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Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I travelled with a group for a sporting event and was surprised how clean the hotel was. This place is great for long stay with a group. The service was good, fitness room was adequate, had 1 stationary bike, 1 eliptical and 1 treadmill, with towels, tv and water. I never went into the pool or hot tub, but it... More 

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Alberta, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were in Calgary for a concert and needed a cheap place to stay the night. After reading the reviews, we chose this hotel. We checked in at around 11:30 at night and were pleased with our room. It was a bit outdated, but very clean. The bathroom was a good size and it was nice to have a kitchenette... More 

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Winnipeg
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Originally booked 2 nights in this hotel, one on our way to our destination and one on the way home. We ended up canceling the second night and booking somewhere else. Its a very basic hotel, no heavy window coverings in the room, just sheer curtains that let the very early sunshine beam in and woke us all up. Very... More 

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EconoInnsSuites, Front Office Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for writing a review about us. I'm sorry to hear that we did not live up to you expectations. You are correct though, we are a basic economy brand hotel. We are the perfect option for a guest looking for a great price on a room. With the sheers, there are actually thick black out blinds in all... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have stayed here many times over the years and is our only choice when coming into Calgary. Great service from all staff, Rory has been exceptionial in our dealings, as has Keri. The Lodge staff treat us with a ton of respect. Kids love the pool, and the continental breakfast meets ours needs to start the day. We always... More 

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EconoInnsSuites, Front Office Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University, responded to this review

Hey Dwayne Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review about us, I really appreciate it! I look forward to your next visit. Rory Siddall Front Desk Supervisor EconoLodge Inn & Suites University More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel meets it's standards in cleanliness, bedding and breakfast, but don't expect anything else! I stayed here in room 101 on 7/31/15 and due to forgetfulness left a large sum of money($2900 USD) tucked away in the pillowcase. Now I can kick myself from here to kingdom come about that and realize that it was my responsibility, I am... More 

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EconoInnsSuites, Front Office Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University, responded to this review

Thank you for taking your comments to tripadvisor. We would like to take this opportunity to clarify a few items that you neglected to mention and as a General Manager of a Hotel down in the USA we would like to think you would have been more honest about the situation. On Saturday August 1st our Front Desk received a... More 

Drumheller, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've stayed here twice now & found both stays to be excellent. I work for a Hotel in another city, so I know what to watch for, and can say this spot is solid (not that I am picky though, by any means). Just saying this is a viable option & I would definitely stay again. Rooms are clean, well... More 

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EconoInnsSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. We're so glad to hear that we are doing it right and we hope the next time you come to Calgary we show you another great stay! More 

Toronto, Canada
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70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is one of many hotels on a short strip of Banff Trail, just off the Trans Canada. I picked this hotel because it was one of the lowest priced options with good reviews on both Google and tripadvisor. I stayed here this past week on the fourth floor of the tower, which is all non smoking. It was a... More 

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EconoInnsSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful commetns regarding our staff and facilities. We take pride in our hotel and it is always appreciated when we receive a review such as this. We hope to see you again the next time you are in town! More 

Victoria, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

it was very wonderful hotel really, and the breakfast was continental, the services is 24 hour. besides, parking lots are available and if it busy they could solve your problem in friendly way. Thanks for this hotel I enjoy in my trip because this hotel.

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EconoInnsSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University, responded to this review

Thank you for you comments. We're hope that your next stay is even better than the last! More 

Alberta, Canada
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Clean rooms, comfortable beds, very close to C-Train station, good amenities like quest laundry, pool, hot tub, fitness room and included a continental breakfast etc. Parking included. A large selection of travel brochures for other Calgary and area attractions. Staff had a billboard for Stampede events and lots of "Must do" brochures.

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EconoInnsSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. On behalf of everyone we thank you for your wonderful comments as Stampede can be hectic we always go the extra mile to make sure our guests are comfortable and can fully take advantage of all the city has to offer during that time. We hope to... More 

Saigon
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I booked online and chose a slightly more expensive "Courtyard Room", thinking it would be quieter than a regular room. However, the name is a misnomer - it's really a "Parking Lot" room. It was in a typical two-storey motel building with access to the upper rooms via a balcony. My room was had a kitchenette, but it was old... More 

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EconoInnsSuites, Guest Relations Manager at Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us. We're sorry to hear you did not like the Motel Style side of the hotel; however we are glad you enjoyed our Tower section and ended up having a better stay. Our Courtyard rooms are exterior entrance and the particular section you chose is where all our... More 

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