Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown, Canada

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Updated: March 5, 2020

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Review of Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown, Canada.

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown – Modern 4-star hotel in a great downtown location.

Stylish downtown hotel with amazing views of the Bow River. Rooms and suites are modern, spacious, comfortable, and well-appointed, and some even feature jetted tubs. The in-house restaurant shares space, with a bar and a very inviting lounge area, is family-friendly and has a relaxed, casual atmosphere. The hotel is in an ideal location, with excellent proximity to the Bow River and RiverWalk, popular for walking, jogging, and biking. It is also interconnected to the +15 walkway, just steps to Olympic Plaza, and a short walk to Stephen Avenue and the arts and entertainment district, including Glenbow Museum and Theatre Calgary.

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown – Location

  • Address: 209 4th Ave SE, Calgary T2G 0C6.
  • Area: Corner of 1st Street SE and 4th Avenue SE. 3 blocks to Telus Convention Centre (0.4 mile, 9-minute walk), 2 blocks to Bow River and RiverWalk (0.2 mile, 4-minute walk), and 2 blocks to Chinatown (0.3 mile, 6-minute walk). Close to the CTrain (light rail) station for easy access to Calgary Zoo, Calgary Stampede, and Saddledome arena. Across the street from Olympic Plaza with a children’s outdoor waterpark and outdoor ice rink (seasonal). The hotel is interconnected to +15 skyway (enclosed above-ground walkway).
  • How To Get There: Nearest CTrain station is City Hall (0.3 mile, 6-minute walk). Note: The downtown CTrain corridor along 7th Avenue is free (no fare required 24/7) and leashed dogs can travel on the CTrain for free.
  • Handy To: Calgary Tower, Stephen Avenue Walk, RiverWalk, Prince’s Island Park, CORE Shopping Centre.

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown – The Basics

  • Ages: Guests of all ages are welcome and cribs are available. Children’s menu in the restaurant.
  • Pet Policy: Up to 2 pets per room for a combined weight of 23kg (50lbs). CA$35 per stay up to 5 nights/CA$210 for 6+ nights.
  • View: Amazing river views (north) and excellent city views (south) from higher floors.
  • Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools or jacuzzis. Rooms on the lower floors have bathtubs; some have jetted tubs.
  • Laundry: Valet dry-cleaning services available.
  • Wi-Fi: Complimentary Wi-Fi.
  • Parking: Nightly on-site valet parking for CA$32 (self CA$22) Sunday-Thursday and CA$25 (self CA$15) Friday-Saturday.
  • Extras: Complimentary bottled water. All rooms have windows that open to let in fresh air.
  • When To Book: Book 2-3 months in advance for May-September, and 6 months in advance for the Calgary Stampede.
  • How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
  • Phone: 403-266-1980
  • Email: Send email via the Marriott website.
  • Website: marriott.com

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown – Amenities

  • Pool: Indoor pool and hot tub.
  • Spa: No spa.
  • Fitness Center: Large, well-equipped fitness center with separate yoga studio. Open 24/7.
  • For Disabled Guests: Some mobility accessible rooms.

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown – Food and Drink

  • Restaurant: Shoe & Canoe Public House – Large and airy open space offering family-style dining with a Canadian menu. Shared space with a lounge area and designated bar seating. Open 6.30 am-midnight (1 am Friday and Saturday).
  • Café: There is a Starbucks on-site.
  • Bar/Lounge: Shoe & Canoe Public House includes a full-service bar with designated seating, craft beers, and signature cocktails. The shared lounge area has comfy seating, including sofas. Try the in-house Stargazer Irish Pale Ale.
  • Breakfast: Full American breakfast for CA$17. Grab-n-Go breakfast from CA$12.
  • Room Service: 24-hour room service from a limited menu (Simple Eats) and packed in a to-go bag.

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown – Rooms

  • Room Types: Guest Room (1 King/2 Queens) ● Deluxe Guest Room (1 King/2 Queens) ● Junior Suite ● 1 Bedroom Junior Suite ● Studio Suite
  • Smoking Rooms: The hotel is 100% smoke-free.
  • Best Room: The 1 Bedroom Junior Suite has a separate living room with a dining area and a sofa bed and can sleep 4 comfortably. Rooms on the lower floors have bathtub-shower combos and those on the higher floors offer amazing city/river views. Marriott Platinum members can access Elite Pantry, open 24/7, and enjoy complimentary snacks and lounge access. Note: Access cannot be purchased, only earned via member points.
  • For Families: Many rooms can sleep up to 4 people as they either have 2 double beds or a double bed and a sofa bed. Adjoining rooms are available.

