OverviewThe Econo Lodge University hotel is located on the west side of Banff Trail NW and just to the north of 16th avenue NW (Trans Canada Highway) in Calgary, Alberta. Nearby destinations include McMahon Stadium (within 1km), the University of Calgary (within 1km), and Foothills Hospital (within 3km). The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is just less than 20km from the property while downtown Calgary's city hall is about 7km away (all distances - Google Maps).
Facilities at the non-pet friendly hotel include free parking (one vehicle per reservation), a swimming pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business centre, elevator access (not for all rooms), and coin laundry.
There are 82 guest rooms at the hotel with smoking and non-smoking options available. Rooms have either one king bed, one queen bed, two queen beds, or two double beds and room amenities include mini-fridges, microwaves, hair dryers, air conditioning in some rooms, and irons with ironing boards.
The hotel offers free newspapers, free Bright Starts Breakfast, free wireless Internet access in all rooms, and free local calls.
Check in time at this hotel is 3pm while check out time is 11am.
Guests who stayed at the Econo Lodge University in Calgary were typically happy with the hotel. The property received many compliments and there was consistent praise for room rates, the location, and the guest rooms.
Guests that liked their room rates were common. Several guests called the price that they paid either "good" or "great" while others called their rates "reasonable" or "fair." There were virtually no complaints about pricing except one guest who said the rates were high during the Calgary Stampede.
The location of the hotel was well-liked for several different reasons. Guests commonly indicated that they liked being near either the Trans Canada Highway, the University of Calgary, and/or the C-Train (Calgary's rail transit). Occasionally a guest mentioned that he/she found restaurants in the area while one guest even considered the hotel to be close to the Calgary airport.
Several guests who stayed at this hotel said good things about their guest rooms. Occasionally guests indicated that they were happy with the size of their rooms while some guests were happy to have a microwave or fridge. Numerous guests said that the hotel was clean and some of these guests specifically mentioned their rooms.
Some guests who stayed at this hotel had concerns that often pertained to the hotel's breakfast or to the parking.
Guests that complained about the breakfast at the hotel often said that it lacked selection. There were some compliments, however for the most part guests felt that the meal was "basic" or meager.
The parking situation at the hotel was called "cramped." Many guests complained that there was not enough space and another guest called the parking "tight.'
Occasionally guests complained about the elevator service at the hotel. A couple guests called it slow while another guest said there wasn't one available to get to his room. Lastly, some guests did not consider the hotel to be comfortable and a couple patrons called their beds "hard."
guest ratings averaged to 8.1 points out of 10 and the hotel ranked 11th of 79 Calgary properties.
Booking.com guest ratings averaged to 8.1 points out of 10 and the site had 137 reviews.
Hotels.com guest ratings averaged to 3.5 points out 5 and the site had 12 reviews.