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Pet-friendly Airdrie motel with free access to Genesis Place water park and sports facility

  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Several guests complimented the hotel's staff and service
  • Many lodgers felt the hotel was a good value
  • Indoor pool and waterslide at Genesis Place a hit with families
  • Many reviewers praised the hotel's location, in walking distance of eateries
  • A few guests complained about noise transfer
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 9, 2014
Located just east of Highway 2, the Super 8 Motel Airdrie is a 7-minute drive from Airdrie's city centre and is popular with families who require a hotel with well-equipped rooms and access to a waterpark and nearby eateries.

This non-smoking hotel has 49 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a mini-fridge and microwave, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms offer two queen beds, while suites offer one king bed and a sofabed. 
Hotel amenities include a business centre and free access to Genesis Place sports facility (right across the street). Parking is free and pets are permitted for a fee of $15 per pet per stay (along with a $50 deposit). This hotel is wheelchair accessible.

A free continental breakfast is served to all guests daily, while other nearby dining options include Extreme Pita and Pho East Lake Vietnamese Restaurant (both located next door) and Airdrie Smitty's (about a 4-minute walk around the corner).

Roxy Theatre (the local cinema) and Woodside Golf Course are both roughly an 8-minute drive northwest of the hotel, while Nose Creek Valley Museum can be found 7 minutes away by car. CrossIron Mills Shopping Centre is a 14-minute drive south, while Calgary Airport (YYC) can be found 17 minutes south by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $15 per stay and $50 deposit, wheelchair accessible. Call date: December 7, 2012).
The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff, and value.

Most reviewers praised the hotel's location. They described it as being close to Calgary Airport, Genesis Place sports complex and CrossIron Mills Shopping Centre. It was also mentioned that the hotel's location provided easy access to Highway 2.

Several guests offered compliments to the hotel's staff. They were characterized as efficient, organized and accommodating.

The hotel's good value was mentioned many times by lodgers. These guests felt the free passes to Genesis Place (across the street), as well as the included breakfast, added to the value of their stay. It was also mentioned that the rates were reasonable, and one guest remarked, "the price is right".
The Bad
Negative reviews found for this analysis mentioned the hotel's noise transfer and fitness facility's location.

A few reviewers had complaints about noise transfer while staying at the hotel. They described being disturbed by noisy air-conditioning units, the ice machines in the hallways, or other guests talking.


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Sources guest reviews rated the hotel 4.3 out of 5 from 59 reviews. guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 out of 5 Airdrie hotels from 28 reviews. guest reviews rated the hotel 4.1 out of 5 with a 96% recommendation rate from 24 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $15 per stay and $50 deposit, wheelchair accessible. Call date: December 7, 2012).
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
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Guest Reviews

Rated 7.5/10 based on 251 reviews

Ranked #4 out of 5 hotels in Airdrie


5 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 05, 2013

"Super 8 Airdrie is usually the only hotel that ever has a room available when I need one. Their staff is as good as they can be, and are friendly..which is important. It is somewhat convenient to town, and that's also a good thing."


5 out of 10 | Shauna stayed December 29, 2012

"The waterslide isn't actually in the hotel"

"The view from the website makes it look like the waterslide is actually in the hotel. The fact that the recreation centre across the street would have been a selling point if I could have prepared for that fact, but I was only alerted to that fact upon check in. That should be made really clear, and because it wasn't I felt cheated. The staff were accommodating, and the hotel itself was quite lovely, but it is for this communication reason that I would not recommend this hotel to my friends."

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7 out of 10 | James stayed December 23, 2010

"I found the construction staff a little late doing their work when I arrived. It was after 7 pm and they had been bring in load after load and I was hard pressed to get around the stack. I had many case and could not find the cart to help me get my things to my room as I was staying for about three days on business. The young lady working the front was not to help full! The Truck with its diesel was running all the time with the smell of the fuel permiating the air from where I had to hike to get access to the front door to the lobby (as there had been a car parked near the front door for the three days I stayed there, it never moved from this position ) It was obvious it was not being used and was just being used as a long term parking area. Well back to the three trips up to the second floor to get settled in. The room was good No DVD, I would recommend one but overall the water was nice and hot the room clean and in good shape it was hard to get the water in the coffee pot (not enough clearance where it is located) The staff working the desk had been very pleasant and I did injoy the stay over all. I liked the breakfast cerial available in the am and other choices I found available. I asked the staff about the pool across the street and was given coupons to access this facility. Now that was a great added bonus. I would recommend to use this as a draw to clients with the little out of the way location clear instructions are very important as this location is off the path a little. I passed many other available spots so high visibility signage is critical and the available facility will be a big asset."


10 out of 10 | Robert stayed June 18, 2006

"We were only there overnight to catch the plane the next morning. We enjoyed our stay and the rooms were very nice."


8 out of 10 | Sue stayed October 02, 2005

"The only negative comment that we have is that the hotel has implemented a maximum two dog limit per room. Our family has three dogs which means that if we were all to travel together, staying at this hotel would not be an option. The reason that we want to stay at this hotel is that it is convenient for dog training seminars and trials in the area so we know that our usual practice of a few participants sharing a room to save on costs will not work at this hotel. Otherwise this is a great place to stay - far better than our experiences in other Super 8 hotels in Alberta... The Super 8 in Lethbridge is so disgusting that we would never consider stying there again..."


10 out of 10 | Bruce stayed August 06, 2005

"The staff members were the nicest, most helpful folks I have ever met at a motel. The rooms were very reasonable, comfortable and close to everything we needed on a daily basis. I highly recommend this Super 8 and wish to thank everyone working there for their hard work and wonderful attitude. Bruce Denton, Texas"


8 out of 10 | Petra stayed July 19, 2005

"The only problem was the air conditioning was not working so it was very hot in the room."

Map Marker Super 8 Motel Airdrie
815 East Lake Blvd, Airdrie, AB