Fairmont Palliser

Calgary, Alberta

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 (1595)
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  • Poor (150)
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Nov 15, 2019 Scenic30515

What a beautiful Hotel in looks and stature. Great facilities. Perfect location, easy walking distance to CBD/Shopping/Restaurants etc. Good hotel restaurant, bar and entertainment. Very lovely, roomy and comfortable rooms. Friendly, happy and helpful staff. We enjoyed our stay and would return.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Little value for money

Nov 13, 2019 maartenvanmarcke Calgary, Canada

Historical building and good service. The cost outweighs the quality you get 250 CAD for a room is excessive, the room was close 3 to 4 star hotel, but you would expect higher range 4 star to 5 star hotel. Go for breakfast in the beautiful lobby but do not stay overnight.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Loved the gold level service

Nov 12, 2019 janicep255 Kalispell, Montana

Very surprised at the level of service and amenities at this 100 year old hotel. We stayed on the gold level so I can only speak to that, the breakfast and evening appetizers that were served in the penthouse were far above our expectations. In fact, the breakfast was the best free breakfast we have ever had anywhere, we had lattes every morning… Read more
Very surprised at the level of service and amenities at this 100 year old hotel. We stayed on the gold level so I can only speak to that, the breakfast and evening appetizers that were served in the penthouse were far above our expectations. In fact, the breakfast was the best free breakfast we have ever had anywhere, we had lattes every morning and they had just so many other options I can’t even list. Our last evening for appetizers we did not even go to dinner as they had sushi rolls and it was plenty for us. A huge plus for us was that the hotel is pet friendly (although we never saw another pet the entire time). Hotel has valet with in and out privileges and the staff is very friendly. There is a nicely sized gym with nice equipment and a pool and jacuzzi. We would stay again for sure. Read less
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Nov 4, 2019 gunarathanam c

We all enjoyed the thanks giving dinner with our friends and family good service with glass of wine wow This is a great hotel downtown, easy walking distance to many pubs and fine dining great staff as well
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice rooms and well located

Oct 26, 2019 Robert S Sydney, Australia

I stayed 2 nights for business. The rooms were spacious and well appointed. The restaurant downstairs was good. The gym is small considering the demand - perhaps I was attending during peak times at 7am each morning. I would definitely stay again.