Because it’s often compared to Dubai and Dallas - Calgary ‘does’ oil - it probably won’t surprise you that this is a city of business hotels, but the times in Calgary are a changin’ and our Guru’s list of the best places to stay in Calgary now includes some lovely boutique options. Many of the best places to stay in Calgary can be found in the heart of town - another legacy of the old business priorities.
Calgary has a reputation among other Canadian cities for being a bit American and a bit big business. But it’s also known for holding one of Canada’s largest parties: the Calgary Stampede, an amazing produce show and rodeo exhibition - and festival and parade. And for being the gateway to Banff and the Rockies.
If you’re not here for the Stampede in July, or the wintersports - or even if you are - you’ll probably want to check out Calgary Tower, the Glenbow Museum, Fort Calgary and the aspirational Art Gallery of Calgary. If you’re here with your family - and this is a family friendly place to visit - the zoo and Telus Spark, the science museum, are worth checking out.
Calgary is also just coming into its own when it comes to foodie fashion, so there are some quite exciting new restaurants popping up to keep you entertained in the evenings.
Our pick of the best places to stay in Calgary are popular properties, so if you want to secure a room, do yourself a favour and book early.
Still not sure which is the best place to stay in Calgary for you? Browse through our list of all the best places to stay in Calgary, expland your search to include all our Alberta recommendations, or contact one of our friendly Gurus for advice.
Bohemian Kensington district is ideal for those seeking boutique shops, independent cafes and buzzy life of Calgary. Modern rooms are the epitome of comfort, with access to tasting menus and Chef's table at the restaurant. Local exploring is on the cards, as are back to nature family activities.
A luxury boutique hotel under the shadow of the iconic Calgary Tower. The opulent suites feature feather and down comforters, plush linens, original modern art and stylish bathrooms. The downtown location keeps your finger on Calgary's pulse. Cutting edge contemporary, with a classic feel.