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.

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Traveller rating

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Jan 13, 2021 jknow2000 Penticton, Canada

Overall pleasant stay, other than room temperature which required wearing a coat in room. Finally had it fixed after freezing for two days. Hotel not aware of free room offer on web site. New loyalty program is confusing and not as generous/flexible as old plan. No more free nights, hotel credit dollars or room upgrades. So not really a loyalty… Read more
Overall pleasant stay, other than room temperature which required wearing a coat in room. Finally had it fixed after freezing for two days. Hotel not aware of free room offer on web site. New loyalty program is confusing and not as generous/flexible as old plan. No more free nights, hotel credit dollars or room upgrades. So not really a loyalty program. This has removed all incentive to book exclusively with Fairmont. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Fantastic Stay!

Jan 9, 2021 Marites8 Calgary, Canada

Beautiful hotel near downtown Calgary near a mall and stores. We booked a standard King room- it was spacious, clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly, professional and accommodating. The hotel and other areas well maintained and still elegant. Had a wonderful and relaxing stay. They follow safety protocols.. sadly not a lot open. Only… Read more
Beautiful hotel near downtown Calgary near a mall and stores. We booked a standard King room- it was spacious, clean and comfortable. Staff very friendly, professional and accommodating. The hotel and other areas well maintained and still elegant. Had a wonderful and relaxing stay. They follow safety protocols.. sadly not a lot open. Only Starbucks open for pick up and Hawthorne dining room available for room service. The dinner we had was delicious & beautifully prepared. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating COVID-19 New Years Eve Celebration - Welcoming 2021 Safely

Jan 1, 2021 GGPOPNINO Calgary, Canada

We’d taken advantage of a Fairmont Offer earlier in the year deciding to do 2 nights at the Fairmont Palliser for December 30 and 31,2020 to celebrate the New Year. With the COVID-19 lock down we weren’t sure whether we’d still do the ‘Staycation’ but decided to do it anyway, even with the provincial restrictions in place. We needed to 'get out'… Read more
We’d taken advantage of a Fairmont Offer earlier in the year deciding to do 2 nights at the Fairmont Palliser for December 30 and 31,2020 to celebrate the New Year. With the COVID-19 lock down we weren’t sure whether we’d still do the ‘Staycation’ but decided to do it anyway, even with the provincial restrictions in place. We needed to 'get out' of the house and a 'quiet' New Years Eve celebration would be memorable. As always, the Palliser offers a great experience with a well kept facility, clean rooms and attentive staff. We did miss the usual 'perks' of the Palliser including valet service, pool/jacuzzi/steam room and restaurant/bar being open but understand the hotel must be compliant with current restrictions. There is a Starbucks in the basement level open from 7:00am - 2:00pm where we were able to get our regular orders of coffee, drinks and breakfast treats. The hotel also offered dinner room service available from 5:00pm to 9:00pm. As always, excellent food. Room service was excellent and the dinners were beautifully presented. Our experience at the Fairmont Palliser is always excellent. With the current COVID-19 lockdown it is amazing what they achieve given the circumstances. Your safety is definitely their priority and they do temperature checks of all guests each time they come into the hotel. We always highly recommend a stay at the Palliser, another Historic Fairmont Hotel. Even more so if you just want to 'get out' during these trying COVID-19 times. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating My Favorite in Calgary

Dec 30, 2020 706berlinz

This indeed is one of the nicest hotels in Calgary with beautiful ambience and top notch service. Rooms are very comfortable and the restaurants are good. And lots of dining options in the vicinity. Unfortunately you cant enjoy any of those because of lockdown but you can always order in. Enjoyed our short stay. We will come back.
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Dec 24, 2020 SMKL20 Northwest Territories, Canada

I was in town for a business meeting, I chose this Hotel based on the location. The moment I stepped out of my car, I have already experienced the great ambiance and atmosphere of the Hotel, the Hotel lobby was well decorated especially during the holiday season! Check in experience was professional, efficient and friendly, the front desk… Read more
I was in town for a business meeting, I chose this Hotel based on the location. The moment I stepped out of my car, I have already experienced the great ambiance and atmosphere of the Hotel, the Hotel lobby was well decorated especially during the holiday season! Check in experience was professional, efficient and friendly, the front desk agent answered all the enquires I had regarding where to dine and shop. During this COVID, I saw cleaning crew cleaning the public area constantly. I felt really safe. The guest room I was assigned was well appointed, lovely and very very clean. I will highly recommend this Hotel with no hesitation! Read less