Very quiet hotel, very, very helpful staff. Rooms a bit small, but comfortable. Breakfast much nicer than expected. Would stay there again. Good/strong wifi access.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Small Tucked-Away Downtown Hotel"
Very comfortable, quiet, good breakfast, easy indoor parking, great location to downtown restaurants, theatres and shops as well as major roads to rest of city and surrounding countryside.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Decent but not my fave"
I stayed at the hotel for one night. The location was a bit odd. Building was older but rooms were renovated and done quite well. Enjoyed the thoughtfulness of the room design- good HVAC and lighting controls.Gym was very small and basic but adequate. Bathroom had shower only and the room was quite small. All in all- decent place to stay but would probably […] stay somewhere else if there were other options available- location outside of downtown core made it less appealing. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan The creation of Hotel Elan took over two years to complete. The entire interior of the building was stripped down to exterior walls and concrete floors. To see the exciting transition into a unique boutique hotel has been enjoyed by our local, national and international guests. We carefully designed each floor to offer hotel rooms from 250-400 square feet, one bedroom 550-600 square feet and two bedroom suites 935-975 square feet. The square footage of each unit reflects price points to match. Just half a block off 17 Ave Retail and Entertainment district our guests can enjoy the easy walk to many dining and shopping options. Thanks for sharing review.
Nice hotel. Great people. Will book again for sure.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Andrew - we look forward to seeing you on your next trip back to Calgary. Safe Travels!
5 stars!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thank you for rating your experience at Hotel Elan as Five stars!
The hotel was modern and extremely well kept. The staff was great in assisting us see Calgary. The rooms were clean and the king size bed was the best one we slept on during our two week trip of the National Parks. This hotel is a real gem with many special amenities including great breakfast, free Wifi and allowing unlimited free international calls. […] A must stay in Calgary. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Richard I am pleased to see that you enjoyed some of our unique special amenities such as our unlimited complimentary international calling. Thank you also for acknowledging our helpful staff ensuring you got to see the points of Calgary that were of interest to you!
"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.
Had police outside the hotel most of the night. Hardly slept and felt very uncomfortable. The room was okay but for the comfort, environment and location it is grossly overpriced.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan The location of Hotel Elan is just one block off the very popular 17 Ave business district full of very popular restaurant’s, pubs and shops. As in any major city property and area on occasion issues arise. When they do thank goodness for our dedicated police force that ensure we all are kept safe. Hotel Elan as with all other metropolitan hotel prides itself on maintaining strict security monitoring of the property for the safety of all of our guests and staff.
"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!
"Great location, staff and facility."
We recall enjoyed our stay at Hotel Élan. We had suite for our family that was almost like a small apartment. The suite was very well-appointed and had a number of unique touches (like the heated toilet seat). The hotel is right in the middle of all of the great restaurants on Seventeenth Avenue, and our room had a balcony overlooking the neighborhood. […] The staff was great, particularly Amanda, who really looked after us, and the breakfast that was included was very good. I would stay there again without hesitation. Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan So pleased to read Brad that you and your family enjoyed your stay at Hotel Elan. Our spacious suites certainly let the family have their own space due to the sizes of the suites. Looks like you got to have some time exploring Seventeenth Ave too with all our shops and restaurants.
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!
We have traveled quite a bit and have stayed at some nice hotels, but Hotel Elan tops all of them. Beautifully appointed rooms, gorgeous bathroom, comfortable bed, helpful staff, fair price, nice amenities, very quiet, good breakfast included, free underground parking, short drive to downtown or a walk to restaurants on 17th. This would be our one and […] only choice for a stay in Calgary. Fabulous! Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan One and only choice in Calgary! Pamela you have made my day with your comment as this is exactly the goal our entire team has in creating the positive experience for all our guests. Our vision is to have all our guests so pleased with their stay that not only will they return but also tell all their friends. Thanks for choosing Hotel Elan and taking time to submit your review!
"Comfortable hotel outside of city centre"
The hotel was perfect- we were spending 2 nights in Calgary then on to Banff/Lake Louise/Jasper. Clean functional rooms nice fixtures in bathroom. Free parking a definite plus and a very nice staff. No cocktail lounge a minus.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan The Banff/Lake Louise and Jasper tour is certainly a trip of a life time. Hotel Elan is busy welcoming many travelers this summer either prior to the start and or finish of their vacations of visiting our beautiful rocky mountains. Thanks Bachy for your review and choosing Hotel Elan to be part of your great holiday experience..
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 very well designed. Not kuch of a view but the room is like a mini condo. It lacked a seperate clothes closet, but that was not a peoblem for an overnight stay. parking is extra.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan The look of hotel Elan is one of European style with open closet concept. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the carefully planned design.
The most comfortable bed that I've slept in... Highly recommend the suite, it's spacious with great amenities....Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Our top of the line Serta mattresses do offer our guests a very comfortable rest. Glad you got to experience the spaciousness of our incredible suites.
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
"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!
