Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$123 
West Calgary hotel near Canada Olympic Park with spa, restaurant, indoor pool & waterslide

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free bottled water
  • Clean, spacious rooms, according to guests
  • Guests commented on friendly, helpful staff
  • Guests liked the location, close to Canada Olympic Park and nearby restaurants, amenities
  • Guests were bothered by street noise and by noise from other guests
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Book from ~C$50 
Well-liked boutique motel with modern decor, free breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi 

  • 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
  • Small rooms, according to some guests
  • Guests were disturbed by street noise and by noise from other guests
  • No elevator to 2nd floor
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Book from ~C$53 
Highly praised & pet-friendly northwest Calgary hotel with well-equipped rooms & great staff 

  • 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
  • Some guests thought the parking spaces were small
  • A few guests were disturbed by street noise and by noise from other guests
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Book from ~C$69 
Well-liked Calgary hotel near McMahon Stadium with indoor pool, restaurant & free breakfast 

  • 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
  • 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 ~C$70 
Northwest Calgary hotel on Banff Trail with indoor pool, waterslide and kitchenette suites 

  • 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
  • A few guests felt that the room rate was high
  • Some guests were bothered by noise from neighbouring guests
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Book from ~C$62 
Good value south Calgary hotel with jacuzzi suites, indoor pool, waterslide, free breakfast

  • 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
  • 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 ~C$91 
Popular and pet-friendly downtown Calgary hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free Wi-Fi

  • 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
  • Weekday parking is $22 for self-parking and $32 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 ~C$95 
Pet-friendly downtown Calgary hotel near Calgary Tower with indoor pool and restaurants

  • 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
  • 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 ~C$74 
Popular Calgary airport hotel 13 min to YYC with free shuttle, free parking and waterpark

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle, pet stays
  • Many guests liked the location for its proximity to the airport, downtown and restaurants
  • The waterpark was a hit with many guests
  • Guests found the rooms and beds comfortable
  • The staff received lots of praise from guests
  • Some guests felt the rooms and the food on site were expensive
  • Guests who had poolside rooms found them noisy until 10 pm at night
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Book from ~C$127 
Stylish luxury hotel in downtown Calgary with modern amenities, day spa, restaurant & lounge

  • 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
  • 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

5 Other Hotels Close to Calaway Park

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Book from ~C$86 
Older hotel near Canada Olympic Park with indoor pool, restaurant and free parking
Situated across the street from Canada Olympic Park, this Sandman Hotel is a 9-minute drive from the amusement park.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Some guests found clean rooms with comfortable beds
  • Location was great for accessing the Trans-Canada Hwy at the western edge of Calgary
  • Staff were polite and friendly said guests
  • Guests liked having Denny‚Äôs on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by online reviewers
  • Some thought the rooms needed a good scrubbing
  • Rooms were often too hot and the AC units were noisy and ineffective
  • Bathrooms, furniture and carpets needed updates said guests
  • Some guests found their rooms small
  • Some couples found the double-size beds (not queens) too small
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Book from ~C$80 
Calgary hotel on the U of C campus with small but modern rooms, free breakfast & free Wi-Fi
The first hotel in Canada to be owned and fully operated by a university, the Alma Hotel sits on the University of Calgary campus, just a 16-minute drive from the amusement park.
  • 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
  • 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
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Book from ~C$91 
Pet-friendly Cochrane (Alberta) hoteI with indoor pool and suites with full kitchens
Situated among a strip of hotels in Cochrane, this Days Inn hotel is a 15-minute drive from the park.
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring both the Cochrane and Calgary area by car
  • Several guests praised the variety at the free breakfast
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the halls
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from inside and outside the hotel
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Book from ~C$87 
Friendly Cochrane hotel near Hwy 22 and dining with kitchenettes and free breakfast
Situated among a cluster of hotels in Cochrane, northwest of the amusement park, this Super 8 is a 15-minute drive from Calaway Park.
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Several guests complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • A couple of reviewers found their rooms to be clean, quiet and comfortable
  • A few reviewers complained that their rooms were equipped with older TVs
  • A couple of guests were disappointed that this property did not have a pool
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Book from ~C$113 
Smoke-free property with free breakfast, and clean, comfortable rooms
Located in the town of Cochrane, this Ramada is an approximate 15-minute drive from the park.
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests found their rooms to be generally comfortable
  • A few reviewers described their rooms as clean and quiet
  • A few guests said that their in-room TVs were old and not in good working condition

Tips For Staying Near Calaway Park

Located in Springbock, Rocky View County an approximate 25-minute drive west of Calgary's city centre, this amusement park features a number of rides and attractions suitable for a full day of family fun set against the backdrop of the Rocky Mountains.

The seasonal park is open from May to October, and adult rates are $35.95, while children aged 3-6 are $29. Prices do not include GST. Family passes and discounts are also available. More information on admission costs can be found on their website.
Rides vary from children's and family-friendly roller coasters and spinning rides to a full-out corkscrew roller coaster and thrill rides. For a full list of rides available and their descriptions, visit the Calaway Park website.

Stage shows are put on throughout the season and are included in the day's admission cost. Information on the shows can be found throughout the park, or on their website leading up to and during the season.

A 3D theatre playing set shows throughout the season can also be found in the middle of the park. Admission is included in your day pass and showtimes vary. Show information can be found online.
Getting Around
The park itself is one of the largest in Western Canada, so orienting yourself with a map of the area is a necessity. A map can be found on their website for those looking to plan their day in advance, or guests can pick one up upon entry to the park. Guests can also go on a virtual tour on their website.

The park is located on the Trans-Canada Highway, an approximate 3-minute drive from the on-ramp. Downtown Calgary is a 25-minute drive away, while the Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a 28-minute drive away.

There is no public transit service to Calaway Park, but bus route #408 to Canada Olympic Park is the closest option. From there, guests would have to take a taxi service into the park, an approximate 10-minute drive.
Free parking is available to guests.
A number of picnic areas (indicated with a picnic bench on the map) around the park are available for those wishing to save some money on dining out. 

There are 23 locations where guests to the park can find something to nibble on, including five restaurants. Whether you're looking for hamburgers, pizza, subs or ice cream and popcorn snacks, hungry visitors won't be hungry for long.
A number of packages are available for guests taking advantage of the on-site Calaway RV Park and Campground, including a night's stay and admission to the park. 

Some of the hotels listed below may offer packages that include admission to the park, but offers change seasonally. Contact the hotel directly to inquire about amusement park packages, and always compare rates to ensure you're getting the best deal.
Other Tips
A number of rides have height restrictions due to safety requirements. A height chart can be found on their website outlining which rides require certain heights and above.

For those travelling with pets, a dog kennel is available on site for $5 per dog, per day on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Strollers, lockers and wheelchairs can also be rented out by the day for visitors to the park.