We stayed at this hotel while travelling through the Rockies with family. It is a neat place to stay for a night because of the novelty of the icefield but there isn't much else to do. For us, that didn't matter as we were knackered and went to bed early!
My only complaint would be the prices in the dining room. I paid $19.00 for average spagetti and meat sauce. Of course, there are no choices up there so they can charge whatever they want. We should have been more prepared and eaten en route. Our meal for four cost almost as much as our room did, and we only had water to drink. Crazy prices!
It was really nice to get up and be able to take the first bus trip onto the glacier. The bus was practically empty - not many tourists at that hour! By the time we returned to the chalet, the place was buzzing with activity but we avoided it and went straight to Jasper.
I would recommend this hotel, but only for one night, and only if you don't mind having nothing to do. It is quite relaxing if you just want to hike a bit and then veg out!
- 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