Editor's Top 9 Picks

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Book from ~$114 CAD
Comfortable hotel in downtown Edmonton with well-liked dining, river views and location
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. 
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
  • Valet-only parking is $30 per day
  • Some complained of small and slightly dated rooms
  • A few guests found the elevator slow
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Book from ~$222 CAD
Historic luxury downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, restaurants & pet-friendly rooms
This hotel offers classic luxury a few minute's walk from the dining and entertainment district of Jasper Avenue. It also has its own great dining on site, with summer patio dining offering stunning garden and river valley views. It's perfect for a special occasion with well kept and nicely appointed rooms and grand public spaces.
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
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Book from ~$109 CAD
Elegant boutique hotel in downtown Edmonton, highly praised for its dining and location
If you've saved up for a more memorable experience, this four star boutique hotel offers designer guest rooms at affordable prices (on the days we 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.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, made-to-order breakfast, evening wine, fruit and cheese sampler, local calls
  • Rooms were very clean and well-appointed
  • Location was excellent-an easy walk to great dining, shopping, public transit and downtown attractions
  • Staff were friendly, attentive and professional
  • Breakfast was excellent
  • Madison’s Grill offered delicious food
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Parking is $20 (3 pm-11 am) and $30 for 24 hours
  • Some felt the free breakfast hours were too short
  • Some found the rooms small and not well set up for working at the desk
  • Guests were disappointed with extra charges
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Book from ~$165 CAD
Well loved downtown Edmonton aparthotel on Jasper Ave with full kitchens & fast free Wi-Fi 
Canterra Suites offers very clean apartments with full kitchens and separate bedrooms which many guests really enjoy for a stay right downtown on Jasper Avenue. Besides being surrounded by restaurants, there is a supermarket next door which makes dining in and even entertaining a breeze. Some have enjoyed taking the nearby High Level Streetcar over the bridge for a day trip to Old Strathcona. For guests with furry family members, or those who like to bike or run, the river valley trails along Victoria Park are a pleasant 10-minute walk away. Secure heated underground parking is another bonus.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, laundry detergent
  • Suites were very clean, spacious and well equipped
  • Location was excellent-an easy walk to groceries, restaurants, shops, public transit and the river valley trails
  • Staff were endearing and cheerful, offering good service
  • Good value and peaceful atmosphere at this hotel
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Parking (outdoor) is $5 and (indoor) is $15, per night
  • Noise from heaters and traffic a mild disturbance for a few guests
  • Parking in the underground lot could be tight for trucks and larger vehicles
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Book from ~$162 CAD
Highly praised downtown Edmonton hotel with modern decor, restaurant and many freebies
The Matrix offers well-appointed rooms a 4-minute walk from Jasper Avenue's dining and entertainment. Guests love the many freebies offered at this hotel including excellent Wi-Fi, a popular breakfast, parking, loaner bikes, an area shuttle and maybe best of all, wine and cheese receptions. 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, area shuttle, loaner bikes, wine tasting, bottled water, all day coffee, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, comfortable and well-appointed
  • Location was convenient to restaurants, shops, Rogers Place and public transit
  • Staff gave friendly, kind and helpful service
  • Breakfast was generous and tasty with lots of variety
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Some found the elevators slow
  • Some guests had difficulty regulating their room temperature
  • A few guests did not like the room with the bathroom door facing the bed
  • Occasionally guests found the parking congested
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Book from ~$109 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 ~$159 CAD
Highly praised south Edmonton hotel with restaurant and free: hot breakfast & valet parking  

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, self and valet parking, local calls, evening wine and cheese, bike rentals, newspapers, bottled water
  • Rooms were very clean and well appointed
  • Location was well liked, near great dining, U of A and transit
  • Staff were pleasant, friendly and efficient
  • Breakfast was enjoyed for its quality and selection
  • Guests enjoyed the restaurant on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
  • Good value, according to guests
Cons
  • Occasionally guests complained of street noise
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Book from ~$101 CAD
Popular south Edmonton hotel near Whyte Ave with free breakfast and free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, 24-hr coffee bar, Wednesday wine and cheese, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious
  • Location was convenient to the highway, university, hospital and Whyte Avenue restaurants
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free breakfast
  • Some found good value at this hotel
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good by guests
Cons
  • Occasionally guests described the decor as tired
  • Noise disturbances from within the hotel a problem for some on occasion
  • Immediate area somewhat industrial according to some
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Book from ~$138 CAD
Well-liked northwest Edmonton hotel with restaurant and kitchenette and jacuzzi suites

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was handy to Kingsway Mall, Royal Alexandra hospital, downtown, VIA rail and Commonwealth Stadium
  • Staff were attentive and accommodating
  • Guests often enjoyed the food on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • There was the odd complaint of noise disturbance

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
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.
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
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Book from ~$211 CAD
Comfortable downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool but extra Wi-Fi and parking fees
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. 
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
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Book from ~$168 CAD
Hospitable and well-managed hotel in downtown Edmonton near good dining and shopping
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.
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
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Book from ~$139 CAD
Basic downtown Edmonton hotel with restaurant and lounge but mixed reviews
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.
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
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Book from ~$172 CAD
Pet-friendly but dated downtown Edmonton hotel in the City Centre mall with free Wi-Fi 
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.
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
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Book from ~$150 CAD
Pet-friendly but dated downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool and on-site dining
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.
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

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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