Fairmont Banff Springs

Location: Alberta & the Rockies | Canada

Price guide: £££££ £100-£200 per person per night

Also known as the ‘Castle in the Rockies’, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel’s grand facade sits perfectly within its stunning surroundings. Towering turrets, romantic scenery and great hospitality all combine to make this the perfect place to escape to in the Rocky Mountain range.
Perfect forActive couples and families who want to explore this beautiful corner of the Rockies.
In the knowWe welcomed the steaming hot apple cider and cookies upon arrival - delicious!

Recommended for...

  • Family-friendly
  • Lodge
  • Luxury Hotel
  • Setting & Views

Hotel Overview


The Fairmont Banff Springs is situated in the heart of Banff National Park, around 10-15 minutes walk from Banff town centre.

Rooms at Fairmont Banff Springs

There are 768 guest rooms in total, including larger suites with sweeping views of the Rockies and cosier rooms tucked away in the corners of the castle. Perfect for couples, we loved the turret rooms for their character, charm and peacefulness. Due to their large size and convenient separate living areas, families should opt for rooms in the castle’s Stanley Thompson Wing.

Food and Facilities

Like the other Fairmont hotels, there’s a plethora of choice at Fairmont Banff Springs. Canadian, Italian, Alpine and Japanese are amongst the many different cuisine choices; we loved the quaint, romantic vibes at the Grapes Wine Bar, but the Banffshire Club is the best for fine dining and classic, well-cooked Canadian cuisine.

Activities at Fairmont Banff Springs

Skiing, dog sledding, snow shoeing, skating, golf, hiking, river rafting; there are so many things to try at the Fairmont Banff Springs. We recommend taking a gondola ride to Sulphur Mountain - the views once you climb to the top are simply breathtaking. Alternatively, amble to nearby Banff town centre or take a shuttle to Lake Louise or Whistler to experience some of the best slopes around.

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