Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

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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.

  • Dine at nine different eateries for varied meal options
  • Beautiful natural surroundings
  • Head to Banff in just a short drive
  • Impressive turreted building dating from 1911
  • Luxurious facilities including two swimming pools\
  • a golf course and a spa

Hotel Features

Hotel Category


Location Type

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

Main Facilities

  • Golf
  • Indoor pool

Accommodation Type

  • Luxury Collection

Board Basis Options

  • Room Only
Location Highlights

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

  • National park
  • Approx 2 hour transfer from Calgary International Airport
7701 Reviews 82% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 4969
  • Very Good 1586
  • Average 608
  • Poor 343
  • Terrible 195

What to Expect

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Sep 25, 2018

Beautiful hotel in lovely surroundings

Orpington, United Kingdom

Hubby and I stayed here for the night on a Canadian tour. Hotel was lovely - yes, a little confusing on arriving but you soon get to find your way around. We stayed in the Gate House in a small but very nicely decorated room which was cosy and warm. The bathroom was very well appointed and clean. Food was delicious - both breakfast and dinner were extremely good with good selections. There is a bowling alley attached along with a small wine shop and also a very good grocery store which provided everything we needed from a can of shaving foam to nibbles and cheeses and packet ham and crackers. Staff were all polite and friendly and made sure we were welcome. Don't miss the gallery where photographs are on display of the hotel from the 1920's.
Sep 25, 2018

Enchanting castle in the mountains

Bend, Oregon

One of the great hotels in the world. There is very little to complain about at the historic Banff Springs hotel from the stunning location, to the grand lobby, to the endless corridors and grand rooms, to the on site recreation opportunities, to the multiple dining choices, and the gracious and friendly staff. Yes, it can be expensive for such a wonderful experience. Looking for a Trendy or Boutique Hotel?? Not in structure that dates back more than 130 years. They even have the motto "Sempre Eadem" (always the same) woven into the carpet. Large groups in arriving tour buses can overwhelm the lobby at certain times of the day creating noise and chaos. Just be patient as the large front desk staff quickly addresses the crowds. We stayed in a suite in a quiet wing of the Gate House which did not have a view, but a plenty of room with a separate sitting area with an electric "fireplace" The king size bed was comfortable and the marble bathroom was functional with both a shower and a tub. The only downside was that we could hear dripping noises in the walls and ceilings , probably from the drainage pipes. Rather than switch to a smaller room we resolved the problem by running a floor fan at night to muffle the sounds. Part of the charm of the Banff Springs Hotel is exploring the extensive and sometimes confusing hallways and corridors. Besides the obvious attractions with the views of the Bow River and mountains, look for the 'ghost bride' stairway, the suit of armor in the large banquet hall on the second floor, the stunning view from the 8th floor skybridge, the urban legend of the "missing room" 873, the photo of Marilyn Monroe, the hot tub grotto, the pool tables beneath the Ramsay lounge, and the Canadian five-pin bowling alley. There's even a liquor store tucked away in the annex across the street accessible by two skybridges. The indoor pool will be closed for repairs and resurfacing until mid-October 2018. The Stock restaurant in the lobby is a wonderful alternative to the expensive full breakfast buffet. They have dishes ranging from pastries, to eggs, steel cut oats with nuts and berries, to breakfast sandwiches,and even avocado or mushroom toast to eat there or carry back to your room. I've reviewed the other on-site restaurants separately. We plan on returning again. My advice is to avoid the crush of the tourist crowds in Banff during July and August.
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