Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 99
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 Good location to train service for Calgary Stampede
Great Location for Calgary Stampede and access to the train station room adequate but had a poolside room with a frosted out window so then no view to either pool or the outside world, didn't like that. The restaurant on site and service was excellent.
July 26, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Voyageur56 Good Location, Good Food
This hotel provides reasonable value for money for the location. The staff were very friendly and the restaurant served good food. Unfortunately the room was a little small and was at or below ground level (second floor) so felt a little dark. The bed was fine, but there were only high pillows available, so not the best sleep.
July 25, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ranger12 All Staff
It is always a pleasure to come back to this Hotel as all the staff always remembers you usually by name...a quality not found at many places today.Thanks
July 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cornish family convenient for short stay to calgary
Comfortable room,good service, convenient location. Good value restuarant with excellent food
July 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retired traveling couple Great location for the Calgary Stampede
We enjoyed our stay and were happy with the room.
We would stay at this hotel again.
July 12, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Momadu Nice Hotel but Expensive
Seems like Holiday Inn has upped their game but the price for this location is very high. Location is in a very busy traffic area and urban (convenience of a pawn shop across the street). I wouldn't walk around the area at night except to grab the train and vagrants hang out behind the dumpsters.
July 8, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Rich609 Great Location
We booked this hotel for it's convenient location close to the Saddledome. It's an easy walk to the C-Train station and a very short ride from there. We were greeted at reception in a manner that made me feel at home. We were given excellent directions to the C-Train station and a few other pieces of advice to make that trip easier. The check-in procedure was very conversational and friendly. This property is probably due for an update, but it's very clean and comfortable the way it is. I don't know why but the typically excellent Holiday Inn/Express shower head was even better at this location. I could be water pressure, but it was great. I will certainly book this hotel again for future events on the exhibition grounds.
June 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Maggielady Great Service!
Staff very helpful and friendly. The room was quite small and was disappointed to find double beds instead of queen. Air Conditioning did not work but the staff provided us with a fan which helped a lot. Overall, average hotel, a little steep on the price for the size of the room. I would stay again but make sure I had a king or queen bed.
June 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by busdriverlou great experience
had a great sleep, bed was excellent. Breakfast was great
June 25, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jumpy34 Toller Service, gute Lage!
Das Personal ist sehr nett, hilfsbereit und sehr zuvorkommend. Die Bar lädt abends zu einem letzten Trink ein. Die Lage zur Chinook Mall und zum Zentrum ist gut. Strassenbahnanschluss direkt hinter dem Hotel. Leider ist kein Kühlschrank auf dem Zimmer. Sonst ist alles bestens!
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TWMSafety A Pfffft Stay!
Stay here often. This stay due to hotel capacity I was sentenced to a rooom on the second floor across from the board rooms. Noisy at night (clean up, vaccuming and carpentry). Heat system is still a problem but at least now its not needed daily. Four nights of lousy sleep.
Not many times I say I should have stayed other than here but this was one of those stays.
June 23, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by TWMSafety Dont stay in winter or spring as this place still has the worst heating/AC system of any hotel in Calgary
Great people and location - C-Train 39 th Ave. This hotel has had a problem with the NEW System now for two years and has gotten to the point of an extra heater in the room as when it is cold it is chilly in the room.
It got so bad that this being my preferred hotel I went elsewhere as the room was just too cool at night to be comfortable in!
June 23, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by CAS22a Great Property
I have been staying at this hotel every 5 to 7 weeks for the past 3 years.
Everyone from the front desk, restaurant, cleaning crew and management have treated me as a valuable guest. With the amount of travel I do, it is rtefreshing that they know your name when you are there and are incredibly friendly.
To all of you there at the hotel, thank you very much.
See you all soon.
June 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by HonzaTravels Great value, great service
This hotel is not downtown but that's not as inconvenient as it sounds because the C-Train (light rail# has a station steps from the back door. Incredibly convenient. You are downtown in 10 minutes. I kid you not. Given the rush hour traffic in Calgary, this is the way to go.
Next up, service: the staff at this property could not be friendlier and/or more helpful. Everyone says hello. Some more expensive hotels could learn from these folks.
Cleanliness: The place is spotless and well maintained. Is it all fancy and new? No - but they take very good care of the place.
Room comfort: The beds are a mixed bag - some might find some of them soft. The climate control in the rooms can be a bit frustrating but you know what, I fight with this in most hotels I stay in. My solution: I open the window #yes, you can do that!# as I like plenty of fresh air anyway. And no, that's not a compromise from my point of view.
Restaurant: A real gem. The servers in there are great #attentive and friendly) and the food is generally much better than you would expect. I have two favourites: salt n pepper chicken wings and the raspberry whole grain pancakes. They must be doing something right as on more than one occasion I have seen non hotel guests come to eat there.
