All the hotels listed on this page are workable options for guests wanting to access the hospital nearby. They've been screened based upon ratings and price. (I removed all hotels that came up in the area that had low guest ratings or luxury prices.)

I've tried to distill my choices even further in the Editor's Picks, based upon value offered and suitability of amenities and service to guests visiting the hospital--who may appreciate extra kindness by the staff, extra quietness, extra comfort in the bed and room overall and readily available food on site.

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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
The Best Western Village Park Inn is conveniently located only a 3-minute drive from the Foothills Medical Centre. It's well priced too and offers some valuable free amenities such as Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking making it an even better value to guests.

Guests can enjoy a free hot breakfast and the other meals on site at the hotel's restaurant which guests spoke well of in recent reviews. Recent guest comments also recommend this hotel for a comfortable bed, a good night's sleep, clean rooms, plus kind and friendly staff. 

Although the guest rooms open to an atrium in which there is an indoor pool, lounge and restaurant (which could prove to be noisy), guests have said that things shut down at 10 pm giving everyone quietness at night. It's also recommended to obtain a room on the 4th or 5th floor to be farther away from the pool.

Although this is not the cheapest hotel from the list below of the 10 closest to Foothills Medical Centre, guests conveyed that it offered good value.
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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
Also only 3 minutes' drive to the Foothills Medical Centre, the Days Inn is a highly rated hotel with a high recommendation rate. Although there is no restaurant on site, guests really enjoyed their stays here based upon the value they perceived for the price being charged. Included in the price are Wi-Fi, a very well-liked and generous continental breakfast with fresh waffles and parking.

This hotel became newly renovated since it became a Days Inn around 2012 and guests seem to appreciate the updated rooms reporting them to be clean and comfortable with super comfy beds. They are well appointed too with mini-fridges and microwaves in each room.

Guests were impressed with the service provided by staff and said they were cheerful and helpful. One recent guest seemed to sum it up by saying, "We love its comfortable, quiet, excellent service and price."
Editor's Picks
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
The staff at Centro seem to try hard to satisfy customers. It's a quick 4-minute drive down the Trans-Canada Highway to the medical centre.

This is a very stylish motel with an older exterior and freshly renovated interior. It seems to be getting better ratings as time goes on. According to guests rooms are clean and the beds are comfortable, the staff are friendly and the free breakfast is okay (no hot items but fresh basics). The NOtable restaurant is a 3-minute walk from this motel.

Guests seem to indicate that although the motel is close to the highway, it is not noisy (unless you encounter noisy guests above or next door). There is no elevator, so keep this in mind when requesting a room.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$146 CAD
Northwest Calgary hotel on Banff Trail with indoor pool, waterslide and kitchenette suites 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, underground parking, hot breakfast, 24-hr coffee
  • Conveniently located near the C-Train, McMahon Stadium and the University of Calgary
  • Guests enjoyed the clean pool and waterslide
  • Some guests thought the staff were fantastic
  • The hot breakfast was well-liked by guests for variety and quality
  • Rooms clean and spacious, according to guests
Cons
  • A few guests felt that the room rate was high
  • Some guests were bothered by noise from neighbouring guests

