So you’ve decided to stay at the Banff Springs Hotel but you’re overwhelmed with the selection of rooms, which means it’s time to read our bare bones guide to navigating the room types at the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.
To keep things simple, we have filtered the information down to room size, bed configuration and views, and we have only included rooms and have omitted all specialty suites.
Rooms at the Banff Springs either have a valley view or are on the mountain side of the hotel. The valley view, overlooking the Bow River, Spray Valley, or Tunnel Mountain, is the hotel’s premium view, and valley view rooms are more desirable and more expensive than the same room on the mountain side. We have also included room rates, as quoted on the Banff Springs website for a one night stay in peak season.*
This is the standard entry level room for the Banff Springs, with either one king, one queen or two twin beds. At around 250 sq ft, these rooms are fairly small by Canadian standards and you are really paying for the facilities of the hotel rather than for the room itself.
Fairmont Viewside Room
Identical to the Fairmont Room but with valley view.
At 385 sq ft, these rooms offer more space than the Fairmont Room, and come with either one king, one queen, two twins, two queens, or one queen plus one twin bed. This room type is an upgrade from the Fairmont Room, however at the time of writing it was surprisingly available at a lower price.
Deluxe Premier Room
These rooms are bigger still at 400-500 sq ft and have the same bed configuration as the Deluxe Room above but offer the added comfort of a sitting area.
Deluxe View Room
Identical to the Deluxe Room but with valley view.
Deluxe Premier View Room
Identical to the Deluxe Premier Room but with valley view.
These rooms are approx 450 sq ft, have a valley view, one king bed, and are more elegantly decorated and furnished than the rooms above.
Fairmont Gold Room
The Fairmont Gold floor is like a boutique hotel within the Banff Springs, with a private reception, dedicated staff, and exclusive Fairmont Gold Lounge where complimentary breakfast and evening appetizers are served.
Fairmont Gold Rooms are 268 sq ft, exquisitely appointed, have one king bed and either mountain or valley view.
Fairmont Gold Deluxe Room
At 306 sq ft, these are in a similar style but larger than the Fairmont Gold Room, with either one king or two queen beds, also with mountain or valley view.
*The example date used for room rates was July 21st 2009. Please note that these rates can and probably will change, and are included purely for comparison purposes. For current room rates, please visit www.fairmont.com/banff-springs/.
For reservations at the Banff Springs, call 1-800-257-7544, or visit www.fairmont.com.