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River Cree Resort and Casino

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Hotel was nice, staff friendly, overall a good place to stay!

We enjoyed our stay and met with friends. The buffet was great.

The staff, from the front desk to the housecleaning person (Jennifer) were the most cheerful, helpful hotel staff I have seen. Jennifer arranged my granddaughter's stuffed animals on the bed like a cuddle party, which pleased her and was certainly a nice extra touch. Everyone seemed happy at their jobs. I was impressed with the condition of the facilities; it all seemed brand-new. Our room was comfortable. The curtains really did block early morning sunlight. I would have liked a list of television stations; I had to search through all 68 or so until I found CNN. I might have missed such a list, but I did look around for one. One night the wake-up button on the room phone (also the operator button) gave only a busy signal. I had to go down to the front desk to enter my wake-up request. The phones were not busy. The elevators are fast. From the fourth floor we were whisked to first floor without seeing '3' on the elevator display.

We booked a 4 night stay, went to check in, we were told, we only have 2 nights reservations; even though our confirmation states 4 nights. We cancelled and went to another hotel

This was a great place to stay. My first trip to the area and I found that I was close to all of my appointments. The staff, particularly at check-in, were fabulous.

Group of family members all booked rooms and enjoyed amenities while helping family member celebrate 50th birthday!

Everything was O.K. Only bad thing was that the room wasn't clean the 2nd evening when I return from work.

We had some trouble with our baggage (thanks Air Canada) and initially the front desk refused accepting the baggage because they didn't look deep enough into their guest list. The room was booked on my name, the luggage under my husband's name. I received a warm apology from the front desk when Air Canada alerted me to the refusal. Stuff happens sometimes. Room very nice, bedding fantastic. We didn't have time to eat at the hotel, it was just a night over.

this Mariott hotel, WAS PERFECT bcause of the location of the conference/training held there, but other than that, no microwave in the room, no accesible restaurant on site ,, this need elaborate. need a quick bite, go to one of the food services, service is so bad, just like gordon ramsay kitchen nightmares. so went to the other restaurant, ALL BUFFET service, or line-up to be accomodated. we just don't have the luxury of time. one hour break only, buffet or sit down fine dining is out of the question, so the sport bar look ok for a quick burger, sorry no luck, in 55 minutes, got served with drinks only, no burger. so just bought a sandwich @ star buck coffee. if room has a small fridge and microwave, the trip would be GREAT.

What made our visit to the Marriott River Cree resort so special was the attentiveness the concierges and restaurant hostess' displayed towards my son. He had never been so spoiled. Each time they saw him they let him choose a small toy from a toy box. The concierges took time to listen to his stories about Spiderman that seemed to go on forever. When he was done they often taught him a few words in the native Cree language or bent down to talk to him at his level about his interests. Although there was not any play equipment for him to play on, he loved going to the attached hockey rink to watch a game. One of the winning players actually picked him up and took him out for a spin on the ice. Now he is excited to learn more about hockey. The friendly, natural way the staff at River Cree had with kids is one of the unforced elements that made our stay such a pleasure. Of course being a Marriott, the room and environs were top notch, but the service levels were a pleasant surprise.

300 East Lapotac Blvd Edmonton AB

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Casino

River Cree Resort and Casino is located within a 15-minute drive of West Edmonton Mall and Misericordia Community Hospital. This 249-room, 4-star hotel has a casino along with an indoor pool and free self parking. Near the airport, the hotel is also within a 20-minute drive of Snow Valley Ski Club and Fort Edmonton Park.


Dining

This hotel is home to 5 onsite restaurants, perfect for a quick bite to eat. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or get a quick energy boost at the coffee shop/café. Start your day off with buffet breakfast, available for a fee.


Rooms

All of River Cree Resort and Casino's 249 air-conditioned rooms provide coffee makers, free newspapers, and ironing boards. Flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with WiFi and wired Internet. Beds are dressed in premium bedding and bathrooms offer hair dryers and designer toiletries. Rooms also include desks.


