Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$119 CAD
Calgary airport hotel 14 min to YYC with free: shuttle & parking, indoor pool & waterslide
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, hot & cold breakfast, airport shuttle, 24-hr coffee bar
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and spacious said guests
  • Wi-Fi rated as very good by guests overall
  • Location was convenient to Hwy 1, airport, restaurants, shopping and downtown
  • Staff were great said many guests
  • Shuttle worked well and was timely, according to guests
  • Many appreciated the free breakfast
  • Good value at this hotel according to guests
Cons
  • Breakfast not that inspiring according to a few guests
  • Carpets could do with better cleaning said some
  • A few guests found their beds uncomfortable
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Book from ~$104 CAD
Calgary airport hotel 13 mins to YYC with free shuttle, free parking and restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle
  • Clean, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Good service from staff, according to guests
  • Guests felt that they received good value for their money
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
Cons
  • A few guests were bothered by noise
  • Decor could use updating, according to some guests
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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 ~$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 ~$135 CAD
Highly praised northeast Calgary hotel with waterpark, restaurant and jacuzzi suites 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, underground parking, airport shuttle
  • Spacious, comfortable rooms, according to guests
  • Water park with 2 waterslides, hot tubs & wading pool
  • Guests really liked the staff and service at this hotel
  • Several guests raved about the hotel's cleanliness
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site, impressed with the quality
  • Guests liked the location, by the airport and close to Cross Iron Mills mall
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained about the pool water temperature being too cold
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Book from ~$197 CAD
Popular Calgary airport hotel 13 min to YYC with free shuttle, free parking and waterpark
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle, pet stays
  • Many guests liked the location for its proximity to the airport, downtown and restaurants
  • The waterpark was a hit with many guests
  • Guests found the rooms and beds comfortable
  • The staff received lots of praise from guests
Cons
  • Some guests felt the rooms and the food on site were expensive
  • Guests who had poolside rooms found them noisy until 10 pm at night
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Book from ~$156 CAD
Calgary airport hotel with indoor pool, waterslide, free: shuttle, parking & hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, 24-hr airport shuttle, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, comfortable and nicely furnished
  • Location was handy to the airport and restaurants
  • Free hot breakfast offered good selection and quality
  • Pool and waterslide were fun for families
  • Staff friendly and helpful said guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent in online reviews
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
Cons
  • Some guests found the wait time long for the airport shuttle (15 minutes)
  • Occasionally guests found the staff unpleasant
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$130 CAD
Good value Calgary airport hotel 14 min to YYC with free shuttle, indoor pool & waterslide
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, hot buffet breakfast, airport shuttle, weekday light meals, all day coffee, guest laundry
  • Clean, comfortable, large rooms, according to guests
  • Guests said the staff were excellent and accommodating
  • Guests raved about the breakfast buffet and the weekday dinners provided
  • Some guests were thrilled about the value offered
  • Some guests liked the location for being close to transit and in walking distance of fast food dining and groceries
  • Hotel has indoor pool with waterslide and hot tub
Cons
  • Some guests had difficulty locating the hotel and accessing the parking lot
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Book from ~$108 CAD
Family-friendly Calgary hotel near airport with indoor pool, waterslide and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, airport shuttle
  • Close to the airport and to Hwy 2 and Trans-Canada Hwy
  • Many guests really enjoyed their meals at the restaurant on site
  • Breakfast was a hit with guests for quality and choices offered
  • Guests were enthusiastic about the pool and waterslide
  • Guests had excellent stays and enjoyed their clean, spacious and quiet rooms
  • The staff make a difference at this hotel and provide an atmosphere of welcome and enjoyment
  • Guests liked the decor and beds in their rooms
Cons
  • Some guests had difficulty locating the hotel on their GPS
  • A few guests said their A/C units were noisy
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Book from ~$120 CAD
Popular Calgary airport hotel 5 min to YYC with free shuttle, free parking and restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Guests liked being close to the airport
  • Excellent service from staff, according to guests
  • Great on-site restaurant, according to guests
Cons
  • A few guests had problems with the showers

