Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

2231 Banff Trail NW | Calgary, AB T2M 4L2  [SEE MAP]Calgary, AB  [SEE ADDRESS]

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TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 2

The beds are awful!

Aug 16th, 2019

This hotel is good for the value they're charging but the beds are simply awful! I would have been more comfortable sleeping on the floor. The beds are hard and seem very old and worn out or else they buy super hard beds so they last longer. Other amenities in the hotel were fine - the room was spacious enough but there's no perks except soap and shampoo. The morning breakfast was very basic but it's free food so I guess one can't complain. I think we've stayed at every hotel along Motel way in this area of Calgary and this one is probably the worst but it's probably the cheapest too so it depends what you're looking for. If price is the most important item for you then this hotel is your best bet if you have to stay in Calgary. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3

Lack of parking.

Aug 8th, 2019

I booked the hotel on The Econo Lodge website. When I read the info about the hotel it said they had rooms off of the courtyard. My experience of a room off of the courtyard is sliding doors onto a garden type area. That would be nice so I called the hotel to see if they would book us into one of those rooms. The attendant said no problem, she had us booked in one of those rooms. When we arrive we are given our room number and keys. Get to the room and no door to a courtyard however we are on the ground floor right off the parking lot. So I go back to the desk and they tell me, that we are off the courtyard. The courtyard is the parking lot. First time I’ve heard a parking lot called a courtyard. Was not pleased about that. We were there for 3 days so was expecting to relax a bit in the courtyard. The room was nothing fancy but it was clean. The beds were comfortable. On a down note the freezer in the fridge was totally frozen over. For the most part the room was acceptable. The breakfast was fairly good and the attendant kept bringing out more food as needed. A note to the hotel. I suggest to keep your costs down you should eliminate people hauling out food by the plates full. We witnessed several people eating their fill while in the breakfast room and then taking a heaping plate full of food with them. One man even came back and took a second plate of food. Now for the reason I gave it a lower rating is because of the parking. Or should I say the absence of parking. When the hotel is full there is not enough parking. People were parking all along the driveway. Even in front of the lobby. There isn’t even street parking or another lot you could go into. We had to go out and returned to find that there was NO where to park except right at the entrance to the hotel which was a curved entrance and one handicap parking place. The desk attendant told me to park on the curved entryway. I said no way. If someone would be pulling into the hotel I likely would get rear ended. I suggested the handicap spot so he kindly said that he would tell security not to tow my vehicle. That was the first night. The second night we had to park along the driveway but at least not right at the entrance. The third night we did manage to get a proper parking spot on the other side of the hotel from our room. If you need to be in the north of Calgary the location was good. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 4

Very nice

Aug 6th, 2019

this is a nice hotel through and through. Rooms were clean, pool and hot tub are very nice and the pool was warm. I can't speak for the breakfast becasue I didn't try it, but overall very happy. Would stay again. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3

You get what you pay for

Jul 4th, 2019

We booked 2 rooms at this hotel for a brief visit to Calgary. Let's talk of the pros first - it is ideally located near LRT - eating options available nearby - good wifi and parking onsite available - spacious rooms with comfortable beds and warm shower Cons - breakfast is so-so. They could add hashbrowns, beans, omlete etc - carpets badly need to be washed - rooms show signs of age. See pics - there was hair in the bathroom that didnt belong to me Staff was very pleasant. They even called to check if everything was ok. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating 3

Very Average

May 22nd, 2019

This is an average hotel, nothing special. Beds are comfortable, rooms are clean and the breakfast is basic. The location is ideal when commuting to Foothills Medical Centre, UofC, or planning on taking the c-train. The price of the hotel is good for what you get. TRIPADVISOR.COM USER 

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