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Bow View Lodge

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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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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96 reviews 96 reviews
61 hotel reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in the Bow View Lodge for 2 nights and had a lovely stay. The hotel is nothing fancy or luxurious but the rooms are decent and it is located right next to the river. My room (205) even had a river view, which was wonderful in the morning! The receptioniste was also very nice and helpful. One of... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful stay here for 4 nights. My room had a lovely view of the frozen river, and although it was too cold to stand outside to enjoy the view, it could easily be admired from inside the room. The bed was nice and comfy, the room cozy, and the receptionists were all very friendly. It was abit cold,... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this room for one night as it was the only available room left in Banff at a reasonable rate. We had a river view on the second floor which was nice. The room was large, clean and comfortable. WiFi is an extra fee which in this day seems cheap on the hotel's part. The staff were friendly. It's... More 

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

Hello Daniel J Thank you for choosing the Bow View Lodge. I am glad you enjoyed your stay in one of our river view rooms. I am sorry to hear about your thoughts regarding our WiFi charge. The reason we have this additional charge is because not everyone uses Wifi and we prefer to offer the lowest possible rate to... More 

Banff, Canada
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141 reviews 141 reviews
50 hotel reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in the hotel's River Suite this past weekend, and enjoyed our stay very much. From the moment we reserved our room, we felt welcome. Olga,in reservations was very knowledgeable and helpful with her suggestions. Chris, the Lodge Manager, was also friendly, professional, and efficient. We enjoyed the coziness of our unit, and the amazing shower, with five shower... More 

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

Hello Gazpacho16, Thank you for staying at the Bow View Lodge. I am very pleased that we were able to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Our River Suite is very spectacular and is often referred as "one of the best rooms in Banff". Eventually, our plan is to have all rooms renovated to that style. I hope next... More 

Victoria, Canada
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84 reviews 84 reviews
25 hotel reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We stayed at the Bow View Lodge for five nights while we attended the Banff Mountain Film and Book Festival. The room was comfortable and nicely appointed and we were especially grateful for the fridge.The location of the hotel is excellent with easy access to a pleasant walk along the river. Downtown is a stone's throw away. We will certainly... More 

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

Dear canadatraveljunkie39 Thank you for choosing the Bow View Lodge. I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us so much that you have already made reservations for your next visit. We will see you in the fall! Thank You Chris Jonah Lodge Manager More 

London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Dan and his team made us very welcome for our wonderful week in Banff. The rooms were very comfortable, warm and quiet. The facilities and breakfast in the Banff Park Lodger were excellent . We look forward to returning in 2016. Well done all

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Well, it's definitely a good little place for your money's worth compared to other places in Banff. We'd love to stay somewhere that has a little more upgrades to it, but we really can't complain about Bow View Lodge. Clean rooms, bathrooms are decent and the beds are fine (not super comfy, older mattresses, but at least it's a bed).... More 

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

Hello Natasha M, I am very pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Bow View Lodge. I hope that next time you are in Banff, we can be your choice of accomodations once again. Regards, Chris Jonah Lodge Manager More 

Calgary, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This is the 2nd time my wife and I have stayed at this hotel, both time through a Living Social deal. As many have noted previously, it is well positioned in the town, right by the river, and a short walk into the town centre. Our room was on the 3rd floor and granted, it was overlooking the parking area,... More 

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

Hello Chris_Skelton Thank you for staying with us at the Banff Park Lodge. I am glad you took advantage of our Living Social promotion. It sounds like you had a very memorable time in Banff, enjoying the snow activites. Keep a watch for more exciting promotions that our hotel may offer in the future. Chris Jonah Lodge Manager More 

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4 helpful votes 4 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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Sydney, Australia
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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 

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