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Bow View Lodge

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   228 Bow Avenue | Box 339, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, Canada
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Ranked #19 of 33 hotels in Banff
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
stpeet1 Wasthington State
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Wasthington State
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were happy with the location of the hotel which was easy walking distance to shopping. Room was clean and we had a view of the River. We were impressed with Dan who was working the front desk (alone) and quite busy. He ignored a consistly ringing phone to give full attention to those checking in. We wondered if another... More

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Leeuwarden, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Bow View Lodge is a real surprise: it could very well be the best place to stay in Banff and the price is excellent. We stayed here late in May in a room with river view for less than 100 CAD per night, a real bargain. The hotel is beautifully located on the Bow River with nature right across the... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have 8 nites of accommodation in the Rockies, where we splitted 3 nites at Jasper (Patricia Lake Bungalows), 2 nites at Banff (Bow View Lodge) and 3 nites at Canmore (Falcon Crest Lodge) and we have to rate this hotel as average as compared to other two. The room itself is quite large but the wash area is small.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the lodge in a river view room. Nice view of the river from our balcony. The hotel does not AC but that is quite common in hotels in Banff. The sun sets behind the mountains and the town cools off. The rooms are small but well laid out, clean and cozy. The room does have a small... More

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Vittoria, Canada
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 6 nights. It is an older style hotel. We were disappointed no air conditioning, but the nights cooled down significantly and with a fan was quite comfortable. The bed was quite firm, so if you want a soft bed this is not it. The decor is dated and could use an update. The room was very clean... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for 2 nights while travelling Alberta. Small rooms but clean and we didn't spend much time inside the room (why would you in Banff). Did use the pool next door as it was very warm this past week and it was lovely. Enjoyed the shared balcony and met some fellow Canadian travellers.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for a couple nights while in Banff, the price was right and the location was good. A good view of the bow river and a short walk to most places. The rooms are very outdated, no air conditioning, no in hotel restraunt or bar. The beds were by far the worst bed I have ever slept in and... More

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Parksville, Canada
3 reviews 3 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed here for a wedding on BC Day long weekend, and the view was spectacular. We were on the ground floor looking right at the river and mountains. I thought the price was pretty ridiculous ($179 a night) but when it was compared to other hotels in Banff that is actually pretty reasonable, and its nice... More

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Manager_BowViewLodge, Manager at Bow View Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Thank you for choosing to stay at the Bow View Lodge during your holiday in Banff. I am glad you enjoyed your time here. Due to our building being older, you are correct about the noise travelling from room to room. By the sound of things we could have been a little more professional addressing the noise situation. For... More

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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I returned to Bow View for a 5 day stay. We enjoyed it the first time we were here (my first review) and it remains an excellent choice for anyone on a budget. All in, about $217/night for a 3rd floor river view room w/ king bed. Staff are always friendly, courteous and went the extra mile... More

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Manager_BowViewLodge, Manager at Bow View Lodge, responded to this review

Hello Lagin_Vancouver, I very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, here at the Bow View Lodge. We take a lot of pride in our Guest Service and we are very glad that you recognized that, I am very sorry that you were disturbed by other guest staying in the hotel. But I am pleased that we... More

Zeeland, Michigan
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46 hotel reviews
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed one night in July and our room was clean and comfortable. The price was manageable considering how expensive lodging is in Banff. The staff was helpful and we especially enjoyed the location just a couple blocks from the main street but in a quiet spot on the river.

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Address: 228 Bow Avenue | Box 339, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
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Hotel Class:2 star — Bow View Lodge 2*
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