Editor's Top 6 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$99 CAD
Good value south Calgary hotel with jacuzzi suites, indoor pool, waterslide, free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, hot & cold breakfast, local calls, coffee in lobby
  • Several guests enjoyed the location's proximity to downtown, shopping and restaurants
  • Many guests said the staff were very good
  • Many guests enjoyed the free breakfast with hot choices
  • Many guests liked their clean rooms with comfy beds
Cons
  • A few guests complained about a $2 safe charge that was added to the bill
  • Some guests thought the fitness room was too small
  • A couple of guests complained about noisy AC units
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Book from ~$127 CAD
Popular and pet-friendly downtown Calgary hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi
  • Rooms were clean, quiet with comfy beds
  • Great views from higher floors said guests
  • Breakfast and other dining very well liked by guests
  • Location central to downtown restaurants, attractions, shopping and entertainment
  • Staff were well liked and accommodating
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests online
Cons
  • Weekday parking is $25 for self-parking and $35 for valet, per day
  • Weekend parking is $10 for self-parking and $20 for valet, per day
  • Some felt the hotel was getting dated and due for a refresh
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Book from ~$151 CAD
Pet-friendly downtown Calgary hotel near Calgary Tower with indoor pool and restaurants
Pros
  • Free amenities: pet stays and newspapers for all guests, and Wi-Fi for Marriott Rewards members only
  • Rooms were very clean, and nicely updated with comfy beds said guests
  • Location in the city centre, across from Calgary Tower, in walking distance of dining, shopping and public transit
  • Staff were very friendly and helpful
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
Cons
  • Wi-Fi is $7.95 for non-Marriott rewards members
  • Valet parking is $40 from Sunday to Thursday and $20 Friday and Saturday
  • No free Wi-Fi to all guests disturbing for some
  • Parking was a challenge for some guests, due to the high cost for valet and the difficulty finding self parking in the downtown
  • Some were bothered by noise from within the hotel and from outside at times
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Book from ~$245 CAD
Stylish luxury hotel in downtown Calgary with modern amenities, day spa, restaurant & lounge
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, continental breakfast, newspapers
  • Rooms were spacious, very clean and modern said guests
  • Location was prime, in walking distance of restaurants, shops, attractions and public transit
  • Staff provided great service said guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the restaurant on site
  • Wi-Fi was excellent according to guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $42 weekdays and $20 weekends, per day
  • Several guests felt the free breakfast could use more imagination and selection
  • Bathrooms and showers did not provide full privacy due to sliding doors and glass shower walls with venetian blinds
  • Some wished for blackout blinds to fully block out light
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Book from ~$176 CAD
Highly praised downtown Calgary hotel near Eau Claire Market with indoor pool & waterslide
Pros
  • Free amenities: pet stays and Club Members get free Wi-Fi
  • Guests loved the clean and spacious suites
  • Staff were absolutely amazing said guests
  • The location was excellent, close to dining, shopping, the Bow River and trails
  • Guests liked the quality of the breakfast buffet
  • Many thought the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Wi-Fi costs $12.60 or $22.60 per 24 hours
  • Valet parking costs $29 for weekends and $42 for weekdays per night
  • There was the occasional complaint of noise either from inside or outside the hotel
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$127 CAD
Downtown Calgary walk-up hotel offers studio suites with kitchens and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local and long distance calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were cute and cozy according to some guests
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to online reviewers
  • Staff were friendly, helpful and receptive said guests
  • Location in Calgary's Beltline in walking distance to groceries, restaurants and C-Train
  • Good value according to some guests
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Parking is free on weekends and $10 per day on weekdays
  • Poor maintenance and cleaning according to some guests
  • Many complained of rooms that were too hot with no ability to turn the heat off or adjust the temperature
  • Some felt the hotel was not professionally managed

7 Other Hotels Close to Calgary Stampede Casino

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$129 CAD
Well-liked and trendy boutique hotel in downtown Calgary with outdoor pool and restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, summer bicycle rentals, local calls
  • Location was convenient to downtown attractions, restaurants, airport express and Hwy 2
  • Staff were accommodating and helpful said guests
  • Rooms were clean with comfortable beds
  • Guests often enjoyed the decor of this hotel
  • Many felt the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Self-parking is $21 outdoors and $24 underground, valet is $30 per day Sunday-Thursday and $20 on Friday and Saturday
  • Some guests rooms and suites are accessed by a short staircase
  • Guests offered mixed opinions of the on-site dining
  • Wi-Fi was not highly rated in online surveys
  • Some rooms were older with loud and ineffective AC units
Location
This hotel is a 3-minute drive or taxi ride, or a 9-minute walk, from the casino. It shares the street with office buildings and a public parking lot. Many restaurants and shops are within a 5- to 10-minute walk. There are two parks, Central Memorial Park and Haultain Park, within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The closest bus stop that will access the casino is a 4-minute walk away from the hotel, and as the total walking distance is 9 minutes, it may not save much time or may not be as cost efficient. 

