April 24th & 25th I stayed at Econo Lodge South Calgary while on a business trip. The only reason I booked here instead of the fancy hotel the conference I was attending, is this is one of the few hotels/motels in the area that I needed to be close to, that still have a few “Smoking” rooms available.
The Econo Lodge is very dated, but the housekeeping staff had done a good job of making sure my room was as clean as it could be without a new coat of paint. The room I was in (103) had a mini fridge, microwave and small counter. The bathroom sink, toilet, & tub looked like they were replace within the past couple years (but the shower head was low & at 5’7” I had to bend my head to rinse the shampoo out). The queen size bed & pillows were very comfortable. Their continental breakfast was very plain (coffee, tea, juice, toast, bagels, cereal & boiled eggs) I didn’t use the pool, but from what I could see from the lobby area it appeared to be well maintained & clean. Their complementary Wi-Fi had a very strong connection & they had full cable channels in the room. Apparently they also have full kitchenette rooms if you’re traveling with a young family or stuck in town for an extended stay. The lobby staff were friendly & able to assist me with directions for places I needed to go to while in town.
There are a few restaurants within walking distance & lots within a short drive along McLeod Drive.
You get what you pay for…… $120.00 per night, all taxes included. The fancy hotel (that discriminates against smokers) the conference I was attending was $240.00 with taxes per night not that it really mattered as my company was covering the bill.
Would I stay here again? The answer is YES as long as it was for only a night or two.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel is ideally situated in the energetic heart of Macleod Trail. Our location puts you just minutes away from a variety of tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping centres, pubs and nightclubs. Our many amenities and friendly welcoming staff will help set the stage for a total piece of mind during your stay. We offer 73 tastefully appointed guest rooms that will make you feel at home. You can count on our combination of outstanding value and personal service to make your stay as convenient and comfortable as possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Econo Lodge South Hotel Calgary
- Econo Lodge Calgary
- Calgary Econo Lodge