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Book from ~$159 CAD
Highly praised south Edmonton hotel with restaurant and free: hot breakfast & valet parking  
This very pleasant and good value hotel is considered a gem by many of its former guests and is highly recommended for a hospital stay. Guests love its location, restaurant, free hot breakfast and free valet parking--not to mention its very clean and comfortable rooms.
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 ~$115 CAD
Popular south Edmonton hotel near Whyte Ave with free breakfast and free parking
This well liked hotel serves a good free hot breakfast and offers a clean, spacious and quiet room. Its fast, reliable and free Wi-Fi and ample free parking add value. It's a smoke-free facility and although there is no on-site restaurant, guests online have said that there's plenty of places to eat nearby. 
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

8 Other Hotels Close to Stollery Children's Hospital

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Book from ~$156 CAD
Popular Edmonton all-suite hotel near university with kitchenette suites and free Wi-Fi
Location
Campus Tower Suite Hotel is the closest hotel to the hospital, at a 4-minute walk or 1-minute drive away.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, bottled water, newspapers
  • Many reviewers described their suites as clean and spacious
  • Location was convenient to U of A campus and hospital, groceries, restaurants and public transit
  • Guests evaluated the staff as attentive and helpful
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests overall
  • Several guests said that they were likely to return to this hotel
Cons
  • Parking is $15.75 per day
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were expensive
  • Some guests considered the hotel to be a bit dated
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11-min. walk from University of Alberta, great staff, clean, no AC, Wi-Fi issues
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's friendly and knowledgeable service
  • The hotel's location was described as safe and close to the University of Alberta
  • Several travellers were satisfied with their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • No air conditioning and poor in-room Wi-Fi were reported
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Book from ~$166 CAD
Highly praised Edmonton hotel with jacuzzi suites, spa showers and well-liked freebies
Location
Located on one of Edmonton's busiest entertainment streets, surrounded by shops and restaurants, is the Metterra Hotel. Getting to the hospital takes a 3-minute drive or a 20-minute walk.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The bus stop is a mere 1-minute walk from the hotel and routes #57 or #7 will take you directly to the hospital complex in approximately 6 minutes.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot buffet breakfast, valet or self parking, wine tastings, all day beverages and fruit, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as modern, stylish, spacious and clean
  • Many reviewers found the front desk agents to be friendly and efficient
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing shopping, dining, and entertainment venues on foot
  • Many guests loved the free breakfast and wine and cheese tastings
  • Free valet parking was brilliant, according to guests
Cons
  • Some guests were disturbed in their rooms by street noise
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Book from ~$162 CAD
Well loved downtown Edmonton aparthotel on Jasper Ave with full kitchens & fast free Wi-Fi 
Location
Located on Jasper Avenue (west of 110 St), this hotel is an approximate 7-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Corona Station light rail transit is a 5-minute walk from this hotel, and route #501 will take you to the hospital for a total trip time of approximately 17 minutes (including a 6-minute walk to the front door of the hospital).
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 ~$138 CAD
Highly praised downtown Edmonton hotel with modern decor, restaurant and many freebies
Location
Located 1 block south of Jasper Ave NW in downtown Edmonton, the Matrix Hotel is a 5-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Corona Station is a 3-minute walk from the hotel, where guests can take the #501 light rail transit directly to the back of the hospital complex (on 114 St NW). Total travel time is approximately 15 minutes and includes about a 6-minute walk to the front doors of the hospital.
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 ~$88 CAD
Older downtown Edmonton hotel with a well-liked free hot breakfast and mixed reviews
Location
Situated in downtown Edmonton (1 block south of Jasper Ave NW) this Comfort Inn & Suites is an approximate 6-minute drive from Stollery Children's Hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The Bay/Enterprise Square Station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel and guests can take light rail transit #501 for a total trip time of approximately 18 minutes to the hospital (including a 6-minute walk from the Health Sciences Ctr Station to the front door of the hospital).
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast on site
  • Some guests found clean rooms with comfortable beds
  • Location was seen as good, close to downtown attractions and public transit
Cons
  • Parking is $10 per night
  • Some guests did not like the character of the pub on site
  • Some found the hotel poorly cleaned and needing updates
  • Some guests found objectionable odours in their rooms and the hallway
  • Staff received mixed reviews overall
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Book from ~$76 CAD
Older but clean budget hotel in downtown Edmonton near Rogers Place with free Wi-Fi 
Location
Just off of Jasper Avenue in Edmonton's downtown core, this Days Inn is an approximate 7-minute drive from the hospital.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Corona Station is a 3-minute walk from the hotel and the #501 light rail system will take an approximate 14 minutes to get to the hospital which includes a 6-minute walk from the Health Sciences Ctr Station to the door of the hospital.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were basic but clean with comfy beds
  • Staff were kind and very helpful
  • Location a plus, an easy walk to Rogers Place, transit and restaurants
Cons
  • Parking costs $15 per night
  • Dated decor according to guests
  • Some guests had difficulty accessing the Wi-Fi
  • Some missed having a mini-fridge and microwave in their room
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Book from ~$119 CAD
Hospitable and well-managed hotel in downtown Edmonton near good dining and shopping
Location
At an 8-minute drive from the hospital, this Holiday Inn Express is situated in Edmonton's downtown core.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bay / Enterprise Square Station is a 3-minute walk from this hotel, and the #501 light rail transit will take17 minutes in total to get to the hospital, including the 6-minute walk from the Health Sciences Ctr Station to the hospital door.
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 Stollery Children's Hospital

