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Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown
Ranked #80 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
Reviewed 2 June 2012

The hotel is located about five mins to Bankers Hall. Checking in and out took longer than it should have but they were training someone.

The room is very spacious and has a jacuzzi in the main room - a bit odd but I think it works well with the room. The decor and furniture is mordern for what is an older hotel - i thought they did a good job of updating the room Bed was comfy but the bathroom sink, toilet and shower stall was pretty small though. Wifi Internet was free. Didn't have an opportunity to check out the gym (open 24 hrs).

Overall, for the price and location this is really good value for Calgary.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

Just returned from a business trip to Calgary and a 4 night stay at the Ramada. Sadly, the whole tone of my stay was set upon check in with a surly staff member being as friendly as a porcupine. I asked if a late check out was possible (a modest extension from 12 noon to 1 pm) and you would have thought I asked for a pint of blood! I had an early morning meeting, so I went to set the alarm clock - of course, it wasn't working. After getting it switched out, I decided to take advantage of their breakfast room service (hang this card on your door before 3am, and your breakfast will be delivered), only to find out it was a hollow promise. The card was still on my door in the morning. I was now in a rush to find breakfast, so I went to the hotel restaurant that was serving a buffet - the worst I've seen: $14 and they didn't even have any eggs! Crap warmed over steam plates.

The facilities themself are unimpressive: I was looking forward to a swim with the pool being adverstised as open from May to Sept. (it wasn't being opened until June - this was not on their website). The room was noveau dingy. A new bed and furniture made the main room welcoming and expected for the price, but the bathroom was like a dark, old closet. A single poor light over the vanity meant that when you pulled the shower curtain you were practically in the dark.

Oh, and on the day of check out, I was harassed in my room to get out (12:10) - apparently, Mr. Surly had not recorded my extended check out.

I will not stay at this venue again.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

"Welcome to the 1970's" is the first impression you get when arriving at the Ramada. From the slate floors in the bathroom to the purple wall trims, the whole hotel feels as if you are in a time warp. The rooms are very basic and quite dated, but large and adequate if you are not fussy. Forget about service from the staff - it is non-existent. The restaurant is handy and not too badly priced, but eat out if you are looking for something more than bland food. Whilst on the shabby side the hotel is reasonable value, with some of its deficiencies being made up for by the excellent location - a 5 minute stroll into the downtown shopping precinct.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Michael O
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Reviewed 30 May 2012

I have stayed at this hotel on many occasions! On each stay the staff have always had a smile on their faces, they have been very efficient and really, really helpful!

It is a clean, centrally located hotel that I would fully recommend!

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 21 May 2012

Stayed for 4 nights in executive rooms. Good rooms, overall good service and good room service.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

The Ramada downtown Calgary is one of the best hotels I have stayed in for business or pleasure, it is centrally located to many great restaurants and is within walking distance to many downtown attractions. What really makes this place nice to stay at is the staff, Mylene in reservations is always very accommodating and great to work with, Antonio in the parking garage always make sure you vehicle is well looked after. I always look forward to going to Calgary for business and the Ramada makes it hassle free, thanks to all the staff there

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Hotel_Manager_YYC, Manager at Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2012

Dear DwayneF,

Thank you so much for your comments and for using the Ramada when your business brings you to Calgary. We agree, we have some exceptional employees, truly committed to ensuring our guests are well looked after. We sincerely thank you for noticing and we thank them for making us look as good, day in and day out.

Best regards and thank you for your kind comments.

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Reviewed 27 April 2012

For the third striaght year, Dive Calgary has hosted our annual fund raising Gala at the Ramada Hotel, Downtown Calgary. Thanks to the amazing support for GM Frank Stewart and Chef Gary Cooper we held an amazing event in the Grand Ball room. The event raised close to $22,000 for our club.
In the Grand Ball room we had a fun money casino, a stage, a market style dinner and lots of tables for the silent auction.
Thanks to all the staff at the Ramada who made this evening memorable!

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Jocko77
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Additional Information about Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown

Address: 708 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H2, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #80 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
Price Range: £60 - £108 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Plaza Calgary Downtown 3*
Number of rooms: 200
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