Bow View Lodge

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

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Bow View Lodge

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Point of interest
Point of interest
Signature Studio Suite, River View
Daily buffet breakfast (CAD 23 per person)

Overview of Bow View Lodge



Property highlights

  • Laundry facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Airport transfer
  • 24/7 front desk
228 Bow Ave, Banff, AB, T1L 1A5
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast available
  • Ski storage
  • Babysitting
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Vending machine
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Hair salon
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Babysitting (surcharge)
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

Run of House

  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 Double Bed

Standard Room, 1 King Bed with Sofa bed

  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Signature Studio Suite, River View

  • 54 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Queen Murphy Beds

Premium Room, 1 King Bed, River View

  • 16 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed

Family Suite

  • 37 sq m
  • Sleeps 6
  • 2 Double Beds, 1 Queen Bed and 1 Double Sofa Bed

Room, Multiple Beds, River View

  • 16 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 Queen Bed and 1 Twin Bed

Standard Room, 2 Double Beds

  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Standard Double (Pet Room)

  • 16 sq m
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

Room, 2 Double Beds, River View

  • 16 sq m
  • River view
  • Sleeps 4
  • 2 Double Beds

About this area

What's nearby

  • Heart of Banff
  • Banff National Park Information Centre - 1 min drive
  • Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau - 1 min drive
  • Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity - 3 min drive
  • Fairmont Banff Springs Bowling Centre - 5 min drive
  • Upper Hot Springs - 7 min drive
  • Banff Gondola - 8 min drive
  • Sunshine Village - 20 min drive
  • Banff National Park - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 95 min drive
  • Banff Station - 6 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)


  • The Bear Street Tavern - 4 min walk
  • Tooloulous - 5 min walk
  • Hello Sunshine - 4 min walk
  • Cedar House Investments Ltd - 5 min walk
  • Pacini Banff - 8 min walk

About this property

Bow View Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Banff, Bow View Lodge features an airport shuttle. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, kayaking, and mountain biking. Also, this hotel is 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Upper Hot Springs. Fellow travelers like the overall property condition.


English, French


Sustainability practices

Housekeeping on request
Reusable cups
Water-efficient toilets
This information is provided by our partners.

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-out available
  • 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 each morning (surcharge)
  • Restaurant

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)
  • 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
  • Hair salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Ski storage


  • 1 building/tower
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Reusable cups only


  • Elevator
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

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
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste (on request)
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Mini-fridge


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Recycling
  • Water-efficient toilets only

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately CAD 23 for adults and CAD 13 for children
  • 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.


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Bow Lodge
Bow View
Bow View Banff
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Bow View Hotel 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.
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.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Marc-Andre, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Dale, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Michael, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Nice Hotel - convenient for walking to things
The location of the hotel was perfect for walking to shops and restaurants. So close to the trail by the water. Has parking as well. It's definitely a little outdated but overall a good place to stay.
Lisa, 2-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Sophie, 1-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Anywhere But Here
Not a good stay. The location of this hotel is great and the room was spacious. There is no air conditioning and the room has a balcony that is shared with all other, one long balcony. People where on the balcony smoking and drinking. Room was so hot, couldn’t even leave patio door open because of the cigarette smoke. Carpet in the room was extremely dirty. Very limited parking.
Kimberley, 1-night family trip
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6/10 Good

Correct, but doesn't worth the price
Correct bedroom, useful equipment. Although, for the expensive price, they could do some effort on the maintenance and decoration: it felt old and too expensive for what it was.
Frederic, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Robert, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Clean and comfortable room. It is a little bit outdated. My only concern was how hot it was in the room. They have no AC and give you a small fan. The window does not open. The sliding glass door does. But when you open it, people are allowed to smoke on the balcony, so the smoke comes in. Trains do come by this location. The last one was around 1:11 AM. In the morning a dog was barking between eight and 9:45 AM. I complained twice to the front desk. Later I complained to management who seemed to be receptive to constructive criticism. They said the dog that was barking belonged to a person that was trying to work on the property. This hotel has so much potential. It is close to town. But when you can’t sit in your room because it’s so hot and you have to open up the doors and have the issues with smoke and a train I would rather pay a couple dollars more to stay somewhere else. You have to park a distance from the property. The pool and hot tub are in a different building from the property. You have to play hide and go seek to find the one and only ice machine which should be explained to you on check-in.
Jennifer, 1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

The Bow View is definitely showing its age. My room was SO HOT and the thermostat was broken. It was very frustrating and I did not sleep well. If I had not been in a rush to connect with my travel group, I would have complained, but there was no time. There are several other options in Banff that are better than the Bow View for the price. I do not recommend this place.
Maria, 1-night trip
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