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Calgary airport hotel 10 min to YYC with free shuttle, free parking, indoor pool, restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, wired internet, airport shuttle and parking
  • Many guests thought the rooms were clean, modern and comfortable
  • The staff were complimented by many guests
  • Many guests felt the hotel had an upscale feel with a contemporary, well-maintained pool, business centre and fitness room
Cons
  • Some guests felt that the airport, shops and restaurants were all a fair drive away
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 22, 2015
Overview
Courtyard Calgary Airport is located just south of Calgary International Airport (YYC), about a 10 to 15-minute drive (depending on traffic) from the arrival/departure terminals. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle, which may make it a good choice for those wanting easy access to the airport.

This 100% non-smoking hotel offers 171 rooms over six floors. Standard room features include an LCD TV, a desk, individual climate control with air conditioning, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer and either two queen beds or a king bed and a sofabed. Upgraded rooms may feature a separate bedroom, two queen beds and a sofabed and/or a jetted tub. 

Free Wi-Fi, wired internet and local calls are available in every room. Pets are not allowed.

Amenities at this hotel include an indoor pool, a fitness centre, meeting and conference facilities, a business centre, guest-operated laundry and a BBQ/picnic area. The Bistro restaurant is on site, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. 

Complimentary parking is available to all guests. The hotel offers a complimentary airport shuttle that runs at a quarter to the hour, every hour from 3:45 am until 12:45am (guests that have arrived at the airport can call the hotel once they have cleared baggage for an approximate pick up time).

There are a few restaurants within a 10-minute walk of the hotel, although the area is better suited to driving, with several shops, restaurants and Sunridge Mall around a 5-minute drive away. CrossIron Mills Mall can be reached in 15 minutes by car away while the The Aero Space Museum of Calgary is a 2-minute drive away. The Calgary Zoo can be reached in 10 minutes by car and The BMO Centre and Stampede Park are a 15 to 20-minute drive away depending on traffic. The Trans-Canada Highway is a 5-minute drive from the hotel. (All distance and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by hotel staff on March 5, 2013: Complimentary airport shuttle runs at a quarter to the hour, every hour from 3:45 am until 12:45am (arrivals can call the hotel once they have cleared baggage for an approximate pick up time).
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The Good
The vast majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the rooms, the staff and the amenities.

Most guests felt that the rooms were clean, spacious and modern. Guests mentioned that rooms were well appointed with contemporary decor, comfortable beds, large windows, a mini-fridge and good soundproofing.

The staff were complimented by many guests for providing friendly and attentive customer service.

Many guests felt that the hotel's amenities, such as the pool, business centre and fitness centre, were all very contemporary and well maintained. Some thought that the food at the on-site restaurant was good and that the common areas were very stylish and inviting. Overall, guests felt that the hotel had an upscale feel.
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The Bad
Although most reviews used for this analysis were positive, one downside that guests found was the general location of the hotel.

Guests found the location was a bit inconvenient because there were few shops or restaurants within walking distance, requiring a vehicle or taxi ride to get to most places. Although this is an airport hotel, some guests were also disappointed that the arrival/departure terminal was about a 15-minute drive from the hotel, with the use of the shuttle service tacking on additional wait times.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #4 out of 93 hotels and rated it 4.5 out of 5, based on 95 guest reviews.

Hotels.com rated this hotel 4.7 out of 5 based on 114 guest reviews.

Booking.com rated this hotel 9.1 out of 10 based on 92 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 5, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Steph J.
Analyzed by Steph J.
Stephanie lives on Vancouver Island, BC, where she enjoys all things West Coast. She has daydreamed about travelling since childhood and has visited over a dozen countries since, but Canada is always at the top of her list.
Guest Reviews
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Excellent
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5 / out of 81
hotels in Calgary

Rated 9.2/10 based on 3021 reviews

Ranked #5 out of 81 hotels in Calgary

3021
Map Marker Courtyard Calgary Airport
2500 48th Avenue North East, Calgary, AB