Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$90 
Well-liked northwest Edmonton hotel with restaurant and kitchenette and hot tub suites
Chateau Nova is a well-liked and accommodating hotel which is reasonably priced. Guests enjoyed the clean, quiet and comfortable rooms here and said that they were spacious and well-equipped with mini-fridges and comfortable beds. There is good dining on site. Wi-Fi and parking are included in the rate and the hospital can be reached by car in about 5-7 minutes. 
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • There was the odd complaint of noise disturbance
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Book from ~C$103 
Popular Edmonton hotel near Kingsway Mall with on-site dining and pool with waterslide
With only a 7-minute drive from the Royal Alexandra Hospital and reasonable prices, this clean and quiet hotel is a good choice for guests attending the hospital. There's breakfast, lunch and dinner available at their on-site restaurant, and they have a Tim Hortons on site that is open 24 hrs daily.
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 amenable and helpful with requests
  • 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 ~C$97 
Popular downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and free area shuttle
This good value hotel is only a 7-minute drive to the hospital. 
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Parking costs $20.95 per night
  • Some missed having snack-type vending machines on site
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Book from ~C$85 
Comfortable hotel in downtown Edmonton with well-liked dining, river views and location
Guests can reach the hospital in 8 minutes by car or taxi.
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
  • 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$137 
Historic luxury downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, restaurants & pet-friendly rooms
The Fairmont might work for a hospital stay if you are not worried about the cost. It offers a clean room, some with very beautiful views of the river valley and excellent dining on site with 24-hour room service. In-room movies and stocked mini-bars add some convenience along with valet parking. This hotel is an 8-minute drive away.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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$165 
Well loved downtown Edmonton aparthotel on Jasper Ave with full kitchens & fast free Wi-Fi 
This well-liked hotel offers very clean and comfortable lodging with full kitchens, separate bedrooms and even a washer and dryer in each apartment. Nearby restaurants and grocery stores add convenience as well as heated underground parking. Perhaps best of all, is the peaceful atmosphere and kind, considerate staff. It's only a 10-minute drive from the hospital.
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 ~C$117 
Highly praised downtown Edmonton hotel with modern decor, restaurant and many freebies
Guests can reach the hospital in 10 minutes by car from this hotel.
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 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$112 
Highly praised south Edmonton hotel with restaurant and free: hot breakfast & valet parking  
This hotel is an 16-minute drive from the Royal Alex.
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 ~C$80 
Popular south Edmonton hotel near Whyte Ave with free breakfast and free parking
This hotel is an 16-minute drive from the Edmonton hospital.
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 ~C$137 
Historic and seasonal Edmonton hotel in Fort Edmonton Park with restaurant and bar 
This hotel is a 24-minute drive from the hospital.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Some had difficulty finding the hotel and parking lot
  • Some found the restaurant overpriced

5 Other Hotels Close to Royal Alexandra Hospital

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Book from ~C$98 
Recently renovated downtown Edmonton hotel near Rogers Place with restaurant
Location
This hotel is a 9-minute drive or taxi trip from the hospital. It is possible to take public transit to the hospital in about 17 minutes or walk in 24 minutes.
Money-saving
Guests visiting the Royal Alexandra Hospital can take advantage of a medical rate that is based on availability and with a proof of appointment letter.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Book from ~C$134 
Well-liked downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, day spa, restaurant and lounge 
Location
This downtown hotel is an 8-minute drive or 15-minute transit ride from the hospital. Walking involves 28 minutes.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi in public areas, pet stays, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean and well appointed with very comfy beds
  • Location was handy to downtown restaurants, shopping, Rogers Place, Churchill Square, public transit and the River Valley Park
  • Staff were personable, accommodating and friendly
  • Guests really enjoyed the dining and buffet breakfasts on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good
Cons
  • Wi-Fi costs $9.95 or $12.95 per day
  • Self-parking is $33 and valet parking is $43 per night
  • Some found the meal or room prices expensive
  • Some said the hotel was a little dated
  • Some found underground parking limited
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Book from ~C$134 
Elegant boutique hotel in downtown Edmonton, highly praised for its dining and location
Location
Centrally located in downtown Edmonton, this hotel is an 8-minute drive from the hospital. It is about a 12-minute public transit ride or guests can walk there in 28 minutes. 
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 ~C$57 
Older but clean budget hotel in downtown Edmonton near Rogers Place with free Wi-Fi 
Location
It is a 10-minute drive to the hospital from this downtown hotel. Public transit will take 17 minutes and walking 29 minutes.
Money-saving
A hospital rate is available to guests of the Days Inn Downtown Edmonton. Rooms are based on availability and a letter of appointment may be required.
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were basic but clean with comfy beds
  • Staff were kind and very helpful
  • Location a plus, an easy walk to Rogers Place, transit and restaurants
Cons
  • Parking costs $15 per night
  • Dated decor according to guests
  • Some guests had difficulty accessing the Wi-Fi
  • Some missed having a mini-fridge and microwave in their room
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Book from ~C$95 
Well-liked downtown Edmonton hotel near Jasper Ave with indoor pool & free hot breakfast 
Location
Located in downtown Edmonton, this hotel is a 10-minute drive from the hospital. It takes 18 minutes by public transit to the hospital. Guests needing a healthy walk can reach the hospital in 31 minutes on foot.
Money-saving
Guests visiting nearby hospitals can take advantage of a medical rate offered by Holiday Inn. Rooms are based on availability and a letter of appointment may be required.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Parking is $14 per day
  • Some found the Wi-Fi intermittent

Tips For Staying Near Royal Alexandra Hospital

Location
Across from a park in central Edmonton, the Royal Alexandra Hospital, or Royal Alex, is one of Alberta's largest surgical facilities with a wide range of specialized women's, children's and geriatric services.
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Getting Around
The Yellowhead Highway 16 is a 10-minute drive north of the hospital, while Wayne Gretzy Drive NW is a 10-minute drive east. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 40-minute drive south and central Edmonton is about a 7-minute drive from the hospital.

Edmonton Transit System (ETS) operates both buses and light rail transit throughout the city. Single-ride fares are $3.25, but an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $9.25 which includes passage for 1 adult and up to 4 children under 12 travelling together. Fare and schedule information can be found on their website.
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Parking
There are six parking lots available, both surface lots and parkades surrounding the hospital. Rates start at $2 per half hour, with a daily maximum of $14.25 (or $2.25 per half hour and $16 per day at the Kingsway Lot). A Pay-On-Exit parkade is also available off 101 Street for those who may want to stay longer, while all other lots are pre-paid. For more information call 1-855-535-1100.
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Dining
There are a number of dining options on site, and several restaurants within a 10-minute walk of the hospital. A food kiosk is located on the main level and a food court on the basement level of the hospital. A Pizza Pizza, Tim Hortons and White Spot are all on site, as well as the cafeteria and a Healthy Trendz Cafe.
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Money-saving
A small handful of the hotels on this page offer a medical rate for guests visiting the Royal Alexandra Hospital. A letter of appointment may be required and all room rates are based on availability. To reserve a room at a medical rate, guests have to book directly through the hotel. Be sure to compare the medical rate offered with online rates to ensure the best rate, but also consider if your cheaper rate is cancellable.
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