17th Avenue SW is one of Calgary's most well known shopping districts. Walking up and down the "Uptown" will take you past coffee shops, restaurants, and boutique shops. This area, affectionately called "The Red Mile," was the scene of Calgary's most spontaneous moment of collective celebration during the Calgary Flames run to the 2004 Stanley Cup finals. The epicenter of the celebrations was Melrose Bar, which is still doing business on 17th.
The Beltline hotels are the closest to 17th. There are no major hotels on 17th, itself. But, Best Western, Nuvo, and Hotel Arts are all within walking distance. The Beltline is largely apartments and high-occupant housing, but there are a few interesting things, such as the Laugheed House, nearby. These hotels are sometimes easier to find parking for than the others downtown.
The next closest area, with the nicest hotels, too, is downtown. The Hotel Le Germain is Calgary's best hotel, by consensus. The Palliser offers a look back at Calgary's past, and is a great hotel. The Marriott, Hyatt, Sheraton, and Westin all offer name brand options. These hotels are quite a long walk from 17th, for the most part, but it is possible to walk there in under 20 minutes.
1330 8th Street S.W.
A great value in Calgary's beltline area... read more
827 12th Avenue SW
Condo style hotel in the beltline... read more
119 12th Ave SW
A beltline hotel between Downtown and 17th Ave...
899 Centre Street SW
Modern, comfortable, and beautifully decorated in downtown... read more
133 9 Ave SW
A Calgary landmark and a beautiful hotel... read more
110 9th Avenue SE
At Centre St
A hotel close to the convention center... read more
700 Centre Street SE
A great hotel near the convention center... read more
255 Barclay Parade SW
320 4th Avenue SW
Quality hotel at the heart of the business district... read more
220 4th Ave SW
Many suites to choose from in the heart of downtown... read more