The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

Lake Louise, Canada

Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom in restaurant
  • Welcome amenity
  • Souvenir personal portrait session with professional photographer during their stay with picture frame
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi

PROPERTY SIZE: 552 rooms
VIBE: Sophisticated
Adventure Ecotourism Ski

The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise

111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, T0L 1E0
Nearest Airport:
Calgary International Airport (YYC)
97 mi / 156 km

Hotel Features

At the Hotel


  • Children's Programs
  • Club Floor
  • Pet Friendly

  • Fitness Center
  • Pool
  • Skiing
  • Spa

About Us

Nestled in the heart of Banff National Park this iconic resort sits majestically on the shores of Lake Louise. Surrounded by pristine wilderness with unobstructed views of the Victoria Glacier, discover the grandeur of history and endless activities on the doorstep. Enjoy renovated rooms and suites, an expansion to the Fairmont Gold product, six restaurants, a Fairmont spa and easy access to the Lake Louise Ski Resort. Step into our backyard and discover why snow worshippers, nature lovers and world travelers continue to visit this resort for the best outdoor adventure and timeless luxury. Summer Activities: Hiking, canoeing, horseback riding, biking, heli-tours, wildlife tours, gondola and more. Winter Activities: Skating, dogsledding, snowshoeing, cross country skiing, sleigh rides and more.

Best of the Best

Enviably set in the heart of the stunningly pristine Banff National Park, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is a jewel unto itself. Splurge for a room on the Fairmont Gold floor, an exclusive hotel within the hotel. You'll enjoy private check-in, a dedicated concierge, deluxe breakfast daily, and the finest accommodations the hotel has to offer. Outside, the opportunities are limitless, from hiking, canoeing, fishing, and rafting in the summer to heli-skiing, dogsledding, ice-skating, and sleigh-riding in the dramatic winter months. After a long day in the fresh air, retreat to The Spa at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.

Advisor Tip

Experience the signature Lakeview Cosmopolitan while noshing in the Lakeview Lounge with an amazing vista of the lake. –June Griffith Mobile, Alabama

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111 Lake Louise Drive
Lake Louise, T0L 1E0
Nearest Airport
Calgary International Airport (YYC), 97 Miles / 156 Kilometers

Guest Rooms & Suites



Upgrade: Fairmont View

  • Non-Smoking



Upgrade: Deluxe View

  • Non-Smoking

Junior Suite

Junior Suite

Upgrade: Junior Suite View

  • Non-Smoking
Total 3 Records

Facts & Policies

Adventure, Ecotourism, Ski
Vibe Sophisticated
Room Style Classic
Number of Rooms 552
Check-In Time 4:00 PM
Check-Out Time 12:00 PM
Early Arrivals & Late Departures
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
Guaranteed Reservations & Deposits

No Deposit Required

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions

Cancellation Policy

Cancel up to 72 hours before your check in date.

Accepted Forms of Payment

Mastercard, AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, VISA, JCB

Terms & Conditions

Resort/facility fee applies. Please contact property for further information.

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Virtuoso Amenities

For 2020:

  • Upgrade on arrival, subject to availability
  • Daily full breakfast for two guests per bedroom in restaurant
  • Welcome amenity
  • Souvenir personal portrait session with professional photographer during their stay with picture frame
  • Early check-in/late check-out, subject to availability
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi


Reviews and Recommendations for The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise


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Great location, if you can afford it!

By: DonaLisa

Reviewed on: 17 Sep 2013

Great location, challenging hikes, High Tea was terrific! Loved that brunch was included. Shopping was good. On the down side, rooms were just adequate. Staff was not friendly. Room cost was outrageous. NO AIR CONDITIONING!?!? Problems with credit cards, causing extra foreign charges. Restaurant food was just ok.
Travel Advisor:  Patricia Dowling


By: Phil&Rainee

Reviewed on: 29 Oct 2013

The Chateau Lake Louise Fairmont is OUT OF THIS WORLD!! The Room. The View. The Service. The Dining. The Amenities. We were upgraded to a suite because the room we had had a stand of trees right in the middle of the view of the lake. The new room was located higher, was bigger and had panoramic windows looking out at Lake Louise, a view that made us feel like we were in Heaven! FIRST CLASS. We felt like ROYALTY!!
Travel Advisor:  Karen Daiter-Stummer

Excellent Venue

By: Canadian Trip

Reviewed on: 16 Jul 2014

Lake Louise was a wonderful property!  The staff was very informative; gave great advice about restaurants and excursions.It's a very comfortable hotel and of course, it's located in a beautiful setting.We actually received a free photo of  both of us with the amazing Lake Louise in the background!
Travel Advisor:  Monika Dysart

Expert Friendly Service at the Fairmont Lake Louise

By: D&D

Reviewed on: 09 Sep 2014

Beautiful hotel. All service and food was excellent. Location by the Lake Louise is incredible.

treated well

By: bobnjill

Reviewed on: 24 Jun 2016

beautiful surroundings, great meal, wonderful atmosphere. Thanks
Travel Advisor:  Darcy Flarity

Nice but crowded hotel

By: Canada2016

Reviewed on: 03 Aug 2016

The Fairmont Cheateau at Lake Louise was absolutely beautiful and the location on Lake Louise is unbeatable. The hotel provides multiple restaurant options so you can eat somewhere different each meal, and there are numerous activities that you can leave on foot straight from the hotel to do (hiking, kayaking, and more). The scenery is picturesque and this might be one of the prettiest places I have been. However, the hotel is very crowded, as it is a major tourist attraction. Busloads of tourists get dropped off constantly throughout the day, and the hotel is always bustling with people both inside and out. This continues into the night as well. The crowd is a bit of a nuisance, as they are mostly travelers that are not hotel guests; however, I would still recommend staying here at the end of the day for a few days, as the scenery and location is unbeatable.
Travel Advisor:  Katie Rollins


By: Suzanne

Reviewed on: 25 Aug 2016

Stunning views and location.
Travel Advisor:  Renee DAvirro

Fairmont Lake Louise

By: Velvet

Reviewed on: 10 Nov 2017

Excellent service. Wonderful time.
Travel Advisor:  Karen McAlpin



Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2017

Fabulous hotel and wonderful attention on Gold Level floor! Of course, the location is amazing as well.
Travel Advisor:  Cristina Buaas

Beautiful view.

