Fairfield Inn & Suites in Calgary, Canada

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Updated: May 5, 2021
By Santorini Dave

• Location: 12th Avenue SW, opposite Memorial Park Library.
• Hotel website: marriott.com
• Hotel phone: 403-351-6500
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Review of Fairfield Inn & Suites in Calgary, Canada.

The Fairfield features good value, spacious, and comfortable rooms with microwaves and modern bathrooms and 2 good restaurants in the Beltline neighborhood.

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.

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Fairfield Inn & Suites – Location

  • Area: Corner of 2nd Street SW and 12th Avenue SW. Short walk to Calgary Tower and the CTrain (light rail) station. 1 km to Saddledome and the Calgary Stampede grounds.
  • Address: 239 12th Avenue SW.
  • Nearest CTrain: 1st Street SW (700m) and 3rd Street SW (1 km).
  • How to Get There: Catch the CTrain to 3rd Street SW (eastbound, 7th Avenue, 1 km) or 1st Street SW (westbound, 7th Avenue, 700m). 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.
  • 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) • List of all Rooms
  • 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 (700m).
  • 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 (1 km).
  • 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 km).

Best Nearby Restaurants

  • 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. (150m).
  • Ten Foot Henry – 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. (200m).
  • Red’s Diner – Casual, homey diner with friendly service, open for breakfast and lunch. Famous for their Eggs Benedict. (500m).
  • 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. (1 km).
  • Bonterra Trattoria – Casual Italian fare in a Tuscan-style décor. Beet salad is outstanding and so is the beautiful outdoor patio. (1 km).
  • 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. (1 km).
  • The Coup – Ethical vegetarian restaurant focusing on organic, local, and made-from-scratch foods and drinks. Small outdoor patio. (1.5 km).

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. (600m).
  • 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. (1 km).

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. (600m).
  • 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. (1 km).

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. (600m).
  • The Cookbook Co. Cooks – Kitchen gadgets your thing? Check out this little shop. Includes wine store and bakery downstairs. Cooking classes available. (800m).
  • 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. (1 km).
  • Steeling Home – A treasure trove of unique gifts, souvenirs, and knick-knacks on 17th Avenue. (1.5 km).

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. (700m).
  • 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. (1 km).
  • 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. (1.5 km).
  • 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. (2 km).

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. (500m).
  • Safeway – Large supermarket with deli, bakery, and on-site Starbucks. (1 km).
  • Kalamata Grocery – A charming Mediterranean grocery store renowned especially for its authentic Feta cheese and the best olives around. (1.5 km).

Fairfield Inn & Suites – The Hotel

Native Tongues and The Beltliner are by the entrance.

The entrance is flanked by Native Tongues Taqueria on the left and The Beltliner on the right.

The lobby is split into 2 levels.

The lobby has 2 levels. The second level features the front desk, a bigger sitting area, and the breakfast room.

Standard King Rooms are very modern.

Standard King Rooms have modern décor with a warm ochre and cool turquoise palette.

Bathrooms have shower cubicles.

Bathrooms feature glass shower enclosures.

1 Bedroom Suite has a separate living area.

This 1 Bedroom Suite has 2 Queen beds, a sofa bed, and a separate living area.

The bathrooms are spacious.

The suite bathrooms are spacious and feature showers.

Complimentary breakfast is served every morning.

Complimentary hot and cold continental breakfast is served in the Breakfast Room every morning.

The hotel has a Business Center as well.

The Business Center is in the Breakfast Room.

The Beltliner serves comfort food.

The Beltliner is in the same building as the hotel and serves comfort food.

Complimentary chilled towels are offered in the small gym.

The fitness room is small but bright and functional and offers complimentary chilled towels.

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 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.

Ten Foot Henry has a family-style menu.

Next door, Ten Foot Henry serves family-style dishes with a focus on vegetables.

The Coup is a great vegetarian restaurant.

The Coup is a great vegetarian place that uses only local, organic ingredients.

Vintage Chophouse & Tavern is an excellent steakhouse.

Vintage Chophouse & Tavern is one of the best steakhouses in Calgary and has received multiple awards.

Una Pizza & Wine is known for its thin crust pizzas.

Una Pizza & Wine serves great thin crust pizzas. Romantic Frenchie Wine Bar is at the back of the restaurant.

Bonterra offers excellent Italian fare.

The fantastic Bonterra Italian Trattoria offers indoor casual dining, outdoor Tuscan terrace, and a private Wine Room.

Posto serves great pizzas.

Next door, Posto offers inspired pizzas and cocktail/wine tastings. It has a small outdoor patio as well.

Red's Diner is a classic all-day diner.

Come for all-day breakfast, signature salads, classic burgers, and especially Eggs Benedict at Red’s Diner.

Village Ice Cream is famous for its homemade ice cream.

Popular homemade ice cream place Village Ice Cream can be found at the end of 10th Avenue SE.

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.

Deville Coffee serves really good coffee.

Deville Coffee call themselves coffee crafters and baked goods dreamers. This branch is steps from Stephen Avenue Walk.

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.

Devonian Gardens are located in the CORE Shopping Centre.

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

Steeling Home sells unique gifts and souvenirs.

For souvenirs, memorabilia, gifts, and surprises, look no further than Steeling Home.

The Cookbook Co. Cooks sells ingredients, gadgets, and cookbooks.

For exotic ingredients, unique cooking utensils, and cookbooks, come to The Cookbook Co. Cooks. Wine store and bakery on-site.

Kalamata Grocery sells amazing Mediterranean products.

Kalamata Grocery is a charming Mediterranean grocery store selling authentic feta cheese and amazing olives.

Safeway supermarket has a deli, bakery, and Starbucks.

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

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