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“Great basic accomadations”
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Bow View Lodge
Ranked #21 of 33 Hotels in Banff
Reviewed 13 June 2014

I had a great stay here. Came back tow days later and stayed again.
This is not your big splashy hotel, just good clean accomadation for a very reasonable price.
The rooms were clean with all the right things, TV,fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer,etc etc.
There was nothing that needed attention from the maintanace staff everything was in good condition and clean.
It is so close to downtown but yet just off the beatten path so it is nice and quiet.
Parking was free not another added cost. The pool and rec facilities are available if you want to use them but are across the parking lot and part of another complex. I didnt use them.
I will happily use this hotel again.The pricing is great and I dont need big and fancy to be happy. Just comfortable and clean with friendly staff, and that is just what this place offers.

Room Tip: Both rooms I stayed in were basic rooms. No view but I wasnt there to look out my windows. They were...
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 June 2014

Quiet yet convenient location slightly off Main Street with free parking behind Park Lodge (you can pay $10 per night to park in parking garage)...
Wonderful friendly front desk and service staff...
You also have access to Park Lodge swimming pool...
There is a small fridge and fan in room...
Just a couple of blocks from Safeway grocery...
Room has a nice small sofa/loveseat...
A balcony provides a nice place to sit outside although the view on one side is the rear of the Park Lodge and everyone else sitting outside...Choose a room facing the Bow River...
Step outside and you are next to a good walking trail along the river...
Internet works well (there is a posted fee but we were not charged)...
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Don't book a room near the rear stairwell... the closing door creates some much noise there is actually a sign on one floor... Just closing our own door was impossibly loud...
Older hotel and the TV only worked one of the four days we stayed...
There are much less expensive hotel choices with larger rooms...
We paid $132.31 per night after all taxes and fees for 3 persons...

Room Tip: Avoid a room near the stairwell...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 June 2014

We spent 8 days at the Bow View Lodge. The room had a small fridge which allowed us to pick up a a few items to have breakfast each morning. The Lodge is right next to the Bow River where there is a beautiful trail that takes you all thru the town following the river. If you are a runner it is a wonderful track to run and safe to do on your own as it is very well traveled. It was an excellent location...good price especially if you book in advance. We stayed in the second building so if you wanted to use the pool and hot tub you had to go to the Lodge itself which certainly wasn't any problem and the pool area stayed open until midnight, no children after 9pm. Would definitely stay again.

Room Tip: We stayed on the 3rd floor facing the mountains and trail rather than the parking lot.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Odessa C
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Reviewed 31 May 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, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ania R
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Reviewed 28 May 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!
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Kylie S
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Reviewed 28 May 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!
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  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 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, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Bow View Lodge

Address: 228 Bow Avenue | Box 339, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Banff
Price Range: £42 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Bow View Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 58
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