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Bow View Lodge

228 Bow Avenue | Box 339, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, Canada
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Castle Rock, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

We stayed at the Bow View Lodge from August 12th thru August 14th, 2012. My wife and I were on a 53rd Anniversary celebration trip. We had stayed at the Lodge on our Honeymoon in August 1959. It was a memorable stay then. The Lodge had been remodeled in the ‘70s on the same site and bore no resemblance to... More 

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Papamoa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

Spent two nights here on our Rockies Cosmos tour. A one minute walk to the Bow River. Make sure you see the wonderful reflections in the river, first thing in the morning. Free internet available. Friendly counter staff. Reasonable size rooms

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Kenora, Canada
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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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27 hotel reviews
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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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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 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 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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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 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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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 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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