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Fairmont Banff Springs Reviews

Fairmont Banff Springs Reviews

Have you ever stayed in a castle? If your answer is no. Let’s follow me going through this review about Fairmont Banff Springs. The stunning castle is where you can stay for nights to enjoy both the best things that can come to your life and the amazing nature around you.

First, Where is Fairmont Banff Springs?

Honestly, I didn’t about this castle before. My friend introduced me and took me there. So all I know is, first, Fairmont Baff Springs is located in Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada. Secondly, it took me an hour to go by shuttle bus from Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, the place where we were before, to the village of this castle. And finally, perhaps you may want to try Google Maps and type the name ‘Fairmont Banff Springs’. You will know exactly the spot and even ways to go there.

About the Hotel

Fairmont Banff Springs
The front of Fairmont Banff Springs

Fairmont Banff Springs was formerly known as Banff Springs Hotel, built first in 1888. It has gone through several stages of redevelopment and restructuring to become the latest building nowadays:

  • Canadian Pacific Railway opened the hotel in 1888. It had 100 rooms at the time.
  • In 1902, the building had gone through an expansion and renovation with 200 more rooms added.
  • By 1906, much of the hotel’s original structure has a proposal for replacement. A “Painter Tower” was completed in 1914.
  • A disaster in 1926 caused a big fire in the original building. It had to rebuild in 1928.
  • The Monarch of Canada visited the hotel in 1939 during their royal tour of Canada.
  • In an effort to free up the labor for the war, the hotel had to shut down from 1942 to 1945.
  • From 1968 to 1988, the hotel underwent some renovations including the winterization process, and one to prepare for the 1988 Winter Olympics.
  • In 2001, the hotel officially changed its name to Fairmont Banff Springs as a re-branding effort of its own company.

Interesting fact: At the time I visit the ‘castle’ – I love to call the hotel this way, I saw a plate with four diamonds hanging in the area of the receptionist. Meaningly, Fairmont Banff Springs records its name in the AAA Four Diamond Hotels Standard with its ‘distinctive fine dining, well-services amid upscale ambiance’. Only the top, worldwide-leveled businesses in hotels and restaurants achieve it.

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Here are My Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel Reviews


a part of Banff town
A part of Banff town.
A corner of Banff town
A corner of Banff town.

This is exactly what I want, and you will want it too. The hotel is just located in the back of the Banff area, much more convenient than Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. It’s not far from the center of the village where you can find a lot of stores and also local restaurants. Just about 10 minutes walk. Furthermore, the hotel is surrounded by the beautiful nature of Banff National Park. So don’t be extremely surprised when you think you are in heaven when opening your room’s windows.

Staff Service

View from a room of Fairmont Banff Springs
View from the room that the receptionist upgraded for me.

I’m looking for something to criticize but then, I have to use the word ‘perfect’ to say this. They are friendly, knowledgable and always there if you have any problems. Especially, I always remember the moment when they gently upgrade my room to a nicer one with a super view of the mountain, forest, lake, etc.


The hotel has everything you need. And it’s hard for me to list all the facilities there. I even couldn’t remember, see, or try them all. But I’m sure you will pretty much enjoy what they have, at the level of a AAA Four Diamond hotel.

They have two swimming pools with an indoor one for use in winter. A large gym. Many bars and restaurants. I particularly love sitting in their outdoor cafe, enjoying a drink while watching the beautiful scenery around. That’s a lovely experience!

Besides that, in the area, you can do many activities such as trekking, golf, skiing, cycling, horsing, etc. They also have a white BMW X5 to take you to the nearby Banff Gondola. Don’t forget to visit that place.

Cleanliness and Comfortable

A Fairmont Banff Springs' room
The room that they upgraded for me.

I love anything they do. The room’s very clean with all things prepared carefully. I always check the bathroom initially when checking into a hotel room. And yes, I saw a jacuzzi there for me to relax. I loved that. Moreover, they used the hygiene stuff from Le Labo, excellent!

If you want me to say more about the room, I would mention the capsule coffee machine if you love the drink. Anyway, I repeat, it’s excellent!

Was It Worth My Money?

I would like to answer, YES! It was worth any pennies spent, especially when they upgraded my room. If you bring me to Banff town again, I will continue choosing ‘the castle’ without hesitation.

In brief, excellent, fantastic, premium, and phenomenal is what people say about the Fairmont Banff Springs, aka the castle in the Rocky Mountains after enjoying the services there. And you, what will you say? Let’s checking-in Fairmont Banff Springs, and tell me about your experience at the Castle of Rockies.


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Khoi Nguyen builds The Broad Life with a desire to inspire people go exploring the world and live a more interesting, experience, and adventurous life. This blog shares the stories, pictures, and experiences at destinations where he has traveled to.


  • Jessica Collazo

    This place looks just out of a fairy tale or a movie. Is amazing love The View. Ans the greenery around it.I would love to go there someday in my life. I hope I can.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      You should you will be amazed more when visiting it in real. Especially the area around that makes you feel like being in a fairy tale

  • Matt Taylor

    Banff has been on my bucket list for years! I can’t wait to visit someday. I would love to stay at that castle hotel as well!

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Yes, that’s the best decision I’m sure you have ever made! 😉

  • Rosey Marie

    Wouldn’t I love to stay in a castle! We have visited a few, and loved it. Staying in one would be dreamy.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Can you share me your experience at the castle you visited? I would love to hear 🙂

  • Rukshar Alam

    I haven’t visited such a spring before. Your description of this have convinced me to put it in my 2022 tour list.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Please share me your experience when you visiting the place! 🙂

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  • Ann

    Oh wow, this looks amazing! Love that view you got 🙂

  • travelwisesr

    Awesome place. Love the look of Fairmont Banff Springs. Surely stay here when we are there.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Definitely this place will bring you the best memories of the trip there

  • knycx

    Banff is absolutely my favourite and that’s amazing that you get to stay in Fairmont! Thanks a lot for the report and i hope to get back there soon. – Knycx Journeying

    • Khoi Nguyen

      And don’t forget to enjoy your trip by staying at Fairmont

  • The JOYOUS Living | Influencer (@thejoyousliving)

    wow! i had heard of BANFF before but this is something else. I would love to stay there. THANK YOU.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Definitely you will find the hotel amazing for staying!

  • Ivana Mearns

    What a fabulous place to stay. It must be amazing to stay in a castle, I haven’t even heard of this place before, thanks for sharing.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Now you know about that for your stay the next time you traveling to Banff

  • WritesandBlogs

    Staying in a castle must be really exciting. I loved the video. My bucket list is increasing. Waiting for the world to heal fast.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      You should go there first right after the pandemic to enjoy heaven in life

  • stephenrht

    My company does some advertising for the resort there and they say it’s an absolutely stunning hotel, I swear I heard somewhere that it inspired the overlook in The Shining

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Yeah the hotel is definitely stunning. What is The Shining here btw?

  • littlemisadvencha

    it looks like a historical castle plus the view is superb! I wanna go there badly…. your photos are all beautiful! </3

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Thank you a lot for your comment! You must go there and stay at the hotel once at least. I’m sure that’s the best experience you’ve ever had

  • elishaff

    It looks magical! I can totally see this as a great vacation or honeymoon.

    • Khoi Nguyen

      Definitely it’s a great choice for a vacation or honeymoon!

  • Ntensibe Edgar Michael

    Dddaaammmnnnnn! That is such a beautiful view. The location alone….near the hills…that is GOLDEN!

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  • AK

    The hotel is not in Calgary.

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