I'm planning to travel to the Canadian Rockies this summer. I called the hotels, but their answers were too officialese and diplomatic.
Courtney Brown writes that they're apart by just "a forty minute drive Northwest from Banff". Why did Fairmont build two hotels so close? I know that Lake Louise ("LL") overlooks the eponymous lake.
What are their differences?
Enjoy Banff says that for Banff Springs
Cons: While the guest rooms can be quite small, the property is HUGE.
and for LL
Cons: The location is slightly remote, and there is not a lot of “town” in Lake Louise compared to Banff. Once you are there, there isn’t too much besides the amazing outdoors nearby.
I would choose the Banff Springs ,, service is better
- the standard rooms at Lake Louse are tiny (abotu the size of a closet) and are nothing to get excited about, definitely not on par with the rest of the Fairmont hotels
My vote is for the BSH. The hotel is waaay better IMHO and in a different league in terms of character and there is waaay more to do in Banff when you aren't hiking.