The Banff Springs Hotel is a luxurious place to stay in the beautiful mountain town of Banff, Alberta. Located in Western Canada, this hotel is part of the Fairmont chain, known for top quality, world-class accommodations. This huge resort is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that is modeled after a Scottish Baronial Castle. The hotel was built in 1888, and this event brought the beginning of tourism in the Canadian Rockies. The mountain town of Banff is very close, offering year-round activities for tourists, including shopping, skiing, and more.
Many people who visit the Banff Springs Hotel stay nearby to enjoy the spa and golf course with their beautiful mountain views. There are 768 accommodations that include rooms and suites. Guests who are looking for the utmost in service may want to become Fairmont Gold members and stay on the Fairmont Gold floor, located on the fifth floor of the building. Guests who stay here may visit the Gold Lounge with its complimentary continental breakfast and an honor bar in the evening.
The décor and ambiance of the hotel are remarkable because of the high ceilings and elegant furnishings. Many weddings take place here, and it is also available for large business meetings and other gatherings. There are many restaurants and lounges, including Grapes Wine Bar, a sushi restaurant, Italian restaurant, a pub, and more.
There are many different suites for guests to choose from, ranging from Junior Suites up to the Presidential Suite. Junior Suites have extraordinary mountain views, and they are furnished with a king size bed. There are also romantic Honeymoon Suites that have beautiful views, a those Jacuzzi bathtub, and either a queen or king bed. These rooms are in private quarters of the castle, away from the hustle and bustle of other guests.
Business travelers seeking Banff accommodations also have their choice of suites which offer high-speed Internet. One of these is the Executive Suite, offered with either one king bed or two queen beds. The living area is large and just right for families or those who are staying for a while. Views include woodlands or the courtyards below. There are also Executive Suite View accommodations with a spacious area that includes a large living area and features valley views from the rooms.
One and two bedroom suites are ideal for families and for those who want to entertain because a large living room is included. There are either one or two bedrooms, plus a sofa bed that can provide additional sleeping space. The Presidential Suite is the top-of-the-line in suites that offer outstanding views and 1,500 square feet of living space. All of the suites have many amenities, including windows that open to let in the fresh mountain air.
Willow Stream Spa offers a peaceful atmosphere with a hair salon, nail spa, fitness center, and luxurious indoor European mineral pool, waterfall treatments whirlpools, resting lounges. There is also an Aquatic Center that features an indoor lap pool and an outdoor pool that is open year round.
It is easy to make reservations online at the Banff Springs Hotel by simply following the easy instructions. During the summer, rates are less than during the winter ski season. A Fairmont Gold one bedroom suite will cost around $1,089 per night, while an Executive Suite with two queen beds is just over $600 per night. A Deluxe Queen room is around $400 or a bit more. At the time that you make your reservation, you can enter your preference for where you would like your room to be located in the castle.
The Banff Springs Hotel is an outstanding place to stay. Its views of some of the most beautiful mountain scenes found anywhere add to the specialness of this hotel.