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Cheaper south Edmonton motel with kitchenettes and free parking but mixed reviews

Pros
  • Free parking, free wireless Internet, and free local calls
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few reviewers described the staff as friendly and helpful
Cons
  • Many guests thought that the hotel was in need of major repairs and upgrades
  • Several reviewers expressed concerns about cleanliness
  • Several guests complained that their non-smoking rooms smelled of cigarette smoke
  • Some guests had concerns about security
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 10, 2014
Overview
The Derrick Motel is located on Gateway Boulevard, in the south end of Edmonton, Alberta. This motel is a 5 minute drive from the interchanges of two major highways: Calgary Trail (Highway 2) and Whitemud Drive (Highway 14).

This motel offers 38 rooms, including 15 units with kitchenettes, and has exterior coridoors. Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available and this property is pet-friendly ($10 per pet, per night). All units include free wireless Internet, air conditioning, cable televisions, alarm clocks, telephones with voice mail and free local calls, and coffeemakers with free coffee. Kitchenettes include microwaves and mini-fridges. Free parking is available on site.

This property also offers copy, fax, and laundry services (extra fees may apply). 

This property is situated within a commercial and big box shopping area of south Edmonton. There are several restaurants within a 5 minute walk of this motel, including Earl's, Century Grill, White Spot, Montana's, Burger King, and A & W. 

Downtown Edmonton (Edmonton City Centre mall, Art Gallery of Alberta, and Shaw Conference Centre) is about a 20 minute drive north of this motel, while the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is about a 22 minute drive south of this property (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps). 
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The Good
There were few reviews found for this motel, and among those reviews most guests described negative experiences. However, there were a couple of common positives noted by reviewers.

Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, with a few reviewers stating that the motel offered good value for the money they spent. A few guests also said that they were likely to return to this property in the future because of the reasonable room rates.

A few reviewers described the front desk agents as friendly and accommodating and a couple of other guests found the hotel conveniently located for accessing major highways.
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The Bad
Many reviewers described this property as needing significant repairs and upgrades. 

One guest said that the motel had a "run-down feeling", while another reviewer stated that the "rooms were inexpensive for a reason". Guests described the following conditions: curtains that wouldn't close, poor television reception, no remote controls for the televisions, no bedside lamps, cigarette burns in the furniture and bed coverings, broken security latches on the guest room doors, holes in the guest room walls, and uncomfortable beds. 

A few reviewers also said that the wireless Internet was unreliable and difficult to access.

Several guests also described cleanliness inconsistencies, with one reviewer mentioning that the floor was "sticky".

Some reviewers also complained that their non-smoking rooms smelled like cigarette smoke. One guest, who requested a non-smoking room, found an ashtray on the bedside table. 
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Sources
Booking.com gave this hotel an average score of 5.6 out of 10, from 24 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca
ranked this hotel #62 out of 85 properties in Edmonton, based on 3 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
4.6
Poor
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71 / out of 71
hotels in Edmonton

Rated 4.6/10 based on 30 reviews

Ranked #71 out of 71 hotels in Edmonton

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Map Marker Derrick Motel
3925 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, AB