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“the worst "hotel".........what a dump!”
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Econo Lodge
Ranked #77 of 93 Hotels in Edmonton
Vancouver, Canada
Level 1 Contributor
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“the worst "hotel".........what a dump!”
Reviewed 20 January 2014

utter revolt and disappointment
most unfriendly and unprofessional receptionist who did not even bother to lift her head and say hello.
No hot water, rotten fruit basket, dismal the room - dirty sheets, washroom nasty, no hot water, broken taps, wooden make shift stairs, landing etc. lots of splinters on the railings
Loud train noise and not to mention the front entrance and the much around it.
How can you even imagine that a human can stay here??
We were cheated as there was no mention of the state of this dump on your website.
They even charged the full rate

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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Surrey, Canada
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013

When I spoke to the owners about a problem with theft in the room of a minor item, they called me a liar, and proceeded to yell and berate me. Told me that they didn't have time for this and I was free to call the police. I have never been treated this way at any hotel and was astonished at this unbelievable behavior, when a "we'll look into it" and apology would of settled it. So if you like the idea of staff pawing through your things, and management not caring, don't stay here.

This hotel that is a good value and reasonably clean, with a simple continental breakfast. New owners have made good improvements, but hotel is under construction and in an area that can be noisy at times. There are very few parking spaces with outlets available, which is terrible during cold winters.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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3 Thank Patrick F
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Cong, Ireland
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2013

After worst Howard Johnson in Red Deer, landed in edmonton worst hotel.
Looks our luck are bad, getting worst hotels. Econolodge is under renovation
and train noise, no elevator, front desk very rude and bad and manager is
worst of them. Breakfast had stale muffins and pasteries. What a day.
The seem to be busy but NOT GOOD MOTEL.

Room Tip: No elevators, Train noise and renovation noise. Stay away.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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6 Thank Sam H
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2013

Hotel under construction. Hotel beside railway tracks. Choice rewards screwed up reservation. Told us we were getting two t
Rooms with king beds got two rooms with double beds. Train woke us up middle of night. Having choice rewards pay for screw up. Great family vacation. Will be staying anywhere else other then econo lodge

  • Stayed July 2013
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2 Thank Tazz139
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Exeter, New Hampshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2013

low point of my 11 day road trip from Alaska to Maine. to be fair they are doing remodeling...but my room was pretty gross and i wouldn't stay there again...needs a lot of TLC...smelled a little and i couldn't wait to wake up before the dawn and get on the road

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled solo
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1 Thank Ship B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2013


The front of the hotel is under construction. There was really no place to park except on the street.
The clerk was friendly. Went to room real quick to turn on AC so room could cool while we went yo eat dinner. It was a joke, it's placed above bathroom sink with duct tape all around it. When we came back from dinner the room had not cooled off. When we went to use the bathroom, it was nasty. There was pubic hair all over tub still, on the wall, on the shower head itself, on the floor. I was disappoint because when you first walked in room it looked nice. Despite the construction out front. But that was just nasty to find that all on the bathroom. They offered to move us a floor up. But it took hours to cool off this room and we didnt want to move all our stuff again. She offered my husband cleaning supplies. Serious, like I want to clean up someone else's nastiness. I recommend paying extra and staying somewhere else. Unless you don't mind cleaning the room before you stay on it.

  • Stayed July 2013
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3 Thank wrp0403
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mt baldy
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Doesn't look like much from the outside but the rooms are very clean and spacious. The stairs are a bit of a drag but the exercise is good for you. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The wifi is sketchy; works great sometimes and not so good other times. Heard the trains a night but they didn't keep any of us awake. All in all, for what you pay it's a good value.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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1 Thank mtbaldymaryann
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Property: Econo Lodge
Address: 4009 Gateway Blvd NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6J 5H2, Canada
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Region: Canada > Alberta > Edmonton > Calgary Trail South
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #77 of 93 Hotels in Edmonton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Econo Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 37
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