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Bow View Lodge

City-center hotel within walking distance of Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau

  • Free WiFi
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228 Bow Ave, Banff, T1L 1A5, AB, Canada
7,6.Good.
  • always good

    Oct 16, 2021

  • The place is definitely older but the view more than made up for it. I'd poured over the…

    Oct 5, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Quiet
Safe
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 58 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Ski storage
  • Airport shuttle
  • Childcare

For families

  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Free toiletries
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

What’s around

  • Heart of Banff
  • Tunnel Mountain - 41 min walk
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site - 28 min walk
  • Banff Gondola - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Upper Hot Springs - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km

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Guests
  • Standard Room, 2 Double Beds
  • Room, Multiple Beds, River View
  • Premium Room, 1 King Bed, River View
  • Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed
  • Room, 2 Double Beds, River View
  • Room, 1 King Bed, River View
  • Family Suite
  • Signature Studio Suite, River View
  • Standard Double (Pet Room)

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Heart of Banff
  • Tunnel Mountain - 41 min walk
  • Cave and Basin National Historic Site - 28 min walk
  • Banff Gondola - 2.6 mi / 4.3 km
  • Upper Hot Springs - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km

Getting around

  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 93 min drive
  • Banff Station - 6 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
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228 Bow Ave, Banff, T1L 1A5, AB, Canada

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 58 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 3 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 4 PM-7 AM
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM
  • Express check-out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 21

Children

  • Up to 2 children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting/childcare*

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle*

Parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge)

Things to do

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop

Facilities

  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk

Accessibility

  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

In the room

Home comforts

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Recreation

Nearby

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Ski lessons available nearby
  • Ski equipment rental shops nearby
  • Cross-country skiing nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Snow tubing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby
  • Snowshoeing nearby

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CAD 19.95 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra bedsPay at property

  • Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

PetsPay at property

  • Service animals exempt from fees

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff.

Contactless check-out is available.

Policies

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

  • Bow Lodge
  • Bow View Lodge Hotel
  • Bow View Lodge Banff
  • Bow View Lodge Hotel Banff
  • Bow View
  • Bow View Banff
  • Bow View Lodge
  • Bow View Lodge Banff
  • Bow View Hotel Banff
  • Bow View Banff
  • Bow View Lodge Banff

*See fees & policies for additional details or extra charges

FAQs

  • Yes, Bow View Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • You can check in from 4 PM - 7 AM. Check-out time is 11:00 AM. Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Old Spaghetti Factory (4-min walk), St. James Gate (4-min walk), and Earl's (4-min walk).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
  • Have fun with nearby winter activities like ice skating, cross-country skiing, and snowboarding, and in warmer months enjoy a round of golf at the nearby golf course. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours.
7,6.Good.
  • 4,0.Fair

    Was not anything special especially for the price. Bed was hard, pillows not comfortable at all and the train station was close so heard the train whistle all night. Out of there control but was not a comfortable stay.

    Leanne, 1 night trip, Sep 17, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    A quick getaway

    2 days before arriving in this hotel I received an email from them asking if I want to upgrade my suite to have a better view of bow river, additional payment. I sent a request and upon arriving to the hotel, staff is not aware of this. Although I payed extra, I was not given that I requested for. But to be fair with the hotel, staff accommodated us to check in way early. So my review will be 50/50

    2 night trip with friends, Sep 16, 2021

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  • 10,0.Exceptional

    Unjustified credit card charges (fraud?) Be aware

    I had an incredible stay at Bow View Lodge. The location of the property is amazing and staff was great. However, all of these amazing memories were ruined two weeks after our visit. My credit card was charged $200 CAD two weeks after I checked out! The hotel has not provided an explanation and I never heard back from the manager. I’m disputing the charges of what it seems to be a possible case of fraud with my bank. So.. be aware people!

    Sara, 3 night trip, Sep 10, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Comfortable, great price and wonderful pool

    I loved the charm of this old fashioned hotel. We had access to the lovely pool/hot tub next door. I loved the balcony and enjoyed my coffee there every day. The price was very good , considering it was peak season- August. The prices for breakfast were very high, so we bought things from the local store and enjoyed breakfast on the balcony. The room was clean,and they gave new towels whenever we asked.

    diane, 3 night trip with friends, Sep 7, 2021

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  • 6,0.Good

    A hotel should be a quiet place...

    A hotel needs to be a quiet place. With that said, we were on the main floor in a wheelchair accessable room (#111 no balcony), 1 queen bed (which was very comfortable) with a view of the river. The staff were amazing! Always helpful, well trained and friendly. The hotel is quite old but you never see because it has been extremely well maintained, unless you happen to notice the retro elevator buttons (which were cool and in pristine shape). It is the only hotel we could find in a decent price range in Banff (Hello! Tourist zone!) that included a fridge (it will freeze your food if you don't keep an eye on it). Kettles are available upon request and I saw a microwave on a carrier so that might be a possibility as well. The hotel is nicely renovated and I was pleasantly surprised by the high standards of cleanliness (because I can be picky about that), hats off to the cleaning crew, well done! The bad news: the walls (on the 1st floor at least) are paper thin, you are going to hear pretty much everything; babies crying down the hall, neighbors doing their thing, everyone's conversations. The doors have no cushion, they close very loudly (this one thing can easily be remedied with felt between the slabs and door frames, management?) so you will hear the doors slam of everyone who comes and goes from their rooms. If your window is open at night you will hear the train as well and there is no A/C that I am aware of (I don't use it anyway).

    Global Tax and, 1 night family trip, Sep 3, 2021

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  • 2,0.Poor

    A place to avoid

    The stay was so so at best, more like sucked. While they do have a router and will provide a password for wifi, there is no internet! We booked a specific room, but were put in a lesser noisy room when we in fact, the one we specifically avoided based on a not on hotels.com. In light of the fact that Banff was all sold out we were stuck. And the staff took full advantage of the situation. The keys demagnetized after each use, leaving us spending time waiting in line several times a day waiting for reactivation. Staff seemed to care less about the guest, paying guest. You would think the hospitality industry would have learned something during COVID, but this place did not. Exhaust all other choices before forcing yourself to settle for this place.

    Tibor, 3 night family trip, Aug 6, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Overall clean and comfortable centrally located with easy access booking in was quick and easy would stay there again

    William, 1 night trip, Aug 5, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Great quality/price

    Was great considering it was the cheapest hôtel in Banff. Biggest downside is that there was no AC... but they supplied a fan and nights are cool in banff so we still slept well. Super well located, close to everything yet still quiet by the river.

    dominique, 7 night trip, Jul 28, 2021

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Nice hotel, but incredibly slow wifi

    Nice hotel, but internet upload is SUPER SLOW, almost unusable. Share photos with your friends from elsewhere

    Mikhail, 5 night family trip, Jul 25, 2021

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  • 4,0.Fair

    No parking was available, I had to park on the street and move the car by 8:00 am.

    Rimsha, 1 night family trip, Jul 23, 2021

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