Officials say crews were called to the Riviera Hotel at 3535 26 Ave. N.E. just before 7 a.m., finding smouldering furniture in a storage area.
The fire was knocked down by the hotel’s sprinkler system.
The hotel was evacuated as a precaution as crews ventilated the area and Calgary Transit buses provided shelter for the roughly 100 people forced out of their rooms.
No injuries resulted from the small fire and the hotel’s guests have since returned to their rooms.
The cause of the fire remains unknown at this time and investigators remain on scene.