Hidden Ridge Resort – Best Hotel in Banff National Park?

Looking for a Banff hotel that’s family-friendly, animal-friendly, and in a great location?  Hidden Ridge Resort in Banff National Park seems to have all of the right stuff to make your Canadian Rockies vacation great.

Now, I’m the type of traveler that likes to spend more time doing and less time in a hotel.  But there’s something to be said about well-appointed rooms and great outdoor hot pools ready for enjoyment at the end of a day of hiking and sightseeing.  Hidden Ridge Resort could make me change my ways.

Hidden Ridge Resort recognition

I did some digging to find out what everyone is saying about Hidden Ridge Resort.

The hotel gets lots of recognition.

On TripAdvisor, Hidden Ridge Resort is ranked #1 of the 32 hotels in Banff townsite section of Banff (the municipality of Banff within Banff National Park – a small-town within the park).  The hotel is also ranked #2 out of the 39 hotels in Banff National Park.

Hidden Ridge Resort is also ranked #7 of the Top 25 hotels for families in all of Canada on TripAdvisor!

Then, I looked on HotelsCombined, which is what powers the hotel search tool here on JasperJournal.com and offers an easy way to get price comparisons from multiple Banff hotels. The reviews on HotelsCombined are excellent too. At the time of this writing, Hidden Ridge Resort was rated as “Great, 8.7” out of 1228 guest reviews on HotelsCombined. There were 31 guests who noted that the view of the mountains from the hotel was breathtaking.

I like the odds.  But what makes the resort rank so high? And why do I really want to stay here next time I visit Banff?  Here are my findings:

Awesome outdoor hot pools with a view

I have made many visits to the 3 hot springs in the Canadian Rockies (Miette Hot Springs, Banff Upper Hot Springs and Radium Hot Springs). Looking at these pictures, my sense is that the pools at Hidden Ridge Resort offer a similar type of experience. While the hotel pools lack the mineral water of the hot springs, the view is comparable.   To have a view like that while swimming in a heated outdoor pool seems to me to rank right up there with the type of experience had at the Canadian Rockies hot springs and the type of memorable experience I want to have on vacation.

Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Rooms with kitchens = save’s families lots of money on food

I love the local restaurants in Banff and have fond memories of places like the Grizzly House. You should stop by a local Banff restaurant.

By I know it is not practical to dine out every night – both because of the financial cost (especially with a family) and because dining out cuts into sightseeing time. Enter the kitchen. At Hidden Ridge Resort, you’ll get a room with a kitchen and all the stuff needed: refrigerator, microwave, stove, dishwasher, cookware, dishes and utensils.
Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

With a kitchen like this, you have the option to make your own breakfasts or have simple cereal breakfasts so you can get out sightseeing quicker. You can make you own lunches so you can spend more time sightseeing and less time worrying about where to have lunch.  There are several grocery stores minutes away in downtown Banff.
Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

The rooms are huge and condo style!

These rooms aren’t really hotel rooms in the traditional sense.  The rooms are better described as condo apartments.  All have at least one bedroom and one pull-out sofa.  And for bigger families there are even larger condos with up to 4 queen beds and 2 full bathrooms. See the layouts of the rooms here.

In this video, Michael Kwan from MichaelKwan.com did a nice tour of his Hidden Ridge Resort room, which appears to be a “Deluxe One Bedroom + Loft Condo” configuration. In the high season, this type of room is in the $300-400 range but in the winter months, it can be had for under $200. It seems like the perfect configuration for a family or a couple of couples.

Real fireplaces!

Rooms include a real fireplace and cut wood! How awesome is that!?!
Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

The layout of the grounds

I like the layout of the grounds shown in this video. The grounds of Hidden Ridge Resort are similar to the grounds of a condo complex.

Pet-friendly Banff Hotel

Hidden Ridge Resort is one of the limited number of Banff Hotels that allows pets. It is fine to bring dogs or cats, though there is an extra $25 a night fee. The hotel seems to go out of its way to make sure the animals have a good time too.

