Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Alberta

Virgin rating

The hotel

Surrounded by mountain peaks and a beautiful crystal-clear lake, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is an exclusive hotel offering a superb standard of accommodation and hospitality. An area offering a host of outdoor activities, you will not be short of things to do to fill your time. With world-class skiing in the winter along with ice-skating, snowmobiling and horse drawn sleigh rides to mountain biking, river rafting and scenic hiking in the summer, you are simply spoilt for choice! After an action-packed day, head back to your luxurious retreat in the mountains and savour the authentic culinary offerings, or rejuvenate your mind and body at the spa.

Amenities

  • Kayaking
  • Babysitting service
  • Ski
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Spa
  • Swimming Pool
  • Valet parking

Where is it

Located in Banff National Park, overlooking Lake Louise. 45-minute drive from Banff. The ski lifts are 10-minutes away. Transfer time from Calgary Airport: 2 hours 10 minutes.

Hotel information

552 guest rooms on 8 floors in 1 building with 8 lifts. Rooms with cable TV with pay-per-view films*, WiFi, telephone, alarm clock/radio, tea/coffee-making facilities, safe, hairdryer and iron and board. Fairmont Rooms with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Fairmont Lake View Rooms are as Fairmont Rooms but with views of Lake Louise and the Victoria Glacier, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Deluxe Rooms are larger in size with 1 king-size bed or 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairmont Gold Rooms are located on the 7th and 8th floors, with private check-in and access to the exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge which offers Continental breakfast, tea and coffee and complimentary evening canapés (5:00pm-7:00pm), sleeping maximum 4 adults or 2 adults and 2 children.

Fairview (upscale dining, open for dinner), The Walliser Stube (rustic European alpine restaurant and wine bar, open for dinner Mon-Sat), Alpine Social (craft beer, Canadian whiskey, cocktails and hearty comfort food), Poppy Brasserie (open for buffet and á la carte breakfast), Lago Italian Kitchen (open for dinner), Chateau Deli (open 24-hours; take out sandwiches, pastries) and the Lakeview Lounge (cocktails and afternoon tea with a majestic view of Lake Louise). Full-service spa (treatments*). Health Club with indoor heated swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room and fitness centre with cardio-equipment and free weights. WiFi* access throughout the hotel. Horse sleigh rides* around the lake. Gift shops. Babysitting* (on request). Concierge service. Laundry/dry-cleaning service*. Room service*. The hotel has the most frequent ski shuttle in the Canadian Rockies to the Lake Louise ski area. Valet parking approx CA$35 per day or self-parking approx CA$30 per day (payable locally, subject to change).

Wheelchair accessible rooms 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

2 nights: 24-26 Dec '18, 15-17 Feb '19 and 19-20 Apr '19.

*Denotes local charge.

 

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Stay in Banff

Jul 14, 2024 Calforvi Woodmere

Hotel is super old. Super dated. Suites carpet is torn and so worn. Furniture looks like it’s from the 70’s Massive amounts of people not even staying at hotel , entering hotel , take all outdoor seating. Huge lines for coffee bc of everyone accessing the building.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Lovely location but construction ruined our view

Jul 14, 2024 AnthonyAero

Great location however: The view of Lake Louise was obstructed by a large red crane since they were constructing a pool. Jackhammers running through the day. The Fairview restaurant is very overpriced (expected) but has a very limited range of meals, particularly for our teenage children.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating An unforgettable night

Jul 12, 2024 Dylan C

We loved our stay. I am a teacher and this is not the type of place that I am often able to afford. However I proposed to my now fiance, and wanted to splurge for the night. The entire staff made our night so magical, and genuinely I will never forgot our experience at the hotel. Everybody from the room service team, to the concierge were… Read more
We loved our stay. I am a teacher and this is not the type of place that I am often able to afford. However I proposed to my now fiance, and wanted to splurge for the night. The entire staff made our night so magical, and genuinely I will never forgot our experience at the hotel. Everybody from the room service team, to the concierge were friendly, knowledgeable and amazing all around. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Bad isolation at this hotel

Jul 12, 2024 Dreamer50095299790 Plano, Texas

Nice location with Great Lake view. Room clean. No noise level is very high. Cable to hear kids running and crying on the hallway, people talking, toilet flushing sound and showing noise next room. Every time the neighbors door shut noise can very annoying us. The hotel isolation is very bad
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Majestic Hotel and View

Jul 10, 2024 JayW975 Tallahassee, Florida

We were only there for one night, however, we booked a Suite on the top floor and the entire property was majestic. Our view in room 823 was amazing. Highly recommend to anyone that is looking to stay at the most beautiful view in the world! You will not regret booking this property.