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Clean south Edmonton hotel with restaurant, well-equipped rooms and jacuzzi suites 

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the hotel's reasonable and affordable rates
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to shopping and highway access
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped
Cons
  • A few guests reported slow Wi-Fi and noise transfer in their rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 8, 2015
Overview
Located about an 11-minute drive from Edmonton's city centre and a 2-minute drive from the nearest Highway 14 on-ramp, the Ramada Edmonton South is geared towards car travellers who require a hotel with easy highway access, on-site dining and free Wi-Fi.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's air-conditioned guest rooms offers a balcony, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a jetted tub, a balcony and a sitting area with a sofabed are also available, as are wheelchair-accessible rooms.

The hotel also offers a fitness room, meeting/banquet space, a business centre, guest laundry, vending machines, free parking and on-site dining at Smitty's Restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily. Pets are not permitted.

Southgate Shopping Mall is about a 5-minute drive away, while West Edmonton Mall can be found 12 minutes away by car. The University of Albert is roughly an 8-minute drive from the hotel and Edmonton International Airport is a 16-minute drive 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: March 22, 2014)

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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's rates, location and rooms.

Many lodgers praised the hotel's rates, describing them as reasonable, budget friendly, awesome and affordable. One patron noted, "It's actually a great place to stay for the price. The other hotels in the price range all have big drawbacks but this hotel is good".

The hotel's location was convenient for numerous reviewers. They found it close to restaurants, shopping, highway access, a liquor store, downtown Edmonton, West Edmonton Mall and University Hospital.

Several guests were pleased with their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, updated, well equipped, spacious and quiet, with comfortable beds. A few travellers complained about their lodgings, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few complaints about the rooms.

Although several lodgers were pleased with their clean and well-equipped rooms, a few guests had complaints about their accommodations. They reported uncomfortable beds (too firm), as well as slow Wi-Fi, poor water pressure, noisy in-room heaters and air conditioners and noise from guests in adjacent rooms.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 85% recommendation rate from 530 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8 out of 10 from 147 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #48 of 88 Edmonton hotels with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 from 135 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 22, 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
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hotels in Edmonton

Rated 7.0/10 based on 3131 reviews

Ranked #48 out of 71 hotels in Edmonton

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Map Marker Ramada Edmonton South
5359 Calgary Trail, Edmonton, AB