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Calgary's Urban Oasis - Poolside at Hotel Arts, Calgary, AB

Poolside at Hotel Arts

3.9
3.9
51 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Canadian
To book Poolside at Hotel Arts please see Freestyle Social Club and Poolside!
Dine Poolside at Hotel Arts and enjoy the flavours of summer in a glass. Surrounded by dazzling art and design-centric décor, soak up south beach vibes in this vibrant poolside setting.

Now open year-round. Enjoy endless summer at Hotel Arts with our pool and patio covered by an inflatable roof in the cooler months (typically September through May). The covered oasis maintains a comfortable 24 degrees with a touch of humidity.

Please note: A 3-hour dining limit applies during peak times so we can do our best to accommodate all patrons. A $20 Pool Usage Fee may apply to non-hotel guests. For tables of more than 4 guests, please call directly and note that we are unable to split bills and an auto-gratuity will apply.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (403) 266-4611
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual

What 51 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.6Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.2Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

51 Reviews
  1. Anna

    Edmonton

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Took my 2 boys here during spring break. Mid day for lunch to 3 pm. We stayed at a local Air B&B but came here for the day. Parking was complementary when we dined poolside and used the pool. Had a blast. It’s nice and warm poolside so it felt like an awesome beachside getaway even though it was minus 5 outside. The service was amazing. Food was fresh and delish. Would definitely recommend.

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  2. ZanetaM

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We couldn't find our waitress when we wanted to leave. We went ito Raw bar and paid there. 1h later my phone is ringing...our waitress yelling on the phone how come we just left. I explained how we paid. She said nothing abd just hanged up. Not even sorry

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  3. GreatEats

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    No food. Just drinks. Always a fun time. Good service.

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  4. MerliR

    Calgary

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Good was very poor, manager so nothing to make guests comfortable. Server was sweet but forgetful. Beautiful pool though Recommend if you don’t eat and don’t expect anything more than a beautiful pool

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  5. Jenn

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    We were expecting a fun girls day at the pool. However a kids birthday party was going on the same time. We would have been wished to be notified of this, as it seemed like a more adult only setup from the online pictures and descriptions. Their website says “pretend you are in Malibu for the day” Instead we had to listen to 20 six year old children screaming nonstop for 3 hrs and weren’t able to use the pool at all during our afternoon, because they took over the whole area. We were really disappointed. The food was really good and our waitress was good. However we were surprised the staff didn’t even apologize for such an unpleasant experience or try to make our time better.

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  6. Mohamed

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great vibe and atmosphere and the service quality was amazing! Would highly recommend it to anyone looking to explore Calgary’s offerings for nights out or even just a getaway during the day time

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been coming to poolside for several years now. The ambiance is always what makes us return. Perfect for a date night! However service has continuously been horrible and servers are always absent.

    1 person found this helpful

  8. DSTAN

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Our server was excellent, she was so attentive, great memory, and eager. Love to see it! Unfortunately I forgot her name.

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  9. Brunch

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Paid for a NYE experience and vibe sucked, empty, bad music and uncomfortable seating. Left before ordering.

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  10. Krista

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place! First time here, and we will be back. Loved the food and the ambiance—lighting and music plus indoor fires. A little treasure tucked away that you wouldn’t know about. Highly recommend.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible.. waited forever for food and drinks, I think our 1st server was more concerned about finishing her shift that she didn’t even write down our order correctly. Found the pool to be cooler than expected.

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  12. Will

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was somewhat enjoyable on all fronts. The service was excellent. Because of the dinnerware and cutlery needing to be plastic or paper at a poolside setting, the meal presentation was not particularly elegant. However, what was not pleasant, was the extreme heat. We came for brunch in our street clothes but because people are swimming and lounging in the pool area where we also dined, we were quite hot and left early.

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  13. nonethewiser

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fun concept, but food really is a light “poolside menu” and it’s a bit awkward eating and drinking while hotel guests are swimming. Bottom line is it’s a fun idea but very casual.

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  14. GreatEats

    Toronto

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    A good environment to have a group get together

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  15. CherS

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent place for a date or quality girl time. Server Molly is also really great at customer service!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hotel Arts has the only pool in Calgary where you can casually drink champagne on a Wednesday afternoon. It’s fabulous!

