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Alberta Place Suite Hotel

6.9 | Fair
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All-suite hotel with full kitchens in downtown Edmonton with indoor pool and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown destinations on foot
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found their beds comfortable
Cons
  • Several guests found the elevators to be slow
  • Several reviewers said that the underground parking facility was a bit tight
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 30, 2014
Overview
This all-suite property is situated in downtown Edmonton, less than a 1-minute walk from the major thoroughfare of Jasper Avenue. Offering suites with full kitchens, a work desk and a dining area, this property is well suited for guests looking for condominium-style accommodations.

This hotel is 100% smoke free and all suites include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a full kitchen (fridge, freezer, four-burner stove, oven, microwave, coffeemaker, kettle, cookware, dishes and utensils), a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, a work desk, a living room area with a TV and a dining area. Studio suites are furnished with two queen beds.

One-bedroom and family suites feature a living room with a TV and a sofabed and a second TV in the bedroom. One-bedroom suites feature a queen bed in a private bedroom. Family suite living areas also feature a queen bed, and the private bedroom is furnished with either one king or two twin beds. Apartment suites have a semi-private den furnished with a queen bed.

Free underground parking is available on site (one stall provided per room) and additional parking for over-sized vehicles is available in an adjacent outdoor lot. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $20 per night.

On-site amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness centre, dry cleaning services, coin-operated laundry machines, free newspapers and conference/meeting facilities.

There are many restaurants, bars and office buildings located within a 10-minute walk of this hotel and the Edmonton City Centre, a shopping mall with restaurants and a movie theatre, is 7 minutes away on foot. The Shaw Conference Centre is a 10-minute walk away, while the Chinese Garden is about 20 minutes away on foot.

West Edmonton Mall, which features shopping, an indoor amusement park, a zoo, entertainment, recreation and more, is about a 21-minute drive away. Boutique shopping, nightlife and live entertainment venues on Whyte Avenue are about a 7-minute drive away, while the University of Alberta Campus is 8 minutes away by car. Rexall Place, an arena and concert venue, is a 12-minute drive away, while the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is about 35 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 6, 2013: Free breakfast hours and pet policy.
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The Good
Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests found their rooms to be clean and spacious and a few reviewers said that the rooms were apartment-sized and well suited for families. Several guests found their beds to be comfortable, while several other reviewers found their in-suite kitchens well equipped and perfect for longer stays.

The staff were frequently complimented. Customer service was characterized as friendly and helpful, and one guest said the staff were wonderful.

Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown destinations and attractions on foot. One reviewer said that this hotel was situated within the heart of downtown.

A few reviewers appreciated the free breakfast, although there were also a few complaints about it (see below).

A few other guests enjoyed the clean and spacious pool area.
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The Bad
There were a few common concerns found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. 

Several guests found the underground parking facility to be tight, especially for larger vehicles. Several reviewers said that the elevators were slow.

A couple of reviewers were disturbed by traffic noise from Jasper Avenue.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.6 out of 5, with 82% of 254 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #24 out of 86 hotels in Edmonton, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 99 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 6, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
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