We headed to the Fairmont Banff Springs after our stay in Lake Louise. The total driving time was about 40 minutes but it seemed so much shorter thanks to beautiful scenery as we drove through Banff National Park..
Banff is a beautiful small town nestled in Banff National Park in Alberta, Canada, surrounded by wonderful nature and mountains.
This beautiful hotel was built in 1928 after a fire had destroyed the original wooden hotel on the same site which had originally been built in 1888.
We stayed here with a 3rd night free promotion, which is not usually available in the high travel season in the summer, but as this was during Covid, the hotel was running the promotion.
Upon arrival, our luggage was collected and we had had our temperatures taken upon entering the hotel. Valet parking is available, but we opted to park our vehicle ourselves as it is in the same lot just across the street from the hotel.
The Fairmont Banff Springs is surrounded by beauty, the mountains, the tree, and the gorgeous flowers that are everywhere.
The lobby was absolutely gorgeous and check-in went very smoothly. The couple in front of us mentioned that they had just driven to Banff from Vancouver non-stop; that would have been about a 9 hour drive. We also later learned that members from our family had been in Banff a few days before us. Seems that everyone in Canada was taken the chance to experience Canadian destinations during Covid.
Our room had a Mountain view.
With the Fairmont Banff Springs being a older hotel, we were happy to see that our room was a good size.
As you can see from the pictures, the room was very simple. After the smaller room in Lake Louise, we were just happy to have more space.
I do feel, however, the rooms at the hotel are in need of a renovation as everything felt very old and worn out. From the chairs, the carpet, the wallpaper, everything could use an upgrade. That being said, we definitely did not spend a lot of time in our room anyway.
Unfortunately, our room was also very close to the bar and we could clearly hear the music late into the night. If you are looking to sleep earlier, make sure to request a room farther away from the bar.
Throughout the property, there are water filling stations that utilize the natural spring waters of the area. This is a great environmentally friendly option to purchasing plastic water bottles.
After freshening up in our room, we headed into the town of Banff to do a little shopping.
The drive from the hotel was less than 10 minutes, and could definitely be walked. Parking in town was free for 1, 2, 0r 3 hours depending on the spot you found.
As this was in 2020, prior to the vaccines, we were required to wear masks the entire time we were in the shopping district, indoors and outdoors. Everyone seemed to comply with this and it was really no big deal.
There was great mix of local shops and some well known retailers as well.
By booking the Fairmont Banff Springs through me, my clients can receive the following amenities in 2021:
- Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
- Daily Full breakfast for two guests per bedroom, served in Restaurant
- $100 USD equivalent Food & Beverage credit to be utilized during stay (not combinable, no cash value if not redeemed in full)
- Authentically local welcome gift
- Early check-in/late check-out subject to availability
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
To book the Fairmont Lake Louise, please contact me through my website here.