Editor's Top 6 Picks

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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 Tower

Editor's Picks
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
In operation since 1914, this historic hotel still provides top-notch service just a 30-second walk from the tower.
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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
Just up the street from the tower, surrounded by restaurants and shops, the Hyatt Regency is a 1-minute walk away.
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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 boutique-styled hotel is on a quiet street surrounded by office buildings and is a 7-minute walk from the tower.
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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
In the high-rise business district of Downtown Calgary, the International Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the tower.
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
In the centre of the business district, the Westin Calgary is a 12-minute walk from the tower.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$130 CAD
Good value and popular downtown Calgary all-suite hotel with full kitchens and free Wi-Fi 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, pet stays, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, updated, spacious and quiet
  • Staff were helpful and accommodating said guests
  • Beds were comfy said guests
  • Location handy to shops, groceries, restaurants, public transit, downtown attractions
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by online reviewers
Cons
  • Parking is $15.75 including tax
  • A few guests said their bathrooms were small
  • Parking can be limited at times with small spaces
Location
The suites at the Regency Hotel can be large enough to feel like an apartment away from home. The hotel's location in the western business district makes it a 16-minute walk from the tower.

Tips For Staying Near Calgary Tower

Location
Situated in Downtown Calgary, among a number of tourist attractions, the Calgary Tower is a 191-meter observation tower with a 360° view of the city, the Rocky Mountains and the foothills, complete with a glass floor for those willing to step out over downtown.
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Other Tips
Adult admission is $15.24, while seniors over the age of 65 are $13.33 and youth are $10.48. Children from the ages of 4-12 are $6.67 while children 3 and under are free.

A family pass can be purchased for two adults or seniors with two youth or children at $41.90. All prices are not inclusive of the 5% GST surcharge. 

A detailed and comprehensive field trip plan is available to teachers wishing to organize a trip to the tower. More information and to book can be found on their website.
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Getting Around
Tours with a guide who will point out and explain landmarks and attractions are available by request through their online form.

The tower is connected to many downtown amenities via the Plus 15 Pedway System, and most of the below-mentioned hotels can be reached in under a 10-minute walk.

For those driving into the city, the Memorial Drive NE is a 4-minute drive from the Calgary Tower, while the Crowchild Trail SW is an approximate 9-minute drive away. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is an approximate 16-minute drive from the tower.

The area around the convention centre is serviced by Calgary Transit. Public buses and Ctrain routes are both available for touring the downtown area. Single-ride adult fares are $3 and a day pass can be purchased for one adult for one day for $9. More information and route maps can be found on their website.
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Parking
Parking rates in the Tower parkade are $2.75 for every half hour with a daily maximum of $22 throughout the week and $1.50 for every half hour with a daily maximum of $6 on Saturdays and Sundays. 
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Dining
The Sky 360 fine dining restaurant completes a full 360° rotation every 45 minutes during the lunch course and 60 minutes during the dinner course. Reservations include the elevator fee, as well as access to the observation floor, and events can be organized through their event planner for dinners or galas.
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Shopping
Gift shops and Calgary Tourism booths are on site at the base of the tower. Shoppers can find unique memorabilia, as well as Canadian apparel and keepsakes.
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