The Fairmont Palliser

Travelzoo Staff

Why We Love It

  • The lobby of this 1914 hotel is adorned with columns and crystal chandeliers
  • Next door to Calgary Tower, near downtown shopping and museums
  • Ritzy amenities include a mosaic-tiled swimming pool, on-site spa and valet service 

"Classic, beautiful and worth every penny" -- Lonely Planet

Map & Directions

The hotel is a 30-minute drive from the Calgary International Airport. 

Rooms & Rates

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One of Calgary's oldest hotels, the ornately decorated Fairmont Palliser stands 11 storeys tall at the end of the Canadian Pacific Railway. Peer out the window of this 1914 hotel for close-up views of the Calgary Tower, right next door. The Calgary Telus Convention Centre is connected by a skywalk. The Glenbow Museum is a five-minute walk from the hotel, and pedestrian-only 8th Avenue shopping is right around the corner. 

Sip cocktails by the fireplace after a meal in the 1920s-inspired Rimrock restaurant or nibble on cucumber sandwiches at high tea, hosted every afternoon. The Oak Room bar and lounge, located in the lobby, is open for lunch, dinner and cozy nightcaps.   

A mosaic-tiled indoor swimming pool sits next to the large hot tub in the Boulevard Club. The health club is also home to a sauna, a fitness centre and the RnR Wellness Spa. 

Rooms are small, like most century-old hotels, but are elegantly decorated with glass doorknobs, down duvets and classic furniture; some have been recently renovated. Suites have full kitchens and free Wi-Fi is available throughout the CAA 4-Diamond hotel. 

From the press:
  • The new Fairmont Gold rooms have extra value with a private concierge, private check-in, and separate dining area. -- Frommer's



  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Business center
  • Safe in reception
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Kitchenette in some rooms
  • Mini bar
  • Jacuzzi in some rooms
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • DVD / CD player & library
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPad on request
  • iPod/iPhone docking station


  • Wi-Fi in guest rooms (fees apply)
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)
  • High-Speed Wi-Fi (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Valet service (fees apply)


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Accessible spa
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check-in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children up to age 18 stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request). Cribs available on request and in Deluxe Rooms, free of charge. Extra beds available on request, free of charge.

Pets: Pets (maximum of 2 pets per room) are allowed on request and will be charged CA$25 (subject to tax) per stay. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: The hotel offers Valet Parking Sunday through Thursday for $40.00 (subject to tax) and Friday and Saturday for CA$25.00 (subject to tax), per day.

Self-Parking is also available and rates vary based on days and times:

  • Early Bird (Tuesday – Thursday, enter before 9 a.m., valid until 6 p.m.) CA$25 (subject to tax)
  • All Day (Tuesday-Thursday, valid until 6 p.m.) CA$27 (subject to tax)
  • All-Day Special (Monday and Friday, valid until 6 p.m.) CA$18 (subject to tax)
  • Evenings (from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. next day) CA$6 (subject to tax)
  • Weekends (Saturday to Sunday and holidays, 6 a.m. to 6 a.m.) CA$6 (subject to tax)
Charges will be applied to your bill at the hotel. These rates are subject to change without notice and at the discretion of the property.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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