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Bow View Lodge

228 Bow Avenue Box 339, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1A5 Canada
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#26 of 33 hotels in Banff
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The Bow View Lodge, with 58 rooms, is uniquely positioned alongside the picturesque Bow River in Banff, Alberta, within the boundaries of Canada's Banff National Park. Conveniently located just two-and-a-half blocks from downtown Banff, our hotel ensures easy access to shopping, dining, and entertainment—all within a short walk.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Breakfast available
Bicycle rental
Hiking
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Vending machine
Ski rentals
Ski school
Skiing
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Telephone
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Hair dryer
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Room types
Mountain view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English
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Troy A wrote a review 20 Feb
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Incredible value! Comfy cozy room. Super friendly staff and easy to get to. Short walk to the centre of town makes this hotel a fantastic stay. Easy check in and discounts on lift passes. We'll definitely be returning the next time we're coming to Banff.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 5 days ago
Dear troyaB8298DS, Thank you for taking the time to leave us your kind feedback. We're happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and appreciated our friendly and helpful staff. We'll be sure to pass your kind words on to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully in the near future. Sincerely, Front Desk team
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Niamh D wrote a review 10 Feb
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Me and my friend were lucky enough to stay here for 4 months while looking for work in Banff. We had the pleasure of knowing the most lovely and hardworking team, especially Mateja, who assured any of our needs were met constantly over the months of staying here. They made us feel so welcome! The room was perfect, I felt safe and very comfortable, and housekeeping were amazing! Thank you to Mateja and staff for everything! Couldn’t recommend Bow View Lodge more.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 2 weeks ago
Hi Niahm, We're glad you had a great long term stay at the Bowview lodge and the staff were very friendly and helpful. We will pass on your thanks to Mateja. Best regards Matt Guest services agent.
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barb4032021 wrote a review Jan 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
A wonderful low key hotel that shares services and access with the high key hotel next door. The rooms have just the amenities that I need. Friendly and helpful staff. Clean and well maintained. Easy parking. Central to shops and other restaurants. Thank you! Until my next visit...
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 14 Jan 2024
Hello there, Thank you for taking your time in leaving us a review! We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay! Hopefully we will see you soon! Best regards, Guest Services Supervisor Bow View Lodge
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eebrown wrote a review Jan 2024
Parker, Arizona8 contributions
It’s always great to stay at this hotel. The rooms are basic but clean. The staff are always friendly and will make an effort to fulfil any request and offer good advice on interesting things to do while in Banff. The best thing about this hotel is it’s location. It’s right on the river and 2 blocks from the main street. If you’re someone who spends their time on the slopes or hiking and not sitting in their room, stay at the Bow View and spend your money in the restaurants.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 7 Jan 2024
Hello eebrown, Thank you for taking the time to fill out our survey. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us, that you enjoyed our location in Banff, and will happily pass this feedback on to our team. We look forward to welcoming you back to the Bow View Lodge, hopefully in the near future. Best regards, Mateja Front Desk Agent
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L C wrote a review Dec 2023
Ontario's Highlands, Canada41 contributions25 helpful votes
Wonderful accommodating staff who know the area. Rooms are dated but very clean and have a beautiful view of the river. The location can’t be beat if your wanting to walk within the downtown or need to be close to the hospital
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 18 Dec 2023
Dear 937lc, Thank you for taking the time to leave a nice review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciated the view and location. We look forward to welcome you back in the near future! Warm regards, Front Desk.
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Nat L wrote a review Dec 2023
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This is great the king-size upstairs has a. Private balcony and it's cozy lol I hear the train which I think is very cool and I heard wolves this morning while outside that was amazing 👏 everything is like walking distance
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Responded 15 Dec 2023
Hi Nat, We're glad to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Bow View Lodge. We look forward welcoming you back. Best regards, Mateja Guest services agent
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Matthew H wrote a review Dec 2023
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This hotel was great value for money. great location great, great staff were very helpful. The manager was helpful when I had to extend my reservation twice. Also loved the pool and spa facilities at the sister property.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Responded 8 Dec 2023
Hi Matthew, Thanks you for your feedback, we greatly appreciate it. That is wonderful review. We are so happy to hear that our staff was friendly and helpful. <3 We are very glad you enjoyed your stay at Bow View Lodge and hope to see you again soon. We will welcome you back anytime. Merry Christmas. Best regards, Mateja Front desk agent
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dtiltman wrote a review Nov 2023
Winnipeg, Canada1 contribution
Our rooms were clean with comfortable beds. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Good location and close to restaurants and shopping! Extra benefits are next door at the Banff Park Lodge-discounted meals, parking, swimming pool and sauna!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 20 Nov 2023
Hi there, Thank you very much for the review, we are glad that you enjoyed your stay at our hotel near the beautiful Bow river. We put pride in providing an excellent service to every guests. We welcome you back at any time. :) Best regards, Jayson Front desk agent
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leenagy27 wrote a review Nov 2023
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I love staying at the Bow View. Very quiet. Calming. It is our go-to place when we head to Banff for a night or two. Pleasant rooms (not overly fancy but clean) and reasonable prices, pretty view when you have a riverside room.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 13 Nov 2023
Hi there, Thank you very much for the review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our affordable hotel near the beautiful Bow river. Being 5 minute away from downtown, you get that calming quietness. We welcome you back at any time. Best regards, Jayson Front desk agent
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Scot1070 wrote a review Nov 2023
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The staff is always friendly and knowledgeable. The rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable. I like to stay here for those reasons plus it’s very reasonably priced. The location is just a short walk from the main downtown corridor which means your vehicle can stay parked for your entire stay.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 13 Nov 2023
Hi there, Thank you very much for the review, we are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay at our affordable hotel near the beautiful Bow river. We welcome you back at any time. Best regards, Jayson Front desk agent
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PRICE RANGE
AU$126 - AU$425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
bow view hotel banff, bow view banff, bow view lodge banff
LOCATION
CanadaAlbertaCanadian RockiesBanff National ParkBanff
NUMBER OF ROOMS
58
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Frequently Asked Questions about Bow View Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Bow View Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Banff Avenue (0.3 km), Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies (0.3 km), and Eureka Banff Escape Room Adventures (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Bow View Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, airport transportation, and breakfast buffet.
Which room amenities are available at Bow View Lodge?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, blackout curtains, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Bow View Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Bow View Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Bow View Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zyka Elevated Indian Restaurant, Bluebird Wood-Fired Steakhouse, and Hello Sunshine Banff.
Does Bow View Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Bow View Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Bow View Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Banff.
Are there any historical sites close to Bow View Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Cave and Basin National Historic Site (1.3 km) and Old Crag Cabin (0.2 km).
Does Bow View Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Bow View Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.