Fairmont Banff Springs

Banff, Alberta

The hotel

Known as Canada's 'Castle in the Rockies', Fairmont Banff Springs is a world-renowned iconic resort and stands as a symbol of Canadian hospitality. Located in the heart of Banff National Park with some truly breathtaking views, this is a place so magical you'll think you awoke in a storybook. With renovated guest rooms and suites, 10 dining outlets, a Willow Stream spa, bowling centre, shopping and entertainment, there is something for everyone. Access three nearby ski areas and explore the National Park, with cross-country skiing, ice skating and horse drawn sleigh rides available almost from your doorstep.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Ski
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Golf
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In a beautiful location, only 1 km from downtown Banff, easily reached by on foot or public transit*. Transfer time from Calgary Airport: 1 hour 35 minutes.

Hotel information

757 rooms on 9 floors in 3 wings with 8 lifts. All with satellite TV with pay-per-view films, WiFi Internet access*, telephone, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Fairmont Rooms with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 twin beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are larger with either 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 queen-size beds sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites have 1 king-size bed and a sleeper sofa, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont Gold Rooms are located on the 4th and 5th floors with private check-in and access to exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge which offers continental breakfast, tea and coffee and complimentary evening canapés (5:00pm–7:00pm), rooms have either 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds and sleep maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

10 restaurants and lounges: Vermillion Room, 1888 Chop House, Castello Italiana, Waldhaus Restaurant, Waldhaus Pub & Beirgarten, Rundle Bar, Ramsey Bar, Grapes Wine & Bistro, STOCK Food & Drink, Afternoon Tea. Indoor and outdoor heated swimming pools and whirlpool. Willow Stream Spa* with mineral pool and fitness centre* with classes, cardio-equipment and free weights. Bowling centre*. Golf course*. Tennis*. Horseback riding*. Ice rink*. Gift shops. WiFi access* in public areas. There is also a frequent shuttle* to Mount Norquay, Sunshine and Lake Louise for downhill and cross-country skiing in the winter months. Car parking CA$29 plus tax for self-parking and CA$43 plus tax for valet parking, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Just fantastic!

Feb 26, 2021 Corneliacornelis

Incredible service and attention to detail. Fairmont Banff Springs excels in pleasing and making the most of their guests visit! From the minute you pull up to the hotel until the time you leave, the hotel staff make you feel welcome and served! We highly reccomend! The only thing we'd recommend is a few upgrades in the rooms, eg. the "whistling,… Read more
Incredible service and attention to detail. Fairmont Banff Springs excels in pleasing and making the most of their guests visit! From the minute you pull up to the hotel until the time you leave, the hotel staff make you feel welcome and served! We highly reccomend! The only thing we'd recommend is a few upgrades in the rooms, eg. the "whistling, creaky" air system that makes quite a lot of noise and gets irritating when trying to sleep. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wedding of a lifetime

Feb 22, 2021 J248CTwilliams Airdrie, Canada

Due to restrictions my bride to be were forced to cancel and change our wedding plans many times. We finally decided to get married outdoors in Banff and stay at the Royal Suite at the Springs. It's a decision I would make a hundred times over. The hotel went above and beyond in terms of service, quality and care. All the staff were incredibly… Read more
Due to restrictions my bride to be were forced to cancel and change our wedding plans many times. We finally decided to get married outdoors in Banff and stay at the Royal Suite at the Springs. It's a decision I would make a hundred times over. The hotel went above and beyond in terms of service, quality and care. All the staff were incredibly helpful and gracious. Dinner and breakfast at The Vermilion Room was as great as ever with top quality food and extremely well trained staff. The room was an experience in itself. While being on the top scale of price, you could not put a price on the views and privacy the room provides. If ever anyone gets the chance to splurge on that room, I would always recommend doing so, it's a decision you wouldn't regret. I would like to send a massive thank you and shout out to the entire Fairmont staff for making our experience beyond what we had hoped for and making our wedding weekend one that we will never forget! Read less
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Feb 21, 2021 chdmlry Calgary, Canada

We celebrated our 15th anniversary at the Banff Springs this weekend. We have never stayed here before. What an experience it is to be treated like royalty. From the moment we pulled up and were helped by the valet team, through the check-in staff, concierge and everyone at all the lounges, restaurants etc. A weekend we will remember for a long… Read more
We celebrated our 15th anniversary at the Banff Springs this weekend. We have never stayed here before. What an experience it is to be treated like royalty. From the moment we pulled up and were helped by the valet team, through the check-in staff, concierge and everyone at all the lounges, restaurants etc. A weekend we will remember for a long time. It’s not an inexpensive weekend. But if you can make it work, you will not be disappointed! We stayed in a standard Fairmont View Room. It’s not huge. But it had all the amenities one would expect at a 5 star resort. Thanks to Sarah, Carmen, Jeff, Molly and all the others who assisted us. We Will Be Back! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Always a pleasure

Feb 21, 2021 T8354YFmartas

We come out to the mountains quite a lot throughout the year and used to stay at different hotels but only stay at the Fairmont now because the service and attention to detail is truly unbeatable. Rooms are always impeccably clean, beds are extremely comfortable, service is on point, food is excellent and outdoor activities with the kids are made… Read more
We come out to the mountains quite a lot throughout the year and used to stay at different hotels but only stay at the Fairmont now because the service and attention to detail is truly unbeatable. Rooms are always impeccably clean, beds are extremely comfortable, service is on point, food is excellent and outdoor activities with the kids are made so easy to organize. We love cross country skiing, skating and sledding. We love the pool. Everything is so easy and accessible. Always feels like a treat and a real vacation. Read less
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Feb 14, 2021 tias755

Fairmont is an amazing place to get away for a week or even a weekend. The service is outstanding and any problem ive occurred while staying with them theyve corrected and went above and beyond to make my stay exceptional! They have many activities to do if you're thinking about just staying around the hotel itself. This is our favorite get away.