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Bow View Lodge
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All reviewssister hotelgreat locationtwo blocksolder hotelview roomthe main streetsteam roomcoffee makerwi fismall balconybit datedtwo double bedsclose to downtownfront desk staffpool and hot tubdowntown banffshops and restaurants
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

I stayed at the Bow View Inn for three nights prior to a bike trip. I found the accomodations to be adequate but pricey $200/night for what you get. Room was clean, but very small. Front desk (one person) seemed to be very overworked trying to answer new incoming guests, make new reservations, and then answering to current guests. Bright spot is they provide access to the nearby Banff Lodge access to pool, hot tub, and a modest gym. This sister hotel also has an excellent buffet breakfast which is very worth the extra $10 for a breakfast package. Granola was quite good which I stocked up on for my day hikes.

Room Tip: Chose the rooms facing the river.
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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1  Thank Brian H
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

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.

In summary:
Pros:
- Friendly, helpful staff
- Good value for the area (Banff is expensive)
- Decent room (size, cleanliness and facilities)
- Excellent location (river and shops / restaurants etc)
Cons:
- Noise from passing trains

Would definitely recommend if on a budget but still want better than average hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a river view room, on either the 2nd or 3rd floor.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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4  Thank Alisdair_c
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Reviewed July 3, 2013

They are in a convenient location, and the staff was very friendly. The room was clean, but the furnishings were rather dated. They provided a small refrigerator, however there was no microwave. Television was at least 10-15 years old. No air conditioning in the rooms. We were part of a tour group and did not pick this as our lodging location. There are probably better choices available.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank dj1766
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Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

You have everything you need here. Nice enough room, very clean, river view, near town ( restaurants etc), access to a pool from sister hotel and restaurant.
Downside : bit pricey for a motel and pool full of screaming kids til 9.00 pm. So stay away til then.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank JimGer
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We just recently completed our second stay in this hotel in the popular resort town of Banff.
The location on the river is unique and there is also a walking path along the river. Close to
restaurants, shops, and the Safeway market. We would definitely chose this hotel for any
return to Banff.

Room Tip: Although more expensive the view of the river is a must, so ask for a room facing the river.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Paul P
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