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Hotel Alma

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   169 University Gate NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada (Northwest Calgary)
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Ranked #49 of 99 Hotels in Calgary
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Kidderminster, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for four nights with my girlfriend. Originally had it booked for two nights, but the staff were helpful enough to extend the reservation. The apartment was a wonderful place, spacious and extravagant. We were really happy with the cleanliness. The staff could be helpful, although one night the receptionist would not help me when I was locked out... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would defiantly stay here again! Hubby and I were travelling fron edmonton to go to Banff for the Labour day long w/e. All hotels in Banff were booked out so we decided to stay in calgary. When we initially booked through hot wire we thought we got a dorm room on the university of calgary campus -I was a... More

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We booked this hotel last-minute on our way to Banff. The hotel itself was fine. Clean room, comfy bed, breakfast buffet in the morning and a standard three-star hotel slow bathtub drain. However there were some additional quirks. The location on their site is described as being “at the University of Calgary” which they truly mean. You are literally right... More

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Andrew H, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Hotel Alma. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are proud to offer our guests extra amenities such as our continental breakfast, Wi-Fi and phone calling within North America. We are sorry to hear that you had... More

Regina, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

For $102.00 and $10.00 for parking it was not worth it. I booked a 2 bedroom apartment through Expedia and the beds were plastic covered twin size mattresses. Breakfast wasn't included because apparently only the 3 top floors are actual hotel and the rest is a university residence converted to hotel for summer. The parkade was over a block away.... More

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Geordiegirlinda, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Hotel Alma. We are disappointed to hear you did not enjoy our Student Apartments. We offer these apartments as an economical option for guests travelling during the summer, however they are not for everyone. These apartments do not include breakfast as it allows us to... More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Amazing breakfast, the beds were a bit too firm for my liking however the rooms themselves were fantastic. Although small, everything was equipped very intelligently for the space. A lot of the people who work in the hotel are hospitality students so they WANT to make your experience top-notch. There were incredibly helpful and accommodating.

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello TheBarrelMonkey, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Hotel Alma. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our staff were helpful and accommodating. Our rooms offer all the amenities you need for a comfortable stay and we are happy to offer out guests complimentary Wi-Fi, local and long... More

Red Deer, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

I booked the hotel through hotels.com. The cost was $106 for a two bedroom suite. Seemed like a great deal. I was then charged $20 for an extra person....there was 4 of us. The fourth person in a two beadroom suite does not seem like an extra person...but......When I arrived I was charged $10 for parking....and did not receive the... More

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Darwin R, We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay at Hotel Alma. We offer our Two bedroom student apartments during the summer months as a more economical option for guests travelling to the area. All rates at the hotel are based on double occupancy and we apologize if this was not clear on the booking site... More

Moorefield
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

We stayed two nights as a family with 3 suites. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The service was friendly and efficient. The price was very reasonable. I booked the rooms through hotwire.com and was a bit skeptical when I realized that the hotel was affiliated with the university. I was pleasantly surprised! The complimentary breakfast was awesome with... More

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello BillAndMarion, Thank you taking the time to review your recent stay at Hotel Alma. It is wonderful to hear that you and your family enjoyed your stay with us. Our Bistro offers a wonderful continental breakfast and we are glad to hear that you were able to take advantage of this service. We hope to see you again soon,... More

Alberta
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I've read all of the reviews about how "european" (read: small) the standard rooms are, how impractical (not to mention pretentious) the designer sink is, and how you can hear every noise through the door... all true. It is what it is, but for a short stay in this area of the city, it does the job. With this hotel... More

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Boromach, We appreciate you reviewing your recent stay with us at Hotel Alma. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our rooms to be comfortable. We are proud to offer complimentary Wi-Fi, local and long distance calling within Canada and the continental US as well as a continental breakfast and are happy... More

Calgary
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Stayed at this hotel several times over the last few years. Hotel rooms as well as service are excellent. Very convenient if you visit the university of Calgary. Also, quick access to downtown. Will always consider it as my favourite hotel in Calgary !

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello YYC_DPD, We appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay at Hotel Alma. It is wonderful to hear that we are your hotel of choice when you come to Calgary. Being situated right on the University of Calgary's campus we offer quick access to campus facilities. We are also within walking distance of the C-Train and multiple... More

Sparwood, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

I was very pleased with this hotel after reading varied reveiws. It was clean, queit, and comfortable. Excellent price. Breakfast was good, and the location is awesome. I will definately stay here again.

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello catpincny, Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your recent stay at Hotel Alma. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit and that you will be staying with us again in the future. We are proud to offer hotel guests a complimentary continental breakfast and are glad to hear you were able... More

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Address: 169 University Gate NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Alma 3*
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