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“Location, location, location” 5 of 5 stars
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Mountain View Bed & Breakfast
347 Grizzly Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada   |  
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Ranked #23 of 34 Banff B&B and Inns
Georgia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
“Location, location, location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We were recently in Banff for 4 nights and enjoyed our stay at the Mountain View B&B. The location is unbeatable. It is located just a few blocks from the center of downtown Banff, so no need to take the car for trips to town. Very good value for the money. If we had stayed at a regular hotel, the cheapest available option would have cost at least 2-3 times what I paid.

Edwina was very accommodating with lots of useful information about the surrounding areas. The room we stayed in was small and clean, and we shared a bathroom with guests in another room. There is a third room with its own private bathroom; if available, I would opt for that one.

Some advice if you plan on staying here or anywhere in this area: bring bug spray. Mosquitoes are everywhere and they are ferocious.

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Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brsibane,Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2011

We stayed at Mountain View B&B in early September for 2 nights. The bedroom was clean, comfortable and quiet. The communal living/kitchen area was great as it gave you space to spread out and read the interesting books on the area, as well as use the free internet and make free local phone calls. Sharing a bathroom was no problem as we hardly saw anyone else when staying there. The breakfast was simple (help yourself cereal, toast and jam), but we had specifically chosen this, as we had planned to hit the road early to get on the road before the rush to see more animals. Edwina and Kevan were friendly and helpful. The B& B has parking in front, and it is a couple of blocks walking distance to the centre of town. If you like Mex-Tex food and pub atmosphere, we really recommend The Magpie & Stump for a meal. All in all, staying here was a good relaxing spot for us in Banff.

Room Tip: We stayed in a back room and a front room when we were there, both were very quiet.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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slane
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2011

My husband and myself stayed there on Sept 22/23/24 2011 and we really loved this place. It was spotless and sharing the bathroom was no problem at all. The communal room was lovely with computer access and continental breakfast which was fine. Kevan greeted us and gave us lots of info and Edwina was very friendly and helpful. The outside deck was lovely to sit and relax with a beer after a long day sightseeing.I would definitely recommend this b/b to anyone for the friendliness of the owners and easy walk to town for restaurants and pubs etc.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Darwin, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2011

We travelled as a group of three couples and stayed at Mountain View B&B for a week and it was perfect for us. While the rooms aren't very big, we had everything we needed and the price was very reasonable. The location is great, easy walk to the town centre and to walking trails like Tunnel Mountain. Edwina and Kevan are excellent hosts and were very helpful in providing ideas for sites to visit around Banff. We would love to come back again one day.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2011

The Mountain View isn't a luxury B&B but is in a perfect location within 5 mins walk of Banff centre. The rooms are basic but have everything you need, two of them sharing a bathroom and the other with en-suite. We shared the bathroom and it was absolutely no problem and actually had a great shower (maximum 4 people sharing it so no queues!). And all the above comes at great value for Banff, it seemed like one of the best value places in town.

Also a quick thanks to Kevan who recommended an excellent restaurant (Earls) and also gave us loads of tips for our onward journey through the Rockies. The free internet and lounge area for guest use is also a great feature.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2011

Clean, comfortable B&B within a few minutes walk of Banff town centre. Microwave, coffee machine, kettle, and fridge/freezer in a shared lounge/kitchen. Owner was very friendly and was happy to help out with questions. Room was small and was disappointed with the do-it-yourself breakfast (cereal, frozen bread, and a few sachets of butter/jam). Although the accomodation was fine, did not feel it was particularly good value for money and would look to stay elsewhere if we were to return.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2010

This was a great location - it was only a short walk into the centre of Banff. The room was fine although not a lot of room once we opened the suitcases. Breakfast was a do-it-yourself arrangement wiith all the makings in the guest kitchen. This arrangement was great - it didn't matter what time you woke up. We had the use of the large fridge and a microwave. There was a a comfortable guest lounge with an internet connected computer. There were no 5 star frills like shampoos and handcreams etc but it was a very comfortable, very convenient place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 347 Grizzly Street, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A9, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #23 of 34 B&Bs / Inns in Banff
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in a great location close to downtown. Two outdoor sitting areas with views. Books on hiking/touring the area available in the common area, wi-fi as well as a computer and parking. ... more   less 

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