Editor's Top 4 Picks

Editor's Picks
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$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$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$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

5 Other Hotels Close to University of Calgary

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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 operated by a university, Alma Hotel is located on the southern section of campus and can provide dormitory-style accommodation for large groups in the summer months, or traditional-style rooms in the winter months and year round.
  • 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$62 
Northwest Calgary hotel with indoor pool and waterslide but mixed room reviews
This budget option is an 11-minute walk, or 3-minute drive from the university campus.
  • Free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to the University of Calgary and shopping
  • Several guests found the staff to be friendly and knowledgeable
  • Some lodgers were satisfied with their well-equipped and quiet rooms
  • Some guests reported worn rooms and some cleaning issues
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Book from ~C$52 
Northwest Calgary budget hotel near C-Train with kitchenettes, free breakfast & free parking
This affordable Econo Lodge at the intersection of the Trans-Canada Highway and Crowchild Trail is a 3-minute drive or approximate 20-minute walk from U of C.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, continental breakfast, local calls
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the train station and downtown Calgary
  • The hotel's rates were described as affordable by numerous guests
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their well-equipped and comfortable rooms
  • Guests were pleased with recently renovated rooms
  • Noise transfer from adjacent rooms was mentioned by a few reviewers
  • Some guests said the Wi-Fi was spotty
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Book from ~C$123 
Popular Calgary hotel near McMahon Stadium with indoor pool and free hot breakfast 
This Quality Inn Hotel on Banff Trail is a 3-minute drive, or 16-minute walk from the U of C campus.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, outdoor parking, pet stays, local calls, bottled water
  • Rooms were clean and modern with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy walk to the C-Train, McMahon Stadium and an easy drive U of C and downtown
  • Staff were welcoming, helpful and efficient
  • Guests enjoyed the breakfast and dining on site
  • Good value according to some
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • Underground parking is $10 per day
  • Noise transferred from the road and rooms overhead
  • Some said pool was small and could be viewed from the lounge
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Good value and comfortable northwest Calgary motel with kitchens and outdoor pool
Situated just off of the Trans-Canada Highway, Canada's Best Value Inn is a 4-minute drive, or 20-minute walk from the university campus.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good according to online reviewers
  • Good value at this motel according to guests
  • Staff were very helpful and accommodating said guests
  • Location was well liked, close to Hwy 1, C-Train and restaurants
  • Guests appreciated the free continental breakfast
  • No elevator
  • Dated decor according to guests
  • A small breakfast room with limited seating said some guests

Tips For Staying Near University of Calgary

Situated just northeast of downtown Calgary, just south of the Bow River, the University of Calgary is a public research facility with 14 faculties and over 85 research institutions.

The university also has a number of other campuses. The West Campus overlooks the Bow River adjacent to the school and will be home to future developments. The downtown campus is an 11-minute drive from the Main Campus and opened in 2010, but is still in the second stage of development. An off-shoot of the school has been established in Doha, Qatar focusing on Bachelors of Nursing studies.
Getting Around
Located just off the main Crowchild Trail NW, the school's campus is flanked by a number of major roads. The Trans-Canada Highway is just a 3-minute drive from the south public parking lots. Downtown Calgary is a 12-minute drive, while the Calgary International Airport (YYC) is an approximate 20-minute drive.

The campus itself is spread over an area larger than that of the downtown core, at 530 acres. Therefore PDF maps and interactive room finders can be found on the school's website.

Walking from north-south of the campus takes 15 minutes, while walking west-east takes approximately 30 minutes.

Potential students can book campus tours to learn more about the campus and get a feel for the community itself. Information sessions are also available throughout Western Canada for prospective students and parents by RSVP. Videos created by students, for students, can also be found for further information on the school, residences and Calgary. 

The University C-Train Station is situated on the east side of the campus. A number of bus routes also serve the campus. Guests staying at one of the number of hotels in Motel Village can hop on the C-Train at Banff Trail for one stop to cut down on walking time. A single-ride adult fare is $3 and an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $9 for one adult, for one day. More fare and route information can be found on the Calgary Transit website.

Sustainable initiatives are in place for those who require commuting by car to work. Students and faculty can register for a carpooling program, allowing for cheaper parking fees and the best spots in the lot. Car3Go also offers hourly rental vehicles for temporary use. More information on the programs and to register can be found on their website.
The University of Calgary Dinos are the official sports team for the school and the name applies to a number of different varsity sports. A calendar of events can be found on the Dinos' website.
Visitor parking is available at a number of lots on a pay-per-entry or metered system. Prices range from $4 per hour, to a daily maximum of $24. Detailed parking price lists, including semester, annual and residence permit prices, as well as parking lot maps can be found on the school's website.
Food services is operated by Chartwell and covers well-known brands such as Tim Hortons, Starbucks, Pizza Pizza, On the Go and Extreme Pita, as well as dining options in the dining centre. For detailed menus and maps, visit the Chartwell website.