Edmonton has a good selection of highly-rated hotels, and many seem to be quite reasonably priced when compared to other cities in Canada. My picks are hotels that offer good value for the dollar, while comparing amenities and customer satisfaction.
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Editor's Top 10 Picks

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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
The Days Inn Edmonton South is my pick for best budget option in Edmonton. This hotel is well-reviewed online and has some of the lowest room rates for Edmonton. Guest rooms are clean and spacious, and well-equipped with large flat screen TVs, desks with ergonomic chairs, mini-fridges and microwaves.

The hotel offers free amenities that help guests save on costs including a continental breakfast, Wi-Fi, local calls and parking. Guests enjoyed the staff of this hotel and said they were given excellent customer service. The dining and entertainment area of Whyte Avenue is located about a 10-minute walk from the hotel.

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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
The Varscona Hotel on Whyte is my pick for excellent value in the middle price range. This hotel is well-liked for its proximity to boutique shopping, clubs, restaurants and theatres, all within walking distance of the hotel. It's also very handy to the University of Alberta. It offers great value to guests through its recently renovated rooms with cherry wood finishes, comfortable pillow top mattresses with triple sheeting, and 40" mounted flat screen TVs. All guests will also enjoy complimentary Keurig coffee and tea service, mini-fridges and plush towels and spa bathrobes in their rooms.

Guests are treated to a wine and cheese reception in the afternoons and a delicious free breakfast offering healthy choices. Valet and self-park options are complimentary, as well as local and calling card calls. Guests online boast of fast free Wi-Fi at the hotel (which downloads up to 100 megabytes per second), adding pleasure as well as value to your stay.

Business guests can avail themselves of the 24-hr business centre and meeting space which can accommodate up to 120 persons. A large desk and ergonomic chair accommodates those needing to get caught up on some work. And a fitness centre is also on site for guests who want to get in a work out during their travels.
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Book from ~$92 CAD
Popular & comfortable south Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, free breakfast & free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, newspapers
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and found their beds to be comfortable
  • Many guests complimented the food quality at the free buffet breakfast
  • Several guests recommended this property to others
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing nearby restaurants, highways and airport
Cons
  • Several reviewers complained about being disturbed in their rooms by noise
  • A couple of guests had concerns about their guest room doors not closing properly
The Hampton Inn Edmonton South is my pick for consistent good service and value near the airport and South Edmonton Common shopping centre. Its room prices will not drain your bank account plus it offers free amenities which help to save on travel expenses, a well-liked and hearty free breakfast with hot choices, free parking and free Wi-Fi.

The rooms are well-maintained, clean and spacious with comfortable beds, flat screen televisions and work desks with ergonomic chairs. There’s a decent-sized fitness room with modern equipment and an inviting indoor pool and hot tub to enjoy some relaxation and keep the kids busy for the evening. Business travellers will appreciate the business centre on site and meeting space area.

There are good restaurants nearby, a few minutes’ drive away and although this hotel is a little farther from downtown and West Edmonton Mall, both an 18 minute drive, it has good highway access. It is also reasonably close to the Edmonton airport in Nisku, about 12 minutes and conveniently close to South Edmonton Common for shopping excursions, a 4-minute drive.
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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 ~$137 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 ~$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

Tips For Staying In Edmonton

Choosing A Hotel in Edmonton

Quick Summary of Most Popular Areas
Downtown Edmonton: really and truly the area you want to be when visiting Edmonton
Edmonton Airport: Under 5km from the downtown core, the airport is very easy to get to from the city


What Edmonton is all about
Edmonton is perhaps most famously known for West Edmonton Mall, which is said to be the largest mall in North America. So, if you are one to avoid large crowds and commercialization on a grand scale then you'll hate it there. However, it is a spectacle that really should be seen for first-time visitors. Finding a hotel in downtown Edmonton is a wise choice as it is the hub of activity for many world-class festivals. In fact, Edmonton has been given the nickname of 'Festival City' due to all of the activity.

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Geography of Edmonton
Edmonton is located right in the centre of the province of Alberta. Many different districts make up the city, however the most popular area to be and stay is definitely downtown. Interestingly enough, even though Edmonton is only 300km away from the Canadian Rockies, you cannot see any of the mountains in the skyline when looking west (even from the top of the tallest building).


Surrounding Area
In terms of the surrounding area, Edmonton is not overly close to many other big cities or tourist hot spots. To give you an idea Red Deer is roughly 150km south, Calgary nearly 300km south and beautiful Banff is over 400km southwest of Edmonton.

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