Here, doesn’t Fido look happy?
Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Location away from the town of Banff

The hotel is just outside of the downtown area. Being further away from the downtown has its advantages. It is closer to the wildlife and the nature experiences. Yet, Banff is a short walk away.
Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor

Happy family

A happy family is the goal of vacation, isn’t it? I’ve seen lots of photos of happy people at this hotel.  That’s good sign.
Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor
Photos of Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff
This photo of Hidden Ridge Resort is courtesy of TripAdvisor


My final feeling about Hidden Ridge Resort: If you want trusted quality, superb amenities, big rooms and a hotel that’s great fun for families – and don’t want to pay an outrageous price – this is the Canadian Rockies hotel is worth consideration. Just be sure to book early!  Last minute booking attempts during peak season will often lead to disappointment when trying to go to popular locations.

Be Sociable, Share!

5 comments to Hidden Ridge Resort – Best Hotel in Banff National Park?

  • Banff Lodging

    A beautiful townsite located within a National Park, visitors explore the grandeur of our pristine mountains, lakes, glaciers and wildlife

  • really amazing & fantastic

  • This is quite nice and informative post because everyone wants to go in vacation time and enjoy with family and friends. This is good choice for every one.

  • Banff Accommodations

    A beautiful townsite located within a National Park, visitors explore the grandeur of our pristine mountains

  • Ian

    A word of caution. These hot tubs are often overcrowded, loud, not policed, and have alcohol present. If you want peace and quiet with your view, go somewhere else.

  • This is a really interesting and helpful article since everyone wants to go on vacation and spend time with their family and friends. For everyone, this is an excellent option.

  • An attention-grabbing discussion is worth comment. I believe that it is best to write more on this subject, it might not be a taboo topic but usually people are not sufficient to speak on such topics. To the next. Cheers

  • you might have an amazing blog right here! would you wish to make some invite posts on my blog?

  • You actually stated this exceptionally well!
    essay writing service usa [url=https://essayservicehelp.com/]real essay writing service[/url] college essay writing

  • I have been exploring for a little bit for any high-quality articles or weblog posts on this sort
    of space . Exploring in Yahoo I eventually stumbled upon this site.

    Reading this information So i am happy to express that I’ve a very good uncanny feeling I discovered exactly what I needed.

    I such a lot unquestionably will make certain to don?t disregard this
    site and give it a look regularly.

  • Thanks for sharing such a nice thinking, post is fastidious,
    thats why i have read it completely

  • Hi just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let
    you know a few of the images aren’t loading properly. I’m not sure why but I think its
    a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different browsers and
    both show the same results.

  • Hello, constantly i used to check web site posts here early in the morning, since i like to learn more and more.

  • This is nicely put! .
    physician resume writing service best resume writing service 2020 essay custom writing service

  • Cheers. I appreciate this.
    uk essay writing service reviews essay writing service 3 hours accounting essay writing service

  • With thanks! Plenty of posts!
    best executive resume writing service 2017 essay writing service singapore customer service writing training

  • Thanks. Quite a lot of stuff.
    online writing evaluation service uk essay writing service reviews have you ever used an essay writing service

  • Regards, Loads of stuff!
    tripadvisor review writing service personal statement essay writing service expository essay writing service

  • You actually explained it fantastically.
    best cheap resume writing service essay writing service 12 hours degree essay writing service

  • Kudos! I appreciate this.
    essay writing template college essay service hsbc premier will writing service

  • Incredible quite a lot of wonderful knowledge!
    best essay writing law essay writing service australia monster resume writing service discount

  • You’ve made your stand extremely clearly..
    recommended essay writing service writing a good essay writing a memorial service

  • Kudos! Ample forum posts!
    bachelor thesis writing service the best online resume writing service best essay writing service to work for

  • Useful stuff. Thank you.
    essay writing service singapore best executive resume writing service 2017 english essay writing service

  • Cheers. Terrific information!
    essay writing service paypal cheap assignment writing service uk tips for writing an argumentative essay

  • Many thanks, I value it!
    article writing service writing essay services case study writing service

  • Awesome forum posts, Thanks.
    resume writing service new york cv writing service perth international cv writing service

  • You suggested that really well.
    paper writing services for college students [url=https://englishessayhelp.com/]the help essays[/url] uc essay help [url=https://essaywritinghelperonline.com/]college essay help near me[/url] help on essays fast custom essay writing service [url=https://englishessayhelp.com/]writing essay help[/url] college essay helper [url=https://essaywritinghelperonline.com/]paper writing help[/url] help with college essays

