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Good value and comfortable northwest Calgary motel with kitchens and outdoor pool

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good according to online reviewers
  • Good value at this motel according to guests
  • Staff were very helpful and accommodating said guests
  • Location was well liked, close to Hwy 1, C-Train and restaurants
  • Guests appreciated the free continental breakfast
Cons
  • No elevator
  • Dated decor according to guests
  • A small breakfast room with limited seating said some guests
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jun 27, 2016
Overview
Located along the Trans-Canada Hwy in Calgary's northwest area, this hotel provides a pleasant budget stay, a 10-minute walk from McMahon Stadium. Guests can also reach downtown in 25 minutes via the C-Train, a 5-minute walk away.

The motel offer 53 rooms, some of which allow smoking, over 2 floors. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a flat screen TV with cable, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk and a hair dryer. Rooms are furnished with 1, 2 or 3 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a sofa, a full kitchen (fridge, stove, oven, microwave), pool views and drive-up rooms. (Coffeemakers and irons and ironing boards are available on request.)

Free parking is available on site with winter plug-ins. Pets under 40 lbs are welcomed for $15 per day.

A free continental breakfast is available to guests daily from 7 am to 10 am. Coffee is available in the lobby.

There is no restaurant on site, but there are a number of dining options located within a 5-minute walk of the hotel. 

Hotel amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool, BBQ grill, a business centre, a guest laundry, vending machine and a 24-hour front desk. There is no elevator on site.

The University of Calgary and Foothills Medical Centre are both a 3-minute drive away. Popular downtown attractions, like the Calgary Tower and the Calgary Stampede, are about an 11-minute drive away. Calgary Zoo is 14 minutes by car and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is 20 minutes' drive without traffic. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on June 27, 2016: some rooms have a full kitchen with stove and oven, fridge and microwave
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The Good
Guests enjoyed their good value stay at this modest but very clean motel.

Although dated, rooms were quiet, well maintained and well cleaned with comfortable beds. Guests also appreciated the space in the larger rooms, good shower pressure, nice pillows, good bedding and good black out drapes.

The location was a plus. Guests liked having excellent highway access, the bus and C-Train an easy walk away and restaurants right next door to the hotel. Others found it handy to Foothills Hospital and University of Calgary.

Guests appreciated the value of this hotel. It provided a lower room rate in an expensive hotel market, plus free Wi-Fi, free parking and a free continental breakfast which consisted of fresh cereals, breads, bagels, various types of pastries, fruit, juices, coffee and tea.

The staff were very well liked. Guests described them as responsive, professional and helpful. One recent guest wrote, "When I had booking issues, they were quick to accommodate my needs - and went the extra mile to make sure I was taken care of."

Guests who commented on the pool found it pleasing and well maintained.
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The Bad
There was some negative feedback online.

Guests commented on the age of the hotel, and suggested that updates were in order. There was specific mention of the decor and the bathrooms, as well as of the exterior of the building. 

Although many found the hotel quiet, a few said they could hear their neighbours or guests in rooms above.

Occasionally rooms were too hot or too cold as heating was centrally regulated with hot water heating and difficult to adjust quickly.


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Sources
Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.6 out of 10, based on 675 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #72 out of 110 Calgary hotels, based on 175 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.3 out of 5, based on 425 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.
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