Best Western Airport Inn
1947 18th Avenue NE, Calgary, AB T2E 7T8
Phone: 403/250-5015 | Fax: 403/250-5019 | 76 Rooms
Check Out Time: 12:00 PM | Check In: 2:00 PM | Online Reservations
Guests searching for hotels near Calgary Airport won’t be disappointed by this property, just minutes away from check-in and a favorite for frequent fliers.
Looking for hotels near the Calgary Zoo and other top Alberta attractions? At this Calgary hotel, getting to the top destinations in the city is easy and quick. The location, close to the airport, makes it a popular choice for business travelers. Plus, being near downtown Calgary means all the excitement of the city is just a few minutes away, from fine dining to legendary shopping. Enjoy easy access to Hwy 1 and Hwy 2, allowing for road trips to stay on track.
Visit the Telus Spark Center for fun-filled events year-round. At the Gateway to Banff and the Canadian Rockies, this Calgary hotel is often a luxurious resting point for outdoor lovers and adventure seekers. Whether travelers are here for the Calgary Stampede or the Global Petroleum Show, staying at a great property is crucial. It’s what sets the tone for the entire trip, and plush pillow top mattresses along with quiet accommodations is exactly what’s in order.
The Calgary Motorcycle Show always brings a crowd to the region, but any time of year is a fantastic time to visit Alberta. Take advantage of the indoor heated pool for a relaxing visit, and start each morning with a complimentary breakfast spread. With shopping malls and the heart of the city just a few kilometers away, starting each morning with a delectable meal gives travelers the energy they need to make the most of their getaway.
Knowledgeable staff members double as local ambassadors and are happy to give tips and recommendations. From Calgary Tower to Tim Hortons®, guests are kept in the know about the best places to visit.
Sleep and Fly package available! Park your car at the property while you're away on vacation from September - May. Please call the hotel for details and to reserve.
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Hotel Amenities & Services
- 100% smoke-free hotel
- Complimentary Breakfast
- Indoor pool, heated
- Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice and coffee. Open 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. weekdays 7:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. weekends.
- Exercise facility, Open from 5:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
- Guest laundry, nominal fee
- Laundry/valet , 24-hours, nominal fee, dry cleaning with same day service
- Lock box at front desk
- 24-hour courtesy vehicle to and from airport
- Cold weather hook-ups
- Fax and Photocopy services
- Hot tub
- Weight lifting equipment
- Stair stepper
- Interior corridor
- Computer, available in lobby for guest use
- Airport car 24 hours Airport shuttle service is available 24-hours a day complimentary to all guests.
- Gift shop or newsstand Pantry in lobby area for guest convenience items.
- Stay and Travel package available for long term parking
- High-speed Internet access
- Daily newspaper, available in lobby
Best Western Airport Inn
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Conveniently located, the best western airport inn in Calgary, Alberta is shown on the map. Detailed driving directions from popular points or nearby cities are listed below. For those with GPS, here you go:
Longitude: 51.068265 / Latitude: -114.014265
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: Trans-Canada Highway 1. Take Trans-Canada Highway 1 (16th Avenue) to 19th Street Northeast to the Best Western Airport Inn.
From: Highway 2. Take Highway 2 (Deerfoot) to Highway 1 (16th Avenue) to 19th Street to the Best Western Airport Inn.
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Most Popular Area Attractions
Formerly the Round-up Centre, the BMO Centre is set in southern Alberta as Calgary’s largest convention center. The BMO Centre features a multitude of breakout spaces and exhibit halls, including four rooms: the Palomino, Quarter Horse, Arabian, and Mustang.
Set at Stampede Park, the centre covers 265,000 square feet. Other structures available at Stampede Park include the neighboring Boyce Theatre, Rotary House, Grandstand, and Stampede Corral. Make the most of your next visit to Calgary and check out an event at the BMO Centre.
Set on the Trans-Canada Highway, the 90-acre Calaway Park is the largest outdoor amusement park in western Canada. Set in Calgary in southern Alberta, Calaway Park features 33 rides – including two roller coasters.
Established in 1982, the Calaway Park is open daily from Victoria Day weekend through August – plus weekends in October. The park’s most popular rides include the Vortex, the Dream Machine, Chaos, and Storm.
