Mayfield Inn and Suites Edmonton
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So we are 3 days away until launch. Last supplies are being bought, lists are being checked, the excitement is starting to fester, a little fear is starting to creep in, but not too much.
The packing lists from Camper's village have been very helpful. Thanks to a nice Christmas present from mom and sis, I was also able to splurge a bit on some new merino wool clothes which should ...
... Hotel and rest up for our Day out with Shelley to the West Edmonton Mall.
After breakfast it was up and get ready for Shelley to arrive and take us to the Mall,
Sure enough 10 am comes around and in walks Shelley this is the first time we have met in person so the meeting was a bit sort of what do i do but a hug and an introduction to Nancy and we were settled in, we headed out to her car and i nearly walked around to the drivers side thinking passenger side. ...
... very cold and wintery outside. Temperatures can sometimes go down to -40 C. My aunty was telling me how strange it is to be in your bathers swimming while looking up to the glass ceiling above, while it is snowing outside.
Tonight, I am heading out with my cousin Andrew and his son Josh, to an Ice Hockey game then heading off to Calgary tomorrow. Lots more excitement to come. Ciao xx
... to pack .....then re-pack, unpack, pack again with less, add more, unpack, re-pack, try again ....remind us how we are supposed to travel for a year with only backpacks?? You can only pack so many anti stink, moisture wicking, merino wool, anti theft, packable items into one sack!
We will try to keep this as up to date as possible, so we can stay in touch with everyone and give the mom's piece of mind. :)
... we had a intimate dinner on the beach, then watched the Rhythms of the Night show which was in a survivor like stage setting with cirque de soliel perfomers, just and incredible show, no cameras allowed sorry folks, then an hour party back home, good 2nd day. Tuesday was a day of swimming with the dolphins and Casandra the sea lion, pretty cool to be up close and personal with these animals but no sun block ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Mayfield Inn and Suites Edmonton
I stayed at the mayfield this month, and I do not know where to begin. Maybe with the cigarette burns in the carpet in my supposedly "recently renovated" suite in the tower. The bed must have been made in record time because one pillow was left on the floor, and the others were tossed on the bed with no purpose. Very sloppy. The staff pay no attention to detail at all. The so-called "Athletic Centre" was a very big dissapointment. The few pieces of cardio equipment are old and not effective. The place was very dirty and beaten up. Check in took 20 minutes because there was one desk agent on, and she was not friendly at all. There was no bell staff either. The feeling you get at reception is that you are alone because no one is there to help you. The owner(s) have no pride in this hotel. Do not stay here!
This is the second time I've stayed in this hotel and the experience has not changed. I was booked into the old part of the hotel and everything about this area really stinks! First: the elevator sounded like it was ready to die and the carpet in the elevator was disgustingly dirty. The room seemed to be clean but could definitely use some updating. The bathroom smelled like urine and there was a "musty" smelll to the whole room. The pillows were rock hard and the mattress had seen better days. Again...the carpet was disgustingly dirty!! In addition to all of this, there was garbage, in a clear plastic bag, that was left out in the hall for two days.
Average might be generous
We stayed 3 nights at this hotel , rooms are average size and were kept reasonably clean however there was evidence of a few stains on the carpet that were not removed. The dining experience at the family restaurant and the dinner theatre was quite enjoyable and the quality of food at the buffets was rather good. The staff are always busy and offer a minimum of quality service. Certainly not a 4 star hotel but not as disappointing as some recent reviewers outlined.
By far the most dissapointing experience I've ever had staying in a hotel. They charge $0.75 for each local call you make from your room, charge $1.00 for a water bottle in the room and no courtesy phone at all from lobby to the hotel room. Very dissapointing, really. The room was not very clean either. There are crumbs underneath the night stand, hair on the pillow. The internet was down two days out of three days that I stayed in.The front desk staff isn't really friendly about the lack of appropriate service. I have no idea how they got their four star status. I've stayed in a three star Comfort Inn and it was way better than this in almost all aspects. I'm just glad my fiancee and I didn't decide to have our wedding in this hotel.
I have to say I was let down by this hotel. They call themselves a 4 star hotel but it was far from it.
Let's start by saying that between the Dinner Theatre and the on-site bar that this has to be the noisiest hotel I have ever stayed at.
Great place to stay
I stayed in a kitchenette suite with three other guests for ten days in July '05 and found the Mayfield Inn to be very nice. The staff was very friendly and helpful. They had an Internet room that was free for guests. The restaurants were reasonable and had good food. There was a free daily shuttle to the Edmonton Mall. They also had a really great athletic club that guests could use with an indoor pool, weight room, a sauna and a spa that could hold about 25 people. We saw "The Patsy Cline Story" at the dinner theater there and the buffet and show were outstanding. This place was a good place to stay and family friendly.
Well, I guess I got what I paid for.....which I have to admit was very little, The room was on the first floor off the lobby in the back corner. It was dark, cramped and not so clean. But, then I only paid about $60 US. per night for a two night stay and that included the buffet breakfast which was not very tastey. It seemed to be a busy place. When I asked the concierge about a child friendly resturant that wasn't a chain he proceeded looked in the phone book for a place eventually shrugging his shoulders and giving up, which I easily could have done on my own by looking at the phone book in the room. It was also very noisy for some reason. My husband complained about the two lumpy small pillows on our bed.
Will stay again and again!
My family and I just spent a night at the Mayfield while taking in the dinner theatre on site. The hotel room was decadent with two large rooms, king size bed and large ensuite. I honestly resist staying in hotel rooms because I always anticipate a poor night's sleep, but this night was beyond satisfactory. I was not only well rested, but felt pampered by the feather duvet and mattress cover. The separate room was a treat when travelling with a child.
Plan to take in the dinner theatre while enjoying your stay. The food and entertainment are worth any extra cost. Definately plan to go back next year!