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Short term rental required in Edmonton

Old Oct 26th 2007, 9:58 pm
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Hi

My husband and I are planning a research trip to Canada next year and would like to visit both Calgary and Edmonton, but because we will be travelling with a Toddler we would like to stay in an apartment or a house rather than a hotel. Can anyone recommend a website where we can rent for a week in Edmonton.

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Old Oct 27th 2007, 4:49 am
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Welcome to the forum, bubbles75.

What you need to search for is a suite hotel or an apartment hotel. You also could look for executive suites. But, if executive suites even accept a week's reservation (many of them rent for a minimum of a month), they are way more expensive than the average apartment hotel would be for a week. I have never heard of a furnished house renting for as little as a week in these parts.

I'm a great believer in staying outside of the downtown core when you're doing a recce trip. It gives you a somewhat more realistic idea of what living in the relevant city would be like (in that you shop for food in standard local supermarkets, you do a bit of commuting into the downtown core, and so on).

As far as Edmonton is concerned, you might consider Campus Tower Suite Hotel. It's located in the University of Alberta, which is in the south part of the city. It's close to the neighbourhood of Old Strathcona, through which runs the rather charming Whyte Avenue.

If you want to be in the West End and close to West Edmonton Mall, you might consider Mayfield Inn and Suites.

But keep in mind that I don't live in Edmonton. One of the natives might be along in the next couple of days and make better suggestions.

Are you fixed up for Calgary? If not, I recommend the following properties:

In Motel Village, which is in the northwest quadrant, but adjacent to a C-Train station:
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Calgary University

  • Comfort Inn & Suites Motel Village (cheaper than Hampton Inn, so set your expectations accordingly)

On Macleod Trail, which exits from downtown and heads southwards:
  • Holiday Inn Express And Suites South, Calgary. Although this property technically is located at 12025 Lake Frasier Drive SE, it is just off Macleod Trail. It's pretty close to a C-Train station and a large shopping mall. It's steps from a smaller shopping plaza that offers several dining choices. If you do a Google search for HOLIDAY INN + MACLEOD TRAIL, at least three different properties come up, so make sure you click on the right one.

If you disagree with my advice, and are adamant about staying in the downtown core, consider:
  • Edmonton House Suite Hotel (preferably in a south facing apartment, so as to enjoy the view of the river valley)
  • 5 Calgary Downtown Suites

Hope that helps.
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Old Oct 27th 2007, 8:00 am
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http://www.internationalrentals.com/...ta/region.html

http://www.vacationsfrbo.com/for_ren...d=0&city_id=11

http://holidayjunction.com/province/alberta

http://www.holidayhomeads.com/search...=27&image.y=10

http://www.bbcanada.com/alberta/edmonton_area/edmonton

Right i think that should get you looking
i know what you mean, we have managed to pick up house rentals, harder than a motel, but well worth it, we have been to ontario twice and found house rentals both times, we have 3 kids and hate stopping in hotels, motels.

Hope the links are off use, also use google.ca for the search, use key words in the search box, hope you find what you need

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Old Oct 29th 2007, 8:43 pm
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Originally Posted by gill_andy_grew
http://www.internationalrentals.com/...ta/region.html

http://www.vacationsfrbo.com/for_ren...d=0&city_id=11

http://holidayjunction.com/province/alberta

http://www.holidayhomeads.com/search...=27&image.y=10

http://www.bbcanada.com/alberta/edmonton_area/edmonton

Right i think that should get you looking
i know what you mean, we have managed to pick up house rentals, harder than a motel, but well worth it, we have been to ontario twice and found house rentals both times, we have 3 kids and hate stopping in hotels, motels.

Hope the links are off use, also use google.ca for the search, use key words in the search box, hope you find what you need

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These are good links, Gill. I am going to add them to the Wiki articles entitled Scouting Trip, Renting, and Arrival To Do List.
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Originally Posted by Judy in Calgary View Post
If you disagree with my advice, and are adamant about staying in the downtown core, consider:
  • Edmonton House Suite Hotel (preferably in a south facing apartment, so as to enjoy the view of the river valley)
  • 5 Calgary Downtown Suites
Hope that helps.
One point to keep in mind about a south facing suite in Edmonton House. There is not air conditioning in all suites and your suite can get a tad toasty on hot summer days if it is not air conditioned.

I've stayed there a number of times and don't remember ever getting a suite with air conditioning, although I do note they do offer "Superior Suites" which do have air conditioning.

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Originally Posted by Judy in Calgary View Post
These are good links, Gill. I am going to add them to the Wiki articles entitled Scouting Trip, Renting, and Arrival To Do List.
thanks judy, i try my best
Dont like to stay in motels with 3 young kids, i understand what others feel like when there choices are limited.
i have found google.ca fantstic help

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Old Oct 29th 2007, 10:23 pm
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Depends on the ages of 3 kids but
Staying a Holiday inn Express with Breakfast and pool saves loads of Money.

Ours stuff themselves at breakfast and then want to race back to the pool in the evening for the swimming. Free coffee and popcorn in the evening also helps with their enterainment. ( breakfast in a cafe 5 -8 bucks * 5 + tip adds up)

So when your travelling around on a reccie all day. Kids still get a bit of a holiday in the evening, whilst you get to sit and talk about the info you found out and the plan for the next day.
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In Edmonton if you want a suite then we have stayed at the Tower On The Park before, good location downtown. Nice suite and reasonable.

Though as others have mentioned the Holiday Inn Express Downtown is good. We have also stayed there, we had room 305 which is a big corner room. Came with massive TV, Jacuzzi, Microwave, nice shower & big bed.

We are going again next year, and would have stayed there again if we had not been offered accommodation with family
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We stayed here:

http://www.bbexpo.com/cityview/default.html

It was just for one night, but very comfortable for us and 2 teenage boys.

However, I do think the idea of a hotel with a pool for the kids to tire themselves out before bedtime is a good one!
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