Get an overview of this hotelA Calgary landmark hotel since 1914

On the Skywalk

This Calgary hotel is located in the heart of the city, connected via skywalk to the Calgary Tower, Glenbow Museum and Telus Convention Centre.

Spa, steam rooms

Guests of The Fairmont Palliser enjoy a large spa tub, steam room, and fitness equipment; a spa offers treatments; and the Rimrock serves prime Alberta beef amid Western elegance.

Elegant chambers

All 407 guestrooms have been recently renovated and feature high ceilings with ornate moldings, down duvets, high-speed Internet access (surcharge), cordless phones, and bathrobes.

The Fairmont Palliser ratings based on 820 Verified Reviews

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4.3 out of 5
86% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.5 Service & staff
4.3 Room comfort
4.3 Hotel condition
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Nice hotel downtown.

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 20, 2017
Nice renovated room and bathroom, well located. Very helpful staff.
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Royal and grant in great location

3 out of 5
Posted Feb 17, 2017
Nice hotel, greeting was very impressive and staff were always attentive. Supper and drinks at the lobby bar were excellent, breakfast was overly expensive for what you got. Hotel and rooms were re-modelled but still showed age, which is part of the character when you choose to stay at a historic building. Room was lux and comfortable however could have been a little cleaner which some attention to details. Would stay here again.
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Nice hotel in great location

4 out of 5
by from BC
Posted Feb 10, 2017
Great hotel in great downtown location. Parking a bit expensive. And need to pay for wi-fi
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Classic Calgary Hotel

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 6, 2017
Pros: Clean, quiet, good location for business traveler, nice renos
Quick business trip - always enjoy the Palliser - great lounge, nicely renovated rooms, quiet, comfortable, spacious rooms - staff of the Fairmont chain are always the best part
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3 out of 5
Posted Feb 5, 2017
Nicely decorated but the room was next to the train yard so loud for a light sleeper. King room had beautiful large shower but no bath which I prefer to have in a hotel.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 7, 2017 by Natalie Wert, Fairmont Palliser
Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! We are glad that you liked the décor of our rooms. We are sorry, though, that you did not enjoy the location of your room, and that you would have preferred a room with a bathtub. As a heritage property with 407 unique guest rooms, with different layouts, views and features, we are confident that we have a room that is perfect for you! On your next visit to Calgary, please do let us know your preferences, so that we can hand-select the right room to ensure a perfect stay. Sincerely, Natalie Wert Executive Assistant Fairmont Palliser
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Amazing hotel

5 out of 5
Posted Feb 4, 2017
This was the best hotel I've stayed at. They upgraded my room because it was my birthday and gave us free wifi. I really enjoyed checking in at 3pm and checking out at 12! I highly recommend this hotel
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Great place close to venue

4 out of 5
by from Edmonton
Posted Jan 25, 2017
Came from Edmonton to watch a show at Flames Central. 5 minute walk to the venue from the hotel. Beautiful area.
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Fun with Friends

4 out of 5
Posted Jan 13, 2017
Great location for our event, nice hotel, comfy, clean and fun.
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Beautifully expensive historic hotel

3 out of 5
by from Vancover Isl
Posted Jan 11, 2017
Pros: Loved the beautiful common areas and pool vicinity. Happy to see a Starbucks inside the building. Comfortable clean rooms. Friendly, helpful staff.
Cons: The food was unsatifactory and the price just made it worse. Bathroom floor was always FREEZING...baseboard did nothing. Wifi was not automatic.
Location: Good location. Close to shopping, restaurants and parks. Calgary Tower right next door. Saddledome and casino in half a km.
Was immediately impressed with the staff and amazing foyer. They upgraded us to a larger room free of charge. Super comfortable king bed and fully loaded bar. The wifi was a downer to hook either had to purchase it or "sign up" for it. Was annoyed at that. And when we finally got it, it was super slow. Loved the pool and hot tub everyday. Also has a steam room and small gym. Has a spa too but didnt get a chance to check it out. Was not impressed in the least with room service food. We had it 3 or 4 times. It wasnt fresh tasting or looking and was a whoppin hundred bucks for a chicken burger, wings and small dessert. Loved the location. Seemed to be dead center to everywhere we went. We will probably try it again just because it was beautiful and i did absolutely enjoy the pool and room amenities. The food will be the deciding factor tho on our next trip, whether we come back or not. I enjoy being out all day and coming back to some good food in my room or having a beautiful tasting breaky brought to me in the morn. Super good Food and easily accessible wifi should be a non issue when you pay this kind of money.
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Beautiful hotel

