I chose hotels that would provide the best experiences and best value for visitors to the Fort Edmonton Park.

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Editor's Top 4 Picks

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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
If you are looking for a hotel that will enhance the experience of Fort Edmonton Park, look no further. This hotel is on site, has clean and very comfortable accommodations, is modern yet provides the ambiance and special finishes of the original Hotel Selkirk of 1929, and has staff that are pleasant and go out of their way to accommodate guests.

The  hotel's on-site restaurant, Johnson's Cafe, has received very good reviews online with many guests commenting favourably about the food and service.

There's views of the park (or the parking lot) say guests and no TVs in the room (in keeping with the sense of yesteryear), although the hotel does provide free Wi-Fi, and free parking. Perhaps best of all, this hotel offers a great room rate because the admission fees to the park are included in the rate!

The hotel and restaurant are open primarily  on a seasonal basis, but also for special occasions, and the restaurant is open year-round for Sunday Brunch.
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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
The smoke-free Days Inn is another hotel that provides good value to its guests with a lower price point for the room which includes free amenities such as fast Wi-Fi, ample parking and a well-liked hot breakfast.

This is a basic hotel with clean and comfortable accommodations that provides guests with a quiet and restful sleep. There's no restaurant on site, but guests have said that there are lots of places to eat nearby.

Online reviewers enjoyed the friendly staff here and the good customer service. The Days Inn enjoys a very high recommendation rate from online reviewers.
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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 ~$166 CAD
Clean but dated West Edmonton Mall hotel with theme rooms, suites, restaurant and lounge
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, passes to Gold's Gym
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean and their beds as comfortable
  • Many guests found the location ideal for accessing mall attractions and restaurants
  • Staff were deemed helpful and accommodating by several guests
Cons
  • Many felt the hotel was old and tired and in need of a facelift
  • Many guests judged the rooms as overpriced
  • Several reviewers complained of noisy drunken neighbours
  • Some guests thought the theme rooms were tacky

4 Other Hotels Close to Fort Edmonton Park

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Book from ~$176 CAD
Popular Edmonton all-suite hotel near university with kitchenette suites and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Many reviewers described their suites as clean and spacious
  • Location was convenient to U of A campus and hospital, groceries, restaurants and public transit
  • Guests evaluated the staff as attentive and helpful
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests overall
  • Several guests said that they were likely to return to this hotel
Cons
  • Parking is $15.75 per day
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were expensive
  • Some guests considered the hotel to be a bit dated
Location
Located near to theUniversity of Alberta, the Campus Tower Hotel is an 8-minute drive from the park.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus #4 is a 2-minute walk from the hotel and will take guests within a 5-minute walk of the park. Total travel time is approximately 23 minutes.
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Book from ~$158 CAD
Clean hotel a 1-min walk to West Edmonton Mall with theme rooms, free parking & free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free outdoor parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to West Edmonton Mall
  • The staff were complimented on their friendly and efficient service
  • Several guests were satisfied with their clean and functional rooms
Cons
  • Inefficient air conditioning and uncomfortable beds were mentioned by a few lodgers
  • Some guests said the hotel was tired and in need of updates
  • Underground parking is $5 extra per night
Location
Across the street from the West Edmonton Mall, this hotel is an 8-minute drive from Fort Edmonton.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The quickest public transit option involves a fair bit of walking. Take the #106 bus at 172 Street and 87 Avenue (a 12-minute walk from the hotel). Get off at Fort Edmonton Park Road and Fox Drive and walk about 6 minutes to the site. This route should take about 30 minutes.
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Book from ~$212 CAD
Highly praised Edmonton hotel with jacuzzi suites, spa showers and well-liked freebies
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot buffet breakfast, valet or self parking, wine tastings, all day beverages and fruit, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as modern, stylish, spacious and clean
  • Many reviewers found the front desk agents to be friendly and efficient
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing shopping, dining, and entertainment venues on foot
  • Many guests loved the free breakfast and wine and cheese tastings
  • Free valet parking was brilliant, according to guests
Cons
  • Some guests were disturbed in their rooms by street noise
Location
Centrally located on Whyte or 82 Avenue surrounded by shops and restaurants, this hotel is a 10-minute drive from Fort Edmonton.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The #4 bus can be caught 1 minutes' walk from the hotel to be dropped off at Fort Edmonton Park Road about a 10-minute walk from the park. Total travel time is 38 minutes.
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7-min. drive from downtown, free breakfast and free but limited parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's breakfast was praised for its quality, variety and service
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to shopping and downtown Edmonton
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer
  • Dated decor was reported by a few lodgers
Location
The Glenora Inn is in a retail district about 6 minutes from the downtown core of edmonton. It's about a 14-minute drive from the park.

Tips For Staying Near Fort Edmonton Park

Location
Fort Edmonton Park, located in the city of Edmonton, is Canada's largest living history museum that features over 75 original and rebuilt historical structures that go back as far as 1846 bringing alive the history of Edmonton from its fur trading post beginnings to a modern city. Costumed interpreters live the way of the past and interact with visitors as though they were the inhabitants of that place in that time period. The park represents four distinct time periods and proves to be a fun and educational experience.

Park entry tickets can be bought online and basic 2014 admission fees are $18.15 for adults and $13.55 for children up to age 17. There are family and senior rates as well as rates which include unlimited rides. For more admission information, please consult their website.

The park is primarily seasonal, open from May to September, with a limited yearly schedule including year-round Sunday Brunches at Hotel Selkirk plus special events (Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas and New Year's, movies at the Capitol in March etc.). Visit their website for more event and schedule information.
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Getting Around
The park is located right at the Highway 2 (a.k.a. Whitemud Drive) interchange and downtown Edmonton is an approximate 15-minute drive away. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is about a 22-minute drive south of the park.

The park itself is quite large, therefore a downloadable site map is available on their website, and the 1919 Baldwin Steam Train can be ridden around the park from area to area to get the most out of your visit.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
The Edmonton Transit System offers public transit to the park on a seasonal basis. Fares are $3.20 per single adult ride or $9 for an unlimited-use day pass valid for one adult and up to four children.

The Fort Edmonton Park website also provides current information on how to get to the park via public transit.
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Dining
The park has many dining choices on site.

Johnson's Cafe & Mahogany Bar serves full meals in the circa 1920 Hotel Selkirk. High tea is also served on Wednesday but reservations are required. During the off season, Johnson's Cafe is open only for Sunday Brunch and for special events.

The Jasper House on 1885 Street also serves traditional stew, soup or sandwiches and other fast food eateries, vending machines and concession stands can be found throughout the park.
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Entertainment
There are many areas of interest throughout the park.

One highlight is the Capitol Theatre, a re-creation of Edmonton's 1929 original theatre which showcases actors and technicians from around Alberta.

Another attraction on site is the 1920's Midway Rides & Amusements.

On the historic streets representing four periods of history are:

the 1846 Hudson's Bay Fort (fur trading post),
the 1885 Street (livery stables, bakery, blacksmith, wheelwright, Kenneth McDonald House),
the 1905 Street (Henderson farm, Reeds Bazaar, Penny Arcade)
the 1920 Street (Hotel Selkirk, Capital Theatre, Thom Thumb Mini Golf, Ukrainian Bookstore).

Visitors will learn how Edmonton grew into a modern city from a fur trading post by an interactive walk through history.
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Other Tips
For more information regarding available services for visitors plus parking information, please consult the park's website.
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