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Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy Area
Ranked #74 of 110 Hotels in Calgary
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I'm not a big fan of budget chains, but I was pleasantly surprised by the Super 8 at Shawnessey in Calgary. Stayed 3 nights on a business trip for an event at Spruce Meadows. Great location if you're there for Spruce Meadows or shopping - tons of stores nearby. C-train is just 3 blocks away with free parking and a 30 minute train every 10 minutes to downtown.

Really friendly & helpful staff (front desk, houskeepers and breakfast staff) and a very warm welcome from Eddie on arrival. Pleasant lobby area and great pool and hot tub with water slide.

Really loved my free upgrade to a suite with giant king bed and separate sitting room. Room & public areas were spotlessly clean (I've worked in many hotels so I know where to look) and well stocked. Very comfy bed, great shower, plenty of lighting. Fridge and microwave in room were very useful. Free wifi was great.

Found the TVs a bit tricky - they take ages to start up and there's no instructions so it's hard to tell if you've even turned it on for a while. Nice new decor and furnishings, the shiny rounded walls are a bit dated, although freshly painted. Possibly overpriced at the rack rates but great if you can get a deal. Very surprised to find the front desk doesn't have a corkscrew! This was one of the most common requests I used to get when I worked in a Motel.

Enjoyed the complimentary breakfast one morning- large selection including hot items, pastries, fruit, cereal, bagels, toast and a selection of drinks. The other two mornings went to Second Cup across the street because I love their coffee and don't have one at home. Had dinner at the Plow on the other side of Macleod Trail one night- also recommended for good pub food and international beers.

Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the elevators.
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled on business
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ITSED, General Manager at Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy Area, responded to this reviewResponded February 7, 2013

Your comments regarding your stay at Super 8 Shawnessy are sincerely appreciated. Your review was shared with all the staff and they are grateful that the customer service they provide is appreciated by you, our guest. We look forward to having you stay with us again and allow us to provide you with a similar experience.

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Reviewed January 4, 2013

We made an overnight trip and had to bring our 3 dogs along to Calgary with it. This place was very accommodating for us and we really enjoyed it. Room was a little in "used" condition but being in a pet room, kind of expected. Still clean and quiet though. Right by EVERYTHING you need shopping and restaurant wise. Even got some good useful coupons for the stores in the area with our check in. Price was decent too. Free breakfast was just ok, but it's free and there's tons of options in the area if you want something bigger and better.

Would certainly stay again, with or without our dogs :)

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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ITSED, General Manager at Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy Area, responded to this reviewResponded January 11, 2013

We appreciate you taking the time to provide your comments on your recent stay at Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy.
Your feedback is extremely important to management and staff and we look forward to providing you similar service on your next visit to Calgary, with or without the dogs.

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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Quite pricey, not really worth the extra, super 8 hotel with same amenities in BC about 3/5th the cost per nite.
Missing standard thing like luggage stand. Could use two (none is this room). TV dark and difficult to operate and good visablity only straight on. Won't be buying that model!!!!
Would recomend that continental breakfast overall supervisor have review of food handling course, not necessary with staff on hand, just that person.

Room Tip: This was the King room. Price the same as two queens and would recommend two queens in order to have...
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ITSED, Manager at Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy Area, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2012

We appreciate you taking the time to provide us your feedback relative to your recent stay at Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy. we are sorry that your experience at our hotel did not meet your expectations.We will share your comments with our staff and management team in an effort to improve your experience during your next stay with us.

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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Got to the hotel around 4 on a saturday and we were very tired,The black girl at the front was very delightful,very nice. and proffessional.She made us feel at home.Our room was on the first floor.The room was very clean and beds were well done.The only problem was the internet was very slow.Continental breakfast was very good compared to other motels.Good hotel.Good value for the prices.

Room Tip: Great hotel.First floor is noisy though.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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ITSED, General Manager at Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy Area, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

We appreciate the review you have completed on your recent stay at Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy. We have passed your comments on to the front desk agent to whom your referred to in your review. Feedback such as yours is always very valuavle as we work toward having our guests' stay a pleasant one.
Thanks again.

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Reviewed November 13, 2012

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled on business
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ITSED, Manager at Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy Area, responded to this reviewResponded November 15, 2012

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Reviewed November 4, 2012

A friend and I attended Spruce Meadows showjumping in September. The Super 8 hotel was ideally placed for us to travel to events daily, as well as shops, restaurants, etc. Rooms were clean and airy, with replenishment of toiletries, etc. as required. The staff were really helpful and friendly; we found it was good value for money. Would definitely stay there again if going to 'horse' events at Spruce Meadows as well as other Super 8 hotels elsewhere.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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ITSED, Manager at Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy Area, responded to this reviewResponded November 6, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to complete our Guest Survey regarding your recent stay at our hotel.
Your feedback is extremely valuable and we will utilize your response by continuing to focus on making each and every guest experience the best it can be.
If I can be of assistance to you, don't hesitate to contact me directly at 403-560-3422.

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled on business
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ITSED, General Manager at Super 8 Calgary Shawnessy Area, responded to this reviewResponded October 29, 2012

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Additional Information about 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: $76 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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