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Edmonton hotel next to Rexall Place with clean rooms, restaurant and bar and free parking

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Rexall Place on foot
  • Several guests thought that the staff were friendly and helpful
  • Several reviewers thought that their rooms were well-appointed
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Several guests were disturbed in their rooms by noise from the on-site bar
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 14, 2015
Overview
This hotel is located adjacent to the Rexall Place (home of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers and concert venue), which is a 2-minute walk away. This property is ideally located for guests looking to access Rexall Place on foot.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a TV with pay-per-view movies, a hair dryer, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a coffeemaker, free local calls and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with two queen beds, one queen bed or one king bed.

Free indoor parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.

The on-site Flow Lounge and Grill serves dinner and drinks only and is open Monday through Saturday from 4 pm to Midnight (open on Sundays on event nights only).

Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour front desk, an ATM and safe deposit boxes.

Access to the Yellowhead Trail is a 3-minute drive away, while Commonwealth Stadium (home of the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos) is 4 minutes away by car. The downtown area is an 8-minute drive away and features the Shaw Conference Centre, the Edmonton Centre (shopping, entertainment and restaurants) and the Louise McKinney riverfront park. The West Edmonton Mall (largest mall in Canada) is 26 minutes away by car, while the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is about a 40-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on February 14, 2013: Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per night.
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The Good
Many guests indicated that they selected this property because they were attending a concert or hockey game at the neighbouring Rexall Place. Among the reviews used for this analysis, many reviewers described positive overall experiences at this hotel.

Many guests described their rooms as clean. Several reviewers thought that their rooms were well-appointed, appeared recently renovated and were well-equipped with amenities. A few guests specifically appreciated the in-room Keurig coffeemakers and a few other reviewers found their beds to be comfortable.

The location of this property seemed to be the main selling feature of this hotel and many guests said that it provided convenient access to Rexall Place. A couple of guests also found the location convenient for accessing public transit for travel to the downtown area.

The staff were described as friendly and accommodating by several guests, while several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent. A couple of guests appreciated the free covered parking.
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The Bad
There were few concerns or complaints found for this property, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. However, several guests did complain about noise disturbances from the on-site bar. A few guests, who noted that they stayed on the fifth floor, said that they could hear music from the bar until early in the morning.

A couple of guests complained that the on-site restaurant served dinner and drinks only (no breakfast or lunch).
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.3 out of 5, with 83% of 12 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #75 out of 86 properties in Edmonton, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 82 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.4 out of 10, based on 333 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on February 14, 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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