"Great spot on 17th"
A fantastic spot right along 17th Ave! Close to just about any amenity you'd need we truly enjoyed our stay here. The room was well appointed and everything throughout the hotel was spotless. The included breakfast was great, the staff were kind and helpful, the internet was solid and they offer free unlimited international calling. Highly recomme […] nded. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Great hotel, lots of features!"
Loved this hotel! Lots of great, thoughtful features: the different lighting options, great shower with ajustable heat settings, quiet rooms, easy in and out parking, lots of options at breakfast and client appreciation nights were lovely as well. Great for business travellers.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Not what I was hoping for"
I chose Elan over the Westen, Palliser, and Hotel arts (all were similarly priced thru hotels.com over the weekend) I was surprised upon arrival that the room I received did not match the room pictured on the hotels.com booking site (no living room). There was nothing special about the room aside from the heated toilet seat (your typical hotel room […] for sure) The complimentary breakfast was marginal. All packaged food, little to no fresh fruits. (scrambled eggs 4/10, crab cakes 3/10, beef rolls?? 2/10, tiny bowl of fruit salad, and a tray of meats and cheeses) This surprised me after so many high reviews. The one plus to the stay was the free parking for our two vehicles (we stayed friday night). If this is evenly priced with any similar hotels I would look elsewhere. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
"Hotel Elan, a great place to stay!!"
The Hotel Staff were very accommodating. The rooms are exceptional. The Hotel is very well located. The breakfast sucked. But overall the experience was very positive.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thank you for the very high recommendation of your recent stay at Hotel Elan. I see that your really enjoyed your room and that our staff were very accommodating. We are always looking to add items to our complimentary daily breakfast buffet. I would be very interested to hear your suggestions that we could possibly offer besides our selection of whole fruits, cereal and milk, juice and coffee, selections of breads and jam, cold cuts and cheese plus our hot items such as egg options, sausage, bacon and ham, pancakes, waffles and hash browns.
"consistently great service, love the Appy Hour,"
great all around. nice boutique hotel, great location for selection of restaurantsGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thank you Charbel for choosing to stay with us at Hotel Elan. Your comments on your experience at Hotel Elan are as valuable to us and your choosing to stay with us! We look forward to seeing you on your next trip into Calgary!
Clean, elegant room Free underground parking Great breakfast Complimentary Globe & Mail What more do you need ?Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Dennis to choosing to stay at Hotel Elan. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip into Calgary!
"Do yourself a favour and stay here!"
They had free international calling! I called my mum! Apart from that, great room with all the mod-cons! Cafe Beano around the corner does melbourne quality coffee! This in it self is a reason to stay there! You wont be disappointed by either!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Timothy I am so glad you called home! One question I always ask our International guests is just that "Have you called home yet? The call is complimentary from Hotel Elan!"
Excellent hotel, all the little details really made this place special, loved the ipod dock and floor to ceiling windows in the bedroom, the staff really went out of there way to make us happy, thankyou!Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Megan for your feedback. So glad to read that you enjoyed your stay and that our helpful staff were part of your excellent stay. We look forward to welcoming you back to Hotel Elan.
Hotel was spotless and modern, likely best suited to 18 - 54 demographics. As aging retirees, adjusting lights was a challenge, location of safe was difficult to reach and snow-white duvet prohibited enjoyment of newspaper, as there was only one chair. The front desk clerk said she was new to Calgary and when asked said she did not know the directions […] to Banff. Again, the younger set would likely use a GPS, hence the inquiry would be redundant. Proximity to 17th Str and panhandlers deterred us from sauntering along in the evening. But, to reiterate, the hotel was spotlessly clean in every area, from garage to elevator to hallways to room. Bottom line, we would not stay at the Hotel Élan again but this is probably because of our age. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks for taking the time to submit your review. Thank you for validating how clean our dedicated staff maintains Hotel Elan. Since we are a boutique style hotel we proudly offer 8 different floor plans of guest rooms and suites. We have everything from the hotel room you stayed in up to a two bedroom suite. The value options reflect the pricing scale to the square footage of each unit that work with guests budget. I am sure a one bedroom suite with a full size table and chairs plus sitting area with couch and desk may have been more suitable for relaxing and reading your newspaper. Also all of our suites have access their own private balcony with two chairs and cocktail table.
This is a fabulous boutique hotel with all the extra comforts. Would highly recommend staying here.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thanks Evelyn for staying with us and your kind recommendation for others to try the extra comforts of Hotel Elan.
We will be back next year. Unique. Quiet. Friendly,Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Response by Hotel Elan We will look forward to welcoming you back next year Scott! Thanks for taking the time to submit your review!
"Excelent base for city centre"
Some great local restaurants and coffee shops as well as easy access to shopping areasGenuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Shopping, dining and a restful stay at Hotel Elan. So glad you choose us for your base while visiting Calgary. thank you for taking time to submit your review.
"Great Location, Great Staff, Great Hotel"
Staff were very pleasant and helpful, the hotel is newly renovated and in top condition. They also provide, through a sub-contractor, in room spa service which was a lovely treat.Genuine Expedia guest review
Response by Hotel Elan Thank you for your review. I am pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay at Hotel Elan with the additional spa service. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay!
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