This motel is on the cusp of greatness. You can feel it straining against the traditional motel limitations; two story walk-up, small front office, busy road out front. It is a joy to be here because you can feel the rising tide of greatness. It hasn't quite reached the peak of its potential, but this little motel is on its way up!
Taking advantage of the special prices over the Valentine's weekend, I booked a king room for in between business trips. The motel supplied bubbly juice, slippers, and housecoats. The front counter staff was very friendly, and I could the gentleman was trying hard to please. The rooms are beautiful. The outside of the building looks a little...well...rough. It has been updated, but the place is built like a typical two floor, walk-up motel. You can't get around that. The rooms, however, harken to downtown Vancouver or Calgary - fancy! The interior decoration was well tailored to the small room. The closet was replaced with an innovative installation on the wall to hang clothes. Very cool. The bedding was like sleeping on a cloud. Even though the motel is near the TransCanada, the rooms were very quiet. We haven't slept that well in ages.
The complementary continental breakfast was wonderful, and you can tell the owners are trying to use the space well. What the room lacks in atmosphere, it makes up in the general air of trying hard to be better. The breakfast was a little lacking, but when you're a vegetarian/gluten free, continental breakfasts usually are. There were the standard options of cereal and milk, pastries, hard boiled eggs, fruit, yogurt, coffee and tea. Very nicely displayed.
I completely recommend this motel. It has a nice quick exit heading west to the mountains, and it is not too far off Stoney Trail so it easy to get to from the north. Take advantage of the beautiful walking trails along the Bow river at Edworthy Park, which is conveniently located across the street.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centro Motel is a trendy boutique property that provides you with the comfort of a 4 star hotel at half the price. Enjoy our smart decor and funky furnishings while lounging on our pillow-topped mattresses that are draped in our luxury linens. Wrap yourself in our plush bathrobes provided for your comfort in all of our rooms. Complimentary with all rooms every day of the year is - calling to anywhere in Canada and the U.S., WiFi, continental breakfast and parking! Centro Motel is located in Calgary’s NW quadrant in the trendy area of Montgomery. We are 3.5 km away from the Children’s Hospital, 3.1 km away from the Foothills Hospital (check with us for special Hospital rates), 4.3 km away from the University of Calgary, 4.7 km away from Canada Olympic Park, 4.1 km away from McMahon Stadium, 4.4 km away from Market Mall and 9 km from Downtown Calgary. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Centro Hotel Calgary