Where to stay in Calgary

posted July 11, 2018


Known as Canada’s Wild West, Calgary is where urban cowboys and city glamour meet. The result is a vibrant city that is full of world-renowned attractions and eateries. It is also the perfect basecamp for outdoor enthusiasts to experience the Canadian Rockies.

Calgary is the perfect destination for a city break at any time – which is why there are lots of flights to Canada from UK airports – but each year in July during Calgary’s famed annual rodeo and festival, the city is transformed. While the Calgary Stampede celebrates Wild Western heritage, you can watch live rodeos, concerts, chuck wagon races and lots more.

Although hotels in Calgary book up quickly – particularly around Stampede – there isn’t a shortage of great places to stay. Here you can see the different types of accommodation we have available, and you can then book your favourite online or by phone.

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With the range of choices you have available it can be difficult to pick a hotel, so  it is a good idea to get to know the different neighbourhoods of Calgary first. Take a look at our handy map below to find the perfect place for you to stay.

Downtown

downtown calgary

Often the first stop for visitors, Downtown sees Calgary’s businessmen and women rub shoulders with buskers and street performers. There are world-renowned restaurants, a plethora of shops and lots of other attractions such as the Art Central area, the Olympic Plaza and Glenbow Museum.

Delta Hotels By Marriott Calgary DowntownFrom £69pp

Close to the Bow River in Downtown Calgary, the hotel is well-placed to see the city’s attractions as well as its bars and restaurants.

Hotel Le GermainFrom £90pp

This luxury boutique hotel is situated right in the heart of downtown Calgary and is in fact opposite the Calgary Tower.

Calgary Marriott HotelFrom £59pp

The Calgary Marriott is an excellent base for exploring the city as it is close to all the downtown attractions.

Sandman Hotel Calgary City CentreFrom £34pp

This hotel is conveniently located in the centre of downtown Calgary and its spacious rooms are the perfect basecamp for exploring this magnificent city.

Ramada Hotel Downtown Calgary From £43pp

In the heart of the shopping district, the Ramada Hotel is a shopper’s dream, but attractions like the Devonian Gardens, the Calgary Tower and Glenbow Museum are all within easy reach.

Eau Claire

Eau Claire

Known as Calgary’s festival district, Eau Claire sits on the banks of the Bow River and hosts a number of events every year. The top events include the Taste of Calgary and BridgeFest.

Westin Hotel CalgaryFrom £59pp

Centrally located, the Westin Hotel is in the Eau Claire neighbourhood of the city which has a great mix of shops and restaurants.

International Hotel CalgaryFrom £68pp

Close to the shopping and entertainment districts in downtown Calgary, this hotel is a great place for your stay.

Victoria Park

Victoria Park

Victoria Park is historic as one of Calgary’s oldest communities, dating back to the late 19th century. Here you can immerse yourself in the vibrant shops, restaurants and cafés located here.

Fairmont PalliserFrom £120pp

Right next to the Calgary Tower, this stunning hotel is in an excellent location as it is within easy walking distance of the Glenbow Museum, the Telus Convention Centre and more.

Calgary Airport

Calgary Airport

If you are looking for hotels that are close to the international airport, as your flight to Canada is early in the morning or late at night, then you should take a look at the following hotels.

Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Airport- In TerminalFrom £67pp

Connected by an indoor walkway to the terminal at Calgary Airport, this is the perfect hotel if you’re leaving early in the morning or arriving late at night.

Acclaim Hotel Calgary AirportFrom £51pp

This contemporary hotel is only a few minutes from the international airport and there is even a free shuttle to the airport. Despite its proximity to the airport, the hotel is just 20 minutes from downtown Calgary.

Sandman Hotel Calgary AirportFrom £40pp

Just a few minutes’ drive from the airport and 15 minutes from downtown Calgary, the Sandman Hotel is the perfect starting point for your holiday.

Sheraton CavalierFrom £54pp

Just a few minutes from the airport, you can get a free shuttle service throughout the day. The Calgary Zoo and Sunridge shopping centre are both a short drive away.

Executive Royal HotelFrom £49pp

The hotel is just 15-minutes from Calgary Airport and the downtown area of the city. It is a popular choice if you want to be within easy driving distance of the airport.

Travelodge Calgary AirportFrom £37pp

Being just a few minutes from the airport, the Travelodge is an affordable hotel for you to stay at, especially if you’re leaving or arriving into Calgary.

Clarion Hotel Calgary AirportFrom £37pp

Perfectly located between the airport and the centre of the city, the Clarion Hotel is close to Bow River and the Eau Claire area, which is one of the most popular shopping districts in the city.

Coast Plaza HotelFrom £50pp

Situated between the international airport and the city centre, the hotel is one of the largest in Calgary.

Bowness

Bowness

Bowness is a former town in the northwest quadrant of Calgary, bordered by the Bow River, 16th Avenue and Stoney Trail. The town became part of Calgary in 1963. In the past, many Calgarians would leave the city to spend time in Bowness in the summer.

Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary WestFrom £37pp

The Sandman Calgary West is away from the bustle of the city centre, but as it’s on the Trans-Canada Highway, it means you can easily get around the city.

Parkhill/Stanley Park

Parkhill/Stanley Park

Parkhill/Stanley Park is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in Calgary, established in 1910. The residential neighbourhood is located in the south-west quadrant of the city on the banks of Elbow River.

Holiday Inn Macleod Trail SouthFrom £49pp

To the south of Calgary, this hotel is opposite Stanley Park. It is in the perfect location for  visiting the Calgary Stampede and Calgary Zoo. Even better, it is still just 10 minutes from the centre of the city.

Kingsland/Acadia/Fairview

Kingsland/Acadia/Fairview

Kingsland, Acadia and Fairview are all neighbourhoods in the southeast of Calgary and each has their attractions.

Kingsland is a warm and inviting neighbourhood. This community plays host to popular spots like the Market on MacLeod and Kingsland Park. Acadia is a neighbourhood that was established in 1960 and its main street for shopping is Fairmount Drive. Likewise, Fairview is another residential neighbourhood in the south-east of Calgary and it is picturesquely located close to Bow River.

Sandman Hotel & Suites Calgary SouthFrom £38pp

The Sandman South is on the shores of Bow River and is very close to the city’s pristine parks. Downtown Calgary is also just a short drive away.

Book your holiday to Calgary today with Canadian Affair.

 

Image credit: Tourism Calgary

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