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Review of Econo Lodge South

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Econo Lodge South
Ranked #85 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
Reviewed 22 July 2007

We checked into the hotel late last night as we had been attending a birthday party in Calgary. After a long day we just wanted to get some sleep. I got into bed, folded down the top bedspread, and found...bugs! There were literally two large beetles crawling on the blanket underneath the bedspread. We were so disgusted we just wanted to leave, so we called the front desk and informed them of the situation. We then packed our bags and went to check out. We were told that we would not be charged for the room (you think????); however, we wished to speak to the manager and he had left, so we requested a phone call by noon today. It is now 1:30 and no phone call. This was the most disgusting hotel experience I have ever had!

  • Stayed: July 2007, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2007

Good location, friendly staff, nice place to stay. Rooms were pleasantly nice. The only complaint would have been the loud sound of the shower in the next room early in the morning.
My son really enjoyed the pool area(we did too) and we were really close to Chinook Mall.

Thank Chrispmoto
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Reviewed 26 May 2006

This is possibly the very worst hotel I have ever stayed at. The rooms smelled terrible and moldy as though there was very recent and severe sewer water damage. What a shabby Place! I cannot imagain how on earth people like this can continue to operate. The only decent thing about this disaster of a hotel was that the cleaning staff was very pleasant to deal with, however they do not have much to work with. Stay anywhere else but here.

  • Stayed: May 2006, travelled on business
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5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 24 March 2005

We found the rooms to be clean and decent but not fancy. There is some renovations underway in the main hallway at the moment. Kids enjoyed the pool, we all enjoyed the complimentary breakfast.
Tons of restaurants nearby.

Overall a good economical choice for staying in South Calgary.
We would stay there again as it's a good value for the $.

  • Stayed: March 2005
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4  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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San Francisco
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Reviewed 21 March 2005

In that order. I enjoyed my stay and would recommend this to anyone that is visiting Calgary.

  • Stayed: February 2005, travelled on business
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2  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 6 February 2005

The advertised 'high speed Internet access' was a complete lie. When we complained, the front desk told us to talk to the manager. We left a message for him, but no reply. Last day of our stay, we got a call asking whether we were going to check out soon (this was still early in the day, mind you). We said we were packing and were told to "take our time", but moments later, a guy banged very loudly outside yelling to us that we need to check out right away. It was very unpleasant indeed...

We will not choose this hotel next time we go to Calgary.

5  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 21 August 2017
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Econo Lodge South

Address: 7505 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L8, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
Price Range: £47 - £65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge South 2*
Number of rooms: 73
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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