I stayed in the Hotel Elan in June. I spent 4 nights at the hotel doing some exploring of the Rockies and the Praries around Calgary. 16th Avenue which the hotel is on, runs parallel with what is pretty much the busiest street for shopping and nightlife in the city. Having said that, the street remains quiet through the night and is a very very safe area with easy access to lots to keep you busy.
My strongest memory of this hotel is its futuristic look and feel. This hotel is still very new, and you get a feel for that the minute you walk in the door. The rooms are average sizes with a large bathroom and large shower. Breakfast is available complimentary downstairs and is quite nice although the room is rather small. A perk for the solo traveller and business traveller is that the hotel has both high-speed wifi (each room has its own router), and the hotel also allows free international calls from guest rooms which I found very handy.
Overall, a great modern hotel. This is what I imagine 4 star hotels will look like in 10 years time. The hotel needs a little more character which I think it will achieve over time as it is still quite new and feels a little sterile at times. I would however go back to this hotel.
- 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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