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“Consistently Good!” 4 of 5 stars
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Travelodge Calgary University
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2227 Banff Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 4L2, Canada (Formerly "Holiday Inn Express") (Northwest Calgary)   |  
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Ranked #58 of 99 Hotels in Calgary
Rimbey, Alberta, Canada
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17 hotel reviews
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“Consistently Good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

I have stayed here several times and it is always good, the rooms are more than large enough, it's always clean and the service friendly, although on my last visit I thought the breakfast guy was a bit grumpy. The breakfast is nothing fancy but it is adequate and the coffee tastes great! There are in room movies to rent and a reasonable selection of cable channels and he wifi is good. Plus the location is great with the very quiet c-train station just up the road and several places to eat within walking distance

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TlodgeUnv, General Manager at Travelodge Calgary University, responded to this review, September 24, 2012
Thank you so much for your patronage. And thank you for sharing your several experiences at our hotel with the world.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be.

Again, thank you for sharing your experince with the world and if I can be of assistance to you, please don't hesitate to contact me directly at 403 289-6600.


Sincerely,
Kobbie Larbi
General Manager
Travelodge Calgary University
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Vancouver
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34 reviews 34 reviews
28 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Good breakfast with waffles, HB eggs, yogurt, fruit, breads, etc. Lots to eat. The room was quite large with a large counter in the bathroom, big fridge, microwave, etc. $119 plus tax was quite reasonable for the quality of the room, the service, breakfast, and location right on the highway if you are passing through Calgary.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TlodgeUnv, General Manager at Travelodge Calgary University, responded to this review, September 25, 2012
Thank you very much for sharing your experience with the world regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

We will continue to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We hope to be of service to you in the very near future.

Again, thank you for sharing your experience with the world and if I can be of assistance to you, don't hesitate to contact me directly at 403 289-6600.


Sincerely,
Kobbie Larbi
General Manager
Travelodge Calgary University
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Oshawa, Canada
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75 reviews 75 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We stayed here for four nights on our recent visit to Calgary and found this hotel to be adequate. The rooms are clean and large - lots of space which was great. The morning breakfast was average, and as it was a buffet you could take food back to your room but the little cups they give you for juice are a joke - kids Dixie cups are bigger. However the coffee was good and plentiful and there is a waffle machine for the kids. We lived on bagels and fresh fruit while we stayed there. Rooms all have fridges and microwaves so this is very convenient if you bring in fast food or sandwich fixings. The outdoor pool is shared with the sister hotel next door but has a high fence so you have lots of privacy, and it is quite large, with deck chairs, tables and loungers all around. Since it stays light late in Calgary in the summer the pool is open late as well which is a nice change. The staff at the front desk were very helpful and did their best to respond to requests for help from the guests (for example an air conditioner, an in-room coffee maker or a toilet that needed fixing) - they addressed the issues right away. For a budget hotel this one was better than most.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms overlook the parking lot but have blackout curtains - we found this more convenie...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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TlodgeUnv, General Manager at Travelodge Calgary University, responded to this review, August 22, 2012
Thank you for share your experience with the world regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We hope to be of service to you in the future.

Again, thank you for sharing your experince with the world and if I can be of assistance to you, don't hesitate to contact me directly at 403 289-6600.


Sincerely,
Kobbie Larbi
General Manager
Travelodge Calgary University
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Edmonton, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

Took me a while to choose among the myriad of accommodation in Calgary, but needing to access SAIT, UofA and Foothills Hospital during my 10 days stay, the Travelodge University was indeed a strategic hub and I could not have chosen any better. C-train and bus stops were a mere stone's throw away and the abundance of restaurants within walking distance was indeed a convenience, specially during breakfast when they have not altered the choices one bit during my entire stay. Grocery spots are nearby as well.

Staff went beyond their normal duties when they offered to make sure to fax a document I was having difficulty sending - little things do matter. Thank you. Much appreciate it.

