Stayed here last week in June, and booked directly online with the hotel. Price was good for the area (about £100 per night for river view room with breakfast included).
Front desk staff very friendly and helpful. I had a number of queries throughout the stay and they were always happy and able to help.
The breakfast package was definitely worth adding. At about £5 extra you get a full buffet option in the Park Lodge hotel next door, and this includes cereals, continental breakfast options and cooked items (sausages, eggs etc), with plenty to go around. Again, welcoming friendly staff here too.
The room is ok, nothing exceptional, but that comes with it being a relatively budget hotel (given the other more expensive options in the vicinity). Bit dated, but the room was very clean, included bath/shower, fridge and TV. Balcony view over the Bow River too.
Great location, less then 5 mins walk from town centre and close to shops and the river with its path and canoe rental across the road.
Only downside is the noise from the freight trains at night. The horn of the passing trains is very loud and can be heard everywhere in town, but this hotel is probably one of the closer ones to the tracks, however people in town complain of noise from the main street so no difference I guess, and the only way to avoid it would be to stay at the Rimrock or Banff Springs.
You do however get access to the gym and swimming pool at the Park Lodge hotel which is an added bonus, as you get the better view from the Bow View and still get these features.
- Friendly, helpful staff
- Good value for the area (Banff is expensive)
- Decent room (size, cleanliness and facilities)
- Excellent location (river and shops / restaurants etc)
- Noise from passing trains
Would definitely recommend if on a budget but still want better than average hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Bow View Hotel Banff
- Bow View Banff
- Bow View Lodge Banff