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Canadas Best Value Inn Chinook Station

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked through an online website, all was good. I was gonna be out of my place for a few days, so needed an economical close place to grab some shut eye. Called the hotel to confirm that I could check in, even though I didn't have photo ID, and they said no. I said fair enough, then they charged my...

Thank 495deanp
Whitehorse, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My boyfriend and I had been driving for days. We saw a deal online and thought why not try it. We showed up, the lot was clean, and the day staff was friendly although repetitive. Our room was perfect for us. We didn't need a huge room with a bunch of extra things we would not use. It was quaint...

Thank AthenabearLove
Medicine Hat, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2017

I've been to many hotels over the years and I've never had a service so bad that it warrantied me writing a review; this hotel is my first and hopefully last such hotel. Me and my wife were traveling through Calgary and wanted a hotel for the night. This wasn't our planned hotel but we decided to give it a...

Thank Michael_elite
Reviewed 9 March 2017

My room, PART 1...no alarm clock!, cannot change tv channels at all!, drapes are not long enough to cover the entire window so will get very bright in here in the very early am I am sure. I have to now trust in a wake up call if that even happens. Fingers crossed. At least warm in here I guess...

Thank Nolpreen
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Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Me and my partner and our 2 other friends booked 2 rooms and used my partners credit card for both rooms (taking $300 deposit pre with for BOTH rooms) the first one is $200 and the other is $100. Our stay was over a week ago now and yesterday we get a charge for $500 when they only have pre...

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 20 January 2017

I was charged a deposit and pre-paid for five nights. I had to check out after one night because I got called to go back to work. They would not refund the remaining four nights or the deposit! When I spoke with Ruby, the indian lady at the front desk, she told me this policy is posted on the website....

Thank cherylba2017
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Just like most people I will that this place is disgusting, they could decide to add landfill right there and it probably would look and smell better. Staff is garbage, manager team is garbage. But hey let's be honest here they don't care about guess all they mostly want is to find way to make money out of people that...

Thank Vinc T
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Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

This hotel is notorious for charging a deposit. Going through hotels.com you are told after the fact. The usual deposit is $100. This hotel charges $200. The rooms are clean and quiet. The continental breakfast is Raisin Bran, toast and waffles but you can't take it to your room. The staff is rude. I'd rather pay more than end up...

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Airdrie, Alberta
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Booked a two bed Queen suite, description said two queens and table/chairs etc. We had two separate Queen rooms which was fine, a desk and one chair. Room was clean and beds comfortable. Only problem - the heaters were not efficient! With -30c windchill outside the one bedroom would not heat above 59.5f. No instructions on how to adjust these...

Thank overthepond2000
Osoyoos, Canada
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Very affordable accommodations very close to Chinook Center shopping center. Dated decor , yes but then if you are looking for a Fairmont Property then don't stay here. Linen was clean. Front desk staff was friendly. Lots of parking.

Thank Dale H

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Canadas Best Value Inn Calgary/Chinook Station offers the most value for your money when staying for business, pleasure, or just passing through. We offer clean spacious rooms, free continental breakfast, a guest laundry facility, and free Wi-Fi throughout the property. All guest rooms include mini-fridge, coffeemaker, hairdryer, 32 inch flat panel cable TV, iron, ironing board, desk with lamp, table with chairs, free local calls, a balcony and wake-up service. Take advantage of our extremely comfortable beds and relax while saving money year-round with our Kids Stay Free Policy (17 and under in parent's room). For your convenience our hotel is a 100 percent smoke-free property. Pets are welcome, restrictions and charges apply. We are centrally located on Macleod Trail SW, and are near local attractions such as Glenbow Museum, Heritage Park Historical Village, and Calgary Zoo. Canadas Best Value Inn Calgary/Chinook Station is your best choice within the largest city in Alberta, Canada. We offer ideal accommodations and location whether you are in town for entertainment, music and food festivals, sightseeing, wildlife activities or simply passing through on your way to Red Deer or Edmonton. At Canadas Best Value Inn Calgary/Chinook Station our goal is to provide our guests a great experience, not just a place to stay. At Canadas Best Value Inn Calgary/Chinook Station, We've Got You Covered from the time you hit the road until your head hits the pillow. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Canadas Best Value Inn Chinook Station

Address: 5307 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0J3, Canada (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Calgary)
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Southwest Calgary
Price Range: $50 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Canadas Best Value Inn Chinook Station 2*
Number of rooms: 48
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“Probably a room not facing Macleod Trail to avoid any chance of street noise.”
DaleH207, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Stay in 2 story building away from the mcleod trail”
sehrab2016, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I would recommend a room facing the parking lot.”
lingkwangc, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Look for somewhere else...”
912feliped, 8 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Would not choose this motel again”
harveyt264, 15 Sep 2015 | Read review
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