Hotel Alma - Calgary

169 University Gate Nw, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T, Calgary, Canada, T2N 1N4  show map
 3 stars
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Hotel Alma - Calgary

 Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Sports activities

Tennis court

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Reflex massage

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

The stylish 3-star Alma offers a modern accommodation in an entertainment area of Calgary.

Guests will appreciate Alma close proximity to Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Market Mall and Robert the Bruce statue. The hotel lies within 5 minutes' walk of University Theatre - University of Calgary, Calgary University and McMahon Stadium.

A mall, markets and shops are within easy reach of the hotel.

Guests can reach Alma by car from Calgary International airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

Alma is a property in Calgary that comes with 96 rooms and provides a microwave, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, IDD telephone and climate control. The rooms have a modern-style décor and light wood furniture.

Eat & Drink

Breakfast is served in the bar each morning. Guests can relax in the coffee bar serving complimentary drinks.

Services

There are cars and bicycles for rent on site.

Relax

On-site fitness facilities include aerobics classes, aqua fitness and a gym. Alma offers sports activities including lawn tennis, snow skiing and racquetball.

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 rooms:   96.

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Facilities

General

  • Free Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning in public areas
  • Gay friendly
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Souvenir shop
  • Coffee shop
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Hairdresser
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage
  • Bicycle storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Sports & Fitness

  • Aqua fitness
  • Skiing
  • Tennis court
  • Aerobics
  • Fitness center
  • Squash
  • Tennis

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Cafe
  • Picnic area/Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Health club
  • Theater
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • City view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Washing machine
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Microwave

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from 15:00 - 05:00 hours

Check-Out

  • until 11:00 - 11:00 hours

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

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Hotel Address:

169 University Gate Nw, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T, Calgary, Canada, T2N 1N4

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City Center
  • Calgary
    2.2 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • University C Train
    2700 ft
  • Heritage C Train
    7.2 mi
  • Bus stop
    700 ft
Restaurants
  • Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary (cuisine: Canadian)
    1000 ft
  • Moose McGuire's Beanery
    2400 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from 15:00 - 05:00 hours
  • Check-Out:
    until 11:00 - 11:00 hours
  • Number of rooms:
    96

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Rooms and availability

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  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Air conditioning
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This suite provides a minibar, 2 flat-screen TVs and offers views of the city or campus.

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    How to reach hotel

    hotel Hotel Alma - Calgary Calgary location
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    Hotel Address:

    169 University Gate Nw, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T, Calgary, Canada, T2N 1N4

    Get directions
    City Center
    • Calgary
      2.2 mi
    Airports
    Train Stations
    • University C Train
      2700 ft
    • Heritage C Train
      7.2 mi
    • Bus stop
      700 ft
    Restaurants
    • Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary (cuisine: Canadian)
      1000 ft
    • Moose McGuire's Beanery
      2400 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-In:
      from 15:00 - 05:00 hours
    • Check-Out:
      until 11:00 - 11:00 hours
    • Number of rooms:
      96

    Hotel Awards

    CanadianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCalgaryHotel Alma

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

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    • City of Calgary - 1.4 mi
    • Brentwood Community Assoc - 1.6 mi
    • Sait Campus Ctr - 1.9 mi

    Train stations

    • University C Train - 2300 ft

    Amusement

    Stadiums

    • Norma Bush Arena - 2000 ft
    • McMahon Stadium - 3700 ft

    Museums

    • Nickle Arts Museum - 1000 ft

    Halls

    • Banff Trail Community Assn - 1.1 mi
    • Parkdale Community Assn - 1.1 mi
    • Varsity Community Assn - 1.4 mi
    • Maritime Reunion Assn of AB - 1.4 mi
    • Hounsfield Heights Briar Hill - 1.6 mi
    • Wildwood Community Assn - 1.8 mi
    • Euro-Canadian Cultural Ctr - 1.8 mi

    Universities, Institutes

    College Campuses

    Local Attractions

    • Edworthy Park & Douglas Fir Trail - 1.5 mi
      Spruce Drive, Calgary
    • Confederation Park - 2.1 mi
      10 St and 24 Ave NW, Calgary
    • Nose Hill Park - 2.4 mi
      5620 14 St NW, Calgary
    • Bowmont Park - 1.9 mi
      85 St. N.W. & 48 Ave. N.W., Calgary
    • Riley Park - 2.2 mi
      800 12 St NW, Calgary

    Near the hotelNear the hotel

    • Rothney Astrophysical Observatory - 1100 ft
      Hwy 22, 2.4 km south of Hwy 22X, Calgary

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary - 1000 ft

        Address: 2500 University Drive NW

        Cuisine: Canadian
        Price Range: USD 10 - USD 15

      • Hi-Ball Restaurant Licensed - 2400 ft

        Address: 1941 Uxbridge Dr NW # 3
        Phone: (403) 284-3324

        60% likes this, based on 11 reviews
        Cuisine: Chinese

      • Redwater Rustic Grille - Northwest - 2700 ft

        Address: 1935 Uxbridge Drive NW
        Phone: 4032200222

        60% likes this, based on 66 reviews
        Cuisine: Californian
        Price Range: USD 21 - USD 41

      • Moose McGuire's Beanery - 2400 ft

        Address: 1941 Uxbridge Dr. N.W.
        Phone: 403-289-9184

      • Saigon Star Vietnamese Cuisine - 2600 ft

        Address: 1, 1941 Uxbridge Dr N.W

        Cuisine: Vietnamese

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from 15:00 - 05:00 hours
      • Check-Out:
        until 11:00 - 11:00 hours
      • Number of rooms:
        96

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      Hotel Alma Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Hotel Alma

      Individual guest reviews

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        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.

      • Couple
        9.6

        Quiet area not too far from stampede and downtown.

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

      • Couple
        9.2

        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.

      • Older travelers
        5.0

        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.

      • Older travelers
        7.8

        The location & continental breakfast included.

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

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        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.

      • Single
        9.6

        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.

      • Single
        10.0

        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.

      • Single
        10.0

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

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        -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.

      • Group of friends
        9.6

        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

      • Single
        7.4

        Close proximity to McEwan Conference Centre; Free continental breakfast

        Extra fee for parking

      • Single
        8.8

        The convinience of being on campus.

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

      • Single
        9.2

        Clean,new, friendly staff. Good value for money

        Bistro can be noisy - poor acoustics

      • Single
        7.8

        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

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Hotel Alma - Calgary Calgary location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      169 University Gate Nw, Calgary, Alberta, Canada T, Calgary, Canada, T2N 1N4

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Calgary
        2.2 mi
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • University C Train
        2700 ft
      • Heritage C Train
        7.2 mi
      • Bus stop
        700 ft
      Restaurants
      • Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary (cuisine: Canadian)
        1000 ft
      • Moose McGuire's Beanery
        2400 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from 15:00 - 05:00 hours
      • Check-Out:
        until 11:00 - 11:00 hours
      • Number of rooms:
        96

      Hotel Awards

      CanadianHOTEL AWARDSHighly RecommendedCalgaryHotel Alma

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

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