The Westin Calgary
What We Love
- Ideally situated in downtown Calgary
- Calgary was once declared the cleanest city on Earth
- Heated indoor pool with mountain views
What To Know
- It’s less than a two-hour drive to the ski resorts of Banff National Park
- Primarily a business hotel
- About 10 miles from Calgary International Airport
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Whether you gallop into town for the world-famous Calgary Stampede or need a stopover before hitting the slopes of Banff National Park, this Westin property fits the bill. Located in the heart of town, the hotel sparkles after a $35 million renovation refreshed everything from the 525 guestrooms to the onsite Keg Steakhouse and Bar. Extras include a rooftop indoor pool with a sauna and views of the Rockies, a full fitness center, plenty of ski storage and a Starbucks for powering up in the morning.
In the Area
This stretch of the Canadian Rockies is known for superior powder, and three top-notch resorts are located within Banff National Park: Mt. Norquay, Lake Louise Ski Area and Sunshine Village. Between the three resorts there’s almost 8,000 acres of skiable terrain and mountain peaks that are so epic the United Nations has declared the area a World Heritage site. Best of all, this northern latitude rocks one of the longest ski seasons in North America from mid-November until late May. If you’re sticking around town, check out the 360-degree views from the top of the 626-foot Calgary Tower. While you’re up there, have a bite at the tower-top restaurant SKY 360 — it does a full rotation every 45 minutes.
How to Get There
For one night, it met our needs. Every staffer was helpful, responsive. The room was more than adequate -- clean, quiet, comfortable bed and spacious bathroom. We would use this hotel again. If the forest fires' smoke hadn't hampered us, we would have used it to explore downtown.
Stayed for an in-hotel conference and brought my dad along. Had 2 double beds so the room seemed a bit small (although it was totally fine!), and had a nice view out towards the Prince's Island Park area. Lots of storage in the drawers and closet, plus a mini fridge and the requisite single cup coffee maker. Even 2 bathrobes in the room! Asked for a late check out and they let me stay until 2, which was great since my flight wasn't until 5 pm.
Hotel was clean, staff was friendly and helpful, and the room was comfortable after all. Even the food at the conference was good! The only thing I would ask for would be more hooks in the bathroom - there was only one hook and no door knobs. Full Starbucks in the lobby area (Timmies across the street), and a Keg Steakhouse for a full restaurant. I didn't try the breakfast spot. A couple of blocks to the riverfront paths, restaurants, and a few blocks the other way to restaurants and shopping.
We stayed at the Calgary Westin last night and was pleasantly surprised how good it was. The place is pristine and very comfortable. Our room was spotless and well furnished. The breakfast was first rate. Bravo Calgary Westin!
The rooms are clean, modern and have great views. Lots of great places to eat and shop within walking distance.
The front desk and other staff are helpful and friendly .
It’s a very nice place to stay !
I haven't used Westin since Hawaii, which was very good, and they are now Marriott brand. But the downtown Calgary Westin lived up to usual standards, being efficient, welcoming and friendly. I had a quiet room on the seventh floor. Met the family in Owen's Landing on the other side of the Keg, half a block away - all very convenient. I didn't have time to use the Gym or other facilities but I'm sure they're up to standard.