Property features

River Cree Resort and Casino features a casino, an indoor pool, and a health club. There's free parking, and an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for CAD 18.00 per person one way. Multilingual staff at the front desk are standing by 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include a spa tub, free WiFi in public areas, and 10 meeting rooms.

Guest reviews for River Cree Resort and Casino

Everyone (2) Business (3) Couples (1) Students (1) Family (3)
4

nice hotel

Everyone

Hotel was nice, staff friendly, overall a good place to stay!

By , from edmonton alberta on Apr 12, 2018

5

very nice and quiet.

Students

We enjoyed our stay and met with friends. The buffet was great.

By on Sep 2, 2017

5

very pleasant stay

Families

The staff, from the front desk to the housecleaning person (Jennifer) were the most cheerful, helpful hotel staff I have seen. Jennifer arranged my granddaughter's stuffed animals on the bed like a cuddle party, which pleased her and was certainly a nice extra touch. Everyone seemed happy at their jobs. I was impressed with the condition of the facilities; it all seemed brand-new. Our room was comfortable. The curtains really did block early morning sunlight. I would have liked a list of television stations; I had to search through all 68 or so until I found CNN. I might have missed such a list, but I did look around for one. One night the wake-up button on the room phone (also the operator button) gave only a busy signal. I had to go down to the front desk to enter my wake-up request. The phones were not busy. The elevators are fast. From the fourth floor we were whisked to first floor without seeing '3' on the elevator display.

By , from Glen St. Mary, Florida on Aug 13, 2017

1
Everyone

We booked a 4 night stay, went to check in, we were told, we only have 2 nights reservations; even though our confirmation states 4 nights. We cancelled and went to another hotel

By on Jun 9, 2016

5

first trip to edmonton

BusinessTravelers

This was a great place to stay. My first trip to the area and I found that I was close to all of my appointments. The staff, particularly at check-in, were fabulous.

By on Sep 29, 2015

4

50th birthday stay

Families

Group of family members all booked rooms and enjoyed amenities while helping family member celebrate 50th birthday!

By on Dec 30, 2013

4

clean room

BusinessTravelers

Everything was O.K. Only bad thing was that the room wasn't clean the 2nd evening when I return from work.

By on Aug 5, 2009

4

very nice

Couples

We had some trouble with our baggage (thanks Air Canada) and initially the front desk refused accepting the baggage because they didn't look deep enough into their guest list. The room was booked on my name, the luggage under my husband's name. I received a warm apology from the front desk when Air Canada alerted me to the refusal. Stuff happens sometimes. Room very nice, bedding fantastic. We didn't have time to eat at the hotel, it was just a night over.

By on Jun 8, 2009

3

the good, the nice, and the missing

BusinessTravelers

this Mariott hotel, WAS PERFECT bcause of the location of the conference/training held there, but other than that, no microwave in the room, no accesible restaurant on site ,, this need elaborate. need a quick bite, go to one of the food services, service is so bad, just like gordon ramsay kitchen nightmares. so went to the other restaurant, ALL BUFFET service, or line-up to be accomodated. we just don't have the luxury of time. one hour break only, buffet or sit down fine dining is out of the question, so the sport bar look ok for a quick burger, sorry no luck, in 55 minutes, got served with drinks only, no burger. so just bought a sandwich @ star buck coffee. if room has a small fridge and microwave, the trip would be GREAT.

By on Apr 22, 2009

5

extra attentive to kids

Families

What made our visit to the Marriott River Cree resort so special was the attentiveness the concierges and restaurant hostess' displayed towards my son. He had never been so spoiled. Each time they saw him they let him choose a small toy from a toy box. The concierges took time to listen to his stories about Spiderman that seemed to go on forever. When he was done they often taught him a few words in the native Cree language or bent down to talk to him at his level about his interests. Although there was not any play equipment for him to play on, he loved going to the attached hockey rink to watch a game. One of the winning players actually picked him up and took him out for a spin on the ice. Now he is excited to learn more about hockey. The friendly, natural way the staff at River Cree had with kids is one of the unforced elements that made our stay such a pleasure. Of course being a Marriott, the room and environs were top notch, but the service levels were a pleasant surprise.

By on May 26, 2008