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133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3 Canada
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#40 of 120 hotels in Calgary
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.6
Service
4.4
Value
3.9
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Welcome to Canada's most dynamic city and Calgary's premier hotel. Centrally located in downtown Calgary, Fairmont Palliser is conveniently situated near the city's business and financial district and is within walking distance to the city's most exciting retail shopping, arts, culture and entertainment venues. Join us for all-day dining in Hawthorn Dining Room and Bar; Classic Cocktails in the Lounge; and traditional Afternoon Tea on Saturday and Sunday. We invite you to sit back and relax with friends and family at our iconic hotel.
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Property amenities
Valet parking
Wifi
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Kids stay free
Children's television networks
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Paid private parking on-site
Paid wifi
Hot tub
Pool / beach towels
Swimming pool toys
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Highchairs available
Airport transportation
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Couples massage
Facial treatments
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Pedicure
Steam room
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Shops
ATM on site
Doorperson
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Bathrobes
Room service
Safe
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Iron
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Minibar
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
On-demand movies
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Business
City View
Languages Spoken
English, French, Russian, Chinese and 3 more
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Dave C wrote a review Yesterday
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Considering this is a fairmont and 4* we had high expectations coming here as it was our last hotel in Canada before we flew back to the UK and found this to be very short of what we expected. We were here for a total of 2 nights and once pulled up out the front, checked in and were offered a room upgrade which we accepted. After checking in we were told there is no car parking at the hotel but to park in a multistory car park at the end of the block which does connect up through a business block then onto the hotel, it is very confusing and quite a walk when you have suitcases in toe (took about 10 mins to get from the car to the hotel as you have to go up an down lifts to different levels too) Eventually we get to our room which in itself is lovely and no complaints about it as it is was large (due to upgrade) and clean. The main issue was at night, we were on the 11 floor and found that there is a train line directly outside 1 side of the hotel which trains come through all hours of the night which kept us up most of the night, we were not informed of this when checking in, so we requested a change in rooms to the other side of the hotel which was quieter but we were still charged for the room upgrade on the 2nd night which is pretty mean of the htel considering it was there issue to start with. The pool was okay and as you would expect but the Jacuzzi was broken which was a dissapointment also. Only other comment is that they also charge $15 a day for wifi which i get for free on lower * hotels which is a rip off. Overall it is an old hotel that does show its age in places and for the price we paid it should be offering more! Would advise find another hotel at a better price.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Terry S wrote a review Sep 21
Fareham, United Kingdom161 contributions70 helpful votes
A difficult hotel to review as it blows hot and cold. The majority of the staff were very polite and helpful. The evening meals were good but what would the chefs do without garlic. Trying to find a garlic free dish was not easy. Breakfast on the other hand was a disaster. Overcooked bacon and burnt eggs, toast that was white with a few brown lines on. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The main problem that would stop me coming back was the temperature. Bedroom, lounge and dining areas were cold. We sat with body warmers on for most of our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Bring a thick jumper.
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Loranna G wrote a review Sep 15
8 contributions
Got an upgrade as an ALL member to a junior suite, which was great! A beautiful hotel, great location, friendly staff. In room dining was fantastic - food was delicious, especially the chicken dish. Loved the stay, will visit again if in Calgary.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Fairmont Palliser, Other at Fairmont Palliser
Responded 6 days ago
We appreciate your great review of our hotel and we are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again very soon.
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Linda B wrote a review Sep 15
8 contributions
Excellent From the minute we walked in the door attention to detail was excellent. Room very high standard. Ordered room service very quick and food good. Was going to have drink in lounge but tired. Drinks were expensive. Would certainly stay there again
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Valet parking.
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Response from Fairmont Palliser, Other at Fairmont Palliser
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience and glad that you had an enjoyable stay. See you again soon.
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Jet08682174728 wrote a review Sep 14
14 contributions
Beautiful hotel but one that lacked the personal touch. The ambience was one of luxury, fabulous pool and spa area, impressive lobby and large comfortable rooms. However I thought the service and attention which makes a hotel truly great was missing. It was summed up in several ways. My Husbands locker malfunctioned at the swimming pool. He had to wait nearly an hour for someone to come and unlock it. The waiter in the dining room, stormed off when we asked if we could do one tip after breakfast rather than one at supper as well ( we were at the end of our trip and needed more dollars!!) The only good service we had was from the door man who carried our bags to the bus stop and explained how to get tickets. The food in the evening was ok. Again a beautiful setting but a mediocre meal. Breakfast was excellent. So overall felt that it fell short of what we expected from the cost and expectation.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking very expensive 50 dollars a night
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Response from Fairmont Palliser, Other at Fairmont Palliser
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for taking the time and trouble to leave your feedback following your recent stay. Happy to know that you loved our lobby and rooms; while we would like to apologize for the issues you raised about the pool locker and service at our restaurant.
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Nance S wrote a review Sep 11
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Our room was next to the rail tracks that ran all night and very loud. The people next door had a dog that barked all night. This hotel chain encourages dogs but let then stay anywhere in the hotel rather than one floor or one section. The card keys did not work and we had to go to desk twice. Would not recommend.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Fairmont Palliser, Other at Fairmont Palliser
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for providing your valuable feedback. So sorry about the noise in your room and the card key malfunction. Rest assured that these comments will be shared with the concerned department for follow-up.
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Derek S wrote a review Aug 2022
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Would not recommend as this fairmont fell short of what the fairmont standard truly is. Very disappointing. Every other fairmont i have stayed at has exceeded my my expectations. There was to many issues the biggest one being no air conditioning in the room.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Fairmont Palliser, Other at Fairmont Palliser
Responded 3 weeks ago
We appreciate your valuable feedback. Allow us to express our sincerest apologies for not meeting your expectations.
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Raybp wrote a review Aug 2022
Toronto, Canada15 contributions6 helpful votes
Very disappointed for a 5 star hotel. A lot of amenities were missing - when I complained by email housekeeping did up their service - unfortunately customer service did not even acknowledge my email. Very disappointing customer service.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled on business
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Response from Fairmont Palliser, Other at Fairmont Palliser
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for sharing your experience. We are sorry that your stay was not as anticipated.
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Errol H wrote a review Aug 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
For the price paid parking should be included with the room but costs $45. Trains running constantly through the night left very little sleep. 10/10 would never stay there or recommend to any kind of friend.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Fairmont Palliser, Other at Fairmont Palliser
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for your valuable feedback. Sorry to read that you did not have an enjoyable stay with us.
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Megan Tufts wrote a review Aug 2022
Edmonton, Canada16 contributions1 helpful vote
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Booked a night at the Fairmont Palliser as we were in Calgary to pick up another puppy to keep our pup company and we needed a pet friendly hotel. We normally stay out of the downtown core but I've never spent a night inside downtown Calgary and wanted to explore it - what better way than the Fairmont? As booking other Fairmont properties the booking process was easy and straightforward and the photos/descriptions of the rooms are helpful in making an informed choice on a room. When we arrived the Palliser was very busy due to a couple of events (wedding and anniversary) but despite the hustle and bustle, the employees were very attentive to all guests. We pulled up out front to offload our bags and the gentleman at the front asked us if we were parking via valet, to which we were not originally and were going to park ourselves but when he explained that they would have a spot for our tall truck and that we could order it to the front whenever we required it we decided to have it valet parked. The very polite and kind gentleman gave us our valet slip, took all of our bags and I continued to the check in desk. The check in desk had a bit of a line up for check ins but the lady behind the counter was very polite and considerate to each guest, ensuring that they had everything they needed, and had no remaining questions before thanking them for staying at the Palliser and moving onto the next guest. When I got to the counter I was no exception. She explained where my room was, location of the elevators, Hawthorn Dining Room & Bar, the spa, and Starbucks locations, and how to retrieve my vehicle from the valet when required. She asked if I had any more questions, thanked me for staying at the Palliser and continued onto the next guest. Then came taking the magnificent hotel in. From the extravagant grand lobby, to the antiquated elevators that took us to the 7th floor to our room. The hallways to our room were well lit and stylish. We were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived at our room to have a corner room! Having never seen the Calgary tower up close our room had a view looking straight out at it!!! The room was decorated very modern with a traditional touch, and the bathroom was renovated to adapt to current style and comfort. The best part - everything in the hotel was VERY clean!!! The bed, chairs and sofa in our room was very comfortable and we got a wonderful night's sleep. In the morning we ordered breakfast to our room as we obviously couldn't dine in the restaurant with our pup. Our breakfast was delivered very quickly on a beautiful set table for two. A nice touch. Breakfast was as delicious as it looked and smelled. As we got ready to leave, we called to have the valet bring our vehicle out front and it was there as we were checking out, ready for our bags which were loaded in our vehicle with care. I loved staying in this hotel and cannot wait to stay here again! Thank you Fairmont Palliser staff for a wonderful stay - keep up the amazing work!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Fairmont Palliser, Other at Fairmont Palliser
Responded 3 weeks ago
Again, thank you for very much for taking the time for sharing your review regarding your stay at the Fairmont Palliser. We hope to welcome you back to our hotel very soon!
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$194 - $330 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
407
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Frequently Asked Questions about Fairmont Palliser
Which popular attractions are close to Fairmont Palliser?
Nearby attractions include Glenbow Museum (0.2 miles), Wonderland Sculpture (0.2 miles), and Famous Five Statues (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Fairmont Palliser?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Fairmont Palliser?
Top room amenities include a minibar, a flat screen TV, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Fairmont Palliser?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Fairmont Palliser?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Fairmont Palliser?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ten Foot Henry, One18 Empire, and Ruth's Chris Steak House.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Fairmont Palliser?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Fairmont Palliser have airport transportation?
Yes, Fairmont Palliser offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Fairmont Palliser located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Calgary.
Are any cleaning services offered at Fairmont Palliser?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Fairmont Palliser?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.