Fairmont Banff Springs
What We Love
- Stables and a championship golf course on the resort grounds
- An award-winning spa, decked with waterfalls and a mineral pool
- Jaw-dropping Bow River views
- There are 11 restaurants, cafés, and bars onsite
What To Know
- This resort was once dubbed “ The Castle in the Rockies” and owned by the Canadian Pacific Railway
- Families should book a room in the more spacious Stanley Thompson wing
- Don’t miss neon blacklight bowling at the property’s entertainment center
- Ski season stretches from mid-November to mid-May here
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
Guests choose this 125-year-old resort for access to world-famous ski slopes, hikes, and “champagne powder,” as the inimitable snow on Rocky Mountain is called—though the wow-factor isn’t just limited to its natural surroundings. With its turrets and stonewalls, the dramatic exteriors of this alpine castle are a worthy match for its picture-perfect backdrop, while in-room flourishes like chandeliers and crown molding hint at its 19th-century origins (the property’s initial wood incarnation burnt down in 1926, but was swiftly replaced two years later). Despite nearly 800 rooms and suites, the resort’s grand and almost overwhelming scale is juxtaposed with personalized service: the friendly mixologist at the Rundle Lounge is always ready to stir up a custom-made cocktail, while the attentive concierge staff has been known to assist with wedding proposals. The extensive dining selection here is practically a culinary kingdom of its own; highlights include a seasonal sushi bar, a high tea service, and a fondue restaurant housed in a picturesque Bavarian cottage.
In the Area
The resort is an hour and half’s drive from Calgary, though you’re most likely here to escape the city. With a trio of the area’s best mountains just short drives away, you can ski a different summit every day (guests have access to ski at the Fairmont’s other properties, in Sunshine Village, Lake Louise, and Banff Mount Norquay). During the summer months, opt for a self-guided road trip—the concierge can help you plan—that hits area attractions like a 1930s-era bathhouse, the Banff Gondola, and Mount Norquay Road, where you’ll spy plenty of wildlife such as bighorn sheep, elk, and even bears.
How to Get There
I enjoyed the stay.Great hotel,great hospitality.Excellent warm service.No problems whatsoever.Good breakfast.I would love to spend more time in this great hotel.Truly a memorable experience.Stayed in other Fairmont but this seems best.
All I can say is wow, what a wonderful hotel. Filled with old world style and class. The service hear us impeccable. Nothing is a problem, very friendly and professional staff. Would recommend this hotel to all my friends and family.
Stayed here during a ski holiday and the have nothing to fault. The rooms were immaculate, and the facilities also great. There is a bus stop not far from the hotel to get yourself to and from the ski resorts.
Banff, Canada is a must see for everyone at least once and the Fairmont Banff Springs is a must stay venue when there. The Balkan Restaurant and Maple Leaf Restaurants in Banff are both nothing short of spectacular and memorable for wonderful meals and a dining experience.
Very friendly staff and not one bad attitude the whole stay. Concierge arranged 7 days of activities and meals since we had not been there before. It worked out perfectly. My twins are 11 years old and have traveled quite a bit and said they want to go back next year