17 Banff Hotels With Pools

When it comes to planning a vacation in Banff, one of the most important factors to consider is where you’ll be staying.

And what better way to enhance your stay than by choosing a hotel with a pool?

If you want to take a refreshing dip after a day of exploring the Canadian Rockies or simply relax poolside with a stunning mountain backdrop, there are plenty of Banff hotels with pools to choose from.

Whether you’re looking for a luxurious resort hotel with a heated outdoor and indoor pool or a more budget-friendly hotel with a pool, we’ve listed the best hotels in Banff with pools below to help you make your choice. 

So, in no particular order, here are 17 hotels with pools in Banff.

Written by Lou

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Fox hotel in Banff with grotto inspired pool
Image courtesy of Fox Hotel + Suites, Banff

1. Fox Hotel & Suites

461 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1H8

Hotel rating

1 hot pool 

Pool open: 8:00 am – 11:00 pm

Instead of your typical swimming pool, you can enjoy a unique experience at this hotel’s grotto hot pool which is inspired by the Cave and Basin National Historic Site, which is only a 10-minute drive from the Fox Hotel + Suites.

The pool is surrounded by rock displays and waterfalls that create a one-of-a-kind atmosphere that you won’t find in any of the other Banff hotels.

You get a really unique experience as the roof opens up so you can experience the elements.  

In the winter, this means that you can sit in the hot pool and watch the snow fall into the cave.

The pool is open to hotel guests, and no booking is required.

The Fox has a range of hotel rooms (including pet-friendly), and one and two-bedroom suites. 

Other amenities include:

  • Sauna
  • Fitness room

This Banff hotel with a pool is ideal if you want to be close to the downtown area, as it’s only a few minutes walk. 

Check prices + availability at The Fox Hotel + Suites

2. Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel & Conference Centre

201 Lynx St, Banff, AB T1L 1K5

Hotel rating

1 swimming pool
1 plunge pool
1 hot tub

Pool open: 7am – 11pm, adults only from 9pm – 11pm. 

The pool area at the Banff Park Lodge includes a swimming pool, plunge pool, hot tub, and eucalyptus sauna, perfect after a day skiing or hiking in Banff National Park. 

The pool area is open daily with adults only from 9pm – 11pm (recent reviews say this isn’t always enforced).

There’s also a fitness area in the hotel so you can keep up with your workout routine.

The hotel also offers a range of rooms, from standard rooms to suites for six people, so there’s room for everyone. 

You won’t have to go far to eat as the hotel has several restaurants onsite.

This hotel is another great option if you want to be close to downtown Banff, as it’s only a few minutes walk away.

You can also use the pool and other amenities here if you are staying at the nearby Peaks Hotel + Suites or Bow View Lodge.

Other amenities include:

  • Eucalyptus sauna

Check prices + availability at Banff Park Lodge

Indoor heated pool at Banff Caribou Lodge in Banff
Image courtesy: Banff Caribou Lodge

3. Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa

521 Banff Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1H8

Hotel rating

1 hot pool 

Pool open: daily 7am – 11pm. 

Relax in the 26-person indoor hot pool after a day exploring Banff with the complimentary ROAM transit ticket that the hotel provides.

After a dip in the pool, you can sit in the sauna and relax your muscles, or book yourself in for a treatment at the full-service Red Earth Spa.

The pool is open daily and has a changing room and towels for your convenience.

This hotel has a range of rooms, from standard rooms to suites, and is only about a 10-minute walk into the town centre where you’ll find a wide variety of shops and restaurants.

But you don’t have to go that far for a great meal because there is a Keg restaurant in the hotel lobby.

Other amenities include: 

  • Fitness room with free weights, yoga mats, and cardio equipment

Guests staying at the Dorothy Hotel can also use the hot pool, sauna, and fitness room.

Check prices + availability at Banff Caribou Lodge + Spa

4. Royal Canadian Lodge

459 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta T1L 1C9

Hotel rating

1 indoor pool
1 indoor hot tub 
Steam room

Pool open daily from 7am – 11pm. 

At the end of the indoor heated mineral pool is a hot tub set on a raised area.

This is a nice feature because water from the hot tub cascades over the featured stones and into the pool, so you’ll feel nice and relaxed.

There is a spa (Grotto Spa) in the hotel that offers a range of treatments, but check with the hotel before booking if you’re specifically staying here to use the spa, as at the time of writing (August 2023), it is temporarily closed and the spa’s website is down. 

The Royal Canadian Lodge provides quick access to downtown Banff.

