We were over from the UK, spending four weeks in British Columbia and Alberta starting and finishing in Vancouver.
We needed somewhere economical and well placed to stay for five nights while in Calgary and the Thrift Lodge fitted the bill.
The lodge is on the outskirts of the city, handy for arriving and leaving from and to the west. The C-Train is about 5 mins walk away, and very convenient for getting into the downtown area.
There are many restaurants around, we can recommend “Phil’s” ....though they tend to close around 9pm, which to English travellers is a bit early, so we mostly ate in the city.
The lady on reception when we arrived had our room ready even though we were a few hours early, she was very helpful and gave us information on the city, a map and change for the C-Train tram system.
The room was clean and tidy and well presented, we had problems with the plumbing on the second day, and the maintenance man was there within five minutes to fix it.
Coffee is available 24 hours in the lobby as is a small complimentary breakfast of orange juice, coffee, muffins and pastries and free newspaper between 7-9am.
The room was warm, but during our stay so was the city, and we had several thunderstorms, the air-conditioning was effective though too noisy to leave on all night.
No safe in the room, but that is not unusual we have found for motels over here in Canada.
We were on the first floor, and there is no lift so we had to carry our heavy cases up the stairs.
In conclusion for what we paid, great value and a good location.
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