We were having trouble finding a hotel close to the University as there was a special event going on that weekend in Calgary. In desperation we booked this Hotel??? Motel in spite of the reviews. We booked 5 nights through bookings.com and had to pay the full cost upfront which was not a problem.
When we arrived at the motel at about 8:30pm after flying in from Toronto we were told we would not get our room keys unless we paid $250 as a security deposit which was not mentioned anywhere in our confirmation. Then on our way to the room the hallways stank of Indian spices and cooking. We asked a staff member later about this and they told us that the owners were Indian and they had a lot of guests from that part of the world who brought hot plates and did their own cooking in their room. I thought that was a fire hazard!!! The room itself was basically ok. It was clean and had, what appeared to be, some newer furnishings although the bathroom had mold on the walls and ceiling. The breakfast they advertise as included in the extortionate room rate was basically some cereal, toast and muffins. Although the Waffles which you made yourself were good. Over the 5 days they ran out of basically everything at one time or another. Staff indicated they could not do anything about it as the owner would not order any more. I will seriously have to consider if I will ever stay at a Ramada again after this experience. Suggestion - take pictures of the room condition when you arrive and, with a staff member present, at the time you leave otherwise you leave yourself open to be charged for damages. Needless to say we would never stay here again and are very surprised that Ramada would allow their name to be associated with such a poor establishment.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- *AMENITIES AND SERVICES: King & Queen Beds Free Continental Breakfast Free High Speed Wi-Fi Internet Access Free Local Calls & Incoming Faxes Free Weekday Newspaper Free Parking for Guests Indoor Swimming Pool & Hot Tub Coin Laundry on premises Same Day Dry-cleaning (Weekdays). 100% Non-Smoking Rooms Variety of Restaurants nearby LRT (City Transit) across the street *ATTRACTIONS: McMahon Stadium - 1/4 Mile University of Calgary - 1/4 Mile Foothills Hospital - 2 Miles SAIT / Jubilee Auditorium - 2 Miles Speed Skating Oval - 1/2 Mile Olympic Saddledome - 2 1/2 Miles Stampede Park - 2 1/2 Miles Canada Olympic Park - 3 Miles Calgary Zoo - 3 1/2 Miles Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 10 Miles ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada Limited Calgary Hotel Calgary