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Calgary Westways Guest House

9.3 | Excellent
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Welcoming and pet-friendly downtown Calgary B&B near Stampede with hearty free breakfasts

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, pet stays
  • The hotel's proximity to downtown and the Stampede grounds was praised
  • Many guests enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few guests described their rooms and showers as small
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 16, 2015
Overview
Located about a 20-minute walk from Calgary's downtown district and a 10-minute walk from the Calgary Stampede grandstand, Calgary Westways Guest House is suitable for travellers who prefer a pet-friendly and centrally located bed and breakfast hotel with free parking.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a private bathroom, a DVD player, an iPod dock, a bathrobe and slippers for each guest, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a fireplace, a jetted tub, a balcony, an electric kettle and a coffeemaker are also available. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers free parking, a free breakfast and a business centre. Well-behaved pets are permitted free of charge, and pet owners are responsible for compensation of any damage on the property.

CORE Shopping Centre is about an 8-minute drive away, while Elbow River Casino can be found 15 minutes away on foot. Calgary Golf & Country Club is 7 minutes away by car and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a 20-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted free, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 17, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, rooms, breakfast and staff.

The hotel's location was praised by many guests. They found it close to the Calgary Stampede Grounds, shopping, restaurants, downtown Calgary, a grocery store, Glenbow Museum, public transit and the Mission and Kensington areas.

Numerous lodgers enjoyed their accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, quiet, well equipped, spacious and elegant, with fast Wi-Fi and comfortable beds. A couple of patrons had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).

Several travellers were pleased with the hotel's free breakfast. They described it as delicious, well prepared and great, with many hot and cold items. One patron remarked, "Many a weary traveler from afar has been sent on their way fortified with a hearty breakfast perfectly cooked from Jonathan's kitchen and served hot. Don't be frightened by the volume of goodness and the options for your breakfast".

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by guests, who characterized them as friendly and helpful with directions. One lodger noted, "The welcome and hospitality made me feel I was home from home, a very pleasant stay".
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were very positive, there were a few complaints that some of the rooms and showers were small.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #10 of 52 Calgary B&Bs and Inns with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 from 62 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 9.1 out of 10 from 55 reviews.

Hotels.com guest reviews rated the hotel 5 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 17, 2013 to verify some information.

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.
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Rated 9.3/10 based on 94 reviews

Ranked #2 out of 81 hotels in Calgary

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Map Marker Calgary Westways Guest House
216-25th Avenue Southwest, Calgary, AB