Surrounded by the beautiful snow-and-glacier topped peaks of the Canadian Rockies, and just beside the sparkling turquoise waters of a postcard perfect alpine lake, the ski resort of Lake Louise is known for its grand hotel, its teahouses and its hiking. This is one of those destinations where a photo does more to sell it than an essay of description, but let’s just say that it’s an extremely beautiful natural landscape - the kind of place which can’t help but make you feel grateful to be alive. The best places to stay in Lake Louise are definitely those with the best views. And our Gurus haven’t had too difficult a job choosing their recommendations for the best places to stay in Lake Louise as there aren’t a huge range of options.
Lake Louise the village isn’t much to speak of, we’re all here for what you’ll find five kilometres away - along the Louise Creek Trail if the bears aren’t out, or in the car if they are. And once you get to the shore of this incredible lake you’ll have a hard time tearing yourself away.
But there are more epic views to be seen in from the amphitheatre of mountains behind the lake, and yet another amazingly beautiful lake, Lake Moraine, just 13 kilometres away So hike, or climb, or snowshoe, or cross country ski about as much as you can to experience the full majesty of this amazing spot.
Don't forget that the best places to stay in Lake Louise will be very busy both during the peak winter and summer months. So do yourself a favour and book early!
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Lake Louise for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Lake Louise, expand your search to include all our Alberta recommendations, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
A charming riverside hotel, just five minutes from Lake Louise Ski Resort. The rooms are simple and elegantly furnished, with cosy fireplaces and balconies. A range of on-site restaurants include a Swiss fondue restaurant and an English-style pub, while the cellar boasts some 25,250 fine wines.
Lake Louise (Improvement District No. 9)
An upscale resort nestled under the Canadian Rocky Mountains in Banff National Park. The rustic rooms feature handmade wooden furniture and stone chimney pieces. Private balconies command wonderful views of the lake and surrounding countryside. Peaceful and serene.