The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is just over 30 km south of Edmonton's downtown core and is actually located more closely to the city of Leduc than some out-of-towners may realize. 


In fact, the closest hotels to the Edmonton Airport are actually in Leduc and not Edmonton so plan your accommodations accordingly. If you are going to be spending most of your time downtown Edmonton you can rely on The Edmonton Transit System and the Edmonton Skyshuttle to move you between the airport and downtown Edmonton for relatively low fares (between $5 and $18 each way).

In any event, assuming you are looking for a hotel close to the Edmonton Airport and not downtown Edmonton, here are some of my picks.

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Editor's Top 8 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$104 CAD
Highly praised Leduc airport hotel 7 min to YEG with free: shuttle, parking & hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests loved the renovated rooms and found them clean and well equipped with comfy beds
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by online reviewers
  • Guests raved about the food at the free breakfast and the restaurant
  • Staff were well loved by the guests, personable and going the extra mile
  • Location is central to Leduc, and close to shopping, restaurants, highway and the airport
This Best Western is a bit farther from the Edmonton International Airport compared to other hotels on this page, however I like the value offered at this property. All rates include free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking during your stay. Guests also have the option of getting 2 additional nights of free extended parking after check-out with an extended parking rate of $5 per day beyond that. The hotel also offers a free shuttle to and from the airport, so the farther distance from the airport is not really a major issue (the shuttle only takes about 10 minutes each way, compared to the 5 minutes from other closer hotels).
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$104 CAD
Highly praised Leduc airport hotel 4 min to YEG with free: shuttle, parking and breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, continental breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and comfortable said guests
  • Staff were warm and hospitable
  • Location offered easy access to the airport, highway, restaurants and shopping
  • Good value and affordable room prices said guests
  • Continental breakfast was well liked for quality and quantity
  • Wi-Fi is very good according to guest reviewers
  • Guests really liked the food at the hotel's restaurant
Cons
  • Some said the location was a little far to Edmonton
The Ramada Edmonton International Airport hotel is truly a guest-favourite, so if popularity and positive guest feedback is important to you, I would take a closer look at this hotel. It is also one of the closest hotels to the Edmonton Airport and offers added value with free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a free airport shuttle and free parking during your stay.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$103 CAD
Highly praised Leduc airport hotel 5 min to YEG with free: shuttle, parking & hot breakfast 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls, newspapers
  • Room were very clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
  • Staff were kind, caring, helpful and efficient
  • Location was handy to the airport and walking distance to restaurants
Cons
  • A few guests missed having a mini-fridge in their rooms
  • Carpets were in need of a refresh, according to some
  • Hot items at the breakfast needed to be kept hotter said some guests
If extended parking after you check-out is a major factor when choosing an Edmonton Airport hotel, then the Hampton Inn & Suites might be your best bet. With free parking during your stay and extended parking after check-out at just $10 per week, this is one of the most economical extended parking options available near the Edmonton Airport (other rates can range anywhere from $5 to $7 per day). Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and a free 24/7 airport shuttle make the Hampton Inn & Suites a great value as well.
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Book from ~$119 CAD
Leduc airport hotel 3 min to YEG with free: shuttle and parking, restaurant & lounge
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, overnight parking, extended parking, airport shuttle, guest laundry, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, up to date with comfy beds said guests
  • Location very close to the airport with good highway access and in walking distance to some restaurants and amenities
  • Some guests enjoyed meals at the restaurant on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by online reviewers
  • Staff were kind, courteous and professional said guests
  • Guests typically appreciated having a restaurant open late in the hotel
Cons
  • Occasionally guests found the prices high in the restaurant or lounge
  • A few guests complained of hearing the Nisku train horn
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Book from ~$97 CAD
Leduc airport hotel 4 min to YEG with free: shuttle, parking, breakfast, indoor pool & slide
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, 24-hour airport shuttle, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and updated with comfy beds
  • Location was handy to the airport, some restaurants on foot, and shopping by car
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by online guest surveys
  • Guests often liked the free breakfast for variety and quality
  • Staff were friendly and accommdating said guests
Cons
  • Some guests complained of noise from within and from outside the hotel
  • Breakfast ended too early at 9:30 am according to some
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Book from ~$107 CAD
Popular Leduc airport hotel 7 min to YEG with free: shuttle, parking and hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, 24-hour airport shuttle
  • Rooms were updated, very clean with comfortable beds
  • Breakfast was well liked for quality, selection and the service of the attentive host
  • Guests liked the good value of this hotel
  • Guests were pleased with the airport shuttle service
  • Location was handy to Leduc, restaurants, the airport and the southern area of Edmonton
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good overall
Cons
  • Occasionally guests were disenchanted with the lounge atmosphere
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Book from ~$126 CAD
Highly praised Leduc airport hotel 5 min to YEG with free: shuttle, parking  and breakfast 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, continental breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and comfortable, according to guests
  • Location was handy to the airport and Tim Hortons
  • Staff were hospitable, genuinely friendly and helpful said guests
  • Restaurant had good food and good menu said guests
  • Many guests appreciated the early-bird free breakfast, available at 4 am
  • Free shuttle was quick and efficient said guests
  • W-Fi was rated as very good by reviewers online
Cons
  • Occasionally a guest thought the furniture or room was a little dated
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Book from ~$96 CAD
Leduc airport hotel 6 min to YEG with free: shuttle and parking, indoor pool & restaurant
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, 24-hour airport shuttle
  • Rooms were very clean with comfortable beds
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests
  • Location was peaceful, quiet and good for accessing the airport
  • Staff were pleasant and accommodating said guests
  • Guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Guests found the shuttle to the airport prompt
Cons
  • Some found the location somewhat isolated
  • Occasionally guests complained of high prices and limited options at the restaurant

