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Fairmont Banff Springs

405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB, Canada


Fairmont Banff Springs


Insider Tip

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.

Hotel Overview

Banff, skiing nearby
Towering over 2 scenic river valleys near downtown Banff, this lavish 1888 Scottish Baronial-style resort is within 10km (6 mi) of Mount Norquay and Lake Minnewanka.
Scenic views
Guestrooms at The Fairmont Banff Springs have views of forested river valleys or nearby mountains. Amenities include feather beds, down duvets, and high-speed Internet access.
Luxury spa, golf
The Willow Stream Spa features rejuvenating treatments, 3 waterfall spa tubs, a Hungarian mineral pool, and a health club. On-site golf courses provide 27 holes of scenic play.

Property Location
When you stay at Fairmont Banff Springs in Banff, you'll be in the mountains, within a 10-minute drive of Upper Hot Springs and Banff Gondola. This 4-star resort is 12.4 mi (20 km) from Sunshine Village and 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Banff Lake Louise Tourism Bureau.

Make yourself at home in one of the 764 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Satellite programming and video-game consoles are provided for your entertainment, while complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected. Bathrooms have designer toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include safes and complimentary newspapers, and housekeeping is provided daily.

Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a health club and an outdoor pool. Additional features at this resort include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and babysitting/childcare. Getting to nearby attractions is a breeze with the area shuttle (surcharge).

Enjoy international cuisine at Bow Valley Grill, one of the resort's 7 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/cafe. Relax with a refreshing drink from the bar/lounge or one of the 3 bars/lounges. Full breakfasts are available daily from 630 AM to 11 AM for a fee.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include wired Internet access (surcharge), a business center, and express check-in. Self parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.


405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB, Canada


YYC - Calgary International



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. <p> 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.


  • Air conditioning
  • Free newspaper
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Free local calls
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron/ironing board
  • In-room safe
  • Room service (24 hours)
  • Designer toiletries
  • Video-game console
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Premium bedding
  • Pay movies
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room massage available
  • Satellite TV service
  • Free WiFi
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available


Property Amenities

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:

  • Bar/lounge
  • Babysitting or childcare
  • Elevator/lift
  • Indoor pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Total number of rooms -
  • Number of floors -
  • Ski storage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Arcade/game room
  • Coffee shop or café
  • Health club
  • Children's pool
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Multilingual staff
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Picnic area
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Business center
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
  • Smoke-free property
  • Wedding services
  • Express check-in
  • Free WiFi
  • Wired Internet access - surcharge
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Number of restaurants -
  • Golf course on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
  • One meeting room
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Number of bars/lounges -
  • Luggage storage
  • Ballroom

Number of floors: 9

Number of suites: 79

Number of rooms: 689


Banffshire Club
Scottish 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 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 to Saturday; nightly dinner; Sunday brunch.
Castello Ristorante
Traditional Italian cuisine, wines, and desserts. Reservations recommended. Open Friday to Tuesday for 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 Wednesday to Sunday 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 Thursday to Sunday; 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 to 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.


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.

  • Aerobics
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Bird watching
  • Boat launch
  • Fishing
  • Golf - driving range
  • Golfing
  • Helicopter/airplane sightseeing
  • Horse riding/rental
  • Ice skating
  • Mountain biking
  • Playground
  • Running track/path
  • Tennis
  • Yoga classes/instruction