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Sundre, Canada
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

I read the reviews and was cautiously optimistic as we checked into the hotel. Having learned from other reviews, we chose to check in after the ice field tours had closed for the day, so it was much less hectic! The layout is confusing and we did have to look around to find out where to check in, but the...

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 10 August 2016

The hotel was clean and comfortable but a no frill one. It's a bit pricey but that's most for it's location. The quiet sunrise and sunsets are amazing. It's location is ideal for exploring the Athabasca glacier at one's own pace. As a hotel guest, will have fast track access to the Brewster operated tours. The disadvantage of this hotel...

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Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The hotel was expensive but we had a glacier view and it was awesome! The hotel is older and so as other reviews state, the shower is spotty and food is expensive but being right there, across from this amazing view is well worth the price! We wish we could have stayed a couple of nights, but they were all...

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Hallway outdated and smells Rooms are nice ( peeling paint) but way overpriced the bathroom has a huge window and the glarier view bedroom has a window the size of approx. 5fthigh and 2 ft. wide ---ridiculous. Nice bathroom but cannot plug the sink. All the bedrooms have 2 queen-sized beds. Some rooms ( not facing the glacier) have a...

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Calgary
Reviewed 8 August 2016

I think the design of the loft is flawed. There is no air circulation and all the CO2 gets stored up in the loft. It gets very hot. You can not really leave the window open and risk sleeping with the wind coming from the glaciers. With windows closed all the hot air go up and get stored in the...

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Vanessa M, Manager at The Glacier View Inn, responded to this review

Good day shaf2016993, Thank you for your comments about your stay with us. All our rooms are now equipped with at least two fans in each room, one for the main level and one for the loft level. The glacier winds is a great option to help lower the temperature in the rooms but if guests do not want that...

Winnipeg
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Staff was very friendly once we battled the horde of people to get to the lobby. That was my biggest problem. Would be nice if the lobby had a separate entrance. Found the loft room un believable hot on the first night and had trouble sleeping because of it. But the view made up for it.

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Lethbridge
Reviewed 4 August 2016

Our family had the opportunity to stay in the Glacier View Inn twice in a weeks time. The views were fantastic and you paid for it which we anticipated given it is the Rockies in high season. The restaurant staff was a lot of fun, however, the food was average but very expensive. We ate in Jasper on our return...

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elizabeth city
Reviewed 3 August 2016

Location, location, location. That's what this hotel offers. Room was clean enough but $244 USD for the night is too much. If they added breakfast it would help. If you don't get a glacier view room it is ok. There is a nice balcony with a view.

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Vanessa M, Manager at The Glacier View Inn, responded to this review

Dear beaufordtjustice, First off thank you very much for the compliments on our location as it is one of our best features here! Thank you as well for posting your review on Tripadvisor as we love hearing from our guests about their stay with us. Our prices are based on a very competitive market with in our area and we...

Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A great big room, very well equipped, comfortable and clean. Fabulous location. However the room 304 was very hot although a fan was provided. It was also extremely noisy with the other guests, the plumbing and a generator or God knows what it was being on day and night. Did not get much sleep. The food at the cafeteria is...

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Hello Severine V, I thank you for your comments on your stay with us at the Glacier View Inn. I loved hearing that you found our rooms to great and comfortable and that our location was fabulous for you and your partner. We do apologize for your room being too hot for you but glad you were provided a fan...

Sherwood Park
Reviewed 3 August 2016

We stayed at the lodge and did the glacier tour and skywalk. Recommended to go early in the morning for best visit to the Glacier. Lots of fun for all ages. Amazing family memories on the ice field trip.

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The Glacier View Inn is a model of environmentally sensitive design, built to incorporate the pristine environment that it surrounds. There are 32 guest rooms - most have at least two queen beds and a loft. All are well appointed, with satellite TV, and direct dial phones. Many rooms offer spectacular views of surrounding mountains and glaciers but you should make sure to request a room with a view early as these are the first to go. Most rooms are well suited for families needing more space than a conventional hotel room, as well as traditional sized rooms for couples or individuals. Open April through October. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Glacier View Inn

Address: Icefields Parkway (Highway #93 North) | Just north of the Banff/Jasper National Park Border, Jasper National Park, Alberta T1L 1J3, Canada (Formerly Columbia Icefield Chalet)
Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Jasper National Park
Price Range: €80 - €224 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Glacier View Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 32
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“Get a room with a Glacier View”
  • The view from Room # 305 - spectaculer!
 of 5 bubbles Etoile_of_NE_Ohio, 2 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the rear of the hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Tanya-Glen, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Bring your food with you”
  • view outside
 of 5 bubbles fahym, 18 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Pull out couch bed is not comfortable. Loft with glacier view only has tiny window anyway, so don't pay extra.”
 of 5 bubbles EstherG249, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
“When you arrive park in the parking lot on the south side of the building where all the buses are”
 of 5 bubbles Normu, 29 Sep 2016 | Read review
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