Overview of Fairmont Banff Springs

764 Rooms
1.75 hours Transfer time
room only Board basis

Known as Canada’s ‘Castle in the Rockies’, The Fairmont Banff Springs dates back to the late 1880’s. This iconic hotel enjoys a secluded location amidst the wilderness of the Banff National Park, but is just a few minutes bus ride from the town of Banff.

The grandeur and opulence of The Fairmont Banff Springs is evident both inside and out. The exterior imitates a baronial castle and the interior is styled with old-world sophistication. There are over 760 rooms and suites in the hotel and all have been beautifully furnished with modern touches.

The hotel is a resort in itself with wealth of amenities to reflect its 5* status. 5 restaurants, 4 lounges and a pantry offer a variety of food and drink options. A world-class spa and fitness centre is home to a gym, steam rooms, whirlpools, saunas, indoor and outdoor pool, as well as a children’s wading pool. The hotel also features a 4-lane bowling alley. So, if you're after a ski holiday to remember, Fairmont Banff Springs is the perfect accommodation choice. 


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Pool
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski lockers
  • Car parking
  • Concierge
  • Conference
  • Outdoor jacuzzi
  • Jacuzzi
Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor

What others have said

Fun family vacation Toronto, Canada The Banff Springs hotel is one of my favourite places I have stayed in. We got acess to the gold floor which is a nice lounge with food and snacks that you have can have access to for an additional... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor
Winter Wonderland at Banff Fairmont san francisco Banff is absolutely beautiful during winter time and if you have to choose between Fairmont Banff and Fairmont Lake Louis, I would definitely go with Fairmont Banff. The reason being Lake Louis is... Rated 4 on TripAdvisor
Good and Bad Gorgeous, stately and historic building in a story-book setting in the mountains. The public spaces - the entry, the hallways, pool/spa, are all well appointed. But the room itself - unreasonably... Rated 3 on TripAdvisor

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The Fairmont Banff Springs is located a 15- 20 minute walk from Banff centre, although there is a bus service which runs at regular intervals (payable locally). Mount Norquay is a 15-minute drive away, Sunshine Village is a 20-25 minute drive away and Lake Louise is a 45 minute drive away – $15 round trip for adults on the hotel shuttle.

  • Distance to lifts
    9km, 15 minute shuttle
  • Distance to town
    1.9km, 20 minute walk
  • Ski region
    Banff Tri Area


All 764 rooms and suites are superbly furnished to offer comfort and elegance.

In room amenities

  • Alarm clock-radio
  • Cable television with in-room pay movies and video games
  • Coffee/Tea maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Telephone with voice-mail

Fairmont room

The Fairmont rooms feature a king or queen bed or 2 twin/double beds. Mountain views are on request and will incur a supplement charge.

Approx. 150sqft/14m2, sleeps max. 4

Deluxe room

Located in the main building, deluxe rooms include a king or queen bed or two queen beds. Views of the hotel grounds and buildings mountain views are on request and will incur a supplement charge.

Approx. 200sqft/19m2, sleeps max. 4

Junior Mountain View Suite

The Junior Mountain View suites include a king bed and a spacious living area with spectacular views over the mountains.

Approx. 325sqft/30m2, sleeps max. 4

The Fairmont Gold Experience

Fairmont Gold is an enhanced personalised service with exclusive privileges. Gold rooms are situated on the Gold Floor (on the 5th level) which also boasts a private reception area, Gold Lounge, honour bar and a dedicated concierge team. You will also enjoy complimentary breakfast, tea and coffee throughout the day as well as evening canapés.

Other room categories include the Fairmont Gold room, Fairmont Gold Mountain View room, Fairmont Gold Junior suite and Fairmont Gold One or Two Bedroom suites As well as numerous one off suites.

Please note. All rooms on the Gold floor offer European style body spray showers only (no bathtubs).


You are spoilt for choice with bars and restaurants

  • 1888 Chop House – fine dining
  • Bow Valley Grill – open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, relaxed atmosphere
  • Castello Ristorante – Italian cuisine
  • Samuri Sushi Bar and Restaurant – Japanese
  • Waldhaus Restaurant – Bavarian haven
  • 4 lounges (The Waldhaus Pub, Rundle Lounge, Ramsay Lounge and Grapes Wine bar)
  • The Castle Pantry (cafe, bakery and deli combined)

Willow Stream Spa (some fees apply)

  • Treatment rooms
  • Whirlpools
  • Steam rooms
  • Saunas
  • 3 waterfall-treatment whirlpools
  • Indoor European therapeutic mineral pool
  • Outdoor whirlpool
  • Hair salon and nail spa

Fitness Centre (some fees apply)

  • 32m Indoor pool
  • 20m Outdoor pool
  • Kid's wading pool
  • Indoor whirlpool
  • Gym


  • Bowling alley
  • Conference facilities
  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Ski storage
  • WiFi (Free to Fairmont Presidents Club members - free to sign up)

Board basis

  • Room only as standard
  • Upgrade to bed & breakfast

Resort guide


The resort
Resort height - 1,380m
Highest point - 2,730m

Ski areaBanff Tri Area - 7,748 skiable acres

Banff is made up of the three key resorts of Norquay, Sunshine Village and Lake Louise. Shuttle buses run between the resorts throughout the day.

Green runs 23%
Blue runs 30%
Black runs 30%

Lifts - 28

Season length - November to May

Resort ratings
Beginners - 3/5
Intermediates - 4/5
Experts - 4/5
Snowboarders - 3/5
Families - 4/5
Après - 3/5
Eating out - 5/5
Scenery - 4/5

Cross-country skiing | galleries | heli-skiing | husky dog sledding | museums | natural hot spring pools | night skiing on Mt Norquay | performing arts centre | shopping | snowmobiling | snow tubing (included in your lift pass) | wildlife walks | distillery tours | Johnson Canyon ice walks

Transfer time
Calgary - 1 hour 45 minutes

Banff Tri Area lift pass
6 day lift pass from £347*
9 day lift pass from £520*

*early booking discounts are available (if booked in time that is)

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