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Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary

6.8 | Fair | #70 out of 78 hotels in Calgary
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Calgary airport hotel 11 min to YYC with free airport shuttle, indoor pool & hot tub suites

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, airport shuttle, local calls
  • Guests usually found clean, spacious and comfortable rooms
  • Location was convenient to the highway, the airport and a small selection of restaurants
  • Staff were well liked, quick and friendly said guests
  • Several guests liked the value of this hotel
  • The restaurant put out good and reasonably-priced meals said many guests
Cons
  • Some guests found dated rooms in need of updates
  • Several guests had difficulties getting hot water to their rooms
  • Occasionally, guests had trouble regulating the in-room temperature
  • Some guests had noise disturbances during their stay
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Review
Updated Jun 26, 2017
Overview
About the hotel: This older hotel is located just off the Trans-Canada Highway, an 11-minute drive from Calgary International Airport (YYC), with a free 24-hour airport shuttle. It offers a clean budget room, with well-liked on-site dining, in a convenient location.

The hotel has 184 smoke-free rooms on 10 floors with elevator access.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, free local calls, a 42" LCD TV with cable, a coffeemaker, a desk, iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, windows that open and climate control. 

Some rooms include a sofabed, a separate bedroom, bunk beds, 2 TVs, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a wet bar, table and chairs, a walk-in shower, bathrobes, a 2-person hot tub, a balcony and a city or mountain view. Accessible rooms are available.

Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds, a pull-down bed, or 1 king bed.

Free outdoor parking is available on site for cars and oversize vehicles, with cold weather hook ups. 

A 24-hour free airport shuttle operates on demand from the airport. Call the hotel at 403-291-4666 for pick up. From the hotel the shuttle leaves hourly (at 20 minutes past the hour).

Extended parking is available with the hotel's park and fly packages.

Pets are welcome for $25 per pet, per stay.

Restaurants on site:
Fontanella Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch. 
Lobby Lounge offers dinner, a place to relax with a drink and watch a game.
No room service is available. 

Off-site restaurants: Subway Sandwiches, a 24-hour Denny's and White Elephant Thai Cuisine are all within a 4-minute walk.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub*, a fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre, dry cleaning, a gift shop, a 24-hour front desk, free newspapers and meeting rooms.

What's nearby? This hotel is within an easy drive of downtown, shopping and Calgary attractions. Cross Iron Mills is about a 13-minute drive away. The Calgary Zoo is 6 minutes' drive and Fort Calgary Historic Park is an 11-minute drive. And the downtown area, where the business district and attractions like the Stampede Corral and the Calgary Tower are located, is about a 12-minute drive away. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel June 25, 2017:  airport shuttle details
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The Good
This hotel typically provided a comfortable stay, and was considered good value for guests who were trying to save on hotel costs. Guests who liked the hotel were pleased by their rooms, the restaurant and the free shuttle service.

Some guests found satisfactory rooms. These guests described their rooms as clean and spacious with comfortable beds.

The location was easy to find and convenient to the highway and restaurants. Some also liked this hotel's proximity to the airport and appreciated being picked up at the airport with a free shuttle.

Guests were pleased with the customer service overall.

The restaurant was well liked. Guests who dined on site seemed to have enjoyed a good meal with decent prices. 

Guests also liked: a 12 noon check out, good views of Calgary skyline from guest rooms, good park and fly rates and lots of free parking.
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The Bad
Guests who left negative comments in the reviews, usually complained about the dated condition of the hotel. 

Complaints about the rooms included: room/furniture/bathroom is dated; peeling, stained or chipped bathtubs; hot water took 15 minutes to arrive to the shower, room was damp, inefficient air conditioning (room too hot), room too cold with heater on full, and limited cable channels.

Some found noise disturbances from: in-room heaters, AC unit, exhaust fan in bathroom, mini-fridge, guests in nearby rooms, and traffic.

Other comments from guests: jets on hot tub did not work and it was not very hot, slow service at front desk, no free breakfast, ice machine did not work, and one guest had to wait over an hour for the airport shuttle at 3 am.


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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.4 out of 5, with 80% of 752 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #77 out of 106 hotels in Calgary, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 364 reviews.


Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
6.8 / out of 10
"Fair"
Ranked by Guests
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70 / out of 78
hotels in Calgary

The average guest rating for Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary is 6.8 out of 10 based on 3531 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Clarion Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary at #70 out of 78 hotels in Calgary.

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2120 16th Avenue North East, Calgary, AB