I stayed at this hotel for work, and the location was pretty convenient for where I needed to be, just on the edge of downtown. Nothing's too far away, with downtown and the entertainment areas of Stephen Ave & 17th Ave all within short walking distance. I also liked that it was close to the running & biking trails by the river.
The room itself was very basic, exactly what you'd expect, with a king-sized bed, desk and chair. Just the right size for one or two, not cramped at all. I was surprised that I had a full balcony overlooking the rail line, which is nice for getting some quick fresh air.
Welcome amenities were free parking (a perk in downtown Calgary), free wifi and free breakfast that met my needs (including hot eggs, sausages, panckes). The exercise room is a bit of a joke, but I'd rather be outside anyway. Reception was very friendly.
Overall, although nothing really stood out here, this hotel met all my needs.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary Downtown. We are a newly renovated hotel (complete in Spring 2016). We offer complimentary hot buffet breakfast, parking and WiFi. We offer a variety of rooms including King, King Executive, King Jacuzzi, Two Queen, One Queen Accessible and our large Penthouse located on the 10th floor. We also offer a 24 hour business centre and fitness centre. Our staff work hard to make sure that you are always taken care of and that you feel you are home away from home. We are located just west of the downtown core, close to Stephen Avenue Mall, the CORE shopping complex, trendy 17th avenue district and only one block away from Calgary's Light Rail Transit system (where travelling downtown is complimentary). We are also located very close to many corporate offices as well as many leisure activities. Families love our hotel for the clean, modern atmosphere as well as being so close to many family friendly activities. Don't forget our free hot buffet breakfast! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Express Calgary Hotel Calgary
- Holiday Inn Calgary
- Calgary Holiday Inn Express