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“Comfortable and clean” 4 of 5 stars
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Holiday Inn Express Calgary
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1020 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J2, Canada   |  
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Ranked #53 of 98 hotels in Calgary
Winnipeg, Canada
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“Comfortable and clean”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Spent one night here when in town for business. Staff was friendly and accomodating. Room was nice and in good condition. Was pleased with the value for the location and the quality of the room. Breakfast was mediocre at best. I did not use or see the pool. Lot's of places to eat and visit within a short walk from here. The C-Train is only 1 block away as well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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HIEX, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to respond to us! We hope to see you again at our hotel and any time if you would like to leave us any feedback regaring how we can improve our breakfast we would love to know!
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
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9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

Lovely newer hotel, spacious double queen room. Love the corner desk. Spotless room. The breakfast room is spacious, easy to get around even when busy, and the food was somehow better than most. Beautiful large pool.

Close to the airport and lots of great restaurant options close to the hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 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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HIEX, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review, June 27, 2013
We are glad that you were able to relax and try to get adjusted after your long trip. We look forward to you staying with us again in the future!
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10 hotel reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013 via mobile

Very clean,friendly staff, ultra comfortable bed. Love the balcony!Neighborhood seems a little iffy but we are very happy. Price was high but not out of line for Calgary and we had priority points to use :) ctrain was just a few blocks away.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIEX, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay with us especially when using your points! We appreciate your review and are glad you were happy with our property! We are hoping with the improvement of the West End Community Association we will see some growth and light added to our community soon, and hopefully the next time you return you will see the difference. Thank you again for your time and leaving your feedback.
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

I would recommend this hotel if you're looking for a hotel that has good value. Breakfast is included in the rate which is always a plus. I found the service here to be very good as well. The only downside was the elevators took a long time, but you can always take the stairs! My room was actually right outside the elevator, but I didn't get woken up once so the rooms are very quiet!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 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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HIEX, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review with us and we hope you will choose us again! We have received feedback regarding our elevator and I do apologize it can be a bit slow at times. We are currently working on including a second elevator in our renovations that we have started and look forward to its completion! We are happy you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you back in the future.
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Urbandale, Iowa
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

Overall, the hotel was nice and clean. The location is nice, walking distance to many bars restaurants. The hotel was typical of Holiday Inn, but the staff was exceptional. The staff was quite knowledgable of the area and did a great job recommending activities and restaurants for my group. I would definitely stay again if I was in the area. Only downside was that the rooms were very expensive, $250+ per night.

  • Stayed August 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIEX, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
I would like to thank you for your kind comments regarding our staff. We really enjoy being able to accomodate all of our guests and make them feel as if they are at home with us. We understand that Calgary can be quite expensive and we do really appreciate you choosing to stay with us regardless. We hope that you will choose to stay with us again in the future and will continue to strive to provide the best service we can!
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Delta, BC
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
48 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2013

I have stayed at this hotel on average of about once per month for the last year and a half. The staff is excellent, the location is and the building, while older, is clean. It is a good value for something on the edge of downtown Calgary which is probably one of the most expensive cities for hotels in Canada.

The rooms all have wired and wireless internet options. The wireless is generally good but if you use a VPN then you will want the wired option. If find the beds to be comfortable if not luxurious and all rooms I have stayed in have a balcony. They are expanding the breakfast bar which will be a positive addition. The business centre is small but has free access to a printer. The biggest plus is the staff who all provide friendly, helpful service.

Be prepared for a 10 minute walk into the core of downtown. Not a big deal unless it's minus 30. Cab service is quite fast unless there is extreme weather. There are good restaurants in the core but nothing that is really close (as in next door) to the hotel. The area wasn't great a few years ago but is changing for the better with the expansion of the train line and the overall growth of the city. I never feel in danger when walking around the hotel. They also have a security guard on the property at night.

This property has a great balance of location and relative value for the area. However, set your expectations correctly. If you want luxury, views and pampering this is not the hotel for you. If you functional, clean and good service then you will be happy with this Holiday Inn Express.

Room Tip: It's a bit quieter in the rooms in the back of the hotel
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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HIEX, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review, February 19, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to write a review for us and for choosing to stay with us on your trips to Calgary. I am also glad to hear that the breakfast bar expansions seem to be very positive with all of our guests. We look forward to the upgrades that will be occuring in our property and improving so we can contimue to serve all of our guests in the future as well! We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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New Westminster, Canada
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48 reviews 48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Wow, have stayed in a lot of hotels, but this was one of the best. Given a room on the back of the hotel, had a nice little balcony, windows opened and it was very neat and clean. Certainly will stay at this hotel again, but it was pricey as are most downtown Calgary hotels.

Room Tip: Ask for a room on the backside of the hotel, 2nd. floor, they have balconies
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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HIEX, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I am glad to hear that you were happy with our property and your room! We hope to have you return and feel free to contact us to request your preferred room again.
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Address: 1020 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J2, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
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Ranked #53 of 98 hotels in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Calgary 2.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Calgary, Alberta Hotel Offers Free Parking You'll enjoy an unbeatable location when you stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Calgary, just 15 km from the Calgary International Airport (YYC). Our hotel is also only one block from Calgary's Light Rail Transit (LRT). Want to be in the center of the action in Calgary, Alberta? Our hotel is just minutes from TELUS World of Science, the Pengrowth Saddledome, the Glenbow Museum and other popular attractions in downtown Calgary. Our hotel's guests can see a concert at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, visit history at the Mewata Armoury and shop in the CORE shopping centre. Business travelers also enjoy our close proximity to TELUS Convention Center, Shell Canada, SNC-Lavalin, NEXEN Inc., Husky, ATCO, NOVA Chemicals, Halliburton, the main branch offices for Scotia Bank, RBC and Alberta Treasury Branch, as well as other numerous businesses in downtown Calgary. Lodging here gives you easy access to our 430-sq. ft. meeting room and the business centre. We go beyond the other hotels in Calgary to offer top-quality amenities, from the complimentary hot breakfast bar, fitness centre and currency exchange service to each room's free high-speed Internet access and balcony overlooking downtown Calgary. Our hotel's rooms feature triple-sheeted beds, a workspace, a 27-inch TV with in-room movies, a fridge and a microwave. Our pet-friendly hotel looks forward to serving you. ... more   less 
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