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Popular downtown Edson hotel with indoor pool, waterslide, jacuzzi suites & free breakfast

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free breakfast
  • Most reviewers praised the hotel's staff and service
  • Several guests enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The included breakfast was a source a many compliments by lodgers
  • Some guests enjoyed the indoor pool with waterslide
  • Some guests really liked the beds at this hotel
Cons
  • A few guests thought the hotel was rather expensive
  • A couple of guests complained about the Wi-Fi service
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Mar 2, 2015
Overview
Located along the Yellowhead Highway in downtown Edson, the Holiday Inn Express Edson is well-suited for car travellers who require a hotel close to the highway in between Edmonton and Jasper.

This hotel has 79 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, all of which offer free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a desk, a hair dryer, and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms offer one king or two queen beds, while suites offer a king bedroom, a separate living room with a sofabed, a jacuzzi tub, and bathrobes for each guest.

Hotel amenities include a business centre, a fitness centre, a heated indoor pool with a water slide, a sauna, and a 12-person meeting room. Accessible rooms are available upon request, parking is free, and pets are not permitted.

A complimentary breakfast is served to all guests daily, and other nearby dining options include Boston Pizza and Original Joe's Restaurant and Bar, which can both be found within a 5-minute walk north of the hotel.

The Holiday Inn Express is within walking distance to some of Edson's local attractions; Nova Theatre is roughly a 13-minute walk west, while Red Brick Arts Centre and Museum is about a 14-minute walk northwest of the hotel. Galloway Station Museum is a 5-minute drive westward, and Edson Airport (YET) is roughly 7 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with much praise going to the hotel's staff, rooms, and breakfast.

Many guests offered compliments towards the hotel's staff and service; they were characterized as helpful, courteous and personable. One lodger remarked, "The staff did an excellent job of making sure all of our needs were met", while another stated they always had a smile on their face.

The rooms were praised by many reviewers. They were described as "spotlessly clean", and spacious, with comfortable beds, soft linens and large bathrooms and vanity areas.

Several patrons were pleased with the included breakfast. A good selection of both hot and cold items was mentioned, and one guest remarked, "Complimentary breakfast was much better than any provided at the other hotels we stayed at on our vacation". The breakfast room was described as large with ample seating, and items were reported to be replenished even with only minutes remaining in the allotted breakfast time.

A few guests were impressed with the hotel's upgraded fitness room.
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The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there was some negative feedback offered.

A couple of guests complained about the Wi-Fi service with one claiming he had to keep signing in.

A couple of reviewers complained about the room price being expensive. One guest compared similar hotels in other provinces and thought that it was priced higher in Alberta.
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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 out of 13 Edson hotels from 28 reviews.

Expedia.com guest reviews rated the hotel 5 out of 5 with a 100% recommendation rate from 6 reviews.


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
8.8
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1 / out of 9
hotels in Edson

Rated 8.8/10 based on 375 reviews

Ranked #1 out of 9 hotels in Edson

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Map Marker Holiday Inn Express Edson
4520 2nd Avenue, Edson, AB