Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown is the city’s newest residential skyscraper, and holds the title for the largest Residence Inn in the entire world. With more than 830 locations of this brand globally, Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown channels that wide open feel that carries throughout Alberta, big enough to roam about, but warm and friendly folks that anchor you and make you feel like you’re at home. That experience is paramount to what the brand is trying to achieve: a home-away-from-home atmosphere that allows guests to live well and continue their normal routines, even on the road.
A popular destination for business travelers and families alike, the guest rooms are all suite sized, making longer-stays a cinch, and providing that extra living space that lets you stretch out, unpack, and even whip up a home-cooked meal.
Each room is equipped with full size kitchens, including a fridge and dishwasher. Each cabinet and drawer is stocked as you would in your house; plates and bowls, sure, but cutting boards, can openers and spatulas ensure no MacGyver kitchen hacks required. A nifty two-burner stove top cooker makes nourishing, warm meals a snap. And if you let them know ahead of time, they’ll even stock the fridge for you. This kind of service, the level of intuitiveness and care in all these details make it easy to relax and enjoy your stay, without sweating over every meal and snack. Perfect for family meals, business trip meetups or hockey tourny tailgating, these generous spaces truly cater to that homey vibe that we all long for when we travel.
Open since March 2019, this downtown location near the Beltline District is a short walk to Stephen Avenue, a popular destination for locals and tourists alike, with countless bars, restaurants, shops and galleries to explore. With the Calgary Tower as a backdrop landmark, Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown is smack dab in the middle of everything, a prime location for Stampede, meetings or just mixing it up with friends. Focused on the niche extended-stay clientele, each Residence Inn aims to make the most of your stay, and while Calgary awaits at your disposal, you may end up lingering in the hotel for longer than you expected.
Creating vibrant usable spaces that are designed to draw you in, the hotel achieves on establishing truly social spaces that evoke a feeling of belonging. From the lobby to the second floor foyer, breakfast rooms and breakout meeting rooms, the property boasts a bevy of opportunities to bust out of your rut, whether you’re meeting for work or pleasure, there’s ample options when it comes to shared spaces.
But when it comes to gym time, it’s best to stick to your routine, and Residence Inn by Marriott Calgary Downtown’s gym packs a punch! Devised to keep your goals in check, the two story space comes fully equipped with top of the line fitness equipment. Treadmills and stationary bikes are to be expected, but the dynamic TRX system, free weights of all forms, BOSU Balls and stretching area are an added bonus, with unparalleled views of downtown Calgary and the Calgary Tower.
Towels, water, and free headphones make the gym feel exclusive and spa like. As does the complimentary buffet breakfast, here re-imagined with a full hot plate section with daily iterations of your favourite breakfast finds. Not relegated to sad muffins and boxes of cereal, here the buffet is a bounty of fresh eggs, bacon, make your own waffles, fresh cut fruit and more yogurt and granola options than your local grocery.