• a view of a lake surrounded by trees

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Spectacular historic hotel surrounded by breathtaking scenery

This majestic period hotel soars high above the forest; its turreted edifice offering a marvellous 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.

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Hotel Category
Luxury
Location Type
National park
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Tripadvisor rating 8588 Reviews
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Hotel highlights

  • 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

General Information

  • Check-in Time:
    16:00
  • Check-out Time:
    12:00
  • 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

Hotel Location

Location Highlights

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

  • National park
  • Approx: 2 hours from Calgary International Airport
8588 Reviews 82% of travellers recommended this hotel

Traveller ratings

  • Excellent 5575
  • Very Good 1754
  • Average 674
  • Poor 369
  • Terrible 216

What to Expect

  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness

Reviews

Nov 21, 2019

Peaceful getaway

Calgary, Canada

This resort is a treat for everyone. The castle is beautiful and I was lucky enough to be there for a weekend when it snowed. Friday view was green, Sunday, a winter wonderland. The swimming pool and outdoor hot spring is a must. There is something very peaceful about being immersed in a hot spring with snowflakes landing on your face.
Nov 20, 2019

Couples anniversary getaway

Had excellent service and thoughtful touches like champagne provided to our room. Afternoon tea service was also enjoyable. The location is ideal and the views are unforgettable. The room itself was nice and comfortable with the hotel having a truly luxurious resort feel.
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Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Facilities

Fitness Centre

This 24-hour fitness facility offers the best in fitness, with classes and equipment for guest use. There are free weights, strength training equipment, cardio machines, stability balls, kettle bells, an exercise studio, 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. Today there are 27 holes to play, proving a challenging and exhilarating experience for golf experts and amateurs alike.

The Swimming Pools

The hotel features several pool options in the spa area. These include three waterfall whirlpools, an outdoor whirlpool, an indoor European mineral pool, men/ ladies whirlpool and other spa type facilities including a steam room, a sauna and a locker room.

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. Enjoy various spa treatments too for a full spa experience.

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Food & Drink

Waldhaus Pub and Patio

Hidden below the secluded Waldhaus Restaurant is the resort’s best kept secret. Enjoy Bavarian pub delights, authentic beers and impressive 80” flat-screens for the latest game. In warmer weather head out to the peaceful patio area and in winter start a game of pool and enjoy friendly competition.Opening hours:Wednesday to Friday between 4:00pm and 11:00pmSaturday between 2:00pm to 11:00pmSunday between 11:00am to 11:00pm

Castle Pantry

Soak up extravagant castle-themed interiors in this authentic stone-walled venue. Sample fresh coffee, delicious deli cuisine and a range of alcoholic specialities in this unique cafe venue.

Castello Ristorante

This Italian eatery serves authentic cuisine alongside Banff’s most extensive wine list. Seasonal influences make the pizzas, pastas and appetizers deliciously vibrant and provide the ideal venue for an international meal in.Opening hours:Friday to Tuesday between 9:00am and 9:00pm

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 to try.Opening hours:Thursday to Monday between 6:00pm and 9:00pm

Bow Valley Grill

Enjoy authentic Rocky Mountain cuisine at the hotel's signature restaurant. Soak up the cosy, family-friendly atmosphere of this traditionally-decorated dining room whilst admiring beautiful area views or instead take in the open kitchen for an added sense of excitement. Enjoy breakfast with a sunrise view, sample delectable a la carte options with a farm-to-table focus and look for healthy options on offer at this refined eatery.Opening hours:Daily between 6:30am and 9pm with closure between meal sittings.

Waldhaus Restaurant

Nestled in the woods of the hotel’s estate, the Bavarian cottage hides a delectable secret – it is in fact a rustic Alpine restaurant serving all sorts of authentic treats ranging from schnitzel to fondue. With wood panelling, a large fireplace and a wonderful wine cabinet, this restaurant truly offers the ‘House in the Forest’ experience.Opening hours:Wednesday to Sunday between 6:00pm and 9:00pm

Stanley's Smokehouse

This seasonal eatery serves possibly the best steak in town alongside spectacular views of the golfing fairways, the mountains and beautiful rivers. A shuttle runs from the hotel to this peaceful venue.

The Lookout

This seasonal restaurant is stunningly placed, set high on an outdoor patio overlooking the pristine forest and to the mountains. Enjoy gourmet burgers, deliciously light lunch options and stunning views at this unique patio restaurant.

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.

Ramsay Lounge

This cosy and classy lounge is the ideal venue for a sophisticated dink with friends. Pull up a wingback chair and sample a diverse range of spirits, wines, ports and scotches. Plus, why not enjoy one of the signature cocktails mixed at the bar?Opening hoursFriday to Tuesday between 5:30pm and 11:00pm

Board Basis Options

Room Only