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

Parking

On-site 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

The comfortable Bow View Lodge is situated minutes from ski resorts in Banff.

Bow View Lodge is set close to Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Banff Gondola and The Banff Centre as well as historic sites, a gallery and a museum. Bow View Lodge lies within a 10-minute walk from the center of Banff.

Rooms

Classic rooms feature a safe, a personal computer, coffee/tea makers, wireless internet and blackout drapes. Some rooms overlook the river. The hotel rooms come with carpet floor and hand-crafted furniture.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with buffet breakfast served at the restaurant. The restaurant menu features local dishes. The pizzeria The Bear Street Tavern lies in a mountain area, within 5-minute walk of Bow View Lodge.

Services

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

Relax

The youngest guests are offered babysitting and cots. Such sports activities as snow skiing, horse riding and bowling 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
  • On-site 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
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib FREE
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 - 15 years
Existing bedding FREE
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

How to reach hotel

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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

Premium Room
River view
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Deluxe|Premium Room, River View

Bow View Lodge photos Exterior
Premium King Room
River view
  • Room size:

    250 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 King-size bed

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  • General:Seating area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Media:TV
Bow View Lodge photos Exterior
Standard Room
River view
  • Max occupancy:

    6 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Double beds, 2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Bathtub
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Fan
  • Connecting room
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

Bow View Lodge Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Holiday on Horseback1400 ft
  • Banff Upper Hot Springs3300 ft
  • Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola2.1 mi
  • Banff Gondola2.2 mi

Popular areas

  • City Center700 ft
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site4000 ft

Places of interest

Convention centers

  • The Banff Centre4600 ft

Sport related

  • Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre1.1 mi

Amusement

  • Banff Springs Bowling Ctr1.0 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Banff Avenue1.8 mi

Museums

  • Whyte Museum-Canadian Rockies1400 ft
  • Banff Park Museum1400 ft
  • Canada Cave and Basin Historical1.1 mi

Medical care and Hospitals

  • Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs1.1 mi

Ski Areas

Local attractions

  • Surprise Corner1.2 mi
    Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff
  • Lake Minnewanka5.9 mi
    24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff
  • Grassi Lakes11.0 mi
    Canmore, AlbertaCanada
  • Sulphur Mountain2.1 mi
    Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
  • Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park10.2 mi
    1988 Olympic Way, Canmore

Near the hotel

  • Medicine Lake1100 ft
    Jasper National Park
  • Cascade Ponds1200 ft
    AlbertaCanada
  • Banff Park Museum1800 ft
    93 Banff Avenue, Banff
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site2400 ft
    Cave Ave., Banff
  • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies1300 ft
    111 Bear St, Banff
  • Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson1600 ft
    Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
  • Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum2100 ft
    1 Birch Ave, Banff

Restaurants nearby

  • Melissa's Restaurant and Bar500 ft

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

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

  • Chinook Family Restaurant400 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 Tavern700 ft

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

    76% likes this, based on 280 reviews

  • The Terrace400 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 Restaurant800 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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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