About The Deal
Delicious dining, gorgeous sights, and an array of wonderful amenities await you at the Hotel Alma in Calgary. Centrally located on the south side of the University of Calgary's campus, there's no shortage of things to do and see while staying at this world-class accommodation. You'll love checking into your cozy euro-style room. Boasting beautiful views of either the city landscape or the bustling university campus, you'll instantly feel right at home as you settle in.
After checking in, you'll have full use of many on-site amenities: as a guest at the Hotel Alma, you'll have access to a number of first-class facilities, including the 10,500 square foot fitness complex, Olympic sized swimming pool, climbing wall, and the campus' famed Olympic oval, which boasts both a 492 yard oval ice rink and equally impressive two-lane running track.
Before heading out for the day, consider grabbing a bite to eat at the hotel's on-site restaurant, Bistro Alma, which offers guests a delectable array of fresh, light food with a global flare. Executive Chef John Skinner has over ten years of experience whipping up mouthwatering dishes, and the food you'll find at Bistro Alma is no exception. From smoked salmon breakfast plates to lunch-time salads, soups, and paninis, the bistro has it all – including a tantalizing dessert menu featuring favorites like dark chocolate fondue and bread pudding. And, if you're in a hurry to get out and start exploring beautiful Calgary, not to worry, as the restaurant allows you to order to go.
Head over to the nearby Market Mall for a little retail therapy, where you'll find a variety of great stores inside, including Also, American Apparel, Lululemon, MAC and Lush. Afterwards, take a short transit ride or quick 15-minute drive to reach downtown Calgary, where you'll find a number of local shops, restaurants, and cafes just waiting to be discovered. Alternatively, venture out to the famous Nose Hill Park, one of the largest municipal parks in North America, where you'll find a quiet retreat from city life and a place to enjoy the tranquility of nature. A natural environment park, there's no shortage of wildlife of both plant and animal form to discover. The park offers unparalleled views of the Calgary Skyline, and, if you visit in the evening you might be lucky enough to witness a breathtaking sunset streaking the sky gorgeous arrays of reds, oranges and yellows before returning to the Hotel Alma to turn in for the night.
Hotel Alma has been given an overall rating of 4 stars by Tripadvisor.ca users. See why customers keep going back for more:
I was in Calgary for business and found the Alma just the right place to which I could come home and relax. The reception staff were exceptionally friendly and helpful, the rooms, though small, were well-equipped, and overall the cleaning staff did a good job (once they remembered that there was an occupant in my room!). I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a reasonably priced and convenient hotel in Calgary, especially if they have business at the university.
- AM207, Tripadvisor.ca Reviewer
Needed a hotel for a wedding that was on the UofC campus, so this hotel was in a great location. There are also many nearby hotel/motels in Calgary's "motel village", but none that look half as nice and all for similar prices. Our room was a two bedroom suite, with a small kitchen and even smaller bathroom. This is not a 5 star hotel, but everything looked good and was very clean. I have many friends and family that live in Calgary, so don't usually need a hotel to stay in, but this is def a good option if you do.
- WorldTraveller570, Tripadvisor.ca Reviewer
We came to this hotel from the Childrens Hospital after a surgery on my 1 year old daughter. Wow, the service was amazing! I had a bedroom suite with a sitting area and it was perfect for myself and my daughter :) Nice and quiet, awesome hospital rates and the front desk staff was so helpful. Perhaps that is what made our stay the best! Thanks for all your suggestions of what to do with children and where to go! This will be our first choice if we ever have to return to the hospital!
- Coaldal, Tripadvisor.ca Reviewer
The rooms were exceptionally clean and decorated with a modern decor. The location of this hotel was excellent. I would recommend this hotel to anyone needing a room in the university area of the city.
- Bauerris, Tripadvisor.ca Reviewer
I enjoyed my stay very much, the room was very well appointed and quiet. I loved the decor in both my room and the common areas of the hotel, and the staff were very helpful and welcoming. The complementary continental breakfast exceeded my expectations and cemented a great first impression.
- CGodden, Tripadvisor.ca Reviewer