The Fairmont Banff Springs

405 Spray Avenue | Banff, Canada T1L 1J4 [SHOW ON MAP]
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  • Reputation: EXCELLENT
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Awards Received:

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Lodgings 2014
  • Concierge.com Editors' Pick
  • Conde Nast Readers' Choice List 2013
  • Fodor's Choice
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards 2014
  • Frommer's Recommended


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How it Ranks: The Fairmont Banff Springs ranks #3 out of 77 Banff Hotels based on an evaluation of expert ratings and awards, as well as user reviews.

Our Take: An imposing structure set against a backdrop of Alberta's picturesque mountains and forests, "Canada's Castle in the Rockies" has been wowing guests since opening in 1888. But while The Fairmont Banff Springs may possess a grand exterior, guests today claim that some of this historic hotel's accommodations are a little lackluster. Each of the 768 guest rooms and suites offers views of the woods, courtyard or the mountains. But recent visitors say the bathrooms are a bit cramped and that sound carries easily through the hallways. The food at this Fairmont outpost's 11 restaurants and bars does not disappoint, though. And guests describe the Willow Stream Spa as gorgeous, though its services lean towards the expensive side. Plus, active visitors can take advantage of the Fairmont's spectrum of activities, including golfing, skiing, hiking and horseback riding. Kids ages 4 to 12 can also join in the fun with bowling, rocky mountain rafting tours and Banff Goldola rides. If you enroll in the Fairmont President's Club, you can earn and redeem award nights and take advantage of other program benefits for choosing to bed down here. You'll find the property located about a mile south of downtown Banff.

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Location & Top Nearby Hotels

Of 77 hotels in Banff, eight are ranked on the U.S. News list of the Best Hotels in Banff. The seven closest to The Fairmont Banff Springs are shown on the map below. These include The Rimrock Resort Hotel (0.9 miles) and Delta Banff Royal Canadian Lodge (1.3 miles).

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Nearby Things to Do

The Fairmont Banff Springs is 7.7 miles from the #1 ranked Banff attraction, Sunshine Village. Of the 10 top rated attractions, the five closest ones are listed below.

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Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

Buffalo Nations Luxton Museum

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