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Argyll Plaza Hotel

7.0 | Good
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Great rates and service, clean and spacious rooms, limited free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • Numerous reviewers complimented the hotel's friendly and professional service
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and spacious by several lodgers
  • Many guests described the rates as inexpensive and affordable
Cons
  • The hotel's breakfast was described as limited with no fruit or protein choices
  • A few guests reported the hotel being in an industrial area with few establishments within walking distance
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 5, 2013
Overview
Located beside the Argyll Arena Plaza and about a 5-minute drive from the nearest Highway 2 on-ramp, the Argyll Plaza Hotel is geared towards travellers who require a hotel with a free breakfast, extended kitchen amenities and easy highway access.

Each of the hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a desk, an in-room safe and a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchenette, a jetted tub and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers a fitness room, meeting space, a business centre, a convenience store, free parking and a free breakfast. Pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet, per night. Rosie's Bar and Grill is adjacent to the hotel and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. 

Downtown Edmonton and West Edmonton Mall are both roughly a 15-minute drive away, while the University of Alberta is a 12-minute drive from the hotel. Edmonton International Airport (YEG) can be found approximately 20 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets $10/pet/night, not wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: October 22, 2013)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rates, staff, rooms and location. 

The hotel's rates were praised by numerous guests. They were found to be affordable, reasonable, inexpensive and cheap.

Many lodgers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay. They characterized the staff as friendly, accommodating, professional and efficient.

Several reviewers complimented the hotel's accommodations. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, quiet and well equipped, with comfortable beds and pillows. A few patrons complained about their lodgings, however (see below).

The hotel's location was enjoyed by several travellers, who found it close to downtown Edmonton, highway access, the University of Alberta, a bus stop and the Strathcona District. A few guests had complaints about the location, however (see below). 
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about breakfast, the location and the rooms.

Some reviewers were disappointed with the hotel's breakfast. They described it as limited, average and unappealing, with no fruit or protein choices and a small dining area.

While several lodgers enjoyed the hotel's proximity to highway access, some patrons criticized the hotel's location. They described the neighbourhood as industrial and commercial, and found few points of interest within walking distance.

Although the majority of travellers were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms, a few guests had complaints about their lodgings. They reported poor water pressure, worn cooking utensils, dated decor and cigarette odours in non-smoking rooms.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.8 out of 5 with an 87% recommendation rate from 102 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.6 out of 10 from 75 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #44 of 88 Edmonton hotels with an average rating of 3 out of 5 from 41 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 22, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Edmonton

Rated 7.0/10 based on 925 reviews

Ranked #46 out of 71 hotels in Edmonton

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Map Marker Argyll Plaza Hotel
9933 - 63 Avenue AB, Edmonton, AB