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Besides the rooms, comfy beds and stunning city views, guests enjoyed the service and hospitality of this hotel and mentioned the breakfast buffet as being a highlight. Business travellers enjoy the hotel’s proximity to the business district and airport, the overnight shoe-shine service and the extra perks of the concierge lounge with included food and drinks.
There are clever fold-down ironing boards, built-in TVs and spacious luggage-storage areas in the rooms properly utilizing space, so guests do not feel cramped. Additionally, guests are pampered with well-stocked mini bars, Kindle e-readers and laptops in their rooms. To top it all off, the rooms offer great city views of downtown Calgary.
There is dining and lounging on site with the Charcut Roast House and Lounge Central 889 for cocktails and appetizers. Guests can work out when it suits them with a 24-hour fitness centre, and find some deeper relaxation in the hotel's hot tub and luxury spa treatments. Included in the room rate are Wi-Fi, Ethernet high speed Internet access, and a continental breakfast.
Choosing A Hotel in Calgary
Most Popular and Nearby Places of Interest
Downtown Calgary: central to most of the action, however hotel rooms are at a premium
Calgary Airport: many hotels to choose from, most just south of the airport
Calgary Stampede: an annual rodeo, exhibition and festival held every July in Calgary
Heritage Park: historical village with over 100 exhibits
Calaway Park: Western Canada's largest outdoor family amusement park
Calgary Zoo: centrally located in Bridgeland, Calgary, a 5-minute drive east of downtown
Canada Olympic Park: winter downhill skiing, snowboarding, cross-country skiing; summer camps, festivals, bike trails, zip line
McMahon Stadium: Canadian football stadium located in Calgary, home to the Calgary Stampeders
Saddledome: is a concert and sports venue and Calgary's primary indoor arena
Calgary Tower: a 191-metre free standing observation tower in downtown Calgary
Calgary Convention Centre: hosts conventions, trade shows, expos, banquets and sophisticated galas
Cross Iron Mills Mall: CrossIron Mills is Alberta's newest shopping, dining and entertainment centre located just north of Calgary
What Calgary is all about
Calgary's geography is unique as it is located in a transition area between the Canadian Rockies and Prairies. With a population of roughly 1 million, it is the third largest city in Canada. Calgary is a destination for 3.1 million tourist and business travellers to attend the city's various events, festivals and attractions - most notably The Calgary Stampede.
What to do in Calgary
If you're planning to stay downtown, you'll be in either the West end, the Commercial Core or the East Village. And don't worry if you don't have a vehicle; the Calgary Transit's LRT system gets you everywhere you need to go. Do yourself a favour while you're in Calgary and check out the Calgary Zoo - it's one of North America's best. And to get a closer look at an entirely different breed of animal, check out the Calgary sports fan at either a Stampeders (CFL) or Flames (NHL) game.
What to pack when visiting Calgary
If you are visiting Calgary in the winter, be sure to pack and dress warmly. Minus double digits (Celsius) are not uncommon. In fact, some record lows are down to 30 and 40 below zero (although this is not the average). Summers are mild with average temperatures of 20 degrees above zero, however it has been known to get to high 20s and low 30s on occasion.
Calgary is a pretty bustling place with a lot to keep you entertained. Most travellers may find considerable time can be spent exploring the city without having to make a day trip elsewhere. However, if you are inclined Edmonton is roughly 300km to the north. In addition, visitors are only 80 km east of the Rockies, which means only 90 minutes to Banff and Canmore, and only two hours to magnificent Lake Louise.