Hotel Alma - Calgary

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

CAD 10 per day

Luggage storage

Luggage storage

Locker room

24-hour

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Coffee shop

Picnic area/ Tables

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Swimming pool

Outdoor swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Steam bath

Reflex massage

Health club

Overview

The contemporary Hotel Alma is a 3-star property within proximity of Market Mall, Kensington and Nose Hill Park. Hotel Alma has been welcoming guests to its modern rooms since 2009.

The property boasts major location minutes away from University C train station. The venue is 4 km away from the city center.

A market, shopping centers and a pharmacy are located nearby.

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

Rooms

This hotel comprises of two-bedroom flat, one-bedroom flat and two-bedroom double room with light wood furnishing. They feature a mini-fridge, TV, individual climate control, a CD player and a safe. A microwave and coffee/tea makers are also provided for self-catering.

Eat & Drink

Guests can start their day with continental breakfast served at the restaurant. The hotel features a primary restaurant serving seasonal cuisine. Offering various dining options, Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary and Redwater Rustic Grille are about 5-minute walk away.

Services

The on-site car and bicycle rentals are also available.

Relax

Guests will enjoy reflex massage and steam baths offered on site. On-site activities feature 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

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

Sports & Fitness

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

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Picnic area/ Tables

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Projector
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/ Baby cots
  • High chairs
  • Board games
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's play area

Leisure facilities

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

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Shared bathroom
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Microwave

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 12 pm FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 3 years
Existing bedding FREE
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, Canada, T2N 1N4

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City Center
  • Calgary
    3.6 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • University C Train
    800 m
  • Brentwood C train
    1.2 km
  • Bus stop
    200 m
Restaurants
  • Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary (cuisine: Canadian)
    310 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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Rooms and availability

Hotel Alma photos Room
Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Computer
  • Voice mail
  • Telephone
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bathroom for disabled
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • CD player
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Twin Room - Room Only

Two-Bedroom Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|DOUBLE TWO BEDROOMS

Hotel Alma photos Room
One-Bedroom Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed, 1 King-size bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Coffee machine
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Wardrobe/closet
  • Carpeted floor
  • Books, DVDs or music for children
  • Telephone
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Trash cans
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobe
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Cribs/baby cots
  • Linen
  • Sofa bed
  • Dining:Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • iPod docking station
  • DVD player
  • Radio
Room Description:

Suite|One-Bedroom Suite

One-Bedroom Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Private bathroom
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  • General:Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Clock-radio
Room Description:

Standard|Non Refundable One Bedroom Flat at Alma

Two-Bedroom Flat
  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 2 Single beds, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Free Wi-Fi
    • Shower
    • Private bathroom
    • + More
  • General:Free internet access
  • Safe
  • Voice mail
  • Bathroom:Bathroom for disabled
  • Hair dryer
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Kitchen/Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Clock-radio
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Double Room - Room Only. 2-Bedroom Flat at Alma-Room Only-Standard

Hotel Alma photos Room
Moderate Single Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Bathroom:Toilet
Room Description:

Standard|Moderate Single Room

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • City of Calgary2.3 km

Train stations

Shopping areas

Amusement

  • Campus Cove300 m
  • Laser Tag Adventure1.4 km

Stadiums

Museums

Halls

  • Banff Trail Community Assn1.7 km
  • Parkdale Community Assn1.7 km
  • Varsity Community Assn2.2 km
  • Maritime Reunion Assn of AB2.3 km
  • Hounsfield Heights Briar Hill2.5 km

Universities, Institutes

  • Rocky Mountain College1.2 km
  • Tom Baker Cancer Center1.5 km
  • Alberta College-Acupuncture2.1 km

Local attractions

  • Edworthy Park & Douglas Fir Trail2.4 km
    Spruce Drive, Calgary
  • Confederation Park3.4 km
    10 St and 24 Ave NW, Calgary
  • Nose Hill Park3.8 km
    5620 14 St NW, Calgary
  • Bowmont Park3.1 km
    85 St. N.W. & 48 Ave. N.W., Calgary
  • Riley Park3.5 km
    800 12 St NW, Calgary

Near the hotel

  • Rothney Astrophysical Observatory320 m
    Hwy 22, 2.4 km south of Hwy 22X, Calgary

    Restaurants nearby

    • Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary310 m

      Address: 2500 University Drive NW

      Cuisine: Canadian
      Price Range: CAD 12 - CAD 18

    • Hi-Ball Restaurant Licensed710 m

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

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

    • Redwater Rustic Grille - Northwest830 m

      Address: 1935 Uxbridge Drive NW
      Phone: 4032200222

      60% likes this, based on 66 reviews
      Cuisine: Californian
      Price Range: CAD 26 - CAD 51

    • Moose McGuire's Beanery710 m

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

    • Saigon Star Vietnamese Cuisine770 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
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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
      1.2 km
    • Bus stop
      200 m
    Restaurants
    • Graduate Lounge at the University of Calgary (cuisine: Canadian)
      310 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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