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Bow View Lodge

2.0 of 5 228 Bow Avenue | Box 339, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

A Very nice place, quiet, very clean and cozy. For the price it's a great little lodge. The only thing is we paid extra for a premium room and we're given an accessible room and the bed was old and sunk in we both woke up with back pain other then the bed everything else was good. I would recommend... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

The room is small,old and dark, with the balcony window facing the parking area. In the early morning, we can hear people talk loudly under the balcony, in the parking area. The TV didn't work for the 2 nights I was there, though that was compensated for later. We tried to spend most of our time outside, trying not to... More 

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

Dear Jenny L. Thank you for choosing the Bow View Lodge as your place to stay while visiting Banff. I hope you enjoyed your visit to our wonderful little town. I am sorry to hear that your stay at the Bow View Lodge was disapointing. Our hotel is one of the older buildings in Banff. That being said, our rooms... More 

Calgary
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Recently spent a girls weekend in Banff and booked this hotel through a deal from Travelzoo. Pros: The best thing about this hotel is its location, right beside the river. It's a very close walk to all the shops/restaurants and alongside beautiful walking trails. Being at the end of a street, there's not a lot of traffic. Although the hotel... More 

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

Dear flamesgal, Thank you staying at the Bow View Lodge. I am very glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. The Travel Zoo voucher was such an amazing deal! Keep checking Travel Zoo for more exciting deals with our hotel. More 

Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Great location to walk downtown to shops and eating. Room is very clean and quiet and very comfortable. We hiked the fens from the hotel and visited the upper hot springs twice. There are many choices for dining in easy walking distance.

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Nelson, Canada
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Have stayed here a few times now and have always been happy with the room. The staff has always been friendly and helpful. Rooms are clean and well equipped with all the standard things. This is not a fancy dressed up hotel, just good clean basic accomidation. Attached to a larger hotel accross the parking lot so you can use... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The rooms are quite small, clean. The beds in our first room were terrible, the second room they were a little better. The staff was polite and helpful. This was the best value I found for Banff, even cheaper then the Y . It's pretty basic but if your watching expenses it was OK. The parking lot was always full... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This place has got a terrific location - in downtown Banff by the water. The negative is it's very much a motel and it looks like it too. It was clean thou and cheap for its location. I would give it a 3.5/5.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Bow View Lodge is a comfortable hotel in a great location. The view across the Bow River was beautiful and remained a tranquil setting during our four night stay, yet the shops and restaurants on Banff Avenue were only a short stroll away. Our only regret is that we did not pay the extra for a balcony. I would imagine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights in the "River Suite" - fantastic - could not be faulted. Very good amenities and the location overlooking the river is a standout - very clean and well serviced - staff were super friendly and very helpful - the location by the river makes for a great walk along the river and into town -... More 

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Dalton, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Nothing special, but clean and affordable for Banff. Location was great...easy walk into town. Parking was fine, and staff was helpful and friendly. The elevator had issues while we were there, but they were working on it.

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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow View Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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