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Banff, skiing nearby
This opulent 1888 Scottish baronial-style resort towers over 2 scenic river valleys, 0.5 km (0.25 mi) from downtown Banff and within 10 km (6 mi) of Mount Norquay and Lake Minnewanka.
Luxury spa and golf
The Willow Stream Spa features rejuvenating treatments, 3 waterfall spa tubs, a European mineral pool, and a health club. On-site golf courses at The Fairmont Banff Springs provide 27 holes of scenic play.
Guestrooms at The Fairmont Banff Springs have windows that open to fresh air and views of forested river valleys or nearby mountains. Amenities include feather beds, down duvets, and free WiFi.
- Good location
- Onsite restaurant
- Helpful staff
- Overall room comfort
- Bathrooms could've been nicer
Fairmont Banff Springs
Towering over two scenic river valleys, The Fairmont Banff Springs mountain resort is 0.25 mile (0.5 kilometer) from the town of Banff.
Signature treatments available in the Willow Stream Spa include the Banff Mineral Scrub, Rockies Rehydration, Apres Ski Massage, and luxurious couples treatments. Guests can also soothe tired muscles in the European mineral pool or in three waterfall spa tubs. Complimentary access is provided to the resort's indoor and outdoor pools and children's pool.
Other on-site recreation includes an 18-hole golf course designed by Stanley Thompson, a nine-hole golf course, five tennis courts, an ice-skating rink, and a bowling center (surcharges).
Guests choose from 11 restaurants and lounges, including an Italian restaurant, a sushi restaurant, a casual grill with mountain views, a Bavarian cottage in the woods specializing in German and Swiss dishes, and an intimate bistro and wine bar.
Scheduled shuttles (surcharge) provide transportation to Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise. WiFi is complimentary throughout the hotel.
- 24-hour front desk
- Arcade/game room
- Total number of rooms - 764
- Number of floors - 9
- Golf course on site
- Tennis on site
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Coffee shop or café
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Dry cleaning/laundry service
- Full-service spa
- Gift shops or newsstand
- Hair salon
- Health club
- Free WiFi
- Wired Internet access - surcharge
- Area shuttle (surcharge)
- Luggage storage
- One meeting room
- Airport transportation
- Express check-in
- Turkish bath/Hammam
- Laundry facilities
- Babysitting or childcare
- Concierge services
- Spa treatment room(s)
- Multilingual staff
- Picnic area
- Safe-deposit box at front desk
- Self parking (surcharge)
- Shopping on site
- Ski storage
- Spa tub
- Steam room
- Children's pool
- Indoor pool
- Outdoor pool
- Wedding services
- Valet parking (surcharge)
Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Wired Internet access - surcharge
Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)
- Air conditioning
- Blackout drapes/curtains
- Satellite TV service
- In-room childcare (surcharge)
- In-room climate control (air conditioning)
- Coffee/tea maker
- Free toiletries
- Cribs/infant beds available
- Free local calls
- Hair dryer
- Daily housekeeping
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room safe
- Iron/ironing board
- Free WiFi
- In-room massage available
- Free newspaper
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Video-game console
- Room service (limited hours)
- Connecting/adjoining rooms available
Where to Eat
1888 Chophouse - At 1888 Chop House, Executive Chef JW Foster presents a modern twist on the authentic chop house with a menu focused on prime cuts of Alberta beef, sustainably sourced wild game and Ocean Wise seafood.
Waldhaus Restaurant - Bavarian cottage-style building created as a clubhouse in 1927 on the edge of the golf course. Dark-wood paneling, large fireplace, and wine cabinet housing excellent wine selection. Authentic German and Swiss dishes. Reservations recommended. Nightly dinner; seasonal closures.
Bow Valley Grill - Casual dining overlooking the Fairholme Mountain Range. Sculptures and tables constructed by local artisans featuring the region's flora and fauna. Exhibition kitchen. Buffets and à la carte dining. Sunday brunch is a specialty. Breakfast and lunch served Monday–Saturday; nightly dinner; Sunday brunch.
