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 ~$105 CAD
Well-liked and pet-friendly west Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, waterslide & restaurant

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, spacious and well appointed
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
  • Location was liked for being out of the downtown, but with easy access to shopping and attractions by car
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating said guest
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
Cons
  • Occasionally a guest found a noise disturbance from within the hotel
  • Some thought the pool was a little small for adults
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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 ~$89 CAD
Popular but dated West Edmonton hotel with indoor pool and family suites with kitchenette

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing West Edmonton Mall, restaurants and stores
  • Many guests were pleased with the family suites and their well-equipped rooms
  • The indoor pool was enjoyed by many guests
Cons
  • A few guests complained about being overcharged
  • Several guests found their rooms and the hot tub to be too hot
  • Some found the hotel dated and said the pool needed a makeover
  • Cleanliness inconsistencies were mentioned at times
  • Service and ambiance lacking at the on site restaurant
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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

9 Other Hotels Close to TELUS World of Science-Edmonton

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Book from ~$98 CAD
Pet-friendly Edmonton hotel an easy drive to city centre with restaurant and kitchenettes
Location
Located on a service road just off of the Yellowhead Trail Highway, the Cheateau Nova is a 6-minute drive from the World of Science.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Because of its location just off of the highway, this hotel is not easily positioned for public transit. The nearest bus stop is an approximate 15-minute walk from the hotel.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by many reviewers
  • The hotel was found to be close to highway access and shopping
  • Many guests enjoyed very comfortable beds
Cons
  • Some guests reported noise transfer during their stay
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Book from ~$59 CAD
Guests complimented the location, but concerns about cleanliness and on-site adult entertainment
Location
Those travelling with young family members may reconsider staying at the Yellowhead Inn, as it's attached to a strip club. However, the location right off of the Trans-Canada Highway is excellent for those on the move. The World of Science is a 6-minute drive away. 
Getting Around: Public Transit
Because of the secluded highway location, the nearest bus stop is an approximate 15-minute walk from the hotel.
Pros
  • Free parking, free wireless Internet, and free in-room coffee
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing major highways
  • Several guests described their rooms as spacious
  • Several reviewers found the room rates to be reasonable
Cons
  • Many guests described cleanliness inconsistencies
  • Many reviewers had difficulty maintaining a comfortable in-room temperature
  • Several guests had concerns about the adjacent truck stop and on-site adult entertainment bar
  • A few guests thought that the rooms were in need of upgrades
  • A few reviewers described the staff as disinterested
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Book from ~$73 CAD
Budget-friendly Edmonton hotel an easy drive to West Edmonton Mall with updated rooms
Location
Located in a commercial area, this Howard Johnson is a 6-minute drive from the World of Science.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Getting to the science centre via public transit takes approximately 25 minutes, but includes a walking time of 10 minutes or more.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many guests praised the hotel's attentive and efficient staff
  • The hotel's rates were found to be reasonable and affordable
  • The location was praised for its proximity to the West Edmonton Mall
Cons
  • Reviews show mixed opinions about guest rooms
  • Some guests said the area was sketchy
  • Guests complained about a $300 deposit at this hotel
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7-min. drive from downtown, free breakfast and free but limited parking
Location
In a commercial neighbourhood surrounded by a number of cafes, this cozy bed and breakfast is a 6-minute drive from the World of Science.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A public bus will take guests to the northeast corner of Coronation Park, where the World of Science is a 14-minute walk away.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's breakfast was praised for its quality, variety and service
  • Many guests were pleased with the hotel's proximity to shopping and downtown Edmonton
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and well-equipped rooms
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer
  • Dated decor was reported by a few lodgers
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Book from ~$76 CAD
Pet-friendly Edmonton hotel 7 min to city centre with spa & restaurant but mixed reviews
Location
On a stretch of highway outside of Edmonton near the old City Centre Airport, surrounded by big-box shopping, this Ramada is a 6-minute drive from the science centre.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Guests looking to take public transit from this hotel to the World of Science can expect upwards of 20 minutes walking time.
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 ~$95 CAD
Well-liked northwest Edmonton hotel with restaurant and kitchenette and jacuzzi suites
Location
Situated on the grounds of the now defunct City Centre Airport, the Chateau Nova is a 6-minute drive from the World of Science.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit between this hotel and the World of Science isn't the best option, as total travel time is approximately 35 minutes, 20 minutes of which is walking.
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 ~$108 CAD
Across from City Centre Airport, with a conference centre, restaurant & piano bar
Location
This full-service, four-star hotel is situated near parkland just across from the old City Centre Airport on the Kingsway. The World of Science is a 7-minute drive away.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit is available, but includes extensive walking distances, making it an unfavourable option.
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 ~$67 CAD
West Edmonton motel near Hwy 16 with restaurant, in-room jacuzzis and free breakfast
Location
In an industrial area at the intersection of the Yellowhead Highway and 170 St NW, this Super 8 is an approximate 7-minute drive from the World of Science.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit is not the best option as it takes more time than walking (39 minutes). Guests without access to their own vehicle may opt for a taxi, given the short drive time.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking and free local calls
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests described their rooms as quiet
  • Several reviewers found the beds comfortable
  • A few guests found the hotel well located for accessing highways and West Edmonton Mall
  • A few reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • There were a few mixed comments about room cleanliness
  • A few guests complained about the breakfast selection
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Book from ~$104 CAD
Well-liked west Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, restaurant, jacuzzi and kitchenette suites
Location
On an industrial side road just off of the 170th Street Highway, this Holiday Inn is a 7-minute drive from the World of Science.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit is not easily accessible from this hotel, as the closest bus stop is over a 15-minute walk away.
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests said that they would recommend this property
  • Several reviewers found their beds to be comfortable
  • Some guest reviewers enjoyed meals on site
  • The staff were friendly and efficient according to guests
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing West Edmonton Mall and the highway
Cons
  • Some guests felt a little isolated without a car in this section of town