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown – What’s Nearby

Recommended Nearby Tours

  • Calgary Downtown Intro Walking Tour – Excellent walking tour of Calgary’s downtown and its history, public art, sculptures, +15 skywalk system, and Chinatown. Starting point: Calgary Municipal Plaza (0.3 mile, 7-minute walk).
  • Xploring Calgary Bus Tour – Very interesting and informative bus tour (passenger van, 12 guests) of Canada Olympic Park, Lougheed House, Stampede Park, Fort Calgary, and downtown Calgary. Starting point: Calgary Tower (0.5 mile, 10-minute walk).
  • Stampede Art and Wild West Walking Tour – This excellent walking tour highlights Calgary Stampede’s history, the wall murals and sculptures on the Stampede grounds, chuckwagon races, and the rodeo. Starting point: Stampede Gate inside Stampede Grounds (1 mile, 19-minute walk).

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • Booker’s BBQ Grill & Crab Shack – Casual and upbeat BBQ and crab shack. Slow smoked Alberta chicken, beef, and pork. Fresh and delicious seafood. 5-minute walk (0.2 mile).
  • Charbar – Upscale restaurant focused around its Argentine wood-fired grill and located in the magnificently-restored historic Simmons building. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).

Best Nearby Cafés

  • Phil & Sebastian – Located on Stephen Avenue Walk. They are proudly coffee-obsessed and brew fresh coffee right in front of the customers. 9-minute walk (0.4 mile).
  • Sidewalk Citizen Bakery – Serves an excellent range of organic sourdough bread, pastries, sandwiches, soups, and salads. Located in the Simmons building. 12-minute walk (0.6 mile).

Best Nearby Bar

Nearby Shopping & Cool Shops

  • Stephen Avenue Walk – Pedestrian mall that’s an energetic mix of retail, historical, and cultural destinations – all located on 8 Avenue SW, between 4 Street SW and 1 Street SE.6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
  • CORE Shopping Centre – 140+ stores spanning several city blocks, including the flagship stores of Holt Renfrew, Harry Rosen, Simons, and The Bay. Home to the Devonian Gardens. Weekends: Free parking for the first 3 hours (starting at mall opening) and a CA$2 flat rate applies thereafter. Weekdays: Free parking after 3 pm. Valet parking is complimentary, however parking fare (for stall) will still apply. 14-minute walk (0.7 mile).

Nearby Attractions

  • Calgary Tower – Observation tower offering fantastic 360-degree views of the city. For the brave, there is an area with a glass floor looking straight down. Also a restaurant/lounge which offers a full rotating view of the city as it revolves once every 45 minutes during lunchtime and every hour during dinner service. Tip: Your elevation fare is complimentary when you order an entrée from the restaurant. 10-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Studio Bell, National Music Centre – Museum of instruments and memorabilia with interactive exhibits for all ages. Test how good your singing really is in the sound booth, play various instruments, and tour the Rolling Stones Mobile Studio. Tons of cool artifacts. Some fun exhibits for the kids in the Bodyphonic gallery, especially where the room is the instrument and you see sound move as you use your hands and feet to control the tone. The kids love this one. 12-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Devonian Gardens – The top level of CORE shopping center is home to Devonian Gardens, a large and popular indoor botanical garden with a children’s play area. 14-minute walk (0.7 mile).
  • Prince’s Island Park – Beautiful and popular island park with picnic spots and several gardens, and also where several festivals are held, including Canada Day celebrations and Calgary Folk Festival. The only way to get to the island is via one of the many pedestrian bridges. The bike and pedestrian Peace Bridge nearby is an architectural marvel. 15-minute walk (0.8 mile).

