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Well-liked Calgary airport hotel 12 min to YYC with free shuttle, free parking & indoor pool

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the area by car
  • Several guests found the beds comfortable
Cons
  • A couple of guests did not like paying extra for the hotel's breakfast
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Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Shuttle
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 15, 2015
Overview
*Most recent renovations were completed at this hotel in March 2014*

This hotel is situated within a 1-minute drive of the Trans-Canada Highway, north of downtown Calgary. Sunridge Mall and the Fox Hollow Golf Course are both about 5 minutes away by car. Offering a 24-hour business centre, a free airport shuttle and free Wi-Fi, this property is well suited for business travellers.

All rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, a flat screen TV with pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Suites at this property have a separate living room and also include a jetted tub and/or a sofabed. Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $20 per night.

Free parking is available on site and this hotel also offers a free 24-hour airport shuttle service that operates on demand.

The Twelve Fifty Bar & Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.

Other on-site amenities include a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre, meeting space, a guest laundry facility, same-day dry cleaning, an ice machine and an ATM machine.

The Calgary Zoo and Fort Calgary Historic Park are both about a 10-minute drive away, while the downtown area, which is about 10 to 15 minutes away by car, includes the Stampede Grounds, the Calgary Tower, the Saddledome, shopping, restaurants and nightlife. The Calgary International Airport (YYC) is about a 15-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on March 21, 2014: Free airport shuttle details and renovation schedule.
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed happy with their stay at this hotel and several aspects of the property were praised.

The rooms were often described as clean, generally comfortable and well appointed with modern furnishings. Some reviewers added that their rooms were spacious, quiet and furnished with comfortable beds.

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service.

Several reviewers enjoyed the food served at the on-site restaurant, particularly the breakfast.

Several guests found the hotel conveniently located for exploring the area and accessing the airport, while several reviewers appreciated the free airport shuttle.
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The Bad
There were no common concerns or complaints found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, one guest found the free Wi-Fi service unreliable.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4 out of 5, with 89% of 261 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #46 out of 98 hotels in Calgary, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 229 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 21, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Shane L.
Analyzed by Shane L.
With ample personal travel experience and years of professional hotel work experience, Shane is prepared and determined to help travelers find what they want when booking Canadian hotels.
Guest Reviews
7.5
Good

Rated 7.5/10 based on 753 reviews

Ranked #51 out of 81 hotels in Calgary

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Calgary Airport
1250 Mckinnon Drive North East, Calgary, AB