My wife and I checked into the Sheraton Eau Claire on a Thursday and checked out on Saturday, so our stay was for just two nights. We were traveling with our two daughters (a four year old and a one year old) and were simply looking to get away from home for a few days. Our suite was extremely clean, the beds were comfortable, and the entire hotel staff was extremely helpful and friendly. There are several restaurants/pubs located either in the hotel lobby or within just a short walking distance. Some allow children (Joey Tomatoes, Barclay's, Old Spaghetti Factory) and some do not (Fionn McCools, The Barley Mill). The water slide/pool was a huge hit with our 4 year old, as was the hotel's "canine ambassador," Ben, an extremely friendly chocolate lab who lounges next to the concierge's desk in the lobby. There is also an indoor playground in the Eau Claire Market across the street, as well as a larger outdoor playground on Prince's Island Park only a few minutes walk from the hotel.
The only negative to our stay was, as most reviewers have already pointed out, the price of valet parking. Valet service was $36.75 per day (including GST) during the week and $27.30 per day (including GST) on the weekends. Self-parking is available at the Impark lot across the street at the Eau Claire Market at a charge of only $2 per day on the weekends, however I am not sure what they charge during the week. Also, if you want internet access in your room then be prepared to pay $13.95 per 24 hours of usage, as it is not free.
Other than those two points, we really had a wonderful stay. Just as an aside: try the breakfast at the 1886 Buffalo Cafe next to the Barley Mill - their hashbrowns/home fries are probably the best I have ever had. And if you like cigars then check out Emilio's Humidor in the Eau Claire Market, as they have a pretty good selection of stogies.
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- Sheraton Calgary
- Sheraton Hotel Calgary Eau Claire
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