What are the best places to stay in Banff & Lake Louise?

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While Canada is filled with all kinds of luxury hotels, the Banff & Lake Louise area is home to just a few. Whether you are here in the summer or the winter, Fairmont Château Lake Louise is a picturesque hotel that’s ideal for a mountain getaway. Cozied at the base of Lake Louise Ski Area and on the shore of the eponymous lake, the Fairmont Château showcases 550 rooms with ski in/ski out privileges. As you step foot inside this castle in Alberta, you’ll be at the crossroads of European flair and Canadian hospitality.

As you venture farther into Banff National Forest, you’ll stumble upon Fairmont Banff Springs. Built in 1888, this Alberta hotel flaunts a fabulous golf course, a Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star spa and plenty more amenities in its 770 rooms. And we can’t forget about The Banffshire Club, the hotel’s Four-Star restaurant.

Checking in to The Post Hotel & Spa feels as if you've arrived at Canadian chalet — probably because you have. The historic hotel, which is part of the presitigious Relais & Châteaux group, opened its doors in 1942. With easy access to Lake Louise's top-notch slopes, skiers will be in hog heaven. And when it's time to refuel, head to the hotel's Forbes Travel Guide Four-Star Post Hotel Dining Room.

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