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Updated: March 6, 2020
Fairfield Inn & Suites – A modern good-value getaway in downtown Calgary.
The Fairfield Inn is located in the hip Beltline area and provides easy access to shopping or business in the downtown core. The rooms are comfortable and modern and the suites have spacious living rooms. A complimentary breakfast, served in a bright and stylish room in the upper lobby, chilled towels in the fitness center, and a business center are a few value-additions offered to the guests. Two popular eateries are on-site, one offering casual comfort fare and the other authentic Mexican. The hip and trendy 17th Avenue, known for its dynamic restaurants, unique shops, popular coffee houses, and vibrant nightlife, is just a few blocks south of the hotel.
Fairfield Inn & Suites – Location
- Address: 239 12th Avenue SW, Calgary T2R 1H7.
- Area: Corner of 2nd Street SW and 12th Avenue SW. Short walk to Calgary Tower and the CTrain (light rail) station. 15-minute walk (0.7 mile) to Saddledome and the Calgary Stampede grounds.
- How To Get There: Nearest CTrain stations are 3rd Street SW (eastbound, 7th Avenue, 0.5 mile, 11-minute walk) and 1st Street SW (westbound, 7th Avenue, 0.4 mile, 9-minute walk). Note: The downtown CTrain corridor along 7th Avenue is free (no fare required 24/7).
- Handy To: Calgary Tower, Stephen Avenue Walk, CORE Shopping Centre, Stampede grounds.
Fairfield Inn & Suites – The Basics
- Ages: Guests of all ages are welcome and cribs are available on request. Special children’s menu in The Beltliner.
- Pet Policy: No pets allowed.
- View: All rooms offer city views.
- Private Pools/Jacuzzis: No private pools or jacuzzis.
- Wi-Fi: Complimentary Wi-Fi.
- Parking: Valet parking for CA$35 per day.
- Laundry: On-site laundry and valet dry-cleaning.
- Extras: Complimentary hot and cold breakfast. Business center in the upper lobby.
- When To Book: Book 3-4 months in advance, especially for the Calgary Stampede (10 days in early July).
- How to Book: Booking.com will have the best rates.
- Phone: 403-351-6500
- Email: Send email via the Marriott website.
- Website: marriott.com
Fairfield Inn & Suites – Amenities
- Pool: No pool.
- Spa: No spa.
- Fitness Center: Small but functional. Chilled towels available.
- For Disabled Guests: The 1 Bedroom Suite (King) category has accessible rooms with roll-in showers.
Fairfield Inn & Suites – Food and Drink
- Restaurants: The Beltliner – Modern and casual diner offering comfort food with lots of vegetarian and gluten-free options and a children’s menu. Special to-go counter as well. Outdoor patio. ● Native Tongues Taqueria – Rustic and upscale cantina known for its excellent Mexican food, family-style tacos, cocktails, and mezcal and tequila tastings.
- Bar/Lounge: No bar.
- Breakfast: Complimentary hot and cold breakfast daily in the bright and welcoming upper lobby.
- Room Service: No room service.
Fairfield Inn & Suites – Rooms
- Room Types: Guest Room (1 King/2 Queens) ● 1 Bedroom Suite (1 King/2 Queens)
- Smoking Rooms: The hotel is 100% smoke-free.
- Best Room: The 1 Bedroom Suite is spacious and features a separate living room with a sofa bed, work desk, and small kitchenette.
- For Families: The 1 Bedroom Suite (2 Queens) can sleep up to 5 people.
Fairfield Inn & Suites – What’s Nearby
Recommended Nearby Tours
- 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 (0.4 mile, 8-minute walk).
- 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 (0.7 mile, 14-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 (0.7 mile, 14-minute walk).
Best Nearby Restaurants
- Two Penny – Modern Chinese and North American food. Ginger Beef is delicious. Lots of vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options. 2-minute walk (0.1 mile).
- Ten Foot Henry – Next to Two Penny. Vegetable-anchored menu focused on family-style dining (also has a tiny adjoining toast bar, Little Henry, if you are short on time). Scrumptious avocado toast. 2-minute walk (0.1 mile).
- Vintage Chophouse & Tavern – Upscale, dark wood bar with adjoining dining room. Live local bands play (pop/rock and R&B) every Friday and Saturday evenings 10pm-1am. 2-minute walk (0.1 mile).
- Red’s Diner – Casual, homey diner with friendly service, open for breakfast and lunch. Famous for their Eggs Benedict. 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Una Pizza & Wine – Trendy and lively spot serving delicious and creative thin-crust pizzas. Often busy during peak dinner hours; while waiting for a table, check out the romantic and cozy Frenchie Wine Bar located at the back of the restaurant. There is a dog-friendly outdoor patio as well. 12-minute walk (0.6 mile).
- Bonterra Trattoria – Casual Italian fare in a Tuscan-style décor. Beet salad is outstanding and so is the beautiful outdoor patio. 14-minute walk (0.7 mile).
- Posto Pizzeria & Bar – Next to Bonterra Trattoria. Cozy and casual in a rustic atmosphere with a wine bar. Open-flamed pizza oven and some inspired pizzas. Small outdoor patio. 15-minute walk (0.7 mile).
- The Coup – Ethical vegetarian restaurant focusing on organic, local, and made-from-scratch foods and drinks. Small outdoor patio. 18-minute drive (1 mile).
Best Nearby Cafes
- Deville Coffee – Just off Stephen Avenue Walk. If you need a break from the crowds, check out this little oasis, especially the coffeeshop’s second level. Amazing coffee, maybe the best in the city. Locals adore this little place. 7-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Village Ice Cream – Delicious homemade ice cream. A local favorite, so expect long lines during peak summertime hours. Tucked away at the end of 10th Avenue SE. 14-minute walk (0.7 mile).
Best Nearby Bars and Breweries
- Last Best Brewing & Distilling – This contemporary brew pub offers its own brand of in-house beer and delicious pub-fare. Happy hour every day 2-6pm. 8-minute walk (0.4 mile).
- Trolley 5 – Two-level brewery where you can watch the brewing process from any seat. Outdoor patio spills onto the sidewalk and the hustle and bustle of 17th Avenue. 14-minute walk (0.7 mile).
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.8-minute walk (0.4 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. 11-minute walk (0.5 mile).
- The Cookbook Co. Cooks – Kitchen gadgets your thing? Check out this little shop. Includes wine store and bakery downstairs. Cooking classes available. 10-minute walk (0.5 mile).
- Steeling Home – A treasure trove of unique gifts, souvenirs, and knick-knacks on 17th Avenue. 20-minute walk (1 mile).
- 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. 8-minute walk (0.4 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. 11-minute walk (0.5 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. 17-minute walk (1 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. 24-minute walk (1.2 miles).
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. 6-minute walk (0.3 mile).
- Safeway – Large supermarket with deli, bakery, and on-site Starbucks. 12-minute walk (0.6 mile).
- Kalamata Grocery – A charming Mediterranean grocery store renowned especially for its authentic Feta cheese and the best olives around. 22-minute walk (1 mile).
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