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The Fairmont Palliser

5,381 reviews
+1 403-262-1234

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Fitness Center

Historic Luxurious Calgary Hotel

Historic Downtown Hotel

A luxury hotel rich in Calgary history, the Fairmont Palliser provides world-class service in a convenient downtown Calgary location. Built in 1914, this 100-year-old hotel has opened its doors to heads of state, royals, and celebrities while serving as a historic landmark. The Fairmont Palliser's classic architecture combines traditional elegance with modern flair.

Hidden Gems in Calgary

The Fairmont Palliser wants its guests to see all that Calgary has to offer and provides unique itineraries of activities full of hidden gems and popular attractions. One itinerary recommends seeing the 360 degree views from Calgary Tower, learning about Western Canada at the Glenbow Museum, touring exhibits depicting history at Fort Calgary, shopping along Stephen Avenue, and strolling along the Bow River at Prince's Island Park. Additional itineraries are available.

Complimentary Health Club

The Fairmont Palliser is home to a first-class health club, the Boulevard Club. Complimentary to all hotel guests, the Boulevard Club offers an indoor pool and hot tub, steam room, men's and women's locker rooms with toiletries, and a fitness center with cardiovascular equipment. Guests looking for relaxation and rejuvenation appreciate the RnR Wellness Spa, offering various therapeutic treatments. The hotel caters to families by offering cribs, playpens, and connecting rooms upon request, as well as recommendations for babysitting services.

Delectable Dining Options

In a comfortable and cozy ambience, the Rimrock restaurant serves up classic and creative cuisine for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Enjoy evenings cocktails, small plate tapas appetizers, and live jazz music at the Oak Room Lounge or 24-hour in-room dining from the hotel's expansive room service menu. Wake up to fresh coffee, espresso, and blended drinks at Starbucks or a traditional Afternoon Tea in the Oak Room or Lobby Lounge. The Sunday Brunch buffet offers delectable treats, pastries, and brunch favorites like Belgian waffles at the Fairmont Palliser.

Elegantly Appointed Rooms

The Fairmont Palliser features 407 elegant and luxurious yet comfortable guest rooms. All guest rooms feature the comforts of home including bathrobe, bathroom toiletries, hair dryer, television with pay-per-view programming, coffee and tea making facilities, desk with work lamp, high-speed internet access, and iron and ironing board. Mini refrigerators, toasters, and microwaves available upon request.

The Bottom Line

For a stay in a historic building in downtown Calgary that offers spa treatments, dining options, and elegant appointments, book a room at the Fairmont Palliser.

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133 9th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2M3
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User Highlights
"Fitness facility and pool are excellent" "Loved the pool/spa area"
Only 60% thought the pool was clean.
"Bell service upon our arrival was superlative" "Surprisingly delicious and prompt room service food"
97% found the staff to be very friendly.
84% said the reception staff was great.
"Check-in and valet parking were seamless" "Location is superb"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 60%.
97% liked the proximity to shopping.
"Guest rooms are beautifully appointed and elegant" "All staff were wonderfully helpful during our stay"
93% said it was a stylish hotel.
75% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
Wellness Area
"Spa downstairs was amazing" "Massage therapist was beyond amazing"
For only 58%, the fitness area was satisfactory.
79% loved the sauna.
"Haddock in restaurant downstairs were divine" "We enjoyed delicious meals at all of the restaurants"
83% loved the menu selection.
Yummy desserts, said 84%.
Bar and Beverages
"Thanks for the delicious negroni" "We enjoyed dinner at your bar restaurant"
Lovely bar service, according to 73%.
64% said beverages were too expensive.
"The breakfast buffet was delicious" "Appetizers and breakfast were delicious"
55% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Public spaces are superb" "Recreational facilities were excellent"
72% thought the building was wonderful.
75% enjoyed the lobby entrance.
"Guest rooms are beautifully appointed and elegant" "Stains on the table/desk"
Only 56% said rooms were big enough.
80% said the beds were comfortable.
Value for money
"Special events have included some wonderful special" "Strawberries at no extra charge"
54% thought it was overpriced.
55% said the breakfast was too expensive.
"Charged extra for wi-fi" "Not impressed with extra charges for internet in the room"
54% thought it was overpriced.
82% said the wifi quality was bad.

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Expert Reviews
The Palliser remains Calgary's landmark historic hotel, its most visible expression of old-world luxury and upper-crust class.
Lonely Planet
Cut from the same elegant cloth as other Fairmont hotels, the Palliser is easily the most stunning place to bed down in Calgary.
The Telegraph
This historic landmark hotel, located in the heart of Calgary, offers a classic style, excellent service and a range of amenities for both business and leisure travellers. The Gold Level...
Hotel Information
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Child Care
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Spa or Sauna
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
  • Pet Fee: CAD 25 per accommodation, per night
  • Internet Fee: CAD 13.95 per night (rates may vary)
  • Parking Fee: CAD varies per night
  • Breakfast Fee: between CAD 22 and CAD 32 for adults, CAD 11 and CAD 16.5 for children (approximately)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible