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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 August 7, 2011
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    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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    4 of 5 stars
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Ottawa, Canada
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19 hotel reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

Hotel staff very friendly. Blue canoe rental nearby. River proximity asset for peaceful stay. Hotel very clean; free access to wi-fi. Situated away from hustle and bustle of main street crowds and shops but close enough to go there if desired. Only drawback would be could hear the train passing by (whistle) during the night.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Stayed here several times over the years. Nothing special but very conveniently located in town by the river, and inexpensive for Banff. Rooms a little small but quite OK - and you can use all the facilities in the much more expensive hotel next door.

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Victoria, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2011

We visited this hotel on a roundtrip through the Rockies in May 2011. Compared to other hotels in Banff, and especially comparing prices, this one wasn't too bad. The room was small but ok, we could use the nice pool and steam room in the next door hotel. The bathroom was a bit strange (bath and toilet seperate, but washing... More

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Chino Hills, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

One of the highlights of my Western Canada trip was Banff and the Bow View Lodge. It is not a new hotel, and at first glance it may not appeal to those who are used to the higher end lodgings. But my room was clean and spacious with a large window and sliding door to the balcony. The view of... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2011

i booked here with high expectations with the reviews , but on arrival i was very disappointed with a small room which seemed quite dated. i had upgraded to a river room the windows were old and cracked and the chairs around the table was pushed in the corner , i found out why when i tried to sit at... More

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

Thank you for your review. We always appreciate hearing from our guests. At the Bow View Lodge we take great pride in the overall upkeep of the property. This month we received the 2011 Alberta Hotel Lodging Association Housekeeping Award and cleanliness and maintenance issues are their top inspection points and we are very proud to report that we have... More

Edmonton, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2011

Hotel was fabulous for the price. We were only sleeping in it so it was perfect and very clean. Location was excellent and we walked to most places downtown. The staff was very friendly and helpful. We had 2 rooms booked.There were 4 in our group and we had a blast during our 5 day stay. Having access to the... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2011

Me and my partner stay in banff alot. We found this hotel on tripadvisor and thought we should check it out because of the cheap rates and high ratings. we werent let down. The location is perfect for walking around town and over looks the bow river which is really cute. we were upgraded to a king size bed at... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2011

we stayed at bow view lodge for ten nights for a ski holiday. the lodge is in the perfect location for a short walk to the centre of banff and for each of the three slopes we went to. set on the bow view river we did pay extra for a room over looking it well worth it. the rooms... More

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Towcester, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

Arrived at hotel, checked in immediatly, without any hassle. Hotel located on a small quiet road off of of main road, making it in an ideal location to nearby ammenities. We were very pleased with room (standard double with 2 double beds). We booked with Crystal ski, I did request an upgrade prior to arrival but was told that Crystal... More

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2011

Don't let the outside fool you. If you get a river view room you won't be sorry. Even has a fridge for keeping drinks cold.

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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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