Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
What We Love
- Spicy Caesar cocktails (Canada’s version of the Bloody Mary) in the Lakeview Lounge upon arrival
- Sunrise canoeing on the world famous lake
- Hiking the Lake Agnes trail to a secret teahouse (of the same name), where you can enjoy more than 100 types of tea and sweets with breathtaking views of the Bow Valley
What To Know
- Free WiFi; just sign up for Fairmont’s President’s Club loyalty program (free) at check-in
- More for families than for couples looking for a romantic getaway; there are numerous kid-friendly classes
- The scene at the indoor pool (there is no outdoor pool) can be wall-to-wall children
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
The majestic lobby bears the perfectly preserved grandeur of yesteryear. Adorned with oil paintings, polished wood and plush carpets, the space is capped with a chandelier and a grand staircase straight out of a Victorian novel. The lobby opens onto the iconic Lakeview Lounge, with its majestic plate glass windows and remarkable view of the lake and glacier. Kids will love Marcus, the hotel’s golden Lab “pet ambassador,” who wanders the lobby. (Note: He can be walked around the grounds Monday to Friday).
Bed and Bath
The entry-level Fairmont Rooms are on the small side, as are the Fairmont Lake View Rooms (but come with an upgraded view). All rooms are carpeted and include stately furniture finished in old-fashioned wood and brass, and truly comfortable beds. In the marble-tiled bathrooms you’ll find Rose 31 products by Le Labo.
Walliser Stube elevates the classic fondue meal to new heights. Recently renovated in bright woods, this Swiss-German restaurant leaves every palate satisfied with its inventive take on classic fare. Make reservations before you arrive; this experience gets booked up most evenings. For a nightcap head downstairs to the Western-inspired Glacier Saloon for cold local drafts, hockey on almost every TV and maybe a game of pool in the wee hours. The Chateau Deli is great for a quick breakfast and is also the only place you can find a decent latte within 20 miles. The spa features products and treatments by Aveda.
In the Area
Just on the other side of the Trans-Canada Highway lies one of North America’s premier ski resorts, also aptly named Lake Louise. The Fairmont’s shuttle runs to the ski resort regularly. In the winter (November to May) enjoy some of the best skiing imaginable; in the summer the resort’s gondola takes visitors up the mountain for natural pursuits such as wildlife watching and hiking. All of this activity is bound to work up an appetite. For an elegant evening head over to the Post Hotel and Spa for dinner and a bottle of wine from its 25,000-bottle cellar.
How to Get There
Once again, we had an amazing stay for husband’s birthday! Thank you Gold Team for the most beautiful room. We really enjoyed sipping our coffee in the morning and looking out at two amazing views. Thank you, Nick in the Lakeview Lounge, it really was a nice surprise. Thank you, Robert in the Fairview for making our dining during and after so special. Thank you Fairview chef for creating a delightful vegan dinner! This property with all the cheerful staff always knocks it out of the park! We look forward to staying here again in the new year:)
The Fairmont Lake Louise overlooks one of the most beautiful places on the planet. If you visit the Chateau Lake Louise be sure to stay in a lake view room and a stunning vista will greet you every morning. In the summer months hike up to the Tea House at Stanley Glacier. In winter be sure to bring your skates for a glide across the lake.
As you get off the hill you see this big tan colored building nestled in snow covered tree. A welcome from hotel with nice decoration in the reception area. Four restaurants and a 24 hr deli, plus spa, gym and pool available. We stayed on the 7th floor where you had private access to snacks and drinks. The view to Lake Louise was breathtaking and if you get up shortly before the sunrises you witness the beauty unfold. We are here about a week to early for the Lake to be official open for ice skating but it’s the beginning of November and it’s frozen already. I would recommend three days stay is plenty