Bow View Lodge

228 Bow AvenueBanffT1L 1A5 Canada
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About Bow View Lodge

Bow View Lodge is a traditional hotel set next to the Bow River, a five minute walk from downtown Banff.

Guest rooms boast classic decor. Free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV with cable channels, alarm clock radio, phone with voicemail, toiletries, hairdryer and coffee maker are standard. Iron/ ironing board and electric kettle are available upon request. Some rooms have river views and balconies.

Bow View Lodge offers free on-site parking and ski storage. Concierge, dry cleaning/laundry facilities, shuttle service, business centre, meeting space and babysitting services are a plus. Guests enjoy fitness centre and indoor pool privileges next door, at sister hotel.

Banff Park Lodge, located next door, offers International cuisine and a full service bar. La Terraza, located nearby, offers Italian cuisine.

Banff National Park, Canada House Art Gallery, Parker Ridge Trail, Vermillion Lakes, Banff Avenue, Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies and Cascade Gardens are close at hand.


228 Bow Avenue, Banff, T1L 1A5 , Canada
Telephone: +1(403)7622261 | Fax: +1(403)7628093 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Bell service
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Telephone
  • Television

Wellness / Spa

  • Beauty salon
  • Steam room
  • Whirlpool / Hot tub

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 07:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The staff is awesome

There's nothing that the staff at Bow View Lodge won't do for you. From the moment you check in, the dedicated, friendly and knowledgeable staff is there to help you with most any request. The concierge can point you in the direction of entertainment venue, eateries, bars and the city's most popular tourist destinations.

A good family hotel

This hotel is happy to welcome families and offer spacious rooms and such amenities as adjoining rooms and babysitting services. Kids under 15 stay for free and the indoor heated pool, located just next door, is a boon, as are the many outdoor activities that are close at hand.

A great location

This hotel is located in a quiet part of the city, yet you are just a five minute walk from downtown Banff. With loads of restaurants, bars, eclectic and world-class shops within walking distance, you hardly need your car.

Negative Reviews

Needs an update

Although the guest rooms at Bow View Inn are spacious, the property is beginning to show its age. The water takes a long time to heat up and the carpeting and some furnishings are in need of replacement.

The walls are thin

The walls and ceilings at this hotel are rather thin which means that you can hear conversations from the rooms that surround you and footsteps from your overhead neighbours. For a quieter stay, be sure to request a corner room on the top floor.

Housekeeping is hit or miss

Sometimes the housekeeping staff at here is thorough and sometimes it really missed the mark. Carpets that need a good cleaning and dust in places long-neglected are the worst offenders.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1433 reviews across the web
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7.8 out of 10 based on 1433 reviews