Nice hotel but not for those who want to relax
Stayed at Hotel Arts over the August long weekend. Thought the hotel and amenities were great. It's modern, stylish and clean. Location is great, central and close to everything you need in downtown Calgary.
However, we booked the hotel for the pool and didn't realize that there was a pool party both Saturday and Sunday from 11 am - 5 pm. If someone was hoping to have access to the pool at any point during the day, you'd have to want to join in on the party.
If you wanted to relax in your room instead, you also wouldn't be able to do that either during those hours as the party volume wouldn't allow that either. Be prepared for noise from the party as well as the cleaning staff that worked all day on those hours as well. We had the same experience late night as well. Wedding guests, parties in the rooms, slamming doors, and hallway parties as well. Also be aware of the heating/cooling system noise in the room and the overall comfortability of the system - it's difficult to find the right balance between the noise and heat/cool.
This hotel would be great some people wanting to party, but it if you'd like to sleep at any point between 11 am until 4 am, or have access to the pool outside of DJ'd and younger crowd, or even find a seat, this is not your hotel.