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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Book from ~$110 CAD
Highly praised south Edmonton hotel with well-appointed rooms, free breakfast & free parking
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 ~$170 CAD
Well loved and hospitable south Edmonton hotel offering luxury amenities at good value
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 ~$94 CAD
Popular & comfortable south Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, free breakfast & free parking
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 ~$111 CAD
Good value south Edmonton motel with free breakfast, saltwater pool and waterslide
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Book from ~$133 CAD
Comfortable hotel in downtown Edmonton with well-liked dining, river views and location
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Book from ~$140 CAD
Well-liked and pet-friendly west Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, waterslide & restaurant
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Elegant boutique hotel in downtown Edmonton, highly praised for its dining and location
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Book from ~$155 CAD
Popular Edmonton hotel near Kingsway Mall with on-site dining and pool with waterslide
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Book from ~$159 CAD
Clean but dated West Edmonton Mall hotel with theme rooms, suites, restaurant and lounge
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Book from ~$201 CAD
Highly praised downtown Edmonton hotel with modern decor, restaurant and many freebies

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.


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.