Bow View Lodge

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Overview of Bow View Lodge

Bow View Lodge

2.0 star property
Riverfront hotel with restaurant, near Cave and Basin National Historic Site

7.8/10 Good

1,002 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • 24/7 front desk
  • Laundry facilities
The price is ₹7,713
Price available on 23/10/2022
228 Bow Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1A5
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Ski storage
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Concierge services
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Banff
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 1 min drive
  • Upper Hot Springs - 7 min drive
  • Banff Gondola - 13 min drive
  • Banff National Park - 20 min drive

Getting around

  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 93 min drive
  • Banff Station - 6 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Bow View Lodge

Hotel by the river
Take advantage of a roundtrip airport shuttle, a terrace, and dry cleaning/laundry services at Bow View Lodge. In addition to babysitting and a restaurant, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also enjoy perks such as:
  • Free self parking
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), express check-out, and a front desk safe
  • A porter/bellhop, smoke-free premises, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Guest reviews say good things about the central location, helpful staff, and overall condition
Room features
All guestrooms at Bow View Lodge offer amenities such as free WiFi. Guest reviews give good marks for the clean, comfortable rooms at the property.
Extra conveniences in all rooms include:
  • Bathrooms with free toiletries and hair dryers
  • 32-inch TVs with cable channels
  • Mini fridges, coffee/tea makers, and heating


English, French

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 58 rooms
  • Arranged over 3 floors


  • Check-in time from 4 PM - 7 AM
  • Express check-in/out
  • Minimum check-in age - 21
  • Check-out time is 11:00 AM

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


  • Up to 2 children (16 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Babysitting*


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Onsite parking limited
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options


  • Airport shuttle*

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge) 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–noon on weekends
  • Restaurant

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)

What to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Ski lessons nearby
  • Scooter/moped rentals nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Ski storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


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


  • English
  • French

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

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

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of CAD 23 for adults and CAD 13 for children (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Babysitting is available for an extra charge

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.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

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

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Bow View Banff
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Frequently asked questions

Does Bow View Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Bow View Lodge?
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.
Are pets allowed at Bow View Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Bow View Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
Is airport shuttle service offered by Bow View Lodge?
Yes, an airport shuttle is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Bow View Lodge?
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.
What is there to do at Bow View Lodge and nearby?
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. Enjoy amenities like a picnic area and access to a nearby indoor pool.
Are there restaurants at or near Bow View Lodge?
Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include St James's Gate Irish Pub (3-min walk), Earl's (4-min walk), and Magpie and Stump (5-min walk).
What's the area around Bow View Lodge like?
Bow View Lodge is located by the river, a short 6-minute walk from Banff Station and 18 minutes' walk from Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Travelers say the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Good for a night!
Cute little hotel. View of the river/mountains was nice! Probably needs an upgrade the hotel, but good enough for a night.
View from our room.
iuliana, 1-night trip with friends
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6/10 Good

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We stayed two nights, and the location is great because it is at the end of a busy street and right next to the river. It was quiet (except for the train that goes by but I’m fairly certain you hear that all throughout Banff) and clean. My disappointment comes from the cost and lack of things, I’m assuming because it’s ‘high season’ and was a long weekend - we paid just over 400$ a night for two double beds. That already in itself is a lot and I wouldn’t have chosen to stay for the price however there were no other choices or only more expensive ones left. The beds are ok - they aren’t horrible and they aren’t super comfortable, they get the job done. There is NOWHERE to plug anything in- this is an obvious OLDER building, and their choice of toiletries, pretty sure I could have picked up better quality things from the dollar store. The lamps are original or from early 90’s, and they could easily replace with some led lights with usb plug ins. Overall rhe place is clean, visibly old - tiles missing ( which are only the stick on kind) wall paper peeling all throughout the room and bathroom, toilet was questionable - and to top off our 400$/night stay, we got the state of the art white plastic chairs for our balcony. Would I say NOT to stay here? No. But despite their reasoning for their prices , I wouldn’t pay that ever again. That’s the most I’ve paid for a room per night and while it wasn’t horrible, it wasn’t worth what we paid. Shop around.
Chantale, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Adam, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

niki, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dan, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Floyd, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

No ac but I was given amd extra table fan. Banff is a very crowded place which allows for very high prices. This hotel was one of the least expensive but was still $275 a night. Temp. Cooled down at night, it was quiet, pretty clean. Old, needs up dating but then it would cost a lot more….
Colleen, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Mike, 4-night trip
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6/10 Good

The hotel is older and the rooms are dated, but we expected that from reading previous reviews. Biggest issue was not having AC, which made it a little uncomfortable to sleep.
3-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Great accommodations for the price
Air conditioning would have been nice in our room but otherwise fine
Debbie, 1-night family trip
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