Grande Prairie has a good selection of hotels that are close to the airport. My suggested hotels are picked on the following basis: overall customer satisfaction, price, plus on-site and nearby amenities. I think these are the factors that offer the best possible experience and convenience to the hotel guest.

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Editor's Top 4 Picks

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Book from ~$189 CAD
Highly praised Grande Prairie hotel with indoor pool and suites with jacuzzi and mini-kitchen
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot and cold breakfast buffet, parking, airport shuttle, lobby coffee, hospitality night
  • Many guests said the rooms were clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Several guests found the Wi-Fi fast
  • Guests liked the staff and said they were accommodating and friendly
  • Several reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the area by car or on foot
  • Many guests raved about the free breakfast
  • Some guests really enjoyed dining on site
Cons
  • Some guests were disturbed by hearing footsteps overhead and running water through the walls
Best Western has the lowest prices (on the day I compared) and the highest ratings of my picks with a stellar 8.1/10 average rate. It ranks as the 4th best hotel property out of 15 in Grande Prairie. It offers free Wi-Fi, parking, breakfast and airport shuttle. Guests have enjoyed their breakfasts and the food at their on-site restaurant. It's only 8 minutes to the airport and 4 minutes to downtown. They have an indoor pool and tanning salon.
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Book from ~$187 CAD
Well-liked Grande Prairie hotel with indoor pool, waterslide, jacuzzi suites & free breakfast
Pros
  • Free: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking and taxi to and from airport
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • A few guests found their beds to be comfortable
  • A couple of reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Prairie Mall on foot
Cons
  • A couple of reviewers were disturbed by noise from within the hotel
  • A couple of guests found the pool area too cold, although the pool water was warm
Just below the Best Western, the Holiday Inn Express ranks # 5 out of 15 and 7.9/10 for guest ratings. It's slightly more per night for their cheapest room, offers the same freebies, is 9 minutes to the airport and 5 minutes to downtown, a 10-minute walk to the mall, has no on-site restaurant but Mr. Mikes is across the street, and has an indoor pool with waterslide.
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Book from ~$209 CAD
Grande Prairie hotel 8 min to YQU with free shuttle, indoor pool, restaurant & jacuzzi suite
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle, all day coffee & fruit
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Many guests liked the customer service at this hotel
  • Guests found the location convenient to airport, restaurants and shopping
  • Good sized rooms with comfy beds, according to guests
  • A few guests mentioned the Wi-Fi and said it worked well
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained of noise disturbance from bar music
  • Occasionally a guest would complain about the hotel's room rates and the lack of a free breakfast
I liked this hotel because guests liked the food at their on-site restaurant and thought the prices there were reasonable. The breakfast is not free to all guests, but it is with certain rooms and I understand that you can purchase $5 vouchers at the front desk for breakfast. Freebies for all  guests include: Wi-Fi, parking and airport shuttle. The mall is a 7-minute drive away, there's a pool, you can walk to downtown in 15 minutes (or drive in 2), and it's 8 minutes to the airport. It the most expensive of my picks and ranks # 7 out of 15 with a 7.8/10 rating.
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Book from ~$89 CAD
Clean rooms with mini-fridge & microwave, access to fitness centre & pools of nearby hotels
Pros
  • Free Wired Internet, free parking
  • Many guests really liked the staff for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Many reviewers were pleased with their rooms at this hotel, both for comfort and cleanliness
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Many guests found the beds comfortable
  • Guests have access to the Pomeroy and Holiday Inn pools and fitness centres
  • Many guests were very pleased with the value the hotel provided
Cons
  • There is a smoking floor which some guests took displeasure in
  • Some guests had difficulty accessing a parking spot or winter plug ins (only located near the bldg)
  • A few guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms

7 Other Hotels Close to Grande Prairie Airport

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Book from ~$132 CAD
Older Grande Prairie motel 9 min to YQU with free: shuttle & parking and kitchenette rooms
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle, local calls
  • Many found clean and comfortable rooms
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good by reviewers online
  • Staff were a highlight for guests, helpful and caring
  • Many enjoyed breakfast and other meals on site
  • Location handy to downtown, shopping, a movie theatre and restaurants
Cons
  • Some guests complained of dated rooms in need of updates
  • Dim lighting in rooms prevented reading, said guests
Location
This hotel is located at an approximate 7-minute drive or taxi ride from the airport. It is located right off of the highway, and is surrounded by retail, mainly big-box stores like Costco and a few fast food restaurants, including McDonalds. 