The hotel has various room types, including suites with fireplaces and jetted tubs.

Other amenities include:

  • Fitness area
  • Steam room, which is just what you need after going for a hike or hitting the slopes.

Check prices + availability at Royal Canadian Lodge

Indoor heated swimming pool in Fairmont Banff Springs
Indoor heated swimming pool at the Fairmont Banff Springs

5. Fairmont Banff Springs

405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J4

Hotel rating

1 Indoor swimming pool
1 outdoor pool
Kids wading pool
Hot tub

Pools open daily from 6am – 10pm 

The Aquatic Centre at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel has a magnificent 32-metre (105ft) indoor pool that is perfect whether you prefer to take a leisurely dip or engage in some invigorating laps.

The pool is spacious, warm, and well-maintained, with comfortable loungers around it to sit and sip a drink and enjoy the ambiance.

There’s also a kids wading pool and a hot tub.  

But outside it gets even better, in my opinion.

When you’re outside in the 20m (66ft) heated pool, you have the mountains as the perfect backdrop. 

But we especially liked the pool at night, as you could see what seemed like a million stars twinkling overhead.

We didn’t expect our stay to include stargazing from a pool!  I highly recommend it. 

You can also order a drink and sip a cocktail while relaxing in the heated outside pool.

Other amenities include a 24-hour fitness centre with access to:

  • free weights, treadmills, bikes, etc. 
  • Exercise studio & All Be Well (fitness programming on your hotel room TV)
  • Scheduled group fitness + yoga classes
  • Free weights + strength training machines
  • Treadmills, ellipticals, and bikes

The Fairmont also has luxury Spa facilities with a wide range of treatments you can book if you feel like being pampered. 

If you’re bringing your pet to the hotel, don’t forget to book the pet-sitting service in advance so you can enjoy the pools and other amenities.  

Check prices + availability at Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Rooftop hot pool at Moose Hotel and Suites
Image courtesy: Moose Hotel + Suites, Banff

6. Moose Hotel & Suites

345 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1H8

Hotel rating

1 indoor swimming pool
2 outdoor hot pools

Pool open times: 6:30am – 11pm

Just a short walk from downtown Banff on Banff Avenue is the fantastic Moose Hotel, with its indoor swimming pool and two roof-top hot pools that have amazing mountain views. 

You can do a few laps in the 9-metre (29ft) long indoor heated swimming pool before heading outside into one of the hot pools.

From one pool, you can enjoy views of Cascade Mountain, and from the other pool, you can admire Mount Rundle.

Afterward, you can sit around the rooftop firepit and take in more of the stunning scenery.

 Other amenities at the Moose Hotel include: 

  • Full-service spa – Meadow Spa has 10 treatment rooms and a relaxation lounge
  • Fitness room with cardio equipment, and weights
  • Sauna.

The Moose Hotel + Suites is a great hotel in a great location.

Check prices + availability at Moose Hotel + Suites

Outdoors hot pool at Hidden Ridge Resort in Banff
Image credit: Hidden Ridge Resort, Banff – outside hot pool

7. Hidden Ridge Resort

901 Hidden Ridge Way, Banff, AB T1L 1H8 

Hotel rating

1 outdoor hot tub
1 outdoor wading pool

Pool open times: daily 8:30am – 10pm

Hidden Ridge Resort is a mountain lodge-style hotel located around a 5-minute drive from the downtown area. 

It has a range of condos with wooden open fireplaces, some for up to 10 people, and a private outdoor hot tub.

As well as the views of the Canadian Rockies, the outdoor upper hot tub and wading pool are surrounded by beautiful flowers in the summer.

Other amenities at Hidden Ridge include: 

  • Sauna
  • BBQ area
  • Outdoor Fire Pit
  • Bike rentals

The pool and hot tub are open year-round, so you can sit in the warm water even while the snow is falling around you in the winter.  

Check prices + availability at The Hidden Ridge Resort

8. Best Western Plus Siding 29 Lodge

453 Marten St, Banff, AB T1L 1B3

Hotel rating

1 indoor pool
1 indoor hot tub

Pool open: 8am – 11pm

The Best Western has an indoor heated swimming pool with a small hot tub in a separate section of the pool.

Although the pool is not as big as other pools in Banff hotels, the maximum pool depth is 1.8m (6ft), so children under 14 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.

The Best Western is about a 10-minute walk into the town centre, so it’s only slightly further out than some of the other hotels with pools in Banff.

There are good options to choose from such as 1 king bed and suites with a jetted tub. 