6 Other Hotels Close to Foothills Medical Centre

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$73 CAD
Good value and comfortable northwest Calgary motel with kitchens and outdoor pool
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good according to online reviewers
  • Good value at this motel according to guests
  • Staff were very helpful and accommodating said guests
  • Location was well liked, close to Hwy 1, C-Train and restaurants
  • Guests appreciated the free continental breakfast
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Dated decor according to guests
  • A small breakfast room with limited seating said some guests
Location
Situated on 16 Avenue, or the Trans-Canada Highway, Canada's Best Value Inn is only a 3-minute drive from Foothills Medical Centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The bus stop for route #91or #40 is about a 1-minute walk away, and takes you directly to the hospital in approximately 9 minutes (including a 4-minute walk from the stop to the hospital).
Editor's Picks
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$65 CAD
Clean northwest Calgary motel near McMahon Stadium with outdoor pool and free breakfast 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Guests perceived good value for the price paid
  • Convenient location, right off the highway according to guests
  • Guests said the staff were friendly at this hotel
  • Some guests noted that the beds were comfortable
Cons
  • Some guests had issues with noise
  • Plumbing in the showers was a problem for some guests
Location
Also located on 16 Avenue, or the Trans-Canada Highway, this Thriftlodge is a 4-minute drive from the Foothills Medical Centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Guests can take either bus #40 or #91 to the hospital. The bus stop is about a 3-minute walk from the hotel, and total travel time is approximately 12 minutes (including a 4-minute walk from the stop to the hospital).
Editor's Picks
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$73 CAD
Good value Calgary hotel near McMahon Stadium with indoor pool, kitchens & free breakfast 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, spacious, comfortable and quiet said guests
  • Wi-Fi is very good according to online reviewers
  • Location was convenient to Hwy, C-Train, downtown, Foothills Hospital, U of C, McMahon Stadium and restaurants in walking distance
  • Staff were helpful and accommodating said guests
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
  • Free breakfast was appreciated by many guests
Cons
  • No elevator to the 2 storeys in the East Wing and West Building
  • Occasionally guests wished for hot meat items at the free breakfast
Location
Also on Banff Trail, only a 4-minute drive from the hospital is the Econo Lodge Inn & Suites.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit is quite direct from here, only a 4-minute walk to the stop, to catch the #40 or #91 bus on 16 Ave (AKA Trans Canada Hwy), 4 stops to the hospital and about a 4-minute walk at the end.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$83 CAD
Clean but dated northwest Calgary hotel near C-Train with outdoor pool and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free breakfast, free parking, free Wi-Fi
  • Guests felt that they received good value at this hotel
  • Close to the University of Calgary and Foothills Hospital
  • Staff a pleasure to deal with, according to guests
  • Guests enjoyed the free breakfast offered
  • Clean and spacious rooms said guests
Cons
  • Some said the rooms were dated
  • No pay-per-view movies according to a couple of guests
  • Trouble regulating in-room heating said a few guests
Location
Close to Trans Canada Highway at the south end of Banff Trail NW, this Travelodge is a just 4-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Just 3 minutes away, guests will find the bus stop for routes #40 and #91, which will take them to the hospital. Total travel time is approximately 12 minutes including a 3-minute walk at the end.

Tips For Staying Near Foothills Medical Centre

Location
Just north of the Bow River and east of central Calgary, the Foothills Medical Centre is part of the Alberta Health Services network with a plethora of patient services available on site.
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Parking
Parking is available in multiple lots on site. Daily, weekly and monthly passes are available. Rates start at $1.75 for each half hour, and $13 for 24 hours.
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Getting Around
The Trans-Canada Highway is just north of the hospital complex, at a 3-minute drive away, while downtown Calgary is an approximate 12-minute drive away. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is approximately 25 minutes away by car.

All of the area hotels are accessible by public transit. Single-ride adult fares are $3, but a day pass for unlimited travel can be purchased for $9. For system maps and more information, visit the Calgary Transit website. For wheelchair transit, Access Calgary operates door-to-door service when pre-booked.

As the Foothills Medical Centre is a big complex with many buildings, navigating it could be a little difficult. A map of the entire site was created by the University of Calgary.
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Dining
The Garden Deli and Timberline Cafe can be found on site for hot meals, and it is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner until 6:30 pm daily.
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Shopping
Friends Gift Shop in the front lobby sells a variety of gifts, from stuffed animals to jewellery and more, while Friends Too in the Tom Baker Cancer Centre also sells gifts, snacks and refreshments as well as lottery tickets.
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Money-saving
All of the below-mentioned hotels have confirmed that they offer a hospital discount depending on room availability. Plan on providing confirmation of the appointment to the hotel and make arrangements directly with the hotel. (Be sure to compare the medical rate offered by the hotel directly with rates available online to ensure the best price.)

All the hotels listed below also offer a complimentary breakfast and free parking to guests.
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