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Downtown Edmonton hotel with great staff and apartment-style suites with full kitchens

Pros
  • Free WiFi
  • Full kitchens or kitchenettes
  • On-site restaurant and convenience store
  • Complimentary shuttle bus service within a 5km radius downtown
  • Many guests found the downtown location convenient
  • Several guests mentioned the beautiful views from their private balconies
  • Guests praised hotel staff saying they were “helpful” and “friendly”
Cons
  • Some guest complaints about noisy elevators
  • Many guests described their suites as outdated and tired looking
  • Parking is an additional $20 per day
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Freebies
Free Wi-fi
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 19, 2014
Overview
This 297 room hotel is located in the heart of downtown Edmonton’s business area, and is approximately a 38 minute drive or 30.3km from the Edmonton International Airport in Leduc County (Google Maps). Several shops, cafes and restaurants are within walking distance and the hotel also provides a shuttle bus service within a 5km radius downtown, based on availability.

Hotel facilities include an indoor swimming pool and fitness centre, as well as an on-site restaurant and convenience store. The Coast Edmonton House is a pet friendly hotel that charges $10/pet/per day. Parking is an additional charge of $20 per night.

The rooms are similar to apartments in design and all suites feature a private balcony, a pull-out sofa bed, a full kitchen or kitchenette, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, an in-room safe, and two 32 inch flat screen televisions. The room rate includes complimentary coffee and tea, free local calls and free Wifi.

Suite types are the Comfort and the Superior Suites with three room type options: 1 queen bed, 1 king bed, or 2 double beds. The Premium Suite: 1 king bed in a private bedroom. The Premium Executive Suite: 1 king bed in a private bedroom and a large work desk, and the Premium two Bedroom Suite with two room options: 1 king bed in Master bedroom and 1 king bed in second bedroom or 1 king bed in Master bedroom and 2 twin beds in second bedroom. The Premium two Bedroom Suite also includes three 32 inch flat screen televisions, two full bathrooms and two private balconies.

The on-site Rutherford’s Restaurant and Lounge serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hours of operation are Sunday-Tuesday 6:30am-10:00pm, Wednesday-Saturday 6:30am-11:00pm. Breakfast is served until 11:00am daily. Room Service: 6:30am-10:00pm daily.

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The Good
Guests that gave this Edmonton hotel positive reviews typically focused on value, location and suite size. Many guests described this hotel as “very reasonably priced” because of its downtown location.

Several guests remarked that there was “lots of space” in their suites, and those that were traveling in groups felt that the suites were large enough to accommodate them. The kitchenettes were considered convenient by guests who wished to cook their own meals.

A number of guests enjoyed having a private balcony and those that stayed on the upper level floors said the city views were “beautiful” and “awesome”.

In most reviews guests praised the hotel staff describing them as “friendly” and “helpful”, and the majority of reviewers that stayed at the Coast Edmonton House stated that they would return to this hotel as well as recommend it to others.

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The Bad
Guest complaints typically focused on dated and worn interiors, maintenance issues and parking fees.

While most guests mentioned the good value of this hotel several also said that it was in need of renovations. Some guests complained that the furnishings were badly worn and the carpets stained.

A few guests found that the electrical outlets in their rooms did not work properly. Others mentioned that they received a poor reception on their television sets.

In several reviews guests complained that the $15.00 per night parking fee was too high.

Peripheral complaints regarding this hotel mentioned that the parking lot was too narrow and difficult to navigate, as well as noisy elevators which some guests said affected the quality of their sleep.

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CanadianHotelGuide.com guests ratings gave this property an 8 out of 10 and ranked it #5 out of 52 Edmonton hotels.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews gave the Coast Edmonton House a 4 out of 5 and ranked it #20 out of 84 hotels in Edmonton.

Expedia.com guest reviews gave this hotel 3.9 out of 5 and 81% said they would recommend it.
Editor's Analysis by Tania P.
Analyzed by Tania P.
Tania is a writer and world traveler with a passion for living life to the fullest.
Guest Reviews
7.6
Good

Rated 7.6/10 based on 276 reviews

Ranked #38 out of 68 hotels in Edmonton


9 out of 10 | Mark stayed March 25, 2013

"Excellent front desk staff. Upgraded to two bedroom suite due to repeat customer. Clean and very well kept. If you desire at downtown hotel this is the one for you. Food at local restaurant great for lunch and dinner, but just okay for breakfast."

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8 out of 10 | Tino stayed November 30, 2010

"A fine hotel but smokers beware"

"The suite was well appointed, comfortable and well equipped, although some may like a larger fridge in the kitchenette. If you forgot to bring something, the on-premises store probably has it. If not, there is hotel shuttle to drive you where ever to find it. The restaurant has a reasonably priced menu with good variety of fare that is well prepared. No need to go elsewhere. Room service prices are the same. Staff are friendly and helpful. When there was a discrepancy between the reservation price I got on this site, and their final bill, they honored my reservation price cheerfully. I have one complaint. I reserved a smoking room. On my arrival they claimed there were none left. My reservation was made 6 months in advance. There is no excuse for this. I 'reserved' a smoking room. By definition, reservation means what I reserved will be there when I arrive!"

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8 out of 10 | Keith stayed October 21, 2010

"we had a nice stay but could really hear the elevators going up and down"

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8 out of 10 | Ian stayed October 02, 2009

"Despite relatively modest pricing (at least by today's standards) the CEH does offer the little extra details (e.g. daily newspaper, terry cloth robes) that make a difference. It's not elegant, and some of the furniture and fittings are rather tired, but it is value for money, and I would unhesitatingly stay there again. It is on the 'University loop' of the airport shuttle."

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed October 26, 2006

"Great job and excellent service."

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9 out of 10 | Brian stayed July 09, 2006

"If you want a good steak dinner to cook in the Hotel suite,go to the Farmers Market a few blocks away near 103 St on Saturday to select your steak from the many vendors gathered there.If you need to buy more food to complete your meal,go to 109 st. where a large food retailer is located,also has filters for the Coffee maker.Other than 109 st. I couldn't locate a convenience or food retailer close by.Shoppers Drugs in the mall has a very limited selection."

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9 out of 10 | Ryan stayed June 19, 2006

"My third time at this hotel, and have no complaints. Suite is spacious and the balcony is a plus. The location is great for accessing downtown and the river valley by foot. If you stay on an upper floor, you will have views unequaled in the city. I was only on the 9th floor this visit, but still had a good view. Complimentary covered parking is another great feature. Also liked the hotel's restaurant, Rutherfords--ate breakfast there three times and had room service twice for dinner. Edmonton House truly is my home away from home when I'm in town."

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10 out of 10 | Jyh-cherng stayed April 26, 2006

"It is in a relatively convenient location, expect for the commute to the airport. However the view of the North Saskatchewan river was wonderful. I would highly recommend Edmonton House Suite Hotel to any of my friends."

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9 out of 10 | Rory stayed February 14, 2006

"I was very impressed with the suite that I had. My only observation was that most of the electrical outlets in the room did not seem to be working so I had to move some furniture around in order to get some work done on my computer. Other than that I had a great stay and wish to congratulate you on the quality of your hotel as well as the value given to the customer."

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9 out of 10 | Maria stayed July 17, 2005

"frontdesk staffs are really helpful & so friendly esp the one who checked us in."

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Map Marker Coast Edmonton House
10205-100 Avenue, Edmonton, AB