Other amenities include:

  • Free buffet breakfast (this is not common in Banff)
  • Pet friendly
  • Free parking

Check prices + availability at Best Western Plus Siding 29 Lodge

Indoor swimming pool at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort
Image credit: Banff Rocky Mountain Resort – indoor heated swimming pool

9. Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

1029 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1H8

Hotel rating

1 indoor swimming pool
1 indoor hot tub
1 outdoor hot tub

Pool open: 8am – 10pm

We enjoyed both of our stays at the Banff Rocky Mountain Resort as it’s a fantastic place to stay in Banff and has everything you need to keep active. 

It’s also in a great setting just outside the town of Banff. 

You can use the 15m (49ft) indoor heated swimming pool, the indoor hot tub, and the large outdoor hot tub that’s open all year round –  with poolside chairs to relax on.

You don’t have to worry about walking from your condo to the swimming pool in the cold, as there are changing rooms and towels provided. 

There’s a good range of accommodation here to suit all family sizes, ranging from a standard room to four-bedroom condos.

Other amenities include: 

  • Fitness room with free weights and cardio equipment
  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Outdoor pickleball courts
  • Outdoor basketball court
  • Squash courts
  • BBQ area
  • Bike rental.

Check prices + availability at Banff Rocky Mountain Resort

Indoor heated pool with floor to ceiling windows at Tunnel Mountain Lodge, Banff
Image credit: Tunnel Mountain Lodge, Banff

10. Tunnel Mountain Resort

502 Tunnel Mountain Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1H8

Hotel rating

1 indoor pool 
No hot tub

Pool open: 8am – 10pm

The heated indoor pool at Tunnel Mountain Resort is just off the reception area and has good views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. 

We found the pool to be a bit on the small side, and it tended to get crowded in the early evening. 

But if you use the pool earlier in the morning, or you’ve got younger kids that just want to splash around, then it should be fine.

You’ll only be a 5-minute drive from downtown Banff, and if you don’t want to drive then a complimentary Roam pass is included.

The bus stop is just outside the hotel reception area.

One of the best things about Tunnel Mountain Resort is their range of accommodations, from standard rooms to large cabins for up to 8 people, all with either a kitchenette or full kitchen, which we’ve found is well stocked with utensils. 

Other amenities include:

Check prices + availability at Tunnel Mountain Resort

Large indoor heated swimming pool at Rundlestone Lodge, Banff
Image credit: Rundlestone Lodge, Banff

11. The Rundlestone Lodge

537 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A6

Hotel rating

1 indoor pool
1 hot tub

Pool open: daily from 8am – 10pm

A 10-minute walk from downtown Banff is the Rundlestone Lodge, with a 13.7m (45ft) heated indoor pool and plenty of loungers around it to relax on.

The pool which is open all year, is on the 2nd floor of the hotel and also has an 8-person hot tub next to it. 

Pool towels are provided, so you don’t have to use the ones from your hotel room.

Other amenities include: 

  • Fitness room with treadmill, cardio equipment, and free weights.

Check prices + availability at Rundlestone Lodge

12. Charltons Banff

513 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1C9

Hotel rating

1 indoor pool
1 hot tub
Steam room

Pool open: daily 7am – 11pm

Charltons Banff is an Alpine-style hotel conveniently located on Banff Avenue, so you can walk to the restaurants and shops in as little as 10 minutes. 

The hotel has an indoor pool, hot tub, and steam room. 

The pool is on the small side when compared to some of the other hotel pools.  

Also, at the time of writing, the hot tub was closed indefinitely, so keep that in mind and check before booking. 

There are plenty of good options, ranging from standard rooms to suites with kitchenettes. 

Other amenities include:

  • Poolside individual change rooms, and towels
  • Complementary bike rental in summer.

Check prices + availability at Charltons Banff

13. Douglas Fir Resort & Chalets

525 Tunnel Mountain Rd, Banff, AB T1L 1B2

Hotel rating

Heated indoor water park with two big waterslides
1 swimming pool
1 indoor hot tub
1 outdoor hot tub
Kids wading pool 

Pool open: Summer is June to Sept: Mon to Fri 10am – 9pm, Sat and Sun 9am – 9pm.
Winter: Oct to June: Monday to Friday 2:30pm – 9:00pm, Sat and Sun 9am – 9pm.

Situated on Tunnel Mountain is Banff’s only indoor water park featuring two giant waterslides that kids and the young at heart will love. 

There are also two 24-person hot tubs – one indoor and one outdoor, with great mountain views.

