"weekend in Calgary"
I went to Calgary for a long weekend and wanted to find a place close to my friends without needing to break the bank. Hotel Elan is fantastically placed right along 17th ave within walking distance to numerous pubs absolutely restaurants. The service staff were prompt and eager to help. Staying over the weekend gets you free parking along with their […] already free wifi, international calling and breakfast. Not to be confused with the "free breakfast" most hotels offer of fruit and cereal with toast, elan offers waffles, pancakes, bacon & sausage, fresh berries, brie and prosciutto, just to name a few highlights. The rooms were neat and clean with very high quality linens, and I would need a whole other review to rave about the showers. Book here now, you won't be disappointed Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Our expanded continental breakfast is one of our value ads that we like to delight our guests with. The rotating daily menu offers our guests a nice start to their busy day. Considering our complimentary high speed internet, complimentary secured underground weekend parking and complimentary international calling topped with our complimentary breakfast as you say our rates will certainly not break the bank! Thanks for choosing to stay at Hotel Elan.
"Convenient to restaurants and downtown"
Polite service, clean room, convenient location, good breakfastGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Tony for choosing to stay at Hotel Elan while visiting Calgary.
"Loved Hotel Elan!"
Title says it all.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Sean!
Only complaint is lack of parking spaces.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thank you for your comments. I am pleased to let you know that in the last two days our entire parking lot has had all of the lines repainted. This will help to insure that our guests are aware of parking in one stall instead of taking the space of two. Thanks for choosing Hotel Elan!
"Great Place to Stay"
Hotel was very clean, comfortable, with great amendities. Great Wi-Fi and friendly staff.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Tabitha we very much appreciate your comments. I see that you are from Calgary. We have many of our valued weekend guests that will do a mini "stay cation" at Hotel Elan. We have the perfect combination of spa like hotel rooms and suites just off 17 Ave SW with a complete line of restaurants, shops and pubs. Check in and then enjoy the evening out with no worries of how to get home - you already are at Hotel Elan!
My husband and I stayed at this hotel two different nights the same week as we were traveling both north and south of Calgary. Both times we found check in to be a breeze, room is roomy, clean, quiet, shower is awesome! Free wifi, plenty of sockets to charge, lots of counter space in both room and bathroom. Breakfast downstairs (included) was decent. […] I would stay there again for sure. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Karen thank you for choosing Hotel Elan not once but twice on your visit to Calgary. We are always pleased to welcome our guests on their journey's so here is to hoping your journey's will once again bring you back our way?
I stayed here two different nights the same week and both times were excellent. It's a 61 room boutique hotel in a residential neighborhood - Uptown section of Calgary. There is lots of metered street parking as well as free underground parking. Check in was easy, rooms are spotless, pillows are marked soft and firm, wireless service is fast, shower […] is awesome, plenty of counter space, room is roomy, not tight. Breakfast was included and was adequate. All staff members were friendly, courteous and professional. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Our offer at Hotel Elan of unique amenities that you have recognized certainly sets us apart for those planning their accommodations into Calgary. As part of our vision on an excellent stay in our boutique hotel along with our exceptional product, also (as you say) our great friendly, courteous and professional team. Thanks Karen for your detailed review!
Hotel Elan is one of the best places we have stayed at in recent years. It is small, deluxe, and the service was excellent. The breakfast in the morning was outstanding. Overall, this is a place that is a great small hotel.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Mike for your review. Glad to hear that you enjoyed the breakfast and got to experience some of our excellent customer service that we pride ourselves on providing to all our guests.
Stayed in 8th floor suite. Was top notch. Had its own workout room. Hotel is away from downtown area but near what appeared to be a Mecca of young people with many pubs and restaurants within walking distance. Style of room was modern , 2 bedrooms, balcony. Excellent breakfast.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Our two bedroom suites certainly have it all! Glad to see you got to enjoy some time on your private balcony over looking the popular 17 Ave. As you say "Mecca if young people a with pubs and restaurant's". I see that you also got to taste the delicious complimentary breakfast that we serve on a daily basis in the Orchid Room.
