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The Fairmont Palliser

133 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3, Canada
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  • The Fairmont Palliser
    Michelle Gigglesworth
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    4 Aug 07, 2014

    The fairmont palliser is a great place to stay if you're looking to soak in some historic architecture and Canadian Pacific heritage. They've gone through some renovations, I've stayed here a few times over the course of the last few years and I'm impressed at how diligent they are in keeping the overall 1914s theme. Very elegant set up, the rooms are always very clean and the bedroom fashions are still the original handcarve-detailed solid wood peices. They've kept the exposed radiators and I think it's a nice touch inline with all victorian wallpaper and linens.

    Dedicated floor to executive stays, with full bar, breakfast and evening hors d'oeuvres lounge. Sunday brunch is always a treat, full fruit and salad bar, hot plates, and huuuuge dessert section. Custom omlette station, and sometimes there's the chocolate fountain is a special bonus.

    I could go on forever. The only things I advise other travellers to be wary of is parking and room upgrades. The room upgrade is a no go, they put you in a bigger room by sq ft, but charge you $$$. Second, there isn't alot of parking lots left in downtown and you might be forced to valet your car. But if you are willingto walk, there are 2 lots still within the 3-4 block range if you want to save yourself $37 CAD/night. (Lot parking is around $5 in the evenings till 9am).
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    The above rates are applicable ONLY if guest charges parking to their room folio. If guest chooses to pay separately, the following will apply:
    *$2.50 per half hour up to maximum $20.00 until 6pm. After 6pm another $5.00 is charged until 6am. Nights and weekends are both $6.00.
    *No in and out privileges.

    Recommended for:Business TravelersLocal CultureLuxury Travelers
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  • The Fairmont Palliser
    Gladys Frey
    5 Jul 04, 2012

    Whether dining in the world class restaurant or attending a banquet in the Crystal Ballroom, a great place to enjoy an evening

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    Eric Brink
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    4 Jul 04, 2012

    The Palliser Hotel was built in 1914 was named after Captain John Palliser, who was an explorer in the region during the 1850s. It's architecturally distinct as are many of the other former Canadian Pacific Railroad hotels. And like the Hotel Mac in Edmonton, my experience is limited to exploring the public areas and having a drink in the lounge so I can soak it all in.

    The hotel is still close to the railroad tracks, although with all the hustle and bustle of downtown Calgary, you'd hardy notice. The VIA Canadian train now travels through Edmonton, but if you want a historical and scenic railroad experience that links to Banff and Lake Louise, the Rocky Mountaineer has a nice package that can include the Palliser.

    Recommended for:History Buffs
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  • The Fairmont Palliser
    Frederick Schad
    3 Jul 04, 2012

    Is nice, but not as nice as the resort in Lake Louise or Banf

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    Soren Sorensen
    3 Jun 28, 2012
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    5 Jun 13, 2012
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Description

Set in the heart of Calgary, this hotel is close to Calgary Tower and Glenbow Museum. Additional attractions include Stampede Corral.

Features.
Dining options at The Fairmont Palliser include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available 24 hours a day. Recreational amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, a spa tub, a fitness facility, and a steam room. The property's full service health spa has massage/treatment rooms and beauty services. This 4.0 star property offers small meeting rooms, a technology helpdesk, and audio visual equipment. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available in public areas. This Calgary property has event space consisting of banquet facilities, conference/meeting rooms, a ballroom, and exhibit space. Business services, wedding services, and tour assistance are available. Additional property amenities include a concierge desk, multilingual staff, and gift shops/newsstands.

Guestrooms.
There are 405 guestrooms at The Fairmont Palliser.

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Guestrooms have city views. Beds come with premium bedding. Coffee/tea makers and minibars are offered. Bathrooms feature makeup/shaving mirrors, bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. Wireless and wired high speed Internet access is available for a surcharge; guestrooms also offer multi line phones, voice mail, and complimentary newspapers. Televisions have premium cable channels, video game consoles, and TV Internet access (surcharge). Air conditioned rooms also include desks, 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) are available on request.



Notifications and Fees:

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

  • Pets: C$ 25 per night

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

OverviewEdit

4.0 out of 5
6 members' reviews
Very Good! - 84% of guests recommend
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    +1-888-271-2681

Amenities:

  • Business Center
  • Fitness Center
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Swimming Pool
  • Pets Allowed
  • Data Ports
  • TV In Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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
  • Mini Bar In Room

Reviews Summary

Very Good!1563 reviews across the web.

  • Guests say the hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway.
  • Guests recommend this as a luxury hotel.
  • Location
    98% enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby.
  • Ambiance
    94% enjoyed the friendly atmosphere.
  • Service
    94% found the staff to be very friendly.
  • Hotel
    89% thought it was clean.
  • Grounds
    Beautiful grounds.
  • Hotel Building
    Building is pleasant.

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