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Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airport - Calgary
Ranked #60 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
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Newcastle
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“Functional Hotel, clean, friendly staff”
Reviewed August 24, 2009

Arrived at Calgary Airport and took the shuttle service to the Hotel. Friendly stafff. Room was a twin, lots of room, clean and tidy. Great hotel for a short stay. Ideal for using in conjunction with flying in and out of Calgary.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2009

This hotel has excellent service. The continental breakfast is above average and serves bacon, eggs, omelettes, etc. The rooms are brand new and very clean. Granite counter tops and good view. Will stay everytime I visit Calgary.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed March 13, 2009

Liked: Decor was amazing, bed was super comfortable, location was right next to the only thing I needed in Calgary (the airport), the airport shuttle was extremely convenient and free, staff was very friendly...

Disliked. no nail file in the entire building; no room service (I arrived too late to want to be wandering around a city I didn't know and was only in for 8 hours) AND although my room key had a number for Papa John's, it's actually a Papa John's menu that requires you to choose the Papa John's nearest to you - as if I could possibly know! I'll say that for such a nice LOOKING hotel, there were no food recommendations (can you tell I was hungry?) and I didn't get breakfast either because I had to leave at 5am for my flight and breakfast didn't start until 6:30 am or something much later than my departure time. Also, this is trivial, but I didn't like the toiletries either. As a female frequent business traveler, I definitely care what company the hotel contracts for hair conditioner ;)

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled on business
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3 Thank rileigh15
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 6, 2008

Really nice staff to begin with, and the GM is the hardest working GM I've ever seen (and I travel a lot) - kudos to Ronalee :)

The hotel is brand new, so everything is nice. The decor and artwork is friendly to the eyes. Nice comfortable beds, awesome Plasma wall mounted tv (although it has a flashing light that can be annoying if you don't fall asleep). Beautiful bathrooms, and the housekeeping staff are excellent. (I'm in the Crowne Plaze in Edmonton right now - feels like a retirment home. I hate these kinds of hotels!!!) A basic room has a fridge, coffee maker, and a microwave. The whole hotel has wireless internet service, and a free computer down in the lobby for emailing, etc.

The swimming pool and hot tub are great and the slide is really fast! and fun! (and I'm 38!) Well, the first 5-10x. The exercise room only has 3 cardio pieces, but are all good quality, with a tv.

The breakfast looks good, but I'm a vegatarian, so I made due with the assortment of bagels, muffins, toast, pancakes, and juices. Some other review said there was no hot food... ??? The eggs rotate from scrambled to cheese-omelettes, they have bacon, sausages, and 4 kinds of cereal, and a fridge full of 4 kinds of yoghurts, and those iced cinnabons under a heatlamp. Not healthy by any means, but most people don't know what healthy is anyway, so you'll probably enjoy it. Restaurant wise there's a Moxie's 2 mins walk, but it sucks compared to Joey Tomato's (10mins walk) and Cactus Grill (5 min walk) which are both AMAZING and about the same price give or take $5. Chili's is 5-6 mins walk and is still better than Moxie's. Samosa grill is a nice Indian/African buffet that's $17, I liked it the best, and it's right beside the big Sunridge Mall.

I stayed here for a month, and for sports the best place is called Bootleggers on 32nd Ave - (<$10 cab). Saw the UFC there and Hooters, Hooters was sad :) Bootleggers was the best UFC bar/experience I've had. Not sure why/how... but all of the waitresses within 15 mins of that hotel are really hot! Hooters had the worst looking girls of any of those places??? Joey Tomato's is just insane that way.

The C-train is $2.50 ($6.75 day pass) and a 20 min walk ($10 cab) from the hotel, which will take you downtown or anywhere really.

It's up by the airport and in a crappy neighbourhood for views, but if you're there to stay and not walk outside and have a beach, nice window view, or be downtown, it's as good of a hotel as you'll get.

  • Liked — The Staff
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  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
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sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2008

Spent 2 nights at this hotel. pretty much typical of the Holiday Inn Express line of hotels except the breakfast was pretty ordinary. Only one restaurant in walking distance for meals. The airport shuttle is small but ok. The staff were ok. The rooms were fine, large enough for three adults but other than that the hotel is pretty standard for the Holiday Inn express chain it is about 6 Km from the airport.

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  • Stayed November 2008, traveled with family
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Glasgow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed October 7, 2008

I have just returned from a tour of the Rockies. We stayed 2 nights in the hotel. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Rooms are excellent - can't ask for more. Near to the c-train station, which you can ride downtown for $6. Airport bus available. Pool is great to relax in after a hard days shopping.

Honestly don't know what people are expecting from a hotel if they don't rate this as excellent.

  • Stayed September 2008
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Sherwood Park
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2008

Came down to Calgary with my 7 year old daughter for a quick over night get-away and a visit to the world class Calgary Zoo, and my daughter insisted on staying anywhere with a pool and a slide!!!
As this was the best priced hotel that had her requirements (or shall we say demands) that also included a breakfast, we decided to stay here.
I was a little reluctant at first to book a hotel this close to the airport, but was very suprised by the decent sound proofing from the airport traffic.
The room we booked was a standard 2 x queen bed hotel room. The room was exceptionally clean, and contained all the usual amenaties expected from a travellers hotel. A nice touch was the 32" LG Plasma TV, which produced a great picture as opposed to the regular CRT's normally experienced.
The bathroom was large and again very clean. All appliances worked without any problem, and storage space for clothes etc was adequate.
The pool is quite large and the slide was perfect for my 7 year old. It didnt seem to slow as mentioned earlier, but I'm not that experienced at water slides as some people are!!. My daughter loved it, and we visited both in the evening, and in the morning. The pool has towels for use so no need to bring towels down from your room.
The breakfast in the morning, was a basic buffet, containing all the standards (scrambled eggs, pancakes, sausages, cereal etc etc). Not great quality, but solid enough to set you up until lunch.
Although this hotel does not feature a resturaunt, it is worth noting the Moxies attached to the neighbouring hotel across the other side of the parking lot.
Mentioning the the carpark, I drive a Durango, and didnt find too much problem parking.
All in all, for a people who wish for a quick 1 to 3 day stay in Calgary, i feel this hotel definitly is good value, and I would stay here again.

Stayed August 2008
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Property: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airport - Calgary
Address: 45 Hopewell Way NE, Calgary, Alberta T3J 4V7, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northeast Calgary
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#21 Business Hotel in Calgary
#28 Romantic Hotel in Calgary
#29 Family Hotel in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express & Suites Airport - Calgary 2.5*
Number of rooms: 101
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Holiday Inn Express Airport Calgary’s outstanding guest service and expect a great rest in one of our 101 elegant and spacious guest rooms. Located south of Calgary International Airport (YYC). Hotel amenities include free airport shuttle, free wired and wireless high-speed internet access, business centre, pool and waterslide, fitness centre and guest laundry. Each guest room includes at least one 32” LCD TV, large work desk with ergonomic chair, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker and voice-mail. Our complimentary Express Start Hot Breakfast Bar is served every morning in our Great Room – start your morning off right with the world’s best tasting cinnamon roll.Jetting out on a vacation ? - leave your vehicle here unattended for just $7/day for a maximum 7 days. The Holiday Inn Express Airport Calgary would love to be the host of your next corporate or leisure meeting. We have a variety of meeting rooms to accommodate between 10 to 100 people. Family suites and jacuzzi suites available for the perfect weekend getaway. ... more   less 
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