Nearby Markets or Grocery Stores

  • Sunterra Market Keynote – Grocery store with gourmet cafeteria-style self-serve, including a coffee bar, large salad bar, and a variety of ready-made meals. 3rd-floor restaurant, MARKETBar, is a full-service bar/restaurant offering a rooftop patio with city views. 12-minute walk (0.6 mile).
  • Safeway – Large supermarket with deli, bakery, and on-site Starbucks. 7-minute drive (2 miles).

Delta Hotels Calgary Downtown – The Hotel

The hotel has a distinctive exterior.

The tall brown building of the hotel is very distinctive.

The lobby is small and bright.

The small and bright lobby offers limited seating.

Standard King rooms have a stylish decor.

Standard King rooms are well-appointed and sport stylish décor with dark grays, warm golds, and browns.

The modern bathrooms come with showers.

The bathrooms are modern and feature glass-enclosed shower areas.

Deluxe King rooms have separate living areas.

Deluxe King Rooms are stylish as well and feature separate living areas.

Bathrooms have rain showers.

Bathrooms are similar and come with rain showers.

South-facing rooms offer views of the city.

South-facing rooms offer city views.

North-facing rooms overlook the Bow River.

North-facing rooms have better views as they overlook Bow River and beyond.

Shoe & Canoe Public House Restaurant is casual.

Shoe & Canoe Public House Restaurant has lots of sitting options, including by a large fireplace.

The restaurant offers family-style dining.

It offers casual and family-style dining.

The bar shares space with the restaurant.

Shoe & Canoe Public House Bar is in an open shared space with the restaurant and lounge area.

The indoor pool is large.

There is a large indoor pool with a hot tub.

The gym is well-equipped.

The fitness room is large, bright, and well-equipped.

There are a lot of public art installations in the city.

Public art installations such as this can be found across downtown.

Studio Bell is the home of the National Music Centre.

Studio Bell, National Music Centre showcases musical instruments and has several fun and interactive exhibits.

It has several interactive musical exhibits for children.

Some rooms act as musical instruments and kids, especially, have lots of fun using their hands and legs to play music.

Charbar serves Argentinian, Spanish, and Italian dishes.

Charbar is known for its Argentine wood-fired meat dishes.

Last Best Brewing & Distilling serves its own craft beer.

Last Best Brewing & Distilling serves excellent in-house craft beer and pub-fare.

Trolley 5 is another great craft brewery.

The 2-level Trolley 5 brewery serves its own craft beer and has an outdoor patio as well.

Stephen Avenue is a large pedestrian mall on 8th Avenue SW.

8 Avenue SW, stretching between 4 Street SW and 1 Street SE is a major pedestrian mall known as Stephen Avenue Walk.

Sidewalk Citizen Bakery serves good light meals.

Sidewalk Citizen Bakery serves great light meals. One of its branches is on Stephen Avenue Walk.

Safeway supermarket has a deli, bakery, and Starbucks.

Safeway supermarket is popular because it also has an on-site deli, bakery, and Starbucks.

Devonian Gardens are located in the CORE Shopping Centre.

CORE Shopping Centre is huge and features Devonian Gardens as well as free parking.

Devonian Gardens is located in the CORE Shopping Centre.

Devonian Gardens is a huge indoor botanical garden with ponds, waterfall, and children’s play area.

Harley Hotchkiss Gardens are an urban oasis.

Need a break from shopping? Check out the outdoor green space of Harley Hotchkiss Gardens with benches nestled amongst downtown office towers. Located just across the 7th Ave (CTrain line) from CORE Shopping Centre.

Calgary Tower offers amazing views.

Calgary Tower offers fantastic 360-degree views of the city.

RiverWalk is a picturesque place to walk to ride a bike.

RiverWalk is an attractive 4 km (2.5 miles) urban pathway along the banks of the Bow and Elbow Rivers. It’s a beautiful spot for a stroll or to ride a pedal/electric bike.

Prince's Island Park is a beautiful and very popular park in downtown Calgary.

Prince’s Island Park is a beautiful and very popular park in downtown Calgary.

The Peace Bridge is an iconic pedestrian bridge.

If you would rather see the Peace Bridge instead, continue walking west past the pedestrian bridge for about 12 minutes.

Crescent Heights offers great views of Calgary.

Climb the stairs to Crescent Heights for an incredible view of the Calgary downtown skyline.

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