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8.6

992 reviews

The Dorothy Motel0

250 Marmot Crescent, Banff (Alberta), T1L 1B3, CA

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8.6

992 reviews

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From

$143

Min. rate per night

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Skiing

Free parking

Free wifi

Air conditioning

Non-smoking rooms

Garden view

Terrace

Free toiletries

Welcome to The Dorothy Motel, a charming and affordable accommodation in the heart of Banff, Alberta, Canada. With its convenient location just 0.9mi from the city center, this cozy motel is the perfect base for exploring all that Banff has to offer.

The Dorothy Motel boasts 992 glowing reviews, a testament to the exceptional service and comfort it provides to guests. With prices starting from just $143, it offers great value for budget travelers. The motel offers a range of amenities including free parking, free WiFi, air conditioning, and non-smoking rooms. Guests can also enjoy the beautiful garden view from the terrace, and take advantage of the on-site golf course for a small additional charge.

Whether you're visiting Banff for its world-renowned skiing opportunities, or you're simply looking to explore the stunning natural beauty of the surrounding area by hiking or cycling, The Dorothy Motel is the perfect place to call home during your stay. Don't miss out on this hidden gem in Banff, book your stay at The Dorothy Motel today.

The Dorothy Motel understands that pets are part of the family and welcomes them to stay with guests. Whether you have a playful pup or a cuddly kitten, pets are allowed on request at the motel. Please note that charges may apply, so be sure to inquire about the details when making your reservation. We want to ensure that both you and your furry friend have a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us.

When it comes to payment options, The Dorothy Motel accepts a variety of methods to make your stay as convenient as possible. Cash is not accepted, but don't worry, we've got you covered with other options. You can choose to pay with Diners Club, Visa, Discover, American Express, or Mastercard. So whether you prefer to swipe, tap, or insert your card, we make it easy for you to settle the bill and focus on enjoying your time in Banff.

The Dorothy Motel offers two types of rooms to suit your needs. The Superior Hotel Room with a King bed is ideal for couples or solo travelers, accommodating up to two adults and one child. With a comfortable 248 square feet of space, you'll have plenty of room to relax and unwind. If you're traveling with a larger group or family, the Superior Hotel Room with 2 Queens is perfect. With two queen-sized beds, this room can accommodate up to four adults and two children. Both of these rooms are non-smoking, ensuring a fresh and clean environment for all of our guests.

Most popular amenities

Skiing

Free parking

Free wifi

Air conditioning

Non-smoking rooms

Garden view

Terrace

Free toiletries

Private Bathroom

Parking On Site

Rooms

Superior Hotel Room, King

1 King Size Bed

250 sqft

Garden view

Private Bathroom

Microwave

Coffee machine

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Welcome to our Superior Hotel Room, ideal for couples or small families. With a spacious garden view, a comfortable king size bed, and a range of amenities including a microwave, coffee machine, and flat-screen TV, your stay with us will be a relaxing and enjoyable experience.

Superior Hotel Room, 2 Queens

2 Queen Size Beds

250 sqft

Garden view

Private Bathroom

Microwave

Coffee machine

x4

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Indulge in comfort and space with our Superior Hotel Room, featuring two luxurious queen size beds and accommodating up to 4 adults and 2 children. Enjoy breathtaking garden views, modern amenities such as a microwave and flat-screen TV, as well as a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries.

Guest reviews

8.6

(992 reviews)

From

$143

Min. rate per night

Categories of assessments

Cleanliness

9

Comfort

9.1

Location

8.4

Facilities

8.8

Staff

8.5

Value for money

8.4

Wifi quality

8.9

Featured reviews:

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Brenda

9.1

June 2023

Very comfortable bed very quite motel and big room very clean plenty of parking

Pillows could be better and some dishes and cutlery could be provided

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Dtdb

10

December 2021

WOW! pleasantly surprised is an understatement when you enter these new rooms at the Dorothy! Clean, bright, and very well-appointed rooms for today's modern family adventure-seekers! Super-comfy beds and excellent dimmable LED lighting. Everything is well thought out and warm in feel. You can pull up to your door on the main floor rooms and easily unload/ load your family kit & gear. The back courtyard has tables and a bike tune station. Great for setting up your portable BBQ too!

