Bow View Lodge - Banff

228 Bow Avenue, Banff, Canada, T1L 1A5  show map
 2 stars
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Bow View Lodge - Banff

Paid Wi-Fi

Free parking
Luggage storage
24-hour

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Overview

Bow View Lodge is situated in the middle of Banff near Surprise Corner, Jackrabbit Quad Chair and Goat's Eye Express.

The hotel is notable for the ideal setting not far from a national park and lakes as well as historic sites, a gallery and a museum. This comfortable venue is 1 km away from the center of Banff.

Bow View Lodge offers a beautiful view to its guests.

Rooms

The hotel comprises 58 rooms equipped with a safe, an iron with ironing board, a dressing room, wireless internet and blackout drapes. The property boasts views of the Bow River from its rooms. The rooms have standard décor and hand-crafted furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. The restaurant menu features local dishes. Serving a wide range of dishes, Melissa's Restaurant and Bar and Chinook Family Restaurant can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

Services

Guests will make use of a convenience shop, a souvenir shop and a vending machine as well as find a business center, a photocopier and an internet corner useful for work.

Relax

The hotel caters to families with babysitting and cots. A gym and a fitness room are provided on-site.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   58.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Souvenir shop
  • Vending machines

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center
  • Canoeing
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Bowling
  • Golf course
  • Fishing

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • Paid babysitting/ Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi

Room view

  • Mountain view
  • River view

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-bar
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 15 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

228 Bow Avenue, Banff, Canada, T1L 1A5

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City Center
  • Banff
    1000 ft
Restaurants
  • Melissa's Restaurant and Bar (cuisine: Canadian)
    500 ft
  • The Terrace
    400 ft
Ski areas
  • Canadian Mountain Holidays
    900 ft
  • Mt. Norquay
    1.5 mi
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    58

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Rooms and availability

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Bed type: Double bed
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Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 250 sq. feet
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    Standard Room
    Bed type: Double beds or Twin beds or 2 Single beds
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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    Standard|Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

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      Bed type: Queen-size bed
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        How to reach hotel

        hotel Bow View Lodge - Banff Banff location
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        Hotel Address:

        228 Bow Avenue, Banff, Canada, T1L 1A5

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Banff
          1000 ft
        Restaurants
        • Melissa's Restaurant and Bar (cuisine: Canadian)
          500 ft
        • The Terrace
          400 ft
        Ski areas
        • Canadian Mountain Holidays
          900 ft
        • Mt. Norquay
          1.5 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          58

        Hotel Awards

        CanadianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBanffBow View Lodge

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Canada

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        Bow View Lodge Location

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • Holiday on Horseback - 1400 ft
        • Banff Upper Hot Springs - 3300 ft
        • Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola - 2.1 mi
        • Banff Gondola - 2.2 mi

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 700 ft
        • Cave and Basin National Historic Site - 4000 ft

        Places of interest

        Convention centers

        • The Banff Centre - 4600 ft

        Sport related

        • Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre - 1.1 mi

        Amusement

        • Banff Springs Bowling Ctr - 1.0 mi

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Banff Avenue - 1.8 mi

        Museums

        • Whyte Museum-Canadian Rockies - 1400 ft
        • Banff Park Museum - 1400 ft
        • Canada Cave and Basin Historical - 1.1 mi

        Medical care and Hospitals

        • Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs - 1.1 mi

        Ski Areas

        Local attractions

        • Surprise Corner - 1.2 mi
          Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff
        • Lake Minnewanka - 5.9 mi
          24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff
        • Grassi Lakes - 11.0 mi
          Canmore, AlbertaCanada
        • Sulphur Mountain - 2.1 mi
          Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
        • Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park - 10.2 mi
          1988 Olympic Way, Canmore

        Near the hotel

        • Medicine Lake - 1100 ft
          Jasper National Park
        • Cascade Ponds - 1200 ft
          AlbertaCanada
        • Banff Park Museum - 1800 ft
          93 Banff Avenue, Banff
        • Cave and Basin National Historic Site - 2400 ft
          Cave Ave., Banff
        • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies - 1300 ft
          111 Bear St, Banff
        • Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson - 1600 ft
          Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
        • Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum - 2100 ft
          1 Birch Ave, Banff

        Restaurants nearby

        • Melissa's Restaurant and Bar - 500 ft

          Address: 218 Lynx St
          Phone: 403-462-5511

          64% likes this, based on 428 reviews
          Cuisine: Canadian

        • Chinook Family Restaurant - 400 ft

          Address: 222 Lynx Street P.O. Box 2200
          Phone: 1 - 403 - 760 - 3255

          73% likes this, based on 64 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: USD 10 - USD 20

