This hotel has a historical feel to it befitting it's age and landmark status. It's not quite as grand as the other Fairmonts in Whistler, Edmonton, and Lake Louise as it's smaller. The location is fantastic, within a block of the Calgary tower and Stephen Avenue. It's a safe yet bustling area on the weekends.
The rooms are comfortable with only double beds for quad accommodation. This seems standard for most downtown hotels in major cities. Large screen led tvs and iPod docking alarm clocks are nice updates to the hotel. The elevators are old and slow, and there aren't enough of them. Were here on a busy Saturday night and there were three wedding receptions occurring at the same time which made the lobby very festive and noisy. However, it also compounded the problem of there being only 4 elevators.
The check in and out was quick and simple. Valet parking is a necessity due to very little available street space at the front. Valet is a pricey $38 on weekdays and $30 on Saturday and Sunday. Wifi is free if you are a President's Club member which is free to join. Otherwise there is a $12 fee per day but I can't imagine why you wouldn't just join their club just to get this benefit. The pool, hot tub and spa is nice with robes provided being a nice touch.
Overall we were pleased with this hotel and it met our expectations.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Since 1914, The Fairmont Palliser has been the city's premier address, the cornerstone of Calgary's hospitality industry and a landmark building that is rich in history and architecture. Set in the heart of the city, The Fairmont Palliser is a historical landmark offering distinctive accommodation in elegant surroundings. Recent renovations include five floors of guest rooms and the expansion of Fairmont Gold. A brand new Fairmont Gold Lounge, Concierge and Check-in area can be found on the Penthouse Level. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary
- Fairmont Hotel Calgary
- Fairmont Hotel Palliser
- Fairmont Calgary
- Calgary Fairmont