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The Fairmont Palliser

Expedia.comUS$110*
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#21 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Edinburgh
Reviewed 19 May 2016 via mobile

A classic Fairmont with all of the usual attributes (decent choice of dining venues, good service, traditional but comfortable rooms, Fairmont Fit etc.). Good location. Smallish but functional gym. The Fairmont Gold option is worth considering, including as it does access to a nice lounge with evening canapés, and a modest breakfast buffet. However, anyone expecting the complimentary drinks hours...

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TheFairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate your kind review of your recent stay with us on Fairmont Gold. It's sounds as though you are aware of all the ammenities in our hotel, and we appreciate you sharing them with other readers - we too recognize the honour bar not being an 'open bar'; however, we operate as special as we can considering...

Medicine Hat, AB
Reviewed 19 May 2016

We stayed on a Friday night at the Fairmont Palliser and it was lovely. We had an upgraded king size room, that was perfect. Very clean, well appointed, very comfortable and quiet. The bed was extremely comfortable too! Had a very enjoyable time at the onsite bar and grill and enjoyed a nice pub dinner!

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TheFairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Jim, We are so pleased we had the opportunity to surprise you with an upgrade to your room type and are so happy that your experience was enjoyable. We look forward to the chance to be a place of special occasion for you again soon. Best, Jacqueline Tyler Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I booked this for my birthday and was really excited to try it. However, I left incredibly disappointed. When we arrived we went to the Rimrock room and were escorted back out into the lobby among screaming children. The ambience was ruined right from the start. It took 15 minutes for our waitress to arrive and it was close to...

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TheFairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We are very sorry to hear about your disappointment with your Afternoon Tea with us. The details as such are no where near our Fairmont standard. I would really like to look into your service if you could kindly email me directly as we'd surely like to learn more about how we could surprise and delight you upon...

St. Albert
Reviewed 18 May 2016

Would recommend to any family and friends. Only complaint was no free WiFi. Everything else was excellent. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Staff seemed genuinely helpful and friendly and breakfast was delicious.

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TheFairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. Did you know that all members of Fairmont President's Club, receive complimentary WiFi? We hope you consider enrolling prior to your next stay with us to receive the many benefits of our free loyalty program. Best, Jacqueline Tyler Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

regina, sk
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I am a Fairmont girl to begin with but this one really impressed me! The Fairmont Room was so nice I thought I may have been upgraded to a higher room category (I confirmed I was not). The hotel is beautiful and a nice mix of new and old. Our dinner in the Rimrock was the best meal of our...

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TheFairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review - it makes our day to hear guests enjoying their stay with us so much. We will certainly pass on your feedback about the 'best dinner you had on your trip' to chef! We look forward to have the chance to welcome you back. Best, Jacqueline Tyler Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite place in Calgary to visit. It is a block from the best shopping , amazing boutique restaurants such as gypsy and wino bar and downstairs cellar jazz music. The palliser staff always go above and beyond any requests as small as it may seem to you. Pets are always welcome and treated as family. I grew...

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TheFairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, It means a lot to us to hear that we are your favourite place to stay in Calgary! You gave great tips on some other nearby places to check-out for dinner and live music. Thank you! Best, Jacqueline Tyler Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights on 14th May 2016 with my Dad before our commencement of the Rocky Mountaineer tour. We had a twin bed room - with excellent space & extremely clean. Service was flawless. Ordered room service as we arrived at 1am after 44hours travelling. Very pricey and average quality. Had a drink in the Oak Room...

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TheFairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate your feedback - especially on note of our staff delighting you with service. We hope the remainder of your Rocky Mountaineer excursion was nothing but something to remember! Best, Jacqueline Tyler Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

Winnipeg
Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

For a Fairmont I wouldn't say this one was as fancy as some others that I have seen. The building was old and it was quite plain. Hotel rooms are small but clean. The key is its location. It's right next to the TV tower and next to downtown and Bankers Hall. Very close to business district with plenty of...

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TheFairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback. Best, Jacqueline Tyler Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

Beaumont, Canada
Reviewed 18 May 2016

I attended a wedding in the Crystal Ball Room at the Palliser Hotel, Calgary. The room was so opulently ornate -- beautiful. The ceremony was in the room and later, the reception. When it was dance time, tables were cleared from the middle to reveal a huge wooden dance floor. The food was amazing. HOrs dovres during coctail hour included...

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TheFairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this wonderful review of your time at the hotel on occasion of a wedding - we love your mentions of the banquet menu! We look forward to have you be our guest again soon. Best, Jacqueline Tyler Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

Canadian
Reviewed 18 May 2016

While the location is not attractive, downtown, the hotel is lovely. Elegant inside and the staff is exceptional. The rooms while rather small are well appointed with everything you could need to be comfortable including cozy robes. The decor is subtlety elegant, and very quiet.

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TheFairmontPalliser, Public Relations Manager at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for this 'elegant' review. We are pleased you enjoyed your robe and, more. Best, Jacqueline Tyler Communications Manager Fairmont Palliser

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
The Oak Room
The Oak Room
Cuisines: Canadian, Bar, Pub
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Minibar
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Conference Facilities
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1914, The Fairmont Palliser has been the city's premier address, the cornerstone of Calgary's hospitality industry and a landmark building that is rich in history and architecture. Set in the heart of the city, The Fairmont Palliser is a historical landmark offering distinctive accommodation in elegant surroundings. Recent renovations include five floors of guest rooms and the expansion of Fairmont Gold. A brand new Fairmont Gold Lounge, Concierge and Check-in area can be found on the Penthouse Level. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fairmont Palliser

Address: 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Price Range: RM528 - RM1,984 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fairmont Palliser 4*
Number of rooms: 407
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Also Known As:
The Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary
Fairmont Hotel Calgary
Fairmont Hotel Palliser
Fairmont Calgary
Calgary Fairmont
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Calgary
#6 Luxury Hotel in Calgary
#9 Business Hotel in Calgary
#9 Romantic Hotel in Calgary
#14 Family Hotel in Calgary
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