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Bow View Lodge

2.0 of 5 228 Bow Avenue | Box 339, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, Canada
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Kenora, Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

I came to Banff to relax and get away from home. The hotel was basic but it did what I needed it to do. The room was small but perfect for me. I think for 4 people it would be a little crowded but for 2 people it would be perfect. The bathroom was small but I always had hot... More 

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Blackpool UK
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23 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This was a real little gem - yes it was a little tired looking, and shabby in places, but it was scrupulously clean and had everything we wanted for our short stay. (2 nights). We had a room overlooking the river, with a balcony,so we got up early and see the sunrising over the beautiful river, went for an early... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

We struggled to find a B and B and accommodation in Banff at a reasonable price so we went with Bow View Lodge as it didn't seem too costly..relative to everywhere else! The location is fab being close to the river and 5 mins walk to the town centre but away from the noise and bustle. The entrance and building... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2012 via mobile

Not looking for anything fancy then this is your place. Had much better reviews than the other budget places in Banff. Kinda lame that they charge for WIFI but I guess everyone's taking advantage of tourists in this town. Rooms kinda small but that's not a big deal to me. Had a balcony so that's nice. Close walk to everything.

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Calgary
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

This hotel offers great value, considering the price (we paid ~$115 with tax) and they are sistered with Banff Park Lodge (right next door), which means you can use the pool/hot tub/steam room facilities and The Terrace restaurant in the lobby is absolutely amazing. The Bow View itself is a bit of a time warp, but is still in good... More 

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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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7 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2012

The room was great (rm 109) Large, spacious with a wall of windows overlooking the Bow River. Nicely renovated - we'll definitely book this room again & again!! The location is perfect - close enough to the center of Banff to be able to walk virtually everywhere in town, but far enough away from the hustle & bustle to be... More 

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Perth, Western Australia
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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012 via mobile

If you can get a King, river view room, then this is the place to stay. Location is amazing on the river on the edge of town, but just a 5 minute walk from everything (except the aqua green river, which is even closer!!!). Elk walked past this morning!

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Toronto, Canada
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Stayed here just for one night while zipping through Banff / Lake Louise / Moraine Lake. The property is quite dated. Our mesh screen door to the balcony didn't even stay on. The location is amazing! Although we didn't get a scenic rever view room, we managed to catch a glimpse early in the morning before we left Banff. The... More 

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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

I always get on of the scenic river view rooms. Its the only hotel in Banff that is on the river and not on the main strip or up on Tunnel Mountain. Its so quiet and peaceful at this hotel. All rooms have a fridge which is great as well. Rooms are nicely appointed, beds are very comfortable. And its... More 

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Jim M, Manager at Bow View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for always choosing to stay at the Bow View Lodge when in Banff and for taking the time to post a nice review. We look forward to seeing you again in June and in the meantime we will get to work on that train whistle issue! :) If only CP had a Tripadvisor page! Best Regards, Jim Milley... More 

Timmins
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32 reviews 32 reviews
23 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

We got a river view room which did give us a great view. The balcony is very small and open to everyone beside you. The hotel is very old and needs replacing of carpets and fixtures but they do keep everything very clean. The room was a double bed with a single. It is a basic room but again keep... More 

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Jim M, Manager at Bow View Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Bow View Lodge and for taking the time to post a review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and that you appreciate the rustic charm of this older property. As always we will take your suggestions for improvements on board when it comes time for us to do some renovations. I... 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*
Number of rooms: 58
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