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Calgary airport hotel 13 min from YYC with free shuttle, free parking and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free airport shuttle, free parking, free continental breakfast
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to the airport, highway and restaurants
  • The hotel's staff were praised for their friendly and efficient service
  • Several lodgers were satisfied with the hotel's value
Cons
  • Several guests reported issues with dated decor and old fixtures in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 25, 2014
Overview
Located about an 11-minute drive from Calgary International Airport (YYC) and a 3-minute drive from Highway 2, the Super 8 Calgary Airport is geared towards air and car travellers who prefer an economical stopover hotel near highway access and close to the airport.

This non-smoking hotel has 61 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer one king or two queen beds, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. 

The hotel also offers wheelchair-accessible rooms, elevators, a business centre, free parking, a 24-hour front desk, guest laundry facilities, a free continental breakfast and a free round-trip airport shuttle service. Please contact the hotel for shuttle hours. Pets are not allowed.

Perkins Restaurant and Bakery is a 5-minute walk southwest of the hotel, while Sunridge Mall can be found about 5 minutes away by car. The Calgary Zoo is roughly a 9-minute drive away, and McCall Lake Golf Course is a 1-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible. (Call date: May 10, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff and value.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous guests. They found it to be close to the airport, the highway, the hospital, several restaurants, a movie theatre and a bus stop. One guest described it as having easy and quick access to the city centre.

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's staff. They were characterized as friendly, accommodating and helpful, and they were said to provide a quick check-in service.

Several reviewers found the hotel to provide good value, and cited the free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free airport shuttle as adding to the hotel's overall worth. One reviewer said that this was the cheapest of the hotels near the airport.

Some reviewers also liked their rooms. These reviewers reported rooms that were spacious and comfortable as well as quiet. However, there were several complaints about rooms (see below for more details).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the rooms.

While some guests praised their rooms, several other guests had complaints about them. They reported cleanliness issues, outdated decor, inefficient heating and air-conditioning units, uncomfortable beds, musty odours and limited cable channels.
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Sources
Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 3.4 out of 5 with a 79% recommendation rate from 226 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.2 out of 10 from 99 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #69 out of 95 Calgary hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 97 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 10, 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
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71 / out of 81
hotels in Calgary

Rated 6.4/10 based on 2713 reviews

Ranked #71 out of 81 hotels in Calgary

2713
Map Marker Super 8 Calgary Airport
3030 Barlow Trail North East, Calgary, AB