Delta Calgary South Hotel
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What a great hotel!
My family & I had a great stay at the Delta Calgary South. The great impression started when we checked in and the check-in clerk was friendly and eager to make us feel comfortable.
The experience just got better from there. The room was large, clean and comfortable. There were down duvets and plenty of pillows. We went to the pool, complete with a water slide and the kids had a great time.
To top off our experience, when we checked out the clerk asked about our stay and offered places that we should see on the way out of town.
This hotel is a definite stay again when we are in Calgary.
Che slpendido hotel!
Io e la mia famiglia abbiamo trascorso una splendida vacanza al Delta Calgary South. La magnifica impressione è iniziata al check in e l'impiegato al check-in è stato molto cordiale e ci ha fatto sentire subito a nostro agio.
Da qui in avanti l'esperienza è sempre migliorata. La camera era grande, pulita e comoda. C'erano dei piumini e molti cuscini. Siamo andati in piscina, che era completa di scivolo e i bambini si sono divertiti tantissimo.
Ma il top lo abbiamo raggiunto al check out, quando lo staff ci ha chiesto come eravamo stati e ci ha consigliato su quello che potevamo ancora vedere in città.
Ci torneremo in questo hotel se verremo di nuovo a Calgary.
¡Que fantástico hotel!
Mi familia y yo lo pasamos muy bien en el Delta Calgary South. Nuestra óptima impresión comenzó cuando el recepcionista que nos registró fue cordial y se dedicaba con entusiasmo a hacernos sentir confortables. A partir de ahí nuestra experiencia mejoró todavía más. La habitación era grande, estaba limpia y era confortable. Había fundas de edredón y muchas almohadas. Cuando partimos, para culminar nuestra experiencia, el recepcionista nos preguntó sobre nuestra estancia y sugirió lugares que deberíamos ver al salir de la ciudad. Este hotel es un lugar que sin duda escogeremos nuevamente cuando volvamos a Calgary.
Satisfactory stay, but probably wouldn't go back
Our stay at the Best Western Hospitality Inn Calgary (now known as the Delta Calgary South) got off to a rocky start due to the renovations taking place in the hotel. I had read the previous reviewer's comment about these renovations, but the Best Western Hospitality Inn's website indicated that the renovations were going to be complete in July 2006, and I believed them (silly, I know).
The hotel has two wings - the atrium and the tower. I had booked us into the atrium because of the views advertised on their website. However, when we arrived, we were told that there was "minor" construction still occurring. I asked how "minor" the construction was and was informed that construction was taking place between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. daily. This did not sound very minor to me, so I asked that we be moved to a tower room. The desk agent was very courteous and accommodating.
Unfortunately, I knew from the website pictures that the tower rooms are older and smaller, so this was a disappointment right off the start. As well, I had booked a "premier room" (which is only available in the atrium) that came with a fridge and microwave. This type of room was not available in the tower. The desk agent was able to send up a mini-fridge for free, which we set up on the desk. Not perfect, but I appreciated his effort to improve our stay.
When we got to our room, it was very typical of a budget hotel. The room was clean and the furniture was nice. However, the bathroom looked like something right out of the 70s, with a bizarre-looking bathtub/shower unit. (The design seemed to encourage the shower curtain to float into the shower. I was constantly peeling it off of my body while showering. Yuck.) The bathroom itself was very small and not very suitable for a family.
We set these disappointments aside and headed for the tower pool. For our 9-year-old, the highlight of every summer vacation is the hotel pool. Because we spend an average of 5 hours a day in the pool, I always make sure to choose a hotel that has a good pool. In this area, the hotel did not disappoint. The pool was quite large, with a very nice waterslide that had two twists and a turn. The water was cool and refreshing. We had a wonderful time playing together. In this pool area, there is also a separate large hot tub. This was very enjoyable as well.
If you will be visiting the pool during high season, I would recommend going around 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to avoid the crowds, particularly if you have young children. In the mornings, the crowds were large but manageable (10 to 15 people) but in the evenings it was packed wall to wall (25 to 30 people) and simply not safe for small children.
The neighbourhood where the hotel is situated is convenient and appears to be safe. The hotel is near convenience stores, gas stations, and a number of big chain restaurants. The hotel parking is free and very close to the hotel entrances. No long, awkward walks with mounds of luggage, which is nice. However, larger vehicles may have difficulty parking due to the compact parking spaces.
The part of our stay that was truly disappointing was the breakfast. At the Holiday Inn Express, they serve an absolutely fabulous -complimentary- buffet breakfast that features freshly baked cinnamon rolls, fresh fruit, juices, cereals, fresh bread, bagels -- the works. At this hotel, however, the buffet breakfast was not complimentary and it was awful. It cost nearly $30 for the 3 of us and we weren't even able to finish one serving. The eggs were a soggy mess swimming in water (due to condensation), fruit flies were crawling on the very stale pastries (which were under a plastic cover), the juice tasted awful, and the fruit salad had a slimy texture and tasted sour. All around me, I was hearing comments from guests like, "What a rip off" and "This is disgusting" and "Let's just leave and go to a Denny's." It was a sad sight to see.
(I should mention that I noticed on their updated website that they no longer offer breakfast outside of the hotel rooms in the tower. It is now served in the atrium, which may have improved it. Hopefully someone who has stayed more recently will be able to comment on that.)
All in all, it was a so-so stay. Everything that was good seemed to be cancelled out by something that was not, which was unfortunate.
Perfectly Fine Hotel
We recently stayed and had a fabulous time! Very close to everything we needed and the food and staff were great. Recommend to Families and Business.
Good after scary start
Our first impressions of the hotel were pretty scary! The hotel is actually TWO hotels divided by a busy road. There is a third floor walkway that joins the two. Anyway...I went on line and saw BEAUTIFUL pictures of the atrium side of the hotel. Pictures of balconies over looking a big pool and a courtyard...so I booked through Best Western and paid 10 bucks more for this side of the hotel and not the standard tower. WRONG!!! When we got there we pulled into the ATRIUM SIDE we pulled into a VERY EMPTY PARKING LOT with HOMEMADE SIGNS!!! We did go and in and it is under MAJOR RENOVATIONS!!!! Were talking plaster everywhere, dark hallways, detours through dusty paths, NO POOL, NO Nothing! We did make it to the room - which was facing the road! (ALL Rooms during the reno face the road) We were not happy - since we paid more money for pool experience!!!
We were then sent over to the STANDARD TOWER, they had one room left. NOT WHAT I PAID FOR...grrrrrr!!!!! The room was fine, standard BW. Clean except for a few stray hairs in bathroom. (Yuck). Ordered room service - good but very pricey. Some floors look newer than others , ours was on the 6 th which looked clean and new - 3rd floor carpet was coming up and not so great. Walmart is right across the street if you need snacks - or shampoo which was not provided???!!! ! *No fridge or micro. Lots of good movies!
The pool/water slide in the STANDARD TOWER are excellent! CLEAN, WARM, and fairly big. There is only one slide but it is a fun ride! There are life jackets to borrow and a lifeguard during the evening. There is a hot tub - clean and hot. Showers and a pool side party room! Being used for a birthday party!
There is a pub/vlt lounge near the lobby. Clean and not seedy. There are about 15 vlts.
After our rocky start - I would stay at the BW again! My little girl LOVED the waterpark! Make sure you have a RENOVATED room - stay away from the ATRIUM side till at least the fall?
Hope this was helpful!
What a difference a day makes. After 4 days at the Chateau Canmore, which was expensive and terrible, we get to the Best Western Hospitality Inn in Calgary and it was like heaven. The room was big, clean, smelled great. The check in was suberb and the price reasonable. The only inconvenience was the elevator, one was out of order and Sunday breakfast. You needed a reservation; we were not made aware of that on Saturday afternoon when we checked in, so no breakfast. The new boomtown pub had great atmosphere and great service, but the food was pricey and a little wierd.
It was easy to find, close to a few malls and shops. We would stay here again anytime. In fact, we liked it so much that on our next trip to Canmore, we will stay at the Best Western there.
This is a nice hotel that is well decorated. The room was very comfy and the waterslide was fun. The courtyard pool is warm and therefore not good for swiming. There are two buildings one being an 8 story tower, the other being a courtyard/poolview which I believe was probley the first building there. It is across the street from Wal-Mart. It is very easy to get to. There were a couple problems when we were there it which was the renovations which therefore made the lobby a mess and is also made the fire alarms go of a couple times the day we got there. The Other problem was the manager who was so rude and came and yelled at my friend and I for not just siting nicely and going down the slide. I can also say I was not Inpressed with the fact that there was no free breakfast. Overall you get just as much or more at the Comfort Inn in Motel Village and it is much cheaper. I would recomended it to people eho do not have to worry about money.
Best bet for quality accomodation in south Calgary.
Generally this hotel is a great choice for accomdation in South Calgary. It is situated ideally next to Macleod Tr. (a vital North - South artery) and Souhtland Dr. (east-west connector). There is ample parking and a variety of shopping within walking distance (Southcentre mall, wal-mart, strip-malls, Canadian Tire). Aside from the dining and bars located in the hotel, you can easily walk to a number of restaurants and bars including Jack Astor's Restaurant and Bar and the world famous "Ranchman's" country western saloon (live music Thur. - Sat.). It is about a 15 min. walk from the LRT (light rail transit trains) that take you to downtown or further south.
There are two main buildings to the hotel, one called the atrium and the other is a tower. Generally I found the atrium to be the more memorable experience of the two. The pool and hot tub in the atrium are located right in the center courtyard. You can get rooms that back right on to the pool. Noise wasn't a concern given the hours of operation of the pool. The tower has a larger pool with a waterslide for kids. I generally saw more kids in the tower side of the hotel.
Although I haven't personally tried their Sunday buffet, I heard that it is quite good, although it looked well picked over later in the morning and early afternoon.
The rooms were clean and considered standard with all the usual amenities associated with a mid-range hotel chain. Room service was prompt and food was of standard quality and within the normal price range.
I generally feel this is your best bet for accomodation in South Calgary unless you have to stay close to the airport (about a 30 min drive) or near downtown (about 15 - 20 min drive). Anything further south in Calgary is really considered in the suburbs and requires a significant drive to get anywhere except the community in which it is located. Given the amount of parking available at this hotel, it is particularily useful for those towing a trailers or driving larger vehicles or campers/RV's.
I found a few problems but mostly O.k here is the list of Pros and cons.
1. Nice clean room
2. Beautifal courtyard with relaxing pool
3. Good waterslide
4. kind desk clerks
5. safe hotel.
1. Rude manager
2. Renovations going on so torn up a bit
3. Fire alarm want off twice because of renos.
Our trip was 2 years ago and so the renovations will be done and hopefully the fire alarm does not go off. So now the only con is the rude manager maybe. This hotel is recomended.