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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Expensive shoe box

Jul 20, 2019 WonderWomann Kolkata, India

Chose this brand which is known for beautiful hotels in Canada. Was quite overpriced when compared to several options nearby but wanted to see what’s special. The answer is absolutely nothing. The room is so tiny that there is no place to both more than one suitcase. The bathroom has a tiny shower (no tub) and is smaller than a pigeonhole. The… Read more
Chose this brand which is known for beautiful hotels in Canada. Was quite overpriced when compared to several options nearby but wanted to see what’s special. The answer is absolutely nothing. The room is so tiny that there is no place to both more than one suitcase. The bathroom has a tiny shower (no tub) and is smaller than a pigeonhole. The lone small window overlooks a parking lot/ side street. The inroom dining’s limited options are better off skipped- horrible food and extremely over priced. Would chose almost anywhere else if back in Calgary. Read less
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Jul 18, 2019 graemes241 Melbourne, Australia

Pleasant stay at the Fairmont. Was in a corner suite overlooking the ril line. Generally ok, but freight trains rumbled slowly past at different hours, although didn't bother me too much. Good restaurant, good wine selection.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disappointing.

Jul 18, 2019 cdmscott Sherwood Park, Canada

AC Did not work. To tired to get out of bed to report. Awakened middle of night loud voices in hallway and adjacent room. Called desk who finally settled it down. Champagne and strawberries not in room on arrival. Double charged for them. Two serious billing errors at check out and two days later. Way over priced for a very small bath area and… Read more
AC Did not work. To tired to get out of bed to report. Awakened middle of night loud voices in hallway and adjacent room. Called desk who finally settled it down. Champagne and strawberries not in room on arrival. Double charged for them. Two serious billing errors at check out and two days later. Way over priced for a very small bath area and room. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great hotel in an excellent location

Jul 16, 2019 dinegood801 Peterborough, United Kingdom

We had a great stay at this hotel. The staff are friendly & efficient, the valet parking works very well. Our room was very comfortable and had everything we required for a short stay. We had two great nights sleep here. It is located within walking distance to the centre of the city & the Stampede site. Check in / out are very quick and easy.
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Jul 15, 2019 Paul B Chagrin Falls, Ohio

This hotel isn't cheap but it's a great value. It doesn't have the view that their Lake Louise sister hotel has but it doesn't have the exorbitant cost either. The Fairmont Palliser is right in the middle of it all. The lobby bar and the Hawthorne Dining Room is tops, from the dining style offerings to the presentations. These folks will exceed… Read more
This hotel isn't cheap but it's a great value. It doesn't have the view that their Lake Louise sister hotel has but it doesn't have the exorbitant cost either. The Fairmont Palliser is right in the middle of it all. The lobby bar and the Hawthorne Dining Room is tops, from the dining style offerings to the presentations. These folks will exceed your expectations. If you're headed to the stampede, book in on the night before the parade, not to be missed, passes right in from of the hotel. Read less