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Calgary downtown hotel with indoor pool and hot tub but mixed room reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to downtown and restaurants
  • Several lodgers were satisfied with their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn rooms and housekeeping issues
  • The hotel's pool, hot tub and elevator were reported as out of service at times
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 9, 2014
Overview
Located about a 5-minute drive from Calgary's city centre and the Calgary Stampede, the Days Inn Calgary South is geared towards business or vacation travellers who prefer a centrally located hotel with a free breakfast, an indoor pool and meeting/banquet facilities.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a microwave or kitchenette are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Pets are permitted in second-floor rooms only, for $10 per pet, per night.

On-site amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub and fitness centre (open 24-hours daily), six meeting rooms and one ballroom, a business centre, a convenience store, coin-operated and valet laundry, free safety deposit boxes (at the front desk), vending machines, free indoor and outdoor car and bus parking and a free continental breakfast. 

Two restaurants are located on-site (although not owned by the hotel): Atlantic Trap & Grill (open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner), and Carliano Cucina which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

CORE Shopping Centre is about an 8-minute drive away, while Talisman Centre can be found 5 minutes away by car. Elbow River Casino is roughly a 4-minute drive from the hotel and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a 22-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 16, 2014
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.

Many guests praised the hotel's staff, finding them friendly, professional, accommodating and helpful with local suggestions and directions. One patron noted, "We were greeted upon our arrival at the front desk by a very friendly and helpful gentleman, named BaBa. We have stayed in many hotels and have had good service, but nothing compared to the outstanding service and warm welcome that we received from not only BaBa, but every staff member we came into contact with, while staying at the Days Inn".

The hotel's location was convenient for numerous reviewers. They found it close to Elbow River Casino, downtown Calgary, shopping, restaurants, public transit, Devonian Gardens and the Saddledome.

Several lodgers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and quiet. Some guests had complaints about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a some complaints about the rooms and hotel facilities.

Although several lodgers were satisfied with their clean and well-equipped rooms, some guests had complaints about their accommodations.

Various complaints included: worn fixtures and linens, dated decor, cleaning issues, a lack of housekeeping and poor Wi-Fi connectivity. Noise transfer from guests in adjacent room was also reported by a few patrons.

Some lodgers complained about some of the hotel's facilities being closed or broken at times, such as the pool, hot tub and elevator. These guests suggested calling the hotel in advance to find out if these services were available (which they were at the time this editorial was written).

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Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 78% recommendation rate from 498 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #68 of 99 Calgary hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 256 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.5 out of 10 from 209 reviews.

The author corresponded with the hotel on May 16, 2014 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 6.3/10 based on 3007 reviews

Ranked #73 out of 81 hotels in Calgary

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Map Marker Days Inn Calgary South
3828 Macleod Trail South East, Calgary, AB