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The Fairmont Palliser

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is nice but some renovation would make it even better. The room was small and there was absolutely no view! The price was cheap for Fairmont so I can understand why it was relatively cheaper. The location is good and the staff was friendly. The checkout was fast and easy but the wait for valet to bring back...

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Allentown, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed at this hotel in September 2013 on a business trip. My boss asked me to stay at this hotel as sort of a guinea pig because he was always interested in staying there because he raves about the Banff location. When i stayed at this hotel, I had to switch my room 2x before receiving an acceptable room....

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FairmontPalliser, General Manager at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Mikesha C, I am very sorry to read of your experience while a guest at Fairmont Palliser more than three years ago. I was particularly disappointed to learn of the incident that occurred while you were visiting the swimming pool. Due to the length of time that has elapsed since this incident occurred, I am unable to investigate the...

Shanghai
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I will come back! This hotel really is the family like place and made us feel warm and comfortable. I will strongly recommend this hotel to my friends. As said, personally I will for sure to come back and stay in this hotel again

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FairmontPalliser, Executive Assistant at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for this wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back again very soon! Sincerely, Natalie Wert Executive Assistant

Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

I recently stayedd here just for a quick local get away. The staff were friendly and helpful. The pool and hot tub were great amenities. The hotel looked beautiful with Christmas decorations. We were within walking distance of lots of great restaurants, pubs, and shopping.

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FairmontPalliser, Executive Assistant at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Thank you! Sincerely, Natalie Wert Executive Assistant Fairmont Palliser

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Thermostat in the room was not working and despite minus 20's outside trying to work comfortably forced me to open the window to cool down the room. Engineering staff came up but apparently did not know what the issue was. Insisted that the unit was working as planned... 25 degrees was way over heated! Called twice to concierge and eventually...

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FairmontPalliser, Executive Assistant at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review. We regret to read about the rocky start to your stay, though we are very glad that Warren was able to rectify this quickly for you. Thank you for letting us know of the housekeeping deficiencies in your room. We will ensure that they are resolved straight away. Sincerely, Natalie Wert Executive Assistant...

Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Our room was luxurious, quiet and definitely top notch. It was just a one night stop on our way to Fairmont Jasper Lodge (outstanding!) but what a great way to start out trip. I would encourage booking with Fairmont if you want guaranteed quality, friendliness, service and peace of mind about your home away from home. They remember your preferences...

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FairmontPalliser, Executive Assistant at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Margot, Thank you for this wonderful review! It is wonderful to read that you enjoyed your stays here at Fairmont Palliser, and at our sister property, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge! We hope will have the opportunity to welcome you back again soon! Sincerely, Natalie Wert Executive Assistant Fairmont Palliser

Spruce Grove
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Verr friendly and helpful staff. As a President:s club member it was great to have the workout clothes and shoes in room when I arrived as per my previous preferences. Hotel is elegant and very clean.

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FairmontPalliser, Executive Assistant at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review! We are so pleased that enjoyed your benefits as a valued member of our Fairmont President's Club. We hope we will be able to welcome you back again very soon! Sincerely, Natalie Wert Executive Assistant Fairmont Palliser

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Beautiful spot to be for a night away. Christmas time very romantic being right downtown and then coming back to your luxurious 5 star hotel like something out of the movies. It was perfect and didn't cost an arm and a leg either.

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FairmontPalliser, Executive Assistant at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Reviews like this make our day! Thank you so much, Justin T! Sincerely, Natalie Wert Executive Assistant Fairmont Palliser

Lethbridge, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent a weekend at Fairmont Palliser in Calgary. The service snd location is excellent. We enjoyed the bar for lunch and evening drinks. Nice atmosphere at this hotel and all the staff are friendly. Room is clean, comfortable and newly renovated. Always enjoy staying at Fairmont hotels!

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FairmontPalliser, Executive Assistant at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Thank you! Sincerely, Natalie Wert Executive Assistant Fairmont Palliser

Fort Mcmurray
Reviewed 1 week ago

Was good stay not very exciting as expecting about Fairmont building is good but old valet parking was good, breakfast food needs improvement more options should be there the overall experience was so so can stay there but not the place to stay

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FairmontPalliser, Executive Assistant at The Fairmont Palliser, responded to this review

Dear Guest, We appreciate your review, although we are disappointed to learn that we didn’t exceed your expectations during this stay. Please accept our apologies for this. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back and provide you a more enjoyable experience in the future. Sincerely, Natalie Wert Executive Assistant Fairmont Palliser

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
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The Oak Room
The Oak Room
Cuisines: Canadian
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  • Pool
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
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  • Minibar
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Room Service
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Since 1914, The Fairmont Palliser has been the city's premier address, the cornerstone of Calgary's hospitality industry and a landmark building that is rich in history and architecture. Set in the heart of the city, The Fairmont Palliser is a historical landmark offering distinctive accommodation in elegant surroundings. Recent renovations include five floors of guest rooms and the expansion of Fairmont Gold. A brand new Fairmont Gold Lounge, Concierge and Check-in area can be found on the Penthouse Level. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Fairmont Palliser

Address: 133 9 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 2M3, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Price Range: $151 - $386 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fairmont Palliser 4*
Number of rooms: 407
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Also Known As:
The Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary
Fairmont Hotel Calgary
Fairmont Hotel Palliser
Fairmont Calgary
Calgary Fairmont
The Fairmont Palliser Calgary, Alberta
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Calgary
#6 Luxury Hotel in Calgary
#9 Romantic Hotel in Calgary
#9 Business Hotel in Calgary
#14 Family Hotel in Calgary
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“Ask for a room that is not in the back or you will here the freight trains passing by all day and night.”
 of 5 bubbles MikeshaC, 8 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Although this is a luxury hotel, the standard king room is very reasonable and always pleases”
 of 5 bubbles minuit1942, 20 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I find floor 8 to be one of the most pleasant. If you can get an east facing window you can see the Calgary Tower which lights up at night.”
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 of 5 bubbles patriciabW9990OM, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for rooms NOT on the side of the train tracks. I would also recommend booking the Gold floor.”
 of 5 bubbles 934jamiea, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“ASK for a room AWAY from the train tracks and elevators.”
 of 5 bubbles PattiC768, 23 Oct 2016 | Read review
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