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“Not up to scratch” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Ambassador Motor Inn

Ambassador Motor Inn
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Ambassador Motor Inn
802 16th Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 1K8, Canada (Northeast Calgary)   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #85 of 98 hotels in Calgary
Brisbane, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Not up to scratch”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

For the money we paid, the quality was poor. A great location however if you need to get to the aiport (10 min drive). Front desk staff were helpful and friendly. Our two rooms needed repair, one tv wasn't working, coffee maker broken, one fridge missing, windows weren't secure and housekeepers a little on the noisey side in the morning. The motel didn't give us a safe vibe.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012 via mobile

We just found this place after driving 10 hours so we said screw it let's just come here. I have been to both motels and hotels and preferred hotels because every motel I went in was gross and dirty. The outside was a little off putting, but the rooms were alright, but clean. The beds were VERY comfortable, the best sleep I have had in ages. The air conditioner was a huge plus and worked great. We went for dinner at the Ambers Restaurant and it was amazing. Double the portions you would get at a regular restaurant, and cheap too. All of the staff for the restaurant and motel were awesome. They were very friendly and chatty. We forgot our camera charger and battery in the room when we checked out and had absolutely no problem getting them back.as I said before, the best motel/hotel experience of my life. He rooms could do with an upgrade, but everything else was perfect. Would definitely stay there again the next time I am in Calgary.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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calgary
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I stayed at the Ambassador Motor Inn in January for work. I can to check in and I was told by the lady at the desk that they had a room that has 2 beds in seperate bedrooms and a little kitchen for $20.00 more. Much better then just 2 beds in a room. She showed me both room and I went with the seperate beds. It is a great little room. I liked all the staff I met there, very friendly and helpful. It was a nice place to stay. Close to everywhere I had to go. I went and tried out their restaurant and it was a great place to eat. On Wednesday's they have a ukrainian platter that was as good as my Grandmas. I will stay there everytime I come to Calgary!!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2011

I just spent the Canada Day Long Weekend in Calgary and stayed at the Ambassador. The motel definitely needs an upgrade with paint, swimming pool, and the entire facade (it looks like from the 60s). Otherwise, no big deal, the staff were very friendly and chatty, and provided tips about places to go during the long weekend, fireworks, parks, etc. Nothing was stolen from my room and/or my car and the room was very clean. No bed bugs or nothing of that nature. AC, TV, and coffee maker were in good condition. The food at Amber's restaurant was also great and the waitresses friendly. Here is a short video about the Ambassador: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plhHTgbG878

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2010

Stay here if you want... goods stolen out of your hotel room, people who know nothing about customer service, and house keepers who continually walk in on you while you're sleeping! Worst stay I've ever had.... DON"T STAY HERE!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Montreal, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

We stayed there for only a few hours, in room 79, as we had to escape and sleep in the car due to the bedbugs!

My boyfriend and I were lying in bed under the covers watching t.v. when I felt something crawl over my arm. I threw back the covers and lo and behold, a bed bug. We jumped out of the bed horrified, and then I found two more! ARGH! When we headed down to the front desk with the dastardly bed bugs in a styrofoam cup, the clerk said that she would call the exterminator the next day, and refunded our money, although we still had to sleep in the car as they were no other hotels available. I highly suggest that you avoid this hotel for quite a while... bedbugs are very difficult to get rid of and they can travel between rooms. If one room has bedbugs, it is very likely that there are several others infested, and you really don't want to be bringing bedbugs home as souvenirs.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hinton
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2010

I have NEVER met such IGNORANT people. If this is the service that you receieve, staying at a hotel, I have no idea how these people stay in business.The rate quoted on the phone was 69.00, when we arrived it jumped to 89.00 final story!! The clerk was extremley rude. When we told her we were not taking the room as it was TOTALLY DISGUSTING!!!!! she said to me, "well this will not be happening again" and I told her, you are right, it won't becuase we will never be coming back. To that she replied "good" I told her with we weren't coming back because of her patheic attitude, she then looked at me said "my attitude?" I then told her, she certainly should not be working in the Customer Service Field. She said I will return your money this time but never again. We didnt even rec a service why wouldn't you return our money. I work in a major hotel, and I am pretty sure if I treated people the way this people treat their guest I would be out of a job! Keep on going!!!!!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ambassador Motor Inn

Address: 802 16th Avenue NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 1K8, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northeast Calgary
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #85 of 98 hotels in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Ambassador Motor Hotel Calgary
Ambassador Hotel Calgary

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