My daughter and her boyfriend have a very nice apartment located within easy walking distance of the downtown core of the city. The beautiful tree-lined streets of Calgary are more like a town and the traffic is very easy to deal with. Being on the Prairies, the streets are generally built in straight lines, so there is not much danger of getting confused. We found the city very easy to navigate.
Since this is only a single bedroom apartment, we decided that it would be best if we had our own accommodations as close by as we could get. It worked out well as we had very enjoyable evenings sitting and talking about all sorts of things before Sue and I made the short walk back to our hotel. The weather was very cooperative as well - not even a hint of rain or cold temperatures.
After our first two days in Calgary, I realized that our daughter's accommodations situation was not going to be able to handle us for two nights when we returned from Cold Lake. With the Calgary Stampede slated to open the same day that we returned, I figured I had better start looking for alternate arrangements while I still had a few days to spare! From Cold Lake, I checked on the internet for hotel availability but came up empty. Remembering how much we enjoy B&Bs on our travels, I switched to them next and soon came across Hughes House B&B, a 3-story Victorian style house built in 1914. A telephone call soon had it all sorted out - we could have the attic room at a reasonable price. It sounded good to me, so the reservation was confirmed then and there on the telephone.
On arrival, our host Kelly made us feel right at home. The B&B is located in a beautiful area of Calgary, within walking distance of the downtown core, including the Lions Gate bridge and the Calgary Tower. Our upstairs room was very comfortable and even had its own highspeed wireless internet connection. We had a shared bathroom with a room directly across the hall from ours, but there was never any issue regarding availibily of the modern and clean bathroom. One floor down was a kitchen for the guests, including a refrigerator, table, chairs, sink, utensils and even a washer and dryer that we used to clean up our 9-days worth of dirty clothes. On our final evening in Calgary before departing for Waterton Lakes NP, a small group of guests gathered on the front porch for a chat. One young lady was from Calgary and had travelled extensively, now living in Switzerland and had returned for a week in her home town. A Quebec man was waiting for both his motorcycle and girlfriend to arrive (they did the next day) so they could start a 10,000-km biking trip through British Columbia to California and back to Quebec through the USA. Another well-to-do couple from British Columbia also joined in the festivities as more wine, cheese and pizza was produced by Kelly! Both the BC man and Kelly entertained us on the living room piano with classical tunes as the night wore on. Near midnight, we all got into Kelly's Mercedes for a drive to a nearby overlook of Calgary where we watched fireworks from the Stampede! We then returned to the house and by the time the party wound down, it was close to 3:30 AM! Our enjoyment of these experiences made me think to ask Kelly if he had an opening on our final night in Alberta after our 1-week trip to the south. He said no problem, so I cancelled my previous reservation at the Holiday Inn Express. We did return, and it was just like coming home!
This is just what the name says; it's a village of motels. There are all sorts of motels to choose from -- mom and pop establishments to the swanky Hamptons Inn and Holiday Inn. There is also some restaurants there, like Denny's (diner food), Red Lobster, Phil's Pancake House, and a McDonald's. It is also conveniently on the LRT line.
One-stop shopping for accommodation!
I haven't actually stayed here, but have toured the premises -- we were planning to have our wedding here, but ended up having to change our plans.
This elegant 1912 house is tastefully decorated and centrally located near downtown. The proprietor was friendly and hospitable; I wouldn't hesitate to book here.
The Hyatt is one of Calgary's classier hotels and is unique in the fact that in building it, the hotel managed to incorporate it into an existing historic row of sandstone building facades on Stephen Avenue Mall. The rooms are nicely decorated, but a bit smaller than expected, and we were in a corner room.
The staff are, for the most part, extremely professional, and the beautiful lobby, that runs the length of the hotel and is connected to the Telus Convention Centre, is worth checking out if you are just passing by.
The only negative thing I have to say about the hotel is that on staying there for a spa package, the bed we had was extremely soft and uncomfortable. So, soft, in fact, that we kept rolling downhill into each other all night. Not a good thing when all you want to do is sleep! When we complained to the front desk in the a.m., the clerk seemed to just want to hurry up the transaction and could have cared less that we had a less than ideal stay. However, when we carried our complaint to the manager, it was graciously handled and we were compensated for our inconvenience.