        • The Bear Street Tavern - 700 ft

          Address: 211 Bear Street
          Phone: 403-762-2021

          76% likes this, based on 280 reviews

        • The Terrace - 400 ft

          Address: 222 Lynx St (Banff Park Lodge Resort Hotel)
          Phone: 403-762-4433

          73% likes this, based on 119 reviews
          Price Range: USD 25 - USD 40

        • The Bison Restaurant - 800 ft

          Address: #213, 211 Bear Street
          Phone: 403-762-5550

          65% likes this, based on 392 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian
          Price Range: USD 16 - USD 41

        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          58

        Hotel Awards

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        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Canada

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        Bow View Lodge Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Bow View Lodge

        Average guest rating

        8.0out of 10
        Fabulous
        Based on 155 reviews

        Rating by category:

        Location
        7.5
        Rooms
        8.0
        Value
        8.0

        Guest reviews

        • Group of friends
          6.6

          I didn't like the fact that all the balcony on each floor were connected. Never felt safe enough to open our balcony door....Weirdest situation for hotel I've ever seen.

        • Older travelers
          9.6

          view of river

          having to walk outside to pool

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful. The location was awesome as you are walking distance to town. the nightly rate was very reasonable.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          The rooms were well equipped but could use a microwave.

          The fact that they charge $10.00 for internet access.

        • Family with children
          7.8

          Excellent location, rooms are a little old but clean, swimming pool is superbe, carpet all over the hotel needs to be replaced

        • Group of friends
          7.0

          The location is definitely the best part of this hotel though the rooms were clean and the view over the river was also nice.

          The room was way overpriced for what you get but I'm guessing they're charging for the location and not the hotel itself.

        • Family with children
          6.6

          Low key but comfortable

          Hard to get a good night sleep in room facing the river with the noise of the trains all night.

        • Older travelers
          10.0

          Great location, very quiet, staff was friendly and helpful. Would highly recommend the Bow View Lodge as a great place to stay in Banff

        • Group of friends
          8.2

          The beds were the most comfortable I have had in a mid-range hotel.It's clean, staff helpful and it is great to be able to use the facilities next door( pool, hot tub etc). Location is wonderful, a short walk to the main street. Good location, comfortable and good value for your money.

          No air conditioning. The screen was off our window and the room was too hot. Thank goodness for the fan provided.

        • Older travelers
          7.4

          The location is excellent, it sits across from the Bow River and is a block from downtown. It has balconeys to sit out and enjoy the beautiful view. Parking is good and the hotel is within walking distance from all the ammenities. It is surrounded by lots of trees, but the river location is the best feature. Front desk staff were very pleasant and accomodating.

          The hotel is dated and we neglected to request a room with a balconey, assuming they all had them, but the first floor doesn't, so we were a bit disappointed. Rates for the rooms are given in pretax dollars, so don't be surprised to see another $30.00/night tacked onto the room rate (I'm sure all Banff hotels are the same)

        • Group of friends
          9.6

          This hotel is in an excellent location. Only a short walk to the town centre.Very comfortable rooms.

          Although the bedrooms were very well decorated the lift and corrridors were in need of a little freshening up.

        • Older travelers
          9.2

          Location to Banff townsite and location next to Bow River (ask for river view room)

        • Group of friends
          7.0

          my family and I liked the beautiful vista from our rooms, can't beat it except at the Banff Springs\ Rimrock Hotel.

          We really liked the hotel better when there was a pool and restaurant on site.

        • Older travelers
          7.8

          Its location is very handy. Since it is close to the Bow river, we have had a few enjoyable walks along the river side.

        • Single
          6.6

          good location - within walking distance of main street and restaurants

          not what I expected for Banff AB - resort town - hotel was not a resort

        How to reach hotel

        hotel Bow View Lodge - Banff Banff location
        Show big map »

        Hotel Address:

        228 Bow Avenue, Banff, Canada, T1L 1A5

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Banff
          1000 ft
        Restaurants
        • Melissa's Restaurant and Bar (cuisine: Canadian)
          500 ft
        • The Terrace
          400 ft
        Ski areas
        • Canadian Mountain Holidays
          900 ft
        • Mt. Norquay
          1.5 mi
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  11 am
        • Number of rooms:
          58

        Hotel Awards

        CanadianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedBanffBow View Lodge

        According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
        Best Family Hotels in Canada

        Use Badge