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Holiday Inn Conference Centre Edmonton South

7.4 | Good
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South Edmonton hotel near highways with restaurant and pub, indoor pool and free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Several guests described their rooms as well-appointed and spacious
  • Several reviewers found their mattresses to be comfortable
  • A few guests thought the front desk staff were friendly and helpful
  • A few guests found the location convenient for accessing nearby restaurants and major highways
Cons
  • A few guests were disappointed by the quality of food offered by the on-site dining venues
  • Some guests were disturbed by noise from nearby train tracks
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 31, 2014
Overview
The Holiday Inn Conference Centre Edmonton South (formerly called the Greenwood Inn and Suites) is located on Gateway Boulevard in South Edmonton, just off the Calgary Trail (or Highway 2). A large shopping complex is located a couple of blocks south of this hotel and features several chain restaurants, a movie theatre and big-box retail stores.

This non-smoking hotel has 224 guest rooms and suites. All units include free Wi-Fi, individual climate control, a TV with pay-per-view movies, an iron and ironing board, coffeemaker and mini-fridge. Some rooms feature a microwave or one can be requested at no extra charge. Free parking is available on site. This property allows pets for $20 per night.

There are two restaurants on site. ABC Country Restaurant features home-cooking cuisine with children and senior menu options. It is fully licensed and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Fionn MacCool's Authentic Irish Pub serves lunch, dinner and drinks daily. Room service is also available on weekdays from 6:30am - 11:00pm and on weekends from 7:30am - 11:00pm.

Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, hot tub and exercise room. (Please note: pool and hot tub will be closed from November 2014 to January 1, 2015 for renovation.)

The West Edmonton Mall is about a 20-minute drive west of this hotel, following Whitemud Drive. This mall has 5.3 million square feet of shopping, dining and entertainment venues (including a hockey rink, indoor theme park, indoor water park and sea lion aquarium). The downtown area of Edmonton, near the Edmonton City Centre complex, is about a 17-minute drive north of this hotel. (Driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Several guests found their rooms to be spacious and well appointed. The mattresses were also frequently described as comfortable. Some guests also mentioned that the rooms were well maintained and appeared to be recently renovated.

The front desk agents were described as accommodating and friendly by several reviews. A few guests also complimented the customer service they received at the on-site restaurants. 

Several reviewers found the location convenient for accessing major highways and nearby restaurants. One guest also mentioned that the hotel was within a 10-minute walk to the nearest LRT (public transit) station.

A couple of guests found the free wireless Internet to be a value-added feature.
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The Bad
The most common complaint, among reviews used for this analysis, was the noise disturbance created by nearby train tracks. Several guests said that their sleep was interrupted by passing trains, while several other reviewers suggested that future guests request rooms in the front part of the hotel to avoid the noise created by the frequent trains.

A few guests expressed being disappointed by their in-room dining experience. A couple of guests found the food quality to be poor and a couple of other reviewers received the wrong food orders.


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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5.0, with 79% of 92 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #65 out of 84 properties in Edmonton, from 33 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this hotel an average score of 3.2 out of 5.0, based on 39 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Shane L.
Analyzed by Shane L.
With ample personal travel experience and years of professional hotel work experience, Shane is prepared and determined to help travelers find what they want when booking Canadian hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 7.4/10 based on 1616 reviews

Ranked #42 out of 71 hotels in Edmonton

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Conference Centre Edmonton South
4485 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, AB