I arrived very late on March 18 after delayed flights from Vancouver. I self parked the car and entered the hotel through the convention centre. I was greeted by very helpful and friendly front desk staff. I was delighted to have a larger room overlooking the railway. Yes, this is a railway hotel, so it's just a given. The room was turned down and soft music was playing in the background. My stay was short and sweet, but very comfortable in typical Fairmont fashion. I hit the sheets at about 1 am and was out again at 900 for a meeting in the hotel lobby. Short and sweet.
I understand this is a very old hotel, so some of it's limitations are just a given based on the sheer age of the building. Here are some of my thoughts...
I self parked the car. Expect a long walk to the hotel from the parkade if this is what you choose. I parked until approximately 130 pm and the cost was $27.00. I would choose to valet park in the future. Easier coming and going and you do not have to schlep your luggage through the office tower and convention centre.
Beautiful lobby filled with rich decor. Front desk staff were great at both check in and check out. Plenty of bellmen to assist with your luggage.
The room had lovely rich traditional decor. The bed was made up without feathers as I have requested in my profile. I am a Fairmont President's Club member, and my Fairmont Fit acitivity wear was set up waiting for me on arrival.
The bathroom was very small and it looked as though the tub had been fit with a newer tub in recent years. I could feel a bit of give in the tub as I showered. Bathroom was very clean. New amenities in the bathroom seemed to suit fairmont a bit better than what I have seen for the past several years. I can't remember the new brand of toiletries.
Coffee maker in the room - great little gizmo with pods from Timothy's. Just perfect for making that one cup directly into your cup. Room also stocked with yummy fairmont teas, and a mini bar with snacks and assorted beverages for sale.
Morning newspaper - I received both the local and national papers.
I did not get a chance to eat in the hotel this go around. It was so busy and crazy for me - just in and out. Overall a great spot at the right price.
- Also Known As:
- The Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary
- The Fairmont Palliser Hotel
- Fairmont Hotel Calgary
- Fairmont Hotel Palliser
- Fairmont Calgary
- Calgary Fairmont
- The Fairmont Palliser Calgary, Alberta
- 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
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