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The Glacier View Inn
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“Beautiful room / terrible restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2005

We stayed at the icefield chalet for 2 nights. It was a great central location between Banff and Jasper. We had a beautiful view of the glacier and were able to get an early start on the icefield tour that morning before the crowds arrived. (they get up to 4,000 per day)

Avoid the restaurant at all cost. Very overpriced, small portions, poor service and food with no flavor. they have no competition and it is obvious that they know it. Eat at the crossings about 45 minutes south instead or use the cafeteria before it closes at 6 PM.

Even better than the icefield tour is a hike to Parker's Ridge about 1/2 hour south which gives you a fabulous view of mountains and glaciers.

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Property: The Glacier View Inn
Address: Icefields Parkway (Highway #93 North) | Just north of the Banff/Jasper National Park Border, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada (Formerly Columbia Icefield Chalet)
Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Jasper National Park
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Ranked #16 of 22 Hotels in Jasper National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Glacier View Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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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