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, 11 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

764 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 including: Castello's Ristorante, Waldhaus Restaurant, Waldhaus Pub, Grapes Wine Bar & Bistro, 1888 Chop House, Bow Valley Grill, Rundle Lounge, STOCK and the Ramsey Lounge & Samurai Sushi. 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$27 plus tax for self-parking and CA$41 plus tax for valet parking, per day (payable locally, subject to change).

*Denotes local charge.

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Sep 21, 2020 Kendell M Glacier National Park of Canada, Canada

We visited during Covid so was a little apprehensive, but everything was very clean and the staff were all very conscious to make sure they were following covid protocols. Room was great and Banff is always amazing!!!
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Sep 19, 2020 reichmec Edmonton, Alberta

We are fortunate to have stayed in quite a few Fairmonts across North America but this place is surely the jewel in their crown. Just in town for a 3 day getaway and it was great. Our room had a great view (665) and the hotel never ceases to amaze us. We did the complimentary 3 hour hike up Tunnel Mountain at 6 am with Harry. This kid was great.… Read more
We are fortunate to have stayed in quite a few Fairmonts across North America but this place is surely the jewel in their crown. Just in town for a 3 day getaway and it was great. Our room had a great view (665) and the hotel never ceases to amaze us. We did the complimentary 3 hour hike up Tunnel Mountain at 6 am with Harry. This kid was great. Very knowledgeable and personable. Just the 3 of us with the mountain to ourselves for a great sunrise. Did the biking from the hotel around the golf course , town , and lake as well. Enjoyed the gym and pools as well and the never ending top end service that we ran into throughout the hotel. Always a wonderful stay Read less
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Sep 17, 2020 812anastasiyad

We had a great stay at Fairmont Banff hotel. The stuff was very kind and polite, the ameneties were clean and accessible, the food was delicious and fresh ; great way to feel like royalty. We will definitely come back again for longer, specially for the spa. Two nights not enough. Thank you Daniel for the great service and for the great choice of… Read more
We had a great stay at Fairmont Banff hotel. The stuff was very kind and polite, the ameneties were clean and accessible, the food was delicious and fresh ; great way to feel like royalty. We will definitely come back again for longer, specially for the spa. Two nights not enough. Thank you Daniel for the great service and for the great choice of our room, best view ever. Read less
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Sep 14, 2020 LLE29 Edmonton, Canada

Traveled on the 11th to 13th of September and stayed on the concierge floor. What a wonderful experience. The gold level staff was great. The included breakfast and evening appetizers a welcome treat after a day of hiking. Beautiful location and a comfortable room. Special thanks to Shane Collins in the lounge. Great service and a nice young man.… Read more
Traveled on the 11th to 13th of September and stayed on the concierge floor. What a wonderful experience. The gold level staff was great. The included breakfast and evening appetizers a welcome treat after a day of hiking. Beautiful location and a comfortable room. Special thanks to Shane Collins in the lounge. Great service and a nice young man. What was special was he offered to send a recipe from one of the desserts and he followed through. Was so pleasantly surprised. What great service. A really special weekend. Thank you Fairmont and all the great staff Read less
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Sep 12, 2020 395edwardw Kelowna, Canada

Two day stay during pandemic About 50% occupancy Made for a more relaxed stay Well looked after despite lack of daily room servicing Restaurants all open Food excellent as always The place to stay in Banff