Honestly not much and this list is more of a wish list than a gripe or complaint! But the shower stall could easily be a bit bigger for the available space and a communal BBQ would be nice as well in the back courtyard otherwise this place is an exceptional value. Our for sure go to Hotel/ motel moving forward when staying/ playing in Banff!

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Jill

8.2

September 2023

The bed was super comfy. The shower was large and great to use. The room was a good size and we found it to be clean and comfortable. The location was a little way from the main town centre, but we enjoyed this, as it was a nice walk each day to go to the various activities we had planned or to do some shopping. We liked the setting, backing onto some pine trees, and it was handy being close to a small shop, if we needed something small, like a carton of milk.

A bit disconcerting that there was no staff actually there, but we were given adequate instructions of how to collect key and access any assistance. We needed to get someone to organise a plumber, as the toilet developed a leak.

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Felix

10

June 2023

Location is great, literally a 30 second - 1 minute walk from the Roam bus stop into downtown Banff but is far enough away from the hubbub to feel closer to nature. And if you miss the bus, downtown Banff is only about a 20 minute walk away. The room service is excellent as well, always came back to a re-dressed and resupplied room.

I wouldn't call the restroom small, because there was enough space for everything, but I would've wished it was just a tad larger. Not a deal breaker by any means though.

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Rod

9.1

July 2023

Property was in decent area. Had problems with construction workers parking in our lot during the day- no parking until after 5 usually. Quiet location as well. Close to the major road, Banff Avenue. Quite a walk to get places, but we felt very safe and appreciated the exercise walking. Great location for the bus pick up though. We got free bus passes during our stay! Comfortable and clean in the room.

No front desk. Could not phone anyone- no one answered the phone when I called the number given on the Dorothy Motel app. The mobile check in worked and my credit card got charged. But the mobile app did not work for my phone to open the door. Had to walk to the front desk at the Caribou Hotel to get keys to get us in. And walk back. It was good that we did 3 days of free bus passes from the Dorothy!

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Christine

8.2

July 2023

Clean motel, upgraded rooms, one of the more economical options in Banff, good coffee and mugs in room (although would be nice to get a free keepsake mug!), the check in staff at the Banff Caribou were friendly and helpful, has a courtyard but we didn't check it out, give you free ROAM local bus passes for your stay (you may have to ask for them at check-in)

It's actually a 20 minute walk to downtown Banff, not a great view from our room, no front desk, room cleaning was a bit late in the day (we got back to our room around 3pm for a break and they were still cleaning ours but we were at the end of the hallway); no elevators and lots of stairs to carry up your bag! Parking spots can be tight though we always found a spot. Not great value for your money but it's Banff in high season! Room for 4 people only has a table that can seat 2. Shower door design is not great - seems to result in pooling water on the floor.

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Sreenil

10

January 2023

1. Cleaniness: super clean 2. Room: Bright and Big enough for a couple 3. Location: really good if not too great 4. Washroom: big and clean 5. Staff: hotel staff were really amazing. I didn't receive any email about checkin 48 hours before as was mentioned. Our flight was delayed and we reached Banff at 11pm. We had to go to the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa that late in the winter to get the access card for the room. The staff gave us the wrong access card and we had to go back to get the correct access card. It was quite a bit of problem for us as we were tired after the long flight and drive in the chilling cold. I sent a message and complained about it and to my pleasant surprise a lady called us in the following morning and apologized for the inconvenience. She also offered us complimentary breakfast for 2 days. Again on the last day, they offered us a discount on the room rate. It was an amazing gesture, not because I saved about $120 but because the hotel authorities actually acknowledged their mistake and tried a lot to make our stay comfortable. It is one of the nicest hotel I stayed so far. I booked here for 2 days as I thought it's a normal motel and wanted to stay in a good hotel in the second half of my Banff journey. But I really regretted my decision and the Dorothy motel was quite better than the more expensive hotel where I stayed afterwards. I will definitely stay here again when I visit Banff next time.

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Odalys

10

March 2023

What a wonderful little gem in the heart of Banff National Park. This is a small property with parking right outside your door. We felt very comfortable. The rooms are impeccable with cleanliness, comfort, amenities like locally made bath products. We spent a whole week here and truly felt like we were in our home away from home. They do not have a front desk onsite but the partner property, the Caribou Hotel, was very attentive upon check in, letting us use their facilities while our room was ready, and addressed night time noise one night very promptly. We were more than satisfied and will happily return to this property in the future.