The Stillwater Spa is located in the hotel, and the Hyatt is conveniently located in the downtown core. The hotel restaurant, Thomson's, has decent food if you want to eat in, and fairly reasonably priced. Their buffet breakfast is excellent, not a huge offering, but all the important stuff -- baking, eggs benny, omelet station, the usual breakfast items, and killer cinammon buns, warm and oozing icing.
Situated on walking distance from downtown Calgary, just an ideal base to explore the capital of Alberta.
A new modern home with all kinds of facilities.
Rooms: different types, try to stay in the so called Southwest or Northwest Room, a little bit more expensive, but with a splendid view. (We had the smaller East Room)
Breakfast: self service, but is no problem
The wonderful view from the deck on downtown Calgary !!!!
We stayed here for a little rest and relaxation as well as to get away from the stress. Nice looking hotel with many modern amenities. Customer service is top notch and the food was hot as well as delicious. Our room was spacious and I would highly recommend this hotel for short term as well as long term stays...you won't be disappointed.
Our room had both wired as well as wireless internet and it was an easy hook up. We had a kitchen with a full size fridge, as well as a separate bedroom along with two televisions. Eventhough the airport is close by, we didn't hear the planes taking off or landing. The morning breakfast had lots of options and was a nice amenity to have. Oh yes, and the gym had all the modern equipment for a good work out.
This Old and Outdated Motel is more than just an eye sore that should be removed from the neighborhood that it is in, as it seems to be rapidly becoming a place for drug culture and scumbags. The motel is crap and is poorly managed. This place should be torn down, I am surprised that the residents or Winston heights/Mountainview & Renfrew have not pushed to have this Motel Closed down
This hotel is a real labyrinth with everything ...
It is a town in an hotel, excellent place to retire in the middle of nowhere and step back from daily life.
OK, this isn't for Calgary, but if you do happen to be going to Jasper, you can have a unique experience staying at the Pine Bungalows. Phone well in advance to reserve and ask for one of the bungalows right on the Athabaska river. There are other bungalows and motel units etc. but they do not come close to the quaintness and privacy that the riverside bungalows do! These beautiful cabins have all the amenities you need along with wood fireplaces (a brilliant way to turn lousy weather into romantic heaven).
Well you decide. Breakfast outside. Fresh air. The only thing you hear is the wind in the leaves and the river flowing by. Perchance a bear or an elk will walk by -- especially early in the morning.
We stayed in the Red Carpet Inn which is about a 5 minute walk out of the main part of town.
I think we paid about £500 per person for 10 days. Double check when you are booking, especially if there are more than 2 of you - we only found out about 6 weeks before travelling that 4 of us would be sharing one room - yeah right - I don't think soooooo!!!!! We contacted the travel agents and explained that as the only girl going I was not sharing a room!! They explained that most rooms in Banff are based on 4 sharing so they wanted extra cash off us (about £50) as under occupancy payments and we had to change our departure date to a week later! Travel Agents are ***e!
The rooms were a decent size and the view from any bedroom was spectacular (pic to be added). There were two jacuzzi's which was great to relieve those aching legs after a day's boarding! The bus which takes you to the various mountains also stops right outside which is very handy!
Calgary's newly renovated and affordable accommodation now offers two locations in Motel Village. Visit us and discover the comfort of our newly appointed guest rooms and family suites in an easy and convenient location at excellent rates. At Econo Lodge Motel Village or Econo Lodge Banff Trail, you will 'spend a night, not a fortune!'
Daily rates start from $59 + taxes from October 1, 2001 to March 31, 2002!!!
Low WEEKLY, MONTHLY RATES!!
Close to the University, LRT, SAIT, Olympic Oval.
Great Location. Across the Street from McMahon Stadium.
We stayed at one of the many condos for rent in Canmore.
3 Bedroom Condo ran us $190 US per night.
Washer, dryer, stocked kitchen , TV Stereo, VERY good security. Easy access to everywhere in Canmore.
Caribou Lodge or Ptarmigan Inn
Price ranges depending on the season but $110 in winter is usually the going rate.
Nothing SUPER unique unless you stay in one of the Loft style rooms which are fabulous but in my mind outrageously expensive. Apparently they offer some decent ski packages as well.
Depends on season. But, if you are being romantic, does it really matter???
A wonderful place to spend a quiet romantic weekend. Rooms equipped with wood burning fireplace, claw footed bathtubs, and beds have feather duvets. Need I say more!!
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