Nice, but somewhat expensive hotel conveniently located literally just beyond the southern end of the Calgary airport runways. Heard an occasional plane, but nothing too loud in my view. No doubt contributing to my view of high cost is the extensive extra facilities provided at the hotel (pool, restaurants, bars, conference rooms, etc.), the near parity of the US and Canadian dollar, and the generally higher costs and taxes of stuff in Canada.
Still, a nice place to stay for one night as we flew in a day early before meeting up the next day at the airport with a camping group we belong to. Room was comfortable and clean with all the usual amenities like TV, refrigerator, etc. Plenty of towels, unusual was the two sinks (one outside the toilet/shower area).
No problems with their van shuttle from and to the airport that runs on the half-hour upon request. Shuttle was free although an E-mail to them a week earlier generated a reply from one of their sales managers that there was a min. $3/room charge for that service.
Staff was polite and accommodating. When we had a problem with a water leak over the toilet the morning we were checking out, they offered to give another room temporarily for a few hours. We turned down the offer as we were about to check out shortly, and at checkout they gave us an unasked for $30 discount plus included taxes.
Not much in way of other consumer commercial establishments around the hotel, mostly industrial park stuff. Area obviously not designed for pedestrians (no sidewalks), had to be very careful crossing the streets that are very busy during weekdays. We had breakfast at a nearby Tom Horton's (much cheaper than at the hotel), and there are at least one Chinese/Vietnamese and one Indian food place we noted nearby that probably cater to the industrial park people. Walking less than a mile south brings one to a strip that has more consumer stores like for liquor/wine, restaurants (we ate at a Thai place), etc.
I'd recommend the hotel for their quality, and airport location (if that's important to someone), but wish it was somewhat less costly.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a Customer Centric Mid-Market Best Western Plus Hotel .Great Location halfways between Calgary Downtown and the YYC . Close to the CrossIron Mills, Sunridge Mall,Deerfoot Mall, Calgary Zoo, Sparks Science Centre, easy access via Deerfoot Trail and TransCanada Highway. A Corporate Hotel on Weekdays and Leisure on Weekends, 8000 Sq. Ft Waterpark . Full Service Best Western Plus with upper tier service and offerings. Complimentary shuttle service for registered guests to and from YYC (Airport) as well as underground heated parking available . ... more less
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