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 2, 2017
Pros: Comfortable beds, Old World charm
Location: Loved the downtown location
Beds were extremely comfortable. Loved the location in the city. Can walk anywhere. Friendly sraff
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Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The original downtown centre of Calgary was located 10 blocks to the east of The Fairmont Palliser. The completion of the Edwardian commercial-style luxury hotel in 1914 resulted in the downtown core being relocated around The Palliser. These stores and shops were established on what is now historic Stephen Avenue Walk. In keeping with the sandstone construction of The Fairmont Palliser, Stephen Avenue Walk buildings are also made of sandstone. Stephen Avenue Walk is a vibrant centre of downtown life, home to 350 shops and 35 restaurants and pubs. The theatre district anchors the east end of this five-block cobblestone pedestrian walk. There are ten nightclubs within blocks of the hotel, giving guests the choice of dance, rock, country or jazz music. Most nightclubs offer live music on the weekends.

The Fairmont Palliser is also located next to another city landmark; The Calgary Tower—complete with observation lounge and revolving Panorama room restaurant. Also nearby, the Calgary Zoo is the 10th largest in North America and offers a diverse activities for families on the weekends (the Calgary Zoo is five minutes by car or ten minutes by Public Light Rail Transit/LRT).

The Fairmont Palliser offers free wireless Internet access.

  • Indoor pool 
  • Steam room 
  • Spa tub 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Health club 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 407 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • Number of floors - 11 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Wedding services 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Sauna 
  • Shopping on site 
  • Express check-in 
  • Luggage storage 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Meeting rooms 14 
  • Number of meeting rooms - 11 
  • Year Built 1914 
  • 24-hour business center 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Full-service spa 


Available in all rooms: Wireless internet access ( CAD 13.95 per night ), Wired internet access ( CAD 13.95 per night )

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • Pay movies 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Microwave (on request) 
  • Refrigerator (on request) 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Digital TV service 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 
  • In-room safe 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Free cribs/infant beds 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 

Where to Eat

The Rimrock - Serves breakfast daily. Lunch and dinner service vary, please contact Hotel for hours.

The Oak Room - Dinner service. Décor features hand-tooled leather pillars, original mural, and a heritage fireplace. View of grand lobby. Classic regional cuisine, prime rib, themed lunch buffets. Reservations recommended.

Sunday Brunch - Lavish buffet served in the grand lobby. Traditional brunch fare, with fresh seafood and rich desserts. Reservations required.

Nearby Things to Do

The Fairmont Palliser has a spa tub, eucalyptus steam room, and a fitness center.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Downhill skiing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Snowboarding nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Deep tissue massage 
  • Swedish massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Manicures and pedicures 
  • Body wraps 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Body treatments 
  • Facial treatments 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Roll-in shower 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Accessible bathroom 

Hotel Policies


Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-in time ends at midnight

Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 17 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of CAD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • 2 per room (up to 20 kg)

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Breakfast fee: between CAD 22 and CAD 32 for adults, CAD 11 and CAD 16.5 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 13.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): CAD 13.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: CAD varies per night
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 40.00 per night (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: CAD 25 per accommodation, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Fairmont Palliser
  • Fairmont Palliser Calgary
  • Fairmont Palliser Hotel
  • Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary
  • Palliser Fairmont
  • Calgary Fairmont
  • Fairmont Calgary
  • Fairmont Hotel Calgary
  • Fairmont Hotel Palliser
  • The Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary

We should mention

Up to 2 children 17 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.

Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.