Fairmont Palliser  4 stars

133 9Th Avenue Sw, Calgary Ab T2P 2M3, Calgary, Canada, T2P 2M3  show mapSave
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Editorial review:

This historic hotel Fairmont Palliser, built in 1914 in the middle of Calgary, is a good one to stay at for business trips. The service is excellent and up to Fairmont standards, but some guests feel that nothing really stood out, and the quality of the rooms was inconsistent.

Overview

Centrally located in Calgary, the four-star Fairmont Palliser hotel is a luxurious residence only a few minutes away from Calgary Tower and Glenbow Museum.

Built in 1914 and decorated in elegant classic style the property offers a state-of-the-art health club, a large indoor swimming pool and a fitness centre.

The hotel’s 405 comfortable spacious guestrooms with panoramic city views feature deluxe furnishings, climate control, in-room safes, cable television, direct-dial phones, mini-bars, coffee-makers and internet connection.

The Rimrock restaurant and the Oak Room bar serve Canadian and international cuisine.

Calgary International Airport is 8.4km away.

Year renovated   2008.  Number of floors   11.  Number of rooms   810.

City Center Calgary - 2000 ft
Airports Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 5.7 mi
Train Stations University C Train - 3.5 mi, Heritage C Train - 4.6 mi
Bus stop - 700 ft
Restaurants Charcut Roast House (cuisine: Contemporary) - 600 ft, Rush - 400 ft
Parks Central Memorial Park - 1700 ft, Devonian Gardens - 2200 ft

Rooms

All 405 luxurious non-smoking guestrooms come with individual design, elegant furniture, cozy premium bedding, private bathrooms with signature toiletries, hair dryers, satellite television, multi-line phones, mini-bars, safety deposit boxes, air conditioning, working desks and free wireless internet access.

Double room (20sqm) is additionally appointed with a double or a king-size bed, natural fabrics, blackout drapes, a coffee-maker, an alarm clock and pay movies.

Deluxe double room (20sqm) offers a queen-size or a king-size bed, natural linen, blackout drapes, office equipment, a coffee-maker, a sofa and wake-up calls.

Junior suite (32sqm) is equipped with a double or a queen-size bed, hypo-allergenic bedding, remote curtain control, a sofa and turn-down service.

Suite (32sqm) features a queen-size or a king-size bed, hypo-allergenic bedding, remote curtain control, a living room and a separate dressing area.

All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Pets are allowed on request.

Dining options

The guests are offered free continental breakfast at the Rimrock restaurant each morning from 7am till 10am.

The Rimrock restaurant serves delicious Canadian specialties in tranquil cozy ambiance daily from 7am till 11pm.

The Oak Room lounge-bar offers afternoon tea and a selection of international snacks in homely setting every day from noon till 11pm.

All visitors are offered a full breakfast for a fee. 

Work

Well-appointed meeting rooms which can hold from 20 up to 200 people come with original and comfortable furniture, audio-visual systems, printers, scanners, fax machines and high-speed internet access.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms only for additional charge.

Leisure

Leisure amenities include a heated swimming pool, a Jacuzzi, a steam room, a well-equipped fitness centre and a state-of-the-art health club.

The visitors can go in for swimming, cycling, tennis and horse riding.

Additional features

The guests are offered car parking, car rental, currency exchange, 24-hour reception, luggage storage, dry cleaning, non-smoking rooms, air conditioning, room service, ironing facilities, dining facilities, continental breakfast, breakfast buffet, children's facilities, facilities for people with disabilities, leisure and relaxation facilities.

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Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Bus parking
  • Concierge desk
  • Express check-out
  • Shoe shine stand
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Hairdresser
  • Tour desk
Internet

Hotel high-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is CAD 37 per day.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Shops/Commercial Services
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
  • Children's play area
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Health club
  • Steam bath
  • Whirlpool
  • Hot tub
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • 24-hour room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Ceiling fan
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
Bathroom
  • Bathtub
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
Media
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Analog data port
  • Voice mail
  • Free movies/video
  • Pay TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access
Room decor
  • High ceiling

Policies

Check-In

from  3 pm

Check-Out

until  12 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

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All 405 luxurious non-smoking guestrooms come with individual design, elegant furniture, cozy premium bedding, private bathrooms with signature toiletries, hair dryers, satellite television, multi-line phones, mini-bars, safety deposit boxes, air conditioning, working desks and free wireless internet access.

