Sister hotel to the most famous of all hotels in Banff, the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise has without doubt one of the most stunning locations anywhere in the Rockies. Lying right on the shore of Lake Louise, the views of the lake and the glaciers and peaks beyond are simply unbeatable. Opportunities for walking and hiking abound in the immediate vicinity of this hotel, and canoe trips and horseback riding are equally convenient. In the winter the local network of cross country ski trails are some of the best in Banff National Park, ice skating takes place on the frozen lake, and the world class Lake Louise ski resort is just a 15 min ski bus ride away.
The hotel offers various sizes of rooms and suites, each elegantly appointed, but the most important decision you make may not be about the size of the room but whether you choose a lake view. If you are looking for the utmost in luxury, you should consider the Fairmont Gold floor, which is almost like staying in a high-end boutique hotel while enjoying the facilities of a large resort hotel.
The restaurants at the Chateau are some of the best in Lake Louise and offer fantastic variety ranging from German/Swiss style food in the Walliser Stube to the fine dining experience in the Fairview Dining Room. More casual fare can be found at the Glacier Saloon or the Chateau Deli.
For more information and for reservations, visit their website at www.fairmont.com/lakelouise/
If you are looking for reasonably priced hotels in Lake Louise in a good location, you may want to consider a close look at the Lake Louise Inn. Spread between several buildings just a short walk from the village of Lake Louise, the accommodation ranges from hotel style rooms of varying sizes and bed configurations, to a variety of suites with kitchen facilities, living/dining area and fireplace.
Within the main lodge you will find an indoor swimming pool, steam room, and whirl pool. The dining facilities include Legends Restaurant which is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and the Timberwolf Pizza and Pasta Cafe which is open in the evening. The Explorer’s Lounge is a great spot for a drink or bar food and is particularly popular for apres ski.
The Lake Louise Inn is one of the more popular in the winter and skiers and snowboarders will be happy to know that the ski bus comes right to the door.
For more information and reservations visit their website at www.lakelouiseinn.com.