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In Fort Edmonton Park, great rates and restaurant, clean rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's affordable rates
  • The hotel's restaurant was complimented for its quality and service
  • Several guests were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's staff were found to be accommodating and friendly
Cons
  • A few guests reported poor signage and had difficulty finding the hotel from the road
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 6, 2014
Overview
Located in Fort Edmonton Park and about a 3-minute drive from the nearest Highway 2 on-ramp, the Hotel Selkirk is geared towards road travellers who prefer a 1920s-themed hotel with on-site dining, free Wi-Fi and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms and suites comes equipped with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, a coffeemaker and a private bathroom. Irons and ironing boards are available upon request. Suites with a separate bedroom and a living room with a sofabed are also available, and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

The hotel also offers 24-hour reception, free entrance to Fort Edmonton Park, meeting/banquet facilities, a gift shop, a garden, a children's playground, free parking, a seasonal bar and on-site dining at Johnson's Cafe, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted. 

The Valley Zoo is roughly an 11-minute drive away, while West Edmonton Mall can be found 9 minutes away by car. Edmonton's city centre is about a 19-minute drive from the hotel and Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is a 24-minute away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, no pets, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: January 29, 2014)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's value, restaurant, rooms and staff.

Many lodgers were pleased with the hotel's value and described the rates as reasonable, affordable and cheap. One patron remarked, "Entrance to the park is free with a hotel reservation, so this makes the Hotel Selkirk one of the cheapest hotels in the city".

The hotel's restaurant was praised by numerous reviewers. They described it as outstanding, tasty, wonderful and nicely presented, with a great variety and excellent service. A couple of guests had complaints about the restaurant, however.

Several guests enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet and spacious, with comfortable beds and pillows.

The hotel's staff were the source of several compliments by travellers. They were characterized as friendly, efficient and accommodating.
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the hotel's location.

Although the majority of reviewers found the hotel's location to be relaxing and close to restaurants, a few lodgers complained about its accessibility. They reported poor and small signage for the hotel from the road and described it as hard to find. One guest noted, "One suggestion I would have is to put additional signage to direct guests to the hotel. I didn't know that I had to drive through a closed off, gated entry and ended up parking in the employee parking lot and wandering around with luggage and kids, only to discover that the hotel was through the gate and half a kilometer down the road".
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #28 of 88 Edmonton hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 37 reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 29, 2014 to verify some information.

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
8.2
Very Good
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21 / out of 71
hotels in Edmonton

Rated 8.2/10 based on 116 reviews

Ranked #21 out of 71 hotels in Edmonton

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Map Marker Hotel Selkirk
1920 Street, Edmonton, AB