This is one hotel I really enjoy. Having access to a mircrowave, coffeemaker, kitchen sink, and minifridge makes a huge difference. The cleanliness was high and the option to keep your bedsheets and towels for another day or change them was there. I liked the complimentary Bath & Bodyworks soaps. All the staff I have interacted with were friendly and helpful no matter what time of day it was. I was lucky enough not to get caught in a front desk lineup.
I find the rooms were either set up for business or leisure. The Euro Room is most similar to a normal hotel room where the main door is connected to the bedroom/living area. It's fine if you are by yourself, but there isn't much privacy if you have work to do.
The Summer Apartment resembles a higher end dormitory. With two separate bedrooms and a common area, it's most ideal if you plan to have other groupmates hangout in your hotel room.
The One-Bedroom Suite has a separate bedroom and a separate living area. Size of each is determined by whether you stay in the north side (bigger living room/kitchen area) or south side (larger bedroom/bathroom). That part can make all the difference.
The one thing that bothered me was the recent breakfast selection. My first stay there, there was a huge variety of breads, tea, fruit, sliced meats, and even sushi. The last time, it was small. At the least, I would like to have seen milk and cereal there.
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- Set in the vibrant heart of the University of Calgary campus, Hotel Alma treats guests to gracious service, friendly rates, and a host of accommodating spaces. Alma features 96 rooms and suites, a stylish bistro, and group meeting facilities for up to 125 people. Rates include continental breakfast, access to campus fitness facilities, wireless internet, local calls and long distance calls in Canada and the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). ... more less
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