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“The best low cost Hotel I have ever stayed in”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Commercial Hotel

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Commercial Hotel
Ranked #74 of 93 Hotels in Edmonton
dawson
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“The best low cost Hotel I have ever stayed in”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2009

The management of the commercial hotel has been doing an excellent job at maintaining the commercial, and all the staff are helpful and knowledgeable. Overall I would recommend the commercial to any future travellors requiring a low cost alternative to the major hotels.

  • Stayed January 2008, travelled on business
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2008

After paying full rack rate and requesting a non-smoking room I got a smelly smoking room that would far better suit a welfare bum. It badly needed paint, the TV barely worked at all and one needed to go upstairs to take a shower. The bathroom stank to high heaven, almost to the point of nausea.

I was awakened twice by the phone ringing, the second time at 3:00am.

Customer service is a joke. The Amy Whinehouse look-a-like was obviously more interested in anything OTHER than dealing with customers.

Stay far, far away from this joke. I wouldn't stay there again if it was free.

  • Liked — NADA thing. Absolutely GROSS
  • Disliked — The stink
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled on business
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5 Thank Stoxxman
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2008

My partner and I stayed at the Commercial Hotel for one night because Lonely Planet had it in their Canada book, and it didn't sound too bad.

Like the other person who has reviewed here, we didn't know it was cash only, so we had to go find an ATM, which he said was down the road, but turned out there was one right across the street we could have used.

We went up to the room and it was DISGUSTING. The bathroom was dirty - hairs everywhere, grime, cigarette ash on the floor - the bed had been made but the sheets smelled and they were full of holes. The bed was broken, too. The room had not been vacuumed. This may sound childish, but I was afraid to take my shoes off.

For $70, I would have expected more - at the very least, a clean room.

If this is meant to be a good value hotel room in Edmonton, I'd shell out the extra $20-$30 and stay at a chain motel.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Total lack of cleanliness
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank aussie_traveller83
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2007

We read the reviews online and they seemed ok and it was cheap so we thought we would stay there. We were arriving late at night from a flight so thought a hotel would be better than a hostel. The man who greeted us didn't have a clue what he was doing. It was cash only, which we had not been told. We were then pointed in the direction of our room. On opening the door the overwhelming smell of smoke came out, it stank. The sheets smelt of it and everything in the room. We pulled back the bed sheets and there were hairs, there were also hairs in the bath.. We would certainly not recommend this place.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — The smell of smoke
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with friends
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1 Thank brightbing
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Lacombe, Alberta
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2004

The Commercial Hotel is a very old hotel. If you want a bathroom in your room you must make sure you request it. Many of the rooms use bathrooms down the hallway. The rooms are small and definitely not fancy but ours was clean. If you want to stay in the Whyte Avenue area and not spend a lot of money, the Commercial Hotel is a good possibility. It is not overly noisy, at least during midweek. It is not on computer and is rather old-fashioned in that you are asked to leave your room key at the desk when you are absent from the hotel. If you are there on a Saturday afternoon and are a blues jazz fan, the Commerical has a rather good jam session in the bar. The bar is an old time bar and is very smoky though that should change when Edmonton goes smoke free next year. The hotel is handy to a variety of interesting and somewhat different shops along Whyte Avenue and environs. It does not have a restaurant but is near a few good restaurants within a couple of blocks. If you want to go somewhat further afield buses run up and down the Avenue fairly regularly and are much easier than trying to find parking for a car. $2 will take you on a one and a half hour round trip if you request a transfer. Front desk staff was friendly. A local cab driver told us that if you want a cab from there at least at night that you should request it to come to some other facility that is close as it has apparently a reputation for people who have had too much to drink calling for cabs and at least some of the local cabbies try to avoid fares there. The Commercial is good value for the price if you are mainly concerned with clean sheets and a bed for the night.

Stayed September 2004
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Property: Commercial Hotel
Address: 10329 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, Alberta T6E 1Z9, Canada
Region: Canada > Alberta > Edmonton
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Ranked #74 of 93 Hotels in Edmonton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Commercial Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 64
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