Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$93 CAD
Comfortable hotel in downtown Edmonton with well-liked dining, river views and location

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, morning coffee, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well-appointed
  • Location was handy to good restaurants, Rogers Place and other downtown destinations
  • Staff were well mannered and accommodating
  • Guests enjoyed great views from some rooms
  • Good dining, breakfast and views from the restaurant on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests
Cons
  • Underground valet parking and outdoor parking is $30 per day
  • Some complained of small and slightly dated rooms
  • A few guests found the elevator slow
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$102 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
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Book from ~$190 CAD
Historic luxury downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, restaurants & pet-friendly rooms

Pros
  • Free amenities: newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Location was excellent—an easy walk to restaurants and downtown attractions
  • Staff did a good job and were friendly
  • Guests often enjoyed the dining and room service
  • Guests loved the river valley views from their rooms and the restaurant
Cons
  • Wi-Fi $14.65 per 24 hrs for non-Club members
  • Self-parking is $35 and valet parking is $45 per night
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer from the hallways, nearby rooms and traffic
  • Some found the hotel, dining and parking expensive

7 Other Hotels Close to Edmonton Expo Centre

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$62 CAD
Edmonton hotel next to Northlands Ice Coliseum with restaurant, bar and free parking
Location
Located on the Northlands Complex site at Rexall Place, the Coliseum Inn is less than an 8-minute walk from the Expo Centre.
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
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Book from ~$60 CAD
Older northeast Edmonton motel with cheaper rates and free breakfast but mixed reviews
Location
Situated on a main road, the Eastglen Inn is a 2-minute drive, or 9-minute walk from the Expo Centre.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Some found updated and clean rooms
  • Location was convenient to Northlands Coliseum and Expo Centre
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating
Cons
  • Some complained of poor cleaning, bad odours and amenities not working
  • Several guests complained of not being given the room pre-booked
  • No working AC in rooms said guests
  • Guests said there were old TVs and no coffeemakers in rooms
  • Wi-Fi had poor ratings
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$69 CAD
Edmonton hotel near Northlands Coliseum with restaurant & free parking but mixed reviews
Location
Situated just off of the Wayne Gretzky Drive Highway, the Sands Motor Inn is a 3-minute drive from the Expo Centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
There is no direct public transit route linking the hotel and the Expo Centre, but walking distance is 14 minutes.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • The hotel's rates were found to be inexpensive and reasonable by several lodgers
  • Several reviewers enjoyed the quality and value of the on-site restaurant
  • The hotel's rooms were described as clean and well equipped by some travellers
Cons
  • Some guests reported worn rooms, poor Wi-Fi and broken air conditioning in their rooms
  • Noise transfer was reported by a few reviewers
  • Guests offered mixed opinions of the staff
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$101 CAD
Pet-friendly but dated downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool and on-site dining
Location
Located in downtown Edmonton, connected to many attractions via a pedway system, the Sutton Place is a 7-minute drive from the Expo Centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Churchill Station is a 6-minute walk from the hotel, where guests can catch the #501 LRT directly to Coliseum Station, a 6-minute walk from the Expo Centre.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$132 CAD
Comfortable downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool but extra Wi-Fi and parking fees
Location
In the heart of downtown Edmonton, the Westin is a 13-minute drive from the Expo Centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Central Station is 2 minutes from the hotel on foot and guests can ride the LRT to Coliseum Station, where the Expo Centre is a 6-minute walk away. Total travel time is approximately 15 minutes.
Money-saving
Promotions for varying events are available by inquiring with the hotel directly.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$217 CAD
Pet-friendly but dated downtown Edmonton hotel in the City Centre mall with free Wi-Fi 
Location
Located inside the City Centre shopping complex in downtown Edmonton, the Delta is an 8-minute drive from the Expo Centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Churchill Station is an approximate 7-minute walk from the hotel, where guests can take the LRT to Coliseum Station and walk the 6 minutes to the Expo Centre. Total travel time is approximately 20 minutes.
Money-saving
As a platinum supporter of the Northlands Complex, the Delta Edmonton has discounted room rates available through the promo code PNFV online, or by asking for the Northlands Rate over the phone.
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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$52 CAD
Clean but dated east Edmonton hotel with restaurant, bar-casino and mixed reviews
Location
In the Abbotsfield neighbourhood of east Edmonton, this Travelodge is a 9-minute drive from the Expo Centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus route #8 can be caught immediately outside the hotel dropping guests in front of the Northlands Complex for a total travel time of approximately 15 minutes.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rate was reasonable
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing major highways
Cons
  • Several reviewers thought that the hotel was in need of upgrades
  • Some guests complained about smelling cigarette smoke in their non-smoking rooms
  • A few reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by noise
  • Some reviewers described feeling unsafe in the area immediately surrounding the hotel

Tips For Staying Near Edmonton Expo Centre

Location
Adjacent to Rexall Place, the Edmonton Expo Centre hosts trade shows, conferences, concerts and sporting events throughout the year. 

The Edmonton Expo Centre is owned and operated by Northlands Group, the same company that operates Rexall Place and the horse-racing and slot machines.
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Getting Around
The Yellowhead Trail Highway can be reached in under a 5-minute drive, connecting to the rest of Alberta. Downtown Edmonton is a 10-minute drive from the stadium and the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 30-minute drive away.

A couple of the closest hotels mentioned below are within a 5-minute walk of the Expo Centre, but many are not. However, the conference centre is easily accessible by public transit from all hotels. The Coliseum LRT and bus station is a 4-minute walk away and cash fare is $3.20 per ride, or a day pass can be purchased for one adult and up to four children for $9. Route planning and maps can be found on the Edmonton Transit Service (ETS) website.

Edmonton, as in most major cities, is safe during the day. At nightfall, being cautious when walking anywhere in the city is recommended. There are many taxi companies serving the city area and after any major event, taxis can be found surrounding the Northlands Complex.

The Expo Centre has a wide variety of banquet halls and function space available for guests planning an event. Detailed floor plans are available on their website.
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Parking
There are many parking space available surrounding the Expo Centre. Parking at the Northlands Complex is $12, while the Rexall Place parking fee is $15. More parking information (including a map) can be found on their website.
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Dining
Guests organizing functions at the Expo Centre can choose from a variety of menu options to suit their event. 
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Entertainment
Large-scale public events and trade shows occur at the Expo Centre throughout the year and their calendar of events can be found on the website.
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Money-saving
Northlands has partnerships with many Edmonton hotels. There are different levels of partnership, and a full list of participating hotels and their promo codes can be found on the Expo Centre website. However, it is always wise to compare rates to get the best deal.
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