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Where to Stay in Calgary

Calgary offers wide range of accommodation to suit every pocket and budget. One can choose from various places to stay in Calgary downtown or Calgary South (Macleod Trail), Calgary Motel Village or near the airport. Since Calgary is a home to some big corporate houses there is a lot of traffic of business travellers. So here’s a look at some of the choice of hotels for your convenience and information, which we have categorised according to the area. In case if you want to live in the downtown area then you can take your pick from the accommodations listed there and if you are looking to stay near the airport then just take your pick from the hotels mentioned under that list.

Calgary Downtown

Calgary downtown is a vivacious hub with plentiful shopping, various restaurants, and a diverse assortment of accommodation choices. Downtown with its varied choices of accommodation is an ideal place to stay if you are travelling on business as most of the hotels have state of the art business centres. Another and the most important advantage of staying in the downtown area is that the pedestrian walkway system which means that you don’t have to face the weather. Owing to this walkway it is possible to attend all your meetings in one day stop over for lunch and enjoy a fine dining experience at one of the restaurants and return to your room in the night without stepping out in the frigid winter temperatures outside.

The hotels in downtown are of various categories ranging from four stars to even two stars each offering five star facilities in their premises. The first hotel under this category is International Hotel Suites Calgary , located on 4th Avenue, the hotel boasts of modern conveniences with spacious suites in addition to simple and elegant design that inspires relaxation and rejuvenation in your private sanctuary. For the diners’ convenience a diverse round the clock in-suite dining menu is also available.

Another hotel in downtown is The Westin Calgary . The hotel is situated in the heart of Calgary downtown and offers some of the most stunning facilities to its guests like in room spa where the guests can relax and rejuvenate within the comfort of their rooms, and a heated indoor pool should you feel like taking a dip in the water. In case you want to travel with your pet then feel free to book your reservations here as the pet is also a guest here.

In case you want to stay in a budget hotel with five stars amenities then your best bet would be 5 Calgary Downtown Suites . The suites here make you feel like you are living in condos. If you feel like getting pampered then head to Serenité Spa and have a romantic meal at 5th Avenue Grill. Centrally located the hotel is just walking distance away from all the major destinations in downtown.

Are you looking for still cheaper option, want to stay in hotel that offers all the amenities and yet is not too much on pocket then you can choose Regency Suites Hotel . The hotel offers facilities that a traveller wants in a five star hotel at a price of budget hotel. The hotel also offers extended stay accommodation for either few nights or a few months. The ambience is homely and relaxed. The hotel has bright spacious suites with complimentary WiFi connection. In addition to that the hotel is centrally located and all the Calgary attractions are walking distance away from the hotel.

Calgary South (Macleod Trail)

Calgary South or Macleod Trail has a wide range of accommodations which are located on and around the trail. One can choose from full service hotels, to extended stay suite hotels to comfortable inn-style motels in Calgary South. Calgary South has the highest number of restaurants, several nightclubs, and easy access to local businesses in the area. If one chooses to stay in Calgary South one can choose from the various activities like indoor shopping centres, South centre, and the renovated Chinook Centre – one of the largest in Western Canada. Whatever capacity one is travelling one would definitely find this area to their liking. If you are looking for a comfortable stay at an affordable price then you can stay at Calgary South (Macleod Trail).

For your convenience we have listed few of the hotels and inns here that you find appealing for your stay in Calgary South. So the first inn under this category is Days Inn. Situated in the neighbourhood of Calgary South (Macleod Trail) the hotel is also near to Stampede Corral, Calgary Tower, and Pengrowth Saddledome. The other attractions of the area are Heritage Park Historical Village, and Glenbow Museum. The hotel offers basic amenities like pool and fitness centre, along with a hair salon, video game consoles.

Another hotel under this category is Carriage House Inn, is a spa hotel with three restaurants. The hotel is situated in Calgary South (Macleod Trail) and is near to Heritage Park Historical Village. The hotel is close to the famous Calgary attractions like Calgary Tower and Stampede Corral. The hotel has three restaurants, a bar and lounge and a spa tub. In addition to these the hotel has a round the clock business centre and an arcade or the game room. The hotel allows free local calls and has free WiFi connection and the hotel also offers a complimentary high speed wired Internet access.

Holiday Inn Calgary – Macleod Trail South is another hotel one can look at if one is looking for luxury hotel facilities at a price of budget hotel. The hotel is near to Stampede Corral, Calgary Tower, and Pengrowth Saddledome. Other tourist spots one can visit are Heritage Park Historical Village and Glenbow Museum. The hotel offers an indoor pool, along with complimentary parking in case you are coming by road. The rooms have their own microwaves and refrigerator should you want to store and reheat the food.

Another hotel from the house of Holiday Inn is Holiday Inn Express and Suites , which is located near to Fish Creek Provincial Park and the other tourist spots that a traveller can visit, are Heritage Park Historical Village and The Military Museums. The hotel offers facilities like indoor pool, a spa tub, a business centre for a business minded traveller and also laundry facilities. The rooms have their own microwaves and refrigerators.

Travellers who wish to avail the facilities of hotels in downtown but are not ready to shell out loads of money can stay at Calgary South (Macleod Trail) as Calgary South offers easy access to downtown and to local attractions like Spruce Meadows and Heritage Park Historical Village. In addition to the major tourist spots south offers instant and easy access to spots like Lethbridge, Waterton National Park.

Calgary Motel Village

Situated on the western end of Calgary Motel Village is a wide array of accommodations for people with every budget. The village is minutes away from the TransCanada Highway and is an easy access to Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, and the communities of Canmore and Banff. The hotels in this area are in close proximity to Mc Mahon Stadium along with various activities at Canada Olympic Park and Olympic Oval. One can also enjoy a fine shopping and dining experience in this area of Calgary. One of the hotels you can stay here is Econo Lodge Motel Village . Econo lodge is your best bet if you are visiting Calgary with a special purpose of taking part in Stampede Festival – the famous ten day festival of Calgary as the hotel is in close proximity to C-Train.

Calgary Airport

In case you want a place to stay near the Calgary International airport then you can choose from here.

The first hotel in this category is Quality Hotel Calgary Airport is situated just minutes from the Calgary International Airport and merely 15 minutes from downtown. The hotel offers quality accommodations, stylish restaurants, beautiful banquet, and meeting room along with an indoor pool. The rooms and the suites come with free wireless high speed internet, and the complimentary continental breakfast. The hotel also has a pet friendly policy and provides the guest with all the basic facilities required for the pet.

Another hotel in this category is Holiday Inn Express and Holiday Inn Calgary Airport . Both the hotels are few minutes from the Calgary International Airport. The hotels offer stylish restaurants, along with beautiful banquets and business centres to suit the need of business traveller. Along with the basic amenities of a luxurious hotel, the Holiday Inn Express offers round the clock free shuttle to the airport. In case you are travelling by road and want to go on a trip to another city you can leave you car in the hotel’s parking lot for just $7 CAD per day.

In addition to the basic facilities of luxurious hotels, the Holiday Inn Calgary Airport also offers 2124 sq ft of meeting space with conference and catering services. The hotel also has an indoor heated pool, hot tub and fully equipped fitness room. One can avail complimentary shuttle to the airport along with loads of free parking space, and priority Club points or Air Miles.

Whichever hotel you choose, wherever you want to stay in Calgary, it is advisable to book in advance during summers as this is the time for famous Stampede festival and the hotels are all booked.


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