For the ultimate getaway in the Canadian Rockies, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel may be your hotel of choice. Located in beautiful Banff National Park, which is one of Canada’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites, Banff Springs Hotel stands like an old-world castle in the heart of the Rocky Mountains, with stunning views, luxurious amenities, and a host of activities for travelers. This four-star hotel is perhaps the most well-known Banff luxury hotel. Built in 1887 and designed by the architect Bruce Price, this castle on a hill is built in the Scottish baronial style. Surrounded by mountains and trees, visitors to this majestic hotel in Banff will feel as pampered as royalty.
If you are going to splurge on staying at the Banff Springs Hotel, you might as well go all the way. While this hotel in Banff is historic and the location and view can't be beat, the lower-priced rooms are smaller than you might expect, and as Banff Springs is an older hotel, not all the standard rooms are as renovated and modern as you might like. If you have the money to spend, however, do by all means book one of the more expensive rooms or suites, which are more luxurious and up-to-date.
If you are planning to stay at the Banff Springs, consider enrolling in the Fairmont President's club loyalty program, which is free and may give you access to several Banff hotel specials, such as upgrades and gift certificates, from the Fairmont Banff Springs and the Fairmont Lake Louise hotels. Membership also gives you complimentary access to amenities such as the gym and fitness centers and high-speed internet, which otherwise you will have to pay a fee to use.
Whether you are interested in the Junior Suites, the Executive Suites, or the stunning Presidential Suite, the higher-end Banff Springs hotel rooms truly reflect the sumptuous décor and furnishings of a Banff luxury hotel. Suites look out either on the resort view, with the golf courses and other amenities, or on the mountain view and spectacular Rocky Mountain scenery. All of the suites and special rooms offer coffee/tea amenities, hair dryer, cable television, iron and ironing board, high speed internet, and telephones with voice mail.
The Banff Springs Hotel also offers many other amenities and services. The 27-hole golf course is popular when the weather is warm, and staff can help to arrange activities such as hiking, rafting, horseback riding, snowshoeing, and more. This hotel in Banff also offers a shuttle service to the ski resort areas of Banff, including the Sunshine, Lake Louise, and Mount Norquay ski areas. After a hard day of recreation, you can relax at the hotel spa, the Willow Stream Spa, which is expensive but has top-notch services and treatments.
With several excellent restaurants located at the Banff Springs Hotel, you may not ever want to leave. Pubs, lounges, wine bars, brunch and afternoon tea services, and an Italian restaurant, as well as restaurants serving steaks, local Canadian food, and excellent choices for room services, you will have your pick of the best food and wine in the area at this Banff luxury hotel.