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“Home away from home” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Ramada Calgary Downtown

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Ramada Calgary Downtown
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   708 8th Avenue South West, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H2, Canada   |  
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Ranked #59 of 98 hotels in Calgary
Kamloops, Canada
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I have been staying at the Ramada Calgary Downtown for a number of years now, while attending the annual Calgary International Blues Festival. The hotel is in a perfect location, about 15 minutes by foot from the festival grounds, yet close to shopping and sightseeing in the core of the city. Staff have been exemplary, the services top-notch and the accommodations always clean and comfortable. Quite frankly, I have never even considered looking into any other hotels in Calgary - the Ramada Downtown is my Calgary home away from home.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Manager_YYC, Manager at Ramada Calgary Downtown, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Brant Z:
Thank you for your review and for choosing the Ramada whenever your travels bring you to Calgary. We have a longstanding relationship with the Calgary International Blue's Festival and are pleased for the many who make the Ramada their home away from home, year after year. Your comments have been shared with our staff with our sincere thanks. We will look forward to your return next summer.
Best regards,
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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20 hotel reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I stayed recently in Sep13 at Ramada in Calgary. Hotel is conveniently located at the eighth street. Calgary train station at 6th and 7th street is nearby walkable distance from the hotel. Hotel is conveniently located from most of business office in downtown. Quality of breakfast as provided (not complimentary)in morning was good. However Hotel room is not so well maintained. The bathroom tiles were rough cheap quality tiles, black colour carpet in the room floor puts you off immediately when arrive in the hotel room. I have to change the hotel room as, no power adapter was found around the working desk. Also room facing on 7th avenue will have some noise from the Calgary train. There is good indian restaurant raj palace located at 6th avenue is walking distance from hotel

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg, Canada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

It may not be the newest property around and may not have some of the frills but boy do these folks have hospitality nailed. I have been coming here about every 3 months for the past number of years and it keeps getting better. The staff are attentive and polite. Something is very right here because the turnover seems to be non existent. The same staff are there to welcome you every time you come back. I was particularly impressed with the Valet staff. They stole a page out of the Ritz Carleton training. Somehow they know your name and they use it- "welcome back Mr. so and so. How was your day Mr. so and so. Being recognized goes a long way to feeling welcome.The rooms are always clean and the beds comfortable. As a downtown Calgary property, I would highly recommend it and shout out its value!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Hotel_Manager_YYC, Manager at Ramada Calgary Downtown, responded to this review, October 25, 2013
Dear Doug S:
Thank you for the excellent review which was a pleasure to read and has been shared with our employees. You describe the type of guest experience we would like all hotel guests to have and we will do our utmost to continue the standard. Thank you for choosing the Ramada and we look forward to your return stays.
Best regards,
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

The Ramada is a decent hotel near Stephen Ave Walk & the Calgary Tower. We had the executive king bed room. The bed & room was fine but I found the bathroom a bit small. There was no tub & little things like a towel rack were missing. Also not much counter space beside the sink. The decor of the hotel is a dark green blue carpet & tiles near the elevator. This hotel needs an update but other than that our stay was great. The staff at the hotel are very polite, friendly, & helpful. When I tried to print our boarding passes at the business center & the toner was low the manager printed it in his office for us. Now that's service!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Great front desk service- manager was able to help us out with pricing
Beds are excellent- was able to have a great nights sleep even with half our floor partying after a rave all night
hotel restaurant- excellent food for the price, friendly service
within walking distance to great eateries and shops

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

This hotel provides the basic needs for a business trip, but not much more. The rooms are fine. Comfortable bed, TV, and a decent bathroom. But there is no closet nor a minibar to have fresh water at night. All is a little bit old fashioned, from the decor to the elevators. Even the clock at the entrance looks from a couple of decades ago. The location is great. Within few blocks from the main buildings, the mall, public transportation, and the bars of shepherd street. Given that I didn't choose the hotel, I can't compare prices with others, but for me the final bill seemed to be expensive. Overall, if I have to go back to Calgary, I would look for other options, but if I have to stay there again, it will be ok.

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Also Known As:
Ramada Hotel Calgary
Ramada Calgary
Calgary Ramada
Address: 708 8th Avenue South West, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1H2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#34 Family Hotel in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Ramada Calgary Downtown 3*
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