Hotel Alma - Calgary

169 University Gate Nw, 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

Golf course

Cycling

Hiking

 Spa and relaxation

Health club

Reflex massage

Steam bath

 Breakfast

Continental breakfast

Overview

Offering 96 en-suite rooms, Hotel Alma features an indoor swimming pool, a health club and a picnic area.

Many Calgary sights, including Robert the Bruce statue, Nose Hill Park and Confederation Park are about 30 minutes' walk from the property. The center of Calgary is 4 km away from the venue.

Hotel Alma is set close to a pharmacy, a shopping mall and book stores.

University C train station is a 10-minute walk from the property. The hotel is around 10 km from Calgary International airport.

Rooms

Alma is a contemporary hotel offering rooms with modern-style décor and a mini-refrigerator, TV, free Wi-Fi, IDD telephone and a safe as well as a microwave and coffee/tea makers. The guestrooms feature tile floor and light wood furnishing.

Eat & Drink

Seasonal dishes are served in the stylish restaurant on site. Guests can dine at Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary and Redwater Rustic Grille located within a 5-minute walk of the property.

Services

The hotel offers car and bicycle rental services for travelling an entertainment area.

Relax

Reflex massage and steam baths are available on site. The property provides aqua fitness, a fitness center and a gym along with lawn tennis, snow skiing and hiking.

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

General

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Bed and breakfast
  • Paid breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area
  • Cafe
  • Picnic area/Tables

Meeting facilities

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

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available
  • High chairs
  • Playground
  • DVDs/Videos for children
  • Board games

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway beds
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Microwave

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • In-room computer
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local telephone calls
  • CD player
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  3 pm

Check-out

  • until  12 pm

Children and extra beds

  • One child under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Calgary
    3.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • University C Train
    800 m
  • Brentwood C train
    1.3 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary (cuisine: Canadian)
    300 m
  • Moose McGuire's Beanery
    710 m
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  12 pm
  • Number of floors:
    7
  • Number of rooms:
    96

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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, Canada, T2N 1N4

        Get directions
        City Center
        • Calgary
          3.6 km
        Airports
        Train Stations
        • University C Train
          800 m
        • Brentwood C train
          1.3 km
        • Bus stop
          200 m
        Restaurants
        • Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary (cuisine: Canadian)
          300 m
        • Moose McGuire's Beanery
          710 m
        Hotel information
        • Check-in:
          from  3 pm
        • Check-out:
          until  12 pm
        • Number of floors:
          7
        • Number of rooms:
          96

        Hotel Awards

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        What's nearby

        Tourist attractions

        • City of Calgary - 2.3 km

        Train stations

        Shopping areas

        Amusement

        • Campus Cove - 300 m
        • Laser Tag Adventure - 1.4 km

        Stadiums

        • Norma Bush Arena - 600 m

        Museums

        • Nickle Arts Museum - 300 m

        Parks

        Halls

        • Banff Trail Community Assn - 1.7 km
        • Parkdale Community Assn - 1.7 km
        • Varsity Community Assn - 2.2 km
        • Maritime Reunion Assn of AB - 2.3 km
        • Hounsfield Heights Briar Hill - 2.5 km

        Universities, Institutes

        • Rocky Mountain College - 1.2 km
        • Tom Baker Cancer Center - 1.5 km
        • Alberta College-Acupuncture - 2.1 km

        Business areas

        Public parking

        Local attractions

        • Edworthy Park & Douglas Fir Trail - 2.4 km
          Spruce Drive, Calgary
        • Confederation Park - 3.4 km
          10 St and 24 Ave NW, Calgary
        • Nose Hill Park - 3.8 km
          5620 14 St NW, Calgary
        • Bowmont Park - 3.1 km
          85 St. N.W. & 48 Ave. N.W., Calgary
        • Riley Park - 3.5 km
          800 12 St NW, Calgary

        Near the hotel

        • Rothney Astrophysical Observatory - 310 m
          Hwy 22, 2.4 km south of Hwy 22X, Calgary

          Restaurants nearby

          • Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary - 300 m

            Address: 2500 University Drive NW

            Cuisine: Canadian
            Price Range: CAD 13 - CAD 20

          • Hi-Ball Restaurant Licensed - 710 m

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

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

          • Redwater Rustic Grille - Northwest - 820 m

            Address: 1935 Uxbridge Drive NW
            Phone: 4032200222

            60% likes this, based on 66 reviews
            Cuisine: Californian
            Price Range: CAD 28 - CAD 55

          • Moose McGuire's Beanery - 710 m

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

          • Saigon Star Vietnamese Cuisine - 770 m

            Address: 1, 1941 Uxbridge Dr N.W

            Cuisine: Vietnamese

          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            7
          • Number of rooms:
            96

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          Hotel Alma Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          8.4out of 10
          Superb
          Based on 73 reviews

          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, Canada, T2N 1N4

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Calgary
            3.6 km
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • University C Train
            800 m
          • Brentwood C train
            1.3 km
          • Bus stop
            200 m
          Restaurants
          • Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary (cuisine: Canadian)
            300 m
          • Moose McGuire's Beanery
            710 m
          Hotel information
          • Check-in:
            from  3 pm
          • Check-out:
            until  12 pm
          • Number of floors:
            7
          • 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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