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BEST WESTERN PLUS Suites Downtown
1330 8th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1B6
Phone: 403/228-6900 Fax: 403/228-5535 124 Rooms
Check In Time: 3:00 PM Check Out: 11:00 AM
This hotel in downtown Calgary offers the best location for travelers looking to sample everything stunning that Alberta can dish up.
Lodging in Calgary comes in many shapes and sizes, but you deserve a spacious suite with an unbeatable price tag. Suites Hotel in Calgary caters to every guest to ensure the best in quality, comfort and service. Our downtown location is just one of many reasons why so many guests return year after year.
Suites with kitchenettes and a full kitchen, free parking, free Wi-Fi, and a complimentary breakfast are a few added perks. Enjoy the most important meal of the day on us. Sizzling hot waffles and eggs, yogurt and cereal, flaky pastries, fresh fruits and 100% Arabica coffee is the only way to start your morning at this Calgary hotel.
Attractions such as Calgary Tower, restaurants, museums, art galleries and malls are all near our spacious Calgary hotel. Annual events abound, like the Stampede that takes place right in the neighborhood. Looking to save even more money? We have special packages and holiday deals so that you and the family can travel in style.
This Calgary hotel is also the gateway to Banff National Park, Lake House, and Jasper of the Rock Mountains. Nature lovers are in paradise. Breathe in that fresh mountain air or spend the day enjoying the sprawling lake. Excellent rates mean that you can even spend a couple of extra days enjoying your new favorite getaway.
Sometimes a little business is in order. The meeting room space of this Calgary hotel is high tech for all of your needs. Whether you're in town with one of the government offices, banking, energy, or oil and gas companies, you'll see just how easy it is to turn a business trip into an unforgettable experience.
Book a fantastic suite at BEST WESTERN PLUS Suites Downtown and feel free to spread out and stay awhile!
Hotel Amenities & Services
- 100% smoke-free hotel
- Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, and coffee, each morning from 6:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.
- Steam room, sauna only
- Exercise facility, 24-hour, complimentary
- Weight lifting equipment Free weights and bench
- Rowing machine
- Stationary bike recumbent bike, upright bike and elliptical bike
- Treadmill two
- Interior corridor
- 24-hour front desk
- Multilingual staff, speaks Bulgarian, Portugese, Urdu, Arabic, Hebrew
- Foreign currency exchange, US dollars and small amounts only
- Laundromat, nominal fee, 7:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.
- Express check out, on TV or fill out form
- Late check out, upon availability, until 1pm
- Free wireless high-speed Internet access available in public areas and all guest rooms; All guest rooms are hardwired for Internet access
- Cable television
- Business center
- Printer available
- Fax services, nominal fee US/Canada and International per page.
- Computer available
- Computer modem hookups
- Photocopy, nominal fee
- Meeting facilities, available for 3-35 people
- Conference facilities, available for 3-35 people
- Sightseeing tours
- Elevator, wheelchair accessible
- Cold weather hook-ups
- Free parking, one vehicle per room, 15.00 CAD for second vehicle per day
- Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
BEST WESTERN PLUS Suites Downtown
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Suites Downtown
Conveniently located, the best western plus suites downtown 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: 51.040375 / Latitude: -114.081185
Driving Directions to Hotel
From: The north. Exit on Memorial Drive West then exit on 4th Avenue South. Turn left on 5th Street Southwest, right on 11th Avenue Southwest, then a left on 8th Street Southwest. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Suites Downtown is on your left side.
From: The south. As you enter the city you will be on MacLeod Trail. Follow Macleod trail to 17th Avenue make a left turn, right turn on 8th Street to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Suites Downtown.
From: The east. As you enter the city on Highway 1, it becomes 16th Avenue as you enter the city. Turn left on 14th Street Northwest, turn left on 12th Avenue Southwest, right turn on 8th Street Southwest to the BEST WESTERN PLUS Suites Downtown.
From: The west. As you enter the city on Highway 1, it becomes 16th Avenue North. Turn right on 14th Street West. Head south over a bridge and into downtown. Turn left on 12th Avenue Southwest. Make a right onto 8th Street Southwest. The BEST WESTERN PLUS Suites Downtown is on the left corner of 8th Street and 14th Avenue Southwest.
BEST WESTERN PLUS Suites Downtown
We care about the quality of your stay with us. Below are nearby attractions, shopping and restaurants that are popular with our guests. Listed locations are nearby with approximate distance listed where available.
Most Popular Area Attractions
The Calgary Exhibition & Stampede is an incredible, annual summer-time event, filled with 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. Stay close to the action in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy your time in Calgary.
