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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
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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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Sundre, Canada
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

Hallways were narrow and dark, which scared me a little, but the rooms were great. Not huge, but they had a fridge, coffee pot, and hair dryer. King bed overlooking the Bow River. Quiet at night (except for the train you can hear everywhere in Banff) and very clean. I can believe we stayed in Banff for under $80 a... More 

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Okotoks, Canada
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2010

We stayed here because we wanted to go snowboarding in Lake Louise and it was cheaper to stay here than in Lake Louise. The Hotel was clean and simple. The parking lot was very small and on the second day we had to park across the street in a different parking lot that only allowed 12 hour parking. That was... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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185 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2010

If I were to go back to Banff and I really hope I do, I would stay here always. It is in the best position. It is right across the road from the Bow River and the walking area, at the end of town and when we stayed an Elk ate the garden right outside our ground floor window.This is... More 

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Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

Well, reasonable hotel. Stayed there for two nights. Clean and nice chamber. The hotel is in a good location and conveniently located for the town.

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Hanna, ab
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

Booked a couple weeks ahead a river view room with a king size bed. In the pictures is shows a large room with lots of light and a beautiful view of the river. Got there and it was a small dark room with a little patio door with a view of the back street, no river view and we were... More 

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Preston, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2010

Stayed 3 nights on a 3 week road trip through Western Canada. Banff is well known and as a result expensive as a result the cost was reasonable although August is probably high season. This hotel looks drab on the exterior but has a great central location. Down by the river and off the main drag means it was quiet.... More 

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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

This was a very positive experience and though this hotel is a location for tour groups and business travellers, the reception staff still helped to make us feel personal and welcome. We requested a quiet room and were given a very pleaesant room with balcony, overlooking the river and park at the back, which was great. The room was a... More 

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Fraser Valley, BC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

I stayed at the Bow Vally Hotel on August 30 and 31. I paid $99 a night based on internet prices. Do not book through the hotel as their prices are much more expensive. When I tried to stay again if I came back on September 2nd the front desk said the best price they could give me was $150... More 

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Hemel Hempstead
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

Okay the hotel isn't the best, but it does have some strong points that make it very worthwhile considering. Unlike most of the other hotels in Banff, this one is on the river, very close to the centre of town. You also get to use the facilities of the sister hotel. If your looking for value for money this hotel... More 

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Tel Aviv, Israel
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72 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2010

We stayed in a family room which had two seperate bedrooms - one with a queen bed and the other with two queens. It was very convenient though the rooms are a little small, and the view to the parking lot is not great.... (not sure if they have family rooms with views to the river). Corridors are dark and... More 

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