3 Other Hotels Close to Edmonton Airport

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$102 CAD
Well-liked Leduc airport hotel 5 min to YEG with free: shuttle, parking, breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, continental breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, beverage bar in lobby, guest laundry, local calls
  • Many guests found clean rooms with comfy beds
  • Location handy to airport, highway, restaurants and a Tim Hortons
  • Staff were wonderful people and efficient said guests
  • Guests typically appreciated the free breakfast with its early start and good selection
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by online guest surveys
Cons
  • A few said the elevator was old and made noise
Parking
Free parking at this Super 8 is limited to overnight guests. However, the hotel offers a discounted parking slip for use at the Park 'N Fly parking lot, at a weekly rate of $39.95. A free shuttle takes travellers from the lot to the hotel. 
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
This hotel provides a 24-hour complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. The shuttle runs every half-hour and takes 5 minutes. 
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Book from ~$112 CAD
Leduc airport hotel 4 min to YEG with popular restaurant, free: shuttle, parking & breakfast 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls
  • Location was well liked for accessing the airport
  • Guests liked the renovated rooms and found them clean and comfortable
  • Dining was well priced and enjoyed by many guests
  • Guests appreciated the free hot breakfast
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by guests
Cons
  • Many said the hotel needed updating, especially the bathrooms
  • Some felt the pool and hot tub needed better maintenance
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise transfer from within the hotel
  • Some could smell smoke in non-smoking rooms and hallways
Parking
Nisku Inn offers free parking for the duration of your stay and up to one week of free parking after you've checked out. If you wish to leave your vehicle for longer, extended parking is available at $7 per day. 
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
This hotel offers a complimentary shuttle bus to and from the airport. The 24-hour service runs from the hotel to the airport every 20 minutes during peak hours (4 am to 10 am) and every half-hour during off peak times. Pick up from the airport is on demand. The journey takes 5 minutes each way.
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Book from ~$78 CAD
Cheap and cheerful Leduc airport hotel 4 min to YEG with free: shuttle, parking & breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking, airport shuttle, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests enjoyed clean rooms with comfy beds
  • Guests typically enjoyed the restaurant on site
  • Free continental breakfast had good selection and coffee
  • Staff were attentive and helpful said guests
  • Location handy to the airport and restaurants in walking distance
  • Many guests thought the hotel provided good value
  • Wi-Fi very good according to reviewers
Cons
  • No elevator in the older section (but one in the newer section)
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise transfer from neighbouring rooms
  • Elevator smelled like cigarette smoke, according to some
  • Extended parking is limited according to some guests
  • Some guests said hotel was dated
  • Some guests wished for hot items at breakfast
Parking
Quality Inn offers free parking during your stay and long-term parking on a first come, first served basis and cannot guarantee availability. If you need to leave your vehicle after you check-out the price to park is $5 per day. 
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
This hotel runs a free shuttle service to and from the terminal. Pick up is on demand, and the journey takes approximately 5 minutes.  

Tips For Staying Near Edmonton Airport

Location
Contrary to its name, Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is located roughly 26 km southwest of downtown Edmonton, near the city of Leduc.
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Getting Around: Driving
The drive from downtown Edmonton to the airport can take 30 minutes to an hour, depending on traffic.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Edmonton Transit System runs an express bus service from Century Park LRT Station to the airport. The express route 747 operates seven days a week between 4:10 am and 12 am. Buses run hourly during off-peak times and every half-hour during peak times (from 6 am to 9 am and 3 pm to 6:30 pm). A one-way fare costs $5.

Many hotels near the airport offer free shuttle bus services, but for those staying closer to downtown Edmonton, the Skyshuttle provides a cost-effective – if sluggish – trip to the terminal. On average, the journey takes around an hour, and rides must be booked in advance to ensure that the shuttle stops at your hotel. A one-way adult fares costs $18, children aged between 4 and 12 travel for $10, and children under the age of 4 ride for free.
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Parking
Daily airport rates range from $32 (Priority Valet) to $13 (Value Park), with discounts available for online booking.

Metered rates are somewhat expensive at $4 for 10 minutes and an additional $4 for every 5 minutes thereafter. The maximum stay in the metered parking area is 20 minutes.

The cheapest parking can be found a short distance from the airport at the Park 'N' Fly and jetSet parking lots, where self-park rates start at $9.50 per day. The Park 'N' Fly lot is located off Airport Road on 43rd Street (2.8 km from the terminal), while the jetSet parking lot is at 31st Street East (2 km from the terminal). Each lot has a free 24-hour shuttle service that takes travellers to and from the airport.
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View
While the airport is adjacent to the visually-uninspired Nisku Industrial Park, the surrounding area features picturesque prairie vistas and the Devonian Botanic Garden. Located approximately 23 km northwest of YEG, this 190-acre property includes outdoor and indoor display gardens, extensive nature trails and a butterfly house. The Garden is open to visitors from May 1 to Thanksgiving Day.
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Shopping
Shopping options near Edmonton Airport are limited. However, South Edmonton Common, Canada’s largest open-air retail development, lies just 18 km to the north. Spread over 320 acres, this vast shopping, dining and entertainment complex features over 140 stores, several casual restaurants and a cinema.
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Entertainment
If you’re a motorsports fan, staying close to YEG has its perks. Neighbouring Castrol Raceway offers mid-week and weekend events, including demolition derby, drag racing and motocross. The raceway is located on Highway 19, 6 km from the terminal.

Alternatively, if golf's your game, the area boasts two 18-hole courses. 
RedTail Landing Golf Club runs parallel to YEG along Airport Perimeter Road, while Leduc Golf and Country Club is located 10 km to the south.  
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