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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Rooms basic, but comfortable. Lovely location right next to the turquoise river and short walk to town. Hotel swimming pool was small but pleasant, had a hot plunge pool and jacuzzi as well as a eucalyptus steam room. There was a small gym as well. The only drawback was that the heating was non existent and the air conditioning kept... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent 4 nights in this hotel with my wife and my 3 little kids. We got a standard room, with two double beds and no place around, on bottom floor, just front of the parking. Maybe it was because we booked it over an obscure website (otel.com), but it was definitely not the best one! Amenities are poor: a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfect choice It is so hard to choose from far away, ahead of time with so many choices. We're so glad we found this, right on the river with a view and the river walk right there, but still close enough to walk to downtown and dinner. It was quiet at night, very friendly staff, parking right there Room very... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked into Bow lodge for one night while on a road trip. Our room was clean and spacious with a verandah overlooking the Bow River. The staff were friendly and although the hotel is a little old I thought for the area the value was OK.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you're like me, you're reading this review looking for a decent hotel in Banff that won't destroy your wallet. If you can afford to stay at the Banff Springs, like I could before kids, then you aren't reading this. We've stayed here twice over the past 8 years - they even remembered me on check in, which was nice.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is a little old. Nice location though. If you stay request a room on the river side. Price is good for Banff. Close to main drag. Only complaint was sign out front advertises pool when there is no pool on sight. You have access to a pool but need to travel to another hotel.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to extend our mountain vacation and stay in Banff for a night before heading back home from Miette. We ended up calling hotels listed in the 'Where - Canadian Rockies Edition' and the Bow View was the first reasonably priced hotel we found with an opening, so we took it, not really knowing too much about it, other... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Forget the fact that this hotel needs a little cosmetic input; if you are coming to Banff to see beautiful wallpaper and furnishings then go somewhere else, but if you are coming to immerse yourself in natural beauty, then book a river view room here. The fact that I awoke to a view of 14 elk across the river absolutely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice location but needs a bit of upgrading... Decent hotel for money paid. The rooms were clean but space was a little tight... Close to downtown and you can walk everywhere from here. Rooms had a balcony with a nice view and even though we didn't visit, pool was in sister hotel next door.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were a little disappointed when we saw the Bow View Lodge. It looked tired and in need of some care and attention, particularly next to its' sister hotel, the Banff Park Lodge. The young woman receptionist was friendly and very helpful. Our room was on the third floor and had a balcony which was a bonus. There were lots... More 

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