Although the Palliser is a grand-looking hotel, it is just too dated to compete with many of the other hotels in Calgary. It relies heavily on the visual traditions of the grand Canadian Railway Hotels, but beyond that nostalgic charm there is little to impress. The rooms are dark and the decor is worn. The staff are extremely hospitable, but I find that everyone in Calgary is enthusiastically happy, so...
Ask for a room on the north side as there are train tracks immediately behind the hotel and they pack a rumble.
The pool is nice, the steam room too, but the fitness centre is a bit of an afterthought. Buffet breakfast was great and the service, of course, is excellent.
- 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