Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary

1020 8th Ave SWCalgaryT2P 1J2Canada
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About Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary received a complete renovation that finished in Spring 2016. Situated west of the core downtown area, this property offers easy access to public transit.

Room features include a 27-inch TV and free high-speed wireless Internet access. Desks are also provided, along with refrigerators and microwaves. Some accommodation types also have a separate living area and a sofa bed.

The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Calgary offers complimentary underground parking. Furthermore, there is a fitness centre, self-service laundry facilities and a currency exchange. The hotel also has a luggage storage area.

Guests get to enjoy the hotel's complimentary breakfast buffet when staying here. Also, there is free coffee in the lobby.

This property is under two miles from the Calgary Stampede attraction. Also it's a four-minute drive from the Calgary Telus Convention Centre, and a mile from the Harley Hotchkiss Gardens.


1020 8th Ave SW, Calgary, T2P 1J2, Canada
Telephone: +1(403)2698262 | Fax: +1(403)2694868 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Gym
  • Hotel safe
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Washing machine

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Microwave
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Deaf accessibility equipment
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

The Rooms Look Fantastic

Many guests reported that the rooms were remodelled and received full upgrades. They mentioned that the improvements are finished now, and that they were well worth the wait. Guests thought the accommodations were modern, spacious and welcoming.

Guests Enjoyed the Breakfast

Guests were satisfied by the hotel's breakfast because they thought it offered a nice selection of hot and cold fare. There were also numerous comments from guests who agreed that the breakfast spread was better than they expected for a hotel in this price range.

A Comparatively Affordable Choice

Guests admitted that this area of the city tends to be pricey in terms of hotel room costs. However, they thought this establishment provided them with a comparatively better value. Many guests who were happy with the price said they would gladly stay here again when they were taking another cost-conscious trip.

Negative Reviews

The Area Seems Unsafe

Guests said there were many homeless people sleeping around the hotel and its parking garage, and that the character of the people loitering nearby made them feel like they were staying in an undesirable area. There were also comments that the area could have been that way because it is on the outskirts of the downtown area and is a bit more isolated than other sections.

Next to a Noisy Bar

Guests commented that this hotel is built next to a bar that characteristically attracts loud and unsavoury people. They recommended not engaging with the bar's patrons and said the general atmosphere of the bar was a downside of their overall stays.

The Parking Garage Entrance is Tricky

Guests griped that the entrance to the parking garage requires driving down a steep grade. They said their cars often scraped bottom and warned it may be unmanageable for some vehicles.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 2158 reviews across the web
8.3 /10
  • Expedia
    8.0 /10
  • Holiday Inn Express
    8.8 /10
    8.4 /10
  • other websites
    7.9 /10
8.3 out of 10 based on 2158 reviews