The Fairmont Palliser

133 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2M3, Canada
(4.5 star hotel)
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Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 3 reviews
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Beautiful Character Hotel

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on December 1, 2014

Spent one night as our company party was booked there. The "Fairmont Room" was beautiful and had a lot of character. Bathroom was spotless and I would consider it fairly large for an old heritage hotel. The front desk staff and valets were professional and courteous. The fact that there is no Wi-Fi included in the rooms is very hard to believe in this day and age. Although sadly it seems whenever I stay in one of the "better" hotels Wi-Fi is not included ($14.95/day and up). Also had breakfast in the hotel which was very good in the beautiful Rimrock Room.

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Grand Old Lady

Great (4.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on March 26, 2011

Fairmont Palliser was in a great downtown Calgary location. It was fairly easy in and out and located next to the Calgary Tower and within walking distance to Stephan Ave. The hotel itself is dated, but not yet outdated, the lobby and level 1 common rooms are amazing, filled with detailed elegance. The room was OK, it was easy enough to work in, though the bathrooms were fairly outdated, as most hotels this age are. This hotel reminded me of Renessaince Los Angeles to a "T".

Unique Quality: Great service at the bar and restaurants, great location, and I was able to get a great deal

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Best (5.0 of 5.0 stars)
by written on April 14, 2006

Rooms are quite comfortable in a normal hotel fashion. There is a grand restaurant - the Rimrock Room - on the ground floor and the hotel sports a magnificent old-style lobby in which you can just hang out. Old photos recount the history of the hotel and Calgary throughout the lobbies ofthe hotel. Beneath the lobby, there is a fine pool-gym-steam room area in which you can spend time, as well. Rates vary - you can pay a lot or less. I found rates of just over $80 on one internet engine while others were quoting $129 for the same room. The hotel has been a main part of Calgarian life since its inception in 1914 - and was the part-time home for Canadian Prime Minister RB Bennett who used to have his dinner table by the fireplace. Like many other grand Canadian hotels, the Palliser belongs to the Fairmont chain - the Canadian branch being developed from the Farimont's parent company, Canada Pacific.

Unique Quality: Most large Canadian cities sport that one famous hotel, which serves as one of the city's symbols - Quebec has the Frontenac, Toronto, the Royal York, Vancouver, the Hotel Vancouver and Victoria, the Empress. Here, in Calgary, that icon status belonged to the Palliser. Built by rail interests - it is right alongside the CP lines - to serve pasengers and business interests, the Palliser is no longer the only game in town, but it can still serve as a grand alternative. A great location - right next to the Calgary Tower and Stephens Street - allows one to walk anywhere in downtown within a reasonable amount of time. You can even wal over to the Stampede Grounds or the Saddledome - if you could get a ticket. Theaters and the Glenbow Museum are just beyond the Tower.

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Address: 133 9th Avenue Southwest, Calgary, Alberta, T2P 2M3, Canada

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Amenities at The Fairmont Palliser

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  • Swimming Pool
  • Wheelchair Accessible
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Center
  • Business Services
  • Pets Allowed
  • Spa
  • Suites
  • Bar / Lounge

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