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Northwest Calgary budget hotel near C-Train with kitchenettes, free breakfast & free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, continental breakfast, local calls
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the train station and downtown Calgary
  • The hotel's rates were described as affordable by numerous guests
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their well-equipped and comfortable rooms
  • Guests were pleased with recently renovated rooms
Cons
  • Noise transfer from adjacent rooms was mentioned by a few reviewers
  • Some guests said the Wi-Fi was spotty
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 16, 2015
Overview
Located about a 4-minute drive from the University of Calgary along the Trans-Canada Highway, the Econo Lodge Motel Village is popular with road travellers who require an economical stopover hotel with easy highway access and a complimentary breakfast.

This hotel has 56 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, a desk, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Room extras include a separate bedroom and a kitchenette. Smoking and non-smoking rooms are available.

The hotel also offers a sauna, exercise facilities, a business centre, guest laundry facilities, free parking and a free continental breakfast. The hotel does not offer wheelchair accessibility, and pets are allowed for an additional $10 per pet per night.

Boston Pizza and Denny's are a 1-minute walk from the hotel, while Stadium Shopping Centre can be found 2 minutes away by car. Downtown Calgary is about a 10- to 15-minute drive away. Foothills Medical Centre is roughly a 4-minute drive southwestward, and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is about a 25-minute drive northeast. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Guest reviews sourced for this analysis commonly showed positive responses to the hotel's location, value and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by many lodgers. They found it to be close to the train station, Calgary's downtown, many restaurants, Foothills Medical Centre and the University of Calgary.

Numerous reviewers were pleased with the hotel's value, and described the rates as affordable, decent and inexpensive.

Several guests were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, well equipped and well designed, with comfortable beds.

Many guests were also pleased with the level of service received from the staff.
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The Bad
Guest reviews consulted showed several negative responses towards the hotel's rooms, but it should be noted that the hotel has since renovated and guests seem to be quite pleased with the new changes.

More that one guest said that the Wi-Fi at the hotel was spotty. 

Noise transfer was also reported by a few lodgers. They complained about being able to hear guests and TV noise in adjacent rooms, as well as slamming doors in the hallways.

Some said more renovations needed to take place and found the free breakfast too basic.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 2.9 out of 5 with a 71% recommendation rate from 110 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 6.6 out of 10 from 90 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #78 out of 95 Calgary hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 48 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 24, 2013 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.
Guest Reviews
5.9
Mediocre
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75 / out of 81
hotels in Calgary

Rated 5.9/10 based on 1260 reviews

Ranked #75 out of 81 hotels in Calgary

1260
Map Marker Econo Lodge Motel Village
2440-16th Avenue North West, Calgary, AB