Location
The Stollery Children's Hospital is located within the University of Alberta Hospital in South Central Edmonton. 

The Stollery Children's Hospital, the University of Alberta Hospital (UAH) and the Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute, are three hospitals all located within the Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre. 

Stollery Children's Hospital is run by the Alberta Health Sciences Network, and specializes in pediatric services. It is also Western Canada's referral centre for pediatric organ transplant and cardiac surgery.
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Getting Around
The hospital and all of the below-mentioned hotels are well served by the Edmonton Transit System (ETS), whether by bus or light trail transit (LRT). 

For the hospital complex, the Health Sciences Centre Station serves LRT route #501, Clareview - Century Park. Single adult cash fares are $3.20 per ride, and an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for one adult and up to four children for $9. Route maps and schedules can be found on their website.

As in any big city, Edmonton is relatively safe to walk around during the day, but guests should practice caution when out on foot at night.

The Yellowhead Trail Highway 16 can be reached in a 12-minute drive, while the Queen Elizabeth II Highway is 16 minutes away by car. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 30-minute drive away.

The Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre (WCM) building and hospital complex can seem overwhelming to navigate, so an introductory glance and map of the clinics is provided on the Alberta Health Services website.
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Parking
Multiple 24-hour metered parking lots are available near the hospital, and underground lots are open during daytime hours with pay-on-exit rates available. The underground lots are a good option if your visit duration is unknown. 

Rates start at $2 per half hour in the East Parkade, and $2.25 per half hour in the other two lots, as well as at the meters. Daily, weekly and monthly passes are also available.
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Dining
There are cafes and food services available on levels one and two of the Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre.

Level 1 eateries:


The Cafeteria Snack Bar is open every day - Monday to Friday from 10:30 am to 11 pm, plus weekends and holidays from 6:30 am to 10 pm.

Healthy Trendz Cafe is open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 3 pm.

Mr. Sub is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 3 pm.

Healthy Trendz Express is open every day Monday to Friday from 6:30 am to 5 pm, plus on weekends and holidays from 8 am to 4 pm.

Level 2 eatery:

Cafe Fantini is found on level 2 and is open Monday to Friday from 7 am to 2 pm.


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Shopping
The Bearyland Store, located in the lobby, offers a wide selection of toys for children of all ages. All proceeds go directly to the Stollery Sick Kids Foundation and they can even arrange for a gift to be delivered to a patient by calling 780-433-7445.
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Money-saving
Of the below-listed hotels, all except for Canterra offer a medical discount for guests to the Stollery Children's Hospital of 10% or more. A letter of appointment may be requested upon check-in. Contact the hotel directly to inquire about the medical rates offered. Be sure to compare rates offered with those available online to ensure the lowest possible price for your stay.
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Other Tips
Available on site is The Family Room, a quiet place to do some research, catch up on some work or to simply relax and read a newspaper. Staff are available to help parents and families cope and learn about their loved one's illness.
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