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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 9 September 2016

This hotel is recently renovated, and unlike many other hotel renovations, this was done right. The room I had was on the 5th floor, overlooking the back lane(normally they probably would not do that to gold/platinum members) but it was a spacious suite with a king bed and pull out couch. The hotel was very quiet, shower pressure was fantastic,...

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John V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Dear xray4u, We really appreciate your feedback and thank you for staying with us. We are glad that you had a great experience with your stay. We are looking forward to accommodate you again.

Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights, hotel and rooms nice spacious and clean, however the area is very bad, full of dodgy characters, homeless and so on and unfortunately you have to walk past these to get downtown area. The hotel doesn't mention it's two blocks away from homeless centre. Whilst walking towards downtown yards away from hotel we saw homeless...

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John V, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Dear Kevin, Thank you so much for your review. We are glad to know that we have provided you a great experience in terms of room cleanliness. I sincerely feel sorry that you have felt uneasy walking along the downtown area.These people have their own freewill and normally mind their own business but we could not comment any further on...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Staff very friendly and efficient. Recently renovated - nicely done. We had a suite a few floors up and it was lovely. Breakfast room clean and tidy and though basic fare was a good enough start to the day. Very handy for the city centre. We did not walk at night but during the day I felt perfectly safe. Used...

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GMHIEXDTWN, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Hello janea201, Thank you for your excellent survey. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We welcome you back to our hotel as we appreciate your business. Have an excellent day.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 23 July 2016

We had some changes in our itinerary so we needed one extra night in Calgary. We chose Holiday Inn express both for the great price and also the fact that it offered free parking. Finding the hotel wasn't difficult at all and had a very smooth and quick check in. The room itself was very spacious and with good decor...

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GMHIEXDTWN, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Hello AbbyDoo12, Thank you very much for your great review and comments. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay and we appreciate your business. Please consider us the next time you are in Calgary. Have a great day!

Coventry, United States
Reviewed 20 July 2016

When we first checked in on July 5 the manager on duty was very helpful recommending a restaurant (which we liked) and explaining where to get the C-train light rail. We tried to overlook the homeless man sleeping on the floor in the car garage although it was a concern. However, the room was not clean at all. There were...

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GMHIEXDTWN, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Hello William, Thank you for taking the time to fill out a review on Trip Advisor. I would like to again provide my sincerest apologies for your stay earlier this month. I completely understand how you felt about the condition of your room and also for your security. Thank you as well for bringing the phone issue to our attention,...

Reviewed 7 July 2016 via mobile

I recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in downtown Calgary. I was greeted as a spire elite member of my rewards program. The location of the hotel is within walking distance of downtown and very close to some trendy bars/pubs on 10th St. The hotel itself is dated buy clean. I was in a king suite with balcony and...

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GMHIEXDTWN, Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Hello Josh, Thank you very much for your review and comments. We appreciate your business and are glad that you enjoyed your stay. Have a great day!

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Friendly staff, usual contemporary decor in the bedroom. Comfy bed and choice of pillows. On arrival room was clean and stocked. Breakfast on the first morning was devoid of yoghurt and several other staples that are normally found at the HI breakfast bar. And, unexpectedly on the second day too, in fact it was so bad my wife had no...

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GMHIEXDTWN, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Hello Cav_on_tour_13. Thank you for your survey and comments. We sincerely apologize about your breakfast experience. There was an issue with the order and we were doing our best to assist in this unacceptable situation. We also apologize for the housekeeping issue but we were still cleaning rooms when this occurred. We sent our Housekeeping Supervisor up to your room...

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

The hotel has high quality rooms. Breakfast was good, staff were nice. Parking is free, but lot is dark and as a woman alone, did not feel safe. Daytime has sketchy characters hanging out in the parking lot across the street and throughout the general area.

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GMHIEXDTWN, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Hello foozle, Thank you for your review and comments about your stay in our hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. I also apologize for you having to deal with sketchy people. This is one of the drawbacks of being downtown in a major city. If you are in Calgary again, please let us know and we will...

Miami Beach, Florida
Reviewed 7 June 2016

The reviews of this hotel are decidedly mixed and it is apparent the recent renovations had some impact. When I stayed there at the end of May, it would appear the renovations are mostly complete, as I had no issues related to any renovations. What I don't understand is complaints about the location, especially relative to the price you pay...

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GMHIEXDTWN, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Hello WorldTravelerTodd, Thank you very much for your excellent review and great comments. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay. We appreciate your business and hope to see you next time you stay in Calgary. Have a great day!

Torquay, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Reading some of the less supportive reviews prior to my stay made me nervous, but I did not experience them. Yes it's in a quiet location - but I think that's a bonus. In easy reach of 'downtown' Downtown using the excellent free Calgary Transit system (free service through the downtown core). The hotel refurbishment means it looks great inside....

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GMHIEXDTWN, General Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Hello Sean, Thank you for your excellent review and comments. We are very happy with all of our employees especially our Head Housekeeper Erin!. Please consider us for your next visit in Calgary. Also, feel free to reach out to me directly if you require anything at all. Have a great day!

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary Downtown. We are a newly renovated hotel (complete in Spring 2016). We offer complimentary hot buffet breakfast, parking and WiFi. We offer a variety of rooms including King, King Executive, King Jacuzzi, Two Queen, One Queen Accessible and our large Penthouse located on the 10th floor. We also offer a 24 hour business centre and fitness centre. Our staff work hard to make sure that you are always taken care of and that you feel you are home away from home. We are located just west of the downtown core, close to Stephen Avenue Mall, the CORE shopping complex, trendy 17th avenue district and only one block away from Calgary's Light Rail Transit system (where travelling downtown is complimentary). We are also located very close to many corporate offices as well as many leisure activities. Families love our hotel for the clean, modern atmosphere as well as being so close to many family friendly activities. Don't forget our free hot buffet breakfast! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holiday Inn Express Calgary

Address: 1020 8 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 1J2, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Price Range: $113 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Holiday Inn Express Calgary 2.5*
Number of rooms: 56
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“Ask for a room away from the elevators/lifts since they are quite noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles AbbyDoo12, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask to check it for cleanliness before accepting it.”
 of 5 bubbles 40williaml, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Check with hotel about renovation schedule to avoid areas/floors where that may be happening.”
 of 5 bubbles WorldTravelerTodd, 7 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on high floor to be further away from the bar”
 of 5 bubbles fm830, 22 May 2016 | Read review
“Just don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles ericdN2192HA, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
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