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“Decent rooms, but incredibly sketchy area”
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Coliseum Inn
Ranked #39 of 93 Hotels in Edmonton
Reviewed June 2, 2012

I'm going to break this hotel down as best as I can because I wish I had read an honest and good review before booking our stay here.

Some quick backdrop, I was travelling across the country with my wife, from Montreal all the way to Vancouver. We had booked a lot of lower end hotels/motels along the way including Howard Johnson's, Super 8, and so on, so we didn't have high expectations or anything like that. We also found a Teambuy coupon for this hotel for $50, so the price was way under budget for us and we were happy to save the money.

Now, on to the hotel. I'll start with the positives. The price was obviously very cheap, and even without any coupons I believe is still reasonably low. We stayed in a room on the 7th floor, which if my understanding is correct, is the only floor that has fully been renovated. The rooms were surprisingly not so bad, not great, but not bad for what you're paying (I would caution however that from previous reviews, it would seem that rooms on other floors are not up to par). The people at the front desk were nice, and overall we did not have any major issues.

Now, on to the negatives and why I'm rating this hotel a 1/5. This hotel is located in what I have to say is one of the sketchiest areas I've ever been to. The hotel is not really located in the greatest area of Edmonton to begin with, but to make matters worse, it is crammed into this tiny little area with an incredibly dark and just creepy parkade across form it, which is where you will be parking your car. Right at the entrance of the hotel is a big dumpster with random people combing through it. On top of this, there is also a bar attached to the hotel which attracts even more of a sketchy crowd. The only issue with the actual rooms was the lack of any air conditioning unit, which depending on the time of year, could be a pretty major issue.

I don't mean to come off overly negative as all in all we really didn't end up having any issues and the room itself was fine. However, the area is just far too sketchy, and saving $20-$30 is not worth the hassle and worry, especially if you have a car and must park in the parkade.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

Came for a trip with my friend and stay in this hotel, compared with other hotels. This one was under our budget, very good service level for the price.

Room Tip: Great Service
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 31, 2012

what can i say more? we enjoyed every part of our short stay here. the renovated room was great. Service was above average, and best of all the pricing was under our budget so we were thrilled.

Room Tip: Get the renovated rooms!
  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

Very good service level for the price. Compared a few other hotels. This one was under our budget but met our needs well. Will be back.

  • Stayed: May 2012
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Reviewed May 20, 2012 via mobile

! Excellent value for our short stay once again. We brought our three year old along as well this time.

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Reviewed April 22, 2012

Came for a hockey weekend didn't check trip advisor or would have stayed elsewhere. Bottom 4 floors are dumps no air room was 27 degrees compained to desk staff but the girl was clueless told us open the window lol next day check TA found out top floors were reno'd asked to move but couldn't until sun. Sun got a Reno on 7th floor average room and 27 degrees and no air. Guy at front desk put in some effort and found us a fan.also they wanted to charge us 20 extra for the room upgrade told them not a chance what a joke.the place has Been under renos for 5 yrs slow workers I guess . Unless you party until you pass out do not stay here .also the flow is way overpriced

  • Stayed: April 2012
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Thank mjw22
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Reviewed April 20, 2012

The location of the property is a bit sketchy..do not leave anything in your vehicle or it might get taken.
The renovated rooms on the 7th Floor were very nice. Good beds, fridge/freezer, microwave, decent view, Kuerig coffee maker in room.
We were very pleased until we turned the TV off to sleep. The music/characters from the bar were so loud we could not sleep until the bar closed at 2:30am. We were dissapointed because we were tired and it was our place to sleep and that was immpossible with all the swearing and drunken blabber (very annoying). We are not unrealisic people and give everyone a chance but come on...2:30am (weekday) that make our next day 11am check-out with kids frustrating. I suppose what do you expect for a groupon/dealfind of $49.05/per night!

N - Saskatoon SK, CAN April 9~2012 (one nights stay)

Room Tip: Renovated on 7th Floor 2 double beds away from the bar as much a possible.
  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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Thank N S
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Address: 11845 Wayne Gretzky Drive Southbound NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5B 4R4, Canada
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Edmonton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 93 Hotels in Edmonton
Price Range: $77 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Coliseum Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 98
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Coliseum Inn is located directly across from Northlands Coliseum and the Expo Center. Only 10 minutes from the heart of Downtown Edmonton, we are pleased to offer a Hot Deluxe Breakfast included when you book directly with us as well as complimentary parking and Free Wi-Fi access for every room. Local calls are always free. The Coliseum Inn is pleased to feature Global Buffet, open late and available for lunch and dinner everyday. ... more   less 
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