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The Fairmont Banff Springs
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Greetings from the Hotel General Manager
The Fairmont Banff Springs has been welcoming visitors from all over the world since 1888. Each day, thousands from all over the world visit Banff National Park, and a glimpse of this Grand Castle in the Canadian Rockies is a must. In partnership with Classic Vacations, we are thrilled to welcome you to our Castle. Be assured that everyone of our 1,200 Colleagues and Leaders is committed to making your stay most comfortable and extraordinary. We hope you will take away great memories during your stay with us. My very best wishes, Francisco Gomez
- Located () from the resort at the base of Sulphur Mountain, the Upper Hot Springs is a popular spot to relax after a day of outdoor adventures.
What to Expect:
- Designed after a Scottish Baronial castle, this majestic hotel was built in 1888 in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Blending opulence and seclusion, the resort offers upscale amenities and an array of recreational activities.
- Winter activities at The Fairmont Banff Springs include cross-country skiing, ice skating, and snowshoeing. In the summer, guests can enjoy golfing, hiking, mountain biking, tennis, and horseback riding. Surrounded by mountain vistas, the on-site spa features three waterfall treatment spa tubs, an indoor European mineral pool, steam rooms, and saunas.
405 Spray Avenue
Banff, Alberta, T1L1J4
- Banff Springs
Airport:Calgary International YYC
Located in several wings of the nine-story castle, The Fairmont Banff Springs' 770 guestrooms feature views of the forested Bow or Spray River valleys or the surrounding mountains. Windows open to fresh mountain air. Feather beds include down duvets.
All rooms offer high-speed Internet access (surcharge), cable/satellite TV with pay movies and video games (surcharge), and complimentary local calls. Compact refrigerators and in-room safes are additional conveniences. Junior suites have sofa beds; executive suites provide upgraded decor and artwork, desks, and flat-screen TVs.
- Blackout drapes
- Cable/satellite TV
- Child care (in room, surcharge)
- Climate control
- Clock radio
- Coffee/tea maker
- Complimentary newspaper
- Complimentary toiletries
- Cribs (infant beds) available
- Direct-dial phone
- Electronic check-out
- Electronic/magnetic keys
- Free local calls
- Hair dryer
- Hypo-allergenic bedding available
- In-room safe
- Internet access - high speed
- Internet access - surcharge
- Iron/ironing board
- Massage - available in room
- Pay movies
- Premium bedding
- Rollaway beds
- Turndown service (on request)
- Video-game console
- Voice mail
- Wake-up calls
- Window opens
Located in Banff National Park, The Fairmont Banff Springs mountain resort overlooks two scenic river valleys. In addition to the rejuvenating treatments available in the Willow Stream Spa, guests can enjoy an après-ski soak in three waterfall spa tubs. The resort also features indoor and outdoor pools, a children's pool, an 18-hole golf course, a nine-hole golf course, five tennis courts, an ice-skating rink, and a bowling center (surcharges).
The resort offers 13 restaurants and lounges including an Italian restaurant, a casual grill with mountain views, and an intimate bistro and wine bar. Room service is also available.
Scheduled shuttles (surcharge) provide transportation to Mount Norquay, Sunshine Village, and Lake Louise.
The amenities listed below are available on site; fees may apply:
- 24-hour front desk
- Air-conditioned public areas
- Arcade/game room
- Audio-visual equipment
- Banquet facilities
- Beauty services
- Breakfast available (surcharge)
- Business center
- Business services
- Coffee shop or cafe´
- Conference room(s)
- Currency exchange
- Dry cleaning service
- Event catering
- Exhibit space
- Express check-in/check-out
- Free newspapers in lobby
- Full-service health spa
- Gift shop or newsstand
- Hair salon
- Internet access in public areas - high speed
- Internet access in public areas - surcharge
- Internet access in public areas - wireless
- Laundry service
- Medical assistance available
- Meeting room(s) (small groups)
- Multilingual staff
- Parking (surcharge)
- Parking (valet)
- Parking garage
- Picnic area
- Restaurant(s) in hotel
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe-deposit box - front desk
- Secretarial services
- Security guard
- Shopping on site
- Ski storage
- Spa tub
- Steam room
- Swimming pool - children's
- Swimming pool - indoor
- Swimming pool - outdoor
- Tour assistance
- Wedding services
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
There are no room charges for children 18 and younger when staying in the same room as their parents or guardians and use existing bedding.
Rollaway beds and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in, cannot be guaranteed, and may incur additional charges.
- Pet fee charged at hotel/condo
- Small pets only
- 4 PM
Banffshire ClubScottish dinner-club atmosphere with vaulted ceilings and oak wainscoting. Upholstered leather seating studded with antique bronze tacks and heraldic tapestry covering Jacobean-style chairs. Tables set with fine linen, bone china, and crystal. Contemporary North American cuisine. Jackets recommended; no denim or sportswear. Reservations recommended. Dinner served Tuesday to Saturday. Open seasonally.
Waldhaus RestaurantBavarian 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 GrillCasual 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 to Saturday; nightly dinner; Sunday brunch.
Castello RistoranteTraditional Italian cuisine, wines, and desserts. Reservations recommended. Open Friday to Tuesday for dinner; seasonal closures.
Waldhaus PubLocated beneath the Waldhaus dining room. Casual bar with pool table and multiple TVs. Appetizers, cheese fondue, microbrews, and beers on tap. Open Wednesday to Sunday from late afternoon to late evening; extended hours in summer months.
Samurai Sushi Bar and RestaurantAuthentic Japanese surroundings. Fresh sushi and sashimi. Japanese hot-pot dinners such as shabu-shabu, sukiyaki, and yosenabe. Dinner served Thursday to Sunday; seasonal closures.
Golf Course ClubhouseLocated 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 LoungeOverlooking the Bow Valley. Appetizers and cocktails. Traditional afternoon tea served daily. Open from early afternoon to late evening.
Ramsay LoungeLarge selection of ports, scotches, and cocktails. Open from late afternoon to late evening; seasonal closures.
Authentically Local Wine StoreOffering wine tastings from a selection of regional Canadian labels. Cooking demonstrations. Open Wednesday to Sunday from early afternoon to mid-evening.
Grapes Wine BarIntimate 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 PantryHomemade breads, salads, cheeses, soups, and daily specials. Locally crafted chocolates and pastries. Mountain picnics to take out. Open 24 hours.
Guests have complimentary access to the 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 Hungarian 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.
- Bicycle rentals
- Bird watching
- Boat launch
- Golf - driving range
- Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
- Horse riding/rental
- Ice skating
- Mountain biking
- Running track/path
- Yoga classes/instruction
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