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“Great Boutique Hotel in Downtown Calgary Beltline”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Hotel Elan

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Hotel Elan
Ranked #2 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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“Great Boutique Hotel in Downtown Calgary Beltline”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2014

This new hotel is located in the heart of downtown Calgary in the trendy residential neighborhood known as the Beltline. It opened in June 2013 after extensive renovations converting it from an apartment building to a boutique hotel and the high quality workmanship is apparent from the rooms to the common areas. My room was very large with a great living space, large bedroom and spacious bathroom. The morning breakfasts were included in the room price with an extensive collection of hot and cold items. The hot cooked selection was different every day. The staff were very friendly and helpful plus their knowledge of the local community restaurants and shopping was excellent. This is a very luxurious place to stay in the heart of the renowned 17th Avenue Entertainment District yet close to all the downtown businesses. The ultimate luxury was the heated toilet seat in the bathroom which was a very warm welcome on a cold Calgary winter day. I highly recommend this for a business or vacation visit to Calgary.

Room Tip: Ask for a balcony overlooking the Beltline community and facing south to watch the sunsets
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled solo
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Lewis S, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Elan, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
I am speaking on behalf of our entire team when I say thank you for your positive and detailed review of your recent stay at Hotel Elan! After many months of planning and construction Hotel Elan opened and quickly has become a well known landmark in the trendy 17 Ave district. You are so right that either for business or vacation all of our guests enjoy as you say " the ultimate luxury"! Again thank you for choosing to stay at Hotel Elan!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2014 via mobile

Every cabbie we asked to take us to this location had no idea there was a hotel here. That how new this place is.
Immaculate renovation of a former boring apartment building into a swish modern hotel. We had King suite,the smallest room,and it was massive.
All mod cons, including extra mirrors,extra sink and loads of plugs. Even a large balcony with chairs for your coffee come warm weather.
This a great hotel for families because of the room size and just fun for a couple. Lots of room to chase each other, and great location.
A real find!


Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lewis S, Public Relations Manager at Hotel Elan, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thanks for sharing our secret! Yes it is hard to believe that all the cabbies as not aware of Hotel Elan as we will have several arrive in the evening delivering travel tired guests and again several arrive in the morning to transport the same but refreshed guests off to the busy schedules and commitments. We look forward to your next visit at Hotel Elan.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2014

Modern, spotlessly clean hotel. Lots of nice features in the room and well presented breakfast. The staff were superb. On arriving in our room we discovered the safe was not working - within 10 minutes of letting the reception staff know they were in the room and had fixed it replacing the battery. Helpful hints on restaurants and things to do. Happy to look after our luggage for the day. As a bonus parking is free on a Friday and Saturday.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lewis S, General Manager at Hotel Elan, responded to this review, 13 January 2014
Thanks you for your kind review and sharing your experience while staying at Hotel Elan. We pride ourselves on detail and we all know occasionally things like a dead battery will happen. How our team responds to the challenge is always our priority. I am so pleased to hear that our trained Guest Agent was able to promptly resolve the problem. Safe travels home and we look forward to your next visit to Canada and your next stay at Hotel Elan!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2013

What a great surprise. Beautiful, clean, modern rooms. Excellent breakfast. Fast and free wifi. Free heated parking. Great location. Friendly staff. Highly recommend this hotel for anyone. I can't imagine any are better in city!!!!

Room Tip: 2br suite is incredible.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Lewis S, General Manager at Hotel Elan, responded to this review, 31 December 2013
Thank you Roger for sharing your experience of your stay at Hotel Elan. A true test to how we are doing is recieving comments like yours! So glad to hear that you would highly recommend Hotel Elan to those traveling into Calgary. All the best for 2014 and we look forward to welcoming you and those that find this review helpful to experience Hotel Elan in 2014!
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Sylvan Lake, Alberta, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2013 via mobile

We stayed in one of their smaller rooms on the eighth floor. Plenty big enough for us! The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was new, modern, clean & a very comfortable king bed! Didn't realize how exciting a heated toilet seat would be...haha!! We loved the location, because we walked to restaurants, pubs and shops...and even went to Gorilla House live art! Looking forward to the next time we can come stay again!!

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lewis S, General Manager at Hotel Elan, responded to this review, 6 December 2013
The finishing touch to a stay at Hotel Elan is the walk on 17 Ave to visit the wide variety of shops, restaurants and pubs. I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed all the amenities of the guest room including the heated toilet seat. Our team looks forward to welcoming you back on your next stay!
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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

I have never done a review but just had to for this hotel. Staff - amazing, breakfast - amazing, room - amazing, location - amazing, and parkade is safe and secure. I will so stay again...keep up the great work.

Room Tip: just to note - the room has all the creature comforts but up a notch - coffee maker, microwave, safe...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lewis S, General Manager at Hotel Elan, responded to this review, 3 December 2013
Amazing is what I would call our guests Lisa! We have put together a great product and our team works hard to provide the very best service that we can offer all our guests. But none of that would matter if we did not have amazing guests such as yourself choosing to stay at Hotel Elan!
Thank you so much for taking the time to submit your review and we look forward to seeing you both on your next "stay cation"! All the very best for 2014! Lewis
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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed at Hotel Elan while in Calgary for a concert. The rooms are very clean & comfortable. Great amenities & very close to restaurants & shops on 17th. Nice to have a good breakfast included. It would have been nice to have a room with a balcony. Would stay here again

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Lewis S, General Manager at Hotel Elan, responded to this review, 4 November 2013
Thank you for your recent stay with us and taking the time to share your positive experience. Hotel Elan being the boutique property that it is has several different room styles, sizes and additional amenities depending on the room or suite booked. All of our living spaces offer the European style "turn and tilt" windows allowing all guests fresh air access in a totally non smoking hotel. True our hotel rooms do not have a balcony, just our one and two bedroom suites. Perhaps on your next visit you may choose another room type? We are very proud of our product and certainly look forward to showing you all of room categorizes available.
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Property: Hotel Elan
Address: 1122 16 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2R 0T6, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Beltline
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Elan 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Elan is a luxury boutique hotel in Calgary's stylish and happening Beltline Neighbourhood. Located just off the renowned 17th Avenue Retail and Entertainment District, the hotel is just minutes walking from some of Calgary's best shops and restaurants. With 62 rooms and suites and spa-inspired bathrooms, there is a room for every occasion or need. Included with all rooms is complimentary deluxe continental breakfast, with hot, cold, and gluten-free options available, as well as free international calling, and free wireless internet throughout the property. ... more   less 
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