Nothing

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Heidi

10

July 2023

Best stay of our whole roadtrip. Maybe its a european thing, but when i think motel i certainly dont think glamorous. The place was spacious, well maintained, modern decor, large bathroom, all the facilites you could require including a nice balcony. Really cool space. Location is great, bit of a walk into the tourist part of town, but definitely doable and there's also a bus. The propert is on the outskirts and we even saw some wildlife quite nearby. The associated hotel had great facilities on offer and we were able to use their sauna and have coffee in their lounge in the mornings. They also issued transport passes to use thelocal bus service. I wasnt expecting any of that so i was very pleased! We used the restaurant on one night of our stay (at additional charge of course), but the food and staff were excellent there too. 100% would stay again and recommend

There was allocated parking, but a tourbus took up quite a lot of spaces, as we travelled out during the day, we did find we had to park on the road (free for 12 hours at a time so not a massive problem). Cannot fault the property or the company at all.

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Abbigale

10

August 2023

Still on the main strip in Banff but a bit further from the main crowds for some peace and quiet. Amazing stay, one of the best I’ve been in and truly beat any airbnb. Very clean, comforting. Bathroom floors seem to be heated which is super cool and a very luxurious touch! I always love to see hotels and booking properties using Rocky Mountain bathroom products, such an adorable touch. Awesome bonus was the safe and the mini fridge.

Everything was exceptional. If I had any requests I might say I wish there was cutlery but it did not have a major effect on our stay.

🇮🇪

Brenda

9.1

June 2023

9.1

Very comfortable bed very quite motel and big room very clean plenty of parking

Pillows could be better and some dishes and cutlery could be provided

🇨🇦

Dtdb

10

December 2021

10

WOW! pleasantly surprised is an understatement when you enter these new rooms at the Dorothy! Clean, bright, and very well-appointed rooms for today's modern family adventure-seekers! Super-comfy beds and excellent dimmable LED lighting. Everything is well thought out and warm in feel. You can pull up to your door on the main floor rooms and easily unload/ load your family kit & gear. The back courtyard has tables and a bike tune station. Great for setting up your portable BBQ too!

Honestly not much and this list is more of a wish list than a gripe or complaint! But the shower stall could easily be a bit bigger for the available space and a communal BBQ would be nice as well in the back courtyard otherwise this place is an exceptional value. Our for sure go to Hotel/ motel moving forward when staying/ playing in Banff!

🇦🇺

Jill

8.2

September 2023

8.2

The bed was super comfy. The shower was large and great to use. The room was a good size and we found it to be clean and comfortable. The location was a little way from the main town centre, but we enjoyed this, as it was a nice walk each day to go to the various activities we had planned or to do some shopping. We liked the setting, backing onto some pine trees, and it was handy being close to a small shop, if we needed something small, like a carton of milk.

A bit disconcerting that there was no staff actually there, but we were given adequate instructions of how to collect key and access any assistance. We needed to get someone to organise a plumber, as the toilet developed a leak.

🇺🇸

Felix

10

June 2023

10

Location is great, literally a 30 second - 1 minute walk from the Roam bus stop into downtown Banff but is far enough away from the hubbub to feel closer to nature. And if you miss the bus, downtown Banff is only about a 20 minute walk away. The room service is excellent as well, always came back to a re-dressed and resupplied room.

I wouldn't call the restroom small, because there was enough space for everything, but I would've wished it was just a tad larger. Not a deal breaker by any means though.

🇺🇸

Rod

9.1

July 2023

9.1

Property was in decent area. Had problems with construction workers parking in our lot during the day- no parking until after 5 usually. Quiet location as well. Close to the major road, Banff Avenue. Quite a walk to get places, but we felt very safe and appreciated the exercise walking. Great location for the bus pick up though. We got free bus passes during our stay! Comfortable and clean in the room.

No front desk. Could not phone anyone- no one answered the phone when I called the number given on the Dorothy Motel app. The mobile check in worked and my credit card got charged. But the mobile app did not work for my phone to open the door. Had to walk to the front desk at the Caribou Hotel to get keys to get us in. And walk back. It was good that we did 3 days of free bus passes from the Dorothy!

