I compared the hotels closest in distance to the Commonwealth Stadium for value based upon price, amenities offered and the all-important guest opinion online to judge how the hotels perform and if guests truly enjoy their stays. I picked hotels with the highest guest scores and comparatively lower prices.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$127 CAD
Popular Edmonton hotel near Kingsway Mall with on-site dining and pool with waterslide
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and well equipped said guests
  • Great location for downtown, shopping, dining and various attractions
  • Staff were pleasant and concerned about your stay
  • Guests highly approved of the dining on site
  • Fun pool and great to have a Timmies on site!
Cons
  • Occasionally a guest said they could hear others in the hallways
  • On occasion guests found the parking lot a little congested
The Best Western is a two star hotel that provides excellent value in my opinion. The rates are reasonable and the hotel also provides free Wi-Fi and parking (with cold weather plug ins). Although it has one of the lowest rates of the hotels in the area, it has one of the highest guest scores.

Guests have said that it's a clean and quiet hotel with comfortable beds. It has a well-liked on-site restaurant which is open from 11 am to 11 pm (and offers room service during these hours), plus a Tim Hortons coffee shop that is open 24 hrs a day. Also, the staff are friendly and courteous, according to guest reviewers.
Hotel amenities include an indoor pool with waterslide, hot tub and fitness facility. The Best Western is conveniently located across from the Kingsway Mall and is about a 5-minute drive to the Edmonton stadium.
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Book from ~$203 CAD
Elegant boutique hotel in downtown Edmonton, highly praised for its dining and location
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, made to order breakfast, evening wine and cheese sampler, local calls
  • Many guests described the staff as friendly and attentive
  • Many reviewers found their rooms to be clean, quiet, and well-appointed
  • Many guests complimented the quality of the free a la carte breakfast
  • Several reviewers said that they would recommend this property to others
Cons
  • Overnight valet parking is $20 (3 pm-11 am) and $30 for 24 hours
If you've saved up for a more memorable experience, this four star boutique hotel offers designer guest rooms at affordable prices (on the day I compared).

All guests are treated to: free Wi-Fi, a free full a la carte breakfast, and free wine and cheese samplers each evening. All guest rooms have goose down bedding, fleece robes, fireplaces, flat screen TVs, ipod docking stations, in-room safes and Keurig coffee brewers. Madison Grill is an award-winning restaurant on site and guest reviewers give the restaurant, hotel and staff top marks for service and quality.
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Book from ~$108 CAD
Comfortable hotel in downtown Edmonton with well-liked dining, river views and location
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests found the location of this hotel convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean, spacious, and well-appointed
  • Many guests found the staff of this hotel very helpful
  • Several guests said that they would recommend this property to others
  • Several reviewers complimented the views of the Saskatchewan River from their guest rooms and the restaurant
Cons
  • Several guests thought that the parking rates were too expensive ($25 per night)
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Book from ~$193 CAD
Well loved and hospitable south Edmonton hotel offering luxury amenities at good value
Pros
  • Free amenities: breakfast, valet parking, high speed Wi-Fi, local calls, evening wine tastings
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing shopping and dining venues on foot
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Several guests complimented the staff for their friendly and efficient service
  • Several reviewers said that they would stay at this hotel again in the future
  • Some guests thought the hotel offered very good value
Cons
  • A few guests were disturbed by street noise in their rooms
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Book from ~$191 CAD
Highly praised downtown Edmonton hotel with modern decor, restaurant and many freebies
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, wine tasting, all day coffee, local calls
  • Many guests complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and well-appointed
  • Many guests said that they were likely to stay at this hotel again in the future
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • The food quality at the free breakfast was frequently complimented by guests
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained about slow elevators
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Book from ~$189 CAD
Historic luxury downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, restaurants & pet-friendly rooms
Pros
  • Many guests complimented the customer service at this hotel
  • Many reviewers thought that the hotel appeared to be well-appointed with furnishings and decor
  • Many guests mentioned that they were likely to stay at this property again in the future
  • Several guests described their rooms as clean, well-maintained, and quiet
  • Several reviewers thought that the location was ideal for accessing downtown attractions on foot
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained about extra fees for Wi-Fi ($14.95 per 24 hrs for non-Club members)
  • Self-parking is $25 and valet parking is $35 per night (or $16 for under 4 hours)
  • A few reviewers thought that some of the additional fees, such as parking, were expensive
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Book from ~$118 CAD
Highly praised south Edmonton hotel with well-appointed rooms, free breakfast & free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • The staff were a highlight for many at this hotel with very friendly and accommodating service
  • A few guests complimented the food quality at the free breakfast
  • Many guests said that they were likely to return to this hotel again in the future
  • Guests seemed to appreciate the value of this well-run hotel
  • Guests liked being within walking distance of Whyte Avenue restaurants
Cons
  • A couple of guests described the decor as dated
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the views from their guest rooms were unpleasant
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Book from ~$200 CAD
All-suite downtown Edmonton hotel well liked for location, comfort and spacious rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their suites as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers found their suites well-equipped with amenities
  • Many guests found the location for accessing shopping and restaurants on foot
  • Several reviewers described the staff as friendly
Cons
  • Parking costs $5 per night for outdoor and $15 per night for indoor parking
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Book from ~$116 CAD
Pet-friendly northwest Edmonton hotel with restaurant and kitchenette and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • Many reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the city by car
Cons
  • Several guests complained that the Wi-Fi signal was slow and unreliable
  • A couple of guests did not appreciate the older-style TVs in their rooms
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Book from ~$167 CAD
In Fort Edmonton Park, great rates and restaurant, clean rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's affordable rates
  • The hotel's restaurant was complimented for its quality and service
  • Several guests were pleased with their clean and spacious rooms
  • The hotel's staff were found to be accommodating and friendly
Cons
  • A few guests reported poor signage and had difficulty finding the hotel from the road

