Reviewed 2 September, 2021
We were in Calgary to move our daughter into her Dorm at Uni and we normally stay at the Fairmont or Hyatt in Calgary but they were sold out or didn't have the space for all our gear.
The Residence Inn is in the Beltline District which is in the young, fun zone of Calgary. The Best Restaurants and Clubs are just a few steps away. You can walk anywhere in this area and find great places to eat and amazing bars.
The Residence Inn Hotel was super surprising...Only 2 years old, huge and has amazing young staff that is wanting to help.
Our corner suite was perfect...Comfortable King Bed...Queen Sofa Bed and Kitchen!
The breakfast was decent, the dining staff was great ! We aren't big on the communal meals, especially in Alberta, with covid. People just weren't wearing masks and it made us uncomfortable so we opted for breakfast in other restaurants that had guidelines place. I will say that the hotel did have signs up 'requiring masks' but it was not enforced so 90% of hotel patrons were not wearing masks in the dining area.
Anyhow, if you want to have a good sleep in a hotel that treats you well and a hotel that is new and clean...the Residence Inn Calgary is for you! Last tip...Get the parking package as it's only $10 more than your room rate and if you opt out, the parking is $30 a night...
Very new and spacious hotel however avoid Belt line side - LOUD TRAIN NOISE
Reviewed 2 September, 2021
We stayed here for two nights. First time visiting Calgary and chose to stay here because this is one of the newest hotels in Downtown Calgary so very looking forward to our stay here. The hotel staff was friendly and we were greeted at check-in and got upgraded to a one-bedroom suite. THOUGHT WE GOT LUCKY. NO - AVOID THE SUITE AT ALL COST.
We usually go to bed around 12am. Around 12:15 we started hearing really loud noises. At first we thought it was a plane going by - but the noise comes pretty consistent about every 3-5 minutes. Then we realize it's the train. Oh boy - I usually sleep with my earplugs in when I'm traveling, so I don't really hear anything. BUT THIS TRAIN IS LOUD. AND IT LASTS. I would estimate the noise to be somewhere 60-80 decibels, comparable to a plane landing. It was killing me - even with my earplugs in I can still hear it very clearly. But we were too tired the first night that we didn't even think about changing the room. The second night I was hoping that the train noise was a one-time thing - but I was too naive - here it came again, 12:15am sharp.
This is still a very decent hotel, very spacious room with full kitchen, great for family. However I do suggest that you decline the upgrade (lol) if you ever got one. I forgot to take a picture of the layout, but when I checked out the fire escape map, the original room (studio, not facing city) is actually away from the belt line/train tracks. If we just stayed at what we booked - I think we woulda been fine...
Not Your Typical Residence Inn - in A Good Way!
Reviewed 1 September, 2021
The biggest Residence Inn in North America
Reviewed 28 August, 2021
Been to a ton of Residence Inns, this one is the best...by far. Biggest at 33 stories. Best and largest Buffett (free) and largest 2 story Fitness area. I don't usually wrote reviews but had to. I and wife loved it, both for business and vacation.
Beautiful new property
Reviewed 14 August, 2021
Just did a night stay at this property. Its quite new, opened in 2019 and barely been busy due to the pandemic.
Check-in was smooth. As Marriott Gold, they already put us in on a room with nice city and mountain view. Parking managed by a 3rd party, if you go through the hotel its $30/day. However, I think directly going with the 3rd party (through their app possibly) should get a better deal.
Room was VERY spacious. Clean, tip top condition.
Room came with breakfast. Breakfast was great. 4-5 hot options and plenty of other choices. Spacious dining area. Very impressed !
Only issue I had with the property; the side which we stayed in has train line and IT IS LOUD when the freight trains go by. Good thing was that trains weren't going that frequently. For the light sleepers it can be an issue; suggest asking for room that doesn't fall on the train line side. And thus the 4 rating.
Otherwise, this is a great property. Wont mind staying again (on the side where you avoid the train noise)