Econolodge Banff Trail Calgary -- May 2017
Very clean, very bright, great light but no direct sun, good size room with a nice kitchenette.
The thermostat on the wall is nice, right beside the bed so if you are too hot/cold in the middle of the night you can lean over and crank up the heat without having to get out of bed.
Sometimes hotel rooms could use more plug-ins. Not this one. I counted 27 plug ins! (see photos below) That is enough for all your family electronics and still have plenty to spare. If you could store and steal electricity this would be the place to do it. Lots of lights too (11), again maybe a record number, I’ll start counting for next review.
Very quiet! Often in a hotel you will hear doors slam as people come and go, I didn’t hear that once in the morning when trying to sleep in, no earplugs required! I thank the maintenance people at the hotel for understanding that thing on the top of the door that keeps it from slamming. If I remember correctly it’s simple adjustment, turn the screw left and the door slams like a mad wife leaving you, or turn it right and the door slowly closes and locks like it should.
I definitely recommend this Econo Lodge, I’ve stayed at a few motels in motel village in Calgary but the value for the money here exceeds all the other places I’ve stayed including the other Econo Lodge! (see review)
If you are OCD continue reading, if you are not you can stop here.
Showerhead the opposite of the other Econo Lodge, this one I can barely reach and I’m 5’ 9”, at the other Econo Lodge I was bending over like a priest on Sunday.
Part of the ceiling was missing some paint, showing the primer below. It didn’t bother my OCD but I did wonder a lot about why just a couple spots on a popcorn ceiling would have no paint? What would cause paint to peel from a ceiling? I don’t care if they fix it, but it would be nice to know why.
There was a piece of tape on the wall, higher than I could reach and take down without standing on a wheeled office chair, which at my advanced age is not a great idea. Yes, I could have called down to the front desk and ask them to remove it but that conversation would not be easy.
Me: “Hi there is a piece of tape on the wall and I can’t reach it.”
Front Desk (with hesitation): “Uhhh okay….. what kind of tape?
Me: “looks like packing tape”
Front Desk: “Packing tape?”
Me: “Yeah, that light brown tape, 1.75 inches wide by 3 inches long and I can’t reach it”
Front Desk: “No problem sir, we’ll take care of that right away”
And then when the call ends the front desk staff will announce “lunatic in room 509!”
The tape was still on the wall a week later, but PLEASE do not base your choice of hotels based on that. I could have told them and I didn’t because I didn’t have much to write about for this stay and I needed the material.
Stay there, it’s a good place!
Below is a scene I recorded from my room the video is slightly too long, making it a bit stalkerish but I'm too lazy to edit... just stop watching when you feel like a stalker.
But when I see a Dad being a good Dad I can't resist.