Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$87 
Comfortable hotel in downtown Edmonton with well-liked dining, river views and location
Even though its a bit set back from the street and addressed at One Thorton Court, the Courtyard Edmonton is essentially right on Jasper Avenue. It's down toward the eastern edge of Jasper Avenue, and next to the Shaw Conference Centre. It has reliable and free Wi-Fi, nice views of either the city or river valley, an on-site restaurant and a fitness centre. 
  • 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
  • Underground valet parking and outdoor 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 ~C$148 
Historic luxury downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, restaurants & pet-friendly rooms
This hotel offers classic luxury a few minute's walk from the dining and entertainment district of Jasper Avenue. It also has its own great dining on site, with summer patio dining offering stunning garden and river valley views. It's perfect for a special occasion with well kept and nicely appointed rooms and grand public spaces.
  • Free amenities: newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Location was excellent—an easy walk to restaurants and downtown attractions
  • Staff did a good job and were friendly
  • Guests often enjoyed the dining and room service
  • Guests loved the river valley views from their rooms and the restaurant
  • Wi-Fi $14.65 per 24 hrs for non-Club members
  • Self-parking is $35 and valet parking is $45 per night
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer from the hallways, nearby rooms and traffic
  • Some found the hotel, dining and parking expensive
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Book from ~C$126 
Elegant boutique hotel in downtown Edmonton, highly praised for its dining and location
If you've saved up for a more memorable experience, this four star boutique hotel offers designer guest rooms at affordable prices (on the days we compared). All guests are treated to: free Wi-Fi, a free full a la carte breakfast, and free wine and cheese samplers each evening. All guest rooms have goose down bedding, fleece robes, fireplaces, flat screen TVs, ipod docking stations, in-room safes and Keurig coffee brewers. Madison Grill is an award-winning restaurant on site and guest reviewers give the restaurant, hotel and staff top marks for service and quality.
  • 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
  • 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 ~C$94 
Popular downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free area shuttle
Newly renovated with a well-liked restaurant of its own, this hotel is only a 2-minute walk from great restaurants, pubs and cafes on Jasper Avenue.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, downtown shuttle, local calls, PressReader
  • Rooms were clean and well appointed with comfortable beds
  • Location was downtown in walking distance of restaurants, transit and shopping
  • Staff were friendly and knowledgeable
  • Guests enjoyed meals on site
  • Many found good value at this hotel
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • Parking costs $20.95 per night
  • Some missed having snack-type vending machines on site
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Book from ~C$174 
Well loved downtown Edmonton aparthotel on Jasper Ave with full kitchens & fast free Wi-Fi 
Canterra Suites offers very clean apartments with full kitchens and separate bedrooms which many guests really enjoy for a stay right downtown on Jasper Avenue. Besides being surrounded by restaurants, there is a supermarket next door which makes dining in and even entertaining a breeze. Some have enjoyed taking the nearby High Level Streetcar over the bridge for a day trip to Old Strathcona. For guests with furry family members, or those who like to bike or run, the river valley trails along Victoria Park are a pleasant 10-minute walk away. Secure heated underground parking is another bonus.
  • 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
  • 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 ~C$127 
Highly praised downtown Edmonton hotel with modern decor, restaurant and many freebies
The Matrix offers well-appointed rooms a 4-minute walk from Jasper Avenue's dining and entertainment. Guests love the many freebies offered at this hotel including excellent Wi-Fi, a popular breakfast, parking, loaner bikes, an area shuttle and maybe best of all, wine and cheese receptions. 
  • 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
  • Some guests had difficulty regulating their room temperature
  • A few guests did not like the room with the bathroom door facing the bed
  • A few guests complained of noise from within the hotel
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Book from ~C$132 
Popular Edmonton hotel near Kingsway Mall with on-site dining and pool with waterslide

  • 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 amenable and helpful with requests
  • Guests highly approved of the dining on site
  • Fun pool and great to have a Timmies on site!
  • 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 ~C$128 
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
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Book from ~C$74 
Popular south Edmonton hotel near Whyte Ave with free breakfast and free parking

  • 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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Book from ~C$99 
Well-liked northwest Edmonton hotel with restaurant and kitchenette and hot tub suites

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was handy to Kingsway Mall, Royal Alexandra hospital, downtown, VIA rail and Commonwealth Stadium
  • Staff were attentive and accommodating
  • Guests often enjoyed the food on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
  • There was the odd complaint of noise disturbance

