LOCATION & ATTRACTIONS NEARBY *** Located in the Kananaskis village, overlooking beautiful valley and close to many attractions (ski slopes of Nakiska, Lower and Upper Galatea Lakes, Lillian Lake and many walking trails in very close proximity). It’s lovely location and make sure you take a walk around the lodge as you’d be rewarded with magnificent views of the valley nearby. Also, you’d most likely see some wild animals walking around (and sometimes within) the resort. When we arrived we’ve seen nice stag just standing in front of the hotel. It’s surrounded by natural forest, so don’t be surprised to see many creatures (including bears).
We arrived there from Calgary, but taking beautiful road via Smith-Dorrien Trail. One of these days, due to terrible weather and fog, we decided to go to Banff, which was an easy drive.
HOTEL OVERVIEW *** It is quite busy and popular all year round and you can see that it might make you feel like you’re in the mountain supermarket. There’re few buildings and definitely take map from reception.
PURPOSE OF THIS TRIP *** Leisure.
RESERVATION *** We have booked it first with one of the bedbanks which later went bust (before our trip). Chris from Reservations helped me a lot to reinstate and then confirm this reservation. Much appreciated. We have booked Standard Double room.
Prices on Marriott.com websited were much higher than with other suppliers.
LENGTH OF MY STAY *** 2 nights (Aug 16).
CHECK-IN *** Check-in was quick and hassle-free (but lines like at the airport were ready in case it got busier that day). All resort amenities were explained, map given and also recommendations what it ‘not to be missed’ around. We’ve been also informed that our room was upgraded to Executive Level John Palliser room. WOW, that’s great.
LOBBY & RECEPTION *** Lobby and whole reception are looks quite old, but you’ve to remember that they’re constantly fully booked. I can’t imagine huge renovation there without closing it down for few months. Anyway, it’s OK. There are some shops and few restaurants and food quarter.
ROOM *** #3219 Executive Leval John Palliser – in an old building, but room modern and comfortable. 1 King bed, working desk, small table, armchairs, large wardrobe, flat-screen TV, mini-fridge, safety deposit box & air-condition – that’s pretty much what’s there. A/C & heating was still old-style, but efficient and easy to operate. Air-conditioner makes weird noised from time to time, but you get use to that, haha. Windows could be opened (forest view) and there’s mosquito net installed (oh, you need it there, they are like dragons there).
Bed was very comfortable, but I think there was not enough lights (or wrong settings) as room looked very dark.
Our safety deposit box has locked itself one day and hotel engineer was there to help within 10 minutes. It took a while to open and fix it, but this seems to be known issue with them in this resort.
Room was refurbished in this building, bur corridors, lobby and lifts are still old and definitely gives you an impression you’re in much cheaper, older place.
Our parking was just minutes away fromt his building (it was clearly marked).
BATHROOM ***Pleasant, spotless clean large bathroom. Good toiletries were provided, but try get them out from these small, hard bottles – you’d almost need a knife to get into them (I normally don’t have problem with that).
BREAKFAST *** Food in all restaurants there is expensive. In general we found it very overpriced; it was actually more expensive than top 5* hotel in Banff. First day we had small breakfast in their deli “Obsessions” and for 3 cakes (quite average, like you’d get in any shop) + 2 coffees we paid around 38 CAD. Next day we decided to take breakfast outside (we’re travelling).
RESTAURANT *** There’re 4 restaurants and as all hotel, they’re busy. We went to The Fireweed Grill after our arrival and we’re lucky to get seats. Kale salad was amazing, but barbecue ribs were totally awesome. It was beautiful meal, but again, for a simple dinner we paid more than 110 CAD. Staff was really nice (Michael), attentive and helpful. Also their barman was great with all suggestions.
INTERNET ACCESS *** It was all right taking into considerations you’re in the mountains and in the middle of the forest.
CHECK-OUT EXPERIENCE *** Also quick and hassle-free. Avoid rush check-out hours as you may need to wait a while.
STAFF *** Staff was very helpful (Christ from reservations & reception staff) and attentive even in such a busy environment.
OVERVIEW *** Good hotel in a lovely location, but slightly overpriced (I’d say reducing food prices would actually result in bigger sales). Some renovations are needed and definitely some walking signs are needed as resort is very confusing. We still enjoyed our 2-night stay there ad would go back if the price is right.
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- Experience the best of the Canadian Rockies by treating yourself to an unforgettable getaway at Delta Hotels by Marriott Kananaskis Lodge. Showcasing an incomparable location in gorgeous Kananaskis Village along with a wealth of first-class amenities, our resort hotel in Kananaskis, Alberta Canada delights business and leisure travellers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kananaskis Lodge
- Kananaskis Hotel
- Delta Lodge At Kananaskis
- Delta Hotel Kananaskis Village
- Kananaskis Delta
- Delta Kananaskis Village
- Delta Kananaskis Hotel
- Delta Kananaskis Lodge
- Lodge At Kananaskis
- Kananaskis Village Delta