Fairmont Palliser

Calgary, Alberta

Virgin rating

The hotel

Fairmont Palliser first opened its doors to guests in 1914 as one of the Canadian Pacific Railroad Hotels. Today it’s one of Calgary’s landmark buildings, offering a superb range of amenities and luxury accommodation in the heart of downtown. Dining at the Rimrock is essential whilst here, an incredible Tudor-style restaurant with barrelled ceilings and massive stone fireplace. Don’t miss out on the hotel’s award-winning Sunday Brunch, served in the grand lobby and accompanied by live piano music – book early to avoid disappointment. For drinks and entertainment, there’s the Oak Room, a cosmopolitan meeting space, serving tapas and cocktails along with some very cool jazz. If you want to pamper yourself, RnR Wellness Spa offers the latest beauty treatments whilst the Boulevard Club features a eucalyptus steam room, 12-person spa and an indoor heated swimming pool.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Close to City Centre
  • Restaurant

Where is it

In the centre of town and connected to attractions via the Plus 15 Walkway system. Another city landmark, the Calgary Tower, is just next door. Transfer time from Calgary Airport: 25 minutes.

Hotel information

407 rooms on 11 floors in 1 building. All with air-conditioning, cable TV, telephone, WiFi access*, mini-bar*, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer, bathrobe and iron and board. Fairmont Rooms with 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Junior Suites are ideal for families, with either 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

1 Bedroom Suites have a spacious seating area with large windows and a separate bedroom area with bathroom. With either 1 king-size bed and a double sofa bed or 1 queen-size bed and a double sofa bed, sleeping maximum 3 adults or 2 adults and 1 child.

Fairmont Gold Rooms are found on a private concierge floor with upgraded services and amenities. Rooms are newly renovated and complete with modern business amenities including a CD player/alarm radio, complimentary shoeshine and nightly turndown service, morning delivery of coffee, tea or juice and choice of newspaper. With either 1 king-size bed, 1 queen-size bed or 2 double beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Fairmont Gold benefits include:

  • Private check-in
  • Exclusive lounge access
  • Continental breakfast and afternoon canapés
  • Complimentary DVD's, books and games
  • Computer access in the lounge
  • In-room internet access

Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar (open for breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and late-night happy hour). Starbucks. Afternoon tea*. The Boulevard Club - fitness centre with indoor swimming pool, large whirlpool, eucalyptus steam room, aerobics and gym. RnR Wellness Spa*. In-room massage treatments*. Self-parking CA$42 plus tax, per day Sun-Thu, CA$30 plus tax, per day Fri-Sat (payable locally, subject to change).

Please be aware that this property may be unsuitable for some guests due to 9 steps at the entrance. Wheelchair adapted rooms with partially accessible amenities or facilities available on request. Please note that these rooms are subject to availability and may be restricted to specific room categories and bedding arrangements. Rooms and facilities vary between hotels so please check at the time of booking. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

*Denotes local charge.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (1850)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating An amazing hotel with absolute 5-Star service

May 26, 2024 bamciver Olds, Canada

Fantastic service in the Gold Lounge! The hotel offers some of the most refined and perfected hospitality services in the industry. The staff are extremely loyal (staff serving us were celebrating their 20 year service anniversary with Fairmont) and committed.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating The best of times

May 25, 2024 Q6802SMfrankt

The food was fabulous, The hotel is great and the concierge took care of us and set us up with all our adventures. What a great time. The history about the city and the hotel is amazing. The cleanest city I’ve ever seen. I heard only one siren and it was an ambulance.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cozy stay like in the Castle

May 24, 2024 vovando Vancouver, Canada

The hotel is very well located in the Downtown area with very good amenities. The staff is very friendly, and the rooms are cozy and comfortable. You feel like in the old Castle. We are very happy with our recent stay! Everything around is in the walking distance.
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May 23, 2024 Tara O

The hotel is typical for an older fairmont. There are things I would say need updating but it looks like they are getting around to it. The thing I want to highlight is the wonderful staff in the Fairmont Gold lounge. They were so accommodating! My husband came for knee surgery so they helped me change to wheelchair accessible room. They… Read more
The hotel is typical for an older fairmont. There are things I would say need updating but it looks like they are getting around to it. The thing I want to highlight is the wonderful staff in the Fairmont Gold lounge. They were so accommodating! My husband came for knee surgery so they helped me change to wheelchair accessible room. They were always checking in “how’s he doing today!?” They were always asking how they could make my stay more comfortable. I had a hair in my sausage and they were mortified. The staff really cares! I would recommend this hotel. Don’t expect super beautiful rooms but the staff if beautiful!!! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Girls night in the city - Incredible time.

May 22, 2024 Amber M

The Palliser is always a great experience when staying in the city. The entire time you are within the hotel you really feel the quality in the facility and staff. They always thank you for returning to their property and ensure you have everything you could ever need while staying there.