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Guests liked the location of this hotel, close to McMahon Stadium

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, breakfast and outdoor parking
  • Rooms here were clean and comfortable, according to guests
  • Friendly, helpful staff, according to guests
  • Guests visiting the University of Calgary and Foothills location liked the hotel's convenient location
Cons
  • Some guests found the underground parking fee excessive
  • Some guests were disturbed by street noise and by noise from neighbouring guests
  • Aging decor, according to some guests
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 3, 2014
Overview
Located on Crowchild Trail in Calgary's northwest quadrant, this hotel is a 7-minute walk away from McMahon Stadium, home of the Calgary Stampeders. Given its location, this hotel is popular with guests in town visiting the University of Calgary (a 7-minute drive), and the Foothills Hospital (a 5-minute drive). The C-Train is located nearby the hotel for guests who wish to visit the downtown area.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and pet free. Of the159 rooms at this hotel, guests can choose between standard rooms with different bed types, or more spacious suites. The suites have a separate bedroom, and sleep up to 4 people. In all rooms, guests can expect Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer and an iron and an ironing board.

Above-ground parking at the hotel is free, but there is a $10 a night charge for underground parking. Two, free breakfast vouchers are provided per room for guests for each day of their stay.

On-site amenities include an indoor heated pool, a jacuzzi and a gym. This hotel is close to a number of restaurants, but guests can opt to dine on site at the Courtyard Restaurant for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For guests wishing to visit some of Calgary's attractions (Stampede Corral, Calgary Tower and the Glenbow Museum), the downtown area, where these attractions are located, is less than a 10-minute drive away. Air travellers should plan for about a 23-minute drive (16 km) between the hotel and Calgary International Airport (YYC) (distances, driving and walking time estimates: Google Maps).

Confirmed with a front desk agent on Feb 3, 2014:  outdoor parking, breakfast and Wi-Fi  are free
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The Good
Guests had a number of good things to say about this hotel, and commented frequently on its location and on the level of cleanliness in the rooms.

Location was a positive factor for a number of guests. Guests liked being close to the Foothills Hospital, McMahon Stadium and the University of Calgary particularly. A few guests that were in town for the Stampede or to visit other downtown attractions felt that the hotel was conveniently located to the C-Train, making their journey downtown easier.

Guests felt that the rooms were comfortable, clean and well configured. 

Guests received good service from staff, and felt that they were friendly and helpful. One guest mentioned that the check-in process was particularly efficient. Another mentioned housekeeping specifically, saying that their service was prompt.

There were some additional comments about comfy beds and good value for the price paid.
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The Bad
While a number of the reviews used for this analysis were positive, guests who complained had a few points in common, like noise disturbance and aging decor.

For some guests, noise was an issue. A few guests felt that the walls were thin, and were bothered by noise from guests in neighbouring rooms. Given the proximity to McMahon Stadium (about 1 km), some guests were bothered by noise on game nights. Some guests had issues with noise in the pool area as well.

A few guests felt that the decor was aging and in need of updates. There was specific mention of worn carpets in the rooms and dingy decor in the atrium of the hotel.

There were some objections to the underground parking fee ($10), which some guests found excessive. One guest reasoned that this fee might be appropriate if this hotel was located downtown, but given its location out of the downtown core, the expectation was that parking should be free. 

There were some peripheral comments about things like lack of toiletries and problems with hot water and water pressure in the showers.
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Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.6 out of 5, based on 29 reviews. 76% of guests would recommend this hotel.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #64 out of 97 Calgary hotels, based on 90 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.6 out of 10, or "good", based on 64 reviews.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: parking and Wi-Fi (call date: August 9, 2012).
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
Guest Reviews
7.4
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Rated 7.4/10 based on 208 reviews

Ranked #52 out of 81 hotels in Calgary


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 26, 2013

"The location & price has been very good for long term stay while working in Calgary."

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7 out of 10 | Robert stayed May 09, 2013

"cosy escape from the weather"


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed April 28, 2013


10 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed October 31, 2010


8 out of 10 | Larry stayed June 04, 2010

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8 out of 10 | Sharon stayed November 27, 2005

"Breakfast buffet in Courtyard Cafe suited us perfectly for the two mornings we were there. We had a private corner for Brunch with other family members that joined us on Sunday. The staff treated our four year old grandson royally."

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8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed July 09, 2005


9 out of 10 | Sheldon stayed May 10, 2005

"We have stayed at the Best Western Village Park Inn two times before and this was our third stay after trying another Best Western hotel in Calagary and being disappointed with our stay. Thank you for another enjoyable stay!"

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8 out of 10 | Margot stayed January 23, 2005


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed November 23, 2004


6 out of 10 | L elizabeth stayed May 29, 2004

"service was inconsistent. Take out salad exceptionally good, meal in the dining room, slow poor service. My roomate got sick/repulsed when she bit into a cardomen shell which reminded her of eating insects. I cook with cardomen and I at best biting into a seed might be acceptable, but a shell is not. There was kleenex not removed from near the trash can in the room. The tub was dirty, the water stopper was broken, and the water drained very slowly (room 207) The beds were very comfortable. so some things were good and others were not so good."

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4 out of 10 | Linda stayed January 03, 2004

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1804 Crowchild Trail North West, Calgary, AB