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Guests complimented friendly service, clean rooms, and food quality at on-site restaurant 

Pros
  • Free parking, free airport shuttle service, free wireless Internet, free local calls, and free in-room coffee and tea
  • The front desk agents were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • Many reviewers complimented the quality of food served at the on-site restaurant
  • Several guests said that they would stay at this hotel again in the future
Cons
  • Several reviewers were disturbed by noise from the nearby train tracks
  • A few guests thought that the on-site fitness centre was not well-maintained
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jun 26, 2012
Overview
The Sawridge Inn - Edmonton South is located on Gateway Boulevard in Edmonton, Alberta. This hotel is located a 2 minute drive from the nearest Highway 14 interchange.

All 136 units at this hotel include free wireless Internet, free local calls, free in-room coffee and tea, irons and ironing boards, hair dryers, desks and ergonomic chairs, flat screen televisions, and pay-per-view movies. Suites at this property also include separate bedrooms and living spaces, and telephones with hands-free speaker capabilities. Select suites also include jacuzzi tubs. Free parking is available on site at this hotel. Pets are allowed at this hotel for an extra charge of $10 per pet, per night.

The on-site restaurant, Creations, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Breakfast is served, daily, from 6:30am - 10:30am, while lunch is served from 11:00am - 2:00pm. Dinner is served from 5:30pm - 9:30pm. Creations also serves a Sunday brunch from 10:00am - 2:00pm. This restaurant also has a lounge that is open, daily, from 11:00am - 11:00pm. Room service is also available from 6:30am - 11:00pm. 

Other on-site amenities include over 9,000 square feet of meeting space and banquet facilities, and a fitness centre.

This hotel is within a 5 minute walk (or 4 minute drive) of a shopping complex with several chain restaurants, such as the Olive Garden, Century Bar and Grill, and Montana's Cookhouse. Downtown Edmonton (Edmonton City Centre mall, Art Gallery of Alberta, and Shaw Conference Centre) is about a 20 minute drive north of this property, while the West Edmonton Mall (shopping, restaurants, indoor theme park, indoor water park, aquarium, and ice skating rink) is about 17 minutes away by car. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is located within a 25 minute drive of this property (walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps). 

This hotel provides free shuttle transportation to and from the airport. The shuttle is operated by the hotel and runs at scheduled times (must be pre-arranged with the hotel).
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The Good
The rooms at this hotel were frequently described as clean and well-appointed. Several guests also complimented the artwork in the guest rooms and throughout the hotel. 

A few reviewers specifically mentioned that their beds were comfortable.

Many guests described the front desk agents as friendly, efficient, and accommodating. One guest said that the staff "went out of their way to make us feel welcome", while another reviewer described the front desk agents as "amazing".

The on-site restaurant also received many compliments from guests for the food quality.

A few guests thought that the location provided easy access to major highways, while a couple of other reviewers found the complimentary airport shuttle to be an added value feature. 

Several guests said that they would recommend this hotel to others or that they were likely to stay at this property again in the future.
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The Bad
Several guests were disturbed in their rooms by noise from nearby train tracks, while a few other reviewers found noise from neighbouring rooms to be disruptive. A couple of guests recommended requesting rooms at the front of the hotel to avoid the noise from the train tracks.

A few guests thought that the fitness centre was not well-maintained and that it was equipped with old machines. One guest described the fitness facility as being in "bad shape".

While many guests complimented the food quality at the on-site restaurant, a few reviewers were disappointed by the slow service they received. A couple of guests mentioned waiting 20 - 30 minutes for a menu or a cup of coffee. A couple of other reviewers thought that the menu was expensive.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5.0, with 90% of 183 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #19 out of 85 properties in Edmonton, based on 119 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property a score of 4.1 out of 5.0, from 247 guest reviews. 
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
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Rated 7.9/10 based on 2416 reviews

Ranked #32 out of 71 hotels in Edmonton

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Map Marker Sawridge Inn - Edmonton South
4235 Gateway Boulevard, Edmonton, AB