The closest bus stop for accessing the rest of downtown Calgary is under 1 minute away on foot, at the corner of 1 Street and 12 Avenue. The nearest CTrain Station is 1 Street Station, which can be accessed by the closest bus stop, or is an 8-minute walk away from the hotel.
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Book from ~$176 CAD
Highly praised luxury hotel in downtown Calgary with excellent customer service and dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: pet stays and Wi-Fi for President's Club members (free to join)
  • Rooms were spacious and comfortable said guests
  • Location was prime, walking distance to dining, shopping, attractions and public transit
  • Staff were highly trained and accommodating
  • Dining on site was very well liked by guests
Cons
  • Wi-Fi costs 13.95 plus tax for 24 hours (for non-club members)
  • Valet parking costs $35 Sunday-Thursday and $20 Friday and Saturday
  • Self-parking costs $27 Tuesday-Thursday and $18 Monday and Friday
  • A few guests found rooms near the train tracks noisy
  • Some found the dining on site expensive
Location
This hotel is a 13-minute walk or 5-minute drive or taxi ride from the casino. The area surrounding the hotel contains other hotels, office buildings and retail spaces, including the Scotia Centre and CORE Shopping Centre, which are both within a 5-minute walk of the hotel.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The closest bus stop that accesses the casino is a 3-minute walk from the hotel at 1 Street and 8 Avenue. Route 24 is an approximate 7-minute ride from the casino. 

The closest CTrain Station is 1 Street Station, which is a 4-minute walk from the hotel. 
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$158 CAD
Highly praised downtown Calgary luxury hotel with indoor pool, day spa, restaurant & lounge
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, bike rentals, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and well appointed said guests
  • Wi-Fi is excellent according to guest surveys
  • Location was perfect, in walking distance of restaurants, shopping and entertainment
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Staff were well liked and professional
Cons
  • Self parking is $29 per day and valet parking is $39 per day
  • Some guests complained of noise from the C-Train
  • Some felt the hotel was a little dated and pillows were small and uncomfortable
  • A few guests felt the rooms, dining and parking were expensive
Location
This hotel is a 14-minute walk or 6-minute drive or taxi ride from the casino. It is located in the centre of downtown and is close to the CTrain line running between two stations. A 5-minute walk in either direction will take you to many shops and restaurants, including those at the CORE Shopping Centre and the Scotia Centre, as well as Olympic Plaza Park.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The bus stop at 1 Avenue and 7 Street, which is a 2-minute walk from the hotel, runs to the casino via Route 24 and takes approximately 4 minutes.

The closest CTrain Station is Centre Street Station, which is 1 minute away from the hotel on foot.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$144 CAD
Downtown Calgary all-suite hotel with mini-kitchens, balconies, indoor pool & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast buffet, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well equipped said guests
  • Free hot breakfast was well liked by the guests
  • Location ideal for downtown attractions, restaurants, shopping and public transit
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating said guests
  • Breakfast was well liked for selection
  • Wi-Fi was excellent according to guests
  • Many felt the hotel provided good value especially for downtown
Cons
  • Parking is $10 per day on Fridays and Saturdays for outdoor lot or parkade
  • Parking is $40 for the outdoor lot and $31 for the parkade Sunday to Thursday
  • Elevator was slow and noisy
  • Hotel was a bit dated said some guests
Location
This hotel is an 8-minute drive or taxi ride, or a 22-minute walk, from the casino. It is surrounded by mainly office towers and has an overpass connecting to the Fifth Avenue Place. Shops and restaurants at the Scotia Centre can be reached within 6 minutes on foot in one direction and a 7- to 15-minute walk in the other direction will take you to Sien Lok Park and Prince's Island Park.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The bus stop closest to this hotel that will access the casino is a 7-minute walk away, at 1 Street and 8 Avenue. Route 412 is a 4-minute ride to a stop that is a 3-minute walk from the casino. 

