There are countless offerings for lodging in Alberta, ranging from the affordable to the luxurious. For those who want to experience a hint of extravagance on their vacation or relocation mission, here is a list of hotels, resorts, châteaus, and lodges that will suit your every need and desire.
1. Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel
Located in Banff National Park, this luxury mountain resort is open year-round and offers picturesque alpine views. There are 757 guest rooms and suites, ranging from cozy and quiet corner rooms to immaculate, airy suites with mountain views. The exterior of the hotel has the look of a mysterious castle tucked away into the wilderness, bursting with intrigue and romantic vitality.
2. Moose Hotel and Suites
This great place to stay is located in downtown Banff. Featuring 174 guest rooms, amenities including the Meadow Spa and pool and rooftop hot pools, and Pacini’s Italian Restaurant, Moose Hotel and Suites is the perfect place for someone looking for an authentic and comforting experience in Banff. The exterior has the look of an old-fashioned lodge of wood and stone, emanating warmth and visions of guests in cozy sweaters with hot cocoa inside.
3. Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
While the exterior presentation of this favored mountain lodge is pretty tame, the offerings are quite a deal. One in the Marriott chains series of “Autograph” hotels which are meant to capture the flavor of the particular landscape they reside within, this lodge is located in Kananaskis village, which offers spectacular views of the Canadian Rockies and wilderness immersion. This upscale lodge is perfect for those looking to golf, ski, ride horses, and have an overall elegant experience in Alberta.
4. Fairmont Château Lake Louise
While sharing the fairly droll architectural exterior nature as the above listed hotel, this location makes up for it by being smack-dab on the shoreline of the famously-turquoise and sublime
Lake Louise. It is also mere steps from Icefields Parkway. There is a spa, healthclub, pool, and spa tub, among many other amenities.
5. The Rimrock Resort Hotel
This resort has the look of a European hotel, nestled in between the spruces and pines to show a sparkle of human activity amid a vast wilderness. Another lodging location within the Banff National Park, this hotel offers quick access to the Upper Hot Springs and Banff Gondola. It is also a short drive to the Banff Cascades of Time Gardens and Banff Park Museum.
6. Le Germain Hotel Calgary
This slick hotel in downtown Calgary contrasts with the other entries on this list due to its metropolitan centrality and overall minimalist aesthetic, but it’s perfect for someone looking for clean, comforting, and elegant lodging in the most bustling area of Calgary. The hotel features 143 “boldly designed” rooms equipped with eco-friendly technology. Chances are that your stay here will embolden you to look into Calgary Homes For Sale, since the city is the ideal midpoint between urban and rural life, being close enough to Banff and the Rocky Mountains for frequent day trips.