Aloft Calgary University is located just ten minutes’ drive away from the centre of Calgary.
Guests are able to choose from either a king size room sleeping two or a double queen which can sleep up to four people. Room features include mini-fridge, desk with ergonomic chair, comfortable bed linen and a large shower with complimentary toiletries. Accessible rooms are available on request.
Fitness fanatics can enjoy a workout in the gym or a dip in the indoor pool. Free Wi-Fi is available and meeting rooms can be booked for guests’ use. Le Soleil Spa is the perfect place for guests to be pampered. Car hire is offered with the car2go scheme.
W XYZ bar offers cocktails and live music and Re:fuel provides light meals and snacks around the clock in addition to a complimentary breakfast for all guests.
Aloft Calgary University is around 90-minutes’ drive from the stunning Banff National Park.
This location is unbeatable for
anyone needing to stop close to the University of Calgary either for an event
or visiting someone there. Parking is available on-site and there is a train
station just across the road.
The staff at the hotel are friendly and approachable and go out of their way to make your stay the best it can be. Check-in is quick and efficient and reception staff are happy to give advice on where to visit in the local area. It is a dog-friendly property so your pet can travel with you.
The first thing to mention is the
cool décor, lots of thought has gone into creating this hotel environment.
There is a pool, gym, pool table and games in the social area. Wi-FI is
super-fast and very reliable. Breakfast is often included with the room rate
and surpasses expectations. This property is environmentally aware and it also
gives you the option to skip a day’s maid service in return for a food and
Style over substance?
Although the décor is visually
pleasing the seats in the public area are not very comfortable and sound
proofing could be improved as noise travels. Many guests have reported that the
hotel corridors feel like a maze and it can be confusing trying to find your
Middle of nowhere
There is very little in the
immediate vicinity and therefore it is not the type of place where you can just
go for a wander of the local area. Unless you are going to the university or to
the train station you would probably want to stay in the hotel. Some noise or
vibrations may be experienced from the regular trains that pass by.
Limited food choices
The hotel bar offers some food choices but the menu is limited and there is hardly anything nearby to use as an alternative.