotel include an indoor pool, grills, swing set, complimentary firewood, Banff Roam bus passes, laundry facilities, sauna, fitness room, and bike rentals.


Hidden Ridge Resort

Hidden Ridge Resort

Each apartment-style room at the Hidden Ridge Resort includes a full kitchen, dining area wood burning fireplace, and balcony. It’s easy to see the appeal of this pet-friendly accommodation. Rooms are well equipped, but it is possible to hear noisy neighbors, and the beds could use an upgrade.

The location is next to the Tunnel Mountain Campground II and you can walk to town via trails in around 20 minutes. It’s a five-minute drive to town or guests can utilize the free shuttle. Facilities at the lodge include outdoor hot tubs with great views and outdoor barbecue grills. Hidden Ridge Resort offers a good value for families traveling with a pet who needs more space.


Banff Ptarmigan Inn

Banff Ptarmigan Inn

The Banff Ptarmigan Inn is a traditional hotel in downtown Banff with mountain decor and underground parking. Rooms are clean, cozy, and comfortable with service from some great staff. The hotel is pet-friendly, but it’s probably best for smaller dogs since units are not suites and its location is downtown.

Included in the room rate is a delicious breakfast and a Banff Roam bus pass. The facilities at the hotel include hot tubs, sauna, and steam room. Overall it’s a great option in downtown Banff with decent value.


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About Cameron

Cameron Seagle is a resident of Canmore, Alberta. After traveling the world for six years, he settled down in the beautiful Bow Valley with Natasha. He has been featured as a travel expert with numerous publications worldwide and has spoken on several occasions about the power of travel. He has a passion for all things in the Canadian Rockies and loves to spend his time snowboarding, scrambling, camping, biking, and trail running. Conservation is a deep fundamental in his life, and he aims to inspire others to care about our natural world.

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