Coast Edmonton House
A View of the River
I wanted a quick getaway so I booked a room at the Coast Edmonton House. It overlooks the North Saskatchewan river situated in downtown Edmonton.
The room had a separate bedroom with a queen size bed. A living room area where there was a TV and a kitchenette. There is complimentary local and toll free calling, and high speed wireless internet.
Nice rooms, Good Sleep
HAVE STAYED HERE MANY TIMES. The service is excellent in this 23 fl hotel & the restaurant here is one of the best in the city with reasonable prices. The Restaurant , which is located just outside the main door is excellent for it's food and service.
Unique Quality: The choice of rooms would be facing south so as to view the beautiful valley & southern part of the city. Really nice swimming pool on the main floor. Each room is a mini suite.
Directions: City Centre
Located in downtown Edmonton, the Edmonton House Suite hotel is on the edge of the River Valley. It is a round tower, somewhat old in appearance. I believe it used to be an apartment complex, and was converted into a hotel some years ago.
The lobby is small but adequate and reminds you of the lobby of an apartment building, which I suppose is fitting given the hotel is suited to long-term guests. Check-in was speedy, friendly and efficient.
Rooms are a highlight when compared to your average 1room bed/TV/dresser standard. The hotel is all-suite, and ours was clean on arrival. Be advised that there are classes of room within classes. By this I mean Tower versus Executive suite. While the room size is the same, the hotel has received infrequent upgrades and the Exec rooms have better furnishings and a 2nd TV in the bedroom. I was able to negotiate the same rate for an Exec room vice Tower and expect that in low season this is reasonably feasible.
The suites look like small apartments with a mini kitchen (fully equipped) just off the doorway, a living room/mini-dining room combo with a pull-out couch (suitable for children but mattress too thin for an adult), lounge chair and TV. The dining room table is the size of a small desk with a couple chairs but fine for small meals. There is also a desk for working. High-speed i-net connection is available.
Attached to the living room is a large bedroom with dresser, wall to wall closets and a smallish bathroom with shower/tub combo.
The hotel caters to long-term guests and this is obvious in small perks such as free local calls, free shuttle to Edmonton’s amazing West Edmonton mall, and abundant laundry facilities on 7 separate floors.
There is a bar/dining room on the main floor, which provided meals at good prices.
There is a pool and small workout room.
Service was friendly and accommodating throughout.
You will have to travel 30 minutes drive to get to the West Edmonton Mall. Kids will love the rides, dolphin shows, etc, but the hotel offers free shuttle.
Unique Quality: All suite, close to business core, if trabeling on business.
Directions: Downtown, just south of Jasper Ave.
Edmonton House Suite Hotel
I had a penthouse suite, it roughly ran for about $200 a night, which is not bad considering the view you get of the city. But, this is 1996 we are talking about and more then likely prices have gone up a bit.
Unique Quality: Great View of the Edmonton River Valley, and the downtown area in general. It really depends which floor your own, I was on the 35th, so the view was excellent.
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