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Bow View Lodge

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Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed | Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Signature Studio Suite, River View | Private kitchenette | Mini-fridge, coffee/tea maker
Signature Studio Suite, River View | Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Room, 2 Double Beds, River View | Hypo-allergenic bedding, blackout drapes, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Bow View Lodge

Bow View Lodge

2.0 star property

7.8/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping
228 Bow Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1A5

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationBanff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau5 min walk
  • Popular LocationBanff National Park Information Centre5 min walk
  • Popular LocationBanff Centre for Arts and Creativity18 min walk
  • AirportBanff, AB (YBA)7 min drive

Room options

About this area


Bow View Lodge is located on a river and in a walkable area with good shopping. While the natural beauty of Cave and Basin National Historic Site and Tunnel Mountain can be enjoyed by anyone, those looking for an activity can check out Upper Hot Springs. Banff Park Museum and Victoria Glacier are also worth visiting. Take in the nearby slopes with cross-country skiing and downhill skiing, or check out other outdoor activities such as ice skating and snowshoeing. Guests appreciate the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 5 min walk
  • Banff National Park Information Centre - 5 min walk
  • Minnewanka Loop / Lake Johnson - 7 min walk
  • Central Park - 7 min walk
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Banff Station - 6 min walk
  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 94 min drive


  • JK Bakery Cafe - 3 min walk
  • St James's Gate Irish Pub - 3 min walk
  • Earl's - 4 min walk
  • Magpie and Stump - 5 min walk
  • Wild Flour Bakery - 5 min walk

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), access to a nearby indoor pool, and express check-out
  • Concierge services, a porter/bellhop, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews say good things about the central location, helpful staff, and overall condition
Room features
All 58 rooms 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
  • Recycling, mini fridges, and coffee/tea makers


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.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Limited onsite parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking available
  • Onsite parking includes off-street options
  • Roundtrip airport shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee 7:00 AM–11:00 AM on weekdays and 7:00 AM–noon on weekends: CAD 23 for adults and CAD 13 for children
  • 1 restaurant

Things to do

  • Access to nearby indoor pool

Family friendly

  • Access to nearby indoor pool
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Mini-fridge


  • Elevator
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Ski storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Reusable cups only
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


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


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


  • 32-inch TV
  • Cable channels

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-fridge


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone
  • Recycling
  • Water-efficient toilets only

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Check-in from 4 PM - 7 AM
Minimum check-in age - 21


Check-out before 11:00 AM
Express check-out available

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
2 children, up to the age of 16 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: CAD 23 for adults and CAD 13 for children (approximately)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Property is also known as

Bow Lodge
Bow View
Bow View Banff
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Bow View Hotel Banff
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Bow View Lodge Hotel
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Frequently asked questions

Is Bow View Lodge pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much does it cost to stay at Bow View Lodge?

As of Dec 5, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Bow View Lodge on Dec 13, 2022 start from $72.36, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Bow View Lodge?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Bow View Lodge?

Check-in is from 4 PM - 7 AM.

What time is check-out at Bow View Lodge?

Check-out is at 11:00 AM.

Does Bow View Lodge provide a shuttle to the airport?

Yes, there's an airport shuttle.

Where is Bow View Lodge located?

Located in the heart of Banff, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Tunnel Mountain, and Banff Gondola. Upper Hot Springs is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) away. Banff Station is 6 minutes by foot.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Bow View Lodge and receive a full refund?

Yes, Bow View Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Bow View Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.

Overall score and ratings



Rating 10 - Excellent. 322 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "10 - Excellent 32%
Rating 8 - Good. 392 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "8 - Good 39%
Rating 6 - Okay. 161 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "6 - Okay 16%
Rating 4 - Poor. 80 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "4 - Poor 8%
Rating 2 - Terrible. 47 out of 1002 reviews" "
" "2 - Terrible 5%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
great location, right by the river but walking distance to downtown.

4/10 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities
The staff were not friendly or hospitable. The room was terribly HOT and we did not sleep at all, there was very few channells on the TV. One time i went down to get more coffee and the staff member did not even look at me or acknowledge me. The rug was ripped and dirty and the room smelled.
Stayed 3 nights in Nov 2022

8/10 Good

Neal, Hillsborough
Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
The rooms with river views are excellent for the sense of peace and quiet. The non-river view rooms would be much less compelling.
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

4/10 Poor

Traveled with partner
Disliked: Amenities
Parking not guaranteed with room, party place on weekends long after midnight, ice & pop machines were on the same wall as our room, very noisy, wifi didn’t work most of the time, fridge worked like a freezer.
Stayed 4 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Property is right next to the Bow River and its walking paths. Only a 2 minute walk from all the major restaurants and shopping on main street. Underground parking at no extra charge and very close to bus services. Beds were very comfortable.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Business traveler
Liked: Staff & service
Location was very good, right next to the river.
Stayed 5 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Based on its location, it is easily the best bang for your buck.
Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2022

8/10 Good

Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness
We got a room with a view of the river and we were able to see the colors of the sunset in the skies if we looked to the right from our balcony. All the front desk staff we talked to were very friendly and helpful. The bed was comfortable with clean bedding. The room did need a very thorough vacuuming. There were only the outlet by the sink and two free slots on a power strip to use to charge our devices. This was a major drawback for us since we had multiple devices to charge for the the next day. The location is very convenient as we were able to walk most of the town easily. It is next to the Bow River Trail so it was not far from the Bow Falls and the Cave & Basin site. We saw elk along the trail two days in a row. To me, there are more pros than cons to this place. If I can get a good price, I would stay here again.
Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2022

10/10 Excellent

Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location. Nice and clean place. Very friendly staff.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2022

4/10 Poor

Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Disliked: Staff & service
The property was very nice. We would have preferred that the balcony which ran the length of the building, had some sort of privacy separation between units.
Stayed 2 nights in Sep 2022