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Fairmont Banff Springs
Ranked #2 of 32 Hotels in Banff
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Sedona, Arizona
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Reviewed 17 August 2014 via mobile

Fantastic food and accommodations all located in the majestic beauty of Banff national park. The service was excellent and the hotel a true classic. Go, go, go! You won't ever regret it. It is well worth the price.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fairmont_Banff_Mgmt, Manager at Fairmont Banff Springs, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you most kindly for your review. We hope travels from Arizona can bring you back.

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Reviewed 17 August 2014

I stayed on the 5th floor club room which was really nice. Breakfast in the club room was great and had a variety of options. The hotel itself has two very nice swimming pools and a variety of restaurants. My fiance and I found that we liked eating near the pool better than the main restaurant. The serve was very friendly and we especially liked the turndown service. The hotel is really close to town too which is great. I checked out a room on the 4th floor (non club level) and it they didn't look very nice.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fairmont_Banff_Mgmt, Manager at Fairmont Banff Springs, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
We appreciate your compliments about Fairmont Gold. We have also recently renovated two floors in the main hotel this year and will continue on a regular basis with others that are due. Thank you for sharing.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

Just spent 5 nights at this hotel and we personally have not been in one as nice as this. It just oozes opulence and character. Based on a Scottish Castle it just oozes class and every room is a joy to explore. The staff are excellent, the facilities superb and the bedrooms fabulous. We were in a standard twin but it came with a lovely large lounge and a separate bedroom with two huge queen size beds that you could lose yourself in. Location is great with just a short pleasant walk into Banff itself. Food choices are superb with a wide ranges of restaurants to eat in. Buffet breakfast is excellent and really sets you up for the day. Can't sing its praises high enough, with over 700 staff tending to your every needs. In Gb we seem to run our hotels on tight budgets here it is the opposite and the standard of care attention given to each guest is above and beyond so for me we have to up our game.

Room Tip: Free wifi if you join the Fairmont Presidents Club which is free so you might as well, other benefit...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fairmont_Banff_Mgmt, Manager at Fairmont Banff Springs, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
We are happy to have been of service to you. Please come again.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 16 August 2014

This was a fabulous place to begin our trip to the Canadian Rockies. Our room overlooked the mountains and the Bow River. Service was great. We ate most of our dinners on the terrace outside where we also looked out onto the mountains and river. The food was casual and delicious. I second the recommendation for the homemade ginger ale; the bartender was kind enough to give me the recipe, and I've been making it at home. It is a busy hotel, but in the best sense. There is a lively, fun atmosphere that permeates the public areas.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a view. Ours was small but very adequate.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fairmont_Banff_Mgmt, Manager at Fairmont Banff Springs, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
The homemade gingerale is certainly a favorite with our guests. Thank you for coming to stay with us, and thank you for sharing.

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Reviewed 16 August 2014

I have wanted to stay at The Fairmont Banff Springs for as long as I can remember. Didn't really know if it would ever happen or not, until this spring I had the opportunity. Banff is so beautiful year round and especially in the spring time.

We arrived late, after 9pm and checked in ok. Because there was a large group staying at the hotel we were told the lounge would be open for dinner. There was no room in there though it was too busy so we had to go to their locals pub on the green. Just as well it was getting late. And I once was a Banff Local. The fondue was way too rich for me, but everyone else was very satisfied with their meals. Also it was more convenient then going down into town. Would recommend.

We stayed in one of the classic sections I suppose, as the bathroom was incredibly tiny, as was the fashion of the day my colleague explained. She said that to have the smallest bathroom was the biggest luxury because the room is bigger or something. These days (or in my opinion) a large opulent bathroom is an indication of luxury - even though it (can possibly) make the hotel room smaller. The room decor was Classic Fairmonty and I loved the ski art. Our view was just buildings, but no fault of the hotel really as we had a standard room booked. I would recommend a deluxe mountain view (or whatever).

The draw of this classic resort is not the rooms. Obviously there is the excellent Fairmont service, but at this property specifically there is much history, stuff to look at and so many shops and services. You can wander the grounds. The buffet breakfast is delicious and the outdoor hot tub is amazing, especially in the morning. I wish that I could have spent more than 1 night. I would recommend this hotel for sure, to people who love classic old school Fairmonts.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Fairmont_Banff_Mgmt, Manager at Fairmont Banff Springs, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you for visiting from Vancouver and for sharing your review. The Fairmont Banff Springs, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has maintained much of the structural integrity in the main hotel over the last 126 years and therefore while guestrooms are renovated, their size is rarely changed.

There are larger categories of rooms available, some in the main hotel and some in the connected Stanley Thompson wing. Our reservations team is happy to explain options to our customers to ensure we make the perfect match for your needs.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 15 August 2014

This hotel is huge. Be sure to check out the map when you arrive. We had a deluxe room which was huge. We looked out Sulphur Mountain. Room was clean and comfortable. The pool area is lovely with a heated pool outside and the spa is boiling. The hotel is located just outside Banff, a short 15min walk away. We hired bicycles and cycled into Banff. If you're a president club member this is free. Staff were lovely and made animals out of towels which were placed on our bed. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fairmont_Banff_Mgmt, Manager at Fairmont Banff Springs, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
Thank you! If your travels bring you back to Canada we do hope you would stay with us again.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2014

Fantabulous! This gorgeous hotel is a diamond surrounded by the most majestic mountains, accented by the beautiful Bow River. Glorious vistas abound. Then step inside and enjoy impeccable service and accommodations. Most all food items are delicious and you must try their homemade ginger ale. Love it here!

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
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Fairmont_Banff_Mgmt, Manager at Fairmont Banff Springs, responded to this review, 18 August 2014
We are pleased that you had memorable dining experiences. Thank you for sharing.

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Property: Fairmont Banff Springs
Address: 405 Spray Avenue, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Banff
#1 Green Hotel in Banff
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Banff
#2 Business Hotel in Banff
#2 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#2 Spa Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££££
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairmont Banff Springs 4*
Number of rooms: 770
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of Banff National Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the world famous Fairmont Banff Springs resort stands as a landmark in the picturesque alpine town of Banff. This year round luxury resort is styled after a Scottish baronial castle and offers guests spectacular mountain and valley views, a championship golf course during the summer, unparalleled skiing in the winter, and an award-winning European-style spa, the Willow Steam Spa. ... more   less 
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