I used my Priority Rewards and stayed here for 2 nights. Front desk staff were very friendly and as a Priority Rewards member I got a free snack. The room wasn't that big but it was clean and we had more than enough space to fit and open our luggage. I could only find 1 free power outlet (coming out of the lamp at the desk). I wanted one near the bed, and there was a power cable near the bed but it was filled with other plugs so I had to unplug a few to charge our electronic devices. No biggie for us but if you have a billion things to charge up, good luck.
Bathroom was clean and we had enough towels. First thing I noticed was the layout - the sink is situated on the outside of the toilet/tub (which is fine), but if you're not careful coming out of the bathroom you can clock someone with the door if they're using the sink! We almost did this a few times. I'm not sure if all the rooms are like this but be careful if yours is! Bathroom feels a tad cramped and the shower pressure wasn't great, but the complimentary toiletries were great! Bed was firm and we had enough pillows for a decent night's sleep.
Wireless internet was a breeze to connect to (you get instructions on how to connect), and it was never flaky. I saw a network cable to connect to on the desk but didn't use it. Mini fridge came in handy to keep our drinks cool. Free newspaper in the morning too which was a nice touch.
Last weird thing is the elevator - we found out it stops in between the 3rd and 4th floor (we were on the 4th) and it was actually faster to carry our luggage up/down the half set of stairs to/from the front desk (which seems to be on the 3rd floor). We were only about 10min drive away from downtown, and we spotted some fast food joints (McD's, Timmies) very close by.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to a Calgary Hotel that Offers Comfort and Convenience Take a video tour of this hotel! The Holiday Inn Calgary Macleod Trail South is ideally located close to Calgary's vibrant downtown core with easy access to Calgary attractions and businesses - as well as the Calgary International Airport (YYC). We provide the ideal address while traveling on business with easy and close access to the downtown core, leave your car with us, we are adjacent to the Calgary Public Transit system giving you easy access to the Downtown Core, Calgary Zoo, Princess Island Park, Glenbow Museum and make sure you visit the cities largest mall; Chinook Centre plus many more attractions. Stay connected anywhere with free wireless/wired Internet access in guest rooms and wireless Internet in the public areas, meeting rooms and restaurant. If you wish to relax at the hotel please visit South 42 Restaurant & Lounge a great place to enjoy a delicious breakfast, luncheon meeting or a quiet dinner for two. Our lounge offers a comfortable atmosphere to relax at the end of a hectic day. When it's time to relax at this Calgary Hotel enjoy the heated indoor pool, 24 hour fitness center and business center. We are also proud to be pet friendly. Holiday Inn Calgary Macleod Trail South is the place to stay and play! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Holiday Inn Calgary-Macleod Trail South Hotel Calgary
- Calgary Holiday Inn