Hadassah28's Jun 2008 review “It's the little touches that make this property a real find!” is one of the most complete I've read. I stayed one night in Sept; I'll add my 2 cents.
You really do need to have the hotel's instructions on how to get to hotel! A minor point, but this hotel's slightly modified name is Wingate by Wyndham; previously it was simply Wingate Inn.
I also had a 2room suite as a free upgrade. No full-size dining table, just a small 4 seater. A few stains on chairs and rug, but otherwise good housekeeping.
The closet had a key-controlled safe. There were trilights in some light fixtures.
Use your room access card for both the fitness room door and pool/whirlpool door (6 am to 10 pm). The hotel gym, besides a treadmill, eliptical trainer, and freeweights, has a stationary bike, ball, 2 weight stations, flat panel tv, fan, clock, but nothing to clean the equipment. Both this room and the pool had lots of towels.
The pool was too cool a tempature to really enjoy, and it's too small to do lengths. The whirlpool next to it was also too cool. There's changerooms in the pool area, but only one shower (which is along the wall next to the waterslide). I suspect the waterslide gets limited use; this hotel's target is businesspeople, not families.
The free breakfast is similar to Holiday Inn Express including a few hot items, but has make-your-own waffles instead of warm cinnamon rolls .
Hallways are spacious. Ice machines and $1.50 canned pop machines are next to the elevator on floors 2, 3, 4. Avis is next to the main floor elevator.
I used the free highspeed on one of the 2 computers in the 24 hr Business Ctr. The room had a few more supplies than typical.
The coin laundry had 2 washers, 2 dryers, and soap and dryer sheets for sale in a vending machine there. Posted are the washer and dryer cycle times.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Business is what we do best at the Wingate by Wyndham Calgary. Use our 24-hour business center to fax, photocopy and use the net - all free of charge. You can also surf the net in your guest room with our free high speed internet access. Relax & relieve stress after a long day by working out in our fitness centre, swim in the pool, and finish off by relaxing in the hot tub. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wingate By Wyndham Calgary Hotel Calgary
- Wingate Calgary Hotel
- Calgary Wyndham