6 Other Hotels Close to Commonwealth Stadium

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Book from ~$151 CAD
Pet-friendly but dated downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool and on-site dining
Pros
  • Free wireless Internet, free newspapers, free mineral water, and free in-room coffee
  • Many guests found the location of this hotel convenient for accessing downtown attractions
  • A few guests described their rooms as clean, well-appointed, and spacious
  • A few reviewers complimented the pleasant views of the city from their guest rooms and the penthouse pool area
Cons
  • Self-parking is $31 and valet parking is $39 per night
  • Many guests found the on-site parking rates to be expensive and the parking facility confusing to locate
  • Several reviewers thought that the hotel was in need of upgrades
  • Several guests described feeling unsafe in the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the hotel
  • A few guests were disturbed in their rooms by noise
Location
Located in downtown Edmonton, attached to the City Centre Mall and ETS by a pedway system, the Sutton Place Hotel is a 4-minute drive or 29-minute walk from the stadium.
Getting Around: Public Transit
After a 5-minute walk to churchill Station, guests can ride the #501 LRT for about 3 minutes to get to the Stadium Stop. From there, the stadium is a 7-minute walk away. Total travel time is approximately 15 minutes.
Money-saving
A "Special Event Offer" with room upgrade is available by presenting your game tickets at the front desk.
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Book from ~$103 CAD
Edmonton hotel next to Rexall Place with clean rooms, restaurant and bar and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Rexall Place on foot
  • Several guests thought that the staff were friendly and helpful
  • Several reviewers thought that their rooms were well-appointed
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Several guests were disturbed in their rooms by noise from the on-site bar
Location
This hotel is located adjacent to the Rexall Place Stadium, and a 5-minute drive from the Commonwealth Stadium.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Guests can walk 1-minute to catch the #8 bus, transfer to the #127 (at Coliseum Transit Centre) and walk 1-minute from Stadium Road to the stadium. Total travel time is 10 minutes.
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Book from ~$155 CAD
Pet-friendly but dated downtown Edmonton hotel in the City Centre mall with free Wi-Fi 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described the staff as friendly, helpful, and professional
  • Many reviewers thought that the hotel was conveniently located for accessing downtown attractions
  • The guest rooms were frequently described as clean and spacious
  • A few guests stated that they were likely to return to this hotel in the future
Cons
  • Weekend parking is $14 per day and weekday parking costs $25 per day
  • Several guests complained that the windows in their rooms faced the interior of the mall and did not provide natural light
  • Several reviewers were disappointed by the in-room dining menu and service
  • Many guests complained of dated rooms
Location
Located within the Edmonton City Centre mall in downtown Edmonton, this Delta Hotel is a 5-minute drive from the stadium.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Churchill Station is a 7-minute walk from the hotel, where guests can ride the #501 LRT to Stadium Station. The Stadium is a 7-minute walk away, for a total travel time of approximately 17 minutes.
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Book from ~$152 CAD
Comfortable downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool but extra Wi-Fi and parking fees
Pros
  • Pets stay for free
  • Executive rooms and suites include free shoe shine service, free wireless Internet, free local calls, and free long-distance calls in North America
  • Many guests complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • A few reviewers complimented the views from their guest rooms
  • Many guests found this hotel conveniently located for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and their beds as comfortable
Cons
  • Wi-Fi costs $9.95 or $12.95 per 24 hours
  • Self-parking costs $29 and valet parking costs $35 per night
  • A couple of guests were disturbed by noise in their rooms
  • Many guests were displeased with the extra fees charged
Location
Located in the Edmonton City Centre, in the heart of downtown, the Westin is a 5-minute drive from the stadium.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Central Station is a 2-minute walk from the hotel, where guests can catch the #501 LRT to Stadium Station. From there, the stadium is a 7-minute walk away. Total travel time is approximately 14 minutes.
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Book from ~$118 CAD
Older northeast Edmonton motel near Rexall Place with cheaper rates but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free parking, free breakfast, free wireless Internet, free local calls, and free newspapers
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Rexall Place and Northlands Park on foot
  • A few guests complimented the food quality at the free breakfast
Cons
  • Several guests were disturbed in their rooms by noise
  • Several reviewers thought that the neighbourhood surrounding the hotel appeared unsafe
  • A few guests described the staff as disinterested and unhelpful
  • A few reviewers thought that the property was in need of upgrades
  • Some guests described musty odours in the rooms
Location
On a main thoroughfare east the Northlands Complex, the Eastglen Inn is a 6-minute drive from the Commonwealth Stadium.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The easiest route involves catching the #8 bus right outside the hotel to the Coliseum Transit Centre, transferring to the #127 to Stadium Road and 112 Avenue and walking about 1-minute to the stadium.
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Book from ~$111 CAD
Basic downtown Edmonton hotel with restaurant and lounge but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Several lodgers described the rooms as quiet and clean
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to public transit, shopping, dining and the river
  • Guests appreciated renovated rooms on the concierge floor with added free breakfast
Cons
  • Parking is $15.75 per night
  • Some guests reported worn bathrooms and dated decor
  • The hotel's rates, restaurants and parking were considered overpriced by some travellers
  • Guests provided mixed reviews about the customer service
  • Guests found the on-site restaurants overpriced
Location
Just south of Jasper Avenue NW and 101 Street NW on Bellamy Hill, the Chateau Lacombe is an 8-minute drive from the stadium.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Central Station is a 4-minute walk away, where guests can catch the #501 to Stadium Station. The stadium itself is an approximate 7-minute walk from the station, for a total travel time of approximately 15 minutes.