🇺🇸

Christine

8.2

July 2023

8.2

Clean motel, upgraded rooms, one of the more economical options in Banff, good coffee and mugs in room (although would be nice to get a free keepsake mug!), the check in staff at the Banff Caribou were friendly and helpful, has a courtyard but we didn't check it out, give you free ROAM local bus passes for your stay (you may have to ask for them at check-in)

It's actually a 20 minute walk to downtown Banff, not a great view from our room, no front desk, room cleaning was a bit late in the day (we got back to our room around 3pm for a break and they were still cleaning ours but we were at the end of the hallway); no elevators and lots of stairs to carry up your bag! Parking spots can be tight though we always found a spot. Not great value for your money but it's Banff in high season! Room for 4 people only has a table that can seat 2. Shower door design is not great - seems to result in pooling water on the floor.

🇨🇦

Sreenil

10

January 2023

10

1. Cleaniness: super clean 2. Room: Bright and Big enough for a couple 3. Location: really good if not too great 4. Washroom: big and clean 5. Staff: hotel staff were really amazing. I didn't receive any email about checkin 48 hours before as was mentioned. Our flight was delayed and we reached Banff at 11pm. We had to go to the Banff Caribou Lodge & Spa that late in the winter to get the access card for the room. The staff gave us the wrong access card and we had to go back to get the correct access card. It was quite a bit of problem for us as we were tired after the long flight and drive in the chilling cold. I sent a message and complained about it and to my pleasant surprise a lady called us in the following morning and apologized for the inconvenience. She also offered us complimentary breakfast for 2 days. Again on the last day, they offered us a discount on the room rate. It was an amazing gesture, not because I saved about $120 but because the hotel authorities actually acknowledged their mistake and tried a lot to make our stay comfortable. It is one of the nicest hotel I stayed so far. I booked here for 2 days as I thought it's a normal motel and wanted to stay in a good hotel in the second half of my Banff journey. But I really regretted my decision and the Dorothy motel was quite better than the more expensive hotel where I stayed afterwards. I will definitely stay here again when I visit Banff next time.

🇺🇸

Odalys

10

March 2023

10

What a wonderful little gem in the heart of Banff National Park. This is a small property with parking right outside your door. We felt very comfortable. The rooms are impeccable with cleanliness, comfort, amenities like locally made bath products. We spent a whole week here and truly felt like we were in our home away from home. They do not have a front desk onsite but the partner property, the Caribou Hotel, was very attentive upon check in, letting us use their facilities while our room was ready, and addressed night time noise one night very promptly. We were more than satisfied and will happily return to this property in the future.

Nothing

🇬🇧

Heidi

10

July 2023

10

Best stay of our whole roadtrip. Maybe its a european thing, but when i think motel i certainly dont think glamorous. The place was spacious, well maintained, modern decor, large bathroom, all the facilites you could require including a nice balcony. Really cool space. Location is great, bit of a walk into the tourist part of town, but definitely doable and there's also a bus. The propert is on the outskirts and we even saw some wildlife quite nearby. The associated hotel had great facilities on offer and we were able to use their sauna and have coffee in their lounge in the mornings. They also issued transport passes to use thelocal bus service. I wasnt expecting any of that so i was very pleased! We used the restaurant on one night of our stay (at additional charge of course), but the food and staff were excellent there too. 100% would stay again and recommend

There was allocated parking, but a tourbus took up quite a lot of spaces, as we travelled out during the day, we did find we had to park on the road (free for 12 hours at a time so not a massive problem). Cannot fault the property or the company at all.

🇨🇦

Abbigale

10

August 2023

10

Still on the main strip in Banff but a bit further from the main crowds for some peace and quiet. Amazing stay, one of the best I’ve been in and truly beat any airbnb. Very clean, comforting. Bathroom floors seem to be heated which is super cool and a very luxurious touch! I always love to see hotels and booking properties using Rocky Mountain bathroom products, such an adorable touch. Awesome bonus was the safe and the mini fridge.

Everything was exceptional. If I had any requests I might say I wish there was cutlery but it did not have a major effect on our stay.