Named the Small Size Club of the Year by Canadian Society of Club Managers, Calgary Curling Club aims to be a world class curling facility. Whether you are new to curling or a seasoned expert, the Club is able to accommodate the needs of all skill levels. By utilizing their Academy for beginners as well as leagues available at different levels of competition, those new to the sport will feel right at home in Calgary.
The Calgary Curling Club is one of Southern Alberta’s premier curling facilities. Ice time and equipment can be rented in addition to rooms for rent to accommodate groups and parties with catering available as well. Bonspiels are scheduled throughout the year and leagues compete weekly, depending on the league and level of play.
An annual summer-time event, the Calgary Exhibition & Stampede is an incredible display of western heritage and rodeo fun. Bring the entire family to "The Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth" and be ready for ten days of exciting events at Stampede Park in Calgary. From Rodeo events, to music concerts to the agriculture showcase, the Stampeded has it all.
The Calgary Stampede has hosted fabulous rodeo events since 1912. Be sure to start the experience off on the right foot, by cheering on the floats, bands and riders in the Calgary Stampede Parade. Then, find your favorite seat in the Grandstand to watch the rodeo excitement unfold. The Country Music, Midway rides, food and games round out the festivities at the Stampede.
Canada's fourth busiest airport, Calgary International Airport (YYC) serves Calgary, Aberta and the surrounding Southern Alberta region. Owned by Transport Canada and operated by Calgary Airport Authority, YYC handles over 13 million passengers annually.
With a single terminal building's four concourses and three operational runways, YYC schedules flights by commercial airlines like Air Canada, Delta Airlines, US Airways and British Airways. YYC serves as headquarters for WestJet and is a hub for Air Canada and Air Canada Express.
Drawing nearly 50,000 visitors annually, the Calgary International Film Festival stretches over ten days in late September in multiple venues across Calgary, Alberta. Past screenings have been shown in the Plaza Theatre, Globe Cinemas and Eau Claire Market Cineplex.
Since 1999, the festival has screened numerous film categories, grouped by genre and country of production. Categories include world cinema, shorts, horror and Wednesday night's "Hump Night" films, which are more graphic. The festival also shows the works of ten up-and-coming filmmakers from all over the globe, with a $25,000 prize awarding a selected filmmaker.
Plan your next trip to Alberta. Make sure you visit the Calgary Stampede Park, located in Calgary – it's the site of the annual Calgary Stampede, "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth." If traveling in Southern Alberta at the end of July visit the Stampede Park, to partake in this exciting ten-day rodeo event. Western heritage continues each year with the Stampede's parade, variety of events, concerts and Midway fun.
Stampede Park also hosts many year-round events, including trade shows in the 265,000 square-foot BMO Centre, intimate weddings in the Rotary House and meetings in the Big Four Building. The Grandstand and the Big Top Show Ring also host amazing live performances.
Standing at 191 meters in height, the Calgary Tower yields incredible views of downtown and surrounding Calgary. The tower opened in June 1968, and houses the world's tallest 360 degree observation deck.
It was built to honor the Canada's centennial year (1967) and its construction was considered "an amazing feat of technical and physical workmanship." In 1989, the tower became a member of the World Federation of Great Towers.
While traveling in Southern Alberta, be sure to schedule time to visit this incredible tower. Take the elevator ride to the observation deck, in just over a minute, to the see the breath-taking birds-eye views of the city. Enjoy a delicious meal at Sky 360 and be amazed as it slowly revolves once every 45 minutes.
Established in 1929, the Calgary Zoo is located in the heart of Calgary along the Bow River. The thirty-six mammals and seventy-eight birds at the start, were later joined by coyotes, bears, timber wolves, lynx and a polar bear. The Zoo made headlines in 1939, when "Buster" the sea lion got out of his habitat and swam in the Bow River. Throughout the years, the Zoo expanded with additional habitats, buildings, animals and an animal hospital.
This Association of Zoos and Aquariums Zoo, features a wonderful variety of exhibits. Enjoy strolling through the Zoo's Prehistoric Park, Destination Africa, South America, Eurasia, Canadian Wilds, Enmax Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Kids love crawling through the tunnels at the Kinsmen ZooVenture Playground and riding the Wildlife Carousel at the Calgary Co-Op Kids Zone. Everyone enjoys the numerous daily programs scheduled throughout the day at the Zoo and the year-round special events are not to be missed.
