This budget motel is located in the 'Motel Village' on Banff Trail in Calgary: easy accessible but what a sad little stretch of town! It's location (close to light rail, hospital & several shops) should help, but doesn't add to the fact that the hotels/motels in this area are built to close to each other. No You'll look into the room of the Hampton Inn on one side and into the rooms of another motel on the other side. Luckily for us it was just a 1 night stop before flying back home.
Frontdesk girl wasn't very welcoming: might have been the end of her workday? Because of it's location right next to the vending/ice machine (REALLY next to your roomdoor!), we switched from the reserved 2Q efficiency suite to a standard 2Q. On check out we were told that our rate (with AAA discount) couldn't be adjusted to the lower rate, which cost us the price-difference of C$30 .. Made me wonder if I could have gotten the lower rate if I had tried to book it myself by internet and had cancelled my own reservation (we arrived well before 6pm)!
A 2Q room is pretty small, but the beds were ok and it had a little fridge, microwave & coffeemaker. WiFi worked pretty well and was rather fast. Continental BF was just the basics (juice/coffee+tea/pastries&muffins/toast/cereals and some fruit) and the BF area is a bit small. Didn't use the pool/hottub, but it looked oke. Parking may be a bit thight when the motel is fully booked or when you arrive late. The motel offers rooms with exterior corridors (accessible by stairs) as well as rooms with interior corridors (accessible by an elevator).
This was the first time I stayed in an Econo Lodge from this chain and I just wasn't impressed!
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- Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University Hotel Calgary
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