Travelodge Calgary University
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... such isolation and climbing the canyon walls is an almost daily occurrence for them. One of the more "interesting" experiences occurred at a rest stop along the trail where a local entrepreneur capitalized on tourists' fascination with local cuisine. For a mere 22 soles, you could pick out your own "cuy" (guinea pig) for dinner that night and let's just say get the full experience! Now I'm an adventurous type I like to think but I discovered my limits at this stop. ...
Our first day of the trip and I'm so tired I can hardly think straight. But, Oh, the excitement! We're finally on our way.
Robert drove to the pass, where we hit the first road construction of the trip and I drove the rest of the way to Ken and Pat's place in Indus, near Calgary. We had a great visit with them and got to meet Henry, Charlene and Karl's son, for the first time. He's six months old. Such a cutie! Pat made a really nice family dinner on our second evening ...
... 15 p.m. We had fantastic seats and enjoyed it thoroughly.
Here is a sampling of that great day! One thing that was unfortunate about the day was that one of the bull riders was stomped on by that 2 ton beast and was carried away on a stretcher. Word is that after surgery and two metal rods and several pins in his spine, he is able to walk! Can you just imagine the pain that young man was experiencing? Whoa! A strong breed of Cowboy that's for sure.
... of his part in making such an impressive piece of Calgary's downtown puzzle come to life. The unique piece of art in front of the building was done by a Spanish artist who used his daughter as the model. It is entitled Fantasyland. Calgarians simply call it The Head.
We said good-bye to Scott and headed for Steven Avenue for a great steak ...
... navigation system otherwise he wouldn't have made it.
Wednesday 16 April 2013
Zach and I had a chilled out morning as all the Laurent's were at work/school/daycare plus Zach still wasn't feeling well and had been up most of the night. I was scared for how he would go on the flight and was praying for no big gastro 'events' on the plane that I would have to deal with by myself. We had 2 luggage carts of luggage with the car seat, black bag and 4 ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- 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.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.
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.
I got there late the first night and had bought sushi at Safeway, and had I known about the microwave (there is also a small fridge), it may have been Italian! Anyhow, I could eat and check my email comfortably on the sofa while watching TV!
The next day, a quick free breakfast in the lobby, then it was ten minutes to downtown by car. Had I not had appointments all over the city, I could have taken the c-train, as there is a stop within a five minute walk of the hotel.
I used to stay at the Westin, which was double the $$$ and only marginally better.
I will come back!
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.
!! Gutes Hotel - zu empfehlen !!
Allgemeines zu Hotels in Calgary:
In Calgary findet man locker guenstige Hotels. Downtown befinden sich die besten und teuersten Haeuser, auf die man hier aber gut verzichten kann. Nur wenige Minuten von der Downtown entfernt, befinden sich mehrere Hotelmeilen, die guenstige Mittelklassehotels bieten.
Zu den Details der Hotelkritik:
Die Lage des Hotels + Verkehrsanbindung:
Das Holiday Inn Express Calgary befindet sich auf dem Banff Trail - einer Motelstrasse in der Naehe zur Downtown Calgarys. Nicht ohne Grund heisst diese Gegend Motel Village - sind doch nebenan jede Menge andere Hotels und Motels zu finden. Auf der anderen Strassenseite befindet sich das Gelaende der University of Calgary; direkt hinter dem Hotel das McMahon Stadium (Eroeffnungfeier Olympia 1988 - Heim der Calgary Stampeders (CFL)). In nur 5 Gehminuten Entfernung befindet sich eine Mall mit vielen Geschaeften und mehreren Restaurants. Mein Tipp: Pizza 73 !!!!!!
Die Anreise zum Flughafen Calgarys dauert etwas laenger - erfolgt sie ueber oeffentliche Verkehrsmittel, so braucht man ueber 30 Minuten zum Hotel, da man haeufiger umsteigen muss; die Anreise mit dem Auto dauert etwa 15 Minuten. Zur Downtown benoetigt man etwa 15 Minuten, denn in nur 3 Gehminuten Entfernung liegt die Strassenbahnhaltestelle "Banff Trail". Die Zuege fahren zwischen 5h und 1h im 10-15 Minuten-Takt. Mit dem Auto braucht man genau so lange. Das Hotel ist ideal fuer Reisende mit Mietwagen, denn das Hotel bietet ausreichend eigene - kostenfreie - Parkplaetze vor dem Haus an.
Das Hotel + Ausstattung:
Das Hotel ist mittelgross und hat drei Etagen. Es bietet den Gaesten einen Pool - der ist aber draussen. Ansonsten gibt es keine Extras im Haus .... Was allerdings top ist: Die Gaeste des Hotels haben (wie immer im Holiday Inn Express) ein Fruehstuecksbuffet im Preis inkludiert. Dort gibt es alles: Verschiedene Sorten Brot, verschiedene Brotaufstriche, verschiedene Sorten Tee, Kaffee, O-Saefte und Milch, Cerealien und Obst. Das Fruehstueck ist wirklich gut und vielseitig, hat aber einen Haken: Es wird in der Hotellobby eingenommen (kein eigener Fruehstuecksraum) - dort sitzt man also und isst vor der Rezeption, zudem sind die Plaetze sehr rar, so dass man schon mal warten muss, um sitzen zu koennen.
Die Zimmer sind sehr komfortabel, gross und sehr sauber. Die Raeume sind hell und die Anlage ist innen sehr ruhig. Auf den Zimmern ist alles da: Klimaanlage, Kabel-TV mit allen Sportsendern, Radiowecker (Hotel bietet auch wake-up-calls an), gutes, sauberes, Bad mit Dusche und Badewanne, Board,
Buegeleisen + Brett und genuegend Ablageflaechen. Die Reinigung der Zimmer erfolgt taeglich und gruendlich - alles bestens !!! Die Betten sind uebrigens traumhaft weich und gemuetlich.
Die abschliessende Bewertung:
Das Hotel kommt in einem Motel-Style, bietet aber Hotel-Service zum Motel-Preis. Hier bekommt man also etwas fuer sein Geld und kann zufrieden ausschlafen. Empfehlung !!
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.