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St Austell, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 April 2014

We're ihg platinum members and normally stay at crowne plazas or holiday inns, this was our first stay at a hix and we were very impressed by our stay. As we were travelling for the first time with our 7month old we contacted the hotel in advance and they happily provided a travel crib free of charge for our use,...

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

Thank you for your kind review! I know I speak for all of my staff when I say it was our pleasure to have your family stay with us! Your kind words about your experience has given staff morale a huge boost. Thank you again for staying with us, and for posting your review. It is extremely rewarding for all...

Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Very close to the city center this hotel is clean and modern. I had a suite which was not necessary and make the night too expensive compare the the sandman near by. Internet works well and you can do your laundry. With the little kitchen you will save a lot in restaurant. I recommand it for family who came for...

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

Thank you for staying at our hotel, and your kind comments about our reception and maintenance team members. Holiday Inn Express hotels pride themselves on their free hot breakfasts. As a Holiday Inn Express, we do not have a restaurant. There are two full-service Holiday Inn hotels in the city that have restaurants, but they don't offer a free breakfast....

Victoria, B.C.
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We were in town for a wedding and we did not want to rent a car. I do not know what the room rate was as we did it all through Air Miles Loyalty program. The front desk staff were very friendly and helpful. The room was just what we needed as it had two comfy queen size beds looking...

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Victoria, British Columbia
Reviewed 3 December 2013

The service at this hotel is good, front desk staff are nice and say hello when you come in. One con was that the room I got had a broken shower rod so it would slide open while I was using it. There ended up being a big puddle of water after each shower on the floor. The bathrooms need...

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Dear phil4vic, Thank you for taking the time to write us a review regarding your recent stay. It is nice to know that the service received was at par with expectations. I am sorry about the inconvenience you may have had with the shower facility. We appreciate your feedback and your business. We will use your comments to improve our...

Halifax, Canada
Reviewed 25 November 2013

I stayed at the Holiday Inn Express while I was in town for a convention and all the hotels closer to the convention centre were booked solid. While it was great to get free parking with the room and the front desk staff were extremely friendly, the room itself was a disappointment. The hallway carpets were dirty and the room...

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

Thank you for staying at our hotel, and for taking the time to submit your review to TripAdvisor. We appreciate your positive comments about our staff, and the fact that we offer free parking and breakfast. I am certain you would agree that free parking in downtown Calgary represents considerable savings over other downtown hotels. Within the next few months,...

Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 21 October 2013

I was concerned that it would be noisy because the hotel is right downtown and there is a bar of some kind next door & it was a Friday night but it was quiet and peaceful all night. As a platinum member they gave me an upgrade to the jacuzzi suite. I couldn't get it to work but I enjoyed...

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Calgary
Reviewed 7 October 2013

The building is very old and some of the rooms have a very musty smell. I was not impressed also as the rooms are very old and out of date. The hotel has 9 floors and only one elevator. Staff were fine, but I'm not sure I would be back. Locale was iffy: right beside a bar with lots of...

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Dear CalgaryDavid, We appreciate you taking the time to review our hotel. We just want to assure you that our hotel is very proud of its level of service, cleanliness and quality of its product. We are disappointed that we did not meet your expectations on this particular day. Though we would prefer you had a better experience at our...

Leavenworth, Washington, United States
Reviewed 19 September 2013

I stay here while attending Spruce Meadows "Masters" as an photographer. My friend and I used the light rail transit back and forth. The staff at the Holiday Inn were most helpful and friendly giving us the "lay of the land" and putting us a ease with the West End Town "flavor." I am a realistic traveler and keep my...

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Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 8 September 2013

We generally like Holiday Inn Express, but for the price this one just wasn't up to par. The building is older, and although the rooms are decent, I probably wouldn't stay here again, For the price we paid ($200 for one night) there are much nicer hotels in downtown Calgary. There is a continental breakfast, but we didn't eat there...

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IHGCare, Guest Relations Manager at Holiday Inn Express Calgary, responded to this review

Dear Rachelle R, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback about your recent stay with us. Our staff always goes out of their way to be helpful and attentive to the guests and we are glad that you enjoyed their hospitality. We are also pleased you liked our location. It was unfortunate to see your stay was...

Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 6 September 2013

We arrived from Australia after a 23 1/2 hour journey!! Caught shuttle from airport and were greeted by wonderful staff Rachel at front desk!!! Room had 2 queen sized beds and was clean and comfortable. Breakie was included and had everything you could want, was fresh and delicious!! Would definitely recommend this place to other and would stay here again...

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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
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  • 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: $121 - $190 (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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