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Where to Stay in Calgary – a neighborhood guide

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Founded on a history of oil and known as a city of business, Calgary has added a hefty dose of color to its stripes over the years. As well being the site of one of Canada’s wildest celebrations in the July Stampede, it’s become a year-round hive of culture. There’s a good stock of trendy neighborhoods sporting everything you could want from an urban break, with plenty of great places to stay.
Hotels in Downtown Calgary

 

 

If you’re looking for something a little bit fancy, this is probably the place for you. The hotels in Downtown Calgary are some of the finest in the city, including high-rises offering views across the center. As well as enticing pools, and well-stocked fitness centers, some hotels also rock an avant-garde look with contemporary art and vintage furniture.

 

Beltline

 

 

In conveniently close proximity to Downtown, the Beltline includes both the 17th Avenue Retail and Entertainment District – or the Red Mile, as it’s known when the Calgary Flames make the playoffs – and Victoria Park. Victoria Park is a lively community boasting a wealth of trendy independent retailers and cool as heck cafés, while 17th Avenue is the go-to place for all your shopping needs.

 

Hotels in Beltline

 

 

There are a fair variety of accommodation styles scattered across this part of Calgary, but suites and apartments are the norm. If you choose to bed down for a few nights in a comfortable mid-range condo, you’ll be able to enjoy self-catering facilities, the occasional balcony, free parking, and premium comforts.

 

Banff Trail

 

 

If you’re in need of a quieter setting away from the main drag, Banff Trail could be the place for you. This residential area is great for dining, with all sorts of restaurants, fast food joints, cafés, and sandwich bars at which to grab a bite to eat. You’ll also have a good choice of green spaces to enjoy, with Canmore Park the pick of the lot if you fancy a picnic, a game of tennis, or perhaps a quick cool down at the spray park.

 

Hotels in Banff Trail

 

 

The hotels in Banff Trail are good if you’re traveling on a slightly smaller budget. Typically 2 or 3 starred, clean, and comfortable, many have their own pools and offer free breakfasts. There are a couple more unique and expensive options, with premium perks guaranteeing maximum relaxation. The hotels in this area afford good access to Calgary University and McMahon Stadium.

 

Northeast Calgary

 

 

Home to Calgary International Airport, the northeast of the city makes for a very agreeable location from which to enjoy Calgary, whether you’re visiting on business or on vacation. McCall Lake Golf Course is an urban oasis where you can hone your skills with friends, colleagues, and family, while the Aero Space Museum houses a fascinating collection of civilian, military, and commercial aircraft.

 

Hotels in Northeast Calgary

 

 

An array of reliable, chain hotels provide comfort and convenience in this part of the city. While some are fairly unremarkable to look at, others have individual touches like rustic, lodge-like decor and amenities like tennis courts. Free WiFi and free breakfasts are common perks.