Fairmont Banff Springs

405 Spray Avenue | Banff, AB T1L 1J4  [SEE MAP]Banff, AB  [SEE ADDRESS]
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Overview

Gorgeous hotel with numerous amenities and restaurants
Expensive rates
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 its opening in 1888. The Fairmont Banff Springs possesses a grand exterior, and recent guests say that this historic hotel's interior matched their high expectations. Each of the 757 guest rooms and suites offers views of the woods, courtyard or the mountains. The food at this AccorHotels outpost's 12 restaurants and bars also does not disappoint. And guests describe the Willow Stream Spa as gorgeous, though its services lean toward the expensive side. Plus, active visitors can take advantage of the Fairmont's spectrum of activities, including golfing, skiing, hiking and horseback riding. If you enroll in the Le Club AccorHotels program, you can earn and redeem award nights and take advantage of other benefits for choosing to stay here. You'll find the property located about a mile south of downtown Banff.
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Location
Banff, AB
Hotel Class
4.0-star
Property Type
Resort hotel, 764 rooms
Primary View
River, Mountain(s)
Style
Traditional, Opulent
Best For
Business travelers, Couples, Groups, Families, Solo travelers

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Scorecard
  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GREATCritic Rating

Rankings

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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

AAA

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There are many impressive public areas to explore at this iconic jewel, which brings to mind a magnificent castle.

Condé Nast Traveler

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The 1888 Scottish castle is 'just majestic,' surrounded by the forests, mountains and lakes of Banff National Park. Staff are 'solid, polite, helpful.'

Fodor's

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Pampering is an art form at the world-class Willow Stream spa. Restaurants, bars, and lounges of varying formality and cuisine create a small culinary universe. Riding stables and a championship golf course can be found on the extensive grounds.

Other Awards

  • Fodor's Choice
  • Condé Nast Readers' Choice List
  • Forbes Travel Guide Four Star Awards
  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by TripAdvisor. A total of 7971 have reviewed the Fairmont Banff Springs, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: 

TripAdvisor Travel Rating: TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 7971 reviews 4.5 (based on 7971 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The mega-resort offers guest rooms and suites with traditional, upscale decor like dark wood furniture, crown molding and large windows that open and offer views of the mountains and surrounding area. Standard rooms have plush beds with white linens, work desks, coffee makers and flat-screen TVs with in-room movies and video games.
  • Wi-Fi access included in the daily $25 (about $19 USD) resort fee

Standard room size175 square feet

  • Premium channels
  • Workspace/desk
  • Minifridge
  • Bathrobes/slippers
  • Minibar
  • Shower/tub combo
  • Separate shower
  • Separate tub
  • Internet
  • Wireless internet
  • Free internet
  • Fee for internet usage
  • Guest rooms with patios and balconies
  • Adjoining rooms available

Location & Parking

The Fairmont Banff Springs is situated within Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  • Daily $25 (about $19 USD) fee includes in-room internet, access to pools and tennis courts, shuttle service and seasonal activities, plus storage of skis, bikes and golf equipment
  • Self-parking is available for $27 (about $20 USD); valet parking available for $41 (about $31 USD)
  • Located about 92 miles west of Calgary International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($41 ($31 USD))
  • 24-hour self-parking ($27 ($20 USD))
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service (with fee)

Within walking distance of:

  • Bus stop
  • Restaurants
  • Movie theater
  • Train station
  • Beach
  • Theater
  • Subway/metro stop
  • Grocery store
  • Shopping

Dining

The Fairmont Banff Springs offers several dining options, plus weekend brunches and afternoon teas. The property’s dining highlights include the 1888 Chop House, which focuses on local and sustainably sourced steaks and seafood; Castello Ristorante, which serves upscale Italian cuisine; and the Waldhaus Restaurant, which serves Bavarian-inspired dishes. There’s also the Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant, Grapes, a charcuterie bar and wine cellar, and the Rundle Lounge.
  • STOCK Food & Drink offers casual dishes, pastries and drinks
  • Ramsey Lounge features a mahogany bar with full bar services, dinner and desserts
  • Vermillion Room Canadian fare for breakfast, lunch and dinner

