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“Worst place to stay” 1 of 5 stars
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International Hotel Calgary
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   220 4th Ave SW | Alberta, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0H5, Canada   |  
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Ranked #25 of 100 Hotels in Calgary
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Worst place to stay”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2012 via mobile

I was told I had a quiet room - found out that I am facing fourth avenue, can't hear yourself think over the sound of traffic. Totally incompetent staff when trying to get my room changed. Basically, so sad, too bad. You can pay over $200 per night, and can't get a good nights sleep.

Stayed November 2012
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

I was impressed with our room at the International Hotel in Calgary on Fourth St. I like the space throughout the suite. Plenty of room. The room was up to date and very nice. Good location to get around as well. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed November 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
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Hartlepool
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23 reviews 23 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

Hotel is well situated for shopping and restaurants.Also well situated for Heritage Park, Calgary Zoo and the airport.Staff where very friendly.The rooms are very spacious and well furnished, with lovely views from the higher floors. We had an excellent meal at the Sky 360 restaurant in the Calgary tower, with beautiful views of the city as the sun went down and the lights came on.
On the down side the pool area looks a little shabby with no changing area

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Top Contributor
285 reviews 285 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 44 cities Reviews in 44 cities
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here in June. One night after the flight in and three weeks later for one night when we flew out.
Arrived first night. Could check in right away, and received the room we had requested. Clean room and large. 1 double bed and a room with two singles. Why there is a balcony on the top floors I don't know.
Nice view to the right of the river.
The lift sound coming thru the walls is loud in the room. Could hear it the whole night.
The bathroom is tiny for such a big suite, more like a closet.
Morning breakfast were the service personal half asleep. Took forever to get served.
Downtown location is good, restaurants and bars nearby.
On the 2nd night we stayed there on the way back our reservation was misplaced or booked on the wrong day. Not sure what the problem was. Our paper work was correct, her computer was wrong. Finally give a room after 1/2hr wait. Everything good in the end.
We enjoyed the size of the rooms and the location, negatives are the loud lift in the night. We would book again.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver
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92 reviews 92 reviews
39 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

When we first entered the lobby of this hotel in downtown Calgary, we weren't too impressed. However, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the room turned out to be fantastic. We were only here for two nights, but the hotel was a fine, and warm, place to return to. Conveniently located just a couple of blocks from the C train (LRT) and accessible via the enclosed pedestrian walkway that Calgary has around much of the downtown area. We'll stay here again on our next trip to Calgary.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 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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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

The room was quite large, equipped with microwave and refrigerator, kitchen appliances, the furniture was ok and, and with a fair price. The location is very good, with walking distance to most attractions, restaurants and shopping.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled on business
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Saskatchewan, Canada
Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2012 via mobile

This hotel has an all woman's floor for those of you travelling alone. I was pleasantly surprised to find a very nice room after Thinking it was an older hotel. Very clean, salon quality products, women's room had all the amenities you could need including a tassimo coffee machine in the room. Quite expensive but most of downtown is.
Room service was slow to answer the phone but the meals were great!
My only complaint is you have to pay for wifi!?! For 250-300+ a night wifi really should be included!

  • Stayed October 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 220 4th Ave SW | Alberta, Calgary, Alberta T2P 0H5, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Romantic Hotel in Calgary
#16 Business Hotel in Calgary
#28 Family Hotel in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — International Hotel Calgary 3.5*
Number of rooms: 248
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The International Hotel Calgary offer's the best downtown location, great value in room rates, free deluxe buffet breakfast and free WIFI in all guest rooms. All of our Guest Suites include such luxurious amenities as high thread count sheets, pillow top mattress, duvet, and flat screen TV. Our suites range in size from 595 to 750 square feet and offer both living and bedroom spaces. ... more   less 
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