Double room (20sqm) is additionally appointed with a double or a king-size bed, natural fabrics, blackout drapes, a coffee-maker, an alarm clock and pay movies.

Deluxe double room (20sqm) offers a queen-size or a king-size bed, natural linen, blackout drapes, office equipment, a coffee-maker, a sofa and wake-up calls.

Junior suite (32sqm) is equipped with a double or a queen-size bed, hypo-allergenic bedding, remote curtain control, a sofa and turn-down service.

Suite (32sqm) features a queen-size or a king-size bed, hypo-allergenic bedding, remote curtain control, a living room and a separate dressing area.

All children under the age of 18 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. Pets are allowed on request.

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          Size: 270 sq. feet
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                Fairmont Palliser LocationWhat's nearby

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                What's nearby

                What's nearby.

                Calgary Tower, a popular historic landmark is just 100m away from the hotel.

                Mount Pleasant, a recreation district is within 1.4km from the residence.

                Calgary Telus Convention Centre, a well-known business site is approximately 200m away.

                Pengrowth Saddledome, a famous stadium is less than 1km away.

                Calgary Stampede, a popular shopping area is within 1.1km from the accommodation.

                Chinook Keyboard Museum is distanced about 200m away.

                Glenbow Museum, a noted historic place is approximately 300m away.

                Calgary Historic Park, a famous recreation place is within 1.2km from the property.

                Calgary Zoo, a well-known amusement site is about 2.2km away.

                Southern Alberta Institute of Technology is approximately 3.2km away.

                Tourist attractions
                Places of interest
                • Springbank Airport
                  4000 ft
                Convention centers
                • Calgary Telus Convention Centre
                  700 ft
                Amusement
                • Bonkers Indoor Playgrounds Inc
                  1400 ft
                • Peppermill Bar and Lounge Inc
                  2300 ft
                • Garage Billiards Bar and Rstrnt
                  3300 ft
                • Cinescape
                  3300 ft
                • Sunset Billiard and Arcade
                  4300 ft
                Stadiums
                Museums
                • Chinook Keyboard Ctr
                  700 ft
                • Glenbow Museum
                  1000 ft
                • Energeum
                  3000 ft
                • Fort Calgary Historic Park
                  3700 ft
                Parks
                • Calgary Inglewood Bird Snctry
                  2000 ft
                Halls
                • Candlelight Catering
                  1400 ft
                • Metropolitan Centre
                  2000 ft
                • Danish Canadian Club
                  3000 ft
                • Golden Age Club
                  3300 ft
                • Cultural Centre of St Vladimir
                  3700 ft
                • Calgary Italian Club
                  4300 ft
                Universities, Institutes
                • 700 ft
                • Bow Valley College
                  2000 ft
                • Canadian Securities Institute
                  2000 ft
                • Canadian Nazarene College
                  4000 ft
                • Kdm Dental College Intl
                  4300 ft
                • Montessori Pre-School-Calgary
                  5000 ft
                Casinos
                • Elbow River Inn Casino
                  3000 ft

                Local Attractions

                • Reader Rock Garden
                  5200 ft
                  325 25 Ave. S.E., Calgary
                • Grace Presbyterian Church
                  1.0 mi
                  1009 15 Ave Southwest, Calgary
                • Kensington
                  1.1 mi
                  10th Street NW and Kensington Road, Calgary
                • The Calgary Zoo
                  1.5 mi
                  1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary
                • Riley Park
                  1.5 mi
                  800 12 St NW, Calgary

                Near the hotel

                • Calgary Tower
                  500 ft
                  101 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
                • Stephen Avenue Walk
                  500 ft
                  8 Ave SW, Calgary
                • Trees Sculptures
                  700 ft
                  Bankers Hall, Calgary
                • Glenbow Museum
                  1000 ft
                  130 Ninth Ave. SE, Calgary
                • National Music Centre
                  1200 ft
                  134 11 Avenue SE, Calgary
                • Grain Academy Museum
                  1700 ft
                  505 2 ST SW, Calgary
                • Central Memorial Park
                  1700 ft
                  1221 2 St. S.W., Calgary

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Charcut Roast House

                  63% likes this, based on 292 reviews
                  Cuisine: Contemporary
                  Price Range: USD 31 - USD 31

