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Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy Area
Ranked #71 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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“Suitable accommodation, mediocre staff.”
Reviewed July 24, 2012

We stayed at the Super 8 Motel in Shawnessy, Calgary for one night during the stampede. The accommodation served the purpose only to sleep, which was exactly what we needed. It was clean and comfortable.

On the downside, we were rudely asked to get out of the elevator when the elevator stopped working (I guess there were too many guests in it). I completely understand being asked to use the stairs if there are too many people in the elevator; however, there's no need to yell or be rude about it! On a different note, the receptionist who checked us in was wonderful!

Great bed, if that's all you need!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

Very convenient to Spruce Meadows. I have been staying here for years, the prices have steadily been going up. This last stay the people upstairs were banging around but that doesn't have anything to do with the property, just inconsiderate guests. It is in a shopping center so you can do all kinds of errands, and walk to get some meals. Good place, just a bit pricey for a Super 8

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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East Glacier Park
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed July 12, 2012

This is better than your average Super 8. We stayed there for two nights during the Stampede and found it to be a very clean and nicely appointed room. Good value. 15 min. walk to the light rail station - quite convenient access to the Stampede grounds. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Parson, Canada
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

We are frequent travelers and Calgary is one of our frequent stops. Super 8 Shawnessy is our home when in Calgary. Why? It would be easy to refer to the very competitive price, the great location, the ease of making reservations, the great breakfast, the water slide and hot tub , the comfortable rooms, the discounts to local restaurants, and the many in room amenities because all of this is true. But the main reason is THE PEOPLE !
We always enjoy our stay. Who can feel anything but welcome after being greeted at the desk by Amanda. Ed and his team are a breath of fresh air as they truly do "walk the talk" when it comes to the customer being number 1.

Congratulations to Ed and the team for your ongoing attention. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 25, 2012

I booked through expedia & stayed for 2 nights. First, you will notice the rooms are "nonrefundable"- that is because as soon as you see your room & the hotel you will want to leave & get your money back.They make sure this is not possible.. Hotel California?

The rooms on the 4 th floor are EXTREMELY smoky. I requested a non smoking room but that was not available to me since I booked through expedia apparently. It appears that expedia customers are given the worse rooms in the hotel. The front desk suggested I should have booked "directly through the hotel" instead of going through Expedia - that way they would have been able to give me a better room apparently.

The general cleanliness of the bedding & room was poor.

The attitude of the front desk was not at all accomodating.

The free breakfast was a disappointment.

The room backed onto Macleod Trail & was noisy.

The stay was underwhelming. You are better off to go across the street to the Wingate. It may be a few dollars more but you get a better breakfast, free internet & a pleasant experience.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed May 8, 2012

We were desperate after falling asbestos sent us into sudden renovations. The manager gave us a great rate for seventeen days and the entire staff was amazing. Everyone, including: front desk, cleaning staff, breakfast staff, maintenance, the manager and the owners were friendly and helpful. With a king bedroom, microwave, fridge, brand-new sofa bed, who could ask for more? But there was more. My daughter enjoyed the pool and water-slide everyday and had a hot breakfast before school. The breakfast lady even put Treehouse on the restaurant TV so my daughter didn't have to see the tragic news stories. We are SO grateful. This hotel turned our disaster into a happy get-away. You're a winner Shawnessy Super 8.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 28, 2012

Price was the determining factor for our "girls" weekend trip but we would save longer in future to upgrade from this budget hotel. Sharing the hotel with a couple of Hockey teams while their parents partied in the breakfast room did not make for a pleasant weekend! The security staff were very busy handling the complaints from us and other guests about unsupervised boys running through the halls yelling on both Friday and Saturday nights. I guess sleeping on 2 nights out of the 4 was good for this hotel, now I see why it is non-refundable as after Friday night I would have moved to another hotel if given the option.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy Area
Address: 60 Shawville Rd SE, Calgary, Alberta T2Y 3S6, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Southwest Calgary
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Green Hotel in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy Area 2*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Super 8 Motel - Shawnessy has an exceptional reputation of excellent service and comfortable, and clean rooms, which has earned us the prestigious "Pride of Super8" award. Conveniently located on Macleod Trail in Alberta's largest and most active city, Calgary Shawnessy Super 8 Motel has many things to offer both families and the business traveler. We are close to MacLeod Trail South and Spruce Meadows. For shoppers and those seeking entertainment in the South West section of Calgary, we're in the midst of everything! ... more   less 
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