Hotel Alma - Calgary

169 University Gate Nw, Calgary, AB, Canada, T2N 1N4show map
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SuperbBased on  73 reviews
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Overview

Featuring a tennis court and a hairdresser, the 3-star Hotel Alma offers 96 modern guestrooms.

Hills and parks as well as Nose Hill Park and Olympic Oval are located nearby. Nestled in the university district and 4 km from the city center.

Hotel Alma is set close to shopping centers, a market and a pharmacy.

Hotel Alma is at a short distance from University C train station. A mere 15 minutes’ drive from Calgary International.

Rooms

Hotel Alma features rooms with a bright interior that come with individual climate control, a safe, TV, a mini-refrigerator and a CD player for a pleasant stay in Calgary. Room facilities also include a microwave and coffee/tea makers for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

A breakfast is served in the restaurant. The property features a 24-hour restaurant serving seasonal dishes. Guests can share a meal in Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary and Redwater Rustic Grille, located about 350 meters away.

Services

A video projector, a slide projector and a copier are also offered at the hotel.

Relax

A health club and a steam room are available for guests' relaxation. The on-site activities include snow skiing, basketball and lawn tennis.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site at CAD 10 per day.

Number of floors:   7.  Number of rooms:   96.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

CAD 10 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Steam bath

Massage

Health club

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Aqua fitness
  • Skiing
  • Hiking
  • Cycling
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Squash
  • Aerobics

Services

  • Housekeeping
  • Car rental
  • Bicycle rental
  • Ski equipment rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Medical facilities service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots
  • High chairs
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Theatre
  • Health club
  • Steam bath
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Washing machine
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 3 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children4 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Alberta Civil Liberties Research CentreAlberta Civil Liberties Research Centre400 ft
Outdoor Program CentreOutdoor Program Centre400 ft
University C TrainUniversity C Train2300 ft
Campus CoveCampus Cove1000 ft
Olympic OvalOlympic Oval700 ft
Norma Bush ArenaNorma Bush Arena2000 ft
Foothills Athletic ParkFoothills Athletic Park2700 ft
Nickle Arts MuseumNickle Arts Museum1000 ft
University of CalgaryUniversity of Calgary700 ft
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Graduate Lounge at the University of CalgaryGraduate Lounge at the University of Calgary1100 ft2500 University Drive NW
Moose McGuire's BeaneryMoose McGuire's Beanery2400 ft1941 Uxbridge Dr. N.W.
Hi-Ball Restaurant LicensedHi-Ball Restaurant Licensed2400 ft1941 Uxbridge Dr NW # 3
Saigon Star Vietnamese CuisineSaigon Star Vietnamese Cuisine2600 ft1, 1941 Uxbridge Dr N.W
Redwater Rustic Grille - NorthwestRedwater Rustic Grille - Northwest2800 ft1935 Uxbridge Drive NW
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Leather Pocket BilliardsLeather Pocket Billiards2.7 mi
Rosemont Community AssnRosemont Community Assn2.1 mi
North Haven Community AssnNorth Haven Community Assn2.5 mi
Rosedale Community Hall and SchlRosedale Community Hall and Schl2.9 mi
Highland Park Community CtrHighland Park Community Ctr2.9 mi
Rocky Mountain CollegeRocky Mountain College4000 ft
Alberta Bible CollegeAlberta Bible College2.1 mi
Pace Completion ProgramPace Completion Program2.1 mi
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Chinese Cultural CentreChinese Cultural Centre3.4 mi191 1st Street SW
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Getting around
Airports
Train
University C Train2700 ft
Brentwood C train 4000 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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Reviews
8.4
SuperbBased on  73  reviews
  • 9.2
    Superb

    I love the location, the included breakfast (although it has been downgraded a bit from last year), the room is clean, the bath & bodyworks shampoo and conditioner is a nicer touch than other hotels, the store has good choices for the rooms - which has a microwave, fridge and coffee maker and those are ideal for me when I travel. I found the bed comfortable, and the room clean, if small. The free internet, long distance calls, and breakfast were all key reasons I chose to stay at Alma, outside of the location.

