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Bow View Lodge

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7.5
Good
1,703 reviews
+1 403-762-2261

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Parking
Pool
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 Avenue
Banff, AB T1L 1A5
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
7.5
Good
Location
"Excellent position" "Beautiful Bow River"
Parking was ok, according to 55%.
City centre within easy reach, said 99%.
Pool
"Adjacent hotel pool" "Awsome swimming pool"
Service
"Helped us with restaurant recommendations" "Front desk staff were friendly and helpful"
78% found the staff to be very friendly.
56% said the reception staff was ok.
Value for money
"Basic hotel at a great price" "You have to pay for internet"
83% thought it was overpriced.
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 63%.
Room
"Premium king room" "Walls are paper thin"
Beds were acceptable for 50%.
57% said rooms were small.
Comfort
"Bathroom fan didn’t work" "Walls are paper thin"
Beds were acceptable for 50%.
57% said rooms were small.
WiFi
"Wifi internet was charged" "No working wifi"
83% thought it was overpriced.
83% said the wifi quality was bad.
Vibe
"Lobby is tiny" "Building is outdated"
90% criticized the unstylish hotel.
77% didn't like the unstylish hotel.
Breakfast
"No breakfast options" "No breakfast"
Breakfast prices were ok, according to 63%.

Good to know...

Relatively high internet cost
Near city centre
Hotel could use some updating
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
Features
Airport Shuttle
Child Care
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Parking
Free Wifi
Golf
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
58
Fees
Add-ons
  • Internet Fee: CAD 5 per night (rates may vary)
  • Breakfast Fee: CAD 19.95 per person (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible