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Holiday Inn Express Suites Airdrie

8.6 | Very Good
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East Airdrie hotel with indoor pool and waterslide, jacuzzi suites and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Most reviewers praised the accommodations offered at the hotel
  • The hotel's staff were a source of several compliments by guests
  • Many lodgers were pleased with the quality and selection of the included breakfast
Cons
  • Some guests experience noise disruptions during their stay
  • A few guests complained there were no restaurants or shops available within walking distance of the hotel
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 22, 2014
Overview
Located just east of Highway 2 and a 5-minute drive from Airdrie's city centre, the Holiday Inn Express Suites Airdrie is popular with air and car travellers who require a hotel with easy highway access that is close to Calgary International Airport (YYC) (roughly an 18-minute drive away).

This non-smoking hotel has 79 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, plates, glassware, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms offer one king or two queen beds, while executive level rooms offer a living area with a sofa bed. Suites feature a jetted tub.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, a fitness room, an indoor pool with a waterslide, a hot tub, and a meeting room. Accessible rooms are available upon request, parking is free, and pets are permitted for $10 per night per pet.

A free breakfast is available to all guests daily, while other restaurants located nearby include Peppercorns (roughly a 6-minute walk from the hotel), and Brewsters which can be found 7 minutes northwest by car.

The Holiday Inn Express Suites Airdrie is near several local points of interest: Bert Church Theatre is roughly a 3-minute drive away, Nose Creek Valley Museum is an 8-minute drive southwest, and CrossIron Mills Shopping Mall can be found about 15 minutes southward by car.

Downtown Calgary is roughly a 25-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $10 per day per pet. (Call date: December 7, 2012).
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's rooms, staff, and breakfast.

Many reviewers praised the accommodations at this hotel. They described their rooms as spotless, spacious, nicely furnished, and with comfortable beds and pillows. Guests enjoyed the microwave and mini-fridge offered in each room, and the indoor pool and waterslide were also a source many compliments.

The hotel's staff received several positive comments by guests. They were characterized as helpful, professional, and kind, and the check-in process was described as efficient.

Many lodgers were pleased with the quality and selection of the included breakfast. It was mentioned there were many hot and cold items available and one guest remarked, "The continental breakfast is the best we have come by, all sorts of variety, yogurts, fruit, cereals, sausage, bacon, hashbrowns, toast, eggs benedict etc.".
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The Bad
While many of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a couple common complaints among them about noise and the surrounding area.

Some guests complained of noise disruptions during their stay. They reported hearing guests talking and TVs in adjacent rooms, people coming in and going out the back door, and children running in the hallways when staying for a nearby sports tournament.

A few reviewers mentioned there were no restaurants or services located within walking distance of the hotel. These guests described the surrounding area as industrial. It should be noted however, that many other guests were pleased with the hotel's location, and described it as being close to Calgary Airport, CrossIron Shopping Mall, and highway access.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #2 out of 5 Airdrie hotels from 57 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 30 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 4.4 out of 5 with a 91% recommendation from 11 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $10 per day per pet. (Call date: December 7, 2012).
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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2 / out of 5
hotels in Airdrie

Rated 8.6/10 based on 986 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 5 hotels in Airdrie

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Express Suites Airdrie
64 East Lake Ave Ne, Airdrie, AB