Editor's Top 8 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$145 
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 amenable and helpful with requests
  • 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 ~C$119 
Well-liked northwest Edmonton hotel with restaurant and kitchenette and hot tub 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
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Book from ~C$217 
Well loved downtown Edmonton aparthotel on Jasper Ave with full kitchens & fast free Wi-Fi 

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 ~C$227 
Elegant boutique hotel in downtown Edmonton, highly praised for its dining and location

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 ~C$273 
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
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Book from ~C$220 
Highly praised downtown Edmonton hotel with modern decor, restaurant and many freebies

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 guests had difficulty regulating their room temperature
  • A few guests did not like the room with the bathroom door facing the bed
  • A few guests complained of noise from within the hotel
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Book from ~C$175 
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
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Book from ~C$187 
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

7 Other Hotels Close to Kingsway Mall

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$118 
Across from City Centre Airport, with a conference centre, restaurant & piano bar
Location
Chateau Louis is a 4-star hotel with a touch of luxury just a 4-minute drive or 14-minute walk from the mall.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A bus stop can be found within a 1-minute walk of the hotel (route #12) that takes guests directly to the mall in approximately 6 minutes.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • A few guests found the hotel centrally located for exploring the area by car
  • A couple of reviewers appreciated that pets were permitted
Cons
  • A couple of guests complained that the fitness centre was too small and poorly equipped
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Book from ~C$88 
Pet-friendly Edmonton hotel 7 min to city centre with spa & restaurant but mixed reviews
Location
Located in front of the now defunct City Centre Airport, and near big-box shopping, this Ramada hotel and conference centre is a 4-minute drive or 17-minute walk from the mall.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The bus stop for route #12 can be found across the street from the hotel, taking guests directly to the mall in approximately 8 minutes.
Pros
  • Free wireless Internet, free local calls, free newspapers, and free parking
  • The staff were frequently described as friendly and helpful
  • Several guests found their rooms to be clean
  • A few reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the nearby hospital and City Centre Airport
  • A few guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
Cons
  • Many guests thought that the hotel appeared run-down and required upgrades
  • Many reviewers were disturbed by noise in their rooms
  • Several guests found the in-room dining expensive and the food quality to be poor
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Book from ~C$329 
Pet-friendly but dated downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool and on-site dining
Location
Centrally located north of downtown Edmonton, the Sutton Place hotel is right near the Edmonton City Centre Mall, and is a 6-minute drive from the Kingsway Mall.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of bus routes are available travelling between this hotel and the Kingsway Mall. Approximate travel time is 16 minutes from door to door.
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
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Book from ~C$140 
Pet-friendly but dated downtown Edmonton hotel in the City Centre mall with free Wi-Fi 
Location
Located inside the City Centre Mall, this Delta hotel is a good choice for those travelling to shop, as it is only a 6-minute drive from the Kingsway Mall.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A large number of bus routes travelling between the two malls are available in under a 20-minute travel time.
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 ~C$134 
Clean but dated downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool and free downtown shuttle
Location
Situated next door to Beaver Hills House Park, this Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel in downtown Edmonton is an approximate 7-minute drive from the Kingsway Mall.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A 2-minute walk will bring guests to a number of bus routes travelling to the mall. Approximate travel time is 14 minutes.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free downtown shuttle
  • Many guests praised the hotel's central locale and proximity to restaurants and shopping
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
  • Guests reported that some floors are renovated and some are not
  • Several guests found the staff friendly and helpful
Cons
  • Parking costs $18.75 per day
  • Some lodgers complained that the parking fee and cost of the breakfast affected overall value
  • A couple guests complained of noise disturbances from other guests
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Book from ~C$218 
Comfortable downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool but extra Wi-Fi and parking fees
Location
Situated in downtown Edmonton, within a 10-minute walk of the waterfront and Louis McKinley Park, the Westin is an 8-minute drive from the Kingsway Mall. 
Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of routes travel between this hotel and the mall, but the best options are the #8 or #15, which will drop guests at the Kingsway Transit Centre in approximately 15 minutes.
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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All-suite hotel with full kitchens in downtown Edmonton with indoor pool and free parking
Location
Situated in a business neighbourhood in downtown Edmonton, the Alberta Place Hotel is an approximate 7-minute drive from the Kingsway Mall.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of different bus routes can be caught within a 5-minute walk of the hotel, travelling to the mall in approximately 17 minutes.
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

Tips For Staying Near Kingsway Mall

Location
Just south of the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology Campus in North Central Edmonton, the Kingsway Mall, the second largest shopping centre in Alberta, is also next door to the Royal Alexandra Hospital and the now closed City Centre Airport.
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Getting Around
Downtown Edmonton is an approximate 6-minute drive from the mall, depending on traffic, and the Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 35-minute drive away. The Yellowhead Highway is a 6-minute drive north of the mall, while the West Edmonton Mall (the largest mall in Alberta) is a 17-minute drive away.
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Shopping
Anchored by The Bay and Sears, the mall also features stores such as H&M, Target and Sportchek, as well as many more. For a downloadable map and store directory, visit their website.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Kingsway Transit Centre is situated at the southeast corner of the mall, serviced by Edmonton Transit Services. As of December 2013, development is also underway for the Kingsway / Royal Alex LRT Station.

A single-ride adult fare is $3.20, and an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $9, valid for one adult and up to four children. More fare and route information can be found on the ETS website.
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Parking
Over 3,900 parking spots are available throughout two levels on the east side of the complex, free to shoppers, including special spots for hybrid, electric and smart cars.
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Other Tips
Due to development of the LRT Station, many main thoroughfares surrounding the mall may be closed, making driving there a little more complicated. For all traffic and development updates, visit their website.
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