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“Awesome wedding venue” 5 of 5 stars
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Hotel Selkirk
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1920 St, Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada   |  
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Ranked #32 of 90 hotels in Edmonton
small town
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“Awesome wedding venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

Held our daughter's wedding here and it was great! We had the hotel to ourselves from Friday afternoon until Sunday morning and it was wonderful to not have to drive anywhere (even the church was just up the street) and to know that everyone you met at the hotel was there for the same reason you were! There was one small glitch with the amount of food that was provided for the rehearsal dinner but we mentioned the problem and all the rest of the meals were wonderful. Beautiful venue and very friendly, helpful staff. Christie, the banquet manager, was awesome; shortly after the reception meal started I just stopped worrying about things getting done because I realized that she was going to take care of everything, and she did!
No complaints from anyone and more compliments about the wedding than any I've ever been to.

Room Tip: The suites are beautiful! You can't beat a claw-foot bathtub. I worried about hearing the music...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Yellowknife, Canada
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37 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2011

This was my first visit to Fort Edmonton Park and I was there for a wedding. The hotel is fairly small but the rooms were a good size, clean, and comfortable. The hotel staff were friendly and the entire park is a fun place to visit.

The hotel is a great location if you are attending an event at the park or if you are building your stay around the park itself, otherwise it's a bit of work getting to and from the place, especially at night with the gate system.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

The Hotel Selkirk is a wonderful little gem in Edmonton. Signage to parking is confusing, and make sure you move your non-period car by 10am if you park on the streets, but once you get there you won't need it. While the staff provided very minimal information at check-in, the stay was quite nice. The room is very simple and quiet. A comfortable king sized bed, a armoire, desk, chair. The air conditioning is comfortable, which is good since you can't open the windows. The bathroom was simple and clean. No TV makes it truly period, but you won't need it since you'll be able to walk the grounds and see and read about the historical buildings after hours and maybe catch a view of a ghost. A great experience!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Edmonton, Canada
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2011

If you are looking for excitement and all amenities ... try somewhere else. If you want relaxation, atmosphere, history and an overall great experience, stay at the Selkirk. The ability to travel the grounds in early evening and nighttime as well as wake up to see costumed staff, horses and vintage cars in the streets is worth the price alone. We were able to drive our brand new car in front of the fort, saloon, etc. after hours to take some unique photos of our new "toy". We have stayed in both a suite and regular room and have enjoyed both ... we will be back.
The restaurant .... satisfactory at best but not the reason to stay there anyways ...

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Winnipeg
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The Hotel Selkirk is an experience unlike any others we have encountered in Canada. Once you figure out the convoluted way to the parking lot of the hotel, it's a wonderful location. Better signage would certainly aid this. One minor drawback is that you cannot pull your vehicle right up to the hotel to unload your luggage until after the park closes. If you want to check in and unload earlier, you have to walk from the back of the hotel over a gravel parking lot and wooden sidewalk. There are also two steps to negotiate to get into the hotel lobby. Staying right on the grounds of Fort Edmonton is a huge plus for touring the park. We spent 7 1/2 hrs. walking through the whole park and enjoying the exhibits. By staying at the Hotel Selkirk, you can easily go back to your room for a rest if you have young children (or weary elders!). You can also enjoy the park all to yourself after it closes to the public in the evening. None of the exhibits are open but it's wonderfully quiet (a real plus at bedtime). We stayed in a king suite with a separate bedroom. The pullout couch in the sitting area was comfortable enough for an adult to sleep well on. The huge bathroom is lovely except for the fact that there's no shower. For modern people used to showering, it's a bit uncomfortable trying to wash your hair while bent over and using the spray arm (also has potential to get water all over the floor). The bathroom could also use some more shelf area for putting one's toiletries on. There were two wonderful robes to wrap up in. The complimentary teddy bear is a treat for the youngsters to keep as a souvenir. We did not try the restaurant.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011 via mobile

Our stay was marred by a series og issues:

1) The staff miscommunicated the features of the room rate we selected.

2) Cleaning staff left a humongous sharp pin in the middle of our carpet (thankfully noone stepped on it). When I took it to the front desk clerk, she said a very weak "oh" and threw it out. No expression of concern or apology.

3) Our breakast waitress took forever to deliver our orders and repeatedly forgot to bring water, coffee, cream, spoons and our bill (neither of which ever came - we had to request that front desk staff chase down the waitress and bill our room for us). The server also spilled water as she poured it.

4) The check and check out clerks seemed put out by having to check us in and process our payment.

Fort Edmonton was very interesting, though (with one exception) the young staff had no manners or customer service sense.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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White Rock, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2011

Loved the corner suite with ensuite bathroom with clawfoot tub. Unless of course you like to shower, then you are out of luck.
Clean, quiet, welcoming establishment.
However, don't plan on exceptional food service in the restaurant.

Room Tip: 2nd floor corner suite is lovely
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 1920 St, Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2R7, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Edmonton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Edmonton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hotel Selkirk 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Selkirk is located in Fort Edmonton Park and is a reconstruction of an 1920's hotel that was originally located on Jasper Avenue. Hotel Selkirk plays a vital part of the Park and is a fully functioning modern hotel with guest rooms available from May 20th - September 2012. All guest rooms have WiFi, En-Suite, desk, coffee machine and some rooms overlooking the 1920's streets.A complimentary admission to Fort Edmonton Park is included with your night's accommodation. You can go back in time and ride the stream train, walk amongst the local villagers making bannock, sample fresh baked goods and fudge at the Jasper House Bakery, from only a few steps from your hotel room. ... more   less 
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