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Holiday Inn Express Calgary

2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1020 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J2, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Edmonton, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

I stay here when in Calgary for business. This is a basic hotel that is made better by the great staff. The rooms are clean and include a microwave and fridge which is nice for me as I try not to spend every night eating restaurant food when on a business trip. The gym is basic (treadmill, elliptical and bike)... More

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Brinnon, Washington, United States
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The hotel & staff were very nice, however, not worth $450 per night. I was in town the same time as a large convention, therefore, apparently "rack rates" were thrown out the window. I would think that 100% occupancy would have been enough. The parking was very awkward & difficult to park. However, as I said the staff was very... More

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HIEX, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments about our hotel - I have passed them on to my staff, and they were very appreciative! It is unfortunate that your visit coincided with the Global Petroleum Show which is an international event that attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world. There wasn't a hotel room left in all of Calgary... More

London, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Myself and a colleague stayed here a week. The staff were excellent and friendly. There is a standard free breakfast and the breakfast room is large clean and has a large screen tv. The rooms are spacious and have a fridge, microwave, and large tv. The wireless was not the best with slow access in the evening. There is one... More

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Houston, Texas
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Given the astronomical hotel costs in downtown Calgary, this HIE delivers a quality stay at a reasonable price. The location is phenomenal as it is an easy walk to anything on the west side of downtown. The C-Train stops nearby making it easy to access the rest of downtown and areas beyond. The hotel's exercise room is lousy at best,... More

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HIEX, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing our hotel for your recent stay, and thank you for your positive comments about the hotel! We hope we have the pleasure of serving you when your travels bring you back to Calgary. Thank you again! More

St Austell, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

We're ihg platinum members and normally stay at crowne plazas or holiday inns, this was our first stay at a hix and we were very impressed by our stay. As we were travelling for the first time with our 7month old we contacted the hotel in advance and they happily provided a travel crib free of charge for our use,... More

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HIEX, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review! I know I speak for all of my staff when I say it was our pleasure to have your family stay with us! Your kind words about your experience has given staff morale a huge boost. Thank you again for staying with us, and for posting your review. It is extremely rewarding for all... More

Tunis, Tunisia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Very close to the city center this hotel is clean and modern. I had a suite which was not necessary and make the night too expensive compare the the sandman near by. Internet works well and you can do your laundry. With the little kitchen you will save a lot in restaurant. I recommand it for family who came for... More

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HIEX, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel, and your kind comments about our reception and maintenance team members. Holiday Inn Express hotels pride themselves on their free hot breakfasts. As a Holiday Inn Express, we do not have a restaurant. There are two full-service Holiday Inn hotels in the city that have restaurants, but they don't offer a free breakfast.... More

Victoria, B.C.
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We were in town for a wedding and we did not want to rent a car. I do not know what the room rate was as we did it all through Air Miles Loyalty program. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was just what we needed as it had two comfy queen size beds looking... More

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Victoria, British Columbia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The service at this hotel is good, front desk staff are nice and say hello when you come in. One con was that the room I got had a broken shower rod so it would slide open while I was using it. There ended up being a big puddle of water after each shower on the floor. The bathrooms need... More

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Dear phil4vic, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review regarding your recent stay. It is nice to know that the service received was at par with expectations. I am sorry about the inconvenience you may have had with the shower facility. We appreciate your feedback and your business. We will use your comments to improve our... More

Halifax, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express while I was in town for a convention and all the hotels closer to the convention centre were booked solid. While it was great to get free parking with the room and the front desk staff were extremely friendly, the room itself was a disappointment. The hallway carpets were dirty and the room... More

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HIEX, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at our hotel, and for taking the time to submit your review to TripAdvisor. We appreciate your positive comments about our staff, and the fact that we offer free parking and breakfast. I am certain you would agree that free parking in downtown Calgary represents considerable savings over other downtown hotels. Within the next few months,... More

Calgary, Canada
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44 reviews 44 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

I was concerned that it would be noisy because the hotel is right downtown and there is a bar of some kind next door & it was a Friday night but it was quiet and peaceful all night. As a platinum member they gave me an upgrade to the jacuzzi suite. I couldn't get it to work but I enjoyed... More

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Address: 1020 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Calgary 2.5*
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Calgary, Alberta Hotel Offers Free Parking You'll enjoy an unbeatable location when you stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Calgary, just 15 km from the Calgary International Airport (YYC). Our hotel is also only one block from Calgary's Light Rail Transit (LRT). Want to be in the center of the action in Calgary, Alberta? Our hotel is just minutes from TELUS World of Science, the Pengrowth Saddledome, the Glenbow Museum and other popular attractions in downtown Calgary. Our hotel's guests can see a concert at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, visit history at the Mewata Armoury and shop in the CORE shopping centre. Business travelers also enjoy our close proximity to TELUS Convention Center, Shell Canada, SNC-Lavalin, NEXEN Inc., Husky, ATCO, NOVA Chemicals, Halliburton, the main branch offices for Scotia Bank, RBC and Alberta Treasury Branch, as well as other numerous businesses in downtown Calgary. Lodging here gives you easy access to our 430-sq. ft. meeting room and the business centre. We go beyond the other hotels in Calgary to offer top-quality amenities, from the complimentary hot breakfast bar, fitness centre and currency exchange service to each room's free high-speed Internet access and balcony overlooking downtown Calgary. Our hotel's rooms feature triple-sheeted beds, a workspace, a 27-inch TV with in-room movies, a fridge and a microwave. Our pet-friendly hotel looks forward to serving you. ... more   less 
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