3 Other Hotels Close to Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

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Book from ~C$123 
Comfortable downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool but extra Wi-Fi and parking fees
Surrounded by historic buildings and across the street from the Edmonton Public Library, the Westin Edmonton is just a 1-minute walk from the corner of Jasper Avenue and 100th Street. 
  • Pets stay for free
  • Executive rooms and suites include free shoe shine service, free wireless Internet, free local calls, and free long-distance calls in North America
  • Many guests complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • A few reviewers complimented the views from their guest rooms
  • Many guests found this hotel conveniently located for accessing downtown attractions on foot
  • Many reviewers described their rooms as clean and their beds as comfortable
  • Wi-Fi costs $9.95 or $12.95 per 24 hours
  • Self-parking costs $29 and valet parking costs $35 per night
  • A couple of guests were disturbed by noise in their rooms
  • Many guests were displeased with the extra fees charged
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Book from ~C$85 
Well-liked downtown Edmonton hotel near Jasper Ave with indoor pool & free hot breakfast 
Surrounded by office buildings and parking lots, this Holiday Inn Express is just a 2-minute walk from the corner of 104 Street and Jasper Avenue.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, local calls, coffee station, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with very comfortable beds
  • Location was downtown, an easy walk to transit, restaurants, shops and Rogers Place
  • Staff were friendly and helpful with directions and suggestions
  • Free breakfast was well liked with a good selection
  • Parking is $14 per day
  • Some found the Wi-Fi intermittent
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Book from ~C$102 
Recently renovated downtown Edmonton hotel near Rogers Place with restaurant
Situated inside the Edmonton Centre Mall, this Delta hotel is easily accessible to the rest of downtown via the pedway system. Jasper Avenue, at the corner of 102 Street, is an 8-minute walk away.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, bottled water, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and spacious with very comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and shopping, and Rogers Place arena.
  • Staff were caring, efficient and helpful
  • Restaurant was well liked for their breakfast and reasonable prices
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • Self-parking is $32 and valet parking is $42 per day
  • Some rooms faced the mall and provided no natural light
  • Some guests found long walks to room from the elevator

Tips For Staying Near Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

Downtown Edmonton's main thoroughfare, Jasper Avenue, is home to a number of restaurants, shops, office buildings and attractions, with the main focus of retail and entertainment districts being west of 97 Street, in the Jasper West Area. 

The Warehouse District can also be found just off of Jasper Avenue and between 104 Street, comprised of numerous redeveloped warehouses into lofts and boutique shops.

The street has been undergoing a dramatic transformation in the form of construction and upgrades, including wider pedestrian-friendly sidewalks and decorative streetscapes. 
Getting Around
The downtown core is connected via an extensive climate-controlled, above- and below-ground pedway system that links many of the downtown buildings and LRT Stations.

The LRT runs underneath Jasper Avenue from 99 to 110 Streets and the street itself is a major transportation hub serving buses from all around the city. A single-ride adult fare on the ETS (Edmonton transit) is $3.25, and a family day pass can be purchased for one adult and up to four children for $9.50 More fare and route information can be found on the ETS website.

Edmonton's Downtown Business Association (DBA) has compiled a guide to downtown, including a list of restaurants, festivals and attractions. The e-magazine guide is available on their website and includes a map on page 28 detailing pedway locations and routes, bus and LRT stops, as well as parkade locations.

Free downtown walking tours are organized throughout the summer months (June through August) by the Edmonton Core Crew, with narrated descriptions of historic buildings in the downtown core, as well as other landmarks and architecture. Tours start at 1 pm on most weekdays, and at 2:30 pm on Thursdays. Larger groups can arrange for a private tour separately. More information on the Core Crew and prizes available to walk participants can be found on the DBA website.

The nearest highways are over a 10-minute drive away. The Yellowhead Trail Highway is just north of the city, while Whitemud Drive NW is just south. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 30-minute drive south of the city.
A number of public street festivals take place in downtown Edmonton throughout the year, featuring the Pride Parade, Cari-West (The Edmonton Caribbean Festival), Taste of Edmonton, and the Edmonton Street Performers Festival, just to name a few. For a detailed list of events and dates, visit the Downtown Business Association's website.

Facilities that have resulted in many calling Jasper West the Arts Disctrict include the Citadel Theatre at 99 and 101A Streets, as well as the Shaw Conference Centre and the sheer number of boutique shops along Jasper Avenue and surrounding streets.
Just off of Jasper Avenue, on 104 Street, is the seasonal City Market, filled with fresh fruits, vegetables, flowers, arts and crafts and much more. During the summer, the farmers market is outdoors along 104 Street, and in the winter (October to May) the market moves indoors to the Edmonton City Hall. More information on the market can be found on their website.

A number of shopping malls can be found in the downtown core, including the Edmonton City Centre Shopping Plaza on 102 Street, a 3-minute walk from Jasper Avenue.
With a number of high-end restaurants, cafes and pubs throughout the downtown core and Jasper West, finding a restaurant to suit any taste is not a hard task.

In March, some of Edmonton's finest restaurants and their chefs participate in Downtown Dining Week. More information on dining week is available on their website.
A number of resources are available to help guests find parking in and around downtown Edmonton. Canada Place Parkade is located directly off of Jasper Avenue, near the Arts District in the west, and other above- and below-ground lots are available at a fee. Rates vary by the lot and more information and maps can be found on the city's website.

Parking is also available at many of the below-mentioned hotels, although often for an extra fee.