                  600 ft
                  899 Centre Street SW

                  Phone: 403 984-2180

                • Rush

                  72% likes this, based on 125 reviews
                  Price Range: USD 60 - USD 80

                  400 ft
                  100- 207 9th Ave SW

                  Phone: 4032717874

                • Rimrock Restaurant

                  64% likes this, based on 64 reviews
                  Cuisine: Continental

                  300 ft
                  133 9 Ave SW

                  Phone: (403) 262-1234

                • Murrieta's

                  65% likes this, based on 158 reviews
                  Cuisine: Canadian

                  500 ft
                  #202, 808 1 Street Southwest

                  Phone: (403)269-7707

                • Buzzards Restaurant & Bar

                  Cuisine: Steakhouse, Contemporary, Pub
                  Price Range: USD 10 - USD 20

                  300 ft
                  140 10 Ave SW

                  Phone: 403-264-6959

                Getting there.

                Calgary International Airport YYC is within 8.4km from the residence.

                Airport shuttle is available on request.

                Getting around.

                University Train Station is within 5.5km from the residence.

                Heritage Train Station is about 7.3km away.

                The nearest bus stop is just 100m away from the hotel.

                Private parking is possible on site and the rate is CAD 37 per day.

                Fairmont Palliser Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Fairmont Palliser

                Average guest rating

                8.0
                out of 10
                Excellent
                Based on 68 reviews

                Rating by category:

                Value
                7.2
                Service
                7.3
                Location
                7.1
                Rooms
                7.9
                Dining
                4.8

                Individual guest reviews

                • Older travelers

                  Convenience and local to train station and city center.

                  No armchairs in our luxury room ! There was a desk with an office chair but as we were on holiday it would have been nice to have an armchair to sit and rest. However we did like the lounge in the foyer.

                  • Average rating
                    8.2
                • Older travelers

                  This was truly a luxury visit. The old railroad hotel was very well preserved with a wonderful room and service. It was a treat for us.

                  It would have been nice to have parking managed by the hotel but overall it was convenient and they had very good weekend rates.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Family with children

                  Excellent value for the price. The bed was super comfortable and the it reminded me of a boutique hotel with plush bed linens and robes. Location was perfect, right in the middle of restaurants and shops. I loved it and would stay here the next time I visit the area.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Group of friends

                  I enjoyed the hot tub and pool as well as the overall architecture of the hotel

                  I was not happy with the small room and needed upgrade in the bathroom for the amount I spent. The deal I found online did not give me the impression for the cost (saving of 50% paying $200+ still) for the room I stayed in. If your going to show a picture of the room being booked then it should be of that room, the picture I saw showed a lounge area in the room - we did not have that in ours, so perhaps a bit more detail in the description to say - room with 2 doubles does not offer a sitting area.

                  • Average rating
                    6.2
                • Family with children

                  Relax with family, They treat children amazingly

                  As above. The treatment of our children

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Older travelers

                  The position of the hotel was great close to everything, the staff were without exception polite, friendly and very helpful we had a fantastic stay.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Older travelers

                  The more casual cafe was very nice for dining.Staff in general were very friendly

                  • Average rating
                    6.6
                • Single

                  Very convenient for the city and the Rocky Mountaineer.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Older travelers

                  Bathroom was not up to the standards of clean that I would have expected. Nightstand light was damaged and when I turned on the light clouds of dust desended on the beverage I had on the nightstand.

                  • Average rating
                    7.4
                • Older travelers

                  I enjoyed the excellent service as usual. I Never had a bad experience with your staff. The bar is good place to unwind.

                  • Average rating
                    9.2
                • Older travelers

                  Down town convenience

                  Stayed on the third floor .room was great .But the trains running past the windows meant we could,nt open the windows and was very noisey

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Older travelers

                  i liked how close it was to the shopping and to the saddledome, as we went to Elton \\\\\\\John

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Group of friends

                  The room was spacious and comfortable and more importantly, very quiet. The staff were friendly and helpful. I enjoyed my stay at this hotel.

                  The hotel should include complementry parking for hotel guests.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Older travelers

                  very warm welcome, excellent service, recognition of Presidents club status and on other occasions a warm welcome to our two Labrador Dogs. Very good meals.

                  • Average rating
                    10.0
                • Single

                  I was not satisfied with my room because of the location and your staff found me another room and with perfect. Service was excellent, it just remind me why I choose Fairmount Hotels.

                  • Average rating
                    9.6
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