Fodor's Expert Review Fairmont Banff Springs
405 Spray Ave., Banff National Park, Alberta, T1L 1J4, Canada Fodor's Choice
Affectionately known as "The Castle in the Rockies," this massive property originally developed by the Canadian Pacific Railway debuted in 1888, ushering in Banff's tourism boom. With magnificent views of the Bow River and the surrounding mountains and an abundance of modern amenities, it is a destination in itself. Pampering is an art form at the world-class Willow Stream spa. Restaurants, bars, and lounges of varying formality and cuisine create a small culinary universe. Riding stables and a championship golf course can be found on the extensive grounds. If you join the free Fairmont President's Club prior to your visit, during your stay you can enjoy complimentary access to the Internet and health club, a free shoe shine, and discounts at the spa. Room rates decrease substantially during the off-season.
- many amenities
- historical property
- costly rooms and dining
Rate Includes: No meals