$96 Avg/night
Rate based on Check-in: Aug 2, 2014 Check-out: Aug 3, 2014

Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

2 stars
2231 Banff Trail, Calgary, AB T2M 4L2
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.0
out of 5
10 reviews
Excellent friendly service

Half business half pleasure excellent location for restaurants and access to shopping really... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 26, 2011
Excellent friendly service

Half business half pleasure excellent location for restaurants and access to shopping really... See full review

  • Anonymous
  • Jun 26, 2011
Comfortable, award-winning accommodations near University of Calgary
The Econo Lodge Inn and Suites University is an award winner in Motel Village, convenient to the Trans Canada Highway and light rail transit. Hop on the nearby train and be in downtown Calgary in no time. Gorgeous Banff National Park is less than an hour away by car, while the University of Calgary and Foothills Athletic Park are only minutes away. Back at the hotel, the heated indoor pool keeps guests entertained and the hot tub is perfect for soaking cares away. Stick to an exercise routine at the on-site fitness center, available to all guests.
Highlights
  • Heated indoor pool
  • Complimentary continental breakfast
  • Free parking
Rooms
Guest rooms at the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites University have kitchenettes, air conditioning and high-speed Internet access (fees apply). One parking space is complimentary with each reservation. All guests are invited to enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast.
Features

There is so much to do around Calgary, and the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites University is in a great location for taking it all in. Head out the Trans-Canada Highway toward the mountains and arrive in gorgeous Banff in about an hour. The Calgary Light Rail Transit system offers an easy way to get to the city center and is only a short walk from the hotel. Once there, browse boutiques, grab a meal, or see a show. Heritage Park offers a fascinating glimpse at Canadian history, the view from Calgary Tower is unbeatable, and there is almost always something exciting going on at Canada Olympic Park.

 

With a heated indoor pool, there is no shortage of fun at the Econo Lodge Inn and Suites University, either. Soak in the hot tub for a while to feel like a completely new person. Stick to an established exercise routine with access to the on-site fitness center. No matter how the day transpires, be sure to start it off right with a free continental breakfast.
Transportation
  • C-Train Station (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Calgary International Airport (10.5 mi/17 km)
Attractions
  • Telus World of Science (2.8 mi/4.5 km)
  • Calgary Stampede (3.5 mi/4.6 km)
  • Calgary Tower (3.7 mi/5.9 km)
  • Canada Olympic Park (5.3 mi/8.5 km)
  • Heritage Park (5.8 mi/9.4 km)
  • Banff National Park (70 mi/115 km)
Business
  • Free High-speed Internet access.
Policies and fees
Credit card authorization and imprint is required upon check-in for all reservations. Parking policy: first come first serve. One parking space per reservation. For additional parking, nominal fee may apply.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • WiFi
  • Indoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
Air conditioned
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Ice machine
24 hour security
Activities
Indoor pool
Exercise gym
Dining
Free breakfast
Coffee maker in room
Meal plan - continental
Services
Guest laundromat
News stand
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Outdoor parking
Bus parking
Accessibility
Ramp access to buildings
Brailled elevators
Room
Television with cable
Radio
Telephone
AM/FM alarm clock
Hairdryer in room
Sofa bed
Iron

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Hotel Map

51.068 -114.1135
Nearby airports
Calgary Int'l. Airport, (YYC), 18.00, KM, E;
Area description
City Center, Stampede Park12K

Nearby points of interest

  • Calgary Tower: 2.7 mi
  • Pengrowth Saddledome: 3.4 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
03:00 PM
Check-out:
11:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

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Guest Reviews (10)

Ratings and reviews for Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

Overall score

4 / 5
5.01.0
10 out of 10
Amenities:
3.5
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4.3
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.4
Value:
3.7

100% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Lilia Traveler
San Diego, California
Sep 30, 2013

Calgary

The price was great for the location and amenities. A heartier breakfast buffet and perhaps a little more attention to the cleaning details is what I would suggest.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
4
Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

The C-Train is right down the street and for $3 it got us to Downtown Calgary and within 1 block from great restaurants and the Calgary Tower.

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
NFGT
Lockport, NY
Sep 18, 2013

good hotel for the money

No problems with the room or staff but every day our room keys would stop working and we would have to go back downstairs to the desk to have them reset. Everyday they gave a different excuse why it happened. Being over 70, on the 5th floor, and almost the last room in the hallway this became a real pain in the xxx. Other that that we were happy with the hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

5 restaurants right around the corner

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
LZed
Business
Houston, TX
Sep 9, 2013

cheap, simple, clean, friendly

Everything went very well during my stay. Room cleaning service was great and front desk staff very friendly. My only complaints are that there was no office center; I had to pay the front desk 25¢/page for printing. And the breakfast is pretty terrible: watered down juices and very little in the way of fruits, for example, to go with the cereals, yogurts, etc. I think that for the price, that is some unnecessary corner cutting. The rest of the stay was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
dan da man
Calgary, AB, Canada
Mar 4, 2012

It was alright...

One of the cheapest hotels I could find, but rooms were alright... No restaurant in the hotel, but they have a pool, hottub, and some cardio equipment. Free breakfast is cereal, toast, pastries, and muffins. Staff was friendly enough. Internet was very slow. Basically a no frills place, but clean and cheap.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Behind the hotel are several restaurants, but fences prevent you from walking through the alley. Best to walk in front of the hotels and around.

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Jasper, Alberta
Jun 26, 2011

Excellent friendly service

Half business half pleasure excellent location for restaurants and access to shopping really enjoyed our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurants on the main street allows you variety without having to lose your parking spot at hotel.

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Jasper, Alberta
Jun 26, 2011

Excellent friendly service

Half business half pleasure excellent location for restaurants and access to shopping really enjoyed our stay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Restaurants on the main street allows you variety without having to lose your parking spot at hotel.

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov 19, 2010

Good University Location

Nice room, friendly service, & close to the C-Train.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Football Stadium, Olympic Oval, & University.

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Salt Lake City, Utah
Nov 19, 2010

Good University Location

Nice room, friendly service, & close to the C-Train.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Football Stadium, Olympic Oval, & University.

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
poorer
east coast
Mar 9, 2010

For the money as good as it gets.

Nice location,very clean,nice breakfast,working machines in the fitness center,super laundry room ( 4 new machines, big clean clothes bench and a sink )and a heating unit that was not a clunker and gave quiet even heat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Calgary Zoo......very children friendly....great dinosaur section with action dinosaurs.

Review of Econo Lodge Inn & Suites University

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
poorer
east coast
Mar 9, 2010

For the money as good as it gets.

Nice location,very clean,nice breakfast,working machines in the fitness center,super laundry room ( 4 new machines, big clean clothes bench and a sink )and a heating unit that was not a clunker and gave quiet even heat.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Calgary Zoo......very children friendly....great dinosaur section with action dinosaurs.

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