Coast Plaza Hotel & Conference Centre
Professionals Trying Hard and Succeeding
I stay a lot in hotels on business- I am picky.
First of all, Parking is free and easy. Lobby is impressive. Good start as I had just done a 15 hour duty day.
Check in was exactly what I booked- took about 20 seconds from a friendly professional.
I was a late arrival, and needed a simple good meal- room service was pleasant and arrived very quickly on a warmed plate (very nice touch), with exactly what I asked for by another friendly professional.( The extra glass of milk was appreciated)
The room was what I want in a room- large screen TV with every channel, hot well working shower, clean comfy bed( I know how to check) Lots of very good coffee ( Starbucks Café Verona) WiFi that worked quickly and a Fridge( Did not expect that but it was nice for the fruit I bring on road trips as I have been a road warrior for too many years)
Room ( 821) was dark and Quiet.
Housekeeping was early and quick, although I make a room my own and am a neat kinda guy, so I do not need much, she was particularly nice.
Dinner tonight was terrific-it was a business meeting and our host was attentive but not in the way, the food was exactly what we ordered ( Cobbs Salads and Steak et Frites)
I would stay here again and will recommend this place because all the staff were professional and cared and it showed in the facilities, services and products.
- Glenn P
Good mid class stay but aging and stay away from the Wkend Buffet
Stayed two nights on Feb 27 & 28th. This hotel hasn’t been upgraded for 10 years they told me. Still clean rooms but aged bathrooms and overall appearance. Beds are good but heating system is very old with those continuously running fans, But you can turn the fan off for the night. The windows open for fresh air too. Exercise room isnt large but never busy on weekend probably due to a lot of kids sport tournament , family clientelle. The weekend buffet was $14. and terrible. Old burnt and cold bacon that the chef looked at (nobody was taking any) and he just left it out. Canned strawberries and watermelon for the fruit choices. Powdered eggs for the scrambled and some weird pre-made imitation omelettes. I’m sure each identical one came out of a package. They really pushed the buffet and made you wait a long time for any menu choices. Paper thin greasy ham slices that were cold with dried turned up edges on the buffet or same thing just warmer off the menu. Staff in general were good but not polished on cust. service. It is close to an excellent authentic Chinese restaurant and an Aisian market, plus the old Marlborough mall. LRT is very close and close to Calgary Zoo
- Mike M
The '70's called...they want their hotel back!
Despite the title of this review, the hotel is very clean and neat. I found the staff very friendly and courteous. It was under some kind of renovation but was still clean. The bathroom layout and furnishings reminded me of my apartment from 1979 but otherwise clean. Wallpaper all over the hotel needs to be replaced. Lights are too bright in the lounge. Regardless, decent price and clean surroundings.
Try and stay away from Chelsea at the front desk!
first impression of hotel grounds was it looked a bit outdated,
Entered the lobby to get to the front desk to NOT be greeted by what appeared to be a very UNHAPPY whom as well looked like they DID NOT ENJOY THEIR JOB female employee who’s name if I remember was Chelsea and tried to check in a bit early about noon after check-out times thinking there wud be at least 1 room available in this bigger looking hotel during a weekday but was told nothing was available and had to return at a later time to check in in her very unwelcoming tone!
Couple hours later I return again to the same employee with the same attitude and was given a room, exiting the elevator to my room floor the hallway had an outdated look and my room was no different I think the only thing modernized about it was the flat screen TV the soap and shampoos and I think the beds might have been a bit newer other than that if that was their idea of renovations they failed!
Actually come to think about it as well is that my whole stay there I was never greeted with a welcoming hello by any staff member I crossed paths with!
Decent place, comfy beds, QUIET :), food wasn't great but that's ok.
I am staying at the Coast for 2 nights. I regularly come to Calgary and have yet to find a hotel that I would gladly stay at again. I would return to this hotel. The staff was very friendly, informative, and helpful. The hotel has some nice seating areas with fireplaces. I’m always a fan of taking a late night swim to unwind from a long workday.The elevators are under cardlock and THEY ACTUALLY WORK!!! The only downfall was the food I ordered… I ordered calamari and a greek salad. Both items were not great but my ceasar was made perfectly. If a girl can’t eat, at least she can get a good drink. I highly recommend this place. Make sure to bring coins for the pop machines as they are a bit outdated and snacks.