Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~C$85 
Comfortable hotel in downtown Edmonton with well-liked dining, river views and location

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$112 
Highly praised south Edmonton hotel with restaurant and free: hot breakfast & valet parking  

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$134 
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 ~C$103 
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 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

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$117 
Highly praised downtown Edmonton hotel with modern decor, restaurant and many freebies

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$137 
Historic luxury downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, restaurants & pet-friendly rooms

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$80 
Popular south Edmonton hotel near Whyte Ave with free breakfast and free parking

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$165 
Well loved downtown Edmonton aparthotel on Jasper Ave with full kitchens & fast free Wi-Fi 

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$90 
Well-liked northwest Edmonton hotel with restaurant and kitchenette and hot tub suites

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

3 Other Hotels Close to Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$134 
Well-liked downtown Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, day spa, restaurant and lounge 
Location
Situated in downtown Edmonton, the Westin is a 4-minute walk from the conference centre.
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$98 
Recently renovated downtown Edmonton hotel near Rogers Place with restaurant
Location
Located within the City Centre Shopping Mall, the Delta Edmonton is a 3-minute drive or 12-minute walk from the conference centre.
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$95 
Well-liked downtown Edmonton hotel near Jasper Ave with indoor pool & free hot breakfast 
Location
Centrally located, this Holiday Inn is a 3-minute drive or 13-minute walk from the conference centre.
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 Shaw Conference Centre Edmonton

Location
In the heart of downtown, this meeting, entertainment and convention centre overlooks the North Saskatchewan River, as well as the Louise McKinley Park, and is linked to many of downtown Edmonton's attractions through an indoor pedway system.
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Getting Around
There are four halls (labelled A through D) available at the conference centre, as well as 20 meeting rooms.
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Entertainment
A number of fairs, conferences, shows and events happen at the convention centre throughout the year and while there are facilities for private rentals, many events are open to the public.
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Getting Around: Driving
The closest highway, Wayne Gretzky Drive Northwest, is a 6-minute drive from the conference centre, while the Yellowhead Trail Highway (#16) is a 7-minute drive away. 

The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 30-minute drive from the conference centre in the town of Leduc.
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Parking
The Canada Place Parkade is attached to the Shaw Conference Centre via an underground pedway. It is accessible off of 97 St. NW, and rates start at $2.50 for each half hour on weekdays, with daily maximums and flat rates available.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of Edmonton Transit Services (ETS) bus routes service the conference centre and are available throughout Edmonton. The ETS website has a full list of route maps, as well as a trip planner.

Cash fares are $3.25 per ride, per adult, and an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $9.50 for one adult and up to four children under 12 years of age.
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Dining
Menus tailored to budget and taste can be created by a number of in-house chefs. More information on set menus, or inspiration can be found on their website.
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