The history of the city and its railroad is entwined with the history of this former Canadian Pacific Railway hotel. Guests can learn some of the story in the vast lobby space, which has much of its fascinating past on display, alongside designer outlets like Gucci and Louis Vuitton. The iconic copper-green fairytale castle roof soars over the city and is a much-loved central downtown landmark for locals.
Decor in the pleasingly spacious guest rooms tends to be traditional, with dark wood carved headboards contrasting with lighter honey and vanilla shades. Adjoining suites make it a solid choice for multigenerational families. The Fairmont Gold "hotel within a hotel" concept is available on the 9th floor, with private check-in, an exclusive lounge, a dedicated concierge, and complimentary breakfast, snacks, afternoon tea, and other treats. Anyone can sign up for the free-to-join Fairmont President’s Club to score free Wi-Fi and other goodies.