Holiday Inn Express & Suites Downtown Calgary

1020 8 Ave. Sw, Calgary, AB T2P1J2 Canada (CAN)
View Map Reservations: 1-800-760-7718
2.5 Star Property
51.046253 -114.084610
+1-800-760-7718
IHG launches IHG Way of Clean program: Reduced contact at check-in / reception services; Visible verification of sanitized items in guest rooms; Additional deep cleaning of high touch surfaces, social distancing in public spaces; New standards and service approach to buffets, banquets, room-service and catering.
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  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • The Avg. Group Discount is 3.1%!
  • Gym is available on property
  • 57 rooms in hotel
  • 9 floors in hotel
  • 16 suites in hotel
  • Check-in time: 3:00 pm
  • Has environment-friendly policy
  • Groups/Meetings rating of 6.0/10

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Check Rates1 King Bed Standard 280 Square Foot Room
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Check Rates1 King Bed Standard Sofa Bed 400 Square Foot Room
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Check RatesAdvance Saver 1 King Bed Standard 280 Square Foot Room
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Local Attractions

The right accommodation downtown Calgary! Centrally located, we are close to trendy 17th Avenue district with its numerous shops and restaurants, Saddledome, Stampede Park, Downtown Business District, The Talisman Centre, Calgary Tower, Glenbow Museum, EPCOR Centre and the TELUS Convention Centre. We offer deluxe downtown Calgary hotel accommodation at affordable prices! Rent one of our guestrooms and get a spacious suite every time! Our rates include complimentary high-speed Internet access, business centre access, fitness centre access and parking. Start your day off right! Join us for our complimentary hot buffet breakfast! Earn IHG Rewards, Air Miles or Aeroplan Points!

Verified Reviews of Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Calgary An Ihg Hotel

Below are the verified reviews from guests that we have booked recently:
"Far too expensive for two women having to share one bed."
Overall Score2.0/ 5
By comparison with Ramada, where we spent the following two nights, had a free full breakfast, SERVED and lunch and dinner service, the latter service in the drinks lounge where we could watch the Oilers' game, at little more than HALF the cost. Plus, I won't know until I get my credit card statement in a month if you credited me back with the $100. The service in the Ramada was also far better than the Holiday Inn. Never again!
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Jun-2022 Verified Review, stayed from Sun May 29 to Mon May 30 2022 at a C$164.99 average nightly rate.
"Disappointed"
Overall Score2.0/ 5
Stayed downtown Calgary. Bathroom was dirty, front desk said they don't have any clean team at that time and didn't offer any options.. room had a Keurig coffee maker, but no coffee, no cups, literally nothing! Very disappointed.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
03-Aug-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Fri Jul 02 to Sun Jul 04 2021 at a C$116.99 average nightly rate.
"Clean room, bad breakfast."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
Booked a room that stated would have free parking and a 'buffet' breakfast (I paid slightly more for this), I wouldn't even consider it breakfast. We were served breakfast in a bag which only had a orange, granola bar, yogurt and water. Sorry to say that was the worst breakfast I've had at a hotel. I know it may be due to COVID but I've stayed at a Holiday Inn before during COVID and we were served really good breakfast by staff. Considering Alberta has lifted restrictions I would've expected better. Other than that the room was clean and everything else went well.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from CA flag
17-Jul-2021 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Jul 14 to Thu Jul 15 2021 at a C$169.99 average nightly rate.
"A tired property in a bad location"
Overall Score3.0/ 5
There was a space beneath the door that let cold air into the room. The elevator failed twice in two days. A wake-up call came one hour late. A sewer-like smell permeated the lobby, halls and rooms one night. There's a bar next door that gets noisy at closing time. It's a downtown location but I wouldn't walk the area late at night.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Mar-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Feb 26 to Mon Mar 03 2014 at a $174.96 average nightly rate.
"A tired property in a bad location."
Overall Score3.0/ 5
There was a space beneath the door that let cold air into the room. The elevator failed twice in two days. A wake-up call came one hour late. A sewer-like smell permeated the lobby, halls and rooms one night. There's a bar next door that gets noisy at closing time. It's a downtown location, but I wouldn't walk the area late at night.
(Individual traveler, booked 1 room), from US flag
04-Mar-2014 Verified Review, stayed from Wed Feb 26 to Mon Mar 03 2014 at a $174.96 average nightly rate.
3.0 out of 5. Based on 801 guest reviews

