Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$114 CAD
Good value south Edmonton motel with free breakfast, saltwater pool and waterslide
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable said guests
  • Wi-Fi rated very good overall by guests
  • Location was convenient to highways, restaurants and shopping
  • Guests really liked the staff and found them helpful
  • Breakfast was good quality and satisfying overall
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
  • Indoor pool and waterslide clean and fun for the kids
Cons
  • Some guests missed hot items and low carb options at the free breakfast
  • Some felt the hotel needed to upgrade its bed and bathroom linens
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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 ~$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
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Book from ~$166 CAD
Clean but dated West Edmonton Mall hotel with theme rooms, suites, restaurant and lounge
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, passes to Gold's Gym
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean and their beds as comfortable
  • Many guests found the location ideal for accessing mall attractions and restaurants
  • Staff were deemed helpful and accommodating by several guests
Cons
  • Many felt the hotel was old and tired and in need of a facelift
  • Many guests judged the rooms as overpriced
  • Several reviewers complained of noisy drunken neighbours
  • Some guests thought the theme rooms were tacky
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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 ~$120 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 ~$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 ~$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

7 Other Hotels Close to University of Alberta

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Book from ~$176 CAD
Popular Edmonton all-suite hotel near university with kitchenette suites and free Wi-Fi
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
Location
Across the street from the Timms Centre for the Arts, Campus Tower is nestled among campus buildings.
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Book from ~$123 CAD
At University of Alberta, great staff, clean rooms, wired Internet only, no AC
Pros
  • Free wired Internet, free continental breakfast
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and knowledgeable service
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to the university, restaurants and public transit
  • Some reviewers were pleased with their clean and quiet accommodations
Cons
  • Some guests complained about the lack of air conditioning and Wi-Fi (only wired Internet is available in rooms)
Location
This hotel on the south section of campus operates as a dormitory from August through May, but rooms are available during the summer months.
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Book from ~$212 CAD
Highly praised Edmonton hotel with jacuzzi suites, spa showers and well-liked freebies
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
Location
Centrally located on popular Whyte Avenue, the Meterra Hotel is a 4-minute drive from campus.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of routes are available within a 1-minute walk of the hotel travelling to the University Transit Centre for a travel time of approximately 10 minutes.
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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
Location
In downtown Edmonton, the Canterra Suites are a 7-minute drive from U of A.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Corona Station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, where guests can catch the #501 Light Rail Transit directly to University Station. Total travel time is approximately 17 minutes.
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Book from ~$106 CAD
Older downtown Edmonton hotel with a well-liked free hot breakfast and mixed reviews
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
Location
Centrally located in downtown Edmonton, the Comfort Inn is an approximate 9-minute drive from campus.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The Bay/Enterprise LRT station is an approximate 5-minute walk from the hotel, where guests can catch the #501 headed towards University Station. Total travel time is approximately 20 minutes.
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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
Just off of Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton, this Days Inn is an approximate 8-minute drive from U of A.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Corona Station is a 2-minute walk from the hotel, where guests can take the #501 LRT to University Station for a travel time of approximately 15 minutes.
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7-min. drive from downtown, free breakfast and free but limited parking
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
Location
A more homey atmosphere can be found at the Glenora B&B in downtown Edmonton, which is an approximate 8-minute drive from the university.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus route #5 is a 1-minute walk from the hotel travelling to Corona Station where guests can catch the LRT directly to University Station. Total travel time is approximately 25 minutes.

Tips For Staying Near University of Alberta

Location
Comprised of four campuses throughout Edmonton, the University of Alberta also has the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and the Calgary Centre staffing and recruitment centre.

Over 50 city blocks in South Central Edmonton, the North Campus is the main campus while the South Campus is a 5-minute drive away. Also in Edmonton are Campus Saint-Jean (9-minute drive east) and Enterprise Square (6-minute drive north).
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Getting Around
Since the main campus is so large, the University of Alberta has provided interactive maps in order to easily navigate. 

Walking from the bottom of the south end of campus to the top of the north campus takes approximately 25 minutes. Walking east-west across campus, most destinations will be reachable within a 15-minute walk.

A virtual tour is available online, and prospective students can schedule a campus tour by booking online. A downloadable self-guided tour map is also available for those looking to explore on their own.
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Getting Around: Driving
The Yellowhead Trail Highway 16 can be reached in a 12-minute drive, and the Queen Elizabeth Highway is a 16-minute drive south. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 30-minute drive away.

There are also two Hertz car rental lots available on campus for those looking to rent a car while visiting the school.
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Parking
A wide range of visitor parking is available throughout the sprawling campus. Hourly rates start at $1 for every 15 minutes, and go up to a daily maximum of $15. For more detailed visitor parking information, and a map of parking lots (view parking under the Quick Find tab), visit the parking services website.

Information on student and faculty permits is also available on the website, using their student or staff login.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
The Edmonton Transit System, or ETS, operates light rail transit stations at the university, with the Health Sciences Centre Station, as well as University Station, serviced by LRT route #501. A number of bus routes are also available around campus and 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.

Eligible U of A students can purchase a heavily discounted U-Pass allowing them unlimited rides on the Edmonton Transit System. More information on the U-Pass can be found on their website.
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Entertainment
There are 29 museums on campus, used for both teaching and public viewing, as well as the Fine Arts Building (FAB) Gallery, Department of Music events, Horowitz Theatre, The Timms Centre for the Arts located on campus, as well as the Augustana Theatre Centre

Varsity teams, the Golden Bears and the Pandas, play regular games throughout the year. Check their website for upcoming games and events.
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