"Nice hotel a mile+ from downtown"
Lots of neat shops walking distance away. Rooms nicely appointed. Staff are friendly. Welcome reception with manager was a nice touch.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Burton for taking the time to submit your review. It was a pleasure to meet you at our evening client reception held both Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Thanks for choosing Hotel Elan for your stay and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip into Calgary.
Hotel Elan was a wonderful, cute and very modern hotel with personal attention to their guest. Customer service was excellent and really try to make you feel at home. The hotel is a little ways from downtown but an easy cab ride and is located in a nice neighborhood with restaurants within walking distance.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Great to hear you enjoyed our neighborhood and an opportunity to walk down the 17th avenue of great restaurants and shops. We look forward to welcoming you back Mary on your next trip to Calgary!
Nice and Fancy hotel, staff were good as well. Only thing I couldn't understand is $100 pre-authorization for something you may use from the bar in the room. They refund you the next morning when you leave. I didn't get it how do they verify if an individual used something from the bar until you clean the room. Room sizes were little small for one night […] stay, overall it is pretty nice and lots of modern technology used. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Nice and Fancy is a great description of Hotel Elan. Good question on the $100.00 pre authorization. This is done like you said to cover incidentals a guest may have during their stay with us. Our housekeeping will do a very quick check to confirm any mini bar consumption. At check out the pre-auth is reversed once this is confirmed in our system.
"Best hotel in downtown"
Apartment turned hotel, with best amenities and Close to 17th Ave restaurants.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Surya for your review. Yes after a two year long project with an entire renovation of the interior of the building Hotel Elan was created. So many winning amenities with the proximity of 17 Ave restaurants makes for a very enjoyable stay.
"This is one of the best hotel I have ever stayed."
I knew that the location of this hotel is not the very best for people who need to work in downtown. However, the location is a walking distance from the free of charge area of the C train. I strongly recommend this hotel, if you are tired with fancy hotels in downtown. This is one of the best hotels I stayed.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan You are so right when you refer to the walking distance from Hotel Elan to not only many dining and shopping venues but also an easy walk to the C train our light rail transit. Thank you for your recommendation to future guests to check us out and then check in to Hotel Elan!
The owner of this hotel has taken great care in all of the small details that were provided over and beyond the average hotel. I felt that all of my needs were met when it came down to the very last detail. I will definitely stay here again if I am ever in Calgary visiting for business or pleasure... Thank youGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan RJ that is exactly what our owners wanted to provide to our guests. The small details that make the travelers stay that that much more enjoyable. You are correct for either business or pleasure Hotel Elan will meet your needs.
Great hotel!! Nice room and location near lots of restaurants. I stayed in differents hotels in Calgary, and this one was the best!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Fernando for your kind comments. Glad to hear you got to enjoy some of the great restaurants so close to Hotel Elan.
Hotel is newly renovated and in great condition. Staff were very friendly. Would stay here again if I got the same rate.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Chris for your decision to stay with hotel Elan while in Calgary. We look forward to seeing you next time. Lewis
"Absolutely great place to stay!"
I stayed here for one night and wished I'd stayed here the whole time I was in town. Very clean and modern and the staff was excellent and very helpful.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Amanda for your comments. Great to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Hotel Elan. Our staff looks forward to your next trip into Calgary!
A very pleasant surprise. The hotel opened in June, following refurbishing of an apartment building. The room had ample space. The crown jewel was the bathroom; great water flow from the shower head, and, a first for us, a lighted and heated toilet. The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. A couple of restaurant recommendations were spot on. The […] neighborhood is kind of funky bohemian (that's a good thing). Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan We are very please that after your long trip in from Austin Texas that Hotel Elan was your choice for accommodations while staying in our beautiful city of Calgary. The bathroom is an important feature when choosing an enjoyable stay and we are so pleased to be able to offer to all of our guests as you say - "The crown jewel"!
if you are looking for a reasonably priced, newly remodeled boutique hotel with close proximity to downtown, then this hotel is perfect. I definitely recommend unless you are looking to walk everywhere from here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thank you for your comments on Hotel Elan. Glad to hear our location works for you while staying in Calgary.
room was very clean, service was great, close to downtownGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks for taking the time to share your experience at Hotel Elan. Safe travels back to Oregon and we look forward to your next trip to Calgary!
"Great neighborhood location - 17th Street."
