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Calgary Hotels: Expert Tips & Advice

Expert advice and suggestions to help you find the perfect Calgary hotel.

Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary

Calgary's landmark hotel, the Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary

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Calgary is a dynamic city known for its white-hat hospitality, down-home entertainment and "the great outdoors" activities. With the Alberta Rockies just a foothill away, this city offers beautiful mountain views as a backdrop. Whether visiting Calgary for business or for the Calgary Stampede (or both!), there is no shortage of places to stay. A huge variety of hotels and motels are available in Calgary. From modern and grand luxury hotels to clean and tidy budget motels, Calgary's accommodation selection is substantial. To help you decide where to stay, below is our list of the best Calgary hotels and motels.

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Editors' Picks

The following hotels represent some of our hand-picked, favourite hotels in Calgary, Alberta (relative to budget and type of travel). These selections are based on more than 15 years covering Calgary hotels and their surrounding attractions. Please Note: Our Top Hotel Picks are the sole opinions of WorldWeb.com editors, and not those of the site's owners or partners. Also, be sure to check the hotel's website directly to ensure accuracy of information.

Best Hotels Great Family Hotels

Deerfoot Inn & Casino Deerfoot Inn & Casino

1 Deerfoot Inn & Casino
You might be surprised to learn that this hotel is fun for the whole family. A twirly waterslide is complemented by a splash park, restaurants have kids' menus and family suites are available...making this our top family hotel.
Family suites

2 Travelodge Hotel Calgary Macleod Trail
Along with being budget-friendly, this hotel is also family friendly with its indoor pool and whirlpool. Rooms are equipped with pay-per-view movies and Nintendo.
In-room Nintendo
Indoor pool & whirlpool
Free continental breakfast

3 Delta Calgary South
We like this hotel for its easy access to the Calgary Zoo and Heritage Park. It comes with a pool (and waterslide!), several restaurants and is near major shopping.
Kids 6 & under eat free in restaurant
Kids 0 - 7 receive check-in kit
Best Hotels Best Downtown Hotels
Fairmont Palliser Hotel CalgaryFairmont Palliser Hotel

1 Fairmont Palliser Hotel Calgary
Can you say luxury? This hotel is every bit extravagant as it was when it opened in 1914. Guests feel like royalty. Even those not a staying as guests should visit this beautiful building and stay for a meal at the Rimrock or a cocktail in the Oak Room.
On-site health club & spa
Connecting skywalk to Telus Convention Centre

2 Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Calgary
On the budget end of things, this Holiday Inn is conveniently located on the west end of downtown, a short walk to the C-train. They boast the only free breakfast downtown.
Complimentary breakfast bar
Free parking

3 Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire
An all-suite hotel, this Sheraton has a great location on the cusp of Prince's Island Park and within the heart of downtown, making it great for business or pleasure.
Pet friendly
In-room spa services
11,000 sq ft of event space

Best Hotels Best Airport Hotels
Four Points by Sheraton Calgary AirportFour Points by Sheraton

1 Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport
This Calgary Airport hotel is our top pick because it has it all for business and pleasure. Indoor pool with waterslide, full-service spa, contemporary restaurant and lounge...need we say more?
In-room work desks
Indoor pool with waterslide
Full-service spa

2 Staybridge Suites Calgary Airport
Billed as an upscale extended stay hotel, this property is fit for comfort. And it is family friendly with an indoor pool and waterslide. A free hotel shuttle travels 7 km to the airport.
Free hot breakfast
Free airport shuttle

3 Best Western Airport Inn Calgary
A heated pool, fitness centre, hot tub and an option for an in-room hot tub are some highlights of this budget-minded hotel. They also have a complimentary airport shuttle.
Complimentary breakfast buffet
Free airport shuttle

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