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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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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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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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Kewadin, MI
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We booked this hotel because of the price and requested the slight upgrade to a river view room. What we found upon arrival was a generous size room with a balcony and a quiet, pleasant view of the river. The staff was helpful and welcoming. Room was clean and very comfortable. And the price was great. And only a 1-3... More

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Saskatoon, Canada
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61 hotel reviews
171 helpful votes 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

All in all a good place. Great location, close to everything. This place was surprisingly quiet! The property and rooms are perhaps a bit outdated, but it's clean and cozy. Our room had 2 double beds, mini fridge, coffee maker w/ local coffee packet from Evelyn's (local coffee joint). Clean hot shower. This place has everything you need. Free Surface... More

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Toronto, Canada
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33 reviews 33 reviews
22 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

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
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

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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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

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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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

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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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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7 hotel reviews
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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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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Address: 228 Bow Avenue | Box 339, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
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Hotel Class:2 star — Bow View Lodge 2*
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