15 Cool and Unusual Hotel Features

15 Cool and Unusual Hotel Features
15 Cool and Unusual Hotel Features
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15 Cool and Unusual Hotel Features

Make your next trip to Calgary one to remember with these cool and unusual hotel features.

Make your next trip to Calgary one to remember with cool and unusual hotel features you will never forget. From waterslides and living walls to beer flights and barrel smoked whiskey cocktails, here’s 15 unique hotel features that will make your next trip to Calgary one to remember.

This article is sponsored by Marriott International in partnership with Tourism Calgary.

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Presidential guestroom at the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel.

Presidential guestroom at the Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel.

Runway Views from Your Hotel Room

Walking off the plane and into your hotel without ever leaving the airport terminal is a unique experience. Getting runway views from the hotel lobby and the foot of your bed is one more feature that makes Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel a unique hotel experience.

Each guestroom on the concierge floor includes a telescope so you can get an up close look at the Calgary skyline, Canadian Rockies, and the airport runway. Watch planes take off and land from the moment you check in and still get a good night’s sleep in this quiet and comfortable hotel at YYC Calgary International Airport.

Experience runway views when you stay at Calgary Airport Marriott In-Terminal Hotel.

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24/7 fitness centre at Courtyard by Marriott Calgary Airport

24/7 fitness centre at Courtyard by Marriott Calgary Airport.

24/7 Fitness Centre

Just landed and ready for a workout? Get your sweat on at Courtyard by Marriott Calgary Airport with a fitness centre that never closes. Open 24 hours a day and seven days a week, their full lineup of cardio equipment, free weights, treadmills, Stairmasters, and bikes are ready no matter what time of day your flight touches down.

Enjoy round the clock fitness access at Courtyard by Marriott Calgary Airport.

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Shoe & Canoe Public House at Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown.

Shoe & Canoe Public House at Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown.

All Canadian Pub

The Shoe & Canoe Public House is inspired by western Canada’s best pints, spirits and provisions. Situated in the Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown, their exclusive Stargazer craft pale ale is a salute to British and Canadian explorer and surveyor David Thompson. Thompson is remembered as one of the most pioneering geographers in Canadian history, with a respect for Indigenous peoples and a love of astronomy. He even earned the Salish name ‘Koo-koo-sint’ which means “The Man Who Looks at Stars.”

Pull up a seat at this all-Canadian pub when you stay at Delta Hotels by Marriott Calgary Downtown.

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Try the Best Brews program at Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport

Try the Best Brews program at Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport.

Try Local Craft Beer

Craft beer is a great way to experience a new city. The Best Brews program at Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport brings the local brews to you with a hand-picked selection of craft beer from Calgary. Each tap is selected based on taste, popularity, quality, and proximity to the hotel so you can get a taste of the local craft beer scene no matter how short your stay in Calgary is.

Try pints of local craft beer when you stay at Four Points by Sheraton Calgary Airport.

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Barrel smoked cocktail at ONE18 EMPIRE at Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel

Barrel smoked cocktail at ONE18 EMPIRE at Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel (Photo credit: Linda Hoang).

Barrel Smoked Whiskey Cocktails

Neat or on the rocks? How about a personal bartender barrel smoking a custom whiskey cocktail at your table? The Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel is home to ONE18 EMPIRE, a bar where mixologists wheel a real whiskey barrel to your table and you choose the smoke, bitters, and alcohol as they prepare a custom drink for you.

Experience barrel smoked whiskey cocktails at your table when you stay at Calgary Marriott Downtown Hotel.

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The Wagyu Beef Hot Dog at the Flower & Wolf Lounge.

The Wagyu Beef Hot Dog at the Flower & Wolf Lounge.

The Flower & Wolf at Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire.

The Flower & Wolf at Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire.

