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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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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 1 week 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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Suva
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Only stayed overnight while travelling through Canada with our son. We booked the 2 bedroom apartment but were very disappointed with the apartment. Very small and the beds, raised high from the floor over draw sets were very uncomfortable. The mattress' were covered with plastic, small and fell to the middle. The rooms were clinical and had too many pieces... More

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

Hello Lisa C, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay with us at Hotel Alma. Our Two bedroom student apartments are offered during the summer months as an economical option for our guests. These rooms are not for everyone and we do suggest booking our Hotel rooms for your next visit as you will find their... More

York, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent alternative for accommodation during the Calgary stampede when hotel price soar. It is not cheap by any means but you get a decent room and it has good facilities. The tram is a great and inexpensive way to get around and is only a ten minute walk away. The university offers a food court- nothing amazing... More

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

Hello Anna K, Thank you for posting your review on your visit to Hotel Alma. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us during the Calgary Stampede! This is one of the busiest times in Calgary but we still try to offer our guests reasonable prices when staying with us. Campus has a lot to offer... 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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Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#35 Business Hotel in Calgary
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Set in the vibrant heart of the University of Calgary campus, Hotel Alma treats guests to gracious service, friendly rates, and a host of accommodating spaces. Alma features 96 rooms and suites, a stylish bistro, and conference facilities for up to 125 people. Rates include deluxe continental breakfast, access to campus fitness facilities, wireless, local calls and long distance calls in Canada and the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). ... more   less 
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