Whether you’re visiting Calgary from out of town or just want to have a little staycation with your family, the first order of business is deciding where you want to stay! On my hunt for the best kid-friendly hotels in YYC, I found six great ones that have amenities that everyone in the family is guaranteed to love.
Hyatt Regency Calgary
700 Centre St S E
Our family recently had the opportunity to stay at the Hyatt, which is located in the heart of downtown right off of Stephen Avenue. Visitors and Calgarians alike will love how close the Hyatt is to destinations like the Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Tower, the New Central Library, the Wonderland Sculpture and more. Inside the hotel, we were greeted by incredibly friendly staff and a beautiful room which had a crib set up and ready to go for our one year old to sleep in. Our stay included Club Access, which gave us the chance to enjoy to complimentary drinks, snacks, appetizers and breakfast in the Regency Club on the 18th floor. Our whole family loved splashing around in the warm pool, which had the perfect view of the Calgary Tower! After spending the evening at the pool, we all snuggled into our beds to watch a movie on the 65″ TV in our room. The Hyatt has recently started serving weekend brunch at Thomsons Kitchen & Bar, where guests can choose to order food à la carte, or grab something from their large buffet. We loved our stay at the Hyatt and can’t wait to go back!
133 9 Ave SW
We recently had a great time visiting the Fairmont Palliser with our little ones. The gorgeous lobby made us feel like we were in a castle, which was definitely exciting for our kiddos, and our room had plenty of space to spread out and get comfortable. There is also a pool and hot tub, which provided great entertainment for all four of us. The Fairmont Palliser is located downtown, which puts it within walking distance of many popular Calgary attractions. If you’re looking for a little outing for just the grownups in your party, why not get the Palliser to hire a babysitter for you through Nannies On Call – a childcare agency which provides babysitting for $18 an hour?
2620 32 Ave NE
The Sheraton Cavalier is a popular spot for families to stay, especially if they’re looking for a hotel close to the airport. Kids will love being welcomed into the hotel by the giant pandas at the entrance, and won’t want to leave the Oasis Waterpark which has two large waterslides that will keep them busy for hours. The hotel also has a fun treasure hunt for kids to participate in and offers passes to attractions like Calaway Park, Telus Spark, and the Calgary Zoo for a reduced rate.
The Best Western Plus Port O’ Call
1935 McKnight Blvd NE
If a water park is what you look for in a family-friendly hotel, the Best Western Plus Port O’Call is a fantastic option. Their 8,000 square foot water park has two water slides, a wading pool, two hot tubs, and a leisure pool. This hotel near the airport has a complimentary, 24-hour airport shuttle, making it a great place to stay if it’s your last stop before hopping on a flight towards your next destination. Guests of the hotel can also purchase “Stay and Play” packages to some of Calgary’s top destinations, like Telus Spark and Heritage Park, for a reduced rate.
Hotel Clique Calgary Airport
24 Aero Cres NE
Hotel Clique is a modern hotel near the airport which has rooms that are totally one of a kind. If you’re willing to splurge, the Cornerpocket Suite comes equipped with a pool table, and the Vinyl Suite has a Rock ‘N Roll theme that will make kids and adults alike feel like they’re in a music video. Be sure to check out the rooftop hot tubs for an incredible view of the city skyline, and then grab a Blu-Ray from the front desk to watch in the comfort of your room!
Carriage House Inn
9030 Macleod Trail South
The Carriage House Inn is located on Macleod Trail, south of downtown Calgary. For fun in the sun year-round, the hotel has a heated outdoor pool and hot tub that will keep you splashing, even when the snow is falling! There is also a spa-style steam room. For thrill-seeking families, the Carriage House offers a package which includes passes to Calaway Park at a reduced rate. On-site, there is complimentary hot breakfast, in addition to a bakery and restaurant.
Have you stayed at one of the hotels on this list and had an amazing time? Do you know of any other kid-friendly hotels that we missed? We’d love to hear about them in the comments!