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Review of Strathcona Hotel

Strathcona Hotel
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Strathcona Hotel
Ranked #91 of 93 Hotels in Edmonton
Calgary
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9 reviews
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“Avoid at all costs...”
Reviewed 21 May 2006

Well, no one has written a review for this hotel, so thougth I would share my breif experience with it a few years ago.

A friend had advised this was a good budget place to stay in Edmonton if you wanted a budget hotel on Whyte Avenue. I knew it wouldn't be a great hotel, but they advised it wasn't too bad, just very old and no frills, and no different than staying in a hostel.

When we got into the room, we were stunned by how dirty it was. The tiles in the bathroom had a thick yellow scum in the grout (all the way to the ceiling). There was something on the bathroom mirror that resembled toothpaste spit. There were stains on the bed sheets (yes, those kinds of stains). The kicker was the window. It was broken so you couldn't close it all the way or lock it. Outside underneath the window was a staircase going right down to the ground. The ledge underneath the window was littered with cigarette butts and wine bottles. There was a lot of room under there....looks like someone was kind of living right under the window that you can't lock!

Not wanting to stay the night and find out who our "neighbour" was (especially knowing they would have full access to our room while we was sleeping)...we immediately left the room with our luggage in tow and advised we wanted our money back. We cited security (or lack thereof) as the reason. The lady at the desk gave us our money back, but not until after she tried to imply that perhaps we had quickly "used" the room to our advantage (we were there a total of 5 minutes and with all our luggage hardly look like a hooker & her john). It was kind of insulting, but I guess that's the kind of clientelle she was accustomed to dealing with.

To summarize...I never took a hotel recommendation from that friend again. We headed down to the Varscona Hotel and were lucky enough to get in there (The Varscona was perfect!).

  • Stayed July 2003
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Property: Strathcona Hotel
Address: 10302 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1Z8, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Edmonton > Strathcona
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Ranked #91 of 93 Hotels in Edmonton
Number of rooms: 41

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