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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 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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Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beautifully located by the river, room was on the ground floor - small with no balcony - but compensated by the view of the river. Though i would have felt the need for more space/fresh air if i had stayed much longer. The staff are great - responsive and remember previous communications/arrangements which I've noticed never goes smoothly at most... More

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Medicine Hat, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked this online and did not disappoint . Was offered the upgrade at no charge and was blown away by the room and the view with it. Very helpful staff, lots of restaurants, within minutes, and what can you say about the scenery. Just ...WOW!.. I would not hesitate to come back here again.

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Antwerp, Belgium
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49 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Bow View Lodge is situated in a corner of Banff, next to the river. It’s location is the major plus as it’s quiet at night but still close enough to Banff Avenue to join the crowd in just a couple of minutes. The hotel is easily reachable from the highway and parking is free of charge which is also... More

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Fenton, MO.
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our favorite place to stay in Banff is the only place we have stayed in Banff! We stayed at the Bow View Lodge for 4 nights while attending the Canada Volksmarch Convention held at the major lodge next door. We liked it so much we extended for an additional night, at an even lower price! Desk staff were uniformly pleasant... More

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Carlisle
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our room was a little dated but was clean. Liked having a fridge in the room and table and chairs which enabled us to shop at the supermarket and eat in the room - a nice relaxing change when you've been on the go all day. We had the buffet breakfast at the sister hotel and it was lovely. The... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Two day visit (fourth visit in last three year.) Everything was good, as expected. Front desk service is unusually competent and friendly. Location is within two blocks of downtown Banff, which eliminates the need to drive and find a parking spot when you go out on the town. Excellent value for money - quiet, beautiful views, handy. We will certainly... More

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Southeast Ontario
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

This hotel was slightly dated but very clean :-) Very friendly staff, and lake across the street was nice too.We saw Elk at the lake from our big window. Enjoyed our stay very much :-)Parking was free and wifi was offered to us for free too

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Tugun, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is a great place to stay, friendly helpful staff, and walking distance to everything you could need in Banff. Right on the Bow River so lovely to open the drapes in the morning and see the deer along the river and all the canoers out in the bright colours canoes. We loved our stay here although a little older... More

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Nelson, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

I had a great stay here. Came back tow days later and stayed again. This is not your big splashy hotel, just good clean accomadation for a very reasonable price. The rooms were clean with all the right things, TV,fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer,etc etc. There was nothing that needed attention from the maintanace staff everything was in good condition... More

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OSKALOOSA
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72 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Quiet yet convenient location slightly off Main Street with free parking behind Park Lodge (you can pay $10 per night to park in parking garage)... Wonderful friendly front desk and service staff... You also have access to Park Lodge swimming pool... There is a small fridge and fan in room... Just a couple of blocks from Safeway grocery... Room has... More

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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*
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
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#13 Business Hotel in Banff
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