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Bow View Lodge
Ranked #22 of 33 Hotels in Banff
Reviewed May 31, 2014

An excellent budget motel within five minutes of town where there are several restaurants. Had all the usual conveniences and was clean and comfortable. Front desk employees very friendly and quick!Parking was very handy and the location was perfect

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

The hotel is set right by the lake running through Banff and just at the end of town. Open the curtains of your room to a stunning view of the water and mountains and if your lucky wildlife (including deer and Elk) right outside your window. The rooms were big, clean and equipped. The staff were really friendly and were always happy to assist. The pool area is also fabulous, clean and well equipped.

Room Tip: Get a room viewing the river!
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed in the Queen View Room and got the last one for that night. We really just needed a hotel to stay at between our nights of tent camping. And since we love nature, we decided to go for the lodge by the river! Although our room was on the ground floor, we still had a nice view. The room is quite large with floor to ceiling windows that span across the room. It had all the necessities with even a small fridge to keep our camping food nice and cold. I was very happy with the convenience and the overall coziness of this lodge.

Room Tip: Try to get a room on a higher floor facing the river!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was a little disappointed by the room this time around. The sheets were really old to the point of pilling and the room had a single and a queen instead of just the queen bed which made the room very small. It was a last minute ski trip so we basically drove in late and went skiing the next day so it worked for what we wanted but I enjoyed the previous room from my last visit more.

Staff was friendly. Unfortunately the pool was closed while we were there.

Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank SibinaF
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Reviewed May 26, 2014

We stayed may long weekend 2013 just ok. Bow view budget price rather run down. View of river nice. Staff nice and pleasant. Stayed again may long weekend 2014 terrible from the front desk staff involving himself in our conversation, I didn't ask his opinion, to 5 hours of screaming and slamming doors from the room next to us . It was terifying. They were finally evicted at 4am and my bill full price is slipped under the door at 5am . I was still not calmed down from all the noise. When we went to the front desk later that morning and asked about the room charge nothing he could do!

Room Tip: Don't choose the main floor, I didn't but still was put there.
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

Great spot, Access to Banff Park Lodge pool. The hotel is old, from the red dirty carpet in the lobby to the weird wallpaper walls. Cigarette burns on our comforter. Room is clean, just small. But for sleeping who really cares. Didnt spend anytime at the hotel anyway. Would stay again if its cheap.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

This is my 3rd stay at the Bow view, my friend and I decided to hike banff and area. First things first, nice and peaceful, we woke up most mornings well rested. The beds are awesome!! We requested a microwave so it was cheaper for meals :) Second having access to the Banff Lodge pool, hot tub and steam room was what saved out lives and our legs. And third the staff were great, but I have to give a shout out to Rob at the front desk, always a smile on his face and super helpful and friendly :) planning another hiking trip here in September and hoping to stay here again

Stayed: May 2014, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Bow View Lodge

Address: 228 Bow Avenue | Box 339, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Banff
Price Range: $72 - $215 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow View Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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