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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 June 14, 2008
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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 June 14, 2008

Basic but reasonable rooms with facilities and breakfast in neighbouring hotel. These were of very good quality, so booking this hotel is a great way to get decent facilities on a budget. Walk through to pool and breakfast room is through underground car park, but well worth the effort. Also well located for the rest of Banff town centre.

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Saskatoon, SK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2008

I stayed here for a conference from Apr. 26 - May 1. This hotel is quite acceptable for a single traveler on a business trip. All amenities are available or close by. The sister hotel next door, Banff Park Lodge, has the pool and restaurants, and the location is very close to everything downtown. My room was clean and had... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2008

this was my second stay here in the past 18 months and was once again, pleased with our choice. stayed in the family room so it overlooks the parking lot, not the river. two beds in one room with a tv and in the other room there is a bed, tv, pull out single size sofa bed, fridge and coffee... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2008

We paid $135CAD a night and were really happy with the room - not modern but nicely done and very clean. View over the river was beautiful, especially with so much snow and ice everywhere. Location is brilliant which is why we booked it, 5 min walk to main street, bus, train etc. The buffett breakfast included in our price... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2008

A Group of 11 of us stayed at the Bow View for 7 nights in January 2008. We got a great deal and expected very basic accommodation but we were pleasantly suprised !! The location is great with everything in walking distance and the bus stop for the 3 ski areas about 2 minutes walk. The Hotel was clean and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2007

What a lovely hotel. We also were pleasantly surprised. It had obviously been recently renovated. Our room overlooked the river and had a sofa , fridge and small balcony. All the facilities (bar, restaurant, safe deposit boxes) were at the sister hotel next door. It was lovely to hear the plaintiff noise of the trains as they blew their horns... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2007

Was slightly concerned after reading some previous reviews but if you don't mind the slightly dated decor and have a balcony overlooking the Bow View River which was spectacular.i'm glad i chose this one. The accommodation was fine with a good sized room and waking up to a magnificent river view was an advantage that no other hotel had around.... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2007

We were somewhat apprehensive about staying here after reading some of the reviews, but were very pleasantly surprised to find it was actually very good. Our room was on the upper floor overlooking the Bow River and was peaceful and quiet. Parking was free and there was an excellent complimentary buffet breakfast at the sister lodge next door. The one... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2007

We were on a road trip to Vancouver. We stopped in Medicine Hat for one night, Hinton for another night. Toured Jasper, and stopped in for one night in Banff to do more sightseeing. The hotel is much older and cheaper than its sister hotel, the Banff Park Lodge. If you don't mind the maroon carpeting, blue curtains this hotel... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2007

Everything is pricey within the park, and since we wanted to stay within the park, this was one of the most reasonable places we could find. The room was small, though very clean and adequate. No air conditioning, though probably not needed most of the time here. The motel in general could use some maintenance. Parking is rather haphazard. Internet... 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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