Located a 16-minute drive from Calgary International Airport (YYC), this hotel is popular with air travellers who want to be close to the airport before or after a flight. Families like the hotel's pool and waterslide.
All of the 100 rooms at this hotel include free Wi-Fi, a fridge, a microwave, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and an iron and ironing board. There are standard rooms available (king or queen beds), or suites that have a separate bedroom and a sofabed. Pets are not permitted at this hotel.
There is no restaurant on site, but guests are offered a complimentary hot breakfast daily. There are a number of dining options located within a 5- to 10-minute walk of the hotel. On-site amenities include free parking, a free 24-hour airport shuttle, an indoor pool with a waterslide, plus a hot tub and a gym.
Shopping is nearby at the Sunridge Mall about an 8-minute drive away. The Calgary Zoo is one of the most popular attractions in the north end of Calgary and is 13-minute drive away. The downtown area (where the Stampede Corral, the Calgary Tower and the business district are located) is about a 20-minute drive away. (All distances and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
Confirmed with a front desk agent Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking and airport shuttle (call date: August 27, 2012).
There was much guest praise for this hotel among the reviews used for this analysis. Many reviewers commented frequently on the convenience of its location and on the pool area.
Guests really liked this hotel's proximity to the airport and to restaurants. Several guests also liked having the option to take the free airport shuttle.
There were a number of comments from guests (many of whom were travelling with children) who really enjoyed the pool area and the waterslide in particular.
Staff here were accommodating, warm and friendly, according to a number of guests.
Several guests enjoyed the quality and the selection of the food offered at the free hot breakfast. There was specific mention of good omelettes and pancakes.
Guests found the rooms here to be clean, comfortable and large.
While guest complaints were greatly outnumbered by positive comments in the reviews used for this analysis, the one guest complaint that surfaced most commonly was in regards to noise disturbance.
Several guests indicated that they were bothered by noise from guests in neighbouring rooms, often in the early hours of the morning. A few guests also said that they had issues with street noise as well.
A couple of guests complained about noise in their rooms from rattling air conditioning units. One guest changed rooms to try to rectify the problem, but found the problem existed with the unit in his new room as well.
A few guests who had rooms next to the elevator found it particularly noisy.
A couple of guests mentioned that this location might be inconvenient for guests without access to a vehicle.
guest reviewers ranked this hotel #32 out of 97 Calgary hotels, based on 80 reviews.
Hotels.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.4 out of 5, or "excellent", based on 44 reviews.
Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 4.5 out of 5, based on 28 reviews, 93% of guests would recommend this hotel.
Confirmed with a front desk agent: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking and airport shuttle (call date: August 27, 2012).