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Holiday Inn Calgary Airport
Ranked #62 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
Saskatoon, Canada
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Okay, but not the typical Holiday Inn experience”
Reviewed October 14, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights over Thanksgiving weekend. We normally really like the Holiday Inn brand. The hotel helped us with our request in letting us have a main floor room. There also is an area of covered parking, which is nice. Unfortunately, upon checking into our room, I immediately could smell a terrible smell of cigarette smoke, with the odor being worse in the bathroom. My sinuses burned from the smell, as I have a slight allergy to the smoke, but I lived with it.

The room was a decent size and very clean, so no problems there. Hubby was impressed with the large TV and HD channels. Having a mini bar area with cupboards, microwave, and fridge was nice (no freezer). Air conditioning and furnace worked well (we used both at different times of the day). We had a really good sleep, the option of having two different firmness of pillows was nice, and the beds were super comfy.

One thing we really missed from the usual Holiday Inn hotel experience was a continental breakfast. We got a few groceries the night before so we could make our own breakfast in our room, but it is nice to just go to the continental and then you don't have to worry about doing this.

Another unfortunate thing was the water temp. I definitely was woken up in the morning as the shower I had was no warmer than lukewarm. I wasn't super happy about this. When I made a bath for my 3-year-old son, even he said he was cold and had to get out.

After spending the cool fall day at Calaway Park, we were pretty chilled. When hubby went to shower and only got lukewarm water, he was mad and went to the front desk about it. We did get really good service when the (manager, I think) came to check it out. He did offer us to move to the room across from us with no water issues and a nicer smelling bathroom/room. He said it was likely an issue with the boilers as they have 2 boiler rooms, and that's why our room was affected and the other one not. The smell I think had something to do with the vents.

Anyway, he offered us some breakfast vouchers and some money off our room. That made it better, and you could tell he wanted to make it up.

The pool was nice and actually warm. Some hotel swimming pools are so cold you can hardly stand it. The hot tub could be bumped up a few degrees, but it was I nice size and actually clean.

Would I stay here again? Probably. Overall, it was a good experience.

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Noel M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Calgary Airport, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your most recent experience at the Holiday Inn Calgary Airport. I am sorry for the inconvenince you went through inregards to the hot water issue and the smell of the room once you walked in. I will be taking these concerns to my Housekeeping Manager and Maintanence Manager. I hope that you provide us another opportunity to be of service to you again the next time you visit Calgary.
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We have stayed here before we have to fly home and it has been upgraded since then. Brilliant location for airport, spotless, comfortable, ground floor room nice and comfy, and upgraded. Would recommend this to anyone.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Noel M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Calgary Airport, responded to this review, October 15, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your stay here at the Holiday Inn Calgary Airport. I am happy to hear that you are happy with the recent renovations that we did to our hotel. I hope that we will be able to be of service to you again in the near future.
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Natchitoches, Louisiana
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21 reviews
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

I chose this hotel because it was near the airport, but was wowed by what a wonderful Holiday Inn it was. There was a hotel/airport shuttle as expected, but the driver was pleasant and polite. Registration went quickly and the staff was very helpful with my needs. I was able to print out my boarding passes for my early a.m. flight with no problems at their business center, which saved me time in the morning. My room was large and very quiet, which was wonderful. The morning shuttle was on time, so there was no delay getting to the airport.
The hotel was clean, well run and pleasant. I'd certainly stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
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Noel M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Calgary Airport, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your stay here at the Holiday Inn Calgary Airport. I am happy to hear that your stay with us was an enjoyable one. I hope that we are able to be of sefvice to you again if you are ever visiting Calgary. Once again, thank you for staying with us.
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Regina, Canada
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

Located on the East side of town, this Holiday Inn has been recently renovated. It is close to the Airport, but bot so close that all you hear are airplanes landing and taking off. Located just off the Trans Canada Highway, this hotel gives you quick access to all of Calgary.

