The Marriott River Cree is about 3 miles from West Edmonton Mall. The Marriott is adjoining to the River Cree casino and Two-Rinks ice rink. The hotel itself is nice, the rooms are clean and well equiipped. The in-room cofee is good, as are the toiletries.
There is a Starbucks in the lobby and a very, very good restaurant with a buffet. if you choose. I ate at the buffet every night for around $20. My favorite was prime rib and yorkshire pudding night! The casino is large and airy, with a smoking section and a bar in the centre. There is lounge or restaurant in the casino as well but everytime I've been there it's been closed for private parties. The staff were friendly and the concierge suite upstairs is great - full omelettes for breakfast etc. They served a light dinner in the concierge suite as well but the buffet downstairs was so good I did not mind paying.
I have two complaints: the hottub which was not hot and paying $15 for internet. The pool looked very nice but the whirlpool was a disappointment. There are alot of choices for food and shopping within a few miles, but the hotel itself is rather secluded, there is nothing within walking distance. Don't beleive the ads about it being "minutes from the airport" as it cost $61 for a cab from the Edmonton International Airport!! I was told by a cabbie that there is a $15 flat rate to West Edmonton Mall.
The conference facilities look good, there is always something going on. And there are quite a few good concerts on the weekends. I'm sure it is busier and probably noisier then, with locals as well as visitors.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Edmonton Marriott at River Cree Resort is close to the airport and downtown Edmonton. This Edmonton hotel features complimentary shuttle to West Edmonton Mall, 3 restaurants, a casino, 2 NHL-sized hockey rinks, indoor pool, and fitness centre. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edmonton Marriott At River Cree Hotel Edmonton
- Marriott Edmonton