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Fairmont Banff Springs

405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB, CA
Classic Preferred Hotel

Fairmont Banff Springs

OVERVIEW

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.

Know Before You Go

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: CAD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 15.62 (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 25 per day
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 39.00 per day
  • Pet fee: CAD 39 per accommodation, per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

What to expect:

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Location

405 Spray Ave, Banff, AB, CA

Airport:

YYC - Calgary International

ROOMS

Overview

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.

Amenities

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

DETAILS

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
  • Restaurant
  • Outdoor pool
  • Hair salon
  • ATM/banking
  • Concierge services
  • Gift shops or newsstand
  • Shopping on site
  • Total number of rooms - 764
  • Number of floors - 9
  • Ski storage
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Spa tub
  • Arcade/game room
  • Coffee shop or caf?
  • 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
  • Wedding services
  • Express check-in
  • Airport transportation
  • Wired (high-speed) Internet access - surcharge
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Golf course on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Turkish bath/Hammam
  • One meeting room
  • Valet parking (surcharge)
  • Luggage storage

Policies

Know Before You Go

  • Children 18 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: CAD 30 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: CAD 15.62 (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: CAD 25 per day
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 39.00 per day
  • Pet fee: CAD 39 per accommodation, per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Dining

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.

Recreation

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