Edmonton has a good selection of highly-rated hotels, and many seem to be quite reasonably priced when compared to other cities in Canada. Our 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 ~$63 CAD
Popular south Edmonton hotel near Whyte Ave with free breakfast and free parking
This well-liked hotel is a good budget option. It offers a clean and spacious room featuring a large flat screen TV along with a mini-fridge and microwave in the Strathcona area, about 12 minutes south of the city centre. Although the area immediately surrounding the hotel is commercial and a little industrial looking, it offers easy highway access along Gateway Blvd and is an easy walk to nearby restaurants and the Whyte Avenue dining and entertainment zone. The hotel offers free amenities that help guests save on costs including a continental breakfast, very good Wi-Fi, local calls and plenty of outdoor parking. Guests are also treated to all day free coffee and a Wednesday night wine and cheese social.
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 ~$121 CAD
Highly praised south Edmonton hotel with restaurant and free: hot breakfast & valet parking  
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. 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.
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 ~$79 CAD
Highly praised south Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, free hot breakfast and free parking 
This hotel offers a very pleasant stay and good value near to 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 very good free Wi-Fi. Guests like this location finding easy access to most of the city with Anthony Henday drive so close by. There are restaurants also a short walk away in neighbouring hotels.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean, quiet and well equipped
  • Location was convenient to the highway, restaurants, shopping and the airport
  • Staff were superb-- kind, accommodating and hospitable
  • Breakfast was well liked with a good selection
  • Good value at this hotel, according to guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by guests
Cons
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise from within the hotel
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Book from ~$146 CAD
Well loved downtown Edmonton aparthotel on Jasper Ave with full kitchens & fast free Wi-Fi 
This is a well loved gem right on popular Jasper Avenue an easy walk to restaurants, shops and transit. Guests loved just about everything here--price, location and well cleaned and decorated apartments with all the conveniences of home.
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 ~$74 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 ~$159 CAD
Comfortable hotel in downtown Edmonton with well-liked dining, river views and location
This hotel offers a clean and comfortable room in a well-liked location on the quiet end of Jasper Avenue, near the Shaw Conference Centre and light rail transit. Guests enjoy the meals and breakfasts on site, along with great river views from the restaurant and patio. Some of the rooms on higher floors boast great views and the corner rooms are larger. All come with a mini-fridge. Staff try their best to accommodate but sound unbending on early and late check-in. Depending on the price, it can be a good place to stay in Edmonton, although rooms are a tad dated and some of them are on the small side.
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 ~$110 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 ~$137 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 ~$105 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 ~$125 CAD
Highly praised downtown Edmonton hotel with modern decor, restaurant and many freebies
The Matrix is a stylish and comfortable hotel enjoyed by a lot of guests for its downtown location near to Jasper Avenue and Rogers Place and good public transit access. Rooms are modern, very clean and well appointed and the hotel offers lots of free perks including parking, a well-liked hot breakfast, plus wine and cheese receptions most evenings. A free area shuttle and loaner bikes add mobility options for guests.
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

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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