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Centro Motel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The bed was comfortable. The shower was good. The room was clean and comfortable. Has microwave and nice mini fridge. And the employees are friendly and helpful. With the hotel located on the trans Canada highway, it is well located. The downside is the bathroom is on the small side.

Stayed two nights and I haven't had a proper sleep from the bed having a big dip in the middle, causing back pains for my spouse and I. There's stains on the sheets and pillows and it's not even worth the price paid. Disappointing considering the reviews weren't too bad.

We stayed here on our 14 night roadtrip round the Canadian Rockies in June 2019 as we wanted to see something beyond the Rockies. The motel is on the very busy highway into Calgary from the Rockies but we weren't troubled too much by traffic noise. However, we did get a lot of noise from the rooms above us. Our room was perfectly fine, clean and with a/c and fast wifi - although the wifi did go down during thunderstorms on the second night and didn't come back on before we left in the morning. There is no microwave in the room but there is one in the dining room used for breakfast which the hotel was happy for us to use in the evening. A short walk from the motel brings you to a local supermarket and liquor store. Petrol is cheap in Calgary The provided breakfast was basic and all we needed. In a city like Calgary, there are so many choices and you could spend forever making up your mind where to stay. We wanted somewhere clean and accessible at a decent price and this motel provided that for us.

Very dated exterior. The railing to the upstairs is a hazard. Loose and wobbly. The exterior door was broke with a piece missing on the inside. The electronic lock did not work and was taped closed. You can see sunlight through the gaps around the door. There is no available plugins to charge cell phone near the bed. The bathroom is tiny. Fan didn’t work. TV picture was fuzzy. The free wifi is incredibly slow. The street noise is terrible. Bed was clean and comfy.

I had a booking through and I the money was deducted and after we arrived the motel after 13 hours driving we found the reception packed with waiting people to check in and after almost 50 mins waiting for them to finish we found the receptionist telling us that he doesn’t have a reservation for us and their system is screwed up that day that is why I took long to sign the others ( who their bookings were not there too) and then he said I don’t have a room for you...he was not helping and not professional, he received two calls from to tell him they had confirmations from the hotel but he wasn’t listening and we ended up booking in another hotel.

They lie. They cheat. They steal. Seriously. They told me that if I didn't need the room for three nights there wouldn't be a problem cancelling or extending. They swiped my card and charged without my permission when I was talking with one of their, "trainees". I realized that I didn't need the third night but they not only refused to change the date but are trying to charge me an extra $25 for leaving a spotless room. Then there's the room . . . SMH people. A cheap lousy paint job using black with cold colours, does not make for a "Boutique"' hotel, and televisions have more than standard def and a dozen channels. and OMG, can you puh-leeze take a bit of Windex, or water and vinegar and wipe down the doors, lights switches, and toilet at least every, oh I dunno - decade! TBH, not the filthiest place I've stayed at, but by far the most brazenly corrupt gaggle of liars and thieves I have come across in my travels. Sadly, I have to dispute every extra charge and will probably have to cancel that credit card and change my Driver's Licence - concerned about identify theft from this crowd.

Stayed here when it was -28C and windy. It was cold outside. We went into our room and it was cold inside. The desk clerk help set the thermostat while we went out to dinner. When we returned, the room was only slightly warmer but they had placed a space heater in the room, obviously because their regular heating system wasn't working properly. The helpful desk clerk was busy trying to get a service person in to fix the problem but was able to provide us with a second space heater. This overloaded the electrical and we were without lights also. It wasn't a simple problem to fix and eventually the desk clerk got approval to get us another room. This room was at least warm and it took us a few hours to thaw our feet in bed. Being so cold outside, the floor in this new room was extremely cold. It must be tile built directly on concrete slab. If you got out of bed, it was a very cold walk to the washroom. 'make sure you left your feet dangling'. The only good features was the helpful desk clerk and that they obviously try to make the rooms pleasant as long as it is not cold out. My final word of advice is to AVOID WHEN COLD out and as a final kick in the face, we forgot our phone charger when we had to change rooms in the dark.

Reeks of stale smoke that has probably been around for 50 years. Comfy beds. Cheap reno that may look good in photos but not that great. Bathroom so tiny it's hard to close the door. Breakfast was decent for the price.

After landing at the airport and picking up our rental car, we were looking for a motel on Hwy 1 on our way to BC. This little gem is exactly as described - clean, comfortable, good location, breakfast included and close to good restaurants. It even has Keurig coffee makers in the room and cozy bath robes. Very accommodating front desk, pet friendly and when we checked we got 20% off. You simply can't beat that deal. Be warned however - you might easily drive by it. It looks dismal - all black with asphalt landscaping - although they have tried to spruce it up with a gazebo - on the asphalt.

The motel looks like a cheap motel on the side of a busy road, you are dead right it is. Inside he furnishing are nice. Bed Comfortable, shower not to bad., close to grocery strore Yet no sound insulation as all, the people next to us had a screaming match for hours and you can hear ever foot step above us. No ice machine. Even know there are signs saying no smoking, smoking is allowed right outside your room door. It’s on a busy road and you can hear automobile all day and night long. Reception gentleman not welcoming 24 hour reception is a joke. We could not check out at 8am no one at reception no after hours key area so we had to leave a message on their intercom system saying we had check out, then left our room key in the room and head out. Breakfast was to be ready yet no staff, no breakfast not reception persons, it was all locked up. Several groups of people like us all waiting around.

4540 16 Ave NW Calgary AB

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Business center

Located in Northwest Calgary, Centro Motel is within a few miles (5 km) of popular sights such as University of Calgary and McMahon Stadium. This 30-room motel welcomes guests with conveniences like free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


A 27-inch flat-screen TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and down comforters, and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and designer toiletries. Other standard amenities include an iPod dock, a refrigerator, and a coffee maker.

Property features

Centro Motel features free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. The front desk is staffed 24 hours a day to help with luggage storage and concierge services. Other amenities at this ski motel include coffee/tea in a common area, a computer station, and free newspapers.

Room options

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Double Room, 2 Double Beds

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

68.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 296 reviews

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