Directly across the street are a few car dealerships. There is a RioCan plaza with a Walmart, Winners and a movie theatre about a 15-minute walk or 4-minute drive or taxi ride from the hotel, and the centre of Grande Prairie can be reached in 6 minutes by car or taxi. 
Parking
This hotel offers free parking for the duration of your stay. A park-and-fly option is available at no charge and you must fill out a vehicle registration form with the front desk to arrange for this extended parking option. 
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
This hotel offers a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport that runs Monday to Friday from 6 am to 2 pm. The shuttle must be booked in advance for those arriving at the airport and scheduled upon check-in for a ride after check-out. 
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Book from ~$117 CAD
Grande Prairie hotel with some renovated rooms, free airport shuttle and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, bottled water
  • Some reviewers found the rooms clean and comfortable
  • Guests typically liked the staff and found them courteous
  • Location was convenient to shopping and the airport
  • Some guests enjoyed meals on site
Cons
  • Many said the hotel was older and needed updates
  • Guests comments were mixed about the free breakfast
  • Some guests complained of smelling smoke on a non-smoking floor
  • Some guests found the older rooms to have poor sound insulation and poor water pressure
Location
This hotel is located off of the highway, and is an approximate 6-minute drive or taxi ride from the airport. It is down the street from another hotel and a 4-minute drive or 10-minute walk from a RioCan retail plaza with a Cineplex movie theatre, Walmart and Winners. The centre of Grande Prairie can be reached by a 6-minute drive or taxi ride. 
Parking
This hotel offers complimentary parking during your stay. Extended parking is available for those flying out of Grande Prairie and coming back for their vehicle. For the extended parking option, guests must leave their vehicle information with the front desk and it is not necessary to leave the keys. 

The hotel must advise that they are not responsible for any vehicles left after check-out, however, there is video surveillance in the parking lot.
Getting Around
The hotel will arrange a complimentary cab service both to and from the airport for guests. To schedule this option, you must call the hotel upon arriving at the airport and they will send the cab and will also arrange it upon check-out. 
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Book from ~$151 CAD
Grand Prairie hotel with indoor pool, waterslide, jacuzzi suites and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, airport shuttle
  • Guests typically found the rooms clean, with comfortable beds
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing the casino and shopping on foot
Cons
  • Some guests complained of noise disturbance from other guests and traffic
  • A few guests complained of dirty carpets and dated rooms
Location
This hotel is located at an approximate 7-minute taxi ride or drive from the airport. The hotel is down the street from Great Northern Casino and Grande Bingo and Entertainment Centre, and is across the highway from the Grande Prairie Regional College, which sits on a large park. The RioCan shopping complex is an approximate 7-minute walk away from the hotel. 

Travelling to the centre of Grande Prairie will take you about 5 minutes by car or taxi. 
Parking
The hotel offers complimentary parking for the duration of your stay. Extended parking is available for those flying and returning and may be reserved with the front desk, where they will ask you to fill out a form with your vehicle's details and will give you a pass to display inside your vehicle while you are away. 
Getting Around
This hotel will pay for your cab fare both to and from the airport. For a ride to hotel, guests may call when they land and the hotel will send a cab. For a ride back to the airport, the front desk staff will arrange the cab upon check-out. 
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Book from ~$132 CAD
Popular Grande Prairie hotel with indoor pool and waterslide and rooms with full kitchen
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and wired internet, free breakfast, free parking and free airport shuttle
  • The rooms received rave reviews from many reviewers and were described as clean, well-appointed, spacious and comfortable
  • The breakfast had a wide variety and was well-stocked, according to many guests
  • Many reviewers liked the hotel's proximity to restaurants and shopping and thought it was easily accessible
  • Several guests said the staff were friendly and attentive
  • Several guests praised the indoor pool and waterslide
  • The beds were described as comfortable and some guests thought the linens were high quality
Cons
  • A few guests had noise complaints
  • A few reviewers thought the hotel was a little pricey
Location
This hotel is an approximate 9-minute drive or taxi ride from the airport. The area directly surrounding the hotel is residential on one side of the hotel and commercial on the other, with a car dealership and storage facility up the street and the Holiday Inn Express adjacent. 