Tips For Staying Near TELUS World of Science-Edmonton

Location
Situated on the southwest corner of Coronation Park just outside of downtown Edmonton, the World of Science is an educational, interactive science museum. 
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Entertainment
There are a number of events and exhibits that rotate throughout the year, as well as year-round galleries covering various interests such as health, the environment, robotics and space. 

There are two theatres, an IMAX theatre and the Margaret Zeidler Star Theatre planetarium with various programming, as well as an observatory, radio station and computer lab. Many of these are included with general admission, with the exception of the IMAX theatre and some of the rotating events. 

The science centre also organizes special events throughout the year, including adults-only nights. For details on upcoming events and exhibits, visit their website.

Admission rates are $16.95 per adult, $14.95 per senior or youth with valid photo I.D. and $12.95 for children aged 3 to 12. Combo packages can be added to include an IMAX movie, and group discounts are available by contacting the science centre directly. Feature exhibitions are generally extra, but more information on admission prices can be found on their website.

The programs throughout the building are designed to complement the Alberta curriculum so that students' learning while at the science centre can be applied to classroom projects or activities.
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Getting Around
Downtown Edmonton is a 10-minute drive from the World of Science, while the Yellowhead Highway is a 5-minute drive away, and the West Edmonton Mall is also a 10-minute drive away. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 30-minute drive south of the World of Science.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit is available from many of the below-mentioned hotels, however, a walking time of more than 10 minutes applies from many in order to reach the nearest bus stop, or to reach the science centre itself. 

Single-ride adult fares are $3.20 and an unlimited-use day pass for one adult and up to four children can be purchased for $9. More fare information and a trip planner can be found on the Edmonton Transit Services website.
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Dining
There is an on-site cafe serving up fast food and sandwich items, as well as a concession outside the IMAX theatre selling popcorn and snacks.
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Parking
Parking at the World of Science is free for visitors.
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