Fox Htl&suites

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The Fox Hotel & Suites is a charming and rustic property just outside of downtown Banff with stress-free access to the mountains via a complimentary ski bus. The mountain-lodge styling is obvious inside and out, from the stone and red-wood façade to the patterned wallpaper that features moose, bears and more specifically, foxes - it is called the Fox Hotel & Suites, after all. The fox theme is carried through every corner of the hotel, including the lighting fixtures and in the lobby where you'll find a small fox statue perched on a coffee table. The rest of the interiors are warm and welcoming, from the leather sofas and chairs to the dark wooden furnishings. The rooms, whether you're in a traditional hotel room or a suite, are spacious and comfortable - the beds are Mountain Luxury beds, ensuring you have a deep and restful night's sleep. The suites also have living rooms and kitchen 'nooks' which are perfect for storing snacks and drinks for a movie night or two. Breakfast, the most important meal of the day, is complimentary and offers a variety of fresh pastries, fruits and toast, as well as a self-serve waffle machine - you wouldn't be in Canada if there weren't waffles. Lunch and dinner isn't included, but if the 10-minute walk into town seems like a chore, then the on-site tex-mex restaurant, Chili's, is the perfect choice. They serve up classics like burgers and ribs, as well as favourites like quesadillas and fajitas. Wash your food down with a homemade margarita from the Margarita bar and then sit back and watch some ice-hockey on the 60" plasma screen. It couldn't be more relaxing. If that wasn't enough, the hotel houses a unique and ambient Cave & Basin-themed hot pool, based on the original cave found in the 19th century. And as it's only half covered, if you look up, there are wonderful views of the sky above. Once you're done in the pool you can also take advantage of the dry sauna and fitness room. If your muscles still ache after all that, you can head to the Red Earth Spa at the neighbouring Banff Caribou Lodge for a massage - you can charge all your treatments straight back to your room at the Fox Hotel & Suites. Lastly, the hotel pride themselves on the little extras they offer, so when you want to head to downtown Banff for some food, drinks or shopping, you can hop on a Roam bus into town for free, all courtesy of the hotel.

All rooms have a flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, free WiFi, telephone, hairdryer, safe and tea and coffee making facilities, and are non-smoking. Room service is available for an extra charge and interconneecting rooms are available on request, at a supplement.Double Room - sleeps 1-2: Queen bed, single pull-out bed, private bath and WC. Quad Room - sleeps 1-4: Two double beds, private bath and WC. Superior One Bedroom Suite - sleeps 1-4: Bedroom with either one king-size bed or two double beds, living room with double pull-out bed, small kitchenette with mini fridge, microwave and toaster, and private bathroom with bath and WC. Air conditioning is available in the living room.

margarita bar and lounge with fireplace and sun terrace free WiFi throughout property internet terminal Cave & Basin-themed open-air hot pool sauna fitness room extra charge for treatments at the Red Earth Spa located at the neighbouring Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa lift to all floors laundry facilities ski lockers

10 minutes' walk from the centre of resort ski bus stop outside 15 minutes' bus ride from Mount Norquay, 25 minutes from Sunshine and 45 minutes from Lake Louise

cold continental breakfast and waffle station extra charge for lunch and evening meals at the à la carte Chili's tex mex restaurant