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, debuting in 1888 and ushering in Banff's tourism boom—is a destination in itself thanks to magnificent views of the Bow River and the surrounding mountains and an abundance of modern amenities. 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 Le Club AccorHotels loyalty program prior to your visit, during your stay you can enjoy complimentary premium internet access and a free shoe shine.


  • ultraluxurious
  • many amenities, including a spa
  • historical property


  • costly rooms and dining
  • parking is in an outdoor lot and is expensive
  • hotel charges a resort fee


Pet Friendly


Phones: 800-441–1414 | 403-762–2211


757 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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