After reviewing quite a few accommodation options in and around Banff, my wife and I decided to give Bow View Lodge a shot. We were on a budget and it's always tough to find the 'best bang for buck'. Bow View reviewed well so we gave it a try.
Our first impressions were good. We booked the room over the phone because I like the human touch versus the internet. I found staff very friendly and accommodating. I had to call back to confirm a detail or two, and once to change the dates and I was never given any grief.
It's easy to get there from the highway and is very close to the town so you can park your car and walk everywhere. It's nestled right beside the river and if you get a view room (we got one on the 3rd floor), it's a pleasant view.
Check-in was easy and we were told to park either outside, or, if we wanted underground, we could also use the Banff Park Lodge underground parking. We opted for covered parking and they gave us good directions.
The rooms were nothing fancy but were very clean. We asked for non smoking and no pets and were very satisfied with the room. Small updates to keep things maintained were noted. The bed was comfortable and there were a few pillow options to choose from.
Cleaning / building staff were friendly and always acknowledged you.
The other perk about staying here was the ability to use the Banff Park Lodge amenities for free (Pool, Jacuzzi, Steam room & Gym).
In summary, I can highly recommend this hotel as a good best bang for buck option.
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- Also Known As:
- Bow View Hotel Banff
- Bow View Banff
- Bow View Lodge Banff