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Basic Calgary hotel an easy drive to city centre with free breakfast but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to highway access and shopping
  • Some lodgers were satisfied with their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • Two floors, no elevator
  • Some guests reported dated decor and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms
  • Noise transfer was reported by some reviewers
  • Guests reviews were mixed concerning staff
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 13, 2014
Overview
Located just off Highway 8 and about an 11-minute drive from Calgary's city centre, Travelodge Calgary South is suitable for road travellers who prefer a hotel with a free breakfast, an outdoor pool and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms comes equipped with free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. King rooms with a sitting area and sofabed are also available, as are smoking and non-smoking rooms. The hotel is not wheelchair accessible. It also has no elevator, but two floors.

On-site amenities include a seasonal outdoor pool (open 9 am to 10 pm), guest laundry, free parking and a free continental breakfast served between 5:30 am and 10 am each morning. Please note that there is no fitness centre, and the pool area does not have a hot tub. The hotel also lacks a restaurant.

Pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet, per day. 

Chinook Centre offers shopping about a 2-minute drive away, while the Calgary Stampede Park can be found 11 minutes away by car. Rockyview General Hospital is roughly a 5-minute drive from the hotel, and Calgary International Airport (YYC) is a 19-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 19, 2014
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with compliments going to the hotel's location and staff. Guest opinions of the rooms were mixed, however.

Many guests found the hotel's location to be convenient. They described it as easy to find and close to restaurants, shopping, Rockyview General Hospital and Chinook Centre.

Some travellers were satisfied with their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet and spacious, with good Wi-Fi and comfortable beds. Some patrons criticized their lodgings, however (see below).
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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, staff and noise transfer.

Although some travellers were satisfied with their clean and comfortable rooms, some lodgers were disappointed with their accommodations. Various reviews contained these complaints: dated decor, cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms and hallways, cleaning issues, uncomfortable beds, inadequately supplied breakfast and poor quality food and spotty Wi-Fi.

Noise transfer was an issue for some reviewers, who reported noise from guests in adjacent and overhead rooms, the hallway and the parking lot.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.3 out of 5 with a 76% recommendation rate from 134 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #77 of 99 Calgary hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 85 reviews.

Booking.com
guest reviews rated the hotel 6.5 out of 10 from 46 reviews.

The author corresponded with the hotel on May 19, 2014 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.
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Map Marker Travelodge Calgary South
7012 Macleod Trail South, Calgary, AB