  • Regards! I enjoy it!
    assignment writing service canada [url=https://essaypromaster.com/]websites to type papers[/url] write my paper for me fast [url=https://paperwritingservicecheap.com/]hire research paper writer[/url] write my paper now best law essay writing service uk [url=https://englishessayhelp.com/]help with an essay[/url] cheap essay [url=https://essaywritinghelperonline.com/]help me write my essay[/url] essay writing help online

  • Valuable information. Thanks a lot!
    how reliable are essay writing services [url=https://essaytyperhelp.com/]help write an essay[/url] essay help service [url=https://helptowriteanessay.com/]essays writing help[/url] how to write a college essay best resume writing service 2020 [url=https://theessayswriters.com/]ai essay writer[/url] write my nursing essay [url=https://bestcheapessaywriters.com/]what i would like to do for my country essay[/url] how do i end my college essay

  • Superb info. Thanks a lot.
    essay writing company [url=https://payforanessaysonline.com/]pay for writing essay[/url] essays online to buy [url=https://buycheapessaysonline.com/]how much to pay someone to write a paper[/url] essay to buy card writing service [url=https://theessayswriters.com/]write my persuasive essay for me[/url] essay on how do i spend my summer vacation [url=https://bestcheapessaywriters.com/]do my essay overnight[/url] write my research paper for me cheap

  • Whoa loads of useful knowledge.
    best cover letter writing service [url=https://essaywritingservicehelp.com/]top college paper writing service[/url] writing essay meme [url=https://essaywritingservicebbc.com/]top essay writing[/url] high quality custom essay writing service writing help service [url=https://topswritingservices.com/]essay writing paper[/url] e writing service reviews [url=https://essaywriting4you.com/]cheap custom essay writing services[/url] best essay writing service uk reddit

  • Useful forum posts. Thanks.
    genuine essay writing service uk [url=https://customthesiswritingservice.com/]thesis creator[/url] i can’t finish my thesis [url=https://writingthesistops.com/]best thesis writing service in uk[/url] thesis editing customer service writing training [url=https://customthesiswritingservice.com/]master thesis writing service[/url] rephrase thesis [url=https://writingthesistops.com/]thesis for narrative essay[/url] thesis review

  • Many thanks. Ample write ups.
    uk assignment writing service reviews [url=https://payforanessaysonline.com/]buy my essay[/url] pay essay [url=https://buycheapessaysonline.com/]pay for essay paper[/url] pay someone to do essay mba application essay writing service [url=https://essaytyperhelp.com/]custom essay order[/url] apps to help with essays [url=https://helptowriteanessay.com/]essay writing service law[/url] english essay helper

  • You suggested it superbly!
    assignment writing service review [url=https://payforanessaysonline.com/]pay someone to write an essay[/url] essay papers for sale [url=https://buycheapessaysonline.com/]pay for writing essay[/url] buying essays online caught us dissertation writing service [url=https://theessayswriters.com/]write essays[/url] write a cover letter for me [url=https://bestcheapessaywriters.com/]write my essay helper[/url] write my book report for me

  • Nicely put. Kudos.
    top cv writing service uk [url=https://essaypromaster.com/]writing paper[/url] paper writing company [url=https://paperwritingservicecheap.com/]how to write a conclusion for a research paper[/url] can i pay someone to write my paper non profit resume writing service [url=https://quality-essays.com/]buy college essay[/url] pay to have paper written [url=https://buyanessayscheaponline.com/]can you pay someone to write an essay[/url] can i buy an essay online

  • Thanks a lot. I appreciate this!
    writing a memorial service [url=https://homeworkcourseworkhelps.com/]my child refuses to do homework[/url] my classmates used me to do their homework [url=https://helpmedomyxyzhomework.com/]my posse don t do homework[/url] where can i do my homework university admission essay writing service [url=https://service-essay.com/]paper writing service accredited[/url] custom paper service [url=https://custompaperwritingservices.com/]college papers writing service[/url] custom research paper writing service with usa writers

