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The hotel offers free amenities that help guests save on costs including a continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, local calls and parking. Guests enjoyed the staff of this hotel and said they were given excellent customer service. The dining and entertainment area of Whyte Avenue is located about a 10-minute walk from the hotel.
Guests are treated to a wine and cheese reception in the afternoons and a delicious free breakfast offering healthy choices. Valet and self-park options are complimentary, as well as local and calling card calls. Guests online boast of fast free Wi-Fi at the hotel (which downloads up to 100 megabytes per second), adding pleasure as well as value to your stay.
Business guests can avail themselves of the 24-hr business centre and meeting space which can accommodate up to 120 persons. A large desk and ergonomic chair accommodates those needing to get caught up on some work. And a fitness centre is also on site for guests who want to get in a work out during their travels.
Choosing A Hotel in Edmonton
Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown Edmonton: really and truly the area you want to be when visiting Edmonton
Edmonton Airport: Under 5km from the downtown core, the airport is very easy to get to from the city
What Edmonton is all about
Edmonton is perhaps most famously known for West Edmonton Mall, which is said to be the largest mall in North America. So, if you are one to avoid large crowds and commercialization on a grand scale then you'll hate it there. However, it is a spectacle that really should be seen for first-time visitors. Finding a hotel in downtown Edmonton is a wise choice as it is the hub of activity for many world-class festivals. In fact, Edmonton has been given the nickname of 'Festival City' due to all of the activity.
Geography of Edmonton
Edmonton is located right in the centre of the province of Alberta. Many different districts make up the city, however the most popular area to be and stay is definitely downtown. Interestingly enough, even though Edmonton is only 300km away from the Canadian Rockies, you cannot see any of the mountains in the skyline when looking west (even from the top of the tallest building).
In terms of the surrounding area, Edmonton is not overly close to many other big cities or tourist hot spots. To give you an idea Red Deer is roughly 150km south, Calgary nearly 300km south and beautiful Banff is over 400km southwest of Edmonton.