Downtown Edmonton has lots of great hotels to choose from. I tried to find hotels close to the hospital that offer good amenities, are highly rated by guests in online reviews and are budget friendly.

Having visited lots of hospitals myself, I recognize the needs of patients and their families, so I chose places that have friendly and amenable staff, clean and comfortable surroundings, and cooked food available on site.

I have highlighted 2 hotels which appear at the top of this list that offer medical rates to those visiting the Edmonton hospital. Other hotels listed may also work for you.

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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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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
Chateau Nova fits all of my criteria. This is a well-liked hotel which is reasonably priced. Guests enjoyed the clean, quiet and comfortable rooms here and said that they were spacious and well-equipped. Each room comes with a mini-fridge for added convenience and guests said the beds were comfortable. 

Wi-Fi and parking are included in the rate (which is great for a downtown hotel) and the hospital can be reached by car in about 7 minutes. The staff and service at this hotel received good ratings from guests who said they were friendly and helpful. There were also positive comments regarding the food at the on-site restaurant. 
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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
The Best Western is a friendly and courteous hotel, well reviewed online with very good scores. It's also only 5 minutes away by car from the Royal Alexandra Hospital.

With reasonable prices and high ratings, this looks like a good hotel to stay at if you are in need of attending the hospital. There's lunch and dinner available at their on-site restaurant which is open from 11 am to 11 pm (room service is also available during these hours), plus they have a Tim Hortons on site that is open 24 hrs daily.

The staff are well liked and guests have enjoyed their stays at this clean and quiet hotel with comfortable beds. Wi-Fi and parking are included.
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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)

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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 ~$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

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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 ~$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 ~$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 ~$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

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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 Royal Alexandra Hospital

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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
This hotel is in the Edmonton City Centre, in downtown Edmonton. It's a 3-minute drive or taxi ride from the hospital. The public transit trip to the hospital takes about 14 minutes, including 9 minutes of walking.
Money-saving
This hotel offers a medical rate based on availability. A letter of appointment may be required.
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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
This hotel is near the heart of downtown, in the Edmonton city centre. It is a 4-minute drive or taxi trip from the hospital. It is possible to take public transit to the hospital in about 17 minutes with 11 minutes of walking.
Money-saving
Guests visiting the Royal Alexandra Hospital can take advantage of a medical rate that is based on availability and with a proof of appointment letter.
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Book from ~$131 CAD
Clean but dated downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool and free downtown shuttle
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
Location
This hotel is in downtown Edmonton right next to Beaver Hills House Park. It's a 5-minute drive to the hospital from this property. It is also possible to bus to the hospital in 23 minutes which includes 11 minutes of walking time. 
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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
Located in the Edmonton City Centre in downtown Edmonton, this hotel is a 5-minute drive from the hospital. Public transit from here involves 19 minutes of travelling time with 14 minutes of walking.
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Book from ~$98 CAD
Good value downtown Edmonton hotel with kitchenettes and ample free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's central locale and proximity to restaurants
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their efficient and friendly service
  • Several lodgers were satisfied with their clean and quiet rooms
  • Guests were pleased with the convenience and ample parking
Cons
  • Some guests reported dated decor and small-sized rooms
Location
In downtown Edmonton, this hotel is about 4 blocks west of the Edmonton City Centre. It is a 6-minute drive to the hospital. In a total of 22 minutes, one can bus to the hospital which includes two 8-minute walks to and from the bus stops.
Money-saving
A hospital rate is available to guests of the Days Inn Downtown Edmonton. Rooms are based on availability and a letter of appointment may be required.
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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
Located in downtown Edmonton just west of the Edmonton city centre, this hotel is a 7-minute drive from the hospital. It takes about 22 minutes to bus to the hospital including a 4-minute walk to the bus stop and an 11-minute walk to the hospital after the bus ride.
Money-saving
Guests visiting nearby hospitals can take advantage of a medical rate offered by Holiday Inn. Rooms are based on availability and a letter of appointment may be required.

Tips For Staying Near Royal Alexandra Hospital

Location
Across from a park in central Edmonton, the Royal Alexandra Hospital, or Royal Alex, is one of Alberta's largest surgical facilities with a wide range of specialized women's, children's and geriatric services.
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Getting Around
The Yellowhead Highway 16 is a 4-minute drive north of the hospital, while Wayne Gretzy Drive NW is a 7-minute drive east. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 35-minute drive south and central Edmonton is a mere 4-minute drive from the hospital.

Edmonton Transit System (ETS) operates both buses and light rail transit throughout the city. Single-ride fares are $3.20, but an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $9 for one adult and up to four children under 12. If you'll be using ETS a lot on your trip, you might consider purchasing tickets in packs of 10 (for $24, a savings of $8) or 20 (for $42, a savings of $22). Please note that 20-ticket packs can only be purchased online. Fare and schedule information can be found on their website.
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Parking
There are six parking lots available, both underground and surrounding the hospital. Rates start at $2 per half hour, with a daily maximum of $15 (or $2.25 per half hour and $17 per day at the Kingsway Lot). A Pay on Exit Lot is also available off 101 Street for those unsure of how long their stay will be, while all other lots are pre-paid. 
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Dining
There are a number of dining options available on site, which is a good thing because there are no other restaurants available within walking distance of the hospital. A Pizza Pizza, Tim Hortons and White Spot are all available, as well as the cafeteria and a Healthy Trendz Cafe.
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Money-saving
A small handful of the below-mentioned hotels offer a medical rate for guests visiting the Royal Alexandra Hospital. A letter of appointment may be required and all room rates are based on availability. To reserve a room at a medical rate, guests have to book directly through the hotel. Be sure to compare the medical rate offered with online rates to ensure the best rate.
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