Winter activities at Canada Olympic Park include downhill and cross-country skiing and snowboarding, plus mountain biking and zip-lining during the summer. An urban ski area, Canada Olympic Park features three runs on .4 square kilometers of skiable acres.
On your next trip to Calgary you'll be presented with a wide range of excellent attractions and things to do. From the local history and premier sports, to outdoor adventures – Calgary is alive with excitement. Be sure to make time to explore the CF Chinook Center, the largest indoor shopping centre in all of Calgary.
With 250 stores, more than 125,883 square metres of retail space, you're certain to find just the gift for which you're shopping. Expanded in 2010 to include another 17,000 square metres of space, CF Chinook Centre is one of the premier shopping destinations in the province.
Alberta’s largest single level shopping centre, the Crossiron Mills Shopping Centre is located in Rocky View County – set just north of Calgary and south of Airdrie in southern Alberta. Opening in 2009, the centre features more than 200 stores and over 100,000 square meters of shopping space.
The Crossiron Mills Shopping Centre has four neighbourhoods: Fashion, Ranch, Resources, and Sport. The centre encompasses 17 anchor tenants, with the remainder of the mall featuring premium brand outlet stores.
A response to the call for natural, locally-sourced cuisine, FARM serves the cultural center of Calgary, minutes away from downtown. The restaurant works closely with local suppliers to create dishes inspired by Alberta, with food produced through sustainable practices. Seasonal menus feature local bison, lamb, pork, beef and fish.
A sister business to Janice Beaton Fine Cheese, the restaurant boasts a wide selection of artisanal cheeses, cured meats, and pâtés, while taking special care to pair them with a thoughtful selection of wines, beer, and champagne. FARM was called "Best New Restaurant" by FFWD Magazine and took an award in Where Magazine's Best Bistro category.
While visiting the vibrant city of Calgary, take time to unwind in one of North America's largest parks. Fish Creek Provincial Park, located south of downtown Calgary, is a haven for those seeking outdoor fun. Lace up your comfortable shoes for strolling along over 100km of hiking trails or bring your bicycle for cruising along the paved or single-track bike trails. Bring your fishing gear to fish for trout in the Bow River or use the boat ramp for a day of fun on Sikome Lake.
Park visitors enjoy a day of swimming in the lake and relaxing on the beach. Stop by the Bow Valley Ranch Visitor Centre to view the exhibits and learn more about the park. Take a break for a delicious meal at the Ranche Restaurant or satisfy your sweet tooth with a tasty dessert from Annie's Bakery & Cafe. Schedule plenty of time at this wonderful twelve-mile long park.
See some authentic Calgary history on your next visit. Fort Calgary was a pine and spruce log fort built in 1875, at the confluence of the Bow and Elbow Rivers. The original name of the fort was Fort Brisebois, after Commander Brisebois. It was built to force the whiskey traders out of the area, which is now Calgary.
The fort was renamed in 1876 by James MacLeod, after a castle at Calgary Bay in Scotland.
The fort was demolished in 1914, when the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway used the land to build their rail terminal. A team of archaeologists from the University of Calgary unearthed some of the fort's original wood beams in 1969 and 1970. The 40-acre site has been a National Historic Site since 1974. Enjoy your time in Southern Alberta.
Set on the Glenmore Reservoir, Heritage Park Historical Village covers 127 acres within southwestern Calgary, set in southern Alberta. Known as the largest living history museum in Canada based on number of exhibits, the village more than 100 exhibits.
A late 19th and early 20th century living history museum, the Heritage Park Historical Village features historic structures, antique and horse-drawn automobiles, and period costumes. The village is divided into four parts: Hudson's Bay Company Fur Trading Fort, Pre-Railway Settlement Village, Railway Prairie Town, and Heritage Town Square.
Visit one of Calgary's most historic areas during your next visit. Inglewood, Calgary's original main street, is a region near downtown – it stretches along the western shore of the Bow River until it reaches the Elbow River, and east of Alyth Road. Established in 1875 and annexed in 1911, Inglewood is home to shops, dining, museums, and other attractions.
Enjoy a stroll through the streets of Inglewood – especially ideal during spring and summer. Make your way to the Calgary Zoo, and if you plan your visit accordingly, you can experience Sunfest, and the Calgary Fringe Fest. Plan a winter visit to Calgary and checkout the annual Christmas in Inglewood celebration – kicks off in mid-November, and rolls through to Christmas Eve.
