Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

September 16, 2008 
Filed under Where to Stay

When looking for a Banff hotel, you can’t fail to come across some mention of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel. The “Castle in the Rockies” has been welcoming visitors from all over the world since 1888. William Cornelius Van Horne, general manager of Canadian Pacific Railway, was responsible for its construction and famously said ‘Since we can’t export the scenery, we’ll have to import the tourists.’ The hotel boasts grand public rooms, a variety of excellent restaurants, a championship golf course and a world class spa. There are almost 800 guest rooms and many visitors to Banff choose to stay here, but even if you stay in a different hotel in Banff, you should make time in your itinerary for a visit to this impressive historic building.


2 Responses to “Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel”

  1. Joan on November 27th, 2008 9:17 pm

    My husband and I (I sound like the Queen of England!!!) have had several visits to Banff and we have stayed at the Banff Springs hotel on two of those occasions - we feel ‘at home’ as soon as we enter the hotel and enjoy using all the facilities that are there.We stayed in the hotel last Christmas - and the xmas decorations are out of this world!!!- we delighted too in helping ourselves to the hot chocolate etc being served in the hotel lobby. It goes without saying how much we enjoyed the various restaurants that are available within the hotel.We will definately return to the Banff Springs Hotel

  2. Suasn Potter on November 27th, 2008 9:20 pm

    The most wonderful thing about the Banff Springs Hotel is the Willow Stream Spa. The facilities are outstanding as is the professional staff. I had a body scrub and a massage from Robin who was one of the best therapists I have ever had.
    I can’t wait till we return next summer for our annual golf and spa getaway.

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