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Econo Lodge Edmonton

Econo Lodge Edmonton is a 3 star hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada 4009 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, AB, Canada
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Budget-friendly, close to shopping, but lacking customer service and cleanliness

Pros 
  • Some guests felt as though the hotel offered competitive rates
  • Some guests thought the hotel was in a good location for proximity to shopping
  • Free Internet, free breakfast, free parking, and free local calls
  • 2pm check in time
Cons 
  • Several guests complained about the staff who were often described as rude
  • Many guests indicated that their cleanliness standards were not met
  • Some guests complained about noise at the hotel
  • Some guests felt that "shady characters" frequented the hotel

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Mar 16, 2012
Overview
The Econo Lodge Edmonton hotel is located on the east side of Gateway Boulevard (formerly Calgary Trail North) and just to the south of Whitemud Drive in Edmonton, Alberta. 

The hotel is about 22km from the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) and West Edmonton Mall is about 13.5km away. South Edmonton Common is about 4.9km from the hotel, Southgate Mall is about 2.1km away, and downtown Edmonton is about 7-8km north of the property (driving distances - Google Maps).

Facilities at the pet friendly hotel include cold weather hook-ups, a restaurant, free parking, and guest laundry. The hotel has 37 guest rooms that feature irons, ironing boards, free local calls, free wireless Internet, air conditioning, coffee makers, and satellite television. A free continental breakfast is included in room rates, some rooms at the hotel are smoking, and some rooms have kitchenettes.

Check in time at this hotel is at 2pm while check out time is at 11am.
The Good
Guests who stayed at the Econo Lodge Edmonton generally seemed to be quite unhappy with what the hotel had to offer. However there were some guests who mentioned a couple good points about the property.

Some guests considered the property to be a budget pick. One guest said that hotel had a "low price" while a couple other guests said it was cheap or at least cheaper than the competition.

Other guests felt as though the hotel had a convenient location. These guests mentioned that shopping and restaurants were nearby with a strip mall across the street and Southgate Mall not too far from the hotel.

The Bad
Numerous guests who stayed at this hotel were not satisfied with what the property offered. There were not tons of reviews for this property but the ones that were out there contained an unusual amount of complaints.

Many guests considered the staff at this hotel to be rude or unwelcoming. In fact, guests were often quite adamant about their poor experiences and the hotel staff were depicted as unaccommodating and unfriendly. One guest, for example, said that "the staff were nothing but rude," while another said they had "absolutely no people skills." 

Cleanliness appeared to be a big problem at the hotel as numerous guests complained that the property was dirty. One guest said that he slept in his clothes while another guest said he wanted to do just that, apparently as a form of protection against the dirty sheets and blankets.

Some guests described the hotel as noisy and they blamed nearby traffic, both cars and trains. Another guest mentioned partiers at the hotel.

In regard to the clientele, some guests offered their opinions. One guest said the people who stayed at the property seemed like "gangsters," another guest said there were "sketchy people hanging around outside."

Many guests indicated that they would not return to this hotel and one guest said he would not come back "even for free."
Booking.com guest ratings averaged to 6.1 points out of 10 and the site had 13 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked the hotel 81st of 84 properties and the site had 16 reviews.

CanadianHotelGuide.com guest ratings averaged to 7.4 points out of 10 and the site had 10 reviews.
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
5.9
Mediocre

