Hotels in Calgary can be on the pricey side. I looked for good value hotels in Calgary that still provide guests with great amenities and which are located conveniently.
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Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
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
This hotel offers a classy venue with great city views for a reasonable price in a very good downtown location. Being in walking distance to downtown attractions, restaurants and shops, it’s a great choice for the business or pleasure traveller. Guests travelling in winter will benefit from being connected to the Skywalk giving easy access to most of the downtown. Guests who want to relax at the hotel will enjoy Elements Bistro which offers great dining and a lounge on site with Starbucks attached. Offering the best of both worlds, the hotel not only allows families to bring their pets, but also offers “Pure” rooms which are guaranteed hypoallergenic.
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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
The Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel is a great choice for guests who want to explore the Calgary’s downtown district on foot. It’s situated right across from the Calgary Tower, the Glenbow Museum is next door and Stephen Avenue is just around the corner with Calgary’s best shops, entertainment and restaurants. Even the Stampede and Saddledome can be reached on foot from this hotel.

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.

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Book from ~$245 CAD
Stylish luxury hotel in downtown Calgary with modern amenities, day spa, restaurant & lounge
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, continental breakfast, newspapers
  • Rooms were spacious, very clean and modern said guests
  • Location was prime, in walking distance of restaurants, shops, attractions and public transit
  • Staff provided great service said guests
  • Many guests enjoyed the restaurant on site
  • Wi-Fi was excellent according to guests
Cons
  • Valet parking is $42 weekdays and $20 weekends, per day
  • Several guests felt the free breakfast could use more imagination and selection
  • Bathrooms and showers did not provide full privacy due to sliding doors and glass shower walls with venetian blinds
  • Some wished for blackout blinds to fully block out light
Le Germain Hotel Calgary is the most luxurious of my picks. This is a stylish and elegant hotel, in a prime downtown location, perfect for celebrating a special occasion. It enjoys rave reviews from former guests for its excellent design, modern décor and for offering the best amenities available. 10-foot ceilings add a sense of space and luxury, the beds offer comfort and beauty and dimmer switches for the lights provide soft and relaxing lighting for the evening. Spacious bathrooms are well lit providing for a close shave and perfectly applied makeup, and add to the overall sense of luxury with huge rain showers and designer toiletries.

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 a well-stocked mini bar, loaner iPad and laptop 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.

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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 ~$151 CAD
Popular Calgary airport hotel 10 min to YYC offers suites with kitchens, pool & freebies
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking airport shuttle, weekday evening light meals, grocery shopping
  • Many guests thought the rooms were clean, modern and well-appointed
  • The staff were complimented by many guests
  • Many guests felt the hotel had high quality amenities and services

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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 ~$132 CAD
Calgary airport hotel 13 minutes to YYC with restaurant, free shuttle and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Close to YYC and to Sunridge Mall, according to guests
  • Good service from staff, according to guests
  • Guests felt that they received good value for the price point
Cons
  • Pool was small and cold, according to some guests
  • Parking spaces limited and tight, according to a few guests

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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 ~$176 CAD
Highly praised downtown Calgary hotel near Eau Claire Market with indoor pool & waterslide
Pros
  • Free amenities: pet stays and Club Members get free Wi-Fi
  • Guests loved the clean and spacious suites
  • Staff were absolutely amazing said guests
  • The location was excellent, close to dining, shopping, the Bow River and trails
  • Guests liked the quality of the breakfast buffet
  • Many thought the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Wi-Fi costs $12.60 or $22.60 per 24 hours
  • Valet parking costs $29 for weekends and $42 for weekdays per night
  • There was the occasional complaint of noise either from inside or outside the hotel

Editor's Picks
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

Tips For Staying In Calgary

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.

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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.


Surrounding Area
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.

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