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Calgary Hotels

Fairmont Palliser

Updated 12/31/1969

Fodor's Review

Built in 1914 as Calgary's grand railroad hotel, the Palliser remains the city's most elegant accommodation. Guest rooms are tastefully appointed with traditional furnishings and have ornate moldings and high ceilings. The Rimrock restaurant is excellent and although the Sunday brunch is a bit pricey it's the best in town. A covered walkway connects the hotel to the performing-arts center and the Glenbow Museum.

Hotel Information

Address:

133 9th Ave. SW, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2M3, Canada

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Phone:

403-262–1234; 800-441–1414

Website: www.fairmont.com

Hotel Details:

  • Credit cards accepted
  • 405 rooms, 17 suites
  • No meals

Updated 12/31/1969

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By Evan

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Jun 9, 2005

Luxury

I stay here often, and always love it. It has a great lobby, and an amazing pool. It is very classy, rich and brown. looking from the outside, it looks very nice. The only 2 problems are the veiws [of office buildings] and the beds. they're not bad, but not specialty like the sheraton sweet sleeper [i LOVE that bed] or the WEstin heavenly bed, which IS heaven.

By Phil

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Aug 11, 2003

A dark, dark place...

Well, a posh enough hotel, we particularly liked the Oak Room to have a drink and a snack in. The restaurant (I think it was called "The Rimrock"?) was very good too. And the young one liked the pool. But Oh Dear! Our room was DARK! We were squashed in a corner, and although it was reasonable size, we had to turn all the room lights on, even at 10AM, to see what we were doing. It wasn't a particularly cheap room, and having booked from Europe months

before I expected better. In future, we'll stay at one of the glassy chains in Calgary and save our eyesight.

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By Jason

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Aug 7, 2002

The ONLY place to stay in Calgary

I've had the privilege of attending several weeklong business meetings at The Fairmont Palliser. This hotel is simply outstanding. The rooms vary in size--some have been very large. Even smaller rooms are well appointed and full of charm. The public spaces are breathtaking--especially the lobby, the Oval Room and the Alberta Room. The Oak Bar and Rimrock Restaurant are also very nice. The hotel offers a chocolate buffet on Tuesday's. They call

it Death by Chocolate and it is wonderful. Service at this Fairmont is exceptional. I've found the service at all Fairmont properties to be world-class.

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By Todd

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Apr 16, 2002

Rooms and service-- A+. Trains at night-- C-.

As with all the Fairmount hotels I've stayed in rooms, food and service were fantastic. Our room was large enough for a half-court game of basketball and the staff was very accomodating. Only downside is that the Palliser is built directly on the railroad tracks (I'm guessing that was desirable when it was built 60+ years ago). All rooms along the back of the hotel must be as noisy as ours was-- trains every hour or two all night long. Request

a room facing the front of the hotel (as most do) and you'll be fine. Ironically I think most of the rooms facing the tracks are large "deluxe" rooms so make sure you verify this when booking.

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