Editor's Top 4 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$129 CAD
Well-liked Calgary hotel near McMahon Stadium with indoor pool, restaurant & free breakfast 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, outdoor parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and updated with comfy beds
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good overall by online reviewers
  • Staff were outstanding said guests
  • Breakfast and dining on site was enjoyed
  • Location handy to Hwy 1, public transit, McMahon Stadium, university and restaurants
Cons
  • Underground heated parking is $10 per night
  • Some guests complained of noise travelling through the atrium to rooms above
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Book from ~$125 CAD
West Calgary hotel near Canada Olympic Park with spa, restaurant, indoor pool & waterslide
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free bottled water
  • Clean, spacious rooms, according to guests
  • Guests commented on friendly, helpful staff
  • Guests liked the location, close to Canada Olympic Park and nearby restaurants, amenities
Cons
  • Guests were bothered by street noise and by noise from other guests
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Book from ~$112 CAD
Well-liked boutique motel with modern decor, free breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, continental breakfast, phone calls in North America, newspapers
  • Exceptional service from staff, according to guests
  • Guests liked the modern decor
  • Guests liked the easy access to the Trans-Canada Highway
  • Many guests found the rooms very clean and well appointed
Cons
  • Small rooms, according to some guests
  • Guests were disturbed by street noise and by noise from other guests
  • No elevator to 2nd floor
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Book from ~$94 CAD
Highly praised & pet-friendly northwest Calgary hotel with well-equipped rooms & great staff 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Spotlessly clean rooms, according to guests
  • Reviewers said staff here went the extra mile
  • Guests liked this hotel's price point
Cons
  • Some guests thought the parking spaces were small
  • A few guests were disturbed by street noise and by noise from other guests

5 Other Hotels Close to Canada Olympic Park

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$130 CAD
Older hotel near Canada Olympic Park with indoor pool, restaurant and free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Some guests found clean rooms with comfortable beds
  • Location was great for accessing the Trans-Canada Hwy at the western edge of Calgary
  • Staff were polite and friendly said guests
  • Guests liked having Denny‚Äôs on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by online reviewers
Cons
  • Some thought the rooms needed a good scrubbing
  • Rooms were often too hot and the AC units were noisy and ineffective
  • Bathrooms, furniture and carpets needed updates said guests
  • Some guests found their rooms small
  • Some couples found the double-size beds (not queens) too small
Location
Situated on an industrial street just off of the Trans-Canada Highway, the Sandman Hotel is just a 4-minute drive, or 17-minute walk from the park.
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Book from ~$84 CAD
Calgary hotel on the U of C campus with small but modern rooms, free breakfast & free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found their rooms to be well appointed with modern furnishings
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the location ideal for accessing destinations on the U of C campus
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant and the free breakfast
Cons
  • Many guests found their rooms to be small
  • A few guests were disappointed that room service was not available
  • Parking is $10 per night including tax
Location
Situated on the University of Calgary campus, the Alma hotel is the first hotel owned and operated by a university and is a 10-minute drive from COP.
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Book from ~$79 CAD
Budget northwest Calgary hotel near McMahon Stadium with free breakfast but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Guests liked the proximity to McMahon Stadium and to the C-Train
  • Guests found the price point attractive
Cons
  • Unpleasant odours in the rooms, according to guests
  • Lack of detailed cleaning in the rooms, according to guests
  • Guests said that their air conditioning units were loud and malfunctioning
  • Some guests were disappointed with the free breakfast
  • Some guests could hear their neighbours
Location
Near both the U of C and McMahon Stadium, this Super 8 is situated among a number of hotels and motels just a 10-minute drive from the park.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$78 CAD
Northwest Calgary hotel with indoor pool and waterslide but mixed room reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to the University of Calgary and shopping
  • Several guests found the staff to be friendly and knowledgeable
  • Some lodgers were satisfied with their well-equipped and quiet rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn rooms and some cleaning issues
Location
Located directly across the street from the Banff Trail LRT Station, U of C and McMahon Stadium, this Comfort Inn is a 10-minute drive from the ski hills.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$71 CAD
Northwest Calgary budget hotel near C-Train with kitchenettes, free breakfast & free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, continental breakfast, local calls
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the train station and downtown Calgary
  • The hotel's rates were described as affordable by numerous guests
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their well-equipped and comfortable rooms
  • Guests were pleased with recently renovated rooms
Cons
  • Noise transfer from adjacent rooms was mentioned by a few reviewers
  • Some guests said the Wi-Fi was spotty
Location
Among a number of hotels in Motel Village, this Econo Lodge is a 10-minute drive from Canada Olympic Park.

Tips For Staying Near Canada Olympic Park

Location
Canada Olympic Park, 15 minutes outside of downtown Calgary by car, was created for the winter Olympics in 1988 and continues to be used as a winter sport facility for skiers and snowboarders under the operation of WinSport, the Winter Sports Institute. During the summer months, the park continues operations for campers and features zip-lines and facilities for mountain bikers.

The hill and trail hours of operation are from 9 am to 9 pm throughout the winter months. More information on hours of other facilities available at the park are available on their website.

Downhill passes are available on a 4-hour or full-day basis. The 4-hour adult passes are $40 for the ski area, and $45 for a full-day pass. Family passes are also available and parent foot passes can be issued for $5 when accompanying children. More information on passes and online purchases can be found on their website.
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Getting Around
The hill itself is divided into three sections: downhill, cross-country and terrain. The terrain section is complete with moguls and a halfpipe modelled after the specifications for the Sochi Olympics. The Frank King Day Lodge at the bottom of the hill comes complete with rental facilities and shops and a food court and the adjacent building houses the Winsport Academy training offices and facilities. The Markin McPhail Centre and arenas is also located at the bottom of the hill and Canada's Olympic Sport Hall of Fame can be found across the street.

To get an idea of the layout of the hill and to see what's available for beginner, intermediate and advanced skiers, visit their website. A number of maps can also be found for summer layouts, as well as building floor plans.

Downtown Calgary is a 15-minute drive away, while the University of Calgary is 10 minutes by car. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a 25-minute drive from the park.

Public transit, operated by Calgary Transit, serves the park via bus route #408, but many of the below-mentioned hotels require transferring buses and travel times of over 40 minutes. Single-ride adult fares are $3 and an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $9. More fare and route information can be found on their website.
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Parking
Free parking is available at the park, whether you're parking in the Frank King Day Lodge lot or visiting the training centres or Olympic Sport Hall of Fame. A parking map is available on the website.
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Dining
Visitors to the Olympic Park will find a number of dining options available, from the licensed restaurant in the Day Lodge to the Day Lodge Food Court and the Garden Cafe in the Martin McPhail Centre.
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