By: Beth

Reviewed on: 26 Jun 2017

We enjoyed the view. The hotel was nice And comfortable and had a great lunch there
Travel Advisor:  Louisa Gehring


By: rhonda

Reviewed on: 07 Sep 2017

We loved the hotel...we usually don't stay at such expensive hotels, but this trip was special, a view of Lake Louise was very important to me, and we were not disappointed that we stayed there.
Travel Advisor:  Jodi Bushkin

wonderful holiday

By: mary

Reviewed on: 23 Sep 2017

service was prompt, courteous room very spacious and extremely comfortable, beautiful view of the Lake large hotel with lots of restaurants and many activities to choose. any issues were dealt with efficiently and promptly
Travel Advisor:  Lisa and Nancy Zupancic

Alberta Rocky Mountains

By: Lovetotravel

Reviewed on: 02 Oct 2017

The upgrade we received was just okay. As stated by a staff member, Fairmont is focusing on their frequent travelers rather than Virutoso or other travel agent bookings. We did appreciate that breakfast was included. Overall, we value the professionalism of the Fairmont staff. The hotel has set aside guest only areas, a great idea given the amount of tourists that come by for a look. The hotel setting is fabulous, surrounded by mountains and an emerald lake.
Travel Advisor:  Gary Johnson

A lovely way to ski the rockies

By: Claireb

Reviewed on: 08 Mar 2018

Beautiful views of the lake from our room.

Alaska/Canada trip

By: John

Reviewed on: 12 Sep 2018

verey good. Nice accommodations. Expensive
Travel Advisor:  Birgit Navarre

Worth every penny

By: angie dunn

Reviewed on: 01 Oct 2018

While the hotel is not on the low end of the scale, it is all about location, location, location, and for that, it's $ well spent. Service was great and very responsive.
Travel Advisor:  Robert Merlin

Lake Louise is stunning

By: Neetzie

Reviewed on: 10 Oct 2018

The Fairmont in Lake Louise is right on Lake Louise and what a stunning lake it is! We had a junior suite with a Lakeview and watching the weather change over the lake was a sight we will never forget. The concierge team and all of the staff we came in contact with were all polished professionals and treated us like royalty. Our stay was wonderful!
Travel Advisor:  Anastasia Regas

Fairmont Chateau

By: Olivia

Reviewed on: 04 Feb 2019

Beautiful property with the best views. Our room was superb in this respect. The grounds offer a lot of activities and are breath taking. Only downside would be the food which was decent but not superb. However, the hotel was great at providing recommendations outside the grounds. The pool/fitness area was also closed for renovations while we were there, without a prior notice. Although not the main reason for choosing that hotel, it would’ve been nice to make use of that area.
Travel Advisor:  Laura Cole

beautiful canada

By: better late than never

Reviewed on: 13 May 2019

great. elegant place beautiful surroundings, great staff
Travel Advisor:  Paula Kay Eastham

To die for!

By: Bron

Reviewed on: 30 Mar 2019

This iconic property is such a treat! Views across Lake Louise are picture postcode stuff. We had a fabulous stay!

Fairmont Lake Louise


Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2019

Largest hotel in the area and is stop for the tour buses since it sits in front of Lake Louise and its glacier mountain. Hotel staff is pleasant and very efficient. Breakfast buffet is more than adequate although never did get a decent danish. Very disappointed with the food and service in their highly rated dining room, The Fairview. If you can, take rooms in the various lodges in the area.
Travel Advisor:  Kristina Miller

Fairmont Lake Louise

By: Ben

Reviewed on: 25 Jun 2019

Upgraded to a newly refurbished two bedroom suite with great views over the lake. Iconic building and a must see on the " bucket list" Restaurant food quality could be improved.



Reviewed on: 26 Jul 2019

It was perfect. Every time we looked out our window at Lake Louise and Victoria Glacier, , we pinched ourselves. We had never seen such a glorious view. The hotel is in a prime location. A wide array of hiking trails are easily accessible. We found the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Would certainly stay here again and highly recommend this hotel.
Travel Advisor:  Martha Rhodes

Beautiful view

By: Teresa

Reviewed on: 19 Sep 2019

What more can I say?
Travel Advisor:  Kate Winslow

Fairmont Lake Louise

By: Marmar

Reviewed on: 16 Sep 2019

Beautiful hotel and grounds. Great service. Rooms just adequate.
Travel Advisor:  Marlene Kraft


By: japp

Reviewed on: 29 Sep 2019

loved gold level service, private room and our view was perfection, service and facilities exceeded expectations
Travel Advisor:  Mary Porter


By: Bonbon336

Reviewed on: 13 Oct 2019

Wonderful hotel but was glad we were on the club level for a little more peace and quiet. The main lobby of the hotel is very, very busy.
Travel Advisor:  Sharon Betts

Rockies Adventure

By: Worldtraveller

Reviewed on: 04 Nov 2019

What a fabulous hotel in a spectacular location! We were upgraded to a Junior Suite with a view out to the lake. Though we were there only one night it was a great experience.