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The Fairmont Banff Springs
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   405 Spray Avenue | P.O. Box 960, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #2 of 33 hotels in Banff
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“Great Place to Stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Was here for a conference- great place to stay and excellent location. Be aware you can easily get lost in the hotel maze!!

The outdoor pool is awesome. Water is warm and the gym has good equipment as well.

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairmont_Banff_Mgmt, Manager at The Fairmont Banff Springs, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
Thank you for your feedback about your stay. We are pleased to know you had a memorable visit and we hope you will return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

Incredible views and Old World charm describes this hotel. Called the castle by the staff, The Fairmont Banff Springs just fits its local. Built around the turn of the century when the railroads were king, this place can send you back in time if you let it.
From the incredible stone work to the Celtic design of the carpets, there is something magical about staying here. The staff experience was the best we had in the Canadian Rockies, restaurants were good and breakfast was outstanding.
Big tip: The concierges are super helpful. They can suggest and help set up all sorts of excursions for you. Stay here when in Banff town and let the days of the iron horse and adventurous spirit roll over you.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairmont_Banff_Mgmt, Manager at The Fairmont Banff Springs, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for your review, and your compliments to our concierge team. They take great pride in delivering excellent service to our guests, and will be so pleased to know you appreciated the help they provided.

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Banff National Park, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

we were here for a conference. This hotel has a wonderful ornate feel to it and is charming in character with beautiful setting. A bit on the expensive side but worth the visit in Banff. Nice food and excellent spa/aquatic center. Good service.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2013

This will be quick and short.

If room size is your top priority, avoid this hotel. Avoid it if you dont like smug people, plus high costs on everything. Avoid it if you get lost in hotels easily lol.

Now, go here if you love the grand feel of a place.
Service here is top notch. Rooms are very small, but are clean and unique. The pool is great. If you upgrade, the view CANT be beat. This place is excellent for conferences. My wife and I come here maybe once a year for a special treat, a splurge for how expensive it can get. We never pay for parking, we always seem to time it right and find an open spot on the road...which is more then safe enough for those pricy cars!

Recommend the breakfast buffet!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fairmont_Banff_Mgmt, Manager at The Fairmont Banff Springs, responded to this review, February 13, 2013
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoy staying with us for conferences and receive excellent service when you do.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

My wife and I travels through the rockies ended up with us enjoying a few nights in the Banff area. We spent our anniversary at the banff springs hotel and couldn't imagined anyplace better. This hotel is truly a classic and is set in some of the most beautiful scenery imaginable. Though this is my very first review on tripadvisor, we have traveled to many places together and this hotel takes the cake. The service was impeccable and the staff were so attentive to our needs. Please do consider this hotel for your special someone. We can't wait to go back! Thank you to all the staff who made our time here so special!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

One of the most beautiful places in Canada. So much history and such a neat story. Lots of shops to see, incredible views, great food, both indoor & outdoor pools are amazing and the hot tub is very cool. It's the place to visit in Banff and to take some pictures. Incredible, amazing, immaculate.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

If you truly want the Banff experience, then you need to stay here at least once. Very historical, great food, really neat shops, and one of the most spectacular hotel grounds I have ever seen in my life. This is generally the "celebrity" hotel as well, so you may run into one if you stay :)

My only one complaint is the room itself. It's really nothing too out of the ordinary, aside from the bed itself, which is very comfortable.

Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
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Fairmont_Banff_Mgmt, Manager at The Fairmont Banff Springs, responded to this review, February 7, 2013
Thank you for posting a positive review on Trip Advisor. Thank you for your compliments about our food, the shops on site and the comfort of the bed. We do hope you will return again.

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Also Known As:
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Banff Fairmont
Address: 405 Spray Avenue | P.O. Box 960, Banff, Banff National Park, Alberta T1L 1J4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Canadian Rockies > Banff National Park > Banff
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Banff
#2 Top resorts Hotel in Banff
#3 Family Hotel in Banff
#3 Business Hotel in Banff
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fairmont Banff Springs 4*
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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