Stayed for 4 nights Sept 2011.
Have read the previous 'up and down' rewiews of this hotel, we were a little concerned about our stay - however we should not have worried.
The hotel seems to be primarily target towards business and conference use, not too suprising as Edmonton is more of a 'functional' city than a tourist destination. The hotel is located slightly away from the central downtown area - so at night the immediate area is quiet (some people might feel a little more secure if it was slightly busier) - it is however usefully only one block away from the subway stop and major bus routes.
1)Nice sized room which gave us a good nights sleep (higher floor/end of corridor)
2)Good breakfast included in the price (not usual for North American hotels)
3)Staff were pleasant and efficient
4)Hotel runs a good policy of giving the option of not having the room 'made up' every day
1)No safe in room - Had access to safe deposit box facilities at reception but this a little too public
2)The infamous bathroom door - this has been mentioned on previous reviews. It is a sliding door that you normally get in a disabled access room (rather strange for a room on the 15th floor!) and whilst you have privacy (unless someone makes a deliberate effort to look round the side of it) there is a large gap at the top which does help with noises/smells.
A good place to visit nearby is the Legislature building - a great guided tour explaining how the state goverment works and the most impressive building in the city.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We believe all travelers deserve exceptional value, service and an unsurpassed downtown Edmonton hotel experience. We offer guests a complimentary and extensive breakfast buffet each morning in our Hospitality Suite. Guests can choose from an array of both hot and cold breakfast items, prepared by our in-house chef. Piping hot oatmeal, home cooked egg dish and accompanying meat and potatoes for those who appreciate a hearty breakfast to start their day. On the lighter side we offer a cold selection of cereals, yogurt, fruit, pastries and juices. Touch of a button barista worthy cappuccinos, espressos and lattes along with a variety of specialty teas are available all day. To end the day, complimentary wine tasting and assortment of appetizers are offered between 17:30 and 18:30. Also complimentary to our guests is parking, downtown Lexus Town Car Service, Wi-Fi and bicycle rentals. Matrix Hotel provides a sophisticated hospitality experience to travelers who appreciate great design and need convenient access to the heart of the city. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Matrix Hotel Edmonton, Alberta