Value: Most of the time, you would be hard pressed to find a quality, conveniently situated hotel in Calgary for much under $300 CDN a night. I have yet to pay anywhere near that at this property.
I love this property and keep coming back for a week at at time on my business trips to Calgary. Great work guys!
June 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by charlee42 Great location to access c-train
Stayed here because it was close to the marathon/stampede grounds. I requested a fridge and microwave because I needed to prepare my own food. I confirmed these details before I arrived and everything was as expected. Front desk staff were friendly and accommodating. The room was quiet and comfortable. The beds and pillows were comfy too. It was a 2 minute walk to the c-train which was really handy and only a 2 minute ride to the grounds. The only thing it didn't have was a hot tub or steam room but other than that it was perfect. It was great value compared to the price of rooms downtown.
June 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Danny211973 Good service
Service and food and beverages were excellent. Cleanlines good and the accomondation average.
June 3, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sburn Comfortable bed and great service.
Nice clean and quiet room, very comfortable bed and bedding. Just seemed a bit pricey for a basic single room for one night.. But overall its a great hotel.
June 2, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by deer48 Could improve
Update in order. When problems are brought to the front desk as 3am problem should go away.
May 31, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BAB42 Just like Norm from Cheers!
I regularly stay at this Holiday Inn and feel at home everytime. The front staff always greet me by name, the resturant staff are friendly and welcoming. This hotel is located only steps away from the LRT and excellent shopping only blocks south. The rooms are comfortable and the channel lineup is excellent. The new king size pillow are a welcomed addition. There are food choices for all from hamburgers to butter chicken to salads with grilled chicken and mustard sauce (delicious). Wash it all down with a pint of Traditional. See you Wednesday!
May 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Len11 very nice hotel
Really enjoyed our stay. Happy with the location and the condition of the hotel.
April 16, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by travellingJane got the job done
If your just looking for a place to sleep one or two nights this hotel is ok. there is no elevator so not accessible for people with disabilities. the room was freezing when I arrived so i went to turn the heat up.it took forever to begin to heat. obviously this is an ongoing problem as I then noticed a space heater by the television. the television only worked sporadically. would turn off for no reason.
April 7, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by HungryJack Great Service
Was warmly greeted by reception and quickly dealt with check-in.
Lost marks on Room/Comfort and Value because the room was the same price as another Holiday Inn location in Calgary but the rooms were somewhat dated. The other location has brand new renovated rooms.
March 31, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by JJJean1 Room and Food and Beverage
The room was comfortable. The bed too soft and hurts the back. The heat control had no instructions so we were unable to make it cooperate - too hot at night. The fan even when turned off was always running and noisy. The housekeeper we had on Friday was outstanding.
The food and beverage was disappointing. Nice to have the option but we ended up not enjoying it. It is a real shame in this day and age that one cannot go into a restaurant and eat something that doesn't contain either MSG or gluten.
We had great service at the front desk and they were able to match a rate given to us at a different location. They were always friendly and accommodating when we had contact with them.
February 12, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Peter 49 The Staff is always very friendy and helpfull!
The hotel is a great location, easy access to downtown and one of the best mals in Calgary. Dinning is just down the road with a great selection of restaurants and Pubs!
February 7, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Ranger12 Comfortable Room,excellent Service
I have stayed here on several occasions and always have excellent service.I have never had such friendly service on a first name basis,from the front desk staff to the cafe servers and right down to the cleaners.Just a real down to earth staff all around.
February 6, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by TallOrder Good Bones
While the building itself is not new the management does a great job not to let the property get dated. They are currently in the mode of certain improvements that do get noticed. The staff is great right down to housekeeping.
Great location for me and good access to wherever you need to go in Calgary.
December 22, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by W7HBL Nice Stay
Good and helpful staff. The website says my first comment is "too short," so I'm making it longer with this statement.
December 16, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by intrepid007 Excellent!
Front desk staff went out of their way to respond to my needs.
December 12, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BENJO14 GREAT STAFF
EVERYTHING WAS JUST AS EXPECTED, THE RESTAUARNAT ON PREMISES OFFER GOOD FOOD AND AVOIDS ME TO GO OUT TO ANOTHER RESTAURANT
December 9, 2013
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed35 Overpriced and Disappointing
We booked this hotel for the affordable convenience it offered, we originally booked for two nights and promptly left first thing in the morning after the first night. The only good thing was the friendly front counter staff. The bed was hard as a rock, walls are paper thin, linens were rock hard and lots of noise from the c-trains in behind not to mention constant people walking around vehicles in the parking lot. When I politely offered comments to the staff upon checkout they didn't seem to care. It's kind of sad as you can usually never go wrong with a Holiday Inn.
December 5, 2013