Travelodge Calgary University
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... wanted to take a shot of the Sittting Eagle statue near our hotel. Calgary seems to be a city in transition. There are some nice old buildings across from industrial buildings downtown. Which strikes me as strange. But then again I'm used to Toronto where whole areas seem to go by theme. For example, Chinatown, Koreatown, ...
Day 72 - Okay, I'll admit it...my days are all screwed up. But I think the 10th is Day 72...this is not as easy as you might think - especially when I can't upload on a daily basis...
We started out our day at a buffet breakfast at the stop of what looks like the Space Needle. We were on a revolving pedestal 465 feet up. You will see me standing on the glass area over the street! We had a beautiful 360 degree view of the city.
Okay, so ...
... world (I guess).
We were in the last group to exit the ship (Grey coloured tags for 10:30 am), but we didn't get called until closer to 11:15, which was no bother. We didn't have to catch our plane until 6 pm, so we had lots of time. Leaving the ship was no problem, it took a little longer than getting on, but it worked out just fine - we have spent more time in a Canadian Customs line than getting off the Breakaway, so it was no ...
... putting stuff together bag wise and was starting to get quite stressed out. I was lucky enough to finish up my running around with time to spare, so i was able to see Seth before meeting mom and Kirsten at the Thomas' before heading out to Calgary. Dad called and asked if I wanted him to meet us the airport, which what son would say no! Flight was at 350 and mom wanted a longer goodbye time so ...
... great views of the mountains, easy access to year-round recreation and activities, first class accommodations and restaurants, nominal traffic (compared to southern Ontario's mess) and friendly, courteous people (Ontarians could learn some road manners from these folks!) and jobs!!!!
After a week with our friends, it was time to part ways with their vacation time over and we needed to head out. Sad to say goodbye but the highway beckoned..........
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Free parking
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TravelPod Member ReviewsTravelodge Calgary University
Hotel was close to C-Train Station to downtown and Stampede Grounds as well as restaurants in the area. Hotel showing it's age. Air Conditioner in room was a quite loud and distracting. TV was not a flat screen - if you can believe it! So, channels were limited! Breakfast was ok! Price was reasonable compared with other hotels in the area. But, if other hotels were available, would probably not stay here.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge Calgary University
Good value, nice rooms, free internet!
Recently stayed here for a week while looking for rental accommodation in Calgary. The rooms are clean, comfortable and big (we had a king size room with sofabed, which was about CAD$100/night incl tax as we booked online). There was a fridge and a microwave in the room, which was very handy. The staff were friendly and helpful, it was easy to get around without a car as the C-Train is so close, there are plenty of restaurants nearby, and best of all there is free wireless internet access. Breakfast was basic but nice - coffee, cereal, rolls, toast, fruit etc. Overall we were very happy with this place, and would have been happy to stay on if we had needed to.
The hotel looks like nothing from the street, and the common areas are a bit tired, but the staff were friendly and efficient, and the room was spacious, clean and appeared to be recently redecorated. As a business traveller, I especially appreciated the free wireless and spacious desk.
The Holiday Inn Express is typical of the chain. It offers good value accomodation with breakfast included - particularly good value for families. There is a reasonable pool - though it is overlooked by other nearby accomodation. The hotel is less than 5 minutes walk from the C-train station, so it's easy to get into central Calgary. The immediate surroundings are not particularly attractive, but there are several restaurants nearby - we used Phil's which was good value.
August in Calgary
Not the prettiest of hotels but it was fine for an overnight stay. The room was clean and spacious. Reception staff were helpful and the complimentary breakfast was great.
Not picturesque ...but very fuctional
First impressions from the outside were rather disappointing. The hotel is located along with others, as well as fast food outlets, that form a block on the Banff Trail. The room was clean and well furnished ..the breakfast comprised the usual Holiday Inn Express fare.
It was a real bonus to discover that the light railway tram system to downtown was only across the road and down a couple of blocks.
All in all ...a very pleasant stay for three nights.
Good value for money ..highly recommended.
A Very Pleasant Place to Stay
Twice in 2004 while in the city on business, I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express Calgary - University and found it to be a very nice place. Any future business plans in Calgary will most likely involve another stay.
I travel throughout North America on business. This motel is one of the best. All of the conviences & the commuter train across the street. Convenient!
One of the best deal!
Stayed there Labor Day weekend 2003. Built-in shower gel, hair dryer, coffee machine w/ great coffee, ironing board, good TV, 2 sofas w/ 1-bed king-sized bed rooms, coffee table, QUIET A/C, include breakfast, courteous staff, clean and quiet. BTW, there's McDonald's, Red Lobster, & another diner (which serves great food) right in their back parking lot! Greatest deal possible. Very Very Clean. I paid about under US$60 per night included tax & fees with AAA. Will definitely live there again.
Good Value-Quiet, Clean & Well-Maintained
We just spent a very pleasant night at this hotel. We found it to be quiet, clean, and very well maintained. Our room and all of the halls appeared to have been updated within the last few years. For our purposes the location was very central, allowing easy access to the places we needed to go. Parking is free. The continental breakfast (included) was good and the staff member who looked after it was VERY PLEASANT- a positive start to the day. As I have allergies I appreciated the fact that pets are only allowed on the first floor. This appeared to be a very well-run hotel. We felt that it was good value for the money. We will stay there again on our next trip to Calgary.