Glacier View Inn – Hotel Review

 

View from the deck of the Glacier View Inn, after all the crowds have cleared out for the day.

 

Glacier View Inn 

 

Located on Icefields Parkway in Alberta, Canada 185 km North of Banff, 104 km South of Jasper.  The Glacier View Inn is a tale of two hotels.  Located on the 3rd floor of the Glacier Discover Center which from 8 am to 5 pm is full of people coming and going from tours and hikes to the Athabasca Glacier.  From 5 pm on the whole area clears out and you can have the area to your self.  We spent one night here in late July.   It snowed on the glacier the night before we got here.  Needless to say any visit this far North even in the summer make sure you pack appropriate clothes.

As for the hotel itself it was great.  A mix between and chalet and a Best Western.  The room was great, we stayed in the rooms with a loft for our kids.  Defiantly worth staying the night.

Restaurants: There are 2 food options here.  The Dining Room is a more expensive restaurant.  It serves 3 meals but has pretty strict hours so check that if you plan on eating here.  There is a cafeteria style restaurant.  It is open during the day when visitors are in the Glacier Discover Center.  We ate at both places, neither were amazing but there were only two choices.

Coming Soon The Glacier Adventure, which is really the reason to stay at the Glacier View Inn

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