Located in Calgary's North East quadrant, sandwiched between Hwy 1 and Deerfoot Trail (Hwy 2), approximately a 14 minute drive (13.5km) from Calgary International Airport (YYC), this hotel is popular with guests that have access to a car, and who don't mind driving to access shops, attractions and restaurants. On-site amenities include a gym, a heated indoor pool and a whirlpool.
There are a number of room options available of differing sizes, bed types and configurations, depending on need and budget. In all rooms, guests can expect Wi-Fi, a 32 inch flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a hairdryer and an iron and an ironing board. Pets are not allowed at this hotel.
For guests travelling by air, there is a 24-hour shuttle between the airport and the hotel (which a number of guests found useful, given the distance between the hotel and the airport). The hotel charges a fee of $5/person on behalf of the airport for the shuttle service. There is also free parking on site.
Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily. The hotel's official website says there is an on-site restaurant, however it has since been closed (confirmed in August 2012).
Guests staying at this hotel will most definitely need a car to get around. The Calgary Zoo is the closest major attraction, and is about a 13 minute drive away. Guests in town for the Stampede should plan for about a 14 minute drive to reach the Stampede Corral. For business travellers needing access to Calgary's downtown area and business district, this hotel is about a 16 minute drive (6.7km) away (distances and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
Confirmed with a front desk agent: airport shuttle, breakfast, restaurant and parking (call date: August 7, 2012).