Positioned on the southern slopes of the Merlin Ridge, the Lake Louise Ski Area is a resort in Banff National Park, minutes from Lake Louise and Banff, and less than two hours from Calgary, in southern Alberta. At around 10,000 feet above sea level, the resort's ski trails weave between Mount Richardson, Ptarmigan Peak, Pika Peak and Redoubt Mountain, near the Pipestone River.
With 139 ski runs and a lift capacity of over 14,000 skiers per hour, the Lake Louise Ski Area is host to the first stop of the FIS Ski World Cup circuit and the Ruckus in the Rockies snowboarding and live music festival. Visitors also enjoy the resorts facilities for dog sledding and ice skating, and the Lake Louise Sightseeing Gondola is popular all year long.
Established as Beaulieu, the Lougheed House is a National Historic Site of Canada set in Calgary in southern Alberta. Found in Calgary’s Beltline District, this National and Provincial Historic Site and Museum was formerly a residence, women’s training centre and military barracks, and clinic.
Constructed in 1891, the house is operated by the non-profit Lougheed House Conservation Society. Visitors are encouraged to explore the Lougheed House Gallery and the Lougheed House Gardens. Make the most of your next visit to Calgary with an afternoon spent at the Lougheed House.
Tucked away in Alberta's Fish Creek Park, McKenzie Meadows Golf Club is less than 20 minutes from the core of Calgary. Called "Calgary's Finest Public Golf Facility," the 18-hole championship golf course was designed by esteemed golf course architect Gary Browning, and is complete with seven lakes, white-sand bunkers and four tee boxes.
Group instruction is offered at McKenzie Meadows, with programs like Full Swing School and Pitch Swing And Sand School, while private instruction is also available. The Clubhouse Restaurant offers golfers a chance to cool off and caters events for groups of up to 50. This is a must-play course in southern Alberta.
Operated by the McMahon Stadium Society, the 46,020-seat McMahon Stadium is located at the University of Calgary in the city of Calgary in southern Alberta. Canada’s fifth-largest stadium, the structure was originally established in 1960 as a replacement for Mewata Park Stadium.
The stadium is home to the University of Calgary Dinos, Canadian Junior Football League’s Calgary Colts, CFL’s Calgary Stampeders, and the Alberta Football League’s Calgary Gators and Calgary Wolfpack. No matter which team entices you to visit, be sure to have a blast at McMahon Stadium.
Make plans to visit and explore Nose Hill Park on your next stay in Calgary. As one of the most impressive and exceptional parks in Alberta, Nose Hill Park is 11.27 square kilometres of lush pastures. Created in 1980, Nose Hill Park is surrounded by 12 residential communities, and is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily.
You'll find a wide range of hiking trails to explore at Nose Hill Park, including some designated off-leash areas for those who travel with pets. Nose Hill Park yields stunning views of downtown Calgary. Nose Hill Park is the second largest urban park in Calgary, falling only to Fish Creek Provincial Park.
Found between 14th Street and 2nd Street SW, the Red Mile on 17th Ave is a retail and entertainment district. It's a hub of fun in central Calgary in southern Alberta. Named for the team colors of National Hockey League’s Calgary Flames, the Red Mile features dining, shopping, and cultural sites.
The 17th Avenue Retail & Entertainment District also features events, galleries, bakeries, coffee shops, and over 400 unique shops to Calgary. The next time to make travel plans for southern Alberta, head for Calgary and explore the shops at Red Mile on 17th Ave.
Since its opening in 1983, the Saddledome has hosted many events including the 1988 Olympic Winter Games. Currently, the facility is home to the Calgary Flames hockey team, the Calgary Hitmen junior hockey team and the National Lacrosse League team, the Calgary Roughnecks.
A variety of events, concerts, conventions and sports are hosted at the Saddledome. Superstar Reba McEntire sold out the Saddledome in her 1995 performance.
Crowd-pleasing visitors include, the 2005 visit by Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip and the 2009 visit by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The facility's state-of-the-art technology, seating and flexibility make it a Southern Alberta mainstay.
Kick flip and grind all over Shaw Millennium Park, the premier skatepark on the western side of downtown Calgary. The park is located on the site of the former Mewata Stadium, where the Calgary Stampeders of the Canadian Football League used to play. With beginner, intermediate and expert areas covering 75,000 square feet, there's plenty of surfaces.
