Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

4.5 star rating

This hotel is rated between 4 and 5 stars. 4 star - Quality accommodation with a variety of facilities and services. 5 star - Exceptional accommodation with superior facilities and services.

    What to expect (based on 1491 reviews):

    Cleanliness

    Cleanliness-4.5

    Location

    Location-4.5

    Rooms

    Rooms-4.5

    Service

    Service-4.5

    Value

    Value-4

    5 most recent TripAdvisor reviews:

    Visit for Sunday Brunch: Great!

    Reviewed by Andre W(Granichen, Switzerland) on Sep 22, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    We had Sunday Brunch. We had a table at the Terrasse. Everything was very good- Great food, good coffee and very friendly staff. The athmosphere was nice too. I can recommend it very much, especially the buffett! It was rich and enough selection!

    The Hotel MacDonald Knows How to Do It Right

    Reviewed by Paul T(Pasadena) on Sep 16, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    I’m a big fan of Fairmont’s Gold Floor experience. It is almost like a hotel within a hotel, extremely civilized, with a breakfast, an evening dessert, and snacks, sodas and an honor bar the rest of the time. This lounge is smaller than some of the other Fairmont Gold Floors, but the staff is amazing and makes up for it. Keenan made sure I had everything I needed, and even gave me a tour of a couple of interesting places in the hotel. Mallory made sure I had a cold half-bottle of Champagne in my room upon arrival, because I had mentioned that I just retired. The room was beautiful with a wide downtown view. Housekeeping was excellent. The grounds are spectacular, with terrific views of the river, and the landscaping made me want to just hang out in the gardens. The gym and spa were good. I had an exceptional Swedish Massage. The rest of the hotel was worth exploring. A decent restaurant next to a gently-worn bar and lounge were good finds. Although, there are plans to redo the lounge, and they are shockingly horrible; guaranteed to strip the architectural character and ambience from the room. I hope they rethink this. Overall, the Hotel MacDonald is a well-oiled machine, centrally located, and beautiful to behold.

    Individual ratings:

    Location

    Location-5

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-4

    Above and Beyond

    Reviewed by 1981CW() on Sep 16, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    Hotel Macdonald made a last night together before a long break for my husband and I very special. Not only did they upgrade our room, when we walked into the beautiful room there was a plate of choclate strawberrys. When we arrived back from dinner that evening we were surprised to see a bottle champainge on ice, compliments of the hotel with a lovely little note telling us to enjoy our date night. Thank you to the staff at Hotel Macdonald, it made our night :)

    Beautiful property, perfect service

    Reviewed by Jillandliam() on Sep 14, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			5
			 out of 5

    My husband and I stayed at the Hotel MacDonald for 3 nights while I attended a conference at the Shaw conference centre, just a short walk down the Avenue. We received a complimentary upgrade to the Gold floor which only added to the already impressive Fairmont devotion to providing their guests with top notch service. We really enjoyed appetizers and relaxing in the private lounge with a glass of wine after a long day at the conference. Our room was spacious and very clean. Neither of us sleep well in hotels, but not the case here. The beds are so comfortable, just like being at home. No shortage of fluffy towels and Le Labo toiletries. Views of Edmonton's river valley we're beautiful too. Due to long days we only ate breakfast at the hotel, which was delicious and plentiful. However, being originally from Edmonton, we've eaten at the Harvest room many times and recommend it whole heartedly. The staff here really understand service excellence!

    Fantastic service in a charming hotel.

    Reviewed by JY_Globetrotter(Calgary, Canada) on Sep 09, 2019

    		
			TripAdvisor users rated this property 
			4
			 out of 5

    I stayed here over the Labor Day long weekend for a wedding brunch which was on Sunday of the Empire ballroom. We checked in on Saturday night and front staff were courteous and efficient. Door staff parked our vehicle and took care of all our luggage which was a big help as we were travelling with a young infant. The crib we requested was already rolled into the room but as you can see in the photo attached to this review, the mattress was quite low to the ground. The crib was not adjustable for our 3 month old baby. In retrospect, I should ask for another couple of mattresses to stack on top of the one provided as my arms were not long enough to put baby in. The room is decorated in a more traditional style in line with the hotel's historic air. There are some signs of wear and tear but the room was comfortable and very clean. Shower had awesome water pressure, Keurig coffee and tea bags were good and the tv was equipped to cast streaming programs from my cellphone which was nice as it allowed me to catch up on my shows without staring for hours on my phone. During this stay we also made use of the gym which was spacious and had good equipment.

    Individual ratings:

    Rooms

    Rooms-4

    Service

    Service-5

    Value

    Value-5