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University of Alberta Guest Accommodation - Lister Centre

7.7 | Good
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At University of Alberta, great staff, clean rooms, wired Internet only, no AC

Pros
  • Free wired Internet, free continental breakfast
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and knowledgeable service
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to the university, restaurants and public transit
  • Some reviewers were pleased with their clean and quiet accommodations
Cons
  • Some guests complained about the lack of air conditioning and Wi-Fi (only wired Internet is available in rooms)
Freebies
Free Breakfast
Free Internet
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 5, 2013
Overview
Located on the University of Alberta campus and a 7-minute drive from the nearest Highway 2 on-ramp, the University of Alberta Guest Accommodation - Lister Centre is geared towards travellers who require a hotel with a free continental breakfast and free wired Internet near the university and highway access.

Each of the hotel's smoke-free guest rooms offers free wired Internet, cable TV, a telephone, a coffeemaker, a desk, a fan, a sitting area, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Rooms with a sofabed and one wheelchair-accessible room are also available upon request. 

Please note the rooms are not air conditioned, although each room is equipped with a fan.

Also included in these rooms is a free medium coffee or tea and a breakfast pastry from Tim Hortons and access to guest laundry, the cafeteria and vending machines. Parking is available on site for an additional $7 per day.

From May through August, single- or double-occupancy dormitory rooms are also available, and include a private bathroom, free wired Internet, a desk and free access to the common areas, which include a fridge, a sink and cable TV. Pets are not permitted.

Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium can be found 2 minutes away on foot, while Subway Hub Mall is roughly a 4-minute drive away. Edmonton's city centre is about a 15-minute drive from the hotel and Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is a 30-minute drive away. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, staff, rates and rooms.

The hotel's location was praised by many guests, who described it as safe and close to University of Alberta Hospital, public transit, Southgate Mall, restaurants, shopping and Whyte Avenue. One patron remarked, "Very convenient location!!! walking distance to a variety of restaurants and grocery stores".

Numerous lodgers were pleased with the hotel's staff. They described them as friendly, accommodating and knowledgeable. 

The hotel's accommodations were complimented by some travellers, who found them to be quiet, clean and well maintained. It should be noted, however, that some patrons had complaints about their lodgings (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were some common complaints about the hotel's rooms.

Although some lodgers were pleased with their clean and quiet rooms, some reviewers were disappointed with their accommodations. They reported no air conditioning and very hot rooms, uncomfortable beds, no toiletries except hand soap, small and uncomfortable showers and only wired Internet (no wireless).
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with a 90% recommendation rate from 51 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.7 out of 10 from 20 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 9 specialty lodging in Edmonton with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 9 reviews.

The author called the hotel on October 22, 2013 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.
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Rated 7.7/10 based on 348 reviews

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Map Marker University of Alberta Guest Accommodation - Lister Centre
1-042 Lister Centre, 116 St and 87 Ave, Edmonton, AB