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Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

111 Lake Louise Drive, Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta, Canada
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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake LouisePro 2014
    Eric Brink
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    4 Apr 01, 2013

    2012 UPDATE

    I stopped by again a few weeks ago on a Warm and Sunny Sunday Afternoon. Unfortunately, ours was a day trip from Calgary and there was precious little time to do anything but scratch the surface of this wondrous part of the Canadian Rockies.

    This is the place that Gayle would most like to stay in the Canadian Rockies. The last time we were here, I chose the Storm Mountain Lodge (on top of the Hill on the way to Radium), which was great by me and just OK by her. I like comfortable rustic, while she wants luxury with those gorgeous views. And nothing short of the Gold Floor will probably do.

    My key issue with the Chateau Lake Louise is that folks love it (and the Lake of course) too much. I found the crowds "jump the shark" oppressive, and it was only the outstanding professionalism of the Hotel staff and a brisk hike past the Lake that restored my faith in all this stunning grandeur.
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    Like the Banff Springs Hotel down the road, I haven't stayed here either. Yet, the Chateau Lake Louise is sort of my obelisk that I gravitate to when I'm in the area.

    The view of Lake Louise from the hotel lounge is worth sneaking past (or down and around) the "guests only" ropes. It's stunning in any season you're here.

    From there, I have walked to the end of the lake and back. In the winter, you can walk on the lake, admire the ice walls, and look forward to your next day's skiing nearby at Lake Louise or Sunshine. In the summer, I have proceeded up to the Lake Agnes Tea House and to the other establishment near the foot of the glacier for a great day's hike.

    The only negative perhaps is that their new addition (including convention space) doesn't do the original building much justice. Please also note that although there is ample parking, folks there will sometimes check to see that you have your national park pass before you enter the lot.

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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Scott Kennedy
    4 Oct 21, 2013

    Chateau Lake Louise is one of the classic castles of the Rockies and lives up to all its' billing. Sitting beside the lake of the same name its a stunning bit of alpine architecture and a fine home base for some mountain adventures.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersHistory BuffsLuxury Travelers
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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Eyal Gura
    4 Sep 13, 2013

    since you have an RV - just park it in the nearby RV parking and try the deli at the hotel for kids-friendly meals to take for the hike . they also have a great ice cream shop
    from there you can start a 12km hike ( 3km easy near the lake and then 9km to the glacier). you can also book a guided horses trip from there ( do it a day in advance or even more as August is high season )

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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
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    5 Jul 01, 2013

    In winter, guests can strap on cross-country skis and head out for the day right from the Chateau, which is best known for its magnificent lakefront location, surrounded by snowcapped peaks and tall firs. Summer brings pleasures like hikes, horseback riding, whitewater rafting, and rides on the sightseeing gondola. Members of the Rolling Stones and the British royal family have been among the guests at this upscale 550-room resort, and the movie Doctor Zhivago was filmed here—along with an episode of the reality TV show The Bachelor.

    Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Paul MFranklin
    5 May 05, 2013

    The view, the food, the people, the lake, the glacier, the trek to the tea houses and sometimes four seasons in one day

    Rarely there is a place with history, elegance, location and nature combined in such a perfect mix.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Claire Rudyj
    5 Feb 24, 2013

    Amazing hotel, spent a night there in Nov 2008, beautiful place to spend a night there, the view never gets old. One of the most amazing places I've ever visited!!

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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Dustin Main
    4 Oct 09, 2012

    Unbelievable view of Lake Louise. One of *the* most iconic and must-stay places in Canada for sure.

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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake LouisePro 2014
    Laurel W
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    3 Aug 18, 2012

    This luxury hotel is situated on beautiful Lake Louise. As part of the Fairmont chain, it offers a full service hotel. Even if you don't stay at the hotel, there are a number of restaurants and casual cafes to enjoy after walking around the lake.

    Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Petra Aitken
    3 Aug 08, 2012

    Whilst this Fairmont is not as spectacular as the one in Banff it certainly is a great backdrop for photos taken at the other end of Lake Louise. Take a walk around the Fairmont and you might be lucky to see their resident dog. Otherwise just marvel at the architecture!

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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Elena Blume
    5 Aug 04, 2012

    The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is an exquisite hotel located right on Lake Louise. Fine dining and souvenier shopping are highlighted at this venue. You don't have to stay their to enjoy their magnificent view of Lake Louise.

    Recommended for:Luxury Travelers
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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Cindy Wabanonik
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Best place ive ever been....so beautiful!!! Creators best creations our eyes to see his works!!! i love my life,who ive meet this far...good or bad...they remains a memory...willing or not

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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Frederick Schad
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    I went in the winter for my honeymoon and it is awesome. If you go you want to stay on the Gold Floor. I like the Lake View better than the Mountain View. It is possible to get a view of both at certain rooms. In the winter you can go skiing, cross country skiing, ice skating on the lake, play hockey on the lake. The Aveda spa is the best. The restaurants and great. You can even go on a sleigh ride and make your own tea.

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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Eric Chan
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Great hotel and if you get a room with a view of the Lake, make sure you take full advantage of it.

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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Ori Zaltzman
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    5 Jul 07, 2014

    very impressive hotel on lake louise. great view of the lake.

    Recommended for:Family TravelersLuxury TravelersOutdoor Enthusiasts
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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Menske
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    5 Aug 26, 2013

    ok it is busy and touristic, but what a view to have afternoon tea!!!

    Recommended for:Local CultureLuxury Travelers
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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Jill Ellerton
    5 Oct 09, 2012
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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Kit Kadlec
    5 Jul 05, 2012

    One of the best hotel room views I have ever had.

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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Alexandra McKay
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    5 Jul 05, 2012

    Absolutely breathtaking location! The color of the water is just fantastic!

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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    Pool Dude
    4 Jul 04, 2012

    You have to see this Lake!

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  • Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
    M.M.
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Great ambiance , good food, etc but $$$$$$

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Description

This Lake Louise spa resort is located on a lake, near Lake Louise Mountain Resort. Another local attraction is Yoho National Park.

Features.
Dining options at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a spa tub, a sauna, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property's full

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service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 4.0 star property has a business center and offers small meeting rooms, secretarial services, and a technology helpdesk. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas. This Lake Louise property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, limo/town car service, and translation services are available. Guest parking is available for a surcharge. Additional property amenities include a coffee shop/café, valet parking, and a concierge desk. The property has designated areas for smoking.

Guestrooms.
There are 548 guestrooms at The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise. Beds come with premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. In addition to complimentary newspapers, guestrooms offer multi line phones with voice mail. Televisions have cable channels, video game consoles, and pay movies. Rooms also include ceiling fans, blackout drapes/curtains, electronic check out, and electronic/magnetic keys. Guests may request a turndown service, refrigerators, and hypo allergenic bedding. Housekeeping is available. Cribs (infant beds) and rollaway beds are available on request. Guestrooms are all non smoking.



Notifications and Fees:

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check in, or check out.

  • Self parking: C$ 33 per day
  • Valet parking: C$ 35 per day
  • Pets: C$ 25 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Sauna
  • Voicemail
  • Electronic Room Keys
  • In-House Bar
  • Video Check Out
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Clothing Iron
  • In-House Dining
  • Wake Up Service
  • Family Rooms
  • Coffee & Tea Maker
  • Safe
  • Mini Bar In Room

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Reviews Summary

Excellent!1080 reviews across the web.

  • The hotel is perfect for winter sports according to guests.
  • Guests think this is a good hotel for sports.
  • Ambiance
    97% were fond of the entertainment options.
  • Service
    91% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Location
    84% loved the excursions to surrounding areas.
  • Hotel Building
    Conference area was excellent, according to 83%
  • Hotel
    80% thought it was clean.
  • Grounds
    Nice grounds.

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