Great neighborhood location - 17th Street near shopping. Easy walk to downtown area with great restaurants. Parking was not free - except on weekend.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan So pleased to hear that you got to experience walking through the 17th Ave shopping district and an easy walk to downtown.
"This is a great deal for Calgary"
Rooms are new - breakfast was good and was free. Internet was free and parking $18 a night. Nothing to really complain about. Would use it againGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks for your review and yes with our value ads of complimentary internet and breakfast we provide a great deal for accommodations in Calgary.
Hotel Elan is a fantastic alternative to the traditional downtown Calgary hotels. It is right off the 17th Avenue strip with a wide variety of shops and restaurants. The staff and front desk are helpful and friendly and the room was well appointed with all modern conveniences. I would highly recommend staying there.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan We have had several guests comment that our hotel seemed to be in an unfamiliar area yet so close to downtown. Then they arrive to our welcoming neighborhood where a quick stroll brings you to so many options for dining, shopping or just a relaxing walk before bed. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you on future travels! Lewis
Hotel was very clean and well-maintained. The staff was very knowledgeable and friendly.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Steven for your time in replying to your stay here at Hotel Elan. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next rip in from Houston!
"very comfortable & great location"
This was our second stay. The rooms are clean & very comfortable. The staff are friendly & very helpful. The breakfast is quite good.Added bonus was the complimentary parking on weekends! Would definitely recommendGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Deb for not only submitting your review but choosing to make a return visit to Hotel Elan. Our entire team looks forward to being your chosen "Calgary Hotel away from Home"!
"Great location to access 17th ave"
good quality hotel. Very clean and refreshed rooms. I have to admit, the continental breakfast was the best Id ever had - they had crab cakes and god where they good. Definately recommend it.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan I agree Tony our crab cakes are so good! Very pleased to see that you as an in house guest got to enjoy our daily complimentary breakfast.
Stayed here for 3 nights. The staff is great and room brilliant. My only complaint is the bed is super soft, but most people would want that...I prefer a firm mattress. Despite that, I'll be back for sure. And I like that they switch the breakfast up every morning.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Adam for your comments. Yes we make sure that no two days in a row would have the same menu so our guests are offered a variety of items while staying with Hotel Elan. We look forward to your next stay.
Did not know what to expect. Stayed as central and had good reviews. Very nice little hotel. Lived the room. Modern , clean,quiet. Breakfast far better than any free continental breakfast we have had any hotel except maybe in Europe. Excellent small hotel. Not over the top just right. If need to stay in Calgary in future will stay at the hotel elanGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks very much Carol doing the research and following up with a stay at Hotel Elan. We pride ourselves on making sure that our guests have an enjoyable stay. On your next trip into Calgary we look forward to welcoming you back!
"Very pleased with our accommodations!"
We were very happy with the comfortable bed and the cleanliness of the room. The staff was helpful and courteous . The complimentary breakfast was fantastic! Very tastefully decorated and modern bathroom fixtures made our stay so enjoyable! Thank you!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks V & J for your comments. We are very proud of our property and so great to see that you were very happy with your stay at Hotel Elan. Our entire team works very hard to ensure our guests have an enjoyable stay and I will certainly be sharing your kind comments with all of them!
The hotel room itself was amazing! The bed and sheets were awesome, and the amenities in the room did not disappoint. Very clean, very modern, very romantic!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Three very important very's! Thanks Hanna for posting your comments on your recent stay at Hotel Elan.
I was impressed with the service and the quality of the fittings in the rooms although the room was a bit small. Staff were helpful and friendly. Location was great with nearby restaurants and shops.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks KC for choosing to stay with us while visiting Calgary. Since we are a boutique style hotel with 61 units we have a total of 8 different room and suite types ranging from a hotel room of 243 sq ft up to our two bedroom suite of 973 sq ft.
We booked the hotel after reading trip advisor and weren't disappointed . The compact room had so much thought that had gone into it and a fun bathroom . All very clean and quiet. Breakfast was enjoyable and the room pleasant only sorry not to sit outside as chilly. TV -not managed to follow very tricky instructions so a pain.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Hotel Elan has very quickly become well known as a popular destination for international travelers be it for business or pleasure. From the initial stages of interior design the vision was to include a double insulated wall between all rooms and suites plus the addition of a noise transfer strip under every solid wood guest room door! This is so important for a comfortable quiet rest especially while our international travelers adjust their internal clocks of their home time zones.
