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Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites North Edmonton

8.1 | Very Good
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Comfortable northeast Edmonton hotel near Rexall Place with indoor pool & free hot breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests described their beds as comfortable
  • Many reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly service
  • The food quality and selection of the free breakfast was frequently praised by guests
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing Rexall Place and big box shopping
  • Many reviewers said that they were likely to return to this hotel again in the future
Cons
  • Several guests were disturbed in their rooms by noise from neighbouring train tracks
  • A few reviewers thought that the pool and hot tub were too small
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 26, 2015
Overview
The Holiday Inn Express hotel & Suites North Edmonton is located on 50th Street in Edmonton, Alberta. This hotel is situated across the street from a big box shopping complex that features a grocery store, movie theatre, financial institutions, and chain restaurants. Rexall Place is about a 6-minute drive from the hotel.

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and features 93 units comprised of rooms and suites. All units include free Wi-Fi, individual climate control, flat screen televisions, telephones with free local calls, free newspapers (delivered to rooms), work desks with lamps and chairs, hair dryers, coffee makers, irons and ironing boards, and windows that open. Suites are configured with separate bedrooms and living areas, and dining tables. Free parking with cold weather plug-ins is available on site. This property does not allow pets.

A free breakfast is served, daily, from 6:30 am - 10 am. The free breakfast features both hot and cold items.

Other on-site amenities include: fitness facility, indoor pool, hot tub, ATM, same day dry cleaning services (for an additional fee) and safe deposit boxes.

This hotel is about an 18 minute drive, south, to the downtown area of Edmonton. Downtown features the Edmonton City Centre (mall), Art Gallery of Alberta, the Jasper Avenue dining and entertainment district, and the Shaw Conference Centre (exhibitions and concerts). Rexall Place (home of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers) is 6 minutes away and Commonwealth Stadium (home of the CFL's Edmonton Eskimos) is about a 10-minute drive from this property (driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Reviewers complimented several aspects of the guest experience, among the reviews used for this analysis. 

Many guests described their rooms as clean, with one reviewer saying that his room was "impeccable". A few guests also specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable and one reviewer said that the furnishings and carpets appeared to be new.

The staff was frequently complimented for their friendly and professional service. A few guests mentioned that they were impressed when they received upgrades at check-in.

The location of this hotel was also praised by many guests. Several reviewers said that the hotel was conveniently located for accessing Rexall Place for hockey games and concerts. The proximity of this hotel to a big box shopping complex (across the street) was found to be an added convenience by several guests. A couple of reviewers also found that this hotel provided easy access to major thoroughfares.

The food quality and selection at the free breakfast received many guest compliments. Several reviewers mentioned the ample variety of hot items, such as sausages, eggs, omelettes, and warm, fresh baked, cinnamon buns. A couple of guests also mentioned that the dining area was clean and attended by pleasant staff.

Many reviewers said that the were likely to stay at this property again in the future.
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The Bad
Positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis. However, there were a couple common concerns.

Several guests were concerned about noise disturbances in their rooms. Some reviewers found noise from nearby train tracks to be disruptive. A couple of guests, who stayed in guest rooms near the indoor pool, were disturbed in their rooms by noise from children playing in the pool area. 

A few reviewers thought that the hot tub and indoor pool were too small. 

Other isolated complaints included: no on-site restaurant, slow wireless Internet access, and slow elevators.
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Sources
Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.2 out of 5.0, based on 38 guest reviews.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #34 out of 85 properties in Edmonton, from 25 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.5 out of 5.0, with 100% of 11 guests recommending the property.

Verified by a Front Desk Agent on June 28, 2012: The free breakfast is served, daily, from 6:30am - 10:00am.
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.
Guest Reviews
8.1
Very Good
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25 / out of 71
hotels in Edmonton

Rated 8.1/10 based on 965 reviews

Ranked #25 out of 71 hotels in Edmonton

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites North Edmonton
13742 50th St., Edmonton, AB