Located about a 6-minute drive from West Edmonton Mall and a 2-minute drive from the nearest Highway 2 on-ramp, The Best Western Westwood Inn is suitable for business or vacation travellers who prefer a hotel with meeting/banquet space, on-site dining and easy highway access.
Each of the hotel's smoke-free rooms comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Microwaves are available free upon request. Rooms with a jetted tub, a seating area with a sofabed and a microwave are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms. Pets are permitted for $21 per pet, per stay.
On-site amenities include an indoor saltwater pool (open 7am-11pm), a fitness centre (open 5am-11pm), over 11,000 square feet of meeting space, a 24-hour business centre, a games rooms, an elevator and free parking, On-site dining is available Westwood Inn Dining Room (serving breakfast, lunch, dinner and room service daily) and The Monkey Cage Lounge, which serves lunch and dinner daily.
Edmonton Valley Zoo is about a 16-minute drive from the hotel, while the University of Alberta is a 17-minute drive away. Crestwood Arena is roughly a 9-minute drive away and Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is 25-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)
All property details verified by a front desk agent, May 19, 2014
The reviews sourced for this analysis were mixed, with compliments going to the hotel's staff, restaurant and location.
Many guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received and characterized the staff as efficient, friendly and helpful. One guest said the staff gave a prompt wake-up call and another was helpful with directions.
The hotel's restaurant was complimented by a few lodgers. One guest said the food was good and the service fine.
Many guests liked the location of this hotel, close to West Edmonton Mall (a 6-minute drive), the Yellowhead Highway and restaurants.
Reviews consulted for this analysis were mixed, with many complaints left by reviewers.
The rooms and state of the building received the most complaints. Some guests complained of sparsely furnished rooms amd stained carpets. A few guests said that hallways and rooms smelled damp or musty, that rooms were cold and dark with dim lighting. Some said their air conditioners did not work to cool and others mentioned having noisy area heaters that left parts of the room and bathroom cold. There were multiple complaints posted online which could be summarized by saying the hotel was found to be older and in need of better cleaning, maintenance and renovation.
Some guests complained of noise disruptions during their stay. They reported noise from guests in the hallway and overhead and adjacent rooms, as well as some plumbing noise.