The newly renovated rooms are well appointed and very quiet. The front office staff are friendly and very helpful.

This is a must stay location.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
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Noel M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Calgary Airport, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your recent stay here at the Holiday Inn Calgary Airport. We are happy that you were able to enjoy your stay. We hope to be the hotel of choice the next time you are visiting the Calgary area.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed September 9, 2013

really enjoyed my stay with my buddies, staff were very friendly and cooperative....property were so clean and nicely maintained....worth staying....did not get chance visit swimming pool and other amenities.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Noel M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Calgary Airport, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for posting your comments regarding your most recent stay here at the Holiday Inn Calgary Airport. We had just finished renovations on our Jacuzzi Suites and we are happy that you were able to enjoy the room. We look forward to being of service to you again in the near future.
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Edmonton
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed September 7, 2013

While searching our GPS for a place to it, we picked this place based on it's name "Sunset Grill".
We figured, why not?

We parked at the Holiday Inn, and proceeded upstairs to the restaurant. We were immediately greeted and seated. Table cloths, and fabric napkins - it felt a little fancier than we expected. The prices were very reasonable, and average price.
Our waiter arrived and was very pleasant.
The kids picked from the kids menu (normal kids fare) and the adults choose from the regular menu.
The food was good, and the price was right. Turns out that kids eat free on certain nights, so that was a nice bonus.
The restaurant was very quiet - we were there on a Sunday right around supper time.

We would likely eat there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Noel M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Calgary Airport, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for posting your comments regarding your dining experience in our Restaurant. We are happy that we were able to exceed your expectations. I hope that upon your next stay, you will be able to stay and utilize our guest rooms.
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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2013 via mobile

Chcked in after my flight to Toronto was cancelled. Read some of the reviews that didnt paint a very nice picture, but they must have pulled their socks up. Front desk staff was friendly and welcoming. The rooms are nice and new, clean, and stocked with all the amenities. I went down to the bar/lounge. Good food and friendly service at reasonable prices. Would defiantly stay here again.

Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
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Noel M, General Manager at Holiday Inn Calgary Airport, responded to this review, September 11, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post your comments regarding your most recent here at Holiday Inn Calgary Airport. We have taken steps to ensure that our customer service levels have improved and it is nice to see that our staff have exceeded your expecatations. We hope that we will be your hotel of choice the next time you are in this area.
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Property: Holiday Inn Calgary Airport
Address: 1250 McKinnon Dr NE, Calgary, Alberta T2E 7T7, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northeast Calgary
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #62 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Holiday Inn Calgary Airport 3.5*
Number of rooms: 168
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the fully renovated Holiday Inn Calgary Airport Hotel. This 100% n on smoking, family friendly Calgary hotel is located near beautiful downtown Calgary and close to the Calgary International Airport At Holiday Inn Calgary Airport, guests have access to the following destinations and attractions: Business: Shaw, Atco Gas, UPS, Coca company, etc. Leisure: including the Calgary Zoo, Sunridge Mall, Calgary Stampede and Barlow Trail Restaurants and entertainment facilities. Discover modern amenities and decor in our guest rooms and suites, including 32-inch LCD televisions, refrigerators, microwaves, and ergonomic chairs, just to name a few. You can also stay connected with friends, family, or the office via our complimentary high-speed Internet access throughout the hotel as well as our business centre. We also offer 2124 sq. ft. of meeting space with conference and catering services. Relax after a long day in our heated indoor pool, hot tub or workout in our fully equipped fitness room. Grab a bite at the Sunset Grill with a wide variety of dishes or unwind with one of our feature cocktails in the Twelve Fifty Lounge. Other features include a complimentary shuttle, plenty of free parking during your stay, in house guest laundry facility and Priority Club points or Air Miles. Find what you re looking for and so much more at the brilliant Holiday Inn Calgary Airport. Relax, It's Holiday Inn. ... more   less 
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