Room was more than adequate, well lit, and with a study table crucial during my stay. And for a pet friendly room, it was a pleasant surprise it didn't smell like it. However, make sure to seal the lower edge of your door with cloth or towel during cleaning hours as the overpowering smell from the smoking room section permeates the corridor and find its way to your room, more so if you leave your windows open for fresh air. If you need to study during your stay, or just want peace and quiet try to choose a room away from the main corridors or driveway as it can oftentimes get busy. It really does pay to do your homework first, research the place through the experience of others before you, then decide on the facts at hand.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Travelodge Calgary University, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thank you for taking the time out of your schedule to share your experience regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We hope to be of service to you in the future.

Again, thank you for sharing your experince with the world and if I can be of assistance to you, don't hesitate to contact me directly at 403 289-6600.


Sincerely,
Kobbie Larbi
General Manager
Travelodge Calgary University
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2012

Stayed for two nights on a business trip. The rooms are HUGE, although the furnishings and bedding have seen better days. Everything is very clean, and the staff are excellent. Can't beat fresh waffles at continental breakfast every morning. Within walking distance to lots of chain restaurants including Denny's. One star off because I think the rooms could use a makeover, but I was really impressed at how great a value this place was.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at Travelodge Calgary University, responded to this review, June 26, 2012
Thank you for sharing your experience with the world regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

At the Travelodge Calgary University, we strive to make each and every guest experience the best it can be. We hope to be of service to you in the very near future.

Again, thank you for sharing your experience and if I can be of assistance to you, don't hesitate to contact me directly at 403 289-6600.


Sincerely,
Kobbie Larbi
General Manager
Travelodge Calgary University
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Saskatoon, Canada
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297 reviews 297 reviews
65 hotel reviews
Reviews in 70 cities Reviews in 70 cities
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

We stayed here for one night, while passing through Calgary and really enjoyed our stay. The room was tidy, quite large, friendly staff and we loved the location. We really enjoyed the in room mini fridge and the continental breakfast was a complete surprise and had a great selection, including make your own waffles! A great value overall!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TlodgeUnv, General Manager at Travelodge Calgary University, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to share your experience regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

Please know that your feedback is extremely valuable to us and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be. We hope to be of service to you in the future.


Sincerely,
Kobbie Larbi
General Manager
Travelodge Calgary University
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Chase, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

This is a facility that I have stayed at many times over the years, and as it is the host hotel once a year for the TICA Cat Show, the hotel offers the CaT Association a reduced rate for the rooms. Certain restrictions apply of course but the hotel and staff are very accomodating to the Judges and Exhibitors attending the show. The great breakfast now offers pancakes and waffles along with hard cooked eggs, fresh fruits, yoghurt, juices etc etc and great coffee! A blessing fof the Exhibitors who face a long anxious very busy weekend.
This facility as well as all Travelodges that I am aware of offers a great discount for people who must travel and stay in a hotel during hospital treatments that don't require an overnight in the hospital as well as extending the discount to family members of the patient(s) as well.
Very clean facility with an outdoor pool, guest services and friendly staff. VERY accomodating.

Room Tip: This is not a noisy area but the back entrance and rooms at the back are quieter - overlooks the pa...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TlodgeUnv, General Manager at Travelodge Calgary University, responded to this review, May 30, 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time out of your schedule to sharing your experience at our hotel. At the Travelodge Calgary university, we do not only meet our guest's expectations but also exceed them.

Comments such as yours would not only cheer our team up but also encourage us to continue providing; service quality, clean rooms, and the right amenities for our valuable guests.

We greatly value your compliments and welcome the opportunity to serve the entire TICA Cat Show group next year.


Regards,
Kobbie Larbi
General Manager
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Address: 2227 Banff Trail NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 4L2, Canada (Formerly "Holiday Inn Express")
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #58 of 99 Hotels in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Travelodge Calgary University 2*
Number of rooms: 63
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