I've heard that Calgary is a great city for getting around by car due to it's trails that wind their way through the city kind of like a plate of spaghetti. It seems that travelling by public transit is another story though as it takes so long to get somewhere by bus.

We've highlighted the closest hotels to the Calgary hospital known as Rockyview General Hospital and listed driving times as well as public transit times to the hospital from each hotel. My recommendation is to drive or be driven to and from the hospital to save yourself a lot of stress.

I've tried to locate the best places to stay based upon best value. In order to make my decision, I analyzed and compared the hotels listed below for price, amenities offered, freebies and medical rate offered, and the all-important guest reviews online which give us inside knowledge on how the hotel performs in terms of service, cleanliness and irritations such as noise and lack of upkeep etc.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$134 CAD
Pet-friendly south Calgary hotel near Deerfoot Trail with indoor pool, dining & kitchenettes
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were stylish and clean with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to Deerfoot Trail, big box shopping and walking trails
  • Staff were polite and friendly according to guests
  • Guests had good meals on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Guests found some of the rooms small and cramped
  • Some guests complained of small maintenance issues
  • Some guests said the AC units did not cool well
  • Business centre use costs $5 for 20 minutes or $10 per hour
The Sandman is my pick for best value near Rockyview. Wi-Fi and parking are free and it had one of the lowest room rates on the day I compared all the hotels. It also has the highest recommendation rate of the 10 hotels that are closest to the hospital. It may provide a hospital rate to those who call and ask, as they stated that they were willing to negotiate a rate. 

In terms of facilities they have food readily available on site through a variety of restaurants (Denny's, Moxies and Shark Club) which adds considerable convenience. The staff of this hotel are well liked for being courteous and friendly and having gone out of their way to help.

Guests say the hotel feels new and clean and is quiet and comfortable. There have been complaints about small rooms where the beds take up the entire space and I must say that some of the pictures reveal this, but I also realize that this is not the case for every room. You may have to specify your needs when booking. Also microwaves and mini-fridges are not standard amenities in all rooms.
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Book from ~$130 CAD
Popular & pet-friendly south central Calgary hotel with outdoor pool, restaurant & lounge
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, updated and spacious said guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by online reviewers
  • Many enjoyed meals and buffets at the hotel
  • Staff were very helpful, efficient and friendly said guests
  • Location convenient to the city, shopping, restaurants and downtown by car
  • Many thought the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Some felt the breakfast or restaurant prices were a little high
The Blackfoot Inn is another decent choice for hotels near to the hospital. It has an equally high recommendation rate online. A medical rate is available for the asking, and Wi-Fi and parking are included in the reasonable room rate offered.

There are four restaurants on site for guests and room service available. Guests say the staff here are professional and helpful. The hotel has clean, comfortable rooms which are newly renovated and decorated in a modern theme and several reviewers have commented regarding the comfort of the beds and reported good pillows and linens and a great rest. Also mini-fridges do not come in all rooms, although it may be possible to request one.

Many guests have been quite delighted with their stays, but some have experienced noise transfer from the hallways and from outside of the hotel from traffic.
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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 ~$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 ~$166 CAD
Highly praised southeast Calgary hotel with indoor pool, waterslide and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, hot breakfast, all day coffee & tea
  • Rooms were very clean, well equipped and comfortable
  • Location was handy to Mcleod Trail, groceries, restaurants, shopping and C-Train
  • Staff were pleasant and accommodating said guests
  • Wi-Fi rated as excellent by online reviewers
  • Guests ofen enjoyed the pool and waterslide
  • Many were pleased with the free breakfast
Cons
  • Occasionally a guest found the hotel noisy due to children in the hallways or in rooms nearby
  • Some found the hotel difficult to find or access
  • Some returning guests missed the steak house which was next door (although a pub has replaced it)
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Book from ~$151 CAD
Friendly south Calgary hotel with all-year outdoor pool, popular sports pub, jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, (breakfast with some rates)
  • Guests found clean rooms with comfortable beds
  • Staff were very well liked at this hotel and commended for being friendly
  • Guests said they enjoyed meals at a reasonable cost on site
  • Wi-Fi received good scores from guests overall in reviews
  • Convenient location to public transit, restaurants, shopping, Chinook Centre and Heritage Park
Cons
  • Some guests said they had small rooms
  • A few guests found rooms near to the elevators noisy
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Book from ~$139 CAD
Well-liked south Calgary hotel with indoor pool and waterslide, free Wi-Fi and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Friendly, responsive staff, according to guests
  • A number of guests enjoyed the pool and the waterslide
  • Clean, spacious rooms, according to guests
  • Many guests enjoyed comfortable beds at this hotel
  • Some guests highlighted this hotel's location for being close to restaurants and shopping
  • Guests said Atrium rooms had been refurbished and were better than Tower rooms
  • Some guests enjoyed breakfasts and other meals at the hotel
Cons
  • Some guests complained about spotty Wi-Fi connections
  • Some guests complained about the older condition of the Tower rooms
  • A couple of guests thought the hotel was overpriced
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Book from ~$140 CAD
Good value southeast Calgary hotel with indoor pool, waterslide and well-liked dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, newspapers
  • Rooms clean, spacious and comfortable said guests
  • Location was handy to main roads and the Chinook Centre mall
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good overall by reviewers
  • Good value according to several guests for the rooms
  • Staff were accommodating and very friendly said guests
  • Pool and hot tub clean and well maintained said guests
  • Guests were fond of the on-site dining
Cons
  • Several guests felt the hotel was somewhat dated
  • Fitness room was small said guests
  • A few found beds uncomfortably hard
  • Location a little out of the way for some guests

