Calgary Macleod Trail Travelodge HotelCalgary Macleod Trail Travelodge HotelCalgary Macleod Trail Travelodge Hotel

Pet-friendly south Calgary hotel with indoor pool and free breakfast but many complaints

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • Reasonably priced, according to guests
  • Conveniently located to shopping and to the C-Train, according to guests
Cons
  • Some guests suggested that the hotel needed updating
  • A few guests experienced unpleasant odours in the rooms
  • A number of guests weren't satisfied with the level of cleanliness
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 9, 2014
Overview
Located on Macleod Trail South, near two of Calgary's biggest shopping malls (South Centre, a 7-minute drive away, and Chinook Centre, a 6-minute drive away), this hotel is popular with travellers who are seeking budget accommodations.

Guests can choose from two doubles, one king or one queen bed, and can expect free Wi-Fi, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and an iron and an ironing board in all of the rooms. There is free parking available on site, and pets are permitted for a cost of $25/day.

On-site amenities include a gym, an indoor pool and a hot tub. There are no restaurants on site, but there are dining options located within walking distance of the hotel. Guests are offered a complimentary continental breakfast daily. 

Some of Calgary's main attractions (Stampede Corral, the Calgary Tower and the Glenbow Museum), as well as the business district, are housed in the downtown area, which is about a 13-minute drive straight up north on Macleod Trail. The Calgary Zoo is another popular attraction, and is about a 15-minute drive away. Guests travelling by air should expect about a 24-minute drive to travel the 27 km between the hotel and Calgary International Airport (YYC). (All distances and driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Of the reviews used for this analysis, there were more negative than positive reviews for this hotel, but guests did comment favourably on the convenient location, price point and service received from staff.

A number of guests appreciated the price point of this hotel, and found the price reasonable. They were satisfied for what they got in return for the price that they paid.

Guests found the location of the hotel convenient, and liked the proximity to the C-Train and to the South Centre Shopping Mall (7-minute drive) and the Chinook Centre shopping mall (6-minute drive).

Staff here provided guests with good service, according to reviews. Several mentioned that staff were accommodating and helpful in fulfilling requests.
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The Bad
There were a number of common complaints among guests at this hotel, mostly centring on the state and cleanliness of the hotel.

Based on guest comments used for this analysis, some had major issues with detailed cleaning in the rooms and in the  common areas. Guests said that their rooms were dirty and unkempt, and that the lobby and the elevators in particular suffered from a lack of detailed cleaning.

Guests also commented frequently on lack of maintenance in the rooms and in the common areas, and mentioned peeling walls, stained and worn carpets and aging decor. A number of guests suggested that this hotel was overdue for renovations and updates. Additionally, guests experienced unpleasant odours in a number of the rooms.

There were some peripheral comments about things like uncomfortable beds, and about the hot tub not working.
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TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #93 out of 97 Calgary hotels, based on 76 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 2.6 out of 5, or "fair", based on 76 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 6 out of 10, based on 161 reviews.


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
4.6
Poor

Rated 4.6/10 based on 428 reviews

Ranked #79 out of 1 hotels in Calgary


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed October 30, 2012

"Good night's rest"

"very clean and comfortable rooms"

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5 out of 10 | Jim stayed July 18, 2010

"I've stayed in worse"

"Great location, close to C-train and city center. Could have been cleaner and better maintained. I've stayed in a lot worse for what we paid and I didn't expect anymore."

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed March 28, 2010

"Room was clean and tidy upon arrival, however the next day cleaning, the room needed to be vacummed, and that leads me to wonder what else was missed on the daily cleaning. Hotel was very quiet"

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2 out of 10 | Elli stayed July 29, 2006

"Thanks for the opportunity to sound off! The room was not very clean - didn't look like the carpet had been vacuumed. Didn't appear nice and clean and fresh. The bathroom was the worst! Little hairs all over the tub, floor, vanity, stuck on the wall, but what really grossed us out was the pair of men's briefs hung behind the bathroom door! I checked the beds to make sure they were clean, and since they seemed all right, and because it was late at night, we decided to stay and complain in the morning. I mentioned that a discount might be a good idea, but was told we had the biggest discount available since my mother received the senior's discount. For $114.95 per night, I was extremely disappointed, and will not ever stay at another Travelodge!"

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Location
Map Marker Calgary Macleod Trail Travelodge Hotel
9206 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB