Executive Royal Hotel Calgary
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TravelPod Member ReviewsExecutive Royal Hotel Calgary
Well the room was quite lovely and we had 2 dogs with us and they were accommodated very well with no carpets which for a dog owner in a motel room takes the pressure off in relation to any accidents. A couple of small issues that need to be addressed. Coffee machine in the room did notr work and when I reported it there was no action for the 2 days we were there. There was no room service menu in the room and after waiting for 40 minutes after requesting one I decided to go down and get one myself. The worst part was the beautiful spa bath which we filled. My wife went to get in and the water was boiling. There was no way to regulate the temperature and the consequences could of been much worse had it of been one of my children involved.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
Historical Traveler Reviews Executive Royal Hotel Calgary
Schönes Hotel, gute Lage zum Flughafen
Als wir neulich nach Calgary reisten, waren wir von unserm 4 Nächte langen Aufenthalt in diesem Hotel begeistert. Das Executive Royal Inn ist ein Mittelklassehotel in Flughafennähe. Es hat geräumige, saubere und moderne Zimmer und Serviceleistungen.
Das Bett in unserm Zimmer war sehr bequem und wir hatten keine Probleme mit dem Fernseher oder der Klimaanlage. Der Lärmpegel in unserm Zimmer war typisch, wenn nicht besser als sonst, für ein Hotel: vereinzelte, gedämpfte Geräusche aus andern Zimmern. Verkehrs- und Fluglärm war für uns kein Problem. Die Klimaanlage war etwas zu laut. Die Angestellten im Royal Inn waren freundlich und effizient.
Das Royal hat eine ausgezeichnete Lage, um zum Flughafen zu kommen. Das Hotel bietet einen kostenlosen Shuttle zum Flughafen und zurück - die Fahrt dauert etwa 10 Minuten. Falls Sie fahren, kommen Sie vom Hotel aus einfach auf den Deerfoot Trail, eine größere Straße durch Calgary und den Trans-Canada Highway. Ins Stadtzentrum kommt man auch mit der C-Train (Straßenbahn), deren Haltestelle (Rundle Station) 30 Gehminuten entfernt ist, oder man kann direkt vor dem Hotel in den Bus steigen (Linie 32), mit dem man direkt zur C-Train Haltestelle kommt.
Wir waren teilweise zu Fuß unterwegs und auch wenn wir gerne näher am Stadtzentrum gewesen wären, war es kein großes Problem. In der Nähe des Hotels gibt es einige Restaurants, einschließlich einer guten Möglichkeit zum Frühstücken (Perkins). Der Aufenthalt war hervorragend!
Un buen hotel, bien situado con respecto al aeropuerto
Hace poco hicimos un viaje a Calgary y nos dejaron impresionados las 4 noches que pasamos aquí.
El Executive Royal Inn es un hotel de mediana categoría cerca del aeropuerto. Tiene instalaciones y habitaciones amplias, limpias y modernas. La cama de nuestra habitación era comodísima, y no tuvimos problema alguno ni con la televisión no con el aire acondicionado. El nivel de ruidos de nuestra habitación era el típico, si no mejor de lo normal para un hotel: leves sonidos esporádicos que venían de otras habitaciones. Ni el tráfico ni el ruido de los aviones fue un problema para nosotros. La unidad de aire acondicionado hacía un poco de ruido.
El personal del Royal Inn era amable y eficiente.
Su ubicación es extraordinaria para acceder al aeropuerto. Ofrecen un servicio gratuito de enlace con el aeropuerto - se tarda unos 10 minutos. Si vas en coche, el Royal Inn está bastante cerca del Deerfoot Trail, una importante carretera que pasa por Calgary, y de la autopista Trans-Canada.
Para acceder al centro en transporte público hay una estación del C-Train a unos 30 minutos a pie (Estación Rundle), o puedes montarte en el autobús (el nº32) que está justo en la puerta del hotel y que te lleva directamente a la estación del C-Train. Parte de nuestra estancia íbamos a pie, y aunque nos hubiera gustado estar más cerca del centro, no fue un problema muy grande.
Hay varios restaurantes cerca del hotel, un buen sitio donde desayunar incluido (Perkins).
¡Fue una estancia extraordinaria!
Good Stay, other similar hotels nearby a little more expensive
We spent the last three nights in Calgary at this Royal Inn. The location is reasonably convenient and the price is fair at about $100 per night, which is actually cheaper than places such as Econolodge. It is easy to access the hotel south on Barlow right on 27 Ave NE. A free airport shuttle is available. The area is industrial but populated with hotels and restaurants, a moderate walk to Sunridge Mall to the east is quite doable.
A few complaints need to be expressed the first is the poor and stained condition of the carpet in particular and even some of the furniture. New carpeting would be a major improvement. Also the air conditioner is on the noisy side though it does cool quickly. Amazing water pressure, but seems to be no bathroom fan? The funky TV remote/Nintendo controller is attatched and takes some experimenting, a normal TV remote would be nice. The beds and sofa bed are on the hard side as are the pillows, I know some will not like this while others may. The business center is not free use, though laptop users will be happy with inroom connections in the lamp base no less. Lastly while the room appeared well cleaned you have to wonder about things like the unemptied garbage can under the desk from the last? occupant.
