- Reviews: 323
Calgary International Airport Travelodge Hotel: Would not go back
I'd never return here, it was one of the worst hotel experiences of my life. (And if you're used to reading my tips, you'll notice I am often as positive as possible.)<br/><br/>Staying here felt like being in a hotel in a developing country. Not to sound offensive, but it wasn't up to regular Canadian standards at all. The reception was rude and unhelpful - this was the main thing that ruined the trip for me. Noise could easily be heard throughout the floor, the room was substandard and I remember also an issue with no running hot water - so it was hard to take a shower or wash up. The last few things, I can live with. But its hard to enjoy the experience with unfriendly/rude service on top of that.<br/><br/>The main attraction that this place boasts is that it is "close" to the airport, but it really isn't - it was still a good 25 minute drive, and a pricey taxi fare. If I could do it again, I'd definitely pay more for a nicer place!
I liked the shuttle driver who took us from here, to the airport to collect our rental car. That was the only thing I liked about this hotel.
- Reviews: 600
Residence Inn Calgary Airport: Thrive on Long/Short Stays
We stayed here for a little rest and relaxation as well as to get away from the stress. Nice looking hotel with many modern amenities. Customer service is top notch and the food was hot as well as delicious. Our room was spacious and I would highly recommend this hotel for short term as well as long term stays...you won't be disappointed.
Our room had both wired as well as wireless internet and it was an easy hook up. We had a kitchen with a full size fridge, as well as a separate bedroom along with two televisions. Eventhough the airport is close by, we didn't hear the planes taking off or landing. The morning breakfast had lots of options and was a nice amenity to have. Oh yes, and the gym had all the modern equipment for a good work out.
- Reviews: 1
Ambassador motor inn: stay away
This Old and Outdated Motel is more than just an eye sore that should be removed from the neighborhood that it is in, as it seems to be rapidly becoming a place for drug culture and scumbags. The motel is crap and is poorly managed. This place should be torn down, I am surprised that the residents or Winston heights/Mountainview & Renfrew have not pushed to have this Motel Closed down
- Reviews: 1
Causewaybay Hotel Calgary: Awful stay
Terrible stay, People yelling X rated coments in hallways doors slamming tv's way too loud.staff partied with Group guests till 3am. After a long drawn out affair involving the BBB management still unwilling to refund nights stay back onto my Visa. When in calgary just say, Causewaybay NO WAY!!!
Tagging on alls in Alley, derilict vehiles in parkade. just to mention a few.
- Reviews: 3530
Hughes House B&B: Now this was a real Gem!
After our first two days in Calgary, I realized that our daughter's accommodations situation was not going to be able to handle us for two nights when we returned from Cold Lake. With the Calgary Stampede slated to open the same day that we returned, I figured I had better start looking for alternate arrangements while I still had a few days to spare! From Cold Lake, I checked on the internet for hotel availability but came up empty. Remembering how much we enjoy B&Bs on our travels, I switched to them next and soon came across Hughes House B&B, a 3-story Victorian style house built in 1914. A telephone call soon had it all sorted out - we could have the attic room at a reasonable price. It sounded good to me, so the reservation was confirmed then and there on the telephone.
On arrival, our host Kelly made us feel right at home. The B&B is located in a beautiful area of Calgary, within walking distance of the downtown core, including the Lions Gate bridge and the Calgary Tower. Our upstairs room was very comfortable and even had its own highspeed wireless internet connection. We had a shared bathroom with a room directly across the hall from ours, but there was never any issue regarding availibily of the modern and clean bathroom. One floor down was a kitchen for the guests, including a refrigerator, table, chairs, sink, utensils and even a washer and dryer that we used to clean up our 9-days worth of dirty clothes. On our final evening in Calgary before departing for Waterton Lakes NP, a small group of guests gathered on the front porch for a chat. One young lady was from Calgary and had travelled extensively, now living in Switzerland and had returned for a week in her home town. A Quebec man was waiting for both his motorcycle and girlfriend to arrive (they did the next day) so they could start a 10,000-km biking trip through British Columbia to California and back to Quebec through the USA. Another well-to-do couple from British Columbia also joined in the festivities as more wine, cheese and pizza was produced by Kelly! Both the BC man and Kelly entertained us on the living room piano with classical tunes as the night wore on. Near midnight, we all got into Kelly's Mercedes for a drive to a nearby overlook of Calgary where we watched fireworks from the Stampede! We then returned to the house and by the time the party wound down, it was close to 3:30 AM! Our enjoyment of these experiences made me think to ask Kelly if he had an opening on our final night in Alberta after our 1-week trip to the south. He said no problem, so I cancelled my previous reservation at the Holiday Inn Express. We did return, and it was just like coming home!
- Reviews: 29
Check out www.couchsurfing.com: Free places to stay in Calgary!?
This is a very amazing site that was recommended to me by a fellow VT member. It is called CouchSurfing! You have to be a member there as well, and put your own couch up for availability ... well worth the time. People on this site exchange, or offer their couch for free (usually) and sometimes ever have time to show guests around. You might find someone in Calgary to stay with!
If you are a guest, don't forget to spend some time cooking for your hosts, or bring home flowers etc. Just to be nice!
- Reviews: 3530
My Daughter's Apartment: Great to Visit Family!
My daughter and her boyfriend have a very nice apartment located within easy walking distance of the downtown core of the city. The beautiful tree-lined streets of Calgary are more like a town and the traffic is very easy to deal with. Being on the Prairies, the streets are generally built in straight lines, so there is not much danger of getting confused. We found the city very easy to navigate.
Since this is only a single bedroom apartment, we decided that it would be best if we had our own accommodations as close by as we could get. It worked out well as we had very enjoyable evenings sitting and talking about all sorts of things before Sue and I made the short walk back to our hotel. The weather was very cooperative as well - not even a hint of rain or cold temperatures.
- Reviews: 42
Residence at the U of C: Calgary's best summer deal
When I first entered the room, I was impressed. For $35, I got a very clean and well equipped room in one of the new residences built for the Olympic Games.
Very clean, modern and quiet during the summer. Close enough to drive to downtown or take the LRT. Very cheap, even during the Stampede.
- Reviews: 640
The Hyatt is one of Calgary's classier hotels and is unique in the fact that in building it, the hotel managed to incorporate it into an existing historic row of sandstone building facades on Stephen Avenue Mall. The rooms are nicely decorated, but a bit smaller than expected, and we were in a corner room.<br/><br/>The staff are, for the most part, extremely professional, and the beautiful lobby, that runs the length of the hotel and is connected to the Telus Convention Centre, is worth checking out if you are just passing by. <br/><br/>The only negative thing I have to say about the hotel is that on staying there for a spa package, the bed we had was extremely soft and uncomfortable. So, soft, in fact, that we kept rolling downhill into each other all night. Not a good thing when all you want to do is sleep! When we complained to the front desk in the a.m., the clerk seemed to just want to hurry up the transaction and could have cared less that we had a less than ideal stay. However, when we carried our complaint to the manager, it was graciously handled and we were compensated for our inconvenience.
The Stillwater Spa is located in the hotel, and the Hyatt is conveniently located in the downtown core. The hotel restaurant, Thomson's, has decent food if you want to eat in, and fairly reasonably priced. Their buffet breakfast is excellent, not a huge offering, but all the important stuff -- baking, eggs benny, omelet station, the usual breakfast items, and killer cinammon buns, warm and oozing icing.
- Reviews: 640
I haven't actually stayed here, but have toured the premises -- we were planning to have our wedding here, but ended up having to change our plans.<br/><br/>This elegant 1912 house is tastefully decorated and centrally located near downtown. The proprietor was friendly and hospitable; I wouldn't hesitate to book here.
- Reviews: 640
This is just what the name says; it's a village of motels. There are all sorts of motels to choose from -- mom and pop establishments to the swanky Hamptons Inn and Holiday Inn. There is also some restaurants there, like Denny's (diner food), Red Lobster, Phil's Pancake House, and a McDonald's. It is also conveniently on the LRT line.
One-stop shopping for accommodation!
- Reviews: 201
This hotel is a real labyrinth with everything ...
It is a town in an hotel, excellent place to retire in the middle of nowhere and step back from daily life.
- Reviews: 32
LJ's Place: Home Sweet Home...In Canada that is!!!
This was the first long trip that we had ever taken...after many hours on the road it was nice to finally reach our destination. LJ's home is beautiful, peaceful, surrounded by trees and there is lots of grass.
Great views of the city and mountains, lots of room to roll around and a hot ub out back.
- Reviews: 297
OK, this isn't for Calgary,...
OK, this isn't for Calgary, but if you do happen to be going to Jasper, you can have a unique experience staying at the Pine Bungalows. Phone well in advance to reserve and ask for one of the bungalows right on the Athabaska river. There are other bungalows and motel units etc. but they do not come close to the quaintness and privacy that the riverside bungalows do! These beautiful cabins have all the amenities you need along with wood fireplaces (a brilliant way to turn lousy weather into romantic heaven).
Well you decide. Breakfast outside. Fresh air. The only thing you hear is the wind in the leaves and the river flowing by. Perchance a bear or an elk will walk by -- especially early in the morning.
- Reviews: 22
We stayed at one of the many...
We stayed at one of the many condos for rent in Canmore. <br/>3 Bedroom Condo ran us $190 US per night.
Washer, dryer, stocked kitchen , TV Stereo, VERY good security. Easy access to everywhere in Canmore.
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