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Fairmont Palliser

133 9 Ave SW | Calgary, AB T2P 2M3  [SEE MAP]Calgary, AB  [SEE ADDRESS]

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Hotel has rich history
Some guests felt this was not a true five-star experience
Previous visitors can't help but marvel at the Fairmont Palliser's stunning lobby; its Renaissance Revival marble columns and ornate furniture speak to the hotel's 100-year history. The old-school charm continues in the Fairmont's 407 guest rooms, but they still feature modern amenities like high-speed internet access (for a fee), minibars and cable TV. If you're craving relaxation outside your digs, retreat to the on-site spa. Aside from these amenities, previous guests also praised the hotel's on-site eateries like Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar. This Fairmont outpost also boasts an on-site Starbucks. You can find this hotel on Ninth Avenue Southwest in downtown Calgary. Members of the Accor Live Limitless program can earn and redeem rewards for staying at this property.
Calgary, AB
Hotel Class
Property Type
Hotel, 407 rooms
Primary View
City center
Traditional, Opulent, Historic



  • 4.0Hotel Class
  • GOODCritic Rating


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Critic Reviews

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019



Special to the Fairmont Palliser is its very own honey, which is produced in a nearby community with a beekeeper in partnership with Bees4Communities.

Condé Nast Traveler


It's all elegance at the Fairmont Palliser, a butterscotch-brick Edwardian. Past a red-carpet entrance lie the mahogany beds and plush carpets you'd expect in a hotel that earned the British Crown's Heraldic Badge.



Rooms here are notoriously cramped, as in most urban hotels of this vintage, but they retain an old-world elegance typical of Fairmont.

Forbes Travel Guide


In contrast to the fairytale castle style usually associated with railway hotels built in the early 20th century, the Palliser aimed to invoke a modern Chicago look rather than that of the French countryside.

Other Awards

  • AAA/CAA Four Diamond Awards 2019

Guest Reviews

A hotel's guest rating is calculated using data provided under license by Tripadvisor. A total of 3056 have reviewed the Fairmont Palliser, giving it a rating of 4, on a scale of 1-5.

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Tripadvisor Travel Rating: Tripadvisor Traveler Rating 4 based on 3056 reviews 4.0 (based on 3056 reviews)

Guest Rooms

The hotel offers a variety of guest rooms and suites, all of which are decorated with muted tones and chocolate leather headboards along with patterned wallpaper. Standard amenities include bathrobes, premium TV channels, coffee makers, down duvets, minibars and windows that open. Most rooms features views of downtown Calgary.
  • Wi-Fi costs $14.95 CAD (about $12 USD); complimentary for Fairmont Presidents Club members
  • Amenities like microwaves, roll-away beds, minifridges and even toasters are available upon request; some require a fee

Standard room size225 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 three brick towers of the landmark Fairmont Palliser have served guests since 1914, and also provide easy access to the busy on-goings of Calgary’s financial and business district. The hotel is in a prime location next to the Calgary Tower and across the street from the Telus Convention Centre, as well as numerous restaurants, shops and bars.
  • Overnight valet parking available for $45 CAD (about $34 USD); self-parking available in a non-affiliated garage located on 10th Avenue SW
  • Located about 12 miles south of Calgary International Airport
  • 24-hour valet parking ($45 CAD)
  • 24-hour self-parking
  • Airport shuttle
  • Car service

Within walking distance of:

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


Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar is a relatively new on-site dining venue serving up locally sourced dishes. There is also a lobby bar and room service available.
  • Starbucks in the lobby
  • 24-hour room service available

Number of restaurants1

Cuisine TypesBuffet, American

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


The hotel offers an indoor pool that's large enough for swimming laps and is surrounded by chairs and a 12-person whirlpool.
    • 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 on-site RnR Wellness spa is managed by an outside vendor and offers a eucalyptus steam room, locker rooms and spa services, including a range of massages, facials, body wraps and hand and foot treatments.
    • Couples treatments and gentlemen's facials and sport manicures and pedicures are also offered

    Services offered:

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


    While the standard guest rooms at the hotel are on the smaller side, adjoining rooms are available. The hotel also offers babysitting services for $18 CAD (about $14 USD) per hour for a minimum of four hours.
    • Children ages 5 and younger eat free off the kids menu at the on-site restaurant; children ages 6 to 11 eat for half price
    • Kids Club
    • Free Kids Club
    • Fee for Kids Club
    • Cribs
    • High Chairs


    The hotel's 24-hour fitness center offers a variety of workout equipment, including stair steppers, treadmills, stationary bikes, weight resistance machines, free weights and yoga mats. Located within the spa, facilities include a steam room and the indoor pool.
    • Water and towels provided
    • Weight equipment
    • Cardio equipment
    • Yoga mats
    • Free fitness classes
    • Premium fitness classes (with fee)


    The property’s 14 meeting rooms retain the hotel’s historical character, especially the Alberta Room, with chandeliers, painted oval motifs over the doorways and a recessed overlook above the main doors.
    • Boardroom rentals come with notepads, pens, flip charts, felt tip markers, mints and ice water
    • Complimentary use of iPads and laptops are available from the front desk for business guests

    Number of meeting rooms14

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


    The hotel welcomes pets without weight or breed restrictions for a $25 CAD (about $19 USD) fee per night.
      • Pets allowed (with fee)
      • Dog walking
      • Pet-sitting


      The hotel offers picturesque function rooms and detailed period architecture and styling that is ideal for wedding celebrations. Event coordinators can assist with all details for weddings and receptions.
      • Full-service catering provided
      • The large Crystal Ballroom can accommodate up to 391 guests for cocktail receptions and up to 320 guests for a sit-down banquet

      Maximum wedding guest capacity391

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

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