Hotel surroundings The Dorothy Motel

Attraction

Canadian Rocky Mountains

0.9mi

Banff Via Ferrata

1mi

Mt. Norquay Ski Resort

1.1mi

Tunnel Mountain Drive

1.3mi

Bow Falls

1.4mi

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

1.9mi

Banff Upper Hot Springs

2.4mi

Banff Gondola

2.6mi

Sulphur Mountain

2.9mi

Lake Minnewanka

9.6mi

Banff Sunshine Village Ski Resort

10.2mi

Johnston Canyon

13mi

Kananaskis River

25.1mi

Banff National Park

26.8mi

Moraine Lake

28.9mi

Attraction

Canadian Rocky Mountains

0.9mi

Banff Via Ferrata

1mi

Mt. Norquay Ski Resort

1.1mi

Tunnel Mountain Drive

1.3mi

Bow Falls

1.4mi

Cave and Basin National Historic Site

1.9mi

Banff Upper Hot Springs

2.4mi

Banff Gondola

2.6mi

Sulphur Mountain

2.9mi

Lake Minnewanka

9.6mi

Banff Sunshine Village Ski Resort

10.2mi

Johnston Canyon

13mi

Kananaskis River

25.1mi

Banff National Park

26.8mi

Moraine Lake

28.9mi

Amenities of The Dorothy Motel

Skiing

Free parking

Free wifi

Air conditioning

Non-smoking rooms

Garden view

Terrace

Free toiletries

Private Bathroom

Parking On Site

Amenities of The Dorothy Motel

Activities

Cycling

Offsite

Golf course

Additional fee

Hiking

Free

Skiing

Offsite

Bathroom

Bathtub or shower

Free toiletries

Hairdryer

Private Bathroom

Shower

Toilet

Bedroom

Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

Tea/Coffee maker

General

Air conditioning

Heating

Hypoallergenic room available

Non-smoking rooms

Pet basket

Pet bowls

Pet Friendly

Additional fee

Smoke-free property

Internet

Free wifi

Kitchen

Coffee machine

Dining table

Electric kettle

Microwave

Refrigerator

Media & Technology

Cable channels

Flat-screen TV

Telephone

TV

Outdoors

Outdoor furniture

Terrace

Parking

Free parking

Parking On Site

Free

Physical distancing

Cashless payment available

Contactless check-in/out

Room Amenities

Socket near the bed

Safety & security

Safe

Safety features

Shared stationery (e.g. printed menus, magazines, pens, paper) removed

Services

Wake-up service/Alarm clock

Transportation

Public transit tickets

Free

View

Garden view

House rules - The Dorothy Motel

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$143

Min. rate per night

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  • Pets

  • Internet

  • Age restrictions

  • Curfew

  • Parking

  • Reservations

  • Children and beds

  • Cards accepted at this property

Frequently Asked Questions - The Dorothy Motel

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Is The Dorothy Motel pet-friendly?

Yes, you can stay with your pet at The Dorothy Motel. Just remember to inquire about their policy and any applicable charges for bringing pets along.

When are the check-in and check-out times for The Dorothy Motel?

Rooms at The Dorothy Motel become available for check-in at 04:00 PM and guests are requested to check out by 11:00 AM.

Is there parking at The Dorothy Motel?

Yes, there is parking available at The Dorothy Motel. The parking is free and located on site. It is public parking, and no reservation is required.

What are the rates at The Dorothy Motel?

The entry-level price at The Dorothy Motel is $143. These rates are subject to change based on room selection and travel dates. Kindly input your dates to view current rates.

Which room categories can I book at The Dorothy Motel?

The Dorothy Motel offers Superior Hotel Rooms in two configurations. The King room accommodates 2 adults and 1 child with a King size bed, while the 2 Queens room accommodates 4 adults and 2 children with two Queen size beds. Both rooms are the same size at 248 sqft and do not allow smoking.

How can guests spend their time at The Dorothy Motel?

Guests at The Dorothy Motel can spend their time engaging in a variety of leisure activities. Firstly, they can enjoy skiing at the nearby ski slopes, making it an ideal destination for winter enthusiasts. Additionally, the hotel boasts a golf course, providing guests with the opportunity to engage in a round of golf and enjoy the beautiful surroundings. For more adventurous guests, there are options for cycling and hiking, allowing them to explore the scenic area surrounding the hotel. Whether guests are interested in outdoor sports or simply want to relax and enjoy the natural beauty, The Dorothy Motel offers a range of leisure amenities to suit their preferences.

Which payment methods are supported by The Dorothy Motel?

The Dorothy Motel does not accept cash as a payment method. However, they do accept payment through various credit card options such as Diners Club, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Mastercard.