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“Upgraded but charged extra night” 3 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 #26 of 102 Hotels in Calgary
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Vancouver, Canada
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18 hotel reviews
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“Upgraded but charged extra night”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2012 via mobile

I had a second unexpected night in Calgary due to a winter storm. I booked the room late at night and was pleased to receive a discounted rate and upgraded room at no extra charge. The room itself was a one bedroom suite, very spacious. It was quiet, the bed was comfortable. The location was probably good but in a snowstorm it wasn't a priority.
The only reason I didn't rate this a 4 or 5 stars was that I needed a late checkout the next day due to a teleconference that was going lo ger than expected. The normal checkout was 11, all they could offer was noon, and they indicated I needed to book for another day to stay later than that. I ended up attempting to check out at 2:30pm and was informed I would be charged an extra day anyways. I will not return, which is a shame as I travel for business to Calgary quite often and otherwise I would stay at this property again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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  • 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
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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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Calgary, Canada
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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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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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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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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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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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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:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Calgary
#17 Business Hotel in Calgary
#19 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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