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Here we go again with more coverage of Fairmont’s Stay Close offer! Today’s post circles back to the original post when this offer was first revealed – Fairmont’s Canadian mountain resort hotels offering every 2nd night or 2nd room free for the rest of 2020! When this offer came out those four resorts needed to be booked by June 15 for stays until December 31. That booking window has now been extended by a week as you now have until June 22 to book the Stay Close offer at the Fairmont Banff Springs, Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Fairmont Chateau Whistler.

And a recap of how the offer works:

The deal is that you book one night at any of the four hotels and you’ll get a second night free during the same stay. Or you can choose to book two rooms for one night, pay for one room and the second room will be free and so on! The stay must be pre-paid at time of reservation but it is fully refundable (cancel 7 days in advance). Unlike the Whistler golf offer which is only for June this offer is good for the rest of 2020 as long as you book by June 22.

I did a quick search for a 2 night stay at the Banff Springs Hotel in September to see if this is a good deal:

Stay Close Rate: (Book 1 night get 1 free):

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Best Available Rate:

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As you can see the offer does provide significant savings as this isn’t one of those offers where they boost the price and discount it. It is based on the best available rate and they simply charge you 50% of that rate per night. It even provides big savings over the CAA/AA rate.  I also checked the Alberta Residents Rate (B.C. has one as well for Whistler) that provides discounts of up to 30% but I couldn’t find any availability which leads me to believe that Fairmont has actually pulled that deal as they probably expect most of their traffic to be from within the province. I must say I am a little surprised that the daily rates are in the $600 range given the current situation in regards to travel and that these hotels haven’t even reopened for business yet.

If you have been contemplating a stay at one of these hotels this offer is your best bet at achieving some savings but you do need to stay two nights or book two rooms. Even if you have some hesitation you could book now as you can cancel up to a week before with a full refund. I am seriously considering booking the Chateau Lake Louise in fall when all the Larch trees start changing colors – the area is typically insane during that time with access and parking hard to come by but by staying at the hotel that problem can be avoided.

These are the black out dates for each property in regards to this offer:
Banff:  December 23-31, 2020
Jasper: September 10-12, 15-17; October 9-10, 22-24; December 24-26, 30-31, 2020
Lake Louise: July 1-5, 31; August 1-2; September 4-6, 12; December 24-31, 2020
Whislter: August 1; September 5; December 12, 18-31, 2020

For more details or to book this offer you can do so via these links*

* FFB receives a small commission for all stays booked via these links.

Remember that Fairmont Hotels is now part of the ALL Accor Live Limitless program so stays at Fairmont Hotels will rack up points in that program.

Here are the terms & conditions of the offer:

Buy one night and receive a complimentary second night during the same stay. A 1 night prepaid fully-refundable deposit is required. This promotion is subject to availability and may not be combined with any other offers, promotions or packages. For stays through December 31, 2020. Blackout dates may apply.

*You may also use your complimentary night as a second room on the same night. Should you wish to do so, please book a two night stay and then you must call the hotel directly to amend the reservation. The reservation will be amended to have two rooms in the same room category for the price of one for one night.

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