The accommodation at Douglas Fir could do with updating, but it’s ideal for families who want a bit more than just a pool.

Check their website as the pool and water park often seem to be closed outside of the specific annual closure dates.  

Other amenities include: 

  • Indoor play zone area for kids open from 9am – 8 pm
  • 24-hour fitness centre.

Check prices + availability at Douglas Fir Resort + Chalets

Indoor heated swimming pool at the Rimrock Hotel in Banff
Indoor heated swimming pool at the Rimrock Hotel, Banff

14. The Rimrock Resort Hotel

300 Mountain Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1J2

Hotel rating

Indoor heated swimming pool
Indoor hot tub

Pool open: daily from 7am – 11pm, adults only 10pm – 11pm

The Rimrock Hotel is a 4-star resort hotel located in a fantastic location on Sulphur Mountain, just a short drive from downtown Banff.

This luxury hotel has an indoor heated swimming pool and hot tub for guests to enjoy year-round. 

As the hotel is surrounded by the Rockies, the pool area also has some amazing scenic views of the nearby peaks. 

The pool area is set up for relaxation with plenty of loungers, chairs, and tables.

There are changing room facilities near the pool and pool towels are provided.

You can also use the sauna and steam room.

As this is a 333-room hotel with only one pool, you might sometimes find, as we did, that the pool gets busy at times, especially early evening.

Having said that, the pool is open until late, so there are plenty of other times when it will be quieter. 

The pool and fitness areas are very well maintained and clean, as you would expect in a 4-star hotel.

Other amenities include: 

  • Spa facilities include a variety of massage treatments and packages
  • Squash court
  • Fitness centre which is open 24 hours a day

Check prices + availability at The Rimrock

Indoor heated swimming pool from the farside at the High Country Inn, Banff
Image credit: High Country Inn, Banff

15. High Country Inn

419 Banff Ave, Banff, AB T1L 1A7

Hotel rating

1 indoor heated swimming pool
2 hot tubs

Pool open: Daily from 9am – 10pm

The heated indoor swimming pool at High Country Inn is bright and airy, with great mountain views from the floor-to-ceiling windows. 

The pool reaches 5ft in depth, so it’s good for swimming but can be deep for kids, so those under 13 must have an adult with them. 

There’s plenty of seating around the poolside so you can watch the kids, or just sit and relax and take in the views.

As well as the pool, there are two hot tubs in the pool area that are great for relaxing in after a day of hiking. 

And then there’s the cedar dry sauna, which is a great way to relax after a full day of activities.

Fresh towels for the pool area are available at reception.

It’s been a while since we stayed at the High Country Inn, but from what I remember, the pool area was clean and well looked after.

Other amenities include: 

  • Good-sized rooms range from standard rooms, and pet friendly rooms, to family suites for up to 6 people. 

Check prices + availability at High Country Inn

16. Moxy Banff

555 Banff Avenue, Banff, Alberta, Canada, T1L 1B5

1 outdoor swimming pool
1 outdoor hot tub

Pool open: TBA 

The Moxy Banff is where the Banff Voyager Inn used to be, so it will be about a 10-15 minute walk to the downtown area. 

It’s a brand new hotel that is opening in October 2023, so I will update here when it’s open. 

The hotel will have an outdoor swimming pool and outdoor hot tub

Other amenities include: 

  • Indoor fitness centre.

17. Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity

107 Tunnel Mountain Dr, Banff, AB T1L 1H5

1 indoor swimming pool

Pool open: Monday to Friday: 7 am – 8 pm, Saturday + Sunday: 8 am – 8 pm, Statutory holidays: 11 am – 6 pm

The indoor heated pool at the Banff Centre for Arts + Creativity is 25-metres in length and has great views of Sulphur Mountain. 

This is a popular place to stay with people attending conferences at the centre, but you can book a room with 1 queen bed or 2 queen beds without attending one (rooms are said to be on the small side).

Other amenities include: 

  • Fitness centre with cardio equipment and free weights
  • Indoor running track
  • Change rooms
  • Climing wall (climbing shoes and harnesses are available for rent

Hotels With Pools In Banff

I think you’ll agree that when you’re looking for hotels in Banff with pools, there are plenty of great options to choose from.

Whether you prefer a swim in an indoor pool, an outdoor pool with a view, or a unique pool feature, you can find it in Banff.

We hope that the above information has helped, and if you’ve not visited Banff National Park before, check out our How To Get To Banff page if you’re at the beginning stages of planning your trip. 

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