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“Value for the Money”
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Econo Lodge South
Ranked #90 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
Manitoba
Level 6 Contributor
125 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“Value for the Money”
Reviewed 14 June 2011

This hotel has seen better days, but the price reflects that.
The unit was equipped with a TV, desk, queen bed, fridge, stove & microwave (& dishes). They also offered free Wi-fi.
The carpet had stains but the room appeared to be clean.

The hotel was busy the night we were there & as a result, there was a fair amount of noise from the adjoining units & the floor above.

An adequate continental breakfast is served in a nice sunny room.

The location is convenient.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2011

I stayed three nights for business. This hotel was nicely appointed, and clean. I also had a pergo floor in my room, instead of carpet. It was a clean, and not loud, so it was a nice change.

Every staff person I interacted with was pleasant and helpful.

The only possible negative is that the area the hotel is in is not the nicest, with an adult bookstore right next door, and it isn't easy to get into, as the entrance is blocked from the main road, so one must go up to the next street and then back down a service road. If that isn't a problem for you, then I would say this is a good value, and a pleasant place to stay.

  • Stayed May 2011
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2 Thank gibbon22
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 21 April 2011

The room was modern and the location is on a main artery with no noise. free breakfast and the swimming pool / hot tub were open late. Wonderful staff.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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1 Thank aneezvancity
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Barrie, Canada
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 July 2010

My husband and I stayed at the econo lodge South while we were visiting Calgary and the Calgary Stampede.We stayed there 8 nights and we found nothing wrong with this hotel. The staff and manager were always helpful.
We stayed in the Altantic Suit which was beautiful and spotless. There was no dirt anywhere in the Suit. We had friends meet us in Calgary and they switched hotels so they could stay at the Econo Lodge. They liked it better then the room they had booked. If we where to go back to Calgary we would stay there again.We were right across the road from the Cheesecake Cafe which was very good dining and on the other side was the Stock Yard Saloon which was a lot of fun in the evenings and we could walk to the hotel from both of these locations. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank Dilly46
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Marion
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2010

I’ve stayed at the hotel a couple of times, last time being just this May. Overall I have been quite satisfied with my stay at the hotel on both occasions. I mean for the money it’s great value. It is close to Chinook shopping mall and in proximity to many restaurants and amenities which makes shopping and eating easy (I really enjoyed the food at Cheesecake Café which is literally on the other side of the street from these guys :) I also liked having a fridge and microwave in my own room. The down side was the “under construction” hot tub, but I have to admit that it wasn’t a deal breaker for me anyway since I prefer swimming in the pool during summer anyway and they’ve promised a bigger and fancier hot tub soon. So I guess bottom line is, if I end up winning a lottery ticket, I wont see this place anymore, but if not, I’ll be staying there again when I go to Calgary.

  • Stayed May 2010, travelled solo
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2 Thank Jack_TH75
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Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2010

We stayed at this Econo Lodge in SW Calgary in September when we drove across Canada to Vancouver.


1. The door to the suite did not lock properly.
2. The window treatments did not close totally.
3. There were holes in the wall that had been recently patched, but not properly sanded or primed and painted afterward.
4. The room was to be non-smoking, yet the bed linens smelled of cigarette smoke.
5. The hotel was overbooked... in late September.


I would not stay here again, knowing what I know now.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank somecanuckchick
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Reviewed 14 February 2010

The Econo Lodge was exactly what we expected and in my opinion represents excellent value for money. Very friendly and efficient check-in staff, all room amenities present and working, plus it was clean and tidy. We didn’t sample the complimentary breakfast but it was laid out as promised, with coffee, juice and pastries. It was almost next door to Chinook mall, which is what we wanted, as we planned to do some shopping before driving down to the Banff the next morning. There were numerous restaurants, (mostly chains), a short drive from the hotel. In conclusion, if you are simply looking for a budget hotel in the South part of Calgary, that has good amenities and is close to a mall, the Econo Lodge would seem a perfect choice.

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Econo Lodge South
Address: 7505 Macleod Trail SW, Calgary, Alberta T2H 0L8, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #90 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge South 2*
Number of rooms: 73
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel is ideally situated in the energetic heart of Macleod Trail. Our location puts you just minutes away from a variety of tourist attractions, restaurants, shopping centres, pubs and nightclubs. Our many amenities and friendly welcoming staff will help set the stage for a total piece of mind during your stay. We offer 73 tastefully appointed guest rooms that will make you feel at home. You can count on our combination of outstanding value and personal service to make your stay as convenient and comfortable as possible. ... more   less 
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