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Martindale, New York, United States
Reviewed 2 September 2016

Great little hotel located on the University of Calgary campus. The staff are superb, the accommodations are delightfully clean, comfortable and simple. Small bistro downstairs serves continental breakfast buffet; simple lunch and dinner; has a bar. I loved this place! And your fellow guests are from all over the world.

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Ilze E, We appreciate you commenting on your recent stay at Hotel Alma. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your time with us. Our restaurant is open daily for our guests to enjoy three meals a day as well as a wonderful afternoon happy hour. We hope to see you again soon, Team Alma

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 September 2016

The staff was excellent, very helpful. The room was nice, clean and fresh. We had a suite which was very well-appointed. Overall we had an excellent stay and would wholeheartedly recommend this hotel to others staying in Calgary. Excellent value and experience overall.

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello 200AKZ Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time in one of our One bedroom suites. As our largest rooms they offer wonderful features including a separate sitting area and king sized beds. We hope to see you again soon, Team Alma

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Great hotel. Super clean room. Walk in shower with seat was greatly appreciated, as well as the handicapped parking in front of the hotel. The location was perfect. A lovely venue for a wedding. Will definitely stay here again.

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello sholmb, Thank you for commenting on your recent stay with us at Hotel Alma. We are pleased to hear that our semi-accessible room and accessible parking made your stay with us more comfortable. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Alma in the future. Team Alma

Reviewed 29 August 2016

Overall the experience was really pleasant. Staff was nice. They are very accommodating if you have a family or even a baby. I booked the room and requested to have a crib and it showed up without asking for it again. I had the one bedroom and den. It was still a little small, but overall it was fine. They...

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Samantha A, We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us at Hotel Alma. We are happy to hear that our staff was able to accommodate your request for a crib in the room, we do our best to accommodate all of our guests requests. We will ensure your comments regarding the restaurant are...

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 August 2016

I didn't actually stay in the Alma itself but was in the Yamnuska Hall summer residence, which is managed by the Hotel Alma, and is less than 5 minutes walk from there. My room was spotless. Check In/Out was at the Hotel Alma. Yamnuska has all the benefits of the Alma including access to the cafe/restaurant which was great. It...

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello DonaldoNZ Thank you for taking the time to comment on your stay in Yamnuska Hall this summer. These rooms are available to guests during the summer months as an economical option. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found the rooms to meet all of your needs. Our team takes great pride in these rooms...

Maple Ridge, Canada
Reviewed 24 August 2016

We had a 1 br suite. Fridge, microwave, 2 TVs; Fairly Euro styling. Room has air-conditioning and blinds. Washroom is okay - not too small. Things were clean and housekeeping can be arranged. Bistro Alma downstairs is a functional and somewhat pleasant diner. The bed is a double and not a queen. It has a mattress that has a waterproof...

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Eric G, Thank you for taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Hotel Alma. I am sorry to hear that you did not find the bed fit your needs. Our team checks the mattresses regularly to ensure their quality meets our standards,...

Toronto
Reviewed 23 August 2016

I found Hotel Alma on Trivago, as one of the cheaper options for a night's stay in Calgary, close to the airport. I was completely impressed by the helpful and friendly staff and the appearance of the space. My room was great - and more affordable than a regular hotel - though it looked and felt like a hotel!! I...

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Q4120STkarenK, We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your recent stay with us at Hotel Alma. It is wonderful to hear that you enjoyed your first stay with us at Hotel Alma. In addition to our convenience store and restaurant we have many other options directly on campus that our guests are able to enjoy. We hope...

Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Worst experience ever, booked through hotwire for 2 rooms @ their so called hotel. When checked in was not put into the hotel but into the dorm room section. When front desk was informed about what i had booked I was told to pay an extra 30$ per room to be put into the hotel section. The dorm room beds...

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Bilal S, Thank you for passing along your comments about your stay in one of our student apartment. We are sorry to hear that you were unaware that a student room had been reserved for you, these room types are also available for online bookings as well as Hotel Alma. We do hope that you will call the hotel...

Canada
Reviewed 31 July 2016

Pleasantly surprised with our stay at the Hotel Alma. Were not sure what to expect, with it being on a university campus. The hotel and room appeared to be renovated and were clean. Breakfast was included each morning, and access granted to the University of Calgary gym/pool across the street. Within walking distance on the grounds we found Starbucks, various...

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Beach_Babe_033 Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us at Hotel Alma. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your time on campus and were able to take advantage of all that we have to offer. The University Campus offers a wonderful environment to our guests with many dining options, stores and activities available....

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Yamnuska Hall where Hotel Alma apartments are located. On the plus side - inexpensive, relatively close to downtown, clean, large fridge and microwave, Starbucks and Domino's on site, free wifi with strong signal. On the downside - bed was really uncomfortable and too high off the ground for small kids, no hair dryers, only 1 towel per person...

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AlmaManagement, Front Office Manager at Hotel Alma, responded to this review

Hello Dawn_Nadeau We appreciate you taking the time to comment on your time in one of our Residence buildings. During the summer months the University offers student dormitories to guests looking for less expensive accommodations. We hope that you found this option comfortable for your needs. Should you wish to book a hotel room on your next visit we hope...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
  • Free Breakfast
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Pool
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Meeting Rooms
  • Conference Facilities
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Set in the vibrant heart of the University of Calgary campus, Hotel Alma treats guests to gracious service, friendly rates, and a host of accommodating spaces. Alma features 96 rooms and suites, a stylish bistro, and conference facilities for up to 125 people. Rates include continental breakfast, access to campus fitness facilities, wireless internet, local calls and long distance calls in Canada and the USA (excluding Alaska and Hawaii). ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Alma

Address: 169 University Gate NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 1N4, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Price Range: €59 - €116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hotel Alma 2.5*
Number of rooms: 96
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“I had heard that some of the rooms were quiet or at least didn't have paper thin walls. I was not in one of those.”
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“if you have a baby, pick the one bedroom with den”
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“Ask about the rooms and the suites to compare. Hotel seems to have 2 names.”
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“Maybe request a room on a floor that does not have teams as I suspect this hotel might be used as a venue for visiting university teams,”
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