BW Siding 29th compares well in quality and price to many of the mid-priced Banff hotels. (We've stayed at 3 or 4 other Banff hotels over the past 4-5 years.) The rooms are spacious, bath/shower facilities work well, mini-fridge is appreciated, and the underground parking with heated ramp is another major plus. Even when the thermometer dropped to -28 (or lower?) during our 2-night stay during Christmas week, the rooms were cozy without any noticeable drafts.
The only serious room problem was the pitifully slow internet, which I measured at only 3mbps down and 0.5mbps up. That speed test was with wifi (not ethernet) during an evening when the hotel was probably almost full, but not acceptable just the same.
The included breakfast was welcome in a town where free/included breakfasts are less common than elsewhere. The breakfast room was well stocked with hot and cold options, although the included breakfast at the Best Western in Canmore is definitely better. The breakfast room was relatively small and compact but somehow managed to seat many guests at a time when the hotel was apparently full.
The hotel is well located for a moderate stroll to the downtown area. It is also a short walk to a few reasonably good restaurants at nearby hotels, some of which offer nice takeout options (e.g. Carlitos).
BW Siding 29 could use some sprucing up in places (entrance and elevators, for example). But in the room, the place is comfy, clean, and just right. less