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.

Our Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$134 CAD
Popular and pet-friendly downtown Calgary hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free Wi-Fi
The Delta Bow Valley 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 ~$144 CAD
Downtown Calgary hotel near Calgary Tower with indoor pool, restaurants and Starbucks
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 ~$172 CAD
Stylish luxury hotel in downtown Calgary with tech amenities, day spa, restaurant & lounge
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 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.

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Book from ~$134 CAD
Calgary hotel near city centre with indoor and kiddie pools and free hot breakfast
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Book from ~$136 CAD
Calgary airport hotel 14 min to YYC with free: shuttle & parking, indoor pool & waterslide
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Book from ~$169 CAD
Calgary airport hotel 13 mins to YYC with free shuttle, free parking and restaurant
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Book from ~$117 CAD
Good value south Calgary hotel with jacuzzi suites, indoor pool, waterslide, free breakfast
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Book from ~$179 CAD
Well-liked Calgary hotel near McMahon Stadium with indoor pool, restaurant & free breakfast 
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Book from ~$149 CAD
Northwest Calgary hotel on Banff Trail with indoor pool, waterslide and kitchenette suites 
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Book from ~$83 CAD
Pet-friendly south Calgary hotel with indoor pool and free breakfast but many complaints

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.

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.