Anyone searching for a luxury hotel in Calgary is bound to come across some mention of the Fairmont Palliser or the Hyatt Regency, and there is no denying that they are both wonderful places to stay. But how do you choose between them? Well, we went to check them both out for ourselves so we could help you decide, and here is what we found.
Both hotels are located downtown but it is the Hyatt that is really in the heart of the action, right in the middle of the main shopping and restaurant area.
The Hyatt has a modern, lively hotel lounge which is bustling with life throughout the day and especially when business people meet there for an afternoon drink. The Palliser, on the other hand, has a quieter lounge off the main lobby more resembling a gentleman’s club.
As you would expect, the rooms in both hotels are of a very high standard, the main difference being size and decor. The Fairmont’s rooms are finished in a very traditional style, in keeping with the historic nature of the building, while the Hyatt offers modern design and larger rooms.
While you won’t be disappointed with either choice, the 2 hotels are certainly different from each other and depending on your personal taste, you are sure to be drawn to your own favorite.
If you are looking for cheap hotel in Calgary Alberta, it doesn’t mean you have to compromise on quality. By carefully researching your Calgary lodging options you can find a hotel that is both keenly priced and that meets your accommodation standards. We often recommend Motel Village where there are several well priced hotels and motels in the north west of Calgary, close to Calgary University and the Foothills Hospital. It’s well located just off the Trans Canada Highway, and just a short drive or C Train ride to downtown. There is a selection of restaurants in the area, and some of the hotels have their own dining facilities.
There are certainly other options for cheap accommodation in Calgary, but Motel Village probably gives you the best selection concentrated in one area.