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Hotel Alma

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169 University Gate NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
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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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Eugene, Oregon
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57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This is the worst trip advisor presentation I have ever been suckered in to. It should not have cute references. Most of the 7 story building is a student dormitory. The service began with my request for a luggage cart that was simply left in the lobby without telling me it was there, a hello or help loading. From reviews... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Night stay at the hotel was lovely, Rooms reminded of being back in the dorms at University. Beds super comfortable and sufficient amenities for the stay. The rooms however are pretty small since the hotel used to be Dorm rooms for students before. This hotel is connected to the University of Calgary and you see students all along the hotel... More 

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

Hello Ajaz_K007, thank you very much for taking the time to review Hotel Alma and we are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your time with us. Just as a clarification, while size of the standard Euro-Style rooms may give the impression of a dorm room, Hotel Alma is a newly constructed building and was never a dorm residence.... More 

North Vancouver, Canada
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located in an updated concrete high-rise right on the campus of the University of Calgary, the Hotel Alma is spotlessly stylish, in an IKEA way (literally, since many fixtures came from there). Fortunately, I love this type of unpretentious, functional aesthetic. Along with a subtle but still cheeky attitude exuded by the printed material found on the premises, the hotel... More 

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

Dear bcbloke, we appreciate you taking the time to review Hotel Alma and we are very pleased to learn that you enjoyed your time with us and found the amenities, furniture, décor and our staff to be pleasant. We look forward to seeing you again at Hotel Alma on your next visit to Calgary. Team Alma More 

Elk Valley, B. C.
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22 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

One night in Calgary. Hotel is part of the University of Calgary conference accommodation. Room was small but well appointed. A bit noisy due to a athletic competition being housed there. Got woken up at 3 am from revelers returning from a night out. Parking is in a parking garage a fair distance away and cost $10 per night. Good... More 

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

Hello EastKootenayVisitor, thank you for your review of Hotel Alma. Hotel Alma and Seasonal Residence at the University of Calgary was hosting multiple athletic teams in the past couple of weeks who were competing at the University of Calgary’s facilities and Foothills athletic park. Some teams like to celebrate their victories and achievements in their own ways and while we... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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62 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a one bedroom suite and loved having a place to put the two toddlers so we could stay up past their bedtime! Complimentary breakfast and a quick 10 minute drive to the zoo in the morning! Lovely setting! Would definitely recommend to anyone making a quick trip through yyc with not enough time to really enjoy downtown!

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

Hello MelCarv, we appreciate you taking the time to write a review of Hotel Alma on TripAdvisor. We are very happy to learn that you have enjoyed your stay in our One Bedroom Suites. Although Hotel Alma is not located in the active area of downtown Calgary, being on the well-connected University of Calgary’s campus allows our guests to have... More 

Guelph, Canada
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25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

NOTE The building houses the Hotel Alma on the top two floors and the Seasonal Residence at Alma on the lower floors. The Seasonal Residence is only available in the summer and the Hotel Alma year-round. The Hotel Alma is definitely a hotel, which the residence is definitely a dormitory. Be very careful when booking!Atmosphere: Right in the heart of... More 

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

Dear B_and_N_and_5…, thank you very much for sharing your experience of your stay at Seasonal Residence at Alma. We are thrilled to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and we were delighted to learn how well informed you were with the services of Hotel Alma as well as Seasonal Residence at Alma which as you indicated are two... More 

Asheville, North Carolina
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I stayed for five nights and was in the hotel a lot given our professional workshop was held in the hotel, so I was able to see the amenities, staff, facilities, etc. in depth. I have no complaints. It is a clean, friendly, quiet place that is great for a small business or professional workshop right on site, as they... More 

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

Dear scm709, thank you for taking the time to review Hotel Alma and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us and found the amenities, service and location to be great and convenient. Thank you again for the great feedback and we look forward to seeing you again at Hotel Alma on your next visit... More 

Jasper, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I liked my stay at the Hotel Alma, very clean , very organized. When i checked in my room wasnt ready but they checked my bags and i was on with my day. I got back to the hotel later, my room was ready and they had upgraded my room from a one bedroom to a two bedroom. Which was... More 

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

Dear Jessalyn K, we appreciate you taking the time to review Hotel Alma and we are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. The apartment type you booked was a Global Village room which is not part of Hotel Alma but resides in the same building. Those are student apartments during the school year and are... More 

Nova Scotia, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I booked the Hotel Alma through "Hotwire.com" and there were a few things that should have been mentioned : 1/ The booking via Hotwire only applies to student rooms that have been vacated for the summer. Those rooms have one 'double' bed and are quite small. 2/ Parking is $10 more and there are no alternatives to paying as there... More 

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

Hello allbwell, and thank you for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found our property to be clean and secure. To clarify on some of the points you mentioned; although it occupies the same building, Global Village (the student residence floors) are not part of Hotel Alma and you mentioned are available during the summer time... More 

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