Hotel Arts - Calgary  3 stars

119-12 Avenue South Westcalgary, Ab T24 0G8, Calgary, Canada, T2r0G8  show mapSave
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 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms


Paid parking


24-hour reception


Express check-in/-out

 Swimming Pool

Seasonal outdoor pool


Fitness center

 Sports activities

Golf course

 Spa and relaxation

Spa lounge


Hotel Arts is a 3-star hotel located in the heart of Calgary. This business hotel was opened in 1976 and renovated in 2006.

20 minutes away from Kensington, The Calgary Zoo and Grace Presbyterian Church. 10 minutes away from Calgary city center.

The hotel is surrounded by shopping centers and boutiques.

10 minutes by car from Calgary International airport.


Hotel Arts features 185 rooms across 12 floors. The modern rooms feature city views. Guestrooms feature carpet floor and dark-wood furnishing.


A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


The hotel offers free parking, a lift and a beauty salon for general needs and a business center, internet access and a photocopier for corporate travelers.


The hotel boasts a fitness center with fitness classes and a gym.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Paid public parking is possible on site.

Year renovated   2006.  Number of floors   12.  Number of rooms   185.

City Center Calgary - 2300 ft
Airports Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 5.8 mi
Train Stations University C Train - 3.7 mi, Heritage C Train - 4.4 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants raw bar @ Hotel Arts (cuisine: International, Pan-Asian) - 100 ft, Yellow Door Bistro (cuisine: French, Contemporary) - 100 ft
Parks Central Memorial Park - 1400 ft
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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Allergy-free rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • Pets allowed
  • Vending machines
  • Coffee shop
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Fireplace
  • Beauty salon
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair access
  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Paid city shuttle
  • Paid valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Laundry
  • Wedding services
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • Shoe shine service
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Catering service
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
Meeting facilities
  • Exhibition space
  • Meeting room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Cribs available
Leisure facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Golf course
  • Fitness center
  • Spa center
  • Shiatsu massage
Room view
  • Pool view
Room facilities
  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Connecting rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Bath/Shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator on request
  • Microwave on request
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillow top mattress
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock



from  3 pm


until  11 am

Children and extra beds
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Bed type: 2 Queen Size beds
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    Hotel Arts LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Tourist attractions
    • Museums
    • Convention centers
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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Calgary Tower
      1000 ft
    • Mount Pleasant Cmnty Sportsplx
      4000 ft
    Convention centers
    • Calgary Telus Convention Centre
      1400 ft
    • Bonkers Indoor Playgrounds Inc
      2000 ft
    • Peppermill Bar and Lounge Inc
      2300 ft
    • Cinescape
      4300 ft
    • Garage Billiards Bar and Rstrnt
      4300 ft
    • Chinook Keyboard Ctr
      700 ft
    • Glenbow Museum
      1700 ft
    • Fort Calgary Historic Park
      3700 ft
    • Energeum
      3700 ft
    • Calgary Inglewood Bird Snctry
      3000 ft
    • Candlelight Catering
      1000 ft
    • Metropolitan Centre
      3000 ft
    • Danish Canadian Club
      3000 ft
    • 3700 ft
    • Cliff Bungalow Community Assn
      4000 ft
    • Cultural Centre of St Vladimir
      4600 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • Career College
      2000 ft
    • Bow Valley College
      2700 ft
    • Canadian Securities Institute
      3000 ft
    • Montessori Pre-School-Calgary
      4000 ft
    • Canadian Nazarene College
      4600 ft
    College Campuses

    Local Attractions

    • Prince's Island Park
      1.0 mi
      1st Ave & 4th St SW, Calgary
    • Peace Bridge
      1.0 mi
      Memorial Drive NW, Calgary
    • Grace Presbyterian Church
      1.0 mi
      1009 15 Ave Southwest, Calgary
    • Kensington
      1.2 mi
      10th Street NW and Kensington Road, Calgary
    • The Calgary Zoo
      1.5 mi
      1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary

    Near the hotel

    • Calgary Tower
      1300 ft
      101 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
    • National Music Centre
      900 ft
      134 11 Avenue SE, Calgary
    • Glenbow Museum
      1500 ft
      130 Ninth Ave. SE, Calgary
    • Mission District
      1400 ft
      197 17 Ave. S.W., Calgary
    • Central Memorial Park
      1400 ft
      1221 2 St. S.W., Calgary
    • Stephen Avenue Walk
      1600 ft
      8 Ave SW, Calgary
    • Trees Sculptures
      1600 ft
      Bankers Hall, Calgary

