This hotel could be so much better if the owner's made a few maintenance improvements.
Entering the room we were hit by a wave of musk, but nothing a quick use of the a/c couldn't remove. The room was incredibly dark. There was only one working light bulb at the entrance and two in the bathroom. Unfortunately we couldn't switch because the hotel was at capacity.
The hotel has free wifi, which is surprisingly fast.
Overnight the room got very cold and we were unable to make the heater work. Also during the night we could hear traffic through the thin exterior walls, although the walls between rooms were satisfactory. In the morning there was a satisfying continental breakfast.
I highly recommend booking early and online. We overheard some people who hadn't booked ahead getting quoted rates almost double what we paid.
This by any means is not a great hotel, but it's okay for a quick night sleep.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Canadas Best Value Inn Calgary/Chinook Station offers the most value for your money when staying for business, pleasure, or just passing through. We offer clean spacious rooms, free continental breakfast, a guest laundry facility, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. All guest rooms include mini-fridge, coffeemaker, hairdryer, 32 inch flat panel cable TV, iron, ironing board, desk with lamp, table with chairs, free local calls, a balcony and wake-up service. Take advantage of our extremely comfortable beds and relax while saving money year-round with our Kids Stay Free Policy (17 and under in parent's room). For your convenience our hotel is a 100 percent smoke-free property. Pets are welcome, restrictions and charges apply. We are centrally located on Macleod Trail SW, and are near local attractions such as Glenbow Museum, Heritage Park Historical Village, and Calgary Zoo. Canadas Best Value Inn Calgary/Chinook Station is your best choice within the largest city in Alberta, Canada. We offer ideal accommodations and location whether you are in town for entertainment, music and food festivals, sightseeing, wildlife activities or simply passing through on your way to Red Deer or Edmonton. At Canadas Best Value Inn Calgary/Chinook Station our goal is to provide our guests a great experience, not just a place to stay. At Canadas Best Value Inn Calgary/Chinook Station, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Express Calgary Hotel Calgary