The Glacier View Inn was a huge disappointment. We felt utterly robbed. After staying there I really must question the validity of reviews that give this hotel a good rating.
First of all, it's in the middle of nowhere and the amenities are sparse. The building is essentially a bus terminal with motel style rooms above. The distance from the car park to the hotel is a huge inconvenience if you have luggage and no one will help you with your bags.
We booked a room which was suppose to have a view of the glacier..HA..what a joke! The window was so small that only one of us could view the glacier at a time whilst standing up. If you sit, there is a huge black bar from the window that blocks the view of the glacier. It is a disgrace that they charge extra for this limited view.
Priced at $304 dollars a night (with tax) we expected a decent room but what we found were several pubic hairs in the bathroom, the room smelled of stale cigarette smoke, no minibar to keep our drinks cold, a water saving tap that made shaving, brushing teeth and hand washing a real pain.
My advice is stop at the glacier and move on. Do not stay at the Glacier View..move on to Jasper where there are better hotels for far less money.
- 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