Number of restaurants8

Cuisine TypesBuffet, Asian, Italian, American, French

  • Fine dining
  • Casual dining
  • Quick service cafe/coffee shop/marketplace
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
  • 24-hour room service
  • free breakfast

Pool

The resort’s Fitness & Aquatic Centre has two pools. There is an indoor saltwater pool and whirlpool, plus an outdoor pool.
  • Daily resort fee includes pool access
  • Locker rooms and changing facilities available
  • Lap pool
  • Wading pool
  • Lazy river
  • Family pool
  • Infinity pool
  • Whirlpool/hot tub
  • Adults-only pool
  • Lifeguard on duty
  • Poolside service
  • Waterslide
  • Deck chairs or cabanas
  • Pool bar

Spa

The Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Banff Springs offers a variety of treatments inspired by natural elements, including the mineral springs that originally drew travelers to the area more than 100 years. The facility’s services include signature massages and body treatments, plus makeup, hair and men’s services.
  • Spa boutique
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Food and beverage service

Services offered:

  • Massage
  • Facial
  • Body Treatments (i.e. scrubs, wraps)
  • Salon services
  • Outdoor treatment area
  • Steam room
  • Sauna

Kids

The resort offers a variety of family-friendly activities, including bowling, indoor and outdoor swimming pools and game nights. The Kids @ The Castle program in particular offers both seasonal and year-round activities including paint nights, dessert decorating, scavenger hunts and outdoor excursions such as campfires, wildlife walks and rafting tours.
  • Children 5 years and younger eat for free from restaurant's kids menus; Children 6 to 12 years of age eat half off on regular restaurant dishes
  • Kids club fees start at $14 CAD (about $15 USD) per hour
  • Babysitting available for an additional fee
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs

Fitness

The property offers the Fitness & Aquatic Centre, which features cardio machines, strength-training equipment, an aerobic studio and group classes. The resort also offers a variety of seasonal activities, including skiing, ice fishing and sleigh rides in the winter and canoeing, tennis, horseback riding and mountain biking during the warmer months. The resort also offers an entertainment center with bowling, Ping-Pong tables, billiards and a music lounge.
  • Resort fee includes access to Fitness & Aquatic Center
  • Valet service and storage of skis, bikes and golf clubs
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)

Business

The Fairmont Banff Springs has more than 76,000 square feet of event space for business meetings, conferences and exhibits. The property offers flexible venues, including the Conference Centre Wing, Ivor Petrak Room, Cascade Ballroom and the Conservatory, along with three additional ballrooms. There are conference concierges, professional event planners and experienced banquet teams available to manage event details.
  • Resort buy-outs for up to 1,400 guests available
  • Property can comfortably host gatherings for up to 1,500 attendees

Number of meeting rooms33

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms
  • Meeting and event planners available

Pets

The hotel allows pets for a $50 (about $38 USD) fee per night, $15 of which is donated to the local Bow Valley SPCA. Pet-sitting services are available with advanced booking.
  • Maximum of two pets per room
  • Pets allowed (with fee)
  • Dog walking (with fee)
  • Pet-sitting (with fee)

Golf

The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course offers 27 holes of golf. There is the original Stanley Thompson 18-hole course, which opened in 1928, plus the nine-hole Tunnel Mountain Course by Cornish and Robinson that opened in 1989. There is a pro shop, practice facilities and a golf academy with lessons and rental equipment.
  • Stanley’s Smokehouse Restaurant available, as is a snack bar and beverage carts
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop

Wedding

The Fairmont Banff Springs offers a historical setting with Scottish castle-inspired architecture for weddings. Couples can choose between outdoor ceremonies that overlook the mountains or indoor celebrations in a vast variety of rooms, including the Mt. Stephan Hall, which boasts cathedral windows and oak beams. There are on-site event planners to manage the details, along with multiple ballrooms with unique architecture.
  • Wedding packages
  • Platinum Honeymoon Program at locations around the world
  • Cascade Ballroom can accommodate up to 450 guests for a reception, up to 340 for a banquet and up to 260 for dinner and dancing
  • Van Horne Ballroom can host up to 1,200 guests for a reception, 1,050 for a banquet and 810 for dinner and dancing

Maximum wedding guest capacity1200

  • Hotel hosts weddings
  • Outdoor space for weddings
  • Wedding planners available

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