I have stayed @ this hotel 5 times,and it still doesn't fail me. The rooms are large and cosy. The bears den is fun with pool tables etc.,and great music within the bar area. They serve fab meals for the money. They do have a Japanese restaurant,but sadly never tried it.
There is also,a hub shop next door, so you never have to go running around searching for ski hire,and they will offer service of waxing ready for the next morning.
The hot tub is to die for,as it is the biggest hot tub in banff. Just what you need to relax your aching muscles.
The best advantage with this hotel,its the first pick in the morning,and the first drop. So leaves you more time for the bar and get few pitches in,before you head off for the hot tub,then hit the town.