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Calgary North Thriftlodge
Ranked #94 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
St. John's, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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“Nice location, comfortable room”
Reviewed 17 July 2010

This was the first time I have stayed in a hotel where the entrance was from the outside. I had been skeptical about it, but the room was rather comfortable.
Unfortunately, it was a hot day in April when I stayed and I was unable to sleep with the air conditioner on, as it was rather noisy. Perhaps it would have been best to stay on the bottom level, as it felt as though the guest below me had their heat cranked up on high.
The staff was more than helpful in getting me connected online when I had trouble.
I would stay here again, but perhaps on a cooler evening.

  • Stayed April 2010, travelled solo
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Reviewed 29 June 2010

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.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 July 2006

When they say they are located right on the main highway, they mean they are located right on the main highway. The noise from the highway was unbearable. If the highway didnt keep you up the noisy other tenants did. After checking in the police were picking up two prostitutes beside the hotel. We would not recommend this noisy, dated, classless hotel located in a less than desirable location.

Stayed June 2006
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Reviewed 9 February 2005

Seems to be your average 2 star place
room was clean
bathroom was generally clean
there was still hair in the bathtub. yuck.
paid 65 plus tax - 72 dollars it turned out for the night
manager's special.
ask for this
or print out the 5 dollar coupon from the traveldge web site

would stay here again
located near the U of C
can't really walk anywhere
near the Banff Trail C train stop

staff was friendly and helpful
room didn't have iron/ironing board but borrowed from front desk
no internet
no breakfast
closest to the highway
street noise and neighbours were heard

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6 Thank Grogieur Eoguerwo
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Additional Information about Calgary North Thriftlodge

Property: Calgary North Thriftlodge
Address: 2304 16 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2M 0M5, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Calgary > Northwest Calgary
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #94 of 109 Hotels in Calgary
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,351 - ₹ 6,754
Hotel Class:2 star — Calgary North Thriftlodge 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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