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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)
Even though its a bit set back from the street and addressed at One Thorton Court, the Courtyard Edmonton is essentially right on Jasper Avenue. It's down toward the eastern edge of Jasper Avenue, and next to the Shaw Conference Centre. It has reliable and free Wi-Fi, nice views of either the city or river valley, an on-site restaurant and a fitness centre. 
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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
At the heart of downtown Edmonton, The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald offers classic luxury with spacious, well-maintained rooms, consistent polished service and all the amenities and services expected of a high-caliber hotel including the Macdonald Health Club, the Royal Tea and Tour and fine dining in the Harvest Room and Confederation Lounge.

Beautiful views of the North Saskatchewan River and valley await from dining terraces and guestrooms located on the south and east sides of the building.

This is not the kind of place to quibble about extra Wi-Fi and parking fees, (although every guest can save on the extra Wi-Fi charges simply by signing up--for free--as a President Club member upon check in), but rather a hotel reserved for that special occasion or a time for extra pampering.

Guests really enjoyed the outstanding service of the staff and the warm and hospitable atmosphere of the hotel, eating out on the deck, fish and chips at the Confederation Lounge, the newly renovated and relaxing pool area, meticulously kept gardens and world-class dining at the Harvest Room.

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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 ~$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 ~$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 ~$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

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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 ~$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 ~$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 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

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All-suite hotel with full kitchens in downtown Edmonton with indoor pool and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and spacious
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown destinations on foot
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found their beds comfortable
Cons
  • Several guests found the elevators to be slow
  • Several reviewers said that the underground parking facility was a bit tight
Location
Guests looking for condominium-style accommodation will find it at the all-suites Alberta Place, just a 1-minute walk from Jasper Avenue at the corner of 103rd Street.
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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
Surrounded by historic buildings and across the street from the Edmonton Public Library, the Westin Edmonton is just a 1-minute walk from the corner of Jasper Avenue and 100th Street. 
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Book from ~$153 CAD
Hospitable and well-managed hotel in downtown Edmonton near good dining and shopping
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free hot breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the friendly and attentive staff
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped
  • Guests enjoyed recently renovated rooms
  • Guests liked the location and found it handy to good downtown restaurants and shopping and entertainment
  • Guests frequently mentioned that the free breakfast was good quality with plenty of variety
Cons
  • A couple of guests were displeased to have to pay $11 extra for parking
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbances
  • Some guests thought the prices were a little high, especially for the unrenovated rooms
Location
Surrounded by office buildings and parking lots, this Holiday Inn Express is just a 2-minute walk from the corner of 104 Street and Jasper Avenue.
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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
Situated on the winding Bellamy Hill Road, this Crowne Plaza Hotel is surrounded by historic buildings and overlooks the river valley. Jasper Avenue, at the corner of 101 Street, is a 3-minute walk away.
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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
Situated inside the Edmonton Centre Mall, this Delta hotel is easily accessible to the rest of downtown via the pedway system. Jasper Avenue, at the corner of 102 Street, is an 8-minute walk away.
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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
Connected to the downtown pedway system, the Sutton Place Hotel is just north of the Edmonton City Centre shopping plaza and among a number of high-rise office buildings just a 6-minute walk from the corner of 101 Street and Jasper Avenue.

Tips For Staying Near Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

Location
Downtown Edmonton's main thoroughfare, Jasper Avenue, is home to a number of restaurants, shops, office buildings and attractions, with the main focus of retail and entertainment districts being west of 97 Street, in the Jasper West Area. 

The Warehouse District can also be found just off of Jasper Avenue and between 104 Street, comprised of numerous redeveloped warehouses into lofts and boutique shops.

The street has been undergoing a dramatic transformation in the form of construction and upgrades, including wider pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and decorative streetscapes. Jasper Avenue re-opened to traffic in October of 2013. Minor infrastructure projects, including streetlights and decorative elements, will continue in the spring of 2014.
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Getting Around
The downtown core is connected via an extensive climate-controlled, above- and below-ground pedway system that links many of the downtown buildings and LRT Stations, and all of the below-mentioned hotels are within a 5-minute walk of Jasper Avenue.

The LRT runs underneath Jasper Avenue from 99 to 110 Streets and the street itself is a major transportation hub serving buses from all around the city. A single-ride adult fare on the ETS (Edmonton transit) is $3.20, and a family day pass can be purchased for one adult and up to four children for $9. More fare and route information can be found on the ETS website.


Edmonton's Downtown Business Association (DBA) has compiled a guide to downtown, including a list of restaurants, festivals and attractions. The e-magazine guide is available on their website and includes a map on page 28 detailing pedway locations and routes, bus and LRT stops, as well as parkade locations.

Free downtown walking tours are organized throughout the summer months (June through August) by the Edmonton Core Crew, with narrated descriptions of historic buildings in the downtown core, as well as other landmarks and architecture. Tours start at 1 pm on most weekdays, and at 2:30 pm on Thursdays. Larger groups can arrange for a private tour separately. More information on the Core Crew and prizes available to walk participants can be found on the DBA website.

The nearest highways are over a 10-minute drive away. The Yellowhead Trail Highway is just north of the city, while Whitemud Drive NW is just south. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 30-minute drive south of the city.
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Entertainment
A number of public street festivals take place in downtown Edmonton throughout the year, featuring the Pride Parade, Cari-West (The Edmonton Caribbean Festival), Taste of Edmonton, and the Edmonton Street Performers Festival, just to name a few. For a detailed list of events and dates, visit the Downtown Business Association's website.

Facilities that have resulted in many calling Jasper West the Arts Disctrict include the Citadel Theatre at 99 and 101A Streets, as well as the Shaw Conference Centre and the sheer number of boutique shops along Jasper Avenue and surrounding streets.
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Shopping
Just off of Jasper Avenue, on 104 Street, is the seasonal City Market, filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, arts and crafts and much more. During the summer, the farmers market is open air along 104 Street, and in the winter (October to May) the market moves indoors to the Edmonton City Hall. More information on the market can be found on their website.

A number of shopping malls can be found in the downtown core, including the Edmonton City Centre Shopping Plaza on 102 Street, a 3-minute walk from Jasper Avenue.
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Dining
With a number of high-end restaurants, cafes and pubs throughout the downtown core and Jasper West, finding a restaurant to suit any taste is not a hard task.

In March, some of Edmonton's finest restaurants and their chefs participate in Downtown Dining Week. More information on dining week is available on their website.
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Parking
A number of resources are available to help guests find parking in and around downtown Edmonton. Canada Place Parkade is located directly off of Jasper Avenue, near the Arts District in the west, and other above- and below-ground lots are available at a fee. Rates vary by the lot and more information and maps can be found on the city's website.

Parking is also available at many of the below-mentioned hotels, although often for an extra fee.
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