You cannot possibly get much closer to the Athabasca Glacier.
I called to reserve a room and asked for a "mountain view" as it was cheaper than the "glacier view". As I reserved in advance and had a pleasant and informative call with the attendant she said she would try to give me the best "mountain view" room possible... and she did.
We had the corner room of the hotel (right side if facing it from the highway). This room not only provided gorgeous views of the mountainous valley but also had a window facing the glacier!
The price we paid included admission up the glacier as well as breakfast. Our room had 2 queen beds even though we didn't ask for that. It was living in luxury. The only downside is there was no wifi but that was to be expected being in the middle of nowhere.
The customer service was spectacular.
As someone who usually does hostels and budget accomodations, this was DEFINITELY worth the splurge!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Glacier View Inn is a model of environmentally sensitive design, built to incorporate the pristine environment that it surrounds. There are 32 guest rooms - most have at least two queen beds and a loft. All are well appointed, with satellite TV, and direct dial phones. Many rooms offer spectacular views of surrounding mountains and glaciers but you should make sure to request a room with a view early as these are the first to go. Most rooms are well suited for families needing more space than a conventional hotel room, as well as traditional sized rooms for couples or individuals. Open April through October. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Glacier View Hotel Banff National Park
- Glacier View Hotel