I've stayed at Alma several times now and enjoy being on campus and away from downtown. Parking is eight per day with in and out privileges and bonus C-train station or major bus meeting point near hotel on campus for easily getting to meetings but not needing to worry about finding expensive city centre parking. The hotel is at least as nice as a Holiday Inn or Best Western and has it's own arty-modern style. Large flat screen tvs in rooms, free wi-fi, free long distance. Access to adjacent university pool and rec centre/olympic oval skating/running track. Free continental breakfast. The hotel restaurant has a small menu but high quality delicious offerings and a decent wine list. Can be a little loud on a Thursday (party) night on campus if uni session is on but the windows in rooms are thick. Oddly the ceilings are ugly, but linens and rooms otherwise very clean and newest decor. Especially like the original artworks and fabrics in upholstered chairs. At the time I write this review if you contact hotel directly by phone for booking and quote a discount code shown under reservations on their website you can get a discount. Otherwise look for excellent rates at online booking agencies especially for weekends.
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- Set in the vibrant heart of the University of Calgary campus, Hotel Alma treats guests to gracious service, friendly rates, and a host of accommodating spaces. Alma features 96 rooms and suites, a stylish bistro, and group meeting facilities for up to 125 people. Rates include continental breakfast, access to campus fitness facilities, wireless internet, local calls and long distance calls in Canada and the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). ... more less
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