#60 out of 67
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 5.9 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 14
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Econo Lodge Edmonton is #60 out of 67 hotels in Edmonton ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Ron from Lethbridge, AB CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 1 out of 10 on May 04, 2014 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"BLOODY AWFUL"
"I didn't think smoking rooms were allowed anymore - but we got one - what a horrible stench. We asked to be moved but the response was they were full up (funny there were only 6 cars in the parking lot) I swear the sheets and pillow cases weren't changed from the last poor souls that stayed in that room. Everything was old old old and dirty. The toilet didn't flush until we fiddled around in the tank ( management said it worked perfectly). We couldn't plug in our hair dryer cause the receptacle didn't work - had to use the recept behind the entertainment center. Wish we had known there were railway tracks behind the dump (from midnight on yup trains going by) We were given one card key and were told not to forget or lose it cause there would be no one in the office between Midnight and 6 AM.There was old food in the fridge.The air conditioner was about 30 yrs old and probably never cleaned, talk about DIRTY . The continental breakfast was a joke - corn flakes and cheerios in some sort of despenser. Not fit for even the homeless!!!!"
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Betty from Lethbridge, AB CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 4 out of 10 on May 04, 2014 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The hotel was undergoing renovations so the place was dirty, I think the steps were not safe - there were no handrails. The room was hot and the mickey mouse air conditioner did not cool the place. The thermostat did not appear to be working.Very few electrical outlets with a lot of cords plugged into a powerbar.The bedside lamps were not plugged in- the outlet could not be reached.We had to pay at Check-In and not Check-out- probably they were afraid we would check out after one night. I would not stay there again."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Daphnie from Calgary, AB CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 6 out of 10 on August 29, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Accessible"
"We stayed for 4 nights. The staffs were nice. Parking is easy and train or other modes of transportation such as bus and cab is accessible. They have microwave, coffee maker, iron and ironing board plus TV amd free wifi. It also includes continental breakfast for its price"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Howard from Cromona, AB CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 7 out of 10 on November 25, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"good"
"I enjoyed my stay,had problem with key and coffee pot switch but it was well looked after, i would encourage anyone to stay there."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Abdul from Calgary, AB CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 8 out of 10 on July 30, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great experience at Econo lodge in Edmonton"
"It was clean and friendly services. The breakfast was very good and food was always replaced as it runs out. It is more of a motel style design but a hotel standard of rooms and beds. I loved it and so were the kids and wife. Great for the price. The biggest seller is its location for a family. Close to everything."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Wesley from Siksika, AB CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 8 out of 10 on March 27, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"restaurant was excellent"
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Saskatoon, SK CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 8 out of 10 on September 12, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The only thing I can say is that it would be nice if there was an elevator, as I had a lady with me who walks with a cane and finds stairs hard to manueuver."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Saskatoon, SK CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 8 out of 10 on September 12, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Everything was fine except there was a party next door to me that went on till 4:00am."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Edson, AB CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 9 out of 10 on October 29, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Sas, SK CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 7 out of 10 on June 11, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Janine from Calgary, AB CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 9 out of 10 on October 10, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The room was exactly as pictured on their web site. The front desk was very friendly and polite. We did not hear any noise from other guests despite a No Vacancy posting. There's a large shopping center directly across the street and the West Edmonton Mall was only a 10 minute drive away. Is a pet-friendly hotel. At $75/night, was a great deal."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Gareth from London, GB rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 8 out of 10 on August 20, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"If you did not want to drive it was a pain (2 buses) to get to downtown. The resteraunt attached to the hotel was closed so eating and drinking close to the hotel was not a good option"
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Curtis from Saskatoon, SK CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 4 out of 10 on December 01, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"We used the laptop in the truck to access the internet, we made reservations on line. What was interesting was the parking lot when we arrived was mostly empty, and the general office lights were turned off and the SIGN in the window was NO VACANCY. After a few minutes of standing and ringing the door bell an unkept man strolled to the door. We were pleased to find out that our online requests were done, so I will give the hotel and the night person the benifit of the doubt. But I must say it was interesting. Would we stay at this place again, well... you get what you pay for and we did not pay much. When the lights were turned out it was great."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Michelle from Calguary, AB CA rated Econo Lodge Edmonton 8 out of 10 on February 16, 2004 Verified Guest Hotel Review


Amenities

  • Pet Friendly
  • Air Conditioned
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Photocopier
  • Family Room
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out
  • Self Laundry

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