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Bow View Lodge

1,461 reviews
+1 403-762-2261

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Fitness Center

Peaceful Days by the River in Alberta, Canada

Peaceful Setting, Convenient Location

Staying beside the award-winning Bow River creates the ideal setting for your vacation. The Banff National Park offers a stay filled with possibilities, and the Bow View Lodge is the right spot from which to enjoy it all. Since the hotel is so close to downtown Banff, you will have access to town's amenities. Walk from the hotel to the downtown area where you will find excellent shopping opportunities. Diverse restaurants and entertainment options are found both on-site and close-by the hotel.

Perfect for Nature Lovers

Staying at the Bow View Lodge will make your visit to Banff a memorable one. For quiet reflection, visit the nearby Canada House Gallery and the Basin National Historic Site. If you enjoy the outdoors, you will find an abundance of activities. Walk on one of the many park trails and soak up the scenery. Or, rent a bicycle and go for a ride along the trails. Try kayaking, golfing, and cross-country skiing. If you are a first-time skier, take advantage of pro lessons before taking to the slopes.

If you want to pick up the pace, there are also scooter and moped rentals nearby. The local interest GyPSy Guide is a nice travel companion while touring the area. It contains comments and stories relevant to the route.

At the hotel, comforts include a steam room and hot tub. Exercise facilities and a swimming pool come with the package. If these are not enough, you can make use of the amenities at the sister property, the Banff Park Lodge.

Comfort and Relaxation, Modern Convenience

When you book a room at the Bow View Lodge, you can choose a standard or river view room. Room amenities include cable television, refrigerator, coffeemaker, and a dining area. The rooms have full baths and climate control for added comfort. Upon request and availability, guests that need more than one room may check-in to adjoining rooms. Blackout drapes allow guests to control the amount of light that comes into the room so you can still sleep after the sun is up.

Bottom Line

At the 58-room Bow View Lodge, guests enjoy hypoallergenic bedding in non-smoking rooms. The care taken to remove allergens along with winning the Housekeeping Award 20 years in a row makes for a winning combination if you battle allergies. Indoors and outdoors, this is a nice lodge in a nice area.

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228 Bow Ave
Banff, AB T1L 1A5
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User Highlights
"Excellent position" "Beautiful Bow River"
Parking was ok, according to 56%.
City centre within easy reach, said 97%.
Wellness Area
"Gym just outside" "Steam room awesome"
90% loved the sauna.
55% didn't like the fitness area.
"Awsome swimming pool" "Swimming pool lovely"
"Terrific staff" "Helped us with restaurant recommendations"
81% found the staff to be very friendly.
51% indicated the reception staff was not good.
"Televisions are getting old" "Bathtub drain broken"
54% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.
82% said rooms were clean.
"Paper thin walls" "No air conditioning system"
54% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.
54% said rooms were small.
"Had to pay for Internet access" "WiFi internet was charged"
79% said the wifi quality was bad.
73% thought it was overpriced.
"There's no breakfast" "No breakfast"
57% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Very old style" "Everything looked old"
88% criticized the unstylish hotel.
82% didn't like the unstylish hotel.

Good to know...

Near city centre
Hotel could use some updating
Rooms could be larger
Great view
Expert Reviews
Lonely Planet
The Bow View is a workaday Banff option – older than most of the log inns that line Banff Ave, but neat and tidy all the same. The location is great, steps from downtown and next to the...
Hotel Information
Airport Shuttle
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Free Wifi
No Smoking
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
  • Internet Fee: CAD 5 per night (rates may vary)
  • Breakfast Fee: CAD 19.95 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible