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The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Ranked #11 of 93 Hotels in Edmonton
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Calgary
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85 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“A Lovely Visit”
Reviewed June 30, 2010

I just finished a 6 night stay at the hotel. And, it was wonderful.
This is a character hotel with lovely ambiance. The fixtures, furnishings and views are something to see!
I was there on business but wanted to have the best time possible. As a Fairmont member, I was able to use a 'coupon' for a suite upgrade. For my stay, I was in a very large suite. Two closets (one was a walk-in closet). Sitting room. Couch. Two televisions. It was spacious and clean. And, had a wonderful view of the river. I could not have been more pleased. Finally, I am very light sleeper, and I slept like a baby. It was quiet. The bed was comfortable, and the thermostats worked like a dream.
Parking was rather expensive. $28 per day. Valet and self-park were the same price.
The pool, hot tub, steamroom and sauna were good. But, were in need of some repair. The tiles looked a bit worn and some tiles were missing. Luckily, the pool area was rarely busy and I relaxed with few others. It was peaceful and serene.
I had room service on two occasions. The food and service was excellent. I would highly recommend it. My low fat blueberry loaf was so fresh--it must have just been popped out of the oven.
Overall, it was a great stay! I plan on staying there again if and when I visit Edmonton.

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Greenville, South Carolina
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Reviewed June 30, 2010

Most of the hotels represented by the Fairmont group are 'nice' hotels and appear to be elegant. Many have wonderful views and interesting architecture and are in premier locations. So are a lot of other hotels!

The bottom line is that unless you are going to spend the majority of your time IN THE HOTEL, it is really overpriced for what you get! US$300 and up per night (our room had two queens) and they then had the gall to charge you for internet and CDN$28 for one night of parking!

If you are looking for a very nice in Edmonton that is much more reasonably priced than the Fairmont McDonald and only a block from it, I would suggest the Westin!

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

No questions, this is #1. Great people, atmosphere, history, location, food, etc,etc! Really treat you right on your wedding night and anniversaries! Recommended highly!

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton, Canada
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Reviewed June 21, 2010

We stayed at the Fairmont hotel MacDonald on the weekend. It was a great place I must say. From the time that we pulled up with the car it was great hospitality. Our receptionist was very pleasant and told us of events going around the city. We go to our rooms and they were flawless. After spending time in the city, we went for dinner in the Harvest Room and for the price and portion, it was very affordable. I live in the area, and I would come back here for special occasions. The only thing that I can say negatively is that the hotel does look old in the inside. But it does have the Fairmont look to it

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
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Edmonton
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Reviewed June 8, 2010

Have stayed at the hotel on several occasions and am never disappointed in both service and style. Staff are very pleasant and helpful, Sunday brunch is the best and drinks on the Terrace in the summer is a sublime experience.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled solo
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Niagara region
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Reviewed June 3, 2010

I really enjoyed this hotel. it is centrally located in downtown Edmonton and all my meetings were walking distance from the hotel. This hotel is perfect for business travellers. The staff were consistently cheerful and helpful. The gym contains several treadmills and bikes as well as a good array of dumbbells. Rooms were a very good size.

One word of advice: ask for a room in the back of the hotel. I moved rooms after my first night because of the unrelenting traffic and noise coming from the street. Once I moved rooms, I slept very well.

Prices for food were expensive but there's a great deli called Marcellos in the Telus plaza across from the hotel. Good place for breakfast.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Kingston, Ontario
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Reviewed May 31, 2010

One of the old Canadian Pacific hotels, this hotel is elegance and grandeur. Although the rooms show their age, the bathrooms are completely redone and spotless. The bed is superb and made for a good night sleep. The river valley view is outstanding. The food in the dining room is excellent and the hotel bar a treat. If elegance and friendliness is what you want, the room price is worth it.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled on business
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Property: The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Address: 10065 100 St NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0N6, Canada
Location: Canada > Alberta > Edmonton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Edmonton
#2 Green Hotel in Edmonton
#4 Romantic Hotel in Edmonton
#7 Business Hotel in Edmonton
#8 Family Hotel in Edmonton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald 4*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stately Downtown Hotel located 30 km from international airport. ... more   less 
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