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Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Ranked #11 of 93 Hotels in Edmonton
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Edmonton, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful and Majestic”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Even though we live in Edmonton, I decided to take my wife out for a romantic night out for our 20th wedding anniversary. I could not think of a better place than the Hotel MacDonald. We were not disappointed! The service was second to none. The architecture was beautiful and the rooms were well appointed and extremely quiet (mid week). The food was fantastic as well. Overall, a wonderful place to spend a romantic night or two.

Room Tip: We took a King suite with a river valley view and were not disappointed.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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GarrettTurta, General Manager at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, responded to this review, 7 February 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us.

It was very pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and that we were able to add to the joy of your special occasion. I will ensure your comments are shared with my team.

We do hope to welcome you back to The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in the near future.

Regards,

Garrett Turta
General Manager
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 6 February 2014

What a beautiful hotel! The family (2 adults, one 4 yo) Stayed here before Christmas. The Hotel was very nicely decorated. Waling in to the lobby we were all quite stunned by the high ceilings and heavy trims. Loved the elevators. We had a basic room, facing the city. The room definitely had historic charm. Sure, there are some wear issues but honestly, I think it ads to the ambiance of staying in a place like this. If you want a modern boutique hotel, this is not for you! If you are looking for a historic architecture heavy comfortable stay, this is a great choice.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2014

This is a great property with a wonderful feel about it. The staff are fabulous, the food is great, the rooms comfortable and really clean, the amenities excellent. I would stay here any time I could, as it truly is a home away from home.

Room Tip: Some of the bathrooms are small. If you want a larger one, ask when reserving.
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Edmonton
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Reviewed 30 January 2014

My girlfriends and I ran away from home to the Hotel Mac. We had a two bedroom suite with a river view. The rooms were large and well appointed. The rooms are showing wear - bits of wallpaper pulling away at the seams, chipped paint on doors, etc. Could hear the traffic noise from the hill below - especially the buses. Water pressure was not great and hard to adjust - long time to get cold or hot water.

BUT - the service was exceptional everywhere we went. Staff truly went out of their ways to make sure we were comfortable and happy. Really pleasant server in lounge and in the Harvest Room.

Great location and great view.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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GarrettTurta, General Manager at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, responded to this review, 3 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to share the comments of your most recent visit to The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald.

It was very pleasing to hear that you enjoyed your visit and I will ensure that your comments regarding our exceptional service is shared with my team. In addition, we will have a review on your recent room to ensure that any deficiencies are repaired to be in line with our high level of attention to detail and quality.

We look forward to you visiting our hotel in the near future.

Regards,

Garrett Turta
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Edmonton, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2014

Recently we were invited to the Fairmont Hotel McDonald Edmonton Alberta, for a family wedding, and weekend. The first part of our experience was irritating, to say THE LEAST as parking was a nightmare. Apparently the hotel sold off some of its land and that included its parking area, so now the city of Edmonton owns it, which also means it is PAID parking. The parking is also located in the rear of the hotel, so as you pull up you unload your bags, then drive a block to park, then walk back. Edmonton is in Alberta, if your going there during the winter you may have to walk that block on frozen slippery ground, or snow covered, in -40C, which is what we experienced - myself in heels and a dress. We were told parking was included in our room costs, but every time we had to go to our vehicle we had a city ticket, by the end of the weekend we had a STACK of tickets which we were assured the hotel would handle for us. My point was, WHY are there hundreds of dollars worth of files, on MY license plate being charged in the first place? What IF someone doesn't do their job and I am left to straighten out that mess? Time would only tell. . The hotel itself was beautiful, the rooms were very comfortable with all the bells and whistles one would expect with the price tag. Meals and drinks in the respective restaurant and lounge were also good but the price was expensive, over $20 a plate for breakfast smorg. The room we had the wedding reception in was stunning, the service excellent and the food served was very good, i would absolutely recommend its use for a wedding again. Dog ARE ALLOWED. In the end the tickets were covered but it was a pain in the butt. I think there are better places to stay in Edmonton however the novelty of the Hotel McDonald may be worth the price...depending on your expectations.

Room Tip: ASK about their parking.. and in Canada if your going in the winter and the weather forecast is for...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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GarrettTurta, General Manager at Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, responded to this review, 29 January 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for taking the time to share the feedback of your last visit.

It was very pleasing to hear that you would recommend our location however disappointing to hear of the frustration with your parking. We do have valet parking available at the hotel for guests convenience to ensure a seamless stay. With regards to our parking a new company has taken over management of the parking facility that we utilize and I believe we did have some initial growing pains that have now been worked out. Furthermore there is a covered walkway for those guests that choose to self park.

We do hope to welcome you back to The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald in the near future.

Regards,

Garrett Turta
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Canada
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Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

I always tend to enjoy my visits to the Hotel Macdonald. The staff are always so helpful and this visit was no different. I was feeling under the weather and the staff assisted in finding me the necessary medication to make my stay more pleasant. The rooms are classically styled and typically are large in size. The hotel is pretty well located and close to the convention centre. Enjoy oil town.....

Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Sombra, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Great experience. Check out the 4 pm hotel tour and see the royal suites. Learn about the history of the hotel. Service is excellent especially in the restaurant. Downtown shopping mall is a 5 minute walk. Great stay for those who have time to enjoy their surroundings whether on business or leisure.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Property: Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Address: 10065 100 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0N6, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Edmonton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Edmonton
#2 Green Hotel in Edmonton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Edmonton
#7 Business Hotel in Edmonton
#8 Family Hotel in Edmonton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Fairmont Hotel Macdonald 4*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stately Downtown Hotel located 30 km from international airport. ... more   less 
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