Old-world charm and elegance ooze from this landmark Calgary hotel. Its timeless restaurant serves fabulous afternoon teas and brunches at the weekend, while its spa offers an indulgent pause from the bustle of downtown.

An opulent lobby decked out in marble and twinkling with crystal greets guests as they wander into this storied hotel. It opened in 1914, and in the century since, it’s hosted royalty and celebrities. Rooms and suites are elegantly furnished. Fairmont Gold rooms include extra perks and amenities such as a private reception area and lounge, complimentary breakfast and evening canapés, and a personal concierge team. The Hawthorne Dining Room & Bar serves family-style meals using locally-sourced ingredients, with lavish marble columns and the hotel’s original fireplace adding a timeless air. It’s the perfect place for a refined afternoon tea, and the weekend brunch is an unmissable indulgence. The acclaimed RnR Spa invites guests to unwind with a treatment before relaxing in the steam room or swimming a few laps in the pool. The hotel is based downtown, right next to the famous Calgary Tower. It puts you in walking distance of Stephen Avenue Walk for shops and restaurants, and the Jack Singer Concert Hall, home of the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra.

4.5 stars
8¾ hours
Connected by a pedestrian skywalk to the Telus Convention Centre, Calgary Tower and Glenbow Museum, and within walking distance from the centre of the city
Approx. 30 minutes from Calgary airport


  • Restaurants & bars

The main restaurant and lounge are currently closed for renovation and are due to reopen in April 2019. The Boulevard Restaurant and in-room dining will be available during this time

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