7 Other Hotels Close to Cross Iron Mills Mall

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Book from ~$117 CAD
Highly praised south Airdrie hotel with indoor pool, free breakfast and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Most reviewers complimented the staff on their customer service
  • The hotel's location was praised by several lodgers
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • Some guests had complaints of noise transfer during their stay
  • A few reviewers had difficulty controlling the temperature in their rooms
Location
Just a 1-minute drive off the QEII Highway, this Comfort Inn hotel is in a commercial neighbourhood in Airdrie just an 8-minute drive from the mall.
Money-saving
Packages including a $10 gift card upon booking are offered through this Comfort Inn. 
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Book from ~$215 CAD
Calgary hotel on site at airport terminal (YYC) with 24-hr room service and indoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests praised the friendly and professional staff
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the airport
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well-equipped
  • On-site dining with 24-hour room service
Cons
  • Self parking is $12.60 per day (with no in-and-out privileges) and valet parking is $35 per day
  • Some guests complained the rates were overpriced and expensive
Location
With a connecting walkway to the airport, this Delta is easily accessible for those looking for easy airport access. The mall is a 9-minute drive away.
Money-saving
Packages at this hotel include a $50 mall gift card and shopping tote on top of a night's stay. More information can be found on their website.
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Book from ~$110 CAD
Pet-friendly Airdrie motel with free access to Genesis Place water park and sports facility
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Several guests complimented the hotel's staff and service
  • Many lodgers felt the hotel was a good value
  • Indoor pool and waterslide at Genesis Place a hit with families
  • Many reviewers praised the hotel's location, in walking distance of eateries
Cons
  • A few guests complained about noise transfer
Location
In the town of Airdrie, north of the mall, this Super 8 is a 11-minute drive from the mall.
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Book from ~$124 CAD
Popular Airdrie hotel near Hwy 2 with indoor pool, waterslide, kitchen and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Many lodgers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
  • The staff were well liked by guest reviewers who found them to be friendly and efficient
  • Guests liked the location for accessing the highway, business destinations, arenas and restaurants
Cons
  • A few guests were bothered by noise
Location
In the town of Airdrie, just at the exit ramp from the northbound QEII, this Ramada is an 11-minute drive from the mall.
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Book from ~$114 CAD
Downtown Airdrie hotel with basic rooms and well-liked breakfast but many complaints
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Most reviewers were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Several lodgers complimented the hotel's location
  • The hotel's staff was a source of many compliments by guests
Cons
  • Some guests experienced noise disturbances
  • A few reviewers mentioned smelling cigarette smoke in their non-smoking rooms
  • Guests complained of partiers who made noise and smoked outside of guests rooms
Location
Near shopping and dining options in Airdrie, this Best Western is a 9-minute drive from the mall.
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Book from ~$131 CAD
East Airdrie hotel with indoor pool and waterslide, jacuzzi suites and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Most reviewers praised the accommodations offered at the hotel
  • The hotel's staff were a source of several compliments by guests
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the quality and selection of the included breakfast
Cons
  • Some guests experience noise disruptions during their stay
  • A few guests complained there were no restaurants or shops available within walking distance of the hotel
Location
In an industrial neighbourhood in Airdrie, this Holiday Inn is an 11-minute drive from the mall.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$85 CAD
Calgary airport hotel 11 min to YYC with free airport shuttle, indoor pool & jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, airport shuttle, local calls
  • Guests usually found clean, spacious and comfortable rooms
  • Guests found the location convenient to the highway, the airport and a small selection of restaurants
  • Staff were well liked, quick and friendly said guests
  • Several guests liked the value of this hotel
  • The restaurant put out good and reasonably-priced meals said many guests
Cons
  • Many guests were disappointed with un-renovated rooms that had old amenities
  • A few guests were displeased with a slow and inefficient elevator
  • A few guests said Wi-Fi did not work well for them
Location
Situated on an almost barren stretch of highway near the airport, this hotel is a 16-minute drive from the mall.

Tips For Staying Near Cross Iron Mills Mall

Location
Situated a 20-minute drive north of downtown Calgary, near the town of Balzac, the Cross Iron Mills Mall was completed in 2010 and is Calgary's newest mall. 
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Shopping
Torontonians visiting Alberta may notice something familiar in the design and shops in the mall, as it is a sister facility to the Vaughan Mills Mall in Vaughan, Ontario. A number of shopping options ranging from the Bass Pro Shop to American Apparel to Swarovski are situated in shopping "neighbourhoods." An interactive map and store directory can be found on their website.

The mall is open from 10 am to 9 pm Monday to Saturday and from 11 am to 6 pm on Sunday.
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Entertainment
A Cineplex Odeon movie theatre is located in the mall alongside the Xscape family entertainment area featuring videos, games and a licensed lounge as well as a laser tag operator.

Showtimes can be found on the Cineplex Odeon website.
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Dining
A number of restaurants can be found in the Entertainment neighbourhood of the mall, including a Boston Pizza, Nathan's Famous and a Fionn MacCool's. The food court in the mall is located near the Happy Trails Entrance and serves a variety of fast food options ranging from A&W to Thai Express to KFC. 
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Getting Around
While there is no public transit servicing the mall from Calgary, an employee shuttle is available to staff only and tickets must be purchased at guest services. Calgary Tours operates a service for $10 per person leaving from most downtown hotels to the mall. Visitors can contact them at 1-866-276-7816 to make a reservation.

The mall is situated alongside the Queen Elizabeth II Highway (QEII) at the intersection of Township Road 262. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is an approximate 13-minute drive away, while downtown Calgary is an approximate 20-minute drive.
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Parking
Parking at the mall is free to visitors and guests.
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Money-saving
Many of the below-mentioned hotels, and a number of others, offer packages that include gift cards to Cross Iron Mills Mall.
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