Bow View Lodge - Banff

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

 Internet

Wi-Fi in rooms

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

Horseback riding

Fishing

Canoeing

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Overview

Bow View Lodge is a 3-star property only 1.9 km from Banff Gondola and Whyte Museum-Canadian Rockies.

The city center is 10 minute walking distance from the hotel. The Banff Centre, Banff Park Museum and Canadian Ski Museum West are within 5 minutes' walk away.

The hotel is situated near galleries and museums.

Rooms

All 211 spacious rooms offer a safe, a writing desk, coffee/tea makers, heating and direct dial phone as well as integrated bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Some rooms come with a view of the Bow River and Tunnel Mountain. They feature standard décor and classical hand-crafted furniture.

Eat & Drink

In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the restaurant. Guests will enjoy local dishes served at the terrace restaurant.

Services

Bow View Lodge provides a business center, a photocopier and a copier along with dry cleaning, evening reception and concierge service.

Relax

Bow View Lodge offers a hot tub and a sauna. On-site activities feature snow skiing, horse riding and bowling.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible on site.

Number of rooms:   58.

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Facilities

General

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

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

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

Room view

  • River view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 15 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

228 Bow Avenue, Banff, Canada, T1L 1A5

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City Center
  • Banff
    300 m
Restaurants
  • Melissa's Restaurant and Bar (cuisine: Canadian)
    150 m
  • The Terrace
    120 m
Ski areas
  • Canadian Mountain Holidays
    250 m
  • Mt. Norquay
    2.4 km
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Number of rooms:
    58

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    Standard Room
    Bed type: Double beds or Queen-size bed or 1 Queen-size bed or 2 Double beds
    Size: 23 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Private bathroom
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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
          300 m
        Restaurants
        • Melissa's Restaurant and Bar (cuisine: Canadian)
          150 m
        • The Terrace
          120 m
        Ski areas
        • Canadian Mountain Holidays
          250 m
        • Mt. Norquay
          2.4 km
        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 - 400 m
        • Banff Upper Hot Springs - 1.0 km
        • Banff Sulphur Mountain Gondola - 3.4 km

        Popular areas

        • City Center - 200 m

        Places of interest

        • Banff International Research Station - 800 m
        • Douglas Fir Resort Waterslides & Pools - 2.0 km

        Convention centers

        • Cave and Basin National Historic Site - 1.2 km
        • The Banff Centre - 1.4 km

        Sport related

        • Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre - 1.7 km

        Shopping areas

        • Whyte Museum-Canadian Rockies - 400 m
        • Banff Park Museum - 400 m

        Amusement

        • Banff Springs Bowling Ctr - 1.6 km

        Monuments and Landmarks

        • Banff Avenue - 2.9 km

        Museums

        • Canada Cave and Basin Historical - 1.8 km

        Medical care and Hospitals

        • Willow Stream Spa at The Fairmont Banff Springs - 1.7 km

        Golf courses and Country clubs

        • Banff Gondola - 3.6 km

        Ski Areas

        • Ski Banff at Mount Norquay - 1.3 km

        Local attractions

        • Surprise Corner - 2.0 km
          Tunnel Mountain Road, Banff
        • Lake Minnewanka - 9.5 km
          24km (15 miles) north of Banff, Banff
        • Grassi Lakes - 17.6 km
          Canmore, AlbertaCanada
        • Sulphur Mountain - 3.4 km
          Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
        • Canmore Nordic Centre Provincial Park - 16.5 km
          1988 Olympic Way, Canmore

        Near the hotel

        • Medicine Lake - 320 m
          Jasper National Park
        • Cascade Ponds - 350 m
          AlbertaCanada
        • Banff Park Museum - 530 m
          93 Banff Avenue, Banff
        • Cave and Basin National Historic Site - 730 m
          Cave Ave., Banff
        • Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies - 370 m
          111 Bear St, Banff
        • Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson - 470 m
          Banff National Park, AlbertaCanada
        • Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum - 630 m
          1 Birch Ave, Banff

        Restaurants nearby

        • Melissa's Restaurant and Bar - 150 m

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

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

        • Chinook Family Restaurant - 120 m

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

          73% likes this, based on 64 reviews
          Cuisine: American
          Price Range: GBP 8 - GBP 16

        • The Bear Street Tavern - 210 m

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

          76% likes this, based on 280 reviews

        • The Terrace - 120 m

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

          73% likes this, based on 119 reviews
          Price Range: GBP 20 - GBP 32

        • The Bison Restaurant - 220 m

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

          65% likes this, based on 392 reviews
          Cuisine: Contemporary, Canadian
          Price Range: GBP 12 - GBP 32

        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
          300 m
        Restaurants
        • Melissa's Restaurant and Bar (cuisine: Canadian)
          150 m
        • The Terrace
          120 m
        Ski areas
        • Canadian Mountain Holidays
          250 m
        • Mt. Norquay
          2.4 km
        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