OK - as a colleague noted - the decor was all a bit 'grey'. It is a 3-star hotel. The suites were not fancy really quite nice and it was nice to have the option to make my own breakfasts in the kitchenette in my suite. Stove top, microwave, small refrigerator with freezer, coffee maker, kettle, all basic preparation and eating utensils are provided and there is a grocery store only a couple of blocks away!
Staff were very nice and helpful. The location was perfect for the trip - very near the Univerity of Alberta campus and hospital. As well, it is a 15 (ish) minute walk to Whyte Street and Old Strathcona and all the trendy restaurants and boutiques. In addition, there are a good variety of restaurants closer and very good coffee and sandwich shops in the same building as the hotel.
Finally, the fitness centre was small, but good. Two treadmills and other cardio equipment and weights, etc. and open 24 hours.