Fairmont Banff Springs

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

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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 13 restaurants and bars also does not disappoint. And guests describe the Willow Stream Spa & Healthy Club 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.
Banff, AB
Hotel Class
Property Type
Resort hotel, 757 rooms
Primary View
River, Mountain(s)
Traditional, Opulent



  • 4.0Hotel Class


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Critic Reviews



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

Condé Nast Traveler


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



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.

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 8752 have reviewed the Fairmont Banff Springs, giving it a rating of 4.5, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4.5 based on 8752 reviews 4.5 (based on 8752 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 $30 (about $22 USD) resort fee
Nightly resort fee$22.5

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 $30 (about $22 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 $29 (about $22 USD); valet parking available for $43 (about $32 USD)
  • Located about 92 miles west of Calgary International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($43 ($32 USD))
  • 24-hour self-parking ($29 ($22 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


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 Italiana, which serves upscale Italian cuisine; and the Waldhaus Restaurant, which serves Bavarian-inspired dishes. There’s also The Vermillion Room, Grapes (a charcuterie bar and wine cellar), the Rundle Bar and more.
  • STOCK Food & Drink offers casual dishes, pastries and drinks
  • Ramsey Lounge features a mahogany bar with full bar services, dinner and desserts
  • The 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


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


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


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 $18 CAD (about $14 USD) per hour
  • Babysitting available for an additional fee
  • Kids Club
  • Free Kids Club
  • Fee for Kids Club
  • Cribs
  • High Chairs


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, pingpong tables, billiards and a music lounge.
  • Resort fee includes access to Fitness & Aquatic Centre
  • Valet service and storage of skis, bikes and golf clubs
  • Weight equipment
  • Cardio equipment
  • Yoga mats
  • Free fitness classes
  • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


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, the Ivor Petrak Room, the Cascade Ballroom & Conservatory, along with three additional ballrooms. There are conference concierges, professional event planners and experienced banquet teams available to manage event details.
  • Property can comfortably host gatherings for up to 1,000 attendees

Number of meeting rooms33

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


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)


The seasonal 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 are a snack bar and beverage carts
  • Golf carts
  • Golf packages
  • Club rentals
  • Club house
  • Refreshment stand or restaurant
  • Caddie service
  • Pro shop


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. Stephen 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

Maximum wedding guest capacity250

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

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