  • Many thanks! Helpful stuff.
    same day essay writing service [url=https://essaypromaster.com/]how to write a paper[/url] instant paper writer [url=https://paperwritingservicecheap.com/]paper writer service[/url] write my paper for money writing an essay meme [url=https://writingpaperforme.com/]paper writing[/url] how to write a reaction paper [url=https://custompaperwritersservices.com/]write my papers[/url] how to write a reflection paper

  • You mentioned that terrifically!
    college admission essay writing service [url=https://helpwithdissertationwriting.com/]phd proposals[/url] dissertation help in uk [url=https://dissertationwritingtops.com/]help writing dissertation proposal[/url] dissertation writers for hire which essay writing service is the best in uk [url=https://quality-essays.com/]pay someone to do essay[/url] buy admissions essay [url=https://buyanessayscheaponline.com/]buy a college essay[/url] buy an essays

  • Wow a lot of terrific advice!
    service writing indian army [url=https://payforanessaysonline.com/]buy a college essay[/url] buy an argumentative essay [url=https://buycheapessaysonline.com/]college paper for sale[/url] buy university essays cheap will writing service uk [url=https://hireawriterforanessay.com/]write my thesis for me[/url] i cant write my college essay [url=https://theessayswriters.com/]write my essay for money[/url] spanish essay writer

  • Clipping Path Center

    Wow, the Hidden Ridge Resort looks like an absolute gem nestled in the heart of Banff National Park! Your vivid description and breathtaking photos have me itching to plan my next getaway right away. Thanks for uncovering this hidden paradise! 🌄🏞️ #TravelGoals Let’s learn about photo editing..

  • You mentioned this very well.
    which essay writing service is the best in uk [url=https://payforanessaysonline.com/]pay for someone to write your essay[/url] argumentative essay for sale [url=https://buycheapessaysonline.com/]buy a custom essay[/url] buy essays cheap cv writing service cardiff [url=https://domyhomeworkformecheap.com/]hire someone to do my homework[/url] should i do my homework now or later [url=https://domycollegehomeworkforme.com/]how can i do my homework online[/url] i to do my homework tomorrow

  • Good facts. With thanks.
    will writing service [url=https://researchproposalforphd.com/]phd thesis proposal[/url] buying research papers online [url=https://writingresearchtermpaperservice.com/]pay for a term paper[/url] scientific project proposal custom essay writing service [url=https://essayssolution.com/]do my essay reviews[/url] what website will write a paper for me [url=https://cheapessaywriteronlineservices.com/]write my essay in 1 hour[/url] your essay writer

  • Seriously quite a lot of terrific tips.
    powerpoint writing service [url=https://payforanessaysonline.com/]pay someone to write an essay[/url] essay order of organization [url=https://buycheapessaysonline.com/]pay to write my essay[/url] pay to have an essay written how much does a professional resume writing service cost [url=https://helpwithdissertationwriting.com/]dissertation online[/url] doctoral dissertation proposal [url=https://dissertationwritingtops.com/]custom dissertation writing[/url] best dissertation

  • Thanks a lot, Loads of postings.
    essay writing service law school [url=https://helpwithdissertationwriting.com/]help writing a dissertation[/url] best dissertation writing services reviews [url=https://dissertationwritingtops.com/]write your dissertation[/url] best dissertation writing service medical school essay writing service [url=https://studentessaywriting.com/]essay writing service uk forum[/url] best resume writing service [url=https://essaywritingserviceahrefs.com/]quotes for essay writing[/url] essay writing site

  • Awesome knowledge. Appreciate it.
    expert cv writing service [url=https://essaypromaster.com/]writing my paper[/url] write my custom paper [url=https://paperwritingservicecheap.com/]paper writing services[/url] write my research paper online best assignment writing service uk [url=https://essaypromaster.com/]persuasive essay writer[/url] how to write a conclusion for a research paper [url=https://paperwritingservicecheap.com/]write papers[/url] write my paper for me cheap

  • Thank you. Quite a lot of forum posts.
    4th grade essay writing worksheets [url=https://writingpaperforme.com/]best essay writers[/url] best online paper writers [url=https://custompaperwritersservices.com/]write my paper apa format[/url] research paper writers hire essay writing service uk forum [url=https://englishessayhelp.com/]apps to help write essays[/url] essay help service [url=https://essaywritinghelperonline.com/]law essay writing service[/url] english essay helper

Leave a Reply




You can use these HTML tags

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>