The Best Spa Hotels to Book in Calgary, Canada

The skyline of downtown Calgary, Canada, looks particularly impressive against a blue sky
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Contributor9 November 2021
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Calgary draws visitors for its great nearby wilds, such as the Rocky Mountains and the moon-like Badlands, but all that exploring can get exhausting. After you’ve spent a long day enjoying the city and its surroundings, there’s nothing better than retiring to a hotel for some pampering. Whether you want a lavish stay with world-class facilities or a low-key crashpad, we know where to head. Here are the best spa hotels in Calgary, Canada – all bookable with Culture Trip.

Le Germain Hotel Calgary, for hot-stone heaven

Candlelit treatment room at Le Germain Hotel Calgary
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After a day pounding the pavements in Calgary’s center – whether you’re hitting the shops or attending meetings – Le Germain Hotel is a dreamy place to unwind. In addition to bedrooms decorated in soothing cream tones and warm woods, its RNR Wellness Spa gives you a much-needed space to unwind. Hot-stone massages are available to soften up your shoulders, while the chocolate-truffle body wraps smell good enough to eat. Traveling as a duo? Sign up for a Rocky Mountain Couples Classic, for side-by-side pampering.

Grey Eagle Resort and Casino, for casino capers

A shallow pool flanked by chairs and side tables at the Grey Eagle Resort and Casino
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Looking for non-stop activities as well as a spa? This resort, set beside golf courses and equipped with its own casino, is your place. Grey Eagle has everything you need to have a good time right on site, from live music events to fine-dining. A 24-hour fitness facility, pool and hot tub max-up the feel-good factor – the perfect counterpoint to a stay heavy on indulgence. After a soak, try your luck on the gaming tables: there are more than 40 to choose from, as well as 1,000-plus slot machines.

Hyatt Regency Calgary, for super-spacious rooms

Whirlpool and changing room at the Hyatt Regency Calgary
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A hop, skip and a jump from Olympic Plaza – a tree-flecked space that transforms into an ice skating rink each winter – is the Hyatt Regency, one of the most centrally located stays in the city. It’s also one of the best for wellness devotees; the Stillwater Spa delivers quirky treatments, ranging from wild-lime scalp massages (good for tension, apparently) to lemongrass-mimosa body scrubs. The extra-spacious bedrooms, decorated in soothing natural colors, are lovely zones in which to chill out afterward – and, of course, order room service.

Fairmont Palliser, for history and hydrating massages

The regal and beautifully tiled pool area, complete with a hot tub, columns and plenty of seating, at the Fairmont Palliser
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When it comes to luxury – and history – it’s hard to beat the Fairmont Palliser, the grande-dame hotel in Calgary, which opened its doors in 1914. While some things have stayed largely the same – say, the grand moldings in the event spaces and the parade of chic guests filing in for another decadent afternoon tea – one thing that certainly has moved on is the wellness offering. Check in for hydrating massages based on lavender from British Columbia, organic-green-clay facials and glacial mud wraps: all these and more kinds of delights await at the decadent spa.

The Carriage House Hotel & Conference Centre, for corporate comfort

The outdoor pool surrounded by potted plants, loungers, chairs, tables and colorful umbrellas at the Carriage House Hotel
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Is a spa hotel not a spa hotel unless it has a big pool? Check into the Carriage House, in the south of Calgary, and you’ll be in seventh heaven. Here, the heated outdoor pool and hot tub are open year-round, so, even when snowflakes are swirling around you, it’s perfectly OK to sit outside – and stay warm in the shallows. If you fancy higher-octane wellness, there’s a fitness center, while an on-site bakery provides feel-good services of another kind – don’t miss the warm challah bread, one of its specialties.

The Westin Calgary, for in-room pampering

Indoor swimming pool at the Westin Calgary, flanked by wooden chairs and tables with rolled-up towels on either side
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Rooms decked out in elegant tones of sage and cream; views of the glossy skyscrapers of downtown; multiple restaurants, including a branch of Canada’s favorite steakhouse, the Keg; even a dedicated wellness area, with a glassy indoor pool and fitness area – the Westin ticks all the boxes when you’re staying in Calgary’s skyscraper-crowded business district. Best of all are the in-room spa treatments – therapists come to you, so you can submit to that Swedish massage and pedicure without having to move a muscle.

Best Western Plus Suites Calgary, for family-friendly fun

Sauna at the Best Western Plus Suites Calgary, with three folded white towels on the upper bench
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Sometimes, all you need to help you unwind is a steaming sauna. Best Western Plus Suites Calgary has the goods – so, after a long flight, or a big day spent exploring, you can sweat it all out. The place is also a boon in the icy Calgary winters – it’ll really warm you up. Other reasons to stay? How about the fitness center? And the homely bedrooms that can sleep up to four people? They’re ideal for families making the most of the many sights in Calgary. It’s a solid pick for an extended stay, too; some rooms come with kitchenettes for self-catering.

The Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre, for business comfort

Gym at the Glenmore Inn & Convention Centre
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Southeast of Calgary’s main center, the Glenmore is – as its name suggests – a prime choice for business travelers. But it’s also a terrific base for families – look no further than the water slide in the pool area. Leave your little darlings to make merry in the pool and the hot tub, while you book in for a soothing facial or a mani-pedi. Afterward, make a date for a big communal buffet dinner at the Garden Court restaurant – its menu has delicious dishes that will appeal to the pickiest eater.

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