My recent trip to see Oprah in Edmonton was a quick one. My mom and I flew in on Sunday night, and came home on Tuesday. Really, it was all about Oprah … and it was completely worth it!

Delta Edmonton Centre SuitesThat meant our choice of hotel was all about how to get in and out of Rexall Place quickly. We chose the Delta Edmonton Centre Suites for its downtown address, right by an LRT station for a quick trip to the arena (two stops away). For location, this hotel really hit all marks for a quick winter trip. The hotel is right in the Edmonton Centre Mall with direct access to underground paths, ensuring we wouldn’t have to brave the cold (this is winter in Canada, after all).

The standard room wasn’t a suite, but was very roomy with two queen beds (quite comfortable). The large windows did make the room a bit on the chilly side when we arrived, and we did have a bit of trouble hitting on the right temperature. The room itself, and the bathroom, felt a bit dated (it is an older building), but its size really made up for that (especially the large bathroom). My one complaint was that the walls are a bit thin, and each night conversations in the room beside us were easily overheard.

My mom and I took advantage of room service for our last morning there, and we completely enjoyed it. The breakfast price a very reasonable $11 for a large dish of yogurt, berries and granola with two slices of toast. Very yummy as well!

I can’t say enough about the service at the hotel. A very friendly greeting from fun counter staff, and we were always greeted with a friendly smile and hello from all staff we encountered.

At about $199 a night, it’s a little pricey for what you get… but if If you are in Edmonton for a short time, without a car (and your visit isn’t all about West Edmonton Mall), I recommend the Delta Edmonton Centre Suites.


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