LGBT Travellers Can Rest and Relax Comfortably at The Moose Hotel & Suites in Banff, Canada

Feb 3, 2022

The world is a big place, full of different people and experiences. Queer travellers are cautious on the destinations they choose to visit, and carefully consider their accommodation choices, ensuring it is a safe space. Most accommodations in Canada are LGBTQ+ friendly, and in Banff the Moose Hotel and Suites are no exception. Gay travellers are welcomed with open arms.

A view of the snow-covered Canadian Rocky Mountains from the Moose Hotel and Suites in Banff, Alberta.

Located in heart of downtown Banff, along the main street of Banff Avenue, the Moose Hotel is a 4-star property. The hotel’s name is no coincidence — it is intended to conjure up thoughts of happy times in the Canadian Rocky Mountains. 

The Moose Hotel and Suites on Banff Avenue with the Rocky Mountains in the background.

First opened in 2016, it has already made quite the splash with luxurious accommodations and amenities. The Moose Hotel is the perfect place to stay if you’re in search of a great deal in a prime location. The property is near shopping, dining, and nightlife in Banff.

Looking down Banff Avenue in Banff, Alberta, towards Slate Mountain, covered in snow on a blue sky winter day.

Guest rooms

With 174 air-conditioned rooms, the Moose Hotel has a range of accommodations, from studio suites to one and two-bedroom suites. All have an elegant mountain design with warm natural materials, featuring large windows for plenty of natural light and stunning views of the Rocky Mountains.

A queen size bed in a guest room at the Moose Hotel and Suites in Banff, Alberta.
  • The Superior Room: includes a king or two queen mountain luxury beds located on the first and second floors.
  • The Accessible Room: this is for guests in a wheelchair or who have any other mobility issues. It features two queen mountain luxury beds and is located on the first floor.
  • The Superior One-Bedroom Suite: it comprises one king or two queen mountain luxury beds, a kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, sink, and is located on the second and third floors.
  • The Rooftop One Bedroom Suite: includes one king mountain luxury bed with access to the rooftop patio and full bathroom with mountain rain shower, kitchenette with microwave, mini-fridge, sink, and is located on the fourth floor. The rooms also include a balcony.
  • The Rooftop Two Bedroom Suite: here, you’ll find one king bed and two queen beds, each of which has a full bathroom, located on the fourth floor. The room also has a balcony.
  • The Corner House: a heritage house in the courtyard of The Moose Hotel & Suites — and it’s got just one queen mountain luxury bed, but it’s cozy at just under 600 square feet!
The sitting room in a guest room at the Moose Hotel and Suites in Banff, Alberta.

Amenities

Rooftop Hot Pools

Hot tubs (or in this case, hot pools) are essential for hotels, and at The Moose Hotel and Suites you’ll find some of the most desirable ones in Banff. There are two hot tubs with incredible views of the Rocky Mountains, where you can come and soak your muscles after a full day of outdoor adventure. Guests also have complimentary access to an indoor pool.

Fitness room

The Moose Hotel and Suites is pretty much the perfect place to work out. The fitness room is stocked with some of the best equipment you can get. It comprises two treadmills, two stair climbers, various free weights and benches, yoga mats — everything you need for a complete workout so you can stay in shape and keep up with your routine while away on vacation. 

Meadow Spa & Pools

Vacations are all about rejuvinenation and relaxation, and the Meadow Spa and Pools is where you can enjoy massage and body treatments, facials, nail services, and waxing services. This is a must-stop to revive your rainbow spirit. 

Food and Beverage

From an early morning breakfast to late night fare, Pancini is the on-site restaurant serving up authentic Italian cuisine. Hearty meals, light bites, and healthy-eating options are all on the menu. Start your day off right with a cup of espresso and wind down at night with a glass of red wine – there is a full bar to keep your spirits up. Room service is also available. 

Transportation from Calgary

Getting to The Moose Hotel and Suites is easy. If you are driving, take the Trans-Canada Highway (highway 1) to Banff, and it’s two turns off the highway; there is underground parking, which also includes spaces for electric vehicles. 

If you are arriving by air, fly into Calgary International Airport and hop aboard the Brewster Express shuttle. You can relax on the coach and enjoy the beautiful scenery. There is drop-off and pick-up directly in front of the hotel, and they have a convenient schedule aligned to the daily flight schedules. 

An early morning view of Banff from the Moose Hotel and Suites in Banff, Alberta.

Reserve Your Room

Rest your head where you will feel warm and comfortable, and be yourself, in authentic Canadian mountain luxury – at The Moose Hotel and Suites. From the moment you step through their doors, the hotel’s friendly staff will treat you like family. When planning your next visit to Banff, the HomoCulture team highly recommends you make your reservation at The Moose Hotel & Suites today.

A kitchenette and sitting area in a guest room at the Moose Hotel and Suites in Banff, Alberta.

Plan Your Trip to Banff and Lake Louise in the Canadian Rocky Mountains

Banff and Lake Louise have a rich heritage as one of the world’s most breath-taking mountain destinations. For centuries, Banff and Lake Louise have inspired people with their spectacular natural beauty. They are places steeped in legendary tales of adventure, exploration, and myth.

A man standing on Banff Avenue in Banff, Alberta, on a winter day.
Photo credit: Javier Frutos, Canadian Geographic

The elements that make the Canadian Rockies a year-round dream destination converge in perfect harmony in Banff National Park. Established after railway workers stumbled onto a thermal hot spring, Banff became Canada’s first national park in 1885 and today is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

Explore more than 1,600 km (1,000 mi) of maintained trails on foot, by bicycle or on horseback. Come back in winter and ski some of the finest powder anywhere. The alpine towns of Banff and Lake Louise have all the amenities and everything you need to stay and explore this magical place.

Start planning your trip to Banff and Lake Louise now!

Banff Pride 

Head at the beginning of October, Banff Pride has a fantastic line-up of events and activities in the backdrop of the picturesque Canadian Rocky Mountains.  The week-long event celebrates diversity, kindness, and love. Read more.

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Brian Webb

Brian Webb

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Brian Webb is the founder and editor-in-chief of HomoCulture, a celebrated content creator, and winner of the prestigious Mr. Gay Canada – People’s Choice award. An avid traveler, Brian attends Pride events, festivals, street fairs, and LGBTQ friendly destinations through the HomoCulture Tour. He has developed a passion for discovering and sharing authentic lived experiences, educating about the LGBTQ community, and using both his photography and storytelling to produce inspiring content. Originally from the beautiful Okanagan Valley in the southern interior of British Columbia, Brian now lives in Vancouver, British Columbia. His personal interests include travel, photography, physical fitness, mixology, drag shows.

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