SLEEP YOUR BLUES AWAY //
jam, sleep, rinse, repeat //
Boogie into bed
In the heart of Old Strathcona the Commercial Hotel offers guests 63 rooms, some with shared bathrooms. Cable TV is available. There are food and beverage amenities, access to ATM, coin laundry, Wi-Fi in the common area (soon to be the whole hotel), VLTs and a liquor outlet.
Hotel guests get the convenience of sleeping above the Blues on Whyte Bar. Blues On Whyte is a regular home away from home for veterans like Russell Jackson and Willie Big Eyes Smith, while locals like Big Dreamer and Lester Quitzau bring down the house every time they hit the stage. A favourite pastime for patrons is the Saturday afternoon blues jam, which has become a Mecca of sorts for those who like their blues delivered straight up. All you need to do is find a comfortable spot between the bar and the stage and enjoy some great music. It doesn't matter whether you own a Harley or a Hyundai. Bikers and barristers are on unified territory in the tavern of the venerable Commercial Hotel, where the common denominator is a love for the blues, from swinging Chicago-style to deep Mississippi Delta.
Located in historical Old Strathcona, the Commercial Hotel is a landmark on Whyte Avenue — a street that offers some of the best window shopping and people watching anywhere in Canada. The Ave is full of one-of-a-kind shops selling unique products. Come and stay and explore the Ave and get to know this eclectic, vibrant, and historical neighbourhood.