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Updated: March 19, 2020
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Calgary Hotels – Tips and Advice
- Where to Stay in Calgary: Downtown – Best attractions, shops, and restaurants. • 17th Avenue SW – Nightlife and Stampede Grounds. • Kananaskis Village – Nature lovers’ paradise.
- Booking.com: The best website to book hotels in Calgary.
- Best Luxury Hotels in Calgary: Fairmont Palliser – Historic and super luxurious. • Hyatt Regency Calgary – Luxurious hotel in an excellent location. • Sheraton Suites Eau Claire – Opulent all-suite hotel. • Le Germain – Swanky downtown hotel.
- Best New Hotel in Calgary: Alt Hotel Calgary East Village – Boutique hotel by the RiverWalk.
The 14 Best Hotels in Calgary
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1. Fairmont Palliser – Downtown
The Fairmont Palliser is a magnificent historic hotel that has been a Calgary landmark for over a century. The main lobby and bar are stunning and it feels more like a palace with its grand foyer, marble pillars, massively high ceilings, and lavish design. The comfortable rooms have been modernized while maintaining their traditional décor. The exquisite pool is popular with all ages and the full-service spa is among the top spas in the city. The hotel is adjacent to the Calgary Tower and just steps to Stephen Avenue Walk, the CORE Shopping Centre, and the arts and entertainment district. It’s also connected to the +15 skywalk and just two blocks to a CTrain station for access to Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark, and the Calgary Stampede grounds.
Map • Hotel phone: 403-262-1234 • Review of Fairmont Palliser
2. Hyatt Regency Calgary – Downtown
This outstanding hotel has a vibe of luxury and opulence with high-end and elegant décor throughout as well as modern and upscale rooms. The indoor pool has amazing city views to the east and the spa is one of the best in the city. Two restaurants are on-site, including an upscale steakhouse. Superb central location, only one block from Calgary Tower, and just steps to popular Stephen Avenue Walk, renowned for its hip restaurants, bars, shopping, and the arts and entertainment district. The hotel is connected to the Telus Convention Centre, Glenbow Museum, and Theatre Calgary with direct access to the +15 skywalk. At the Hyatt’s north entrance is a CTrain station which connects to Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark, and the Calgary Stampede grounds.
Map • Hotel phone: 403-717-1234 • Review of Hyatt Regency Calgary
3. Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire – Eau Claire
The Sheraton Suites is a luxurious and sophisticated all-suite hotel. All modern suites feature elegant décor and separate living quarters with sofas, work desks, and partial kitchens. The indoor pool and waterslide are a bonus, if you are traveling with kids. They offer dog-friendly rooms, complimentary dog bowls and beds, and no pet fees, though cats are not permitted. There is an on-site restaurant with an outdoor patio as well as an Irish pub. The hotel’s location is ideal for accessing Prince’s Island Park and the beautiful RiverWalk. The major shopping area and the arts and entertainment district in downtown as well as a CTrain station are just a short walk away.
Map • Hotel phone: 403-266-7200 • Review of Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
4. Le Germain Hotel – Downtown
Contemporary, swanky, and upscale, Le Germain is one of Calgary’s most luxurious hotels with spacious and modern rooms. Their classy lounge is an ideal spot to sip cocktails and watch the hustle and bustle of the ever busy 9th Avenue. The amazing on-site restaurant specializes in rotisserie and broiled meat dishes and, especially, Alberta beef steaks. Complimentary breakfast is served every morning. Superb central downtown location, across the street from the Calgary Tower, and steps to Stephen Avenue Walk for shops, eateries, pubs, and the arts and entertainment district.
Map • Hotel phone: 877-362-8990 • Review of Le Germain Hotel
5. Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge – Kananaskis Village
Nestled in the pristine wilderness of the Canadian Rockies, the lodge is surrounded by an alpine forest and rugged mountain peaks. Away from the hustle and bustle of Calgary, the setting is peaceful and the landscape, spectacular. This modern and casually elegant lodge was renovated in 2018. There are three in-house restaurants and the extraordinary adults-only Nordic spa features five outdoor pools, five steam and sauna cabins, exfoliation room, and winterized hammocks. The spa’s bistro is divine with comfy sofas, rustic décor, and huge windows that can retract in the summertime. Additionally, there are numerous activities and outdoor classes for children, children’s water slides by the pool, and children six and under eat free. Child care and pet-sitting services are also available.
Map • Hotel phone: 403-591-7711 • Review of Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
6. Hotel Arts – Beltline
This contemporary and stylish boutique hotel has a sleek décor with modern art and use of bold colors throughout. Their two award-winning restaurants are upscale and popular. This is the only hotel in Calgary with an outdoor pool (covered for off-season use), which has been beautifully renovated, and offers poolside dining, cocktails, and a Patio Bar in a posh setting. Located in Calgary’s downtown Beltline district, it’s just a short walk to all the amenities in the downtown core including Stephen Avenue Walk, and five blocks to the hip and trendy 17th Avenue.
Map • Hotel phone: 403-266-4611 • Review of Hotel Arts
7. The Westin Calgary – Eau Claire
This long-standing Calgary hotel has a polished enduring quality to it and offers modern and comfortable rooms, some with balconies. There are two in-house restaurants, including an excellent steakhouse and bar. A Starbucks outlet is also on-site. It’s connected to the +15 skywalk and most of the downtown office towers and is only a short walk to the CORE Shopping Centre and the CTrain station on 7th Avenue. It’s also located just two blocks from Prince’s Island Park, a beautiful large downtown park and green space with paved pathways and flower gardens and also home to many outdoor festivals such as the Calgary Folk Festival.