"Birthday shopping trip"
We were very impressed with the hotel, the staff were very helpful and friendly plus the added bonus it's close to downtown. Of course the noise from 17th carries a bit late but we hardly noticed and it was expected, all together fantastic stay.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Matt I am pleased to read that your birthday shopping trip was a success. So much to check out on 17th Ave I am sure you had some hard decisions on where to stop!
A 5 star facility with added weekend complimentary parking.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Henry for your submission and glad to see you got to enjoy our complimentary underground weekend parking!
Great modern hotel with great staff in a great location. If you're going to Calgary stay here!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Ellis's so pleased that our hotel and staff made your stay a great one while visiting Calgary.
This hotel is 99% perfect. The rooms are great, the staff is great and the location is perfect. If I had to say something bad, they could upgrade the toilet paper.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan I like your rating on your stay with us at Hotel Elan. 99% is a great score to receive. I will pass along your comment on the T P to our Management! Thanks for staying with us and we look forward to your return visit!
"Not great for tea drinkers"
There are many tea drinkers in Canada, so its disappointing that a luxory hotel there has no milk available (apart from at breakfast), or kettles. All hotels should take care of the basics, before looking at the fancy additions, like auto dimming lights and heated toilet seats. Speaking of breakfast, both my wife and I thought that it was decidedly […] average fare, and most of the much cheaper bed and breakfast places we stayed at while in Canada offered much tastier food. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Clive for taking the time to submit your review. It is always good to share ones personal experience on how it relates to their individual preferences and their perceived value as a base for fellow travelers. Since we are a very unique boutique style hotel we have several options available to our in house guests starting with hotel rooms, one bedroom suites and our executive two bedroom suites. We do have the Kerig machines in each guest room and suite for the coffee drinkers with Starbucks coffee pods and even provide a pod of Earl Grey tea for the Kerig. However for the true tea drinkers we have a lovely complimentary selection of teas for the guest to choose from located in the Orchid room (where we host the daily complimentary breakfast) As well from our in house special requests list a tea kettle and fresh milk can be brought to your guest room or one bedroom suite on request. Our two bedroom suite already have their own tea kettles on the expanded wet bar. Our complimentary daily breakfast offers a selection of fresh fruits and berries (seasonal of course), cereals, hot oatmeal, cheeses, breads and jams, yogurt, daily rotation of eggs, sausage, ham or bacon, hash browns, juice, milk, coffee and tea. We are always open to suggestions on adding items to our menu even if it is a special individual need while the guest is in house. Our friendly and professional team is always there to assist with these requests insuring our guests have a comfortable stay. Thanks again for your review and staying with us while visiting Calgary.
"Great Boutique Hotel in Uptown Calgary"
They room was great. Loved the heated floors in the washroom and full walk in shower. Everything in great shape and the staff is super friendly.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Our heated bathroom floors are certainly a popular feature where at Hotel Elan. Our friendly staff looks forward to seeing you on your next visit into Calgary.
"A Calgary hidden gem"
This place is awesome. Staff were great and all the little extras like a lit toilet with a heated seat were an extra bonus. Def. will be back if their prices remain reasonable.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Hotel Elan believes in providing the very best experience while keeping our pricing reasonable for all our guests. See you on your next trip into Calgary!
"Sophisticated and elegant"
My one-night stay at the Hotel Elan was great. Friendly staff at check-in, room was quite lovely - beautifully decorated, comfortable bed, awesome bathroom with the heated toilet seat, classy rain shower head, and high end toiletries. The complimentary breakfast was a very nice touch - quite a lot of variety with both hot and cold options. Location […] was perfect for my needs and a myriad of options for dinner within a short walking distance on 17th Ave. I will definitely stay again when I find my way back to Calgary! Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Great to read that you enjoyed our complimentary daily breakfast offering a large selection of rotated menu items. Perfect description of the "myriad" of dinner options on 17 AVE for our guests to experience!
The only thing I would have wanted more is a tub to soak in after walking all day. But I can just get the bedroom suite next time :)Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Sarah for your comments and yes either the Serenity or Energizer Two bedroom suites awaits your next visit with our incredible chromotherapy tub!
