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Comfortable and pet-friendly Sherwood Park hotel near Millennium Place with restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing highways
  • Several guests described their rooms as comfortable
  • A few reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Several guests described the staff that they encountered as disinterested
  • Several reviewers complained about unpleasant cigarette smoke smells in their rooms
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 21, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated among industrial business offices and is about a 3-minute drive from the Yellowhead Trail (Highway 16). The centre of the Strathcona Refinery District is an 8-minute drive away. This hotel is well located for both business and leisure travellers looking to explore the area by car.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a TV with pay-per-view movies, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with two double beds, one queen bed, two queen beds or one king bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $39 per stay.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 9 am. The on-site Jungle Jim's restaurant serves lunch and dinner. This restaurant also has an on-site bar and offers room service.

Other on-site amenities include a games room, an ATM, dry cleaning, a convenience store, ice/vending machines and a 24-hour front desk.

The Millennium Place (recreational facility) is 2 minutes away by car, while the Sherwood Park Mall and the Festival Place (entertainment venue) are both about a 10-minute drive away. The West Edmonton Mall (largest shopping centre in Canada) is 29 minutes away by car. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is about a 30-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 24, 2013: The free breakfast is served daily from 6 am to 9 am. This hotel does not offer an airport shuttle service.
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The Good
The location seemed to be the most attractive feature of this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. Many guests found the location convenient for accessing highways and exploring the area by car. A few reviewers also mentioned that there were a few restaurants nearby, including a Tim Horton's.

Several guests described their rooms as clean, generally comfortable and spacious. A couple of reviewers appreciated the fireplace in their suites.

A few reviewers described enjoyable meals at the on-site restaurant. 

Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, however a couple of other reviewers disagreed.
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The Bad
Some guests seemed to be disappointed by their stay at this hotel judging from the reviews read for this editorial.

Some reviewers described the staff that they encountered as unhelpful, unprofessional and disinterested.

Smokers and non-smokers alike described the smoking rooms as smelling unpleasant and "stinky". A couple of reviewers were upset that all the pet-friendly rooms were also smoking rooms.

A few guests were disturbed by noise from the halls and neighbouring rooms (noise from TVs and alarm clocks).

A few reviewers had difficulty maintaining a comfortable in-room temperature and said that the in-room climate control units were ineffective.
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Show Sources
Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.5 out of 5, with 80% of 15 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #6 out of 7 properties in Sherwood Park, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 18 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 6.6 out of 10, based on 11 guest reviews.

The author called the hotel on January 24, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
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Location
Map Marker Super 8 Sherwood Park Edmonton
26 Strathmoor Drive, Sherwood Park, AB