Property Description

Newly renovated, 57 room hotel located in Downtown Calgary, offers complimentary parking, hot buffet breakfast and WiFi.You'll enjoy an unbeatable location when you stay at the Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites - Calgary, just 15 km from the Calgary International Airport (YYC). Our hotel is also only one block from Calgary's Light Rail Transit (LRT).Want to be in the center of the action in Calgary, Alberta? Our hotel is just minutes from TELUS World of Science, the Scotiabank Saddledome, the Glenbow Museum and other popular attractions in downtown Calgary. Our hotel's guests can see a concert at the Jack Singer Concert Hall, visit history at the Mewata Armoury and shop in the CORE shopping centre or Stephen Avenue Mall.Business travelers also enjoy our close proximity to TELUS Convention Center, Shell Canada, SNC-Lavalin, NEXEN Inc., Husky, ATCO, NOVA Chemicals, Halliburton, the main branch offices for Scotia Bank, RBC and Alberta Treasury Branch, as well as other numerous businesses in downtown Calgary. Lodging here gives you easy access to our 430-sq. ft. meeting room and the business centre.We go beyond the other hotels in Calgary to offer top-quality amenities, from the complimentary hot breakfast bar, fitness centre and currency exchange service to each room's free high-speed Internet access and balcony overlooking downtown Calgary. Our hotel's rooms feature triple-sheeted beds, a workspace, a 42-inch flat screen TV, a fridge and a microwave. We look forward to serving you.Features Unlike other hotels in Calgary, Alberta, our hotel serves a complimentary hot breakfast bar. You can enjoy a fresh cup of 100% Arabica Smart Roast coffee with a signature cinnamon roll, eggs and more!

Green Sustainability

IHG Green Engage Level 1

Details / Other Expenses

Check In: 3:00 pm
Check Out: 11:00am
Year of Last Renovation: 2016
Floors: 9
Rooms: 57
Corridors: All Rooms Have Interior Hallways
Non Smoking Rooms: 57
Handicap Rooms: 1
Rooms with 1 Bed: 41
Rooms with 2 Beds: 16
Suites: 16
Room Windows: Windows Do Open
Cleaning Frequency: Daily
Meeting Rooms: 0
Dist. to Food/Bars: 0.2 Mi
Dist. to 24hr Restaurant: 0.3 Mi
Dist. to Nearest Gym: On-site
Policies / Expenses
Cancellation:
Individual 24hrsGroup - Based on contract
Nightly Parking: $0
Typical Group Deposit: $500.00
Total Taxes: 11.18%
Total Misc Fees: $0.00 USD
(mandatory resort fees/taxes)
Occupancy Tax: 1.00% (Marketing Fee)
GST: Goods and Services Tax: 5.00 GST %
Other Tax: 4.00% (Tourism Levy)

Amenities / Features


  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm clock
  • Baggage storage facilities
  • Bus parking
  • Car rental
  • Central location
  • Clothes drying
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • Complimentary newspaper
  • Credit card accepted: Mastercard/Visa
  • Credit card accepted: American Express
  • Credit card accepted: Discover
  • Credit card accepted: Diners Club
  • Credit card accepted: JCB
  • Currency exchange
  • Electronic key card
  • Elevator
  • Express Check-Out
  • Facilities for the disabled
  • Fax available
  • Fitness and health center
  • Free local calls
  • Garage
  • Grocery service
  • Hairdryer available
  • Handicap accessible
  • Ice Maker
  • Internet - wireless
  • Internet - ethernet
  • Free WiFi Internet
  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave in room
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24 hours opened
  • Office or business center
  • Private bathroom in room
  • Private car parking
  • Radio in room
  • Refrigerator
  • Self controlled heating/cooling system
  • Shop
  • Shower
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Telephone
  • Telephone in all rooms
  • Telephone - Free local calls
  • Television
  • TV - Free Cable
  • Voicemail

Airport & Shuttle Information

Nearest Airport is Calgary International (YYC) 15 km away

Airport Shuttle? Sorry, no airport shuttle available.

Breakfast Information

Continental Hot Buffet Breakfast. 6:30 am to 9:30 am on Monday to Friday. 7:00 am to 10:00 am on Weekends and STAT holidays.

Pet Friendly?

Sorry, pets are not allowed.

Internet / WiFI

Free high-speed wifi available.

About Holiday Inn Express

  • Free Express Start Breakfast Bar offering eggs, omelets, bacon and sausage, and their signature cinnamon rolls just to name a few
  • Have their own 100% Arabica Smart Roast Coffee
  • Free high-speed internet service in every room
  • eHost Online Concierge Service where guests can learn about hotel amenities, major airlines nearby, up-to-date local weather and even car rental services
  • Perfect for the business traveler on the go, Holiday Inn Express offers 24/7 fax & photocopy services
  • Unlimited free local and toll-free calls

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FAQs about Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Calgary An Ihg Hotel

What time is check in?

Check in time is 3:00 pm based on the hotel's local time. Early check in may be available if requested at the front desk on the day of check-in.

What time is check out?

Check out time is 11:00am based on the hotel's local time. Late check out may be available if requested at the front desk during your stay.

How many rooms does Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Calgary An Ihg Hotel have?

There are 57 rooms in the property.

What kind of breakfast is at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Calgary An Ihg Hotel?

Continental Hot Buffet Breakfast. 6:30 am to 9:30 am on Monday to Friday. 7:00 am to 10:00 am on Weekends and STAT holidays.

How much does internet cost?

Free high-speed wifi available.

Can I get a AAA rate at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Calgary An Ihg Hotel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer AAA hotel discounts at this time.

Can I get a Senior or AARP rate at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Calgary An Ihg Hotel?

Sorry, this hotel does not offer senior hotel discounts at this time.

Is there a gym at Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Calgary An Ihg Hotel?

Yes, there is a gym/fitness area available on-site at the property.

Testimonials:

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"Thank you so much for offering this service. You're service was prompt and reliable, and there were many bids from which to choose." D.P. - Greenville, SC

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