We chose hotels that would provide the best experiences and best value for visitors to the Fort Edmonton Park.


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Historic and seasonal Edmonton hotel in Fort Edmonton Park with restaurant and bar 
If you are looking for a hotel that will enhance the experience of Fort Edmonton Park, look no further. This hotel is on site, has clean and very comfortable accommodations, is modern yet provides the ambiance and special finishes of the original Hotel Selkirk of 1929, and has staff that are pleasant and go out of their way to accommodate guests.

The  hotel's on-site restaurant, Johnson's Cafe, has received very good reviews online with many guests commenting favourably about the food and service.

There's views of the park (or the parking lot) say guests and no TVs in the room (in keeping with the sense of yesteryear), although the hotel does provide free Wi-Fi, and free parking. Perhaps best of all, this hotel offers a great room rate because the admission fees to the park are included in the rate!

The hotel and restaurant are open primarily  on a seasonal basis, but also for special occasions, and the restaurant is open year-round for Sunday Brunch.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Rooms were clean and basic
  • Location was well liked for being in Fort Edmonton Park, quiet and in scenic surroundings
  • Some found the staff friendly and accommodating
  • Guests enjoyed the meals on site
  • Guests loved roaming the park after hours
  • Wi-Fi was rated good
  • Some had difficulty finding the hotel and parking lot
  • Some found the restaurant overpriced
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Popular south Edmonton hotel near Whyte Ave with free breakfast and free parking
The smoke-free Days Inn is another hotel that provides good value to its guests with a lower price point for the room which includes free amenities such as fast Wi-Fi, ample parking and a well-liked hot breakfast.

This is a basic hotel with clean and comfortable accommodations that provides guests with a quiet and restful sleep. There's no restaurant on site, but guests have said that there are lots of places to eat nearby.

Online reviewers enjoyed the friendly staff here and the good customer service. The Days Inn enjoys a very high recommendation rate from online reviewers.
  • 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
  • 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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Highly praised south Edmonton hotel with restaurant and free: hot breakfast & valet parking  

  • 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
  • Occasionally guests complained of street noise

4 Other Hotels Close to Fort Edmonton Park

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Book from ~C$90 
Popular Edmonton hotel near university & restaurants with kitchenette suites & free Wi-Fi
Located near to theUniversity of Alberta, the Campus Tower Hotel is an 8-minute drive from the park.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus #4 is a 2-minute walk from the hotel and will take guests within a 5-minute walk of the park. Total travel time is approximately 23 minutes.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and comfortable
  • Kitchenettes were well stocked
  • Location was convenient to U of A campus and hospital, groceries, restaurants and public transit
  • Staff were courteous, helpful and accommodating
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • Parking is $17 per day
  • Several guests found the rates expensive
  • Some found the hotel dated in parts
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Clean but dated West Edmonton Mall hotel with theme rooms, suites, restaurant and lounge
On site at the West Edmonton Mall, the Fantasyland Hotel is a 10-minute drive from the park.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The best public transit option from this hotel is to catch the #106 bus about a 6-minute walk from the hotel at West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre which will drop you off at Fort Edmonton Park Road and Fox Drive (a 6-minute walk from the park). Total travel time is 24 minutes.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, passes to Gold's Gym
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was ideal for accessing mall attractions and restaurants
  • Staff were helpful and accommodating
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
  • 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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Highly praised Edmonton hotel on Whyte Avenue with popular free hot breakfast & wine tasting 
Centrally located on Whyte or 82 Avenue surrounded by shops and restaurants, this hotel is a 10-minute drive from Fort Edmonton.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The #4 bus can be caught 1 minutes' walk from the hotel to be dropped off at Fort Edmonton Park Road about a 10-minute walk from the park. Total travel time is 38 minutes.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot buffet breakfast, valet or self parking, wine tastings, all day beverages, bike rentals, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were modern, stylish, spacious and clean
  • Location was convenient to Whyte Avenue restaurants and shops and nearby trails
  • Staff were friendly, attentive and very helpful
  • Guests enjoyed the free breakfast and wine and cheese tastings
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • Whyte Avenue was noisy due to clubs and traffic
  • Some found valet parking limited and self-parking inconvenient
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7-min. drive from downtown, free breakfast and free but limited parking
The Glenora Inn is in a retail district about 6 minutes from the downtown core of edmonton. It's about a 14-minute drive from the park.
  • 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
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer
  • Dated decor was reported by a few lodgers

Tips For Staying Near Fort Edmonton Park

Fort Edmonton Park, located in the city of Edmonton, is Canada's largest living history museum that features over 75 original and rebuilt historical structures that go back as far as 1846 bringing alive the history of Edmonton from its fur trading post beginnings to a modern city. Costumed interpreters live the way of the past and interact with visitors as though they were the inhabitants of that place in that time period. The park represents four distinct time periods and proves to be a fun and educational experience.

Park entry tickets can be bought online and basic 2014 admission fees are $18.15 for adults and $13.55 for children up to age 17. There are family and senior rates as well as rates which include unlimited rides. For more admission information, please consult their website.

The park is primarily seasonal, open from May to September, with a limited yearly schedule including year-round Sunday Brunches at Hotel Selkirk plus special events (Thanksgiving Dinner, Christmas and New Year's, movies at the Capitol in March etc.). Visit their website for more event and schedule information.
Getting Around
The park is located right at the Highway 2 (a.k.a. Whitemud Drive) interchange and downtown Edmonton is an approximate 15-minute drive away. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is about a 22-minute drive south of the park.

The park itself is quite large, therefore a downloadable site map is available on their website, and the 1919 Baldwin Steam Train can be ridden around the park from area to area to get the most out of your visit.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The Edmonton Transit System offers public transit to the park on a seasonal basis. Fares are $3.20 per single adult ride or $9 for an unlimited-use day pass valid for one adult and up to four children.

The Fort Edmonton Park website also provides current information on how to get to the park via public transit.
The park has many dining choices on site.

Johnson's Cafe & Mahogany Bar serves full meals in the circa 1920 Hotel Selkirk. High tea is also served on Wednesday but reservations are required. During the off season, Johnson's Cafe is open only for Sunday Brunch and for special events.

The Jasper House on 1885 Street also serves traditional stew, soup or sandwiches and other fast food eateries, vending machines and concession stands can be found throughout the park.
There are many areas of interest throughout the park.

One highlight is the Capitol Theatre, a re-creation of Edmonton's 1929 original theatre which showcases actors and technicians from around Alberta.

Another attraction on site is the 1920's Midway Rides & Amusements.

On the historic streets representing four periods of history are:

the 1846 Hudson's Bay Fort (fur trading post),
the 1885 Street (livery stables, bakery, blacksmith, wheelwright, Kenneth McDonald House),
the 1905 Street (Henderson farm, Reeds Bazaar, Penny Arcade)
the 1920 Street (Hotel Selkirk, Capital Theatre, Thom Thumb Mini Golf, Ukrainian Bookstore).

Visitors will learn how Edmonton grew into a modern city from a fur trading post by an interactive walk through history.
Other Tips
For more information regarding available services for visitors plus parking information, please consult the park's website.