    Restaurants Nearby

    • raw bar @ Hotel Arts

      53% likes this, based on 76 reviews
      Cuisine: International, Pan-Asian
      Price Range: USD 26 - USD 99

      100 ft
      119 - 12th Avenue SW

      Phone: 403.266.4611

    • Yellow Door Bistro

      66% likes this, based on 54 reviews
      Cuisine: French, Contemporary

      100 ft
      119-12th Avenue SW

      Phone: +1 403-206-9585

    • Taste

      77% likes this, based on 50 reviews
      Cuisine: Contemporary

      300 ft
      1210 1st Street SW

      Phone: 403.233.7730

    • St. James Corner Restaurant and Irish Pub

      60% likes this, based on 46 reviews
      Cuisine: American, Canadian, Irish

      300 ft
      1219 1st Street SW
    • Drum and Monkey

      300 ft
      1201 1 Street SW

    Hotel Arts Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Arts

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 114 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Couple

      The room decor was modern and cozy.

      Underground parking for guests was expensive and noise from traffic in morning woke me up quite early.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Fully refurbished, great design hotel with a very good location just 2 blocks from the main shopping street. Comfortable bed, big plasma TV and quiet. 10 minutes to the Stampede fair grounds. Their french restaurant is very nice.

      Free Wifi could be included (CAD 12 per day)

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Staff being very polite and helpful.

      I booked the hotel Arts in Calgary thinking it was a part of the same hotel arts in Barcelona which of course is a very nice 4/5 star hotel. However I was shocked at the standards in the hotel, dirty bathroom, cracked ceiling, ripped and damaged chairs and furniture. I did point these things out and in all fairness was given a discount on my bill when checking out. At this point I was told that the hotel was infact nothing to do with the Hotel Arts in Barcelona, which I felt was very misleading and wrong to do. I had to move to the Marriot for the rest of my stay in Calgary.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Staff were very pleasant and very willing to offer suggestions re things to do or places to eat. Raw Bar restaurant is nicely decorated, has great staff and a comprehensive menu including lots of meat items which I wouldn't guess from the name. Loved the pool and surrounding eating area.

      The glass door on the bathroom looked very stylish but offered no soundproofing at all. There are stairs that you need to carry your suitcase up and down on the way in from the parking garage as well as in the middle of the hallway on the way to your room. Studio room with 2 queens was very small.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Staff very friendly, food good and rooms are big.

      Rooms lack light which is a common hotel problem but htese rooms are particularly dark. Hotel needs to be refurbished as it is looking a little old and run down.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      The newly renovated facilities. The modern look. The raw evening bar.

      The hours for saint Germaine. There is no natural lighting in the morning raw bar.The tub in 1015 was old and small.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Overall, a very pleasant hotel.

      The lighting in the room was poor. The houskeeping manager needs to look at the cleaning products that the staff use as they are damaging the bathroom taps due to abrasion.

      • Average rating
    • Couple

      The pillows were too soft but after requesting new pillows they were great. Nothing was too much trouble

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Recommendations and help from Missy at front desk

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Comfortable bed and functional furniture. Bathroom good. Hotel very clean generally.

      Wifi in room poor. Cable only worked. Toilet running continually. Attached restaurant ran out of almost everything.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Great location,friendly staff,good valet parking,excellent food in room service,interestingly different decor,comfortable bed,good sized room,excellent tv(but see below in adverse comments),very good shower.

      The artsy sink in the bathroom was too small for the powerful faucet and wet both my wife and I on separate occasions. There was no shaving/make up mirror. The heating system was extremely noisy but effective (it was -22c during our stay). The room lighting was too dim. The lovely wall mounted plasma tv was hobbled by a stretched low def picture(we could not alter the aspect ratio) and we were unable to get ppv movies due to severe picture distortion. The hotel service engineer responded very promptly , he was extremely pleasant but unable to fix the problem which originated at the media server ,not the tv itself .

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      I was with my best friend and we made the best of it. Even though we had terrible service.

      I felt that the some of the staff was rude. Mainly on the girl that I talked to on the phone that they charged me $18 for parking when it should have been $10 which she refunded me for. But she was extremely rude. Just cause of her I would never stay at your hotel again nor would I tell other people to stay there. I wanted to have a great hotel stay with my best friend and just from her it was ruined.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Unbelieveable view. Also upon booking, I requested a top view and I got it all. loved how clean the rooms were etc.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Lots going on, close to lots of good calgary spots. Great restaurants as well as pool side lounge.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Location was great, staff were friendly,good underground parking.

      I thought the parking was too expensive.

      • Average rating
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