Editor's Top 9 Picks

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Book from ~$109 CAD
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
  • 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 ~$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 ~$150 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, 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 ~$128 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 ~$138 CAD
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 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 ~$229 CAD
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 ~$115 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 ~$162 CAD
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 ~$95 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 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton

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Book from ~$142 CAD
Comfortable downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool but extra Wi-Fi and parking fees
Location
Situated in downtown Edmonton, the Westin is a 4-minute walk from the conference centre.
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 ~$91 CAD
Basic downtown Edmonton hotel with restaurant and lounge but mixed reviews
Location
Situated on the top of Bellamy Hill, the Chateau Lacombe is a 9-minute walk or 2-minute drive from the conference centre.
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 ~$123 CAD
Pet-friendly but dated downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool and on-site dining
Location
Centrally located among high-rise offices and buildings in downtown Edmonton, the Sutton Place Hotel is a 2-minute drive or 9-minute walk from the conference centre.
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 ~$197 CAD
Pet-friendly but dated downtown Edmonton hotel in the City Centre mall with free Wi-Fi 
Location
Located within the City Centre Shopping Mall, the Delta Edmonton is a 3-minute drive or 12-minute walk from the conference centre.
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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All-suite hotel with full kitchens in downtown Edmonton with indoor pool and free parking
Location
These condominium-style suites in central Edmonton are just a 2-minute drive, or 11-minute walk from the conference centre.
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 ~$119 CAD
Hospitable and well-managed hotel in downtown Edmonton near good dining and shopping
Location
Centrally located, this Holiday Inn is a 3-minute drive or 13-minute walk from the conference centre.
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

Tips For Staying Near Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton

Location
In the heart of downtown, this meeting, entertainment and convention centre overlooks the North Saskatchewan River, as well as the Louise McKinley Park, and is linked to many of downtown Edmonton's attractions through an indoor pedway system.
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Getting Around
There are four halls (labelled A through D) available at the conference centre, as well as 20 meeting rooms.
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Entertainment
A number of fairs, conferences, shows and events happen at the convention centre throughout the year and while there are facilities for private rentals, many events are open to the public.
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Getting Around: Driving
The closest highway, Wayne Gretzky Drive Northwest, is a 6-minute drive from the conference centre, while the Yellowhead Trail Highway (#16) is a 7-minute drive away. 

The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 30-minute drive from the conference centre in the town of Leduc.
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Parking
The Canada Place Parkade is attached to the Shaw Conference Centre via an underground pedway. It is accessible off of 97 St. NW, and rates start at $2.50 for each half hour, with a daily maximum of $20.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of Edmonton Transit Services (ETS) bus routes service the conference centre and are available throughout Edmonton. The ETS website has a full list of route maps, as well as a trip planner.

Cash fares are $3.20 per ride, per adult, and an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $9 for one adult and up to four children.
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Getting Around: Walking
All of the below-mentioned hotels are accessible in under a 15-minute walk, but, as in any large city, guests are advised to take caution walking the streets at night.
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Dining
Menus tailored to budget and taste can be created by a number of in-house chefs. More information on set menus, or inspiration can be found on their website.
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