Castello Ristorante - Traditional Italian cuisine, wines, and desserts. Reservations recommended. Nightly dinner; seasonal closures.
Waldhaus Pub - Located beneath the Waldhaus dining room. Casual bar with pool table and multiple TVs. Appetizers, cheese fondue, microbrews, and beers on tap. Open from late afternoon to late evening; extended hours in summer months.
Samurai Sushi Bar and Restaurant - Authentic Japanese surroundings. Fresh sushi and sashimi. Japanese hot-pot dinners such as shabu-shabu, sukiyaki, and yosenabe. Dinner served five nights per week; seasonal closures.
Golf Course Clubhouse - Located at Fairmont Banff Springs Golf Course, with superb mountain, fairway, and river views. Scheduled shuttle service available from the hotel's front entrance. Lunch, snacks, and beverages; seasonal closures.
Rundle Lounge - Overlooking the Bow Valley. Appetizers and cocktails. Traditional afternoon tea served daily. Open from early afternoon to late evening.
Ramsay Lounge - Large selection of ports, scotches, and cocktails. Open from late afternoon to late evening; seasonal closures.
Authentically Local Wine Store - Offering wine tastings from a selection of regional Canadian labels. Cooking demonstrations. Open Wednesday–Sunday from early afternoon to mid-evening.
Grapes Wine Bar - Intimate bistro and wine bar featuring Canadian labels. Fondues, pâtés, cheeses, salads, and other selections. Food and wine pairings. Open from early evening to late evening.
Castle Pantry - Homemade breads, salads, cheeses, soups, and daily specials. Locally crafted chocolates and pastries. Mountain picnics to take out. Open 24 hours.
11th Frame Games Café - Located in the bowling center. Video games, pool table, and snacks. Open from late afternoon to early evening.
Room service - Available from early morning to late evening.
Nearby Things to Do
Guests have complimentary access to the mountain resort's children's pool, indoor pool, year-round outdoor pool, and indoor spa tub. Within the Willow Stream Spa, the spa tubs, saunas, steam rooms, and European mineral pool are available for a surcharge.
The health club (surcharge) provides treadmills, stationary bikes, weight-training machines, stair machines, elliptical trainers, yoga mats, free weights, and other equipment. Regularly scheduled fitness classes include yoga and aerobics.
Golfers choose between the 18-hole Stanley Thompson course or the nine-hole Tunnel course. Five tennis courts are on site, with lessons and equipment rentals available. Also on site are an ice-skating rink and bowling center (surcharges). Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are available on the resort grounds in season.
In summer, walkers stroll along the banks of the Bow River to nearby Bow Falls. In winter, the snow-capped mountains offer world-class skiing and snowboarding at Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise. An independent company provides scheduled shuttle transportation (surcharge).
Other seasonal opportunities in the Banff Springs area include kayaking, scenic boat cruises, charter fishing trips, river float trips, whitewater rafting, dogsledding, horse riding, and ice fishing.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
- Snowboarding nearby
- Downhill skiing nearby
- Kayaking nearby
- Ski lessons available nearby
- Fitness classes on site
- Bicycle rentals on site
- Golf driving range on site
- Golfing on site
- Hiking/biking trails on site
- Ice skating on site
- Mountain biking on site
- Cross-country skiing on site
- Snowshoeing on site
- Yoga classes/instruction on site
- Detoxification wrap
- Hot springs/mineral springs in spa
- Manicures and pedicures
- Body wraps
- Body scrubs
- Thalassotherapy treatments
- Body treatments
- Facial treatments
Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
Check-in time starts at 4 PM
Check-out time is 11 AM
Children and extra beds
- Children are welcome.
- Kids stay free! Children 18 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
- Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
- Cribs (infant beds) are available.
- Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 39 per accommodation, per day
- 2 per room
You need to know
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
- Resort fee: CAD 20.00 per accommodation, per night
- Breakfast fee: CAD 30 per person (approximately)
- Valet parking fee: CAD 39.00 per day
- Pet fee: CAD 39 per accommodation, per day
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We should mention
Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.