Fairmont Empress – Victoria, British Columbia

We decided to go to Victoria as I’ve never been there, so we decided to drive there which was quite a lengthy drive with a ferry ride, but it was definitely an awesome experience! We figured this is the only trip we will be taking here for the foreseeable future, so we decided to splurge and stay at The Fairmont Empress which has a beautiful view, and the location is quite central to unique places!

We stayed in their most economic room as it was a costly time to visit them, so the Fairmont Room was what we booked, but with a king bed. The room was beautiful and very comfortable as it offered a spacious area with a couch and a desk area.

Just across the way there’s another couch with their coffee and take maker! It’s the perfect place to stay for a wind-down if you don’t want to leave your room.

The bed and the room was really large and comfortable. The pillows was a delight to sleep on, and everything was clean and cozy, perfect for a rainy afternoon like the one we had during our stay!

The bathroom was pretty standard, it wasn’t too big, but it wasn’t small either. It offers everything you need, so it was jsut perfect!

Overall, our stay was magnificent. I think about returning all the time but it’s very expensive all around, so it’ll be a special trip every few years! The overall stay was magnificent and we had the best server during our afternoon tea experience. The only complaint would be valet – every time we needed our keys or wanted to drop it off, we would be waiting for 20 minutes for a door person to assist us.

Fairmont Empress

721 Government Street
Victoria, British Columbia
250 384 8111

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel – Banff, Alberta

I’ve been to many hotels in my life so far and time after time, Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel keeps coming up as my all time favourite! So, we decided to go back and stay again as it’s been awhile to re-live old memories and make some recent ones! We booked a night in the Deluxe Mountain View King Room where we were blown away yet again!

Our room was amazing this time, we got a corner room that overlooked Tunnel Mountain and Rundle Mountain – and you can make out Bow Falls from the window! The view was amazing and the space in the room was plenty ample! Once you walked into the room, the bed was on one side, and basically everything else was on the other side!

We walked in and there was the drink amenity tray which has a coffee maker, and a kettle! There’s also a mini fridge that’s under the TV stand too and it had some creamers! They give you plenty of coffee and tea options, and only 2 mugs! So, we just rised our mugs and reused them as I made hot chocolate that I brought with me for this amazing trip!

The bathroom was pretty small, and offered a relatively spacious stand in shower! The bathroom amenities were quite nice and it offered a subtle rose scent. It had all that you really needed though! Behind the door on a hook was a hair dryer too! There’s plenty of extra bathroom supplies – so for sure you won’t run out!

The treat in the room was the giant soaker tub with jets in the corner. It is located outside the bathroom in the room but it’s tucked in the corner! What an amazing treat! You can turn the TV over and watch TV from the tub, but if your jets are going, you probably can’t hear the TV. There’s a few steps here on tiles so I’m sure it can become slippery – but there’s another bath mat to help with that!

To get a better overall look of the room we stayed at, feel free to visit the room walk through clip below! We enjoyed the 2 windows with the window seats a lot! The view is pretty good, although there is some obstruction! There’s a column in the middle of the room, but it’s hard to miss – you won’t walk into it at night!

Overall, this is still our favourite hotel with the best rooms, view and the food at the hotel is amazing as well! We did all our dining at the hotel and it truly was a Fairmont experience! What a perfect weekend!

Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

405 Spray Avenue
Banff, Alberta, Canada
403 762 2211

Ramada Lethbridge Alberta

I had the opportunity to go to Lethbridge, Alberta this year to watch the Lethbridge Air Show. We knew we wanted to stay over, so we chose a hotel that offered Wyndham Rewards and ended up at Ramada Lethbridge.

The location is located on a major road which was extremely convenient and quite close to the airport! There’s a set of street lights right into the parking lot which makes it really easy to get in and out of the hotel during anytime of day, including rush hour! Ramada Lethbridge does offer airport shuttles if needed.

The hotel is quite old as it is an old town, but because of that, it is in the centre of many tourist attractions and business centres! The rooms are extremely quiet, even facing the Magrath Drive, I wasn’t able to hear any traffic with the windows closed at night! If you’re here for business, there is a desk in the room which is perfect for you to get things done! There is a business centre on site in the hotel as well.. if you need more than a workspace.

The bathrooms are quite spacious and offers a tub/shower in case you want a quick shower or a relaxing soak. The bathroom amenities are provided by San Francisco Soap Company which is one of my favourite hotel bathroom amenities providers!

The rooms are spacious enough as we’re not really living there during the stay. Basically using it when we need, but these rooms also have a little seating area which is great for just winding down or if you have a visitor or 2, it makes it more comfortable.

The hallways are a little run down and the sound proof between the doors and walls could use a bit of updating, but overall, it was a wonderful experience staying here! We loved every minute of it!

During our stay, there was even complimentary coffee in tea in room, and there was a complimentary continental breakfast in the hotel which was a delicious breakfast offering in the restaurant located in the lobby with a breakfast selection of cereal, waffles, fruits and even some hot food! There was much more pro than cons here!

Check out the link below for the walk-through of the room we stayed in!

Ramada Lethbridge

1303 Mayor Magrath Drive South
Lethbridge, AB T1K 2R1 Canada