Calgary Stampede Park, located in Calgary, is 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. While in Calgary, stay in one of the several Best Western hotels to enjoy comfortable accommodations and excellent guest services.
The Calgary Tower stands at 191 meters tall, offering 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. Stay close to downtown Calgary in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy excellent guest services.
The Calgary Zoo was established in 1929, once the Calgary Zoological Society was formed. The 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. Stay close to the Zoo in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy your time in Southern Alberta.
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. While traveling in Southern Alberta, choose Best Western hotels for convenient and comfortable accommodations.
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. Stay close to Calgary's many attractions, as a guest of Best Western hotels. Enjoy your time in Southern Alberta.
The Scotiabank Saddledome is a multi-purpose facility, located near downtown Calgary and twenty minutes from the Calgary International Airport. 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. Stay close to the action in a comfortable Best Western guest room and enjoy excellent guest services.
Shaw Millennium Park is a 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. Kids of all ages love to practice their skating skills on the rails, ledges, stairs, full halfpipe, flatbars and street course.
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, check into one of the area Best Western hotels for comfortable accommodations, before continuing on your Southern Alberta journey.
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. While in town, choose one of the local Best Western hotels to enjoy a wonderful night's rest.
Telus Spark is an incredible science center located in downtown Calgary, near the Calgary Zoo. This Southern Alberta 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. At the end of a fun-filled day, choose one of the several Best Western hotels, for a wonderful night's rest.
More Area Attractions & Services
- 2.00 kilometer(s) from Heart of Downtown Calgary
- 2.00 kilometer(s) from Calgary Tower
- 2.00 kilometer(s) from Saddledome
- 3.00 kilometer(s) from IMAX Theater and museum
- 4.00 kilometer(s) from Eau Claire Market
- 10.00 kilometer(s) from Calgary Olympic Park
- 10.00 kilometer(s) from Calaway Park, Amusement Park
- 65.00 kilometer(s) from Rocky Mountains
- 130 kilometer(s) from Banff National Park
- 5.00 kilometer(s) from Stampede Park, Site of the world famous Calgary Stampede and Exhibition, the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth!
- 0.2 kilometer(s) from Mount Royal Village, Exclusive Shopping Mall
- 0.2 kilometer(s) from 17th Ave Strip, Outdoor Boutiques
- 0.10 kilometer(s) from Sears Centre/ TD Square, Large In-door shopping
Distances to Popular Points of Interest
- 125 kilometer(s) from Canmore
- 130 kilometer(s) from Banff
- 150 kilometer(s) from Red Deer
- 152 kilometer(s) from Drumheller
- 220 kilometer(s) from Lethbridge
- 300 kilometer(s) from Edmonton
Local Area Recreation Opportunities
- Sightseeing tours
- 1 kilometer(s) from Talisman Centre, in-door fitness facilities
- Choose from a wide selection of restaurants near this Calgary, Alberta hotel.
- 0.05 kilometer(s) from Rics Grill, Full Service, Steak House, Open for: lunch, dinner, Steakhouse/International, patio
- 0.10 kilometer(s) from Metropolitan Grill, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, dinner, International/Fusion, great rooftop patio
- 0.20 kilometer(s) from Nellies, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, Great Breakfast! Outdoor patio
- 0.20 kilometer(s) from Brewsters, Bar/Lounge, American, Open for: lunch, Great Selection of Beer, outdoor patio
- 0.20 kilometer(s) from Buon Giorno Ristorante, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner,
- 0.20 kilometer(s) from Melrose Place, Full Service, International, Open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, Bar and Restaurant, Great Patio, Popular night spot
- 0.20 kilometer(s) from Red's Diner, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, Great breakfast/lunch, liberal atmosphere
- 0.20 kilometer(s) from Cafe Beano, Cafe, American, Open for: breakfast, lunch, Great locally owned and operated coffee shop; liberal atmosphere
- 0.30 kilometer(s) from Kyoto 17, Full Service, Japanese, Open for: lunch, dinner, Sushi
- 0.50 kilometer(s) from Gnocchi's Ristorante, Bar/Lounge, Italian, Open for: lunch, dinner, Italian/Seafood, patio
BEST WESTERN PLUS Suites Downtown
Enjoy your stay with us even more by checking out some of the most popular area points of interest and local area events happening in or near Calgary. Chase the links to explore the local region even more.
Local Events Worth Considering:
2013 Calgary International Children's Festival
Held at Epcor Centre for the Performing Arts and Olympic Plaza in Calgary.
2013 Banff National Park Bike Fest
Held at Banff National Park in Banff.
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