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Best Western Airport Inn
Ranked #55 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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Edmonton
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 1 July 2012

Stayed at this hotel and got the zoo package. 2 pairs of penguin slippers, two zoo cups, 2 adult zoo passes, 2 child/youth zoo passes, and 2 free fountain drink coupons for the zoo in your new cups.

Room was on the first floor. Found it to be quite noisy, and could hear the people in the next room in the washroom. The beds and room furniture were nice. Crawled into bed only scrape my leg on something inside the tightly tucked sheets... a toenail!

Bathtub was dull, and not shiny, so it was hard for me to imagine when it was last cleaned. The bathroom taps were shiny and clean, as was the sink.

Breakfast was pretty good - quite a good selection... just make sure you get there at least a half hour before it closes as they seemed to stop putting out food half hour or so before close.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
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Epsom, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 June 2012

This hotel is actually not that close to the airport. The shuttle (free call from airport) took approx 25 mins to arrive, then the transfer itself was about 20 mins. Staff were very friendly & helpful. Room standard, free wifi.
The restaurant, despite being advertised, no longer exists so we walked ( 5mins) to the nearby Radisson hotel which has a lively bar and restaurant.
Breakfast (included) was fair, but not as good as that at places like Suites America if you're used to that.
I think the only reason for a repeat visit to this hotel is that it is VERY close to the RV pick-up centres, if this is the start/end of your driving trip. Other than that, find somewhere that is actually closer to the airport.

Room Tip: Top floor away from lift.
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Anchorage, Alaska
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2012

(Not to be confused with Best Western Premier Calgary where front desk clerk was rudest, most unfriendly desk clerk ever. Believe his name was Azum)

Lay over enroute to Europe
Upside – very friendly staff. Good comfortable bed. Older hotel, but very comfortable. Thank you Helen and Sarah for all your help and suggestions.
Downside – distance from airport may be too far for some, but OK with us.
Recommend and would overnight there again.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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1 Thank Edward L
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 May 2012

.. you're using a car. We came back from Banff via the Trans Canada HW and only had to return our rented car next morning. Quite handy that the Hotel was actually just situated a street block away from that major road connection. Next day, connection to the airport was pretty easy as you just take the Q.Elisabeth HW nearby and after 1 more turn.. you're entering the "airport loop".

In case you don't have a car, they also provide an airport shuttle that you can call via an airport phone (not tested).

Good points:

- Room was sufficiently spacious to host 2 people with 2 very large bags
- Room was overall very clean and nicely decorated.. Bathroom equipped with usual BW amenities.. and clean too.
- WIFI internet connection is present
- Lobby is a bit disappointing size-wise .. but who cares.. staff was very friendly and efficient with the check-in/check-out.
- Lobby has got 2 computers (and if I remember well, a printer too)
- Spare electricity plugs inside the room
- Didn't hear any noise : Even if the hotel is close to the Trans-Canada HW, it's still located in a quite neighbouring street. Didn't hear any planes either ..

Bonus point:

- Washing machine/dryer combo (and washing powder) available on the floor (2 CAD each)

Negative points:

- No restaurant (but offers (hot) breakfast.. although a bit basic) .. and surrounding area is fairly depressing with only a few places nearby to eat..

Conclusion:

Don't stay at this hotel if you intend to spend a few nights in Calgary.. but if you're back from a trip going to or coming from the airport for 1 night, then you can't be wrong with that hotel.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Queensland, Australia
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2012

Very helpful staff, not close to downtown but if you have a car that is fine.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Dominican Republic
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2012

It´s an excellent hotel. Maybe, location is far away from downtown, but it can be solved, renting a car o taking buses.
Clean, polite, good breakfast.
I will stay again and again in this hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Lethbridge, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
239 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2012

We came here with the zoo package offered on visitcalgary.com website...got one night plus 4 passes to zoo plus 2 pairs of penguin slippers and 2 keepsake penguin cups = well worth it!!

The free breakfast was great for the family. Rooms are decent, pool is smallish but no one else used it at all except us so we had it to ourselves. There is no restaurant here but a Subway and Dennys across the street as well as Thai food (that used to be offered in this restaurant). Hint - If you ask at the front desk for a 20% off Dennys coupon, they will give you one!

only real issue was our coffee in our room hadn't been cleaned for who knows how long - old filter in the machine and some mold floating on the old coffee sitting in the carafe :(

Room Tip: Poolside rooms have a window that looks out on pool so you can watch your older kids, but no natural...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Best Western Airport Inn
Address: 1947 18 Ave NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7T8, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northeast Calgary
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Airport Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 76
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer 76 well-appointed rooms, five with Roman Hot Tubs, minutes away from the airport and conveniently located close to highway #1 (16th Avenue) and highway #2 (Deerfoot Trail), with easy access to the Calgary Zoo, Calgary Tower, Calgary Stampede grounds, Spark - Telus Science Center and downtown. Enjoy the indoor pool, hot tub, fitness center, vending and ice machines, HSIA, plus many more amenities. Free Airport courtesy vehicle and Breakfast Buffet. ... more   less 
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