The nearest CTrain Station is 1 Street Station, which is a 6-minute walk from the hotel.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$144 CAD
Popular downtown Calgary hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and lounge and free pet stays
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, pet stays, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean with comfy beds
  • Prime downtown location, in walking distance of restaurants, shopping, attractions and public transit
  • Staff were excellent and well liked by guests
  • Good value according to several guests
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to reviewers
Cons
  • Self parking is $28 on weekdays and $19 on weekends, per night
  • Valet parking is $38 on weekdays and $25 on weekends, per night
  • No hot tub a disappointment for some guests
  • Some complained of small bathrooms with a sliding door that did not provide full privacy
Location
This hotel is an 8-minute drive or taxi ride from the casino. The casino can also be reached within 25 minutes on foot. The general area around the hotel is office buildings, and there is a Keg Restaurant and Starbucks at the base of the hotel. The CORE Shopping Centre can be reached within a 6-minute walk.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The bus stop at 1 Street and 6 Avenue is a 5-minute walk away, and is the closest stop to the hotel that will run to the casino. The trip, on Route 24, is an approximate 6-minute ride. 

The closest CTrain Station is 3 Street, which is a 6-minute walk from the hotel.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$109 CAD
Welcoming and pet-friendly downtown Calgary B&B near Stampede with hearty free breakfasts
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, pet stays
  • The hotel's proximity to downtown and the Stampede grounds was praised
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few guests described their rooms and showers as small
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$120 CAD
Affordable but tired downtown Calgary hotel with restaurant, outdoor pool & free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Some guests felt that there was good value for the room rate
  • Convenient location, according to guests
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
Cons
  • Valet-only parking is $25 per day on weekdays and $15 per day on weekends
  • Some guests felt the hotel had a tired look, although it had been renovated
Location
This hotel is a 7-minute drive or taxi ride, or a 24-minute walk, from the casino. It shares the street with a multi-storey car park and is across the street from the Western Canadian Place. The area surrounding the hotel is mainly office towers, however, the CORE Shopping Centre is a 7-minute walk away.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The bus stop at 8 Avenue and 6 Street is a 1-minute walk from the hotel, and Route 7 is a 9-minute ride to a stop that is a 7-minute walk away from the casino. 

The closest CTrain Station is 6 Street, which is a 3-minute walk from the hotel.

Tips For Staying Near Calgary Stampede Casino

Location
The Calgary Stampede Casino, otherwise known as the Cowboys Casino, is located in downtown Calgary within the Victoria Park neighbourhood. The area surrounding the casino contains the larger venues of Calgary, including the BMO Centre and the Scotiabank Saddledome, the area where the Calgary Stampede is held every July. 
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Parking
Parking is free at the casino for guests taking part in gaming, entertainment or dining. 
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Getting Around: Walking
Many amenities in downtown Calgary, such as shops, restaurants and theatres can be reached within a 15-minute walk of the casino. The hotels closest to the casino can be reached within a 15- to 25-minute walk. 
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Getting Around
There are several taxi companies in Calgary, including Checker Cabs, that service the downtown area (including the casino). Fares will vary depending on distance and the cab company used, but will range from $5 to $7 for a ride to any of the hotels closest to the casino.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
There are both bus routes and an above-ground light rail system called the CTrain in Calgary. The closest CTrain Station is Victoria Park/Stampede Station, which is a 7-minute walk from the casino, and can also be easily accessed by bus. The closest bus stop is right outside of the casino for Route 24 and many other stops can be accessed within a 5-minute walk.

A one-way cash fare is $3 for Adults, $1.75 for Youth and free for Children under the age of 6 accompanied by a paying adult. Full fare details and schedules can be found on Calgary Transit's website.
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Dining
There are three restaurants located on the casino grounds, offering different types of cuisine and settings.

Zen8 Grill serves Teppanyaki and Pacific Rim specialties, including sushi, Thai and Chinese specialties. The restaurant is open Monday to Thursday from 11:30 am to 12 am and Friday and Saturday from 11:30 am to 2 am.

Melrose Café and Bar serves pub fare, salads, sandwiches, pastas and traditional entrées. This restaurant is open Sunday to Tuesday from 11 am to 12 am and Wednesday to Saturday from 11 am to 2 am. 

Centre Bar is a lounge-style bar and restaurant with a full menu, located in the centre of the casino gaming floor. It serves selections from the menus from both Zen8 Grill and Melrose Café.
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Entertainment
Gaming

There are 34 table games at the casino. There is a 24-hour room dedicated to poker, which houses 16 TVs and offers several amenities to its guests, including nightly massages, free breakfast and late night snacks and free heated underground parking. Guests may also schedule private poker tournaments with a minimum of 40 people attending.

The casino also houses over 350 slot machines and has a separate, private area for high-limit betting.

Events

The casino holds a variety of events, including musical concerts and comedy shows. A full schedule of upcoming events can be found on the casino's website. The casino takes part in the Stampede every July by offering big-name musical acts at the venue. 
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