Schedule plenty of time for a fun day in Calgary, by visiting the adjacent Telus World of Science. Kids love learning about science through the museum's interactive exhibits and educational demonstrations. While in town, make the most of your stay in Southern Alberta.
Show horse jumping competitions in the southern Alberta city of Calgary, has been around since 1975. Spruce Meadows equestrian facility has delighted horse fans since opening in April 1975, south of downtown Calgary. By 1979, the attendance at this wonderful 360-acre facility grew to 50,000. In 1982, the number of tournaments increased to four to include the National, Canada One, North American and Masters tournaments.
Throughout the years, Spruce Meadows continued its improvements and additions. In 2001, the Canadian Event Industries Awards voted Spruce Meadows to be the "Best Sporting Venue." Whether attending one of the year-round tournaments, fishing in the pond, picnicking on the grounds of the park, touring the horse stables or strolling through the International Christmas Market held at the park, there is plenty to do.
Formerly the Lindsay Park Sports Centre, the Talisman Centre is a sports complex set in Calgary in southern Alberta. Known for its iconic roof, the Talisman Centre is Canada’s largest sports facility, and the second largest in North America.
Operated by the Lindsay Park Sports Society, and owned by the City of Calgary, the centre includes two, Olympic-size pools, five gyms, two tracks, and a multitude of fitness classes. Other amenities at the Talisman Centre include a childcare centre, free parking, and lockers.
An impressive science center located in downtown Calgary, TELUS Spark is a premier destination in southern Alberta. This gem inspires its visitors to have fun while learning about science, art and technology. The center features more than one hundred exhibits in its four Galleries, in addition to a variety of demonstrations and programs.
Be sure to check out the Prototype Lab, where concepts are tested, discover what it means to be human in the Being Human exhibit and explore the Energy & Innovation exhibit to learn more about the power of energy transformation.
Kids love the Creative Kids Museum where they dive into hands-on activities, climb the giant climbing structure and get wet in the water play area. Be sure to schedule time for one of the science demonstrations and live theatre programs, featured in the Presentation Theatre.
The high-definition theatre presentations in the HD Digital Dome Theatre are a must-see. Take a break from inside to enjoy the four-acre Outdoor Park and grab a bite to eat from the Cafe. There's plenty to learn and discover at this one-of-a-kind Calgary attraction.
Established in 1966, the University of Calgary, or what many refer to as UCalgary, is a public school found near downtown Calgary. UCalgary is a member of the Alberta Rural Development Network, and features a charming, urban campus. Plan your next visit to Calgary and southern Alberta and be sure to visit the main campus of the University of Calgary.
Make time to visit the Olympic Oval – the ice arena and complex which hosted the 1988 Winter Olympic Games. The Olympic Oval features two hockey rinks, a 400m oval track, and a short track. You'll want to watch the UCalgary Dinos play football at McMahon Stadium – it's also home to the Calgary Stampeders of Canadian Football League. Enjoy your next visit into Calgary with a visit to the University of Calgary.
A collection of winter sport facilities, the WinSport Winter Sport Institute is a not-for-profit organization set in Calgary in southern Alberta. The institute also owns and operates the Canada Olympic Park, Bill Warren Training Centre, and the Beckie Scott High Performance Training Centre.
Established in 1956, WinSport Winter Sport Institute includes activities like Nordic and cross-country skiing, snowboarding, bobsledding, ice-skating, and hockey. Summer activities include mountain biking, zip lining, mini-golf, rock climbing, and bungee jumping,
More Area Attractions & Services
- 1.6 kilometer(s) from Calgary Zoo
- 7.2 kilometer(s) from Science Center
- 7.2 kilometer(s) from Devonian Gardens
- 7.2 kilometer(s) from downtown Calgary
- 7.2 kilometer(s) from Calgary Tower
- 8.1 kilometer(s) from Calgary Exhibition and Stampede Grounds
- 8.1 kilometer(s) from Calgary Casino
- 3.00 kilometer(s) from Major shopping centers
Local Area Recreation Opportunities
- Hot tub
- 0.10 kilometer(s) from White Elephant, full service, Thai, open for: dinner
- 0.30 kilometer(s) from Denny's®, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
- 0.80 kilometer(s) from Tim Horton's®, coffee shop, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner
- 0.80 kilometer(s) from Joey Tomatoes®, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
- 0.80 kilometer(s) from Botanic, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
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