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  17. JenniferR

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wonderful place to visit for lunch. Excellent service.

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  18. BarbR

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun Swim & lunch.

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  19. LStz

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wasn’t super busy and was nice to dip into the pool and then have tasty drinks and nibbles. Alessandro was a great server!

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  20. BrooklynnC

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 9, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    The pool is much smaller than it appears in pictures. If you go after 6pm the pool is fully shaded so it’s almost too cold to swim even when it was 28 degrees out. The music is super loud so its hard to converse without yelling. The food and drinks are quite pricy for what you get but the cocktails were tasty and the food was good, just plan on spending at least $20 on one dish and $12 per drink. Also, the pool is not rooftop. It is on the same level as the lobby.

    2 people found this helpful

  21. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    When we arrive the was no seat even tho we made a reservation. They wanted to seat us on seat that was dirty. There was hair in my water. Food that was advertised on the menu was not available.

    2 people found this helpful

  22. FABEFO

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Finally got ourselves some poolside weekend - good vibes and relaxing. Cannot wait for our next reservation and visit in September!

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  23. EmilyS

    Edmonton

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot! Pool was a good temperature, food and drinks were great!

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  24. downtowncalgarydiner

    Calgary

    10 reviews

    1.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We had a table reserved for 1:45, we arrived at 1:40 and were seated, the server told us food service poolside ends at 2pm, and restarted at 4pm So we needed to order quickly - we were ready to place our order at 1:45 at which time she came back to the table to advise that the kitchen was closed early at 1:30 and we could not order any food. There were no other restaurants open in the hotel so we could not have lunch there and had to leave and go elsewhere. I spoke to the manager who was not very apologetic, and told me that it was clearly stated all over their website, that food was not available between 2-4pm. After spending 15 mins searching their website I did find a small blurb saying this, but it was by no means clearly indicated ALL over their website like he said. I booked our table through open table and it is NOT indicated anywhere on the Open Table info about the restaurant. I did not search the hotel website thoroughly before we went so I didn't know this. It was super disappointing after we have had this reservation for 2 weeks and were really looking forward to it. Also the pool roof cover was on, and it was a hot sunny day, middle of summer, but there was no sunshine to be had beside the pool, this was also disappointing. When I enquired about why the roof was closed, the manager indicated they just hadn't got around to opening it yet. Don't go to Hotel Arts poolside expecting to have a sunny experience between 1:30-4pm :(

    4 people found this helpful

  25. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Made reservation - called to say we were running 5 -10 mins behind. The front desk made sure to remind us that that the would cut into our 2 hour limit. When we got there - it was completely empty ( we were the ONLY ones there! Then told us that we could order food until 2pm we got there at 12:40. Common sense goes a long way - but the staff at hotel arts seems to be lacking it. Why would they not suggest that we could order some food from the Bistro attached and bring it in - or even just take the order for us? Why would we have a table limit of two hours if the pool and all the tables were completely empty? I absolutely love this place - I feel as though there is a lack of caring.

    4 people found this helpful

  26. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great poolside lounge

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  27. LindyC

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food at Hotel Arts poolside was just okay. We tried a few different things. The fondue pizza was very bland, not at all cheesy which just seemed weird because the description sounded so decedent with all the different types of cheese, but it was dry and not a hint of truffle mornay as was described. We tried the twice cooked fries but they were somehow soggy and so oversalted we couldn't eat them. They came with a lemon aoli which tasted too much like a sweet lemon custard, very strange combo. The dressing on the artisan greens was good, but the greens themselves were sad, very wilted and turning. We tried the mushroom arancini which was pretty good. The vibe in the pool area was nice, it was warm and relaxing. Overall, don't come for the food, come for the pool atmosphere with the fire table and a nice cocktail or glass of wine.

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  28. Islandgirl

    Calgary

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The ambiance was so nice! The food quality was good.

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  29. Sina

    Calgary

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved it-our server was lovely but seemed very busy so we had to wait a bit between drinks. I’ll be back for sure.

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  30. Laura

    Baltimore

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Dessert Cake was stale and dry. We did say something but nothing was done

    1 person found this helpful

  31. sundaybrunch

    Calgary

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    the pool area was very hot and uncomfortable. The service was slow and not very friendly. My omelet had almost no fillings, they forgot the sauce, had to wait for her to get me some and my food got cold. The entire experience was disappointing.

