Stampede Park is probably best known as the venue for the annual Calgary Stampede, one of the world’s biggest rodeo events which takes place for 10 action packed days each July. Known as the “Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth”, the 2014 Calgary Stampede will take place from July 4 to 13, and the fun extends well beyond the boundaries of Stampede Park with cowboy inspired events taking place throughout the city of Calgary. Of course, throughout the year there are many other events taking place at Stampede Park, not least the Calgary Flames hockey games plus live concerts which regularly take place at the Scotiabank Saddledome (formerly the Pengrowth Saddledome).
If you are visiting from out of town and need a Calgary hotel for an event at Stampede Park or at the Scotiabank Saddledome, the hotels listed below will put you within very easy reach of both venues:
Hotel Arts is perhaps the closest hotel to both Stampede Park and the Scotiabank Saddledome (formerly Pengrowth Saddledome), being located on 12th Ave SW, less than 1km away from both venues. The hotel is classy and contemporary, offers two award winning restaurants, and is also conveniently situated for downtown Calgary.
While most hotels in downtown Calgary are reasonably well located for visiting the Calgary Stampede or the Saddledome, the following 3 Calgary hotels on 9th Ave SE are particularly convenient for the Stampede Grounds (just over 1km away) while offering all the benefits of a central downtown location;
The Calgary Marriott Hotel is a luxury hotel with large guest accommodations, impressive city views, and a wide range of hotel amenities.
Hotel Le Germain Calgary is an architecturally stunning new hotel whose chic guest rooms, restaurants and facilities are sure to impress.
Finally, the historic Fairmont Palliser exudes tradition and charm, with elegantly appointed guest rooms and dining and hotel amenities that have stood the test of time.
Less than 5 minutes drive south of Stampede Park, on busy Macleod Trail, you can find motel style accommodation, often at a cheaper rate than downtown Calgary hotels;
For instance, Days Inn Calgary South offers comfortable and economical accommodation less than 2km from the Calgary Stampede and the Scotiabank Saddledome. Also located on Macleod Trail, the Holiday Inn Macleod Trail South and the Comfort Inn & Suites South are other good affordable options, just minutes from Stampede Park.