The centre of Grande Prairie can be reached within a 5-minute drive or taxi ride, and the closest shopping is at the Prairie Mall Shopping Centre, which is around a 3-minute drive or 10-minute walk from the hotel. 
Parking
Parking is free at the hotel for the duration of your stay. After check-out, extended parking is available at a rate of $7 per day or $40 per week. 
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
The hotel offers a free shuttle service to and from the airport. The shuttles are aligned with the flights arriving at the airport to bring guests to the hotel. The shuttle ride from the hotel to the airport needs to be booked upon check-in, and most times is scheduled to align with outgoing flights. 
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Book from ~$122 CAD
Within walking distance of Prairie Mall, indoor pool and waterslide, clean rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking and free airport shuttle service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing shopping and restaurants on foot
  • Several reviewers found the on-site pool and waterslide to be value-added features
Cons
  • A few guests complained that the Wi-Fi service was slow and unreliable
  • A couple of reviewers complained about smelling cigarette smoke in their non-smoking room and the halls
  • A few guests complained about noise in the hallways and from neighbouring rooms
  • A couple of guests described their rooms as small
Location
This hotel is located directly off of Highway 43, and is an approximate 11-minute drive or taxi ride from the airport. There are restaurants, including Subway and a steakhouse, within a 5-minute walk of the hotel in one direction, and a 5- to 10-minute walk in the other direction will take you to Tim Hortons, a sporting goods store and a plaza with a Safeway. The Prairie Mall Shopping Centre is a 2-minute drive or 6-minute walk away, and the centre of Grande Prairie can be reached within an approximate 6-minute taxi ride or drive.
Getting Around: Free Shuttle
A complimentary shuttle service to the airport is offered to guests by the hotel. It is recommended to schedule the shuttle in advance, however, it does leave the hotel at 15 minutes to each hour to align with flights arriving and departing the airport. 
Parking
Free parking is available at the hotel during your stay. Extended parking is available, however, there is no daily rate; guests are charged $25 per week for extended parking.
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Book from ~$114 CAD
Downtown Grande Prairie hotel with indoor pool and 24-hr restaurant but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the downtown area on foot
  • Many guests said their beds were comfy and their rooms were clean and spacious
  • Several guests described the front desk agents as friendly
  • A few guests thought the hotel offered good value
Cons
  • Many guests complained about noisy guests and train whistles
  • In-room climate control ineffective and loud, according to guests
Location
This hotel is located in the centre of Grande Prairie and is an approximate 10-minute drive or taxi ride from the airport. As the hotel is located in the downtown portion of Grande Prairie, there are several shops and restaurants within a 5- to 10- minute walk of the hotel, and the Towne Centre Mall is a 3-minute walk away. 
Parking
Parking at the hotel is free during your stay. The hotel is open to offering extended parking of an additional day or two after check-out and requires you to leave your vehicle information. 
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Book from ~$120 CAD
Grande Prairie hotel in the process of updating rooms but still many complaints
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, breakfast and parking
  • A few guests described the rooms as spacious
  • The breakfast had a good selection, said a few reviewers
Cons
  • Some guests described the service as poor and described staff as unfriendly
  • Some reviewers felt the hotel looked old and needed more maintenance
  • Many guests described poor housekeeping at the hotel
  • Several guests felt they were being overcharged by the hotel
Location
This hotel is an approximate 10- to 12-minute drive from the airport. It is connected to a plaza with a liquor store and lounge and is directly across the street from a large grocery store and Boston Pizza. The Prairie Mall Shopping Centre can be reached within a 5-minute walk from the hotel and the centre of Grande Prairie is an 8- to 10-minute taxi ride or drive away. 
Parking
Free parking is offered at the hotel during your stay. Extended parking of an additional day or two after check-out may be available and it is best to inquire upon checking in if you need this option. 

Tips For Staying Near Grande Prairie Airport

Location
Grande Prairie Airport (YQU) is located in Grande Prairie, Alberta, and is an approximate 10-minute drive or taxi ride from the centre of town. The area directly surrounding the airport consists of open fields along the highway and some industrial buildings. 
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Parking
There is both a short-term and long-term parking lot at the airport. Short-term parking is metered and the rates are $0.25 per 15 minutes, with a 2-hour limit. 

Rates for long-term parking past the 2-hour limit are $1 per hour, $8.00 per day or $56 per week. Upon entering the long-term lot, you take a parking ticket to keep until you return to pick up your vehicle. When leaving the lot, you insert your ticket into the machine at the exit, which will calculate your total and open the gate to leave.

There is a 30-minute grace period if you enter the long-term lot and need to leave without parking. 

A designated pick-up and drop-off area is located in front of the air terminal building for those who need to only quickly pick-up or drop-off a passenger. In this area, the vehicle must not be left unattended. 
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Getting Around: Driving
There are four car rental companies present at the airport, including Budget, Avis, Enterprise and National. Car rental rates will vary, however, an estimate for a rental will cost approximately $42 to $62 per day. 
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Getting Around
The airport has a designated "Dial-a-Cab" area to assist with calling a taxi and has a long list of available taxi companies to call. 
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Getting Around: Free Shuttle
Several hotels offer a complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. The service times and schedules of the shuttle buses vary depending on the hotel, as noted below. 
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Grande Prairie has a public transit system with several bus routes. The bus stop closest to the airport is stop 668, located at the Esso station at Highway 43 and 101 Avenue. It is an approximate 5-minute taxi ride from the airport. This route passes several of the hotels listed and the bus ride will take approximately 10 to 20 minutes, depending on the location of the hotel. 

A one-way fare on the bus will cost $2 for an adult and $1.50 for seniors and students.
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Dining
The airport has a full-service restaurant, Viewpoint Restaurant & Lounge, on the second floor of the terminal building. The restaurant is open Monday to Friday from 5 am to 8 pm, Saturday from 5:30 am to 4 pm and Sunday from 5:30 am to 8 pm. If you enjoy planning ahead, the restaurant's menu can be found online. 
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