Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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8343 Reviews
Guide Price £1,299 per person
Based on 25 March 19 departure from London Heathrow flying with British Airways, staying for 5 nights room only in a King or Queen (2 adults sharing) including Car Hire.
Our guide price gives you an idea of how much to budget for a stay at this hotel. The price will vary based on exchange rates, and your choice of room type, departure date, airline and cabin class, and any additional extras you’d like to add to your holiday.

Spectacular historic hotel surrounded by breathtaking scenery

This majestic period hotel soars high above the forest; its turreted edifice offering a marvelous spectacle surrounded by majestic mountain peaks. This AAA Four-Diamond hotel offers one of the most luxurious stays anywhere in the Banff National park and is renowned as a hotel of character and refinement. Dating back to 1911, the hotel has played host to numerous notables including George VI and Queen Elizabeth I and today provides a luxurious stay with excellent facilities for you to enjoy. Nine eating and drinking outlets, an 18-hole golf course and a fitness complex complete with a spectacular 32-metre indoor pool are all available for guest use and, combined with the spectacular location within the Banff National Park, provides the ideal choice for a top-level luxury break.

  • Magnificent turreted building dating back to 1911
  • Beautiful natural surroundings close to Banff centre
  • Choice of nine dining venues
  • Two swimming pools, golf course and spa

Top Tips from our Experts


Destination Specialist

"There's a wide range of activities on offer at the hotel such as curling in the winter and twighlight cinema screenings in the gardens during summer".

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

National park
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  • 764 rooms
  • Floors have lift access: Yes

Main Facilities

  • Fitness facilities
  • Golf
  • Indoor pool
  • Spa facilities
  • Wifi

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only

For Families

  • Babysitting
Location Highlights

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

  • National park
  • Approx: 2 hours from Calgary International Airport
8343 Reviews 82% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 5415
  • Very Good 1711
  • Average 648
  • Poor 359
  • Terrible 210

What to Expect

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Jul 15, 2019

An Exquisite property with a beautiful location.

The Fairmont Banff Springs is an exquisite property with a beautiful location. Located just a few minutes from the City Centre, and built like a castle, it provides breathtaking views of the mountains and overlooks the Bow River and Waterfall. The restaurants have an old world regal ambience and the service is friendly and excellent. The Waldhaus Pub overlooking the Golf Course and the Bow River is a great place to have an evening drink and the Patio and Terrace is a lovely place to while away the afternoon over a Beer while enjoying the lovely mountain views in the company of Elks who often wander around the property. The only negative I could think of is the size of the bathrooms which do not do justice to such a beautiful Hotel. Apart from that I would definitely recommend The Fairmont to anyone who visits Banff. We really enjoyed our stay and would look forward to visiting again.
Jul 15, 2019

Stunning Location, Historic Property

Chicago, Illinois

This is a beautiful property in an absolutely stunning location. The hotel itself is a grand, historic building that has been maintained well. Plenty of restaurants onsite. Our favorites were the german restaurant down the hill as well as the lobby coffee shop. Genuinely friendly and competent staff. I appreciate hotels where its clear they take their work seriously but they don't take themselves too seriously and that certainly is the case here. Highly recommend the historic tour available some days to give you a greater appreciation of the property. We were at the hotel for a conference and the guide pointed out things that we were walking over/through every day that we would have otherwise never noticed (including the brass doors leading to our meeting room being valued at half-a-million dollars a piece). The only thing keeping this from being 5 stars was the room itself. I'm the lowest priority on the loyalty totem pole (conference attendee, new to Fairmont) and the room certainly showed it. It was against a service corridor so I could hear rolling carts/housekeeping into the night and it overlooked the air conditioning unit. Some hotels are bound to have bad rooms (especially in historic properties) but that kept my stay from being extraordinary. If this property is your once-in-a-lifetime trip, I would recommend paying extra for a higher quality room type since some of the standard rooms aren't ideal.
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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel


Willow Stream Spa

The hotel was originally built close to the Banff hot springs and this luxury spa pays homage to that pilgrimage-worthy site. Of course, things are rather more advanced nowadays and guests can instead enjoy a soak in the central spa pool with pulsating waterfalls and a serene atmosphere, make the most of the sauna and steam room or pamper yourself with a relaxing spa treatment.

Swimming Pools

The hotel has several pool options in the spa area including three waterfall whirlpools, an indoor and an outdoor whirlpool and an indoor mineral pool.

Fitness Centre

This 24-hour facility offers the best in fitness with free weights, strength training equipment, cardio machines, stability balls, kettle bells, an exercise studio, exercise classes, personal trainers and more.

The Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course

Stanley Thompson, legendary golf-course designer, created this beautiful course back in 1928 and even today you can admire the graceful lines and panoramic views. There are 27 holes to play, proving a challenging and exhilarating experience for golf experts and amateurs alike.

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Food & Drink

The Vermillion Room

This grand brasserie has an excellent menu of French and Canadian classics along with an extensive drinks list.

STOCK Food and Drink

Enjoy locally inspired gourmet food and drink at this market style dining venue featuring artisan meals and a bakery making the finest pastries.

Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant

Enjoy an authentic Japanese experience in the middle of the Banff National Park! With a live open kitchen, sizzling sashimi and interactive hot pot dinners, this restaurant is a truly exciting venue. Open from Thursday to Monday only.

1888 Chop House

For a modern twist on the authentic chop house look no further. The menu is primarily focused on Alberta beef, sustainably sourced game and seafood. Open from Tuesday to Saturday only.

Waldhaus Restaurant

Meaning "house in the woods", the Waldhaus Restaurant lives up to its name with its location hidden away in the woodland above the Bow and Spray Rivers. Serving authentic Bavarian alpine cuisine such as schnitzel and fondue, the atmosphere of the restaurant is reminiscent of a traditional hunting cottage. Open from Friday to Tuesday only. Please note due to the location of this restaurant it is not accessible by wheelchair. A shuttle service from the main hotel to the restaurant is provided.

Waldhaus Pub and Patio

Hidden below the Waldhaus Restaurant is the resort's best kept secret. Enjoy Bavarian pub delights and authentic beers. In warmer weather head out to the peaceful patio area and in winter start a game of pool and enjoy friendly competition. Please note due to the location of this bar it is not accessible by wheelchair. A shuttle service from the main hotel is provided.

The Rundle Lounge

The Rundle Lounge reflects arts and crafts styling combined with aesthetic Alpine grace to create a stylish lounge day or night. Sip a cocktail, try shareable all-day dining and let the minutes turn to hours as you relax in style at this hotel lounge.

Board Basis Options

Room Only