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Canadas Best Value Inn
Ranked #68 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
Denver, Colorado
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“It depends on what you're looking for...”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 14, 2011

I spent my first night at this hotel last night... and I have 2 more nights to go. As a business traveler, all downtown hotels were booked solid, and this is where I ended up. The room is very dated, but clean... and I'm not hard to please. However, I arrived last night to rather cold weather. The room would not heat up. I called the front desk to ask about heat and was told that the "generators" wouldn't start until 11pm. What? Generators? Is this a third world hotel? No heat until 11pm? So I heated the room with a hair dryer. The wireless internet connection is extremely slow also.

However, if you're looking for an inexpensive and clean room, this is a pretty good value... as long as it's not cold outside before 11pm.

If you're a business traveler and working wirelessly on your computer is important, I'd say this is the wrong place to stay.

All in all, pretty good... but the heat issue is very difficult to overlook, which is why I rated the service as poor.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank dave d
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LoriCLM, General Manager at Canadas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, September 22, 2011
I apologize that your stay with us was not up to your expectations. We do not heat our building with "generators" and have made sure the staff fully understand the proper terminology for our heating and boiler system. Our boilers were recently upgraded 2 years ago and has proven to be a very effective system. The difficulty experienced during your stay was our extreme weather conditions from daytime to nightime that had our guests changing from heat to air conditioners as we gladly welcomed beautiful above average September daytime temperatures. I again apologize that the staff on duty did not offer you a space heater to assist you in ensuring your stay with us was more comfortable. I was not aware that the wireless internet was running slow at that time. Our technology team has made the necessary changes and our system appears to be running without problems or difficulty. Thank you for taking the time to bring these matters to my attention.
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
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Codys New Brunswick Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2011

Grandson was graduating from SAIT we are from East coast so asked for a FAMILY room so we could spend valuable family time together . From 3000 miles away made reservation we were advised there were three queen beds and they would bring in a cot if needed . Continental breakfast included and no extra charge for xtra people . Room was large , clean , fridge lots of clean towels and the staff was very helpful . Coffee pot and real mugs for coffee in your room . Close to university and internet services as well as we printed our boarding documents for next days flight . Very Reasonable price for six people ,clean, warm and quiet . Thanks for a great stay !!!!!!!!

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  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Barbara101752
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LoriCLM, General Manager at Canadas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 20, 2011
Thank you for sharing your positive review! We are delighted that everything was to your satisfaction. Customer satisfaction is always our number 1 priority. We hope to see you again soon on your next visit to Calgary!
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Perth, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2011

We travelled as a group of four adults and three kids. We got what we paid for, one large room with three queen beds. The building was very old, extremely close to a busy highway. When lights were turned off you could see light coming over the wall from the room next door. Beds were OK, included breakfast was not.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank rogbaggs
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LoriCLM, General Manager at Canadas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 10, 2011
We appreciate your comments to assist us with areas of concern. Your concern regarding the light has been communicated to the Maintenance Dept. We are sorry that you did not find our Express Continental breakfast satisfactory. Although our breakfast area is very tiny - we usually find our guests find the selection of pastries, breads, bagels, fruit, cereal, juice, coffee and tea a good start to their morning. We are also fortunate that within walking distance for guests wishing more than an express/continental breakfast that we have McDonalds, Denny's and Phils in our immediate neighborhood.
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If you're looking for an inn in a reasonable price, this is the place fore you.

The rooms are very clean and quiet. The pool was cold but we had a great time there. We didn't feel threatened by the area at all. In fact, we enjoyed the fact that it was sandwiched by the Red Lobster, Boston pizza and McDonalds. It was so convenient to get something to eat.

All in all, we had a nice time here. Thanks

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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LoriCLM, General Manager at Canadas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, August 10, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our location in Motel Village in Calgary does offer alot of restaurants in the immediate area for our guests. We are glad you enjoyed the pool and thank you for your mentioning that you found the pool a little cool. We have since boosted the temperature a few degrees to a constant 84 degrees F. Hopefully this will be more enjoyable for our many families staying with us. Hope to see you again soon!
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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2011

Family had to stay here because of medical appointments. Front staff are amazing. Very friendly. Like the touch of internet use and morning breakfast. I am not sure the protocol, not sure how clean the room was but on our second day, we did know they did not change the sheets, kind of wondering if they were cleaned before getting we got there. Other then the older building it was a safe, quiet place to stay for the family. We did get a good deal. That was very appreciative.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank JoeJoe2011
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LoriCLM, General Manager at Canadas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2011
Thank you for taking time out of your busy schedule to post a review on Trip Advisor. We thank you for your positive comments and we appreciate your business. We realize many of our guests are staying with us due to medical situations and we strive to ensure that their stays are comfortable and worry free. Customer service is a main priority and I am delighted that our Front Desk staff was helpful and accomodating. Our Housekeeping Staff is also a very vital part of our team and they take pride in their work. The property is older; however we always ensure that clean bedding is always provided on new check-ins, and that bed linen is changed every second day and fresh towels are provided daily for additional nights stay. Rooms are made up daily (unless requested by the guest). As always we are here to make a guests stay enjoyable and pleasant and if a guest requests fresh bed linens daily - we ensure that this is completed.
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Lethbridge, Canada
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2011

We did get a reservation but we arrived late at night were very happy to get a clean affordable room in Calgary during tourist season. It had everything we needed and the most pleasant staff. Close to everything . The only problem was the hot cold water in the shower but we understand that it is an old building and the staff made up for it. If you are just using your hotel as a place to sleep at the end of the day and not for your entertainment this is the place for you.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank ClydeandJack
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LoriCLM, General Manager at Canadas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2011
We appreciate you taking the time to write a review on our property. Your concerns regarding the hot water have been passed along to the Maintenance Department. It is very important that your stay with us was a comfortable and enjoyable one and we appreciate both the positive feedback from our guests and any concerns that they have had. It is our goal that customer satisfaction be our number 1 priority!
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Coatesville, Pennsylvania
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167 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2011

This a to/from airport hotel. The Bed is OK, the furnishings are old but everything works. There is a microwave, mini fridge big flat screen TV, and free internet but NO CLOCK. (I need to get to the airport remember?). We could not get any coffee or rolls before the 7AM breakfast which was inconvenient for many early flights.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 42golf56_9
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LoriCLM, General Manager at Canadas Best Value Inn, responded to this review, July 18, 2011
Thank you for your feedback. We do have clocks available at the Front Desk and are in the process of providing one in each guest room to assist guests, in addition to our wake up call service that is provided. This changeis is process as is the tv replacement - only a few rooms at this point have flat screen tv's as you have indicated in your review. I apologize that due to your early departure that the continental breakfast was not available - our breakfast times are from 7 am to 10 am. Thank you again for taking the time to post a review on Trip Advisor.
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Property: Canadas Best Value Inn
Address: 2416 16 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0M5, Canada (Formerly Royal Wayne Motor Inn)
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Canadas Best Value Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 52
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