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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
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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10 reviews 10 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had stayed at this hotel and its sister hotel Banff Park Lodge before, and choose this one again for its proximity to the downtown core and being able to walk to all the restaurants, shopping and pubs. Great Views of the Bow River. The room was A-OK and was comfortable. No complaints there. When we first walk in about... More

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Oliver, British Columbia, Canada
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I bought a travel zoo voucher that gave us a nice room, with a view of the town, It is withing walking distance of most the town and the front desk man was lovely. The voucher included money off meals and the beds were great. We didnt get maid service the day we stayed over but then we didnt really... More

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Cambridge, Ontario, Canada
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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Comfy beds, great service, can enjoy all the amenities (including pre-purchase of lift tickets) provided next door at the well-run Banff Park lodge. Staff is very courteous and helpful. The view is beautiful and we enjoyed a quiet sleep every night.. Everything is walkable in Banff, one of the best towns in Canada. Sad to leave.

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

When we booked, Dan was very helpful in setting us up with an excellent ski package. The Rooms were very comfortable and we enjoyed the excellent breakfast and Hot Tub at the Banff Park Lodge. A bid thank you to the teams at the Bow View and Banff Park for making our skiing trip to Banff so enjoyable!!!

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Lauren Murphy
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The aptly named Bow View Lodge is a perfectly nice hotel for the price, and you absolutely cannot beat the location if you're looking for something right in Banff. I've stayed here twice and have no complaints. The man who works at the front desk is lovely and very helpful. The rooms are adequate (pretty run-of-the-mill). The real selling point... More

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calgary
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62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

Bow View Lodge is located along the River in Banff and a ten minute walk from the heart of Banff. The rooms are clean and while not overly large offer more than adequate accommodation for the price. Some of the rooms on the river side featured king size beds and sofas and were larger. There are no dining facilities here... More

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Calgary, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I thought I was dreaming, 5:30 sunday morning an excavator (loader) equipped with a back up beeper for 2 hours outside my patio.really? it was the response from the front desk tha tgot me as well. shrub of the shoulders.also charged me $20 more for sat after quoting me for the 3 nights.

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Calgary, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

I felt I should write a review because I've stayed in everything from Fairmont's to Hostels and I think a lot of the negative reviews are unwarranted. First of all... the location. Not only is this hotel in the beautiful and world famous resort town of Banff, but it also only a 5 minute walk from downtown Banff Ave. Secondly,... More

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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

we stayed at this hotel one night while in banff Jan 4 2014. The room first off was extremly dated and i do not think the red carpet has been changed since the early 80s. The two twin beds in the room were like sleeping on a board. The room was cold upon arrival so i adjusted the thermostat to... More

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

Thank you for your review of our property. The hotel has many options to remedy the issues that you brought to our attention. We have a 24-hour front desk that can immediately assist you with moving rooms. We also have a maintenance department that is always on call. If moving rooms is undesirable we can provide a portable space heater... More

Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

We booked a room in Dec 2013. We were excited to have an evening in Banff with our kids. However, within 1 hour of checking in, one of our kids had a medical issue and we had to rush to Children's hospital in Calgary. No one's fault. After a long night at the hospital, our child ended up being ok.... More

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

Thank you for your review. We have contacted you directly to assist you with resolving this matter. Kind regards, Bow View Lodge More

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Additional Information about Bow View Lodge

Also Known As:
Bow View Hotel Banff
Bow View Hotel
Bow View Banff
Bow View Lodge Banff
Address: 228 Bow Avenue | Box 339, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#19 Top resorts Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow View Lodge 2*
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