Fairmont Banff Springs, Canada

Posted On March 29, 2011 

Welcome to the legendary castle in the Canadian Rockies! Designed in the Scottish Baronial style, the Fairmont Banff Springs rightly soars from the Alberta’s Banff National Park – the adventurer’s paradise both in summer and winter. The hotel is a spectacular mountain retreat that facilitates outdoor skating and apres skiing in winter. In addition, you can also enroll for its amazing fitness classes, calm down in the outdoor heated pool from where the mountain vistas are awesome, enjoy swimming in the pools, pamper at the Willow Stream Spa, and savor the variety of dining options.

Especially, the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel is known for its finest skiing convenience as it is the only one in the park to offer the front door shuttle to Ski Banff at Norquay, Lake Louise Mountain Resort, and Sunshine Village besides providing onsite ski passes, ski storage, and rentals.

Its majesty can be imagined from the fact that only some hotels on this planet can compete with its hospitality and grandeur. No need of any justifications if you are being told that the Fairmont Banff Springs is a National Historical Site as well as a UNESCO World Heritage Site that adorn the Canadian Rockies. Soaring from two picturesque river valleys, the resort is near the downtown Banff, Lake Minnewanka, and Mount Norquay.


There are 770 rooms nicely scattered in many wings of the resort, but all offers the unobstructed vistas of the Bow or Spray valleys that are well forested by the nature along with the flanking mountains. Coming to the amenities here, you can expect better-positioned windows offering fresh air, down duvets, feather beds, high-speed Internet access (surcharge), pay movies, cable/satellite TV, video games (surcharge), compact refrigerators, complimentary local calls, AC, curtains, in-room childcare (surcharge), clock radio, climate control, coffee/tea maker, complimentary toiletries, cribs, direct-dial phone, electronic check-out, hair dryer, safe, voice mail, electronic/magnetic keys, housekeeping, hypo-allergenic bedding, dial-up Internet access, Internet access (surcharge), iron/ironing board, premium bedding, rollaway beds, turndown service (on request), voice mail, and wake-up calls.

If at all you go for the Junior suites, they come with the sofa beds; while the executive ones come with desks, upgraded décor, flat-screen TVs, and artworks.


• Tour assistance  • Secretarial services  • Ski storage  • Security guard  • Shoe shine  • Self parking (surcharge)  • 24-hour front desk  • Shopping on site  • Audio-visual equipment  • Banquet facilities  • Business center  • Business services  •    Air-conditioned public areas  • ATM/banking  • Ballroom(s)  • Lounge  • Breakfast available (surcharge)  • Coffee shop or café  • Restaurant(s) in hotel  • Room service (limited hours)  • Currency exchange  • Internet access in public areas – high speed  • Internet access in public areas – surcharge  • Internet access – wireless  • Doorman/doorwoman  • Elevator/lift  •    Complimentary newspapers in lobby  • Multiple conference/meeting rooms  • Dry cleaning/laundry service  • Concierge desk  • Event catering  • Multilingual staff  • Exhibit space  • Medical aid  • Multiple small meeting rooms  • Porter/bellhop  •  Gift shops  •  Safe-deposit box – front desk  • Parking (surcharge)  • Parking garage


• Arcade/game room  • Golf course  • Tennis  • Pool table  • Sauna  • Swimming pool – children’s  • Swimming pool – indoor  •  Swimming pool – outdoor  • Hungarian mineral pool for a surcharge  • Spa tub  • Steam room  • Patio  • Picnic area  • Full-service health spa  • Massage – spa treatment room(s)  • Hair salon  • Health club  • Beauty services  • Clubhouse  • Skiing – cross-country  • Ice skating, snowshoeing, Yoga, running track, aerobics, mountain biking, bicycle rentals, hiking or biking trails, and bird watching  • Snowboarding, skiing – downhill, boating, boat launch, kayaking, rowing or canoeing, and playground nearby


At the Fairmont Banff Springs, you really have a lot to choose from. The Banffshire Club features vaulted ceilings, Scottish dinner-club ambiance, oak wainscoting, antique bronze tack seating, tables set with crystal, heraldic tapestry adorning the chairs in the Jacobean style, and modern North American cuisine. Come here in jackets and with reservation.

At the Waldhaus Restaurant that reflects the Bavarian cottage set up on the golf course’s rim offers German and Swiss menus for dinner during the season for which reservations are needed. Also expect a big fireplace amidst the dark-wood paneling. On the other hand, the Bow Valley Grill with the vistas of the Fairholme Mountain Range, local artisans’ tables showing the native flora as well as fauna, and sculptures offers buffets as well as à la carte dining, exhibition kitchen, and special Sunday brunch. Expect all three meals here.

Castello Ristorante is the home of pure Italian dishes as well as desserts; while the Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant is totally dedicated to the Japanese food as well as décor. Golf Course Clubhouse at the golf course facilitates fairway, mountain, and river vistas; snacks, lunch, and beverages; while the Castle Pantry never fails in offering soups, cheeses, breads, salads, chocolates, and pastries along with the picnic packs.


From $305 per night

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