This hotel has been recently updated, with lots of fun features (including a toilet seat warmer) and easy to use electronic controls throughout the room. Well decorated, plus free internet! We even got free parking underground.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan How true when you refer to Hotel Elan as " Electronic Paradise"! The complimentary long distance package, exceptional high speed internet and Optic TV package is ready for the traveler requiring just that little more in the services of today's electronics.
"Great rooms, very comfy rooms"
Great room- very comfortable beds. Heated toilet seat and great shower head. Close to some very good eating placesGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan I am pleased that while you were traveling so far from home you got to have a comfortable stay at Hotel Elan. Glad you got to check out some of the outstanding restaurants in our area!
"Great hotel to stay in after a concert"
Hotel Elan is a wonderful hotel tucked in off 16th Ave SW. It's the perfect weekend place to stay after a concert at the Saddle Dome! Walk a block to the casino, take in some entertainment and grab a cab to the hotel, Boston Pizza is open until 2pm and it's a stone throw from the hotel! I will however, book directly through Hotel Elan for our next stay, […] as Expedia just gets you a room to stay in and ours this stay was rather small but very clean and comfortable. Fantastic quaint hotel with very pleasant staff, and a great breakfast until 11am, free with your stay! Will definately stay here again, it's a favorite for sure!! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Fiona so glad you got to enjoy not only our hotel but our neighborhood! Thanks for choosing Hotel Elan for your stay and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future!
Absolutely stunning rooms and exceptional service. For those looking for a little added luxury, this is the place to stay. 10/10Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Jesse for your kind word and review! We are very proud of Hotel Elan and very pleased to see your stay was a 10/10!
Booked this hotel at a major discount rate....had I known it was like this I would not have been so cheap. Heated toilet sets....really. Not a must have by any means...but very nice. Large comfortable room. Friendly staff. Underground secure parking...walking distance to shopping and nice restaurants. Perhaps not the best neighborhood after dark....but […] plan your day and really enjoy your stay. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Trevor thanks for checking out Hotel Elan. Our great combination of shopping and restaurants is an easy walk from the hotel. As with all downtown city hotels it is wise to know your surroundings. An easy 5 - 10 minute taxi ride will take you to alternative dining other than our busy 17 Ave shopping and dining district.
"More for long term stay"
Hotel is more designed for longer term stay. Very little going on for extras in this hotel. No pool, jacuzzi, fitness room. Staff was poor. Rooms are nice.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks for staying with us at Hotel Elan. True we do not have a pool or guest Jacuzzi however our fitness room is located on the second floor with several workout pieces. Our two bedroom suites also have a Chromotherapy tub that is very relaxing that I would invite you to consider on your next stay? thanks for taking the time to submit your review.
"Excellent Amenities and location"
A great new hotel in Calgary. Talk about amenities in the room! Outside of the usual comforts you have a rain shower (as well as a normal showerhead), hard and soft pillows (labelled of course), heated bathroom floor, heated toilet seat (with a light for those middle of the night visits when you don't want to blind yourself with an overhead light), […] extensive charging station and connections for electronics, all kinds of lighting options to suit your mood and complementary breakfast (hot and cold food options). You are also one block north of 17th Avenue which has all kinds of restaurant options. Well worth a visit. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Dear "Well worth the visit"! Glad to see you appreciated some of our great features such as the rain shower head, heated bathroom floors, pillow menu and my favorite the extensive charging station and connections that were carefully planned in all the guest rooms and suites as close as the night stand for easy access! We look forward to seeing you again and thank you for taking the time to submit your review.
"Nice room, no room service."
I liked the room. The bed was incredibly comfortable and the shower was amazing. The location was a little tough to find and the parking just to register wasn't great but not that bad either. There was no room service, which I should have found out on my own but was disappointed. The breakfast in the morning was not great and I went and got something […] afterwards. The room outweighed the food though and the TV setup was great. Using TELUS TV is an awesome option. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Our top of the line Serta hotel mattress does make for a very comfortable nights rest. Very pleased to hear that the TV selections were to your liking and that the rain shower head was amazing. Thanks for staying with us at Hotel Elan.
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