Fairmont Palliser Calgary Alberta

I have always loved the Fairmont Hotels and when I saw a special for the Fairmont Palliser, I knew it wasn’t an offer I was about to turn down or miss! This hotel is historic and beautiful, and it’s located right next to the Calgary Tower. The only thing I found was a little odd was it’s check in situation where you just parallel park on the side of the road, or in some cases the lane into traffic.

Once we were inside, we were greeted with friendly faces, courteous staff and a beautiful lobby! The lobby was absolutely gorgeous and I was excited I got to be there! Check in staff was quick and efficient and we found where we needed to go really quickly!

We took the elevators up to the room and the room was beautiful! It’s updated with art from antique postcards of the hotel in the bathroom and everything was tastefully decorated. The room was spacious and offers your typical in-room amenities such as a mini bar, water kettle and even a kurig coffee maker!

The bathroom was really quite beautiful as well, with tons of space and counter top! There’s even a hair dryer in the bathroom and beautiful Fairmont robes for you to use during your stay!

The bathroom amenities was a scent developed by themselves which was nice and unique to them! I love that they spend the time and effort thinking about details like that!

As we left the room, I had to go visit the hot tub and pool area! I love relaxing and winding down a day for a quick soak in hot tubs! This hotel has a beautiful pool that’s located inside the spa, but the pool is for guests – you just need your room key to get in!

The experience here was unforgettable! I loved every minute of my stay and I sure hope to be back again some day! To see the room walk-through that we stayed in, check the clip below!

Fairmont Palliser Calgary

133 9th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 2M3
(403) 262-1234

Chateau Deli – Fairmont Lake Louise

Lake Louise is one of my favourite places to visit in any season! When I go in the winter time, my favourite thing to do is grab a hot chocolate with marshmallows from Chateau Deli and just walk around or look at the frozen lake. This year, I went for the Ice Magic Festival which I’ve always wanted to go see. It’s really neat watching talented people make an actual sculpture from blocks of ice.

The deli is almost a cafeteria styled place such that you take/order what you want and then pay at the end. There is a small seating area for you to enjoy your purchased goods, but during special occasions, it’s a little challenging to find a table to sit at and enjoy.

This time, like all others, we ordered our Hot Chocolate with Marshmallows and I never get whipped cream as it’s a little too much dairy for me. The hot chocolate here is really delicious and it’s not like any other location for hot chocolate. Chateau Deli is on my top 5 list for hot chocolate, so be sure to try it out when you’re there!

As this was my lunch, I’ve ordered a soup and sandwich combo, so the sandwich I choose was actually a Smoked Salmon Bagel with cream cheese, red onions and capers.

The soup with the combo, we enjoyed the soup of the day, which was as Cream of Mushroom Soup and it was really good. It actually tasted a lot like the homemade cream of mushroom soups I make! Of course, theirs seems to have something special in there, but it’s comparable. I must say, I like their soup more than mine as I only make cream of mushroom soup once a year.

The last thing we enjoyed for this lunch is a big bowl of Beef Chili which was really hearty filled with lots of ground beef and beans. The flavours was magnificent, and something I would get again if it was available.

Everything is always delicious from Chateau Deli, so no matter what meal or snack, be sure to stop by for something – big or small. The flavours are always really good no matter what you order, and be sure to order your food in a combo as it’s much more economical if you’re having more than just a drink!

Chateau Deli

111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, AB
(403) 522-3511

Lakeview Lounge

We started a day with a wonderful breakfast buffet in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise at the Lakeview Lounge where we had a great table by the window looking at the lake. The atmosphere could not be topped!

The breakfast buffet was high quality food, and great omelette station! For this particular fun, I had smoked salmon in my omelette, and I haven’t had another omelette that has topped the taste of this one!

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise - Lakeview Lounge

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Lakeview Lounge

Chateau Lake Louise
Lake Louise, AB
(403) 522-3511

Glacier Saloon – Lake Louise, Alberta

Glacier Saloon is located downstairs of Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, which is a lovely resort. We went there for Valentines day, and we had failed to make reservations for dinner. We ended up at Glacier Saloon, and it was a pleasant surprise! The prices were actuaally reasonable considering the location!

I tried 8 oz Spring Creek Flat Iron Steak Sandwich grilled sour dough, portabella mushroom, arugula greens, blue cheese cream sauce & fries, where the food was really good!

The other dish we ordered was the special, a pork chop on a bed of whipped buttermilk potatoes, seasonal vegetables.

Both dishes were really tasty, and I would be back, even if places weren’t filled up!

Glacier Saloon

Chateau Lake Louise,
111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, AB

Fairmont Banff Springs

I’ve been really fortunately to have been able to try the luxurious Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Banff, Alberta, and I have always wanted to return since the first visit. I’ve really liked the style of the resort as it is very historic, yet warm and inviting. Some of the rooms were really small, and crammed, but it is the experience to be able to say you’ve stayed at a Fairmont Resort. I have stayed there about 3 times total, and all times it’s been really different.

The great outdoor heated pool is definitely something to rave about. I remember sitting in the heated pool in the heart of winter with snow falling down, and an elk came by the pool to see what the guests were all about. While all the guests in the pool were so excited to see the elk, of course security for the hotel kept a close watch on the wildlife.

We once got a room that seemed to be tucked in the corner, and everything was really crammed, and the location was noisy — this room was near a walkway where tour groups walk by and it made for a different type of experience. This room is the only pictures I have…

We were lucky once, and got upgraded to a different type of room where we had a great fireplace, great view and great everything! So, it’s hard to say what the actual feeling of the resort is as we seemed to stay in very different room types… so it’s been really challenging for me to say whether or not I like it here… I must say, when I’m given further opportunities, or if it costs the same as other resorts, absolutely, I will be back for the Fairmont Experience. I really do like the valet service they have in the winter as well, as they do take the extra effort and scrap your windows! 🙂 It’s definitely worth the extra for that kind of service!

I do keep an eye out for specials and promotions and try to reason with myself to make a trip out and stay at the Fairmont Banff Springs. Hopefully I’ll be returning soon!