    3 people found this helpful

  32. RebeccaB

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    very comfortable, relaxing, spacious & modern ambience. excellent service !

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    8 reviews

    1.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We were served by someone named Alejandro. He ruined our event and ruined our family members bday. The entire evening he was rude and rolling his eyes and sending our food over 1.5 hour after ordering. The food was terrible and the service was even worse. The pool is very very cold and not heated like it was advertised. The pool also has no change rooms. No showers. No clothes dryers. No robes. You cannot even wash yourself off after using the pool with multiple bodies and chlorine. It is not at all worth visiting. Save your time and go to a proper Place. Do not order from poolside. We were a large group, we all ordered different items. At the end when we asked for our bills they told us their system won’t allow them to split it. They made us all pay equal amount when someone ordered barely anything and others ordered a lot. Also they did not tell us the bill was autograted and we ended up paying 35-45% tip for garbage service. And to make things even worse They refused, yes REFUSED to give us our bills so we could look at them. No one got a bill and paid without even seeing what we were paying for. A few people it was against their religion to drink or pay for alcohol and were forced to pay for alcohol. Spoke to management who also didn’t give us copy of bill and told us to go ahead and place reviews. Clearly they don’t care about negative reviews especially in a place everyone checks the reviews before coming in. We were offered solutions but the solution was taking too long and too much inconvenience. A solution is not supposed to make it more inconvenient it’s supposed to make the blow a bit less.

    5 people found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Do not go here. Worst service. Worst food. Even worse management. There are no showers no sanitizer. The pizza was burnt. The pool was cold. The make you pay without letting you see the bill. Also overcharged us which I’m pretty sure would be considered fraud. We are going to report them to better business bureau. You refuse people to see their bill before paying.

    5 people found this helpful

  35. KatieG

    Calgary

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Although it started out great the way the evening ended left a bad taste in our mouth. We were there as a group for a birthday. There were 10 of us and 4 of us were fasting and unable to eat until 830. We socialized and kept company with our friends. We ordered some food to eat in time to break our fast and then it came out very late. Took almost an hour. We were easy going about that but then at the end of the night the server told us we must split our bill evenly with the whole group. Normally that would be fine but we did not want to pay for alcohol and also the rest of the group had been eating/drinking for 4 hours so had ordered much more than us. I asked to have at least our 4 separate and we could split that evenly and was denied even though we knew exactly what we ordered and could have helped. We ordered everything at the se time and only ordered once that night, so had we been informed we would not be able to have ours separate we would have asked for it to be separate right then and made it easier for everyone. No one was given a bill, the process of splitting it was literally moving items to different seats and trying to get an even amount per seat rather than dividing the total by 10. So it would have been just as easy to just pull over our items. Also because no bill was given and people we're not told about auto grat so they double tipped. I feel like all this could have been avoided with proper communication from the staff.

    3 people found this helpful

  36. theleer

    Calgary

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious, relaxing, always a pleasure to dine by the pool. It's like being at a luxury resort!

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  37. NikitaS

    Calgary

    24 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    They had a DJ and it was a great place to hangout. It was $20 to use the pool so we just sat and had drinks.

    1 person found this helpful

  38. Elle

    Calgary

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was ok , not super friendly. Reservations were smooth . Atmosphere was great . Some food was great some was mediocre. Mostly our food was tasty however wasn’t warm /hot enough . All in all it was a nice , fun experience .

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  39. theleer

    Calgary

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious rosè and prosecco, Cobb Salad and Fungi Flatbread. The service was excellent, ambience very relaxing. Perfect birthday party of 3!

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  40. Shahul

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a beautiful place! loved the food and service. Great for mini getaways from reality and at such a low price!!!! Amazing experience!

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Poolside at Hotel Arts is rated 3.9 stars by 51 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Poolside at Hotel Arts

119 12 Ave SW, Calgary, AB T2R 0G8

Additional information

  • Neighbourhood
    Beltline
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Fri 11:00 am–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 9:00 am–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Canadian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Business Casual
  • Parking Details
    Hotel Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Non-Smoking, Wine
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