Finding a place to stay in Calgary was a pretty hard decision. I was surprised at all the options of hotels and Airbnb’s there were to choose from but finally, after searching through all the pages on Booking.com, I found this luxurious condo for such a reasonable price.
Ostays Mark On 10th was amazing. The condo itself was in a perfect location. I really only booked it because I saw it had a balcony so I was pleasantly surprised when I found out how easy it was to explore downtown Calgary from here. Aaron and I drove here and it wasn’t a problem to stay in the visitor parking area. This way you don’t have to pay for parking if you happen to drive to Calgary as well. All you have to do is tell the condos staff and they’ll put your name down.
But the balcony and free parking wasn’t what sold me on this amazing condo. Keep reading to find out 😉
To say the condo was perfect is an understatement. It was small, yet laid out well so it never felt cramped. And really, how much room do you need for a weekend? We arrived to find Keurig coffees and some sugar for the mornings which was a really nice touch. I’m a coffee fiend so this was great to get me out the door. There was all the comforts of home – a fridge, some wine glasses and a stovetop. There’s even in-suite laundry and a dish washer! You know you’re an adult when these things get you excited haha
Just below the condo is a place called Sucre. This cafe was great to head down to in the morning to grab some freshly made goodies. I mentioned it already in my Calgary post, you can read it here if you fancy, but again it was great. I love my soy lattes so Aaron and I would pop down in the mornings and bring everything up to eat on our balcony.
Not only does your room come with a balcony, but there is a rooftop as well. On the 34th floor you’ll find a hot tub, an outdoor lounge area with a fire place and also an indoor lounge and a gym. Oh, and there’s a steam room and sauna as well. I think it was safe to say I had made the right decision with trying out this condo instead of a basic hotel room.
I have this gorgeous dress from Tobi and I couldn’t wait to wear it here! I felt so fancy and couldn’t think of a more perfect place to wear it. On Saturday Aaron and I decided to have a romantic date night so before dinner we opened a bottle of Prosecco and hung out on the rooftop with our wine and it was so much fun! I can’t believe we got so lucky to have the entire roof to ourselves.
But I think my favourite things about Ostays Mark On 10th was the rooftop view. I am a SUCKER for rooftop views. I love it because you can be doing absolutely nothing and it feels like you are when you have an incredible view. I really like being somewhere I can just relax and absorb and being able to see the Rocky Mountains all around you is pretty breathtaking. I mean how could I tear myself away from this?
The rooftop is what sold me on Ostays. On our last morning here I woke a sleepy Aaron up early to watch the sunrise and we had the whole roof to ourselves again. We had a morning dip in the hot tub and watched the morning sun wash over the mountains with our cups of coffee. It was so simple yet so romantic at the same time. I would absolutely book here again. You get all the comforts of home and the luxuries of a hotel in one.
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