We did find the buffet breakfasts in the restaurant (Graze) to be good and in comparison to Denny's a fair (not inexpensive) value with a filling complete meal. There is also a small lounge, hair salon, and apparently a spa area we didn't visit. No pool is included inside or out, but there is an exercise room. In room coffee with coffee maker, iron with ironing board, and a hairdryer are also included, as are local calls.
So despite all the little quirks and complaints this inn rates about a 3.5/5 and managed to grudgingly get a 4* rating here from me, lets hope it can really earn that on a return visit. I'm sure I saw a carpet place or two as I travelled the streets of this city for nearly 4 days. ;)
I will stay some where else in Calgary
I stayed at this hotel on business for one night and I was happy it was only one night. The elevator wasn't working and they staff at the front counter wasn't very interested.
The room was very plain but clean. For a hotel over $100 a night I was expecting a little more.
A wonderful stay
I took a trip out west a few weeks ago to see what the rest of Canada had to offer (after spending my life hardly setting foot outside of Ottawa). My final stop was a week in Alberta divided between Calgary and Drumheller. During my four days in Calgary, I stayed at this hotel and have to say it was by far the best and most enjoyable stay out of the four hotels I was in during my vacation.
The rooms were spotless. The main room and bathroom were quite large with tasteful furnishing throughout. I really can't say anything bad about the room. The bed was comfortable and I had a good night's sleep every evening. As mentioned by someone previously, I too noticed it was surprisingly quiet in the room. One of my other hotels must have had paper thin walls because I spent the night listening to my neighbour cough all night long. Not so here. Really didn't even notice the sounds of running water or anything from the neighbouring rooms (unlike the other hotels I was in).
After going to Drumheller for a couple days, I returned to this hotel for my last evening in Alberta and was happy to be back. Found myself in another very nice room that seemed identical to the previous one. Also had a nice little note from the manager given to me at the front desk. I thought that was nice.
Don't know what the previous complaint about missing valuables was about. I left a tip for the cleaning staff when I slipped out to go to the zoo one day and when I returned they didn't even take the change. I had no problems at all.
Unfortunately, I didn't go to the restaurant on site so I can't comment on it.
The hotel itself is in an excellent location. I was on foot and relying on public transit throughout my vacation. The hotel is about a 15 minute walk to a huge mall (Sunset mall or something like that) with all kinds of shopping available. The city rail system is also at the mall so with a 15 minute walk and the $2.25 fare, you can be downtown in no time at all. The bus system also goes from this mall to the airport. It was very convenient for me considering I had no vehicle.
My only gripe is that I didn't realize there was a fridge in the room until my last day (it was tucked away in the TV cabinet). My own fault for not investigating the room more thoroughly sooner
Oh and I just have to say this. The water pressure in the showers is absolutely wonderful. I was getting used to the water just dribbling out of the other hotel showers and then I get to this hotel and it is just like home. Not sure if the other places just had the shower heads blocked with calcium buildup or what but not a problem here. It was a refreshing change.
Anyway, I can not think of a single reason to not recommend this hotel for anyone spending a little time in Calgary. I only wish all the hotels I stayed in during my trip were as good as this one. Don't imagine I will be back to Calgary in my lifetime but if I ever did return I know where I'd be staying.
I had a great experience with this hotel. The decor of the room was not only beautiful but it was in great shape. I didn't even hear any noise like I usually do in hotels. The lobby was big and bright and the the hotel was easy to locate.
Watch your valuables
Well, I have stayed here on and off for the last 3 months. Unfortunately, I will never stay here again. The good things about this hotel is that they are affordable and it is fairly new. The reason I will never stay here again is that I have had valuables stolen out of my room twice from housekeeping. You can judge for yourself but here is what happened. When I went to work one day, I forgot to bring my calling card with me. When I returned to the hotel and called back to my girlfriend I was informed I had a zero balance. After I called the calling card company they informed me my callling card was used to call Nigeria at 2pm today from my hotel room. That was a little strange since I worked all day and I do not know anyone in Nigeria or all of Africa for that matter. The hotel management was less then helpful. They just said they would investigate and get back to me. Of course I never heard anything again from them.
So I thought I would give them a second chance. My company had already booked the accommodations. Unfortunately, a similiar theft occured.
Being aware of the housekeeping problem I put my sign on my door not to clean my room "Privacy" as I went out to grab something to eat. Upon my return All my change is missing off the Ironing board and my room is clean. Not to mention my Privacy sign was removed off my door and was missing. After a heated complaint to management, they drag the cleaning lady into my room and she shows me her purse with no change in it and says there is nothing they can do and walk away.
So you can judge for yourself. If you are going to stay here take your valuables with you,
At the very least if you are a victum of theft fill out a police report, so that if enough people do it, maybe the management of the Executive Royal inn will do something about it.
The Executive Royal Inn is a fine property with excellent staff. This guests grievance was unfounded and unfair representation of the character and quality of its employees.
Short and Sweet !!!
Good Hotel...I was only there for an overnighter on a business trip...but room was very good for the price. Location is close to some good restaurants and the Airport. I will stay here again without hesitation.
Clean,reasonable and convenient
I stumbled on the Executive Royal Inn a few years ago and have found myself coming back on a regular basis since. It is very convenienient for the airport traveller,parking is easy and the rooms are well appointed and clean. As for the restaurant, forget it! But don't dismay there are some excellent popular and mid priced restaurants only three minutes walk away. Rates are reasonable and I find rooms are often available when all the other hotel chains in the city are sold out. Bottom line = good value and dependable.