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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
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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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Beaverton, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

By far this was the best stay in our 8 day road trip that took us from PDX > Glacier > Banff > Jasper > Clearwater > Harrison > PDX. We booked ourselves into the river suite & it was SPACIOUS. Fully equipped & @ a reasonable cost (define reasonable?), we enjoyed our stay here immensely. Plus the City of... More 

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Muncy, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently stayed at this hotel while on a tour through the Canadian Rockies and would only use it as a last resort. The rooms are very small and very old. It was clean but. That is the only good words I have. The tub was not draining very well and it took two complaints before they attempted to fix... More 

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Penticton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Dated but clean room. The beds were very hard. Good location. Inadequate parking. Booked at last minute at high season. If staying longer in Banff, would definitely stay elsewhere. An update is much needed.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked 8 months in advance and the requested room with one king size bed was not available. The one with 2 queen beds is too full. There is no space to walk around the beds. All night passing trains use a claxon . This woke me up every time. Girl at the teception could invest in friendlyness. City Centre... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent 2 nights here and would definitely stay here again, if we got a river view. The view changes an average room into a spectacular room. The room we had was not large, but had enough room for our needs. There were 2 beds: one double, one twin. It had a small frig, and a small tv. The balcony... More 

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

Hello Fankiemac I am very glad you enjoyed your stay with us at the Bow View Lodge. The view is the best part of hotel and I am glad you were lucky enough to experience it. Thank You Chris Jonah Lodge Manager More 

Stellenbosch, South Africa
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50 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was one of the last hotels with space in Banff when we we're looking for a place, and although decent, don't expect too much. The room was clean and had everything you needed. There is no aircon, and pillows were lumpy. Walking distance to town center, but a away from the noise.

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

Hello happyann3 Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Banff. We are often told we have one of the best location in Banff. We are very close to downtown, but the hotel is still very quiet and almost hidden along the Bow River. I am glad you enjoyed your stay Chris Jonah Lodge Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Canadian Rockies are very very picturesque. I want to sing "The hills are alive with sound of music" most of the time, but I've heard my voice and didn't want to disturb the rest of the tourists. Banff is three blocks long and two and a half blocks wide and is overlooked by all the mountains you ever want... More 

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

Hello Jerry W I am very glad you enjoyed you visit to our lodge. Our hotel situated in one of the best locations in Banff. We are minutes away from downtown but still hidden along the Bow River. I hope we can accomodate you next time you visit Banff! Thank You, Chris Jonah Lodge Manager More 

Orlando, FL
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hotel staff was super. The room was clean and large and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Though it did not have air conditioning, the small fan was just enough to keep air moving. Guests get free Wi-Fi and can use the pool facilities at the Banff Park Lodge next door. While the hotel could use some... More 

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

Hello Hy R Thank you choosing the Bow View lodge during your visit to Canadian Rockies. I am sorry about the room being to warm. This has been a unusualy warm summer in Banff and you are correct, there are not many hotels with A/C. I hope to see you during your next visit! Chris Jonah Lodge Manager More 

Halifax, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arrived in Banff mid afternoon and went hotel hopping...first three were booked solid but we got referred over to this one. Got a corner room with Queen and two singles or twins I'm not sure but it was a separate room for our teenagers which was nice and not too much more than a reg room. desk was helpful, location... More 

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

Hello Peter E Thank you for staying with us during your visit to Banff. From your description, it sounds like you stayed in one of our family rooms. They are the perfect room for families visiting Banff. They give you a second room for extra privacy. Thank You, Chris Jonah Lodge Manager More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great motel within walking distance to shopping and dining. Roomed overlooked the river and even had a caribou standing at the rivers edge. Also has a walking trail along the river! Would definitely come back.

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

Hello Shelley A I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us at our lodge. We are one of the few hotels that are luck enough to have the elk visit in the morning. I am glad you got to experience that. Thank you Chris Jonah Lodge Manager More 

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