As the closest international airport to Banff National Park, it should be no surprise that the Calgary International Airport (YYC) is the 3rd busiest airport in Canada. Whether you are visiting Calgary on business, leaving Calgary for a family vacation or are on your way to Banff, there are many great Calgary Airport hotels to choose from.
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5 Best Hotels Near The Calgary Airport
If you are looking for the ultimate in convenience, stay at the Calgary Airport Marriott. At this hotel, there’s no need to wait for an airport shuttle as it’s located right inside the Calgary Airport!
From it’s unique location within the Calgary Airport, all rooms at the Marriott feature beautiful views of the airport runway, views of beautiful Calgary or the Canadian Rocky Mountains (an exciting treat if your trip includes going to Banff!)
As you’d expect, you’ll pay for the convenience of an on-site hotel at the Calgary Airport, but you’ll enjoy a wide selection of hotel amenities such as a heated indoor pool, a 24-hour fitness centre and a spa.
We created this blog about Banff as we are lucky enough to live mere minutes from the gates of Canada’s greatest national park, but we also have a great blog about traveling with kids. As such, we travel through the Calgary Airport with kids a lot, and when we need a Calgary Airport hotel, we prefer to stay at the Hilton Garden Inn – Calgary Airport.
What makes the Hilton Garden Inn such a family-friendly Calgary airport hotel? Well, the kids love the indoor saltwater pool and hot tub, and the extensive breakfast buffet. But what brings us back to the Hilton Garden Inn is the 1-bedroom King Suite with Whirlpool.
Sharing a hotel room with kids is often not a pleasurable experience, but having a seperate bedroom for the parents helps everyone get a better sleep. Plus, having a jacuzzi in the bedroom is a nice reward for parents who have successfully put their kids to sleep!
Just 12 minutes from the Calgary Airport, the Hilton Garden Inn offers guests a free airport shuttle.
If Calgary is your first stop on a family vacation to Banff, check out all the great things to do in Banff with kids.
I recently stayed at this highly rated Calgary airport hotel for a flight to Toronto. I was very impressed by this all-suites Calgary Airport hotel.
My Queen Studio Suite room was perfectly suited for my stay. I had a great night’s sleep on my soft Queen bed, then enjoyed a filling take-away continental breakfast in my room (in non-COVID times breakfast is typically served buffet style). Each room has a full kitchen, so I was able to store part of my breakfast in the full-sized fridge for later.
While waiting for my flight, I was able to get some work done in my Park Inn hotel room using the large desk with convenient plug-ins for my laptop and various chargers. (I hate hotels where you can’t find a plug-in!). The large desk makes the Park Inn by Radisson an ideal Calgary Airport hotel for business travelers.
Additional hotel amenities at the Park Inn Calgary Airport hotel include a fitness room, a small convenience store, laundry facilities, a BBQ (with an outdoor picnic area) and of course, free Wi-Fi.
Just a short 9 minute drive from the Calgary Airport, the Park Inn by Radisson has a more convenient offering than a typical airport hotel shuttle bus. Guests simply take an approved taxi from the airport to the hotel, and the hotel simply pays the driver. No waiting for a shuttle bus to arrive – simply, fast and easy! Be sure to check with the hotel for the current list of approved Calgary taxi companies first.
The Park Inn Calgary Airport hotel is a pet-friendly hotel. If your journey takes you from the Calgary Airport to Banff, check out these pet-friendly hotels in Banff.
No matter where we travel, we always enjoy a stay at the Holiday Inn. With consistently high standards around the world, you won’t go wrong staying at the Holiday Inn near the Calgary Airport.
Business travelers will enjoy the executive workspace included in each room at the Holiday Inn Calgary Airport North. In addition, each room features a kitchenette and 49: flat screen TV’s.
Families traveling to Calgary with kids will love the large indoor swimming pool, complete with a water slide and hot tub.
If Calgary is your home base and you need extended parking for your vacation, check out the Park and Stay packages at the Calgary Airport Holiday Inn. We often take advantage of the parking packages offered by Calgary Airport hotels as it is almost always more economical than booking an airport hotel and parking separately.
One of the closest hotels near the Calgary Airport, the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites is just 8 mins from the airport. Guests will enjoy the convenience of the free airport shuttle.
Last, but certainly not least, on our list of the best Calgary Airport hotels is Wingate by Wyndham. One of the best reviewed Calgary Airport hotels on our list, the Wyndham has everything travelers need for a comfortable stay.
For starters, you’ll get even more excited for your trip to Banff with their large 3 panel image of Lake Louise to great you!
The list of amenities at the Wingate by Wyndham Calgary Airport hotel is long. Start your day with a complimentary hot breakfast before enjoying a workout in the fitness centre or a swim in the indoor swimming pool.
In addition to an on-site sundry store and laundry facilities, for coffee lovers (like us), there is organic coffee available in the lobby 24 hours a day!!
Just 11 minutes away from the terminal, the Wingate by Wyndham Calgary Airport hotel offers a complimentary 24-hour airport shuttle for its guests.
We’ve stayed at the Wingate by Wyndham Calgary Airport hotel the night before early morning flights out of YYC and were very happy with the location and amenities. The rooms are nice and spacious plus the complimentary shuttle and breakfast are definitely welcome on early mornings!
We’ll definitely return to this YYC airport hotel the next time we have an early morning flight from Calgary.
We hope that one of these Calgary Airport hotels is perfect for your visit to Calgary, Banff and beyond!
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Dan Brewer, a life-long Alberta resident, calls Canmore home along with his wife and two kids. He is the co-owner of Travel Banff Canada, where he gets to share his passion for the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Dan, along with his family, love being outdoors doing one of the many activities they enjoy in the mountains: hiking, mountain biking, paddleboarding, skiing, snowshoeing and cross-country skiing.
When he's not in Canmore enjoying one of his favourite local hikes, you can find him hoping on a plane to explore a new country with his family or working on one of their other two travel sites: Family Can Travel and Baby Can Travel.