Just returned from another stay at this Travelodge and I was not disappointed. This makes probably stay number 8 and every time I have found the staff friendly and knowledgeable, the rooms clean, the hot water fast and plentiful, and the breakfast filling. Whenever we're to stay near the University of Calgary this is my "go-to" hotel. This time the stay was $93 plus tax -- very reasonable for Calgary and for this level of hotel.
The location is extremely convenient to the University, the LRT system (Banff Trail station is a short walk down the street, McMahon stadium, shopping and major roads. There are convenient restaurants just out the back door though sadly the Red Lobster has not reopened since the fire last year and rumor is that it may not reopen. There is a Denny's, Phils, McDonalds and other similar fare available without having to hop in your car and drive around.
The breakfast is plentiful with belgian waffles, hard-boiled eggs, yogurt, fruit, cereal, bread, bagels, pastries and coffee, milk and juices. I always look forward to the hot waffle as a treat. They do keep the coffee station setup all day long along with hot water and a small selection of teas for those who want a cup during the day. That's a nice touch.
As I mentioned, the rooms are always clean as are the hallways leading to the room. The decor is basic but clean and given the price of the room and decent breakfast offerings, I always find value here. The rooms are outfitted with a large, flat screen TV, plenty of counter space in the bathroom, decent sized refridgerator, microwave, and nice sized desk. I guess my only complaint relates to the placement of the outlets in the room -- they are there but you have to hunt a bit. This is a throw-back relating to the age of the hotel. This is a very minor complaint given that there are plenty of outlets to be found for plugging in our various electronic devices. The beds are adequate but it would be nice to have an extra pillow.
What I find interesting is that in the 2 years we've been coming to this hotel, I recognize the same staff behind the counter. Yes there have been a couple new faces but mostly it's the same and that speaks volumes about management.
As I mentioned, this is my "go-to" hotel in Calgary and one I do recommend to friends and family who are looking for a reasonably priced, clean hotel.
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