Wagyu Beef Hot Dog

Visit Flower & Wolf at the Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire and get a taste of their Wagyu Beef Hot Dog. Made with Brant Lake Wagyu beef all the way from Vulcan, Alberta, this unique dog is topped with truffle sauerkraut, dijonnaise, crispy onions, and pickled jalapeno for an extra kick. Pair it with a local beer for another Calgary touch.

Try the Wagyu Beef Hot Dog for yourself when you stay at Sheraton Suites Calgary Eau Claire.

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Native Tongues Taqueria at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary Downtown.

Native Tongues Taqueria at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary Downtown.

Food Locals Love

You won’t have to go far to find the food locals love when you stay at Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary Downtown. Native Tongues Taqueria serves up award winning modern Mexican on one side of the hotel while The Beltliner puts a new spin on diner classics right next door. Locals line up for both of these Calgary favourites.

Discover the food locals love at Fairfield Inn & Suites Calgary Downtown.

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Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Calgary West.

Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Calgary West.

Olympic Views

Olympic views are right outside your window at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Calgary West. Calgary hosted the Winter Olympic Games in 1988 and some of the most memorable moments happened at Canada Olympic Park, now known as WinSport. The same hill where Eddie the Eagle flew through the air is right across the street. This Olympic training facility is open to the public for skiing, snowboarding, tube park fun, and more. That’s what gives the Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Calgary West that resort atmosphere right in the city.

Take in Olympic views when you stay at Four Points by Sheraton Hotel & Suites Calgary West

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Residence Inn Calgary Airport.

Residence Inn Calgary Airport.

Residence Inn Calgary Airport.

Residence Inn Calgary Airport.

Grocery Delivery to Your Room

The Residence Inn Calgary Airport is all about making you feel right at home. They will even do your grocery shopping for you. Place your grocery order and let the friendly hotel staff do the rest. They will even deliver the groceries to your door at no extra cost, so you can cozy up to the hotel fireplace and enjoy a home cooked meal.

Get groceries delivered right to your room at Residence Inn Calgary Airport.

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The Oasis Waterpark at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel.

The Oasis Waterpark at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel.

Twin Waterslides

Remember to pack your bathing suit when you stay at the Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel. Calgary’s largest hotel water park has two giant waterslides, a swimming pool, hot tubs, saunas, and a kid friendly swimming area. Waterslides are a great start to a Calgary vacation you will never forget.

Take a ride down twin waterslides when you stay at Sheraton Cavalier Calgary Hotel

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Le Soleil Spa at Aloft Calgary University.

Le Soleil Spa at Aloft Calgary University.

European Spa Treatments in the City

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Order a Caesar at The Westin Calgary (Photo credit: @lbjasper on Instagram).

Order a Caesar at The Westin Calgary (Photo credit: @lbjasper on Instagram).

Birthplace of the Caesar

Did you know the Caesar was invented at The Westin Calgary? This classic Canadian cocktail, a mixture of vodka, tomato juice, clam broth, Worcestershire sauce, and hot sauce, was first mixed up at the hotel bar in Calgary in 1969. Garnish with a celery stalk and a lime wedge and enjoy this Calgary original where it was first shaken up. Today, you can enjoy this popular cocktail at The Westin Calgary at the Liquid Lounge.

Enjoy this classic Canadian cocktail where it all started at The Westin Calgary

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Pool views at the Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal.

Pool views at the Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal.

Pool Views from Your Hotel Room

Get a great view of the indoor pool at the Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal from your room. Many rooms at the Delta Hotels Calgary Airport In-Terminal overlook the main floor pool area, so you can take a refreshing dip, practice your cannonball, or relax in the hot tub, before your flight takes off.

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The living wall at Westin Calgary Airport.

The living wall at Westin Calgary Airport.

Living Wall

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The Residence Inn Calgary Downtown/Beltline was built on the site of the historic Alberta Boot Company.

The Residence Inn Calgary Downtown/Beltline was built on the site of the historic Alberta Boot Company.

Historic Alberta Boot Company

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