We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Hotel Alma

Show Prices
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Hotel Alma
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

296 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 276: English reviews
Start your review of Hotel Alma
 Click to rate
Edmonton, Alberta
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent room, linens, bathroom products, tea and coffee, amazing magazines, and registration staff. It was great to be right on campus for our conference. Very clean and welcoming. Excellent bed and complimentary breakfast. I enjoyed meeting some Dutch and Korean speed skaters who were on campus for competition at the Oval. I found the Corner Store to be a good...

Review collected in partnership with this hotel
 Report
Helpful?
Thank 15margareti
Nova Scotia, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location may be a bit out of the way depending on where you're going (for example, it was about a $35 cab ride from the airport), but if you need to be on or near campus, it's a great choice. The rooms were quite nice, the beds were comfy, and the breakfast bar was always well-stocked. It's very close...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jerika C
Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is clean, reasonably priced, and convenient if you are staying at the University of Calgary. The rooms are basic, resembling dorm-style rooms. They are clean and convenient, with a mini-bar fridge, microwave, and single-cup coffee maker. The beds are comfortable, and my floor was quiet. The bathrooms were also decent. I had problems getting the heat to work...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank FunkyMan3333
TeamAlma, General Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Thank you for your candid review. I am happy to hear that our team was able to fix the heating issue in your room quickly and that you enjoyed your stay with us. This forum allows us to share our dedication to providing our guests with a safe and comfortable lodging and promoting Hotel Alma as Canada's first and only...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was attending classes on campus for a week, and didn't have a credit card on me, though most Canadains are attached to their plastic money by the hip, things happen. I wasn't even able to pay a full deposit of 1000$ on the room. I was only allowed to use a credit card. Which caused me to almost have...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Doug C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a good location near UofC if you are visiting family that goes there or there to tour the campus. Also, the staff is very friendly and very accommodating. I stayed here with my family and we all loved the place. It was nice that there was a little kitchenette so we could store our snacks easily and if we...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank caysha s
TeamAlma, General Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Thank you for your awesome review caysha s. Thank you also for recognizing our staff, the team is our greatest asset and I will be sure to share your comment with everyone. We are looking forward to welcoming you and your family back in the future. Best regards, Magdalena Goss General Manager

Reviewed 17 February 2017

Hotel Alma is very conveniently located on the U of C campus. My room was not large, but certainly adequate considering all I did was sleep there. It isn't luxury accommodation, but it was clean and comfortable. Room rates are very reasonable. Staff was very helpful. I was not very impressed with the bistro in the hotel. There are several...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Wallace J
TeamAlma, General Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Wallace J, Thank you for your favorable review. I will be sure to share with our staff who will be pleased and we will look forward to welcoming you back. Please feel free to contact me directly if I can be of any assistance. Best regards, Magdalena Goss General Manager

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 15 February 2017

The room is quite small. I hurt myself tripping over the corner of the bed box because the box is bigger than the mattress. Everything else is fine and decent. Staff are friendly. Parking can be troublesome during day time.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank DreamyOwl
TeamAlma, General Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback and the positive review despite the bed box. Please feel free to contact me directly if I can be of any assistance. Thank you for staying at Hotel Alma. Magdalena Goss General Manager

Canmore, Canada
Reviewed 7 February 2017

My superior stayed at this hotel to attend a meeting at U of C. The one thing he mentioned was the parking was a bit troublesome. it was a bit away from the hotel building. In addition to that, the weather wasn't cooperative, so he had a bit of hard time. Other than that, he said his stay was pleasant.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ochappi66
TeamAlma, General Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Ochappi66, Thank you for sharing your superior's experience. We hope to have an opportunity to welcome you sometime as well, hopefully in warmer weather. Best regards, Magdalena Goss General Manager

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 7 February 2017

We recently spent a night at Hotel Alma. Our home renovation was at a stage where we could not be in our home for a 24-hour period. Hotel Alma was close to home and offered great packages. The desk staff were pleasant and helpful. Parking is provided but it is a bit of a walk, we recommend that you drop...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank calgaryschild
TeamAlma, General Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello calgaryschild, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. In the event that our shopping package is not available in the future, we also offer local residents' discount, please keep us mind for any upcoming accommodation needs, and thank you for choosing Hotel Alma. Regards, Magdalena Goss General Manager

St. Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Clean room but on the small side. Bathroom has Bath & Body Works stress relief body products. Has a fridge and microwave. Over all it is an average room. Would stay here again. Black out blinds are really good and the bed is firm and really comfortable.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nanner42
TeamAlma, General Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Nanner42, Thank you for your review, we are looking forward to welcoming you back. Should you require more living space, we also have lovely One Bedroom Suites featuring twice the space of the Eurostyle Standard Rooms. Please feel free to contact me directly if I can be of any assistance with future reservations. Regards, Magdalena Goss General Manager

49 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (33)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (7)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Room/Suite (10)
Viewed
Bathroom (5)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (9)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (16)
Viewed
Business Centre/Function Rooms (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (2)
Viewed
Dining (4)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Calgary hotels
Northwest Calgary
Hampton Inn & Suites By Hilton Calgary- University Northwest
Northwest Calgary
Travelodge Calgary University
Northwest Calgary
Aloft Calgary University
Aloft Calgary University
#47 of 109 in Calgary
249 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Northwest Calgary
Days Inn Calgary Northwest
Days Inn Calgary Northwest
#44 of 109 in Calgary
642 reviews
Northwest Calgary
BEST WESTERN PLUS Village Park Inn
Northwest Calgary
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Calgary NW-Banff Trail
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Breakfast included
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the vibrant heart of the University of Calgary campus, Hotel Alma treats guests to gracious service, friendly rates, and a host of accommodating spaces. Alma features 96 rooms and suites, a stylish bistro, and conference facilities for up to 125 people. Rates include continental breakfast, access to campus fitness facilities, wireless internet, local calls and long distance calls in Canada and the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Alma

Address: 169 University Gate NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Price Range: $97 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Alma 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Hotels.com and Priceline so you can book your Hotel Alma reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Hotel Alma staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Hotel Alma staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room closer to the elevator if you want to minimize walking. Hallways are quite long.”
 of 5 bubbles DreamyOwl, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“cheapest dorm style room is good value queen suite is recommended if you can afford; I choose north sided rooms”
 of 5 bubbles drdavidl2014, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I had heard that some of the rooms were quiet or at least didn't have paper thin walls. I was not in one of those.”
 of 5 bubbles keetcanada, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Can't think of one.”
 of 5 bubbles Tasiturn, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“if you have a baby, pick the one bedroom with den”
 of 5 bubbles samanthaaM8337RD, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
5 of 5