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Appreciated by guests for attractive prices, good dining, comfy beds and good staff

  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Guests liked the location of this hotel and its proximity to the Chinook Centre
  • Guests perceived good value for the price paid for rooms
  • Very good staff, according to guests
  • Fun pool with waterslide, according to guests
  • Guests had enjoyable meals on site
  • A couple of guests said the rooms were dated
  • A couple of guests said they could not properly regulate the room temperature
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Sep 11, 2014
Located on Glenmore Trail South East (a major west-east Calgary artery), this hotel is about a 16-minute drive south of the downtown area of Calgary. This hotel is popular with business travellers to the area, while sports teams and families are drawn to the hotel's indoor waterslide.

In each of the 169 rooms at this hotel, guests can expect free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and an iron and ironing board. Guests can choose between standard rooms (queen or king beds) or more spacious suites (some of which have a separate bedroom). Pets (cats and dogs) are permitted at this hotel for a cost of $10/night.

Although there are a number of dining options located in the strip mall adjacent, guests can dine on site at the Carving Board Cafe, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner daily, or at the Garden Court Buffet, open daily and serving a lunch buffet on weekdays and Sunday Brunch. On-site amenities include free parking, an indoor pool, a hot tub and a spa. 

The hotel is close to shopping (the Chinook Centre is a 9-minute drive away) and to Heritage Park Historical Village (a 10-minute drive away). Other attractions include the Calgary Zoo (a 13-minute drive), the Stampede Corral (a 19-minute drive) and Calgary Tower. Calgary International Airport (YYC) is about a 20-minute drive north of the hotel. (Distances and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent: free Wi-Fi and parking, pet policy, weekday lunch buffet (call date: September11, 2014).
The Good
Most guests enjoyed their stay at this hotel and attributed much of their positive experience to the pool area and to the hotel's location.

There were a number of positive comments from guests who really enjoyed the indoor pool area and the waterslide at this hotel. These comments were from guests of all kinds, but families with children seemed the most appreciative.

Location was a positive factor for a number of guests, many of whom said that the hotel was easy to find and that they appreciated how close it was to shopping and restaurants.

Several guests noted that this hotel was particularly clean and that rooms offered enough space.

A number of guests indicated that they felt that they had received good value for the price that they paid for the rooms.

There were a couple of additional comments from guests who appreciated the convenience of on-site dining.
The Bad
Most reviewers reported positive experiences at this hotel, but there were some points in common among guest complaints, including a variety of problems with air conditioning units.

Several guests had trouble regulating room temperature with their air conditioning units and found their rooms to be too cold.

A couple of guests found rooms that were not perfectly cleaned and a couple guests thought the decor was dated.

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Sources guest reviewers ranked this hotel #57 out of 97 Calgary hotels, based on 48 reviews. guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.5 out of 10, or "good", based on 58 reviews. guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.9 out of 5, based on 82 reviews. 85% of guests would recommend this hotel.

Confirmed with a front desk agent: free Wi-Fi and parking, pet policy, weekday buffet (call date: September 11, 2014).
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
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Guest Reviews

Rated 7.5/10 based on 449 reviews

Ranked #50 out of 81 hotels in Calgary

9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed December 26, 2013

"Great value for the price"

"The only thing I was disappointed about was the service, which I feel is such an Imp part. It was xmas day and we called ahead of time to make sure there was a restaurant open at the hotel so we could have a meal when we got in. Since it was Xmas, most restaurants in Calgary were closed we found as we drove around for an hour and finally had to settle on McDonald's for our Xmas meal. When we got back we noticed the sign for a xmas meal that would have been open when we wanted to go. Front staff not very friendly also. Staff in small restaurant for breakfast not that friendly.....we waited extra long to order......she thought we were just having coffee and didnt come back to take our order. Food was cold when it arrived. There was only three tables at the time in restaurant. Coffee price was way too high. Everything else about hotel was great."


9 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed December 14, 2013

"Very friendly staff and great location"

"Very friendly staff and great location. Everything was clean and in order. Good price for the value."


10 out of 10 | Susan stayed October 09, 2011

"Outstanding front desk and restaurant service; cheerful and very helpful; quiet location"

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6 out of 10 | Stacy stayed November 30, 2009

"This was the first hotel I stayed in of what looked like a very nice hotel that did not have fridges or microwaves in the rooms. Nice and clean though and friendly staff. A long way from any decent restaurants,shopping, or gas stations."


7 out of 10 | John stayed July 22, 2005

"It would be nice if there was some water in the rooms, other than $3 a bottle. I would like to see a pool in the hotel- the amenities noted in the CAA book say that there was a pool and there wasn't. It was a large part of the reason that we chose this hotel as we had our 4 yr old with us. The sauna and whirlpool were great for us,but not our son. It was extremely convenient to have a fair number of restaurants right on the same lot as the hotel. The lunch buffet at the hotel looked fantastic! Overall it was conveniently located to what we wanted and apart from the pool issue, we had a nice stay."

Map Marker Glenmore Inn
2720 Glenmore Trail South East, Calgary, AB