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Hotel Alma

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4.0
478 reviews
+1 403-220-3203

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Free Breakfast
Pool
Fitness Center

Budget Friendly Prices in the Suburbs

Affordable Location

Hotel Alma at the University of Calgary is conveniently located just 14 minutes from the Downtown West End district. In a matter of minutes, guests can enjoy all that the city has to offer via car, taxi, public bus, or light rapid transit. There are also private shuttle or sedan services to take you around town or to and from the Calgary International Airport only 23 minutes from the hotel.

Comfort and Style

Visitors staying at Hotel Alma enjoy all the comforts of home in the cozy confines of their room each equipped with cable, flat-screen television, desk and chair, and wireless Internet. Guests have a choice of the Eurostyle room featuring a queen bed, coffeemaker, microwave, and mini-refrigerator. The one-bedroom suits features a king bed, living room, pull out sofa, wet bar, two TVs, and DVD player. The City Suite is a step above with its lush furnishings, panoramic views of the skyline, plush linens, daily housekeeping, and complimentary continental breakfast at the bistro.

Inexpensive Accommodations

Guests booking at the hotel can take advantage of the competitive Hotel Alma Calgary rates that include amenities such as complimentary newspapers, business center, indoor pool, fully equipped fitness center, and dry cleaning and laundry services. Dining is available at Bistro Alma where you'll dine amid the sparkle and pizzazz of crystal chandeliers, glass bar, and iconic decor. Guests also have access to Hotel Alma Calgary on site self-parking, concierge services, and extra storage for winter sports equipment. For guests returning after hours and in need of a snack or beverage, a variety of items are available at the minibar located at the front desk. 

Things to Do

There is plenty of entertainment near Hotel Alma to keep guests busy. Nearby, the Olympic Oval and Spire Sculpture are inspiring while the Canada Olympic Park provides a cool recreational place for skiing, snowboarding, skating, and mountain biking. Enjoy the day at Bowmont Park Natural Area or Edworthy Park for leisurely walks or picnics, or visit historic Fort Calgary. Established in 1875, Fort Calgary offers tours, interactive exhibits, dining, and scheduled shows and performances.

The Bottom Line

No matter what time of year you plan to travel, Hotel Alma will save you money with its competitive and budget friendly prices. Along with comfortable rooms, the hotel offers a guest-friendly location with easy access to major highways, attractions, airport, and downtown venues.

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169 University Gate North West
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
Overall Guest Score
4.0
Vibe
"Stylish lobby furniture" "Whole hotel was modern and very clean"
100% said it was a stylish hotel.
100% thought, the hotel was modern.
Amenities
"Stylish lobby furniture" "Modern decor"
88% thought the building was wonderful.
100% thought the architecture was beautiful.
Wellness Area
"Fitness facility across the street" "Great facilities for work out"
top-notch fitness area, thought 88%.
Service
"Staff was welcoming, and attentive" "Owner was very flexible and efficient"
92% found the staff to be very friendly.
61% said the reception staff was ok.
Location
"Also very close to Market Mall" "Close to buses"
93% liked the proximity to sightseeing.
Not enough parking facilities, according to 72%.
Breakfast
"Gluten free cereal" "Did not have scrambled eggs"
95% were happy with the price of the breakfast.
Room
"We could not get the AC" "Noisy ventilation"
64% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.
77% said rooms were small.
WiFi
"Check in as the computers weren't working" "Wifi sometimes intermittent"
65% said the wifi quality was bad.
Comfort
"We could not get the AC" "Noisy ventilation"
64% didn't like the uncomfortable beds.
77% said rooms were small.

Good to know...

Rooms could be larger
Parking is rare
Wonderful sightseeing
Clean rooms
Expert Reviews
Lonely Planet
Some cruel critics claim Calgary lacks alma (soul), and although this fashionable boutique...
Rough Guide
Smart, cheerful and compact rooms, with retro, vaguely 1970s decor, on the university campus. Way out in the northwest suburbs, but with all the student facilities.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Business Center
Concierge
Fitness Center
Free Breakfast
Free Wifi
Golf
Handicap
No Smoking
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 3:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 12:00pm
# of Rooms
96
Fees
Required
  • Deposit: CAD 50.00 per day
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: CAD 10.00 per night (in/out privileges)
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible
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