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Located in Banff and within 1.2 miles of Banff Park Museum, The Dorothy Motel has a terrace, non-smoking rooms, and free WiFi throughout the property. The property is around 1.2 miles from The Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, 2.1 miles from Cave and Basin National Historic Site and 1.2 miles from Banff International Research Station. The motel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms with a closet, a coffee machine, a fridge, a microwave, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. The Dorothy Motel has certain accommodations with garden views, and rooms have an electric tea pot. Guests at the accommodation will be able to enjoy activities in and around Banff, like hiking, skiing and cycling. The nearest airport is Calgary International Airport, 83 miles from The Dorothy Motel.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.4 for a two-person trip.

The Dorothy Motel has been welcoming guests since Jul 20, 2010

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Property Highlights

Top Location: Highly rated by recent guests (8.4)

Free Parking Available On Site

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Guest reviews


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  • Samentha
    Very cute motel Roam transit pass free A lot of parking space Nice backyard In front of a gas station
  • Darci
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Rooms clean, nicely updated, have everything you need.
  • B
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    LOVED this property. The rooms were beautiful and very clean. Very close to downtown (5 mins car ride, 20 min walk). There is a gas station walking distance that was convenient when we needed snacks and they also had a water dispenser if you...
  • Monique
    Free cups were nice, quiet location, nicely decorated
  • Neil
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Second floor room was nicely renovated, modern, comfortable and with very good lighting. Clean rooms and very good staff. Nice view of large outdoor space with many places to enjoy in sun or shade. Room had air conditioning, a primary reason we...
  • Patrícia
    Location, quick and easy check in and check out, mobile key, cleanliness
  • David
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Quiet location, had an issue with bathroom sink which was quickly fixed.
  • Athena
    Everything was lovely not far from a stop. extremely spacious. Service is quick and great.
  • Thomas
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Everything! Conveniently located near a small market, not far from shopping, and restaurants. Loved the spacious room with efficient shades to let us sleep in; comfortable beds, fridge and microwave, lovely shower, plenty of storage for our items,...
  • Mike
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Clean, comfortable beds, good location. The courtyard was very nice and we were able to store our bikes there in a secure location. We also enjoy the free mug very much!

Property questions and answers
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  • Is our dog allowed to be in room on her own?

    Pets are welcome in select pet-friendly rooms at our motel. There is a fee of $25 per pet per night, and reservations must be made in advance. Pets ar..
    Answered on 31 December 2020
  • Hi, is breakfast included?

    Good afternoon, Breakfast at the Dorothy is not included. Kind regards, Rachel - Reservations
    Answered on 5 September 2021
  • Is there a shuttle service to the lake Louise ski resort

    There is a free shuttle that picks up in front of the Banff Caribou Lodge that goes to Lake Louise, Sunshine and Norquay
    Answered on 17 February 2022
  • Is the facility pet friendly?

    Yes it is, just mention you are bringing a pet when you book!
    Answered on 17 February 2022
  • Do you have Wi-Fi? And is smoking allowed in the balcony?

    Yes we have Wifi, No smoking on the balcony
    Answered on 17 February 2022
  • Does this motel have a coin op laundry?

    Unfortunately, there is no laundry on site. However you could use the laundry at the Caribou Lodge which is next to the Motel.
    Answered on 31 January 2023
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Amenities of The Dorothy Motel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular amenities
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Tea/Coffee Maker in All Rooms
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Terrace
  • Dining table
  • Coffee machine
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Skiing
  • Golf course (within 2 miles)
    Additional charge
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • Telephone
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Tea/Coffee maker
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free public parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    • Public transit tickets
    • Pet bowls
    • Pet basket
    • Wake-up service/Alarm clock
    Safety & security
    • Safe
    • Air conditioning
    • Smoke-free property
    • Hypoallergenic room available
    • Heating
    • Non-smoking rooms
    Languages Spoken
    • English

    House rules

    The Dorothy Motel takes special requests – add in the next step!


    From 4:00 PM

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card at check-in


    Until 11:00 AM



    Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

    Children & Beds

    Child policies

    Children of all ages are welcome.

    Children 17 and above will be charged as adults at this property.

    To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

    Crib and extra bed policies

    Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

    Age restriction

    The minimum age for check-in is 18


    Pets are allowed on request. Charges may apply.

    Mastercard Visa Discover Diners Club American Express The Dorothy Motel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

    The fine print

    When booking 3 rooms or more, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

    In response to the coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

    Guests are required to show a photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all Special Requests are subject to availability and additional charges may apply.

    FAQs about The Dorothy Motel

    • The prices at The Dorothy Motel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

    • The Dorothy Motel offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

      • Cycling
      • Hiking
      • Skiing
      • Golf course (within 2 miles)

    • Room options at The Dorothy Motel include:

      • Double

    • The Dorothy Motel is 0.8 miles from the center of Banff. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

    • Check-in at The Dorothy Motel is from 4:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.