Staying at the Rimrock Resort Hotel is like sleeping in the mountains, only in total luxury. Being able to open my curtains to wall to wall windows and see the magnificently imposing presence of craggy mountains right in front of me was spectacular. It brings back the old fashioned meaning of the word AWEsome.  When you see mountains right up in your face like that, it makes you feel as though you are in the midst of gods. It’s moving. And jarring. And to be able to experience it in cushy luxe comfort, well that’s pretty awesome.


The Room

Rooms are elegant and comfortable with leather chairs, open space and plush beds.  A huge lobby with floor to ceiling windows and comfortable seating provides a communal gathering area around a giant fireplace.


lobby rimrock hotel banff

The pool is indoors and is long enough to swim laps. This hotel has two lounges, one with a cozy English pub vibe and the other with a sassy Hollywood diva theme. We didn’t have a chance to enjoy food in the restaurants but did order room service and sat glued to the windows in the room.



You are right there in the wilderness at the Rimrock. Wildlife is seen from the property on a regular basis including elk and bears. It’s a great location for hiking (the concierge will give you bear spray if you ask) and is also in close proximity to the Upper Hot Springs and The Banff Gondola.

Bottom Line

I would strongly recommend the Rimrock Resort. Be sure to get a room that faces the mountains.