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Calgary
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Went to Banff for a wedding and this place was awesome. Very clean and all the staff was so friendly. Had a great time and will stay there again. There was beautiful views from any room, it's wonderful to drink my morning coffee on a balcony with a mountain view!

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 1 August 2016

We stay here a lot when we're in Banff. While the beds aren't that comfortable, you can't beat the location. You can park your car and practically walk anywhere which with the parking situation in Banff, can't be beat. It also doesn't have air conditioning which in normal circumstances isn't a big deal; however, we were there when it was...

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Albany, Oregon
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The best thing about this hotel is the view. It sits on the river, which was just outside our room. We spent a lot of time outside the hotel, though. We did use the pool, hot tub, and steam room at a different hotel, all which were very nice but you have to cross a parking lot and parking garage...

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arcadia california
Reviewed 27 July 2016

very poor front desk service. We were there July16-17 2016 and the quality of service was very bad. We had trouble with the lock on our door and they were very slow in responding. The hotel next door shared all of the amenities such as breakfast with the people of the Bow View Lodge which was inconvenient.

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had a top floor King Room with a balcony that provided a lovely mountain view. The room was quiet, very spacious, modern, and clean. We were just steps from the Bow River at the rear of the hotel and just a few minutes walk to the Main Street of town.

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 25 July 2016

I love staying at the Bow View because of its great location. It is right on the Bow River with rooms looking out at park space and the river, and it is a very short walk to Banff Ave and all the restaurants and shopping. The staff are friendly and helpful. Parking is very limited, so you may find that...

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Reviewed 25 July 2016

Found this little gem when nobody else had rooms available months ago. More like a dated motel, it was clean and staff was extremely helpful. Our room had a great view of the river. Loved the convenience of being very close to town.

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Virginia Beach
Reviewed 22 July 2016

conveniently located, easy walking distance to shopping and restaurants in "downtown" Banff, had a "river view" room, which was fantastic...rooms are a little dated, check-in person and check-out person were very helpful and friendly.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2016

The Bow View lodge was more like a motel and the rooms were small and quite dated but the views more than made up for any shortcomings. This hotel is perfectly situated on the river and only a short walk from the centre of Banff. There was a coffee maker in the room but kettles were available from Reception. No...

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Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

The room was a little dated and the beds were a little hard but the staff was amazingly helpful. We felt very welcome and they helped us find a spot to park our camper. Overall the place was nice in a beautiful spot next to the river. We enjoyed our short stay.

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  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Bow View Lodge

Address: 228 Bow Avenue | Box 339, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Price Range: $86 - $320 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow View Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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“go for the river view if available. you won't regret it”
johnsZ1985NX, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Don't take rooms on the first floor during winter. It is really hard to keep the room in a decent temperature.”
hmiranda, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The ground floor is handy”
PatrickS830, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Noise travels easily through walls/ceiling but quiet time is 11pm so not bad really. Heard that staff address issues quickly.”
BornInAlbertaGirl, 3 Jan 2017 | Read review
“King room on bottom floor that walks out to river is the best”
wjsdunning, 31 Dec 2016 | Read review
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