Map • Hotel phone: 403-266-1611 • Review of The Westin Calgary
8. Calgary Marriott Downtown – Downtown
Calgary Marriott Downtown is in a prime central location, across the street from the Calgary Tower, and is connected to the Glenbow Museum and Telus Convention Centre. Its rooms feature a modern décor and are in soft pastel hues of blue, gray, and brown. Two restaurants are on-site, one with a nice whiskey bar. Within the hotel lobby, the licensed Great Room provides a great spot to relax and sip cocktails. The location offers excellent access to Stephen Avenue Walk for a variety of shops, eateries, pubs, the CORE Shopping Centre, and the arts and entertainment district, including Theatre Calgary. A CTrain station is just two blocks away.
Map • Hotel phone: 403-266-7331 • Review of Calgary Marriott Downtown
9. Alt Hotel Calgary East Village – East Village
This new boutique hotel in Calgary’s revitalized East Village offers spectacular views of the Bow River. The historic area is undergoing a huge transformation where hip eateries, several live music venues, and attractions like Studio Bell are just a few blocks away. The hotel’s standard rooms are compact but definitely comfortable, and feature a contemporary design. Dark-colored walls and ceilings give the rooms a sleek and dramatic feel. Its location provides superb access to the beautiful RiverWalk and it is also very close to the downtown core, Stephen Avenue Walk, and the arts and entertainment district. The nearest CTrain station offering access to Calgary Zoo, Telus Spark, and the Calgary Stampede grounds is two blocks away.
Map • Hotel phone: 587-441-6635 • Review of Alt Hotel Calgary East Village
10. Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown – Chinatown
Modern and stylish central downtown hotel with recently-renovated rooms and amazing views of the Bow River. Their in-house restaurant is family-friendly and has a relaxed and casual vibe. There is an indoor pool and hot tub, as well as a large and bright fitness room. The hotel’s location provides excellent proximity to the Bow River with its beautiful RiverWalk pathway, popular for walking, jogging, and cycling. The hotel is connected to the +15 skywalk and is just steps from the Olympic Plaza. Also close by is the CTrain line on 7th Avenue and Stephen Avenue Walk where you will find a variety of shops, eateries, pubs, the CORE Shopping Centre, and the arts and entertainment district.
Map • Hotel phone: 403-266-1980 • Review of Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown
11. Hotel Arts Kensington – Kensington
This upscale boutique hotel is located in the trendy neighborhood of Kensington and is on the north side of the 10th Street Bridge from Calgary’s downtown core. The small hotel overlooks the beautiful Bow River and is a lovely two-story building with nineteen guest rooms. All the rooms and suites are modern and attractive, with most offering gas fireplaces and small garden patios with lovely French doors. The in-house restaurant is small and charming with its French doors and open kitchen. The Oxbow Lounge is contemporary and elegant and offers an outdoor patio.
Map • Hotel phone: 403-228-4442 • Review of Hotel Arts Kensington
12. Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown – East Village
Homewood Suites is a boutique hotel in Calgary’s revitalized East Village. This historic area is currently undergoing a huge transformation where hip eateries, several live music venues, and attractions like Studio Bell are just a few blocks away. The hotel is a short walk to the downtown core and its many restaurants, bars, and shops along Stephen Avenue Walk, including the CORE Shopping Centre. The hotel rooms are spacious, modern, clean, and comfortable, and offer full kitchens. Its location offers excellent access to RiverWalk along the Bow River, as well as the nearby City Hall CTrain station from where it’s only two stops to the Calgary Zoo and Telus Spark.
Map • Hotel phone: 587-352-5500 • Review of Homewood Suites by Hilton Calgary Downtown
13. Fairfield Inn & Suites – Beltline
The Fairfield Inn is located in the Beltline, just a short walk to the Calgary Tower and businesses and shopping in the downtown core, including Stephen Avenue Walk. Many restaurants and bars are close by, as are several art galleries and unique home décor and furniture stores along 11th Avenue, dubbed the Design District. Rooms are comfortable and modern and a complimentary breakfast is served in a stylish breakfast room in the upper lobby. Two popular restaurants are on-site, a casual diner and a Mexican taqueria. The hip and trendy 17th Avenue, known for its dynamic restaurants, cool shops, popular coffee houses, and vibrant nightlife is just five blocks south of the hotel.
Map • Hotel phone: 403-351-6500 • Review of Fairfield Inn & Suites
14. Hotel Elan – 17th Avenue SW
Converted from an apartment building and set in a residential neighborhood, this hotel gives a feeling of a home away from home. Rooms are clean and comfortable and feature heated bathroom floors and heated toilet seats. It offers complimentary hot and cold continental breakfast in a diner-style space with an outdoor patio. Just steps to 17th Avenue, the trendy and hip area known for its dynamic restaurants, unique shops, coffee houses, and vibrant nightlife. And a short walk to the closest CTrain station, Calgary Tower, and Stephen Avenue Walk.
Map • Hotel phone: 403-229-2040 • Review of Hotel Elan
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