5 Other Hotels Close to Rockyview Hospital

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Book from ~$79 CAD
South Calgary budget hotel on Macleod Trail with indoor pool and some renovated rooms
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many found clean and comfortable, newly renovated rooms
  • Location convenient to highways, Chinook Centre, and restaurants
  • Guests liked the friendly service from staff
  • Many found the breakfast to be adequate and add value
  • Good value for the renovated rooms, according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by guests
Cons
  • No elevator to second floor
  • Some guests complained of worn beds and dated rooms
  • Some found amenities that worked poorly
  • Some felt their rooms needed better cleaning
  • Smoke and musty odours a problem for some guests
Location
Located on a commercial strip on Macleod Trail SE, the Econo Lodge is a 6-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
In order to take public transit, guests will need to make the 14-minute walk to the Heritage LRT Station and can take bus #20 to the hospital. Total travel time is approximately 28 minutes with another 3-minute walk to the hospital from the final stop.
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Book from ~$100 CAD
Basic Calgary hotel an easy drive to city centre with free breakfast but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to highway access and shopping
  • Some lodgers were satisfied with their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • Two floors, no elevator
  • Some guests reported dated decor and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms
  • Noise transfer was reported by some reviewers
  • Guests reviews were mixed concerning staff
Location
Located on the north-south artery called Macleod Trail SE, near to strip malls, this Travelodge is a 7-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
In order to get to the hospital, guests can take the #20 at Heritage LRT Station (about a 14-minute walk from the hotel). Total travel time is approximately 29 minutes including a 3-minute walk to the hospital from the last stop.
Money-saving
A medical rate is offered to guests, based on availability, and a proof of appointment letter must be provided at check-in. Also included in the medical rate is a complimentary breakfast. Please contact the hotel directly if interested.
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Older south Calgary budget hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi, but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Guests found the location convenient to public transit, downtown and the Chinook Centre mall
  • Affordable prices according to guests
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Guests said the hotel was in need of better cleaning and renovations
  • Staff received mixed reviews
  • Some guests complained of musty odours and small rooms
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Book from ~$126 CAD
Under 10 minutes by car south of the downtown area, guests liked the location of this hotel
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Good service from staff, according to guests
  • Clean rooms, according to guests
  • Guests liked the location of this hotel
Cons
  • Ageing decor, according to guests
  • Some guests felt that rooms were small
Location
Located at a commercial intersection, this Holiday Inn is an approximate 8-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
At a 4-minute walk from 39 St. LRT Station, guests can catch LRT #201 headed to Heritage LRT Station, where the #20 bus will take them to the doors of the hospital. Total travel time is approximately 40 minutes including the 3-minute walk to the hospital.
Money-saving
A medical rate is offered to guests, based on availability, who book directly with the hotel.
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Book from ~$109 CAD
Calgary downtown hotel with indoor pool and hot tub but mixed room reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to downtown and restaurants
  • Several lodgers were satisfied with their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn rooms and housekeeping issues
  • The hotel's pool, hot tub and elevator were reported as out of service at times

Tips For Staying Near Rockyview Hospital

Location
Situated on the shores of the Glenmore Reservoir in the city of Calgary, the Rockyview General Hospital is a part of the Alberta Health Services Network offering emergency and surgery services, as well as one of the province's best urology departments.
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Getting Around
Glenmore Trail SW Highway 8 is just a 2-minute drive from the hospital, while the Trans-Canada Highway 1 is a 13-minute drive away. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a 20-minute drive away.

None of the below-listed hotels are within walking distance of the hospital and it's advisable to have someone drive patients to (or from) the hospital from the hotel as the transit routes are long and tedious and can involve long walks from this area of town.

Public transit is available to the below-mentioned hotels through Calgary Transit. A single-ride adult fare is $3, while an unlimited-ride daily pass can be purchased for $9. More information and scheduled route maps can be found on their website. Bus #20 stops within 3 minutes of the hospital grounds and is the route most feasible from the below listed hotels.
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Parking
There are three lots for guests of the Rockyview General Hospital. All rates start at $2 per half hour, with a maximum of $13 per day. Weekly and monthly passes are available.
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Dining
The Coffee Cart makes rounds throughout the Highwood building daily from 7:45 am to 9:45 pm. Good Earth Cafe, serving coffee and baked goods, is in the main lobby of the Highwood building and is open daily to 9 pm. 

Healthy Trendz serves up healthy dining options from 7 am to 2 pm daily. Highwood Cafe serves as the Rockyview Hospital cafeteria, and is open 24 hours. Rocky Roast, a coffee shop in the Ambulatory Care building, is open daily to 10 pm.
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Money-saving
Some of the below-listed hotels offer a medical rate when booking directly with the hotel. All are based on availability, and some may require a proof of appointment letter. It's advisable to compare the hotel's medical rates with what is available online at the time of your intended stay to ensure you have the best price.
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