    I used to work in the hotel business and my one and only concern about Hotel Alma (as it was last year and this) is the security issue. I took a number of courses about security, and Alma doesn't provide the basic safety measures that, as a woman who travels alone, I need. There is no in-room safe (really I don't feel safe with those anyhow, so that is less of an issue). More significantly, there is no dead bolt on the door, for added security at night, and there is no chain lock. Anyone with a hotel key can gain access to the room. There is no additional protection for when I am in my room. I understand limited people would have access to that kind of key, however when I am in a room alone, I want to know that I have the ability to stop anyone from entering. For my safety. Also, when in the restaurant for early breakfasts, the staff ask verbally as you go by which room you are in. Which requires a verbal response in front of others. As the front desk staff obviously know, a security measure for travelers is to have the room number written down and handed to them, without verbally saying it in front of others. The restaurant staff could (as we used to do at our hotel) provide a 'nil' receipt for the person to sign and add a room number, eliminating people from getting free breakfasts on a random room number, and also giving the person the opportunity to sign a tip to their room! It works for security, staff tips and for managing breakfast customers.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Quiet area not too far from stampede and downtown.

    If anything, Menu a little sparse. Otherwise all good.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The staff are very kind and helpful. The room is clean, cozy and quiet. You do have some choices of breakfast in the bistro, better than expected.

    My room (with a queen bed) is small, while it is not really a big deal.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    Location was great. Literally a 4 minute walk from Mcmahon Stadium.

    This Hotel did not offer what it promised to offer. Although Hotel Alma is located in a excellent location, it did not prove to be excellent in anyother way. The rooms are exremley small and the continental breakfeast offered nothing different then a convenience store (store bought pastries and muffins with some bread and one toaster for everyone to use). The facilities are all located on the u of c campus, so be prepared to make an event of wanting to hit the gym or pool. As well the parking for guests of the hotel was not marked properly and after much hassle, we were sent to an underground parkade a ways away (I know I would not have wanted to do that walk alone at night). The complaint that takes the cake though, was the mainentance workers outside at 5 am!! I quite literally lied awake from 5am on listeniing to the bfi bin being emptied and the lawn moers running. To say the least, I am very upset with my stay and I would never choose to stay at Hotel Alma again.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    The location & continental breakfast included.

    Noise level can be high in the hallways due to poor soundproofing in the walls.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    The staff!! All were excellent and very friendly and happy. We spoke frequently about how great the staff was. I even had the pleasure to ride the elevator with some of the cleaning staff and we shared some laughs. Everyone was very friendly, courteous and professional. I can not say enough about the staff from those who worked the front desk, to those in the cafe, to those who toiled to keep the place spotless.

    The only negative thing is the lack of a useable set of stairs. The designer of the building should have made the stair case more central and useable. I heard from other guests that the stairs lead straight outside! I know this is good for leaving a building in case of, for instance, fire. But this design prohibits individuals from using the stairs as an alternative to the elevator which requires electricity.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    I loved the location. The campus is beautiful and the view was really nice. The hotel was quiet and comfortable ad staff were friendly and helpful. I enjoyed the fitness center and pool. The convenience of bing on capus while moving my daughter out of residence was such a relaxing stress-free treat and help.

    The bistro for dinner was a bit disappointing.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    An absolutely unexpectedly beautiful hotel. The room was extremely classy, comfortable, lovely decor, beautiful view, etc. Very good free extras, such as free long distance in North America and free access to campus facilities such as the pool and gym.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    I liked the feeling of staying in a safe place, as I was alone in the city.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    -Price, proximity to my conference, variety of amenities (fridge, microwave), friendly staff.

    Initial use of elevator was confusing. The sign on the Ground Floor "UP" button doesn't say anything. Parking was a minor inconvenience - as was paying for parking.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Like the bistro - menu selection limited but satisfactory. continental breakfast - excellent. Wine selection reasonable. Staff pleasant, very pleasant - helpful! Minimilist design of the room - excellent. Wi-fi - useful. Free phone calls in N. America - a nice perk! Security - seems excellent. Recycling option appreciated. Parking reasonably priced and satisfactory. Frankly, there is nothing that I do not like about the Alma. I recommend it to friends. The Ctrain is not far!

    There is nothing I do not like about the Alma

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Close proximity to McEwan Conference Centre; Free continental breakfast

    Extra fee for parking

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The convinience of being on campus.

    A more comfortable sofa and a larger coffe table. Firmer pillows.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Clean,new, friendly staff. Good value for money

    Bistro can be noisy - poor acoustics

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    very convenient to University of Calgary...nice continental breakfast in pleasant restaurant, free long distance telephone, good bed,

    room is a bit small, restaurant dinner menu limited

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Highlights
8
SuperbBased on  73 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Hotels Recommended by Guests in Canada

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 3 yearsExisting beddingFREEExtra bedAll children4 - 12 yearsExtra bed
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Train
University C Train2700 ft
Brentwood C train 4000 ft
Bus
Bus stop700 ft
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