Tips For Staying Near Commonwealth Stadium

Location
The Commonwealth Stadium (named for its creation as a venue for the Commonwealth Games) is home to the Edmonton Eskimos (CFL) and has hosted the Grey Cup a number of times.

The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 30-minute drive away from the Edmonton stadium, while downtown Edmonton is a mere 5-minute drive away.

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Getting Around
In order to reduce congestion, the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) and Edmonton Eskimos have teamed up to provide free express shuttles, as well as park-and-ride services for those with a pre-purchased ticket. Shuttles start 90 minutes before the game. More information and city lot locations can be found on their website.

Riding the ETS is also free upon showing a ticket to the driver. Those without pre-purchased tickets will have to pay the regular fare of $3.20 per adult. Save your ticket stub though, because return fare is also free when you show your stub. The Stadium LRT and Bus Station is an approximate 14-minute walk from the stadium.

All of the hotels listed below are at least a 30-minute walk from the stadium. The city of Edmonton is relatively safe during the day, but as in any large city, caution is recommended at night. A large number of taxi services are also available for guests to get home safely. While there is a taxi stand outside of the stadium, guests can also call one of the listed numbers for a taxi.
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Parking
A residential parking ban is in effect for before and during the game on all streets surrounding the stadium. Signs are posted, and a map of restricted areas is also available on their website (at the bottom of the page). Any vehicle parked on these streets not displaying a valid residential parking permit will be towed.

The City of Edmonton strongly urges people to take public transit, and offers a free park-and-ride service for those with a valid ticket or stub.
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Dining
Concessions are open during game times and include regular fare such as hot dogs, burgers and fries as well as beer and liquor for those with proper ID. 
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