Editor's Top 12 Picks

Editor's Picks
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$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$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$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$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$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$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$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$86 
Good value south Edmonton motel with free breakfast, saltwater pool and waterslide

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable said guests
  • Wi-Fi rated very good overall by guests
  • Location was convenient to highways, restaurants and shopping
  • Guests really liked the staff and found them helpful
  • Breakfast was good quality and satisfying overall
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
  • Indoor pool and waterslide clean and fun for the kids
Cons
  • Some guests missed hot items and low carb options at the free breakfast
  • Some felt the hotel needed to upgrade its bed and bathroom linens
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Book from ~C$88 
Highly praised West Edmonton hotel with indoor pool, kitchenettes and free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, parking, guest laundry
  • Rooms were very clean and spacious with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and shopping, and an easy drive to West Edmonton Mall
  • Staff were very friendly, welcoming and quick to help
  • Many said they would return
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Some guests found the underground parking a little tight
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Book from ~C$108 
Highly praised West Edmonton hotel with indoor pool and free: hot breakfast and parking 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were clean, quiet and nicely decorated with comfy beds
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and shopping, and an easy drive to West Edmonton Mall
  • Staff were excellent- greeting guests warmly, accommodating and helpful
  • Many said they would return
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
Cons
  • Some guests had difficulty finding the entrance
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Book from ~C$87 
Popular South Edmonton hotel near Anthony Henday Drive with indoor pool, free hot breakfast  

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, lobby coffee, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and quiet with comfortable beds
  • Location was right off the highway with easy access to restaurants, shopping and the airport
  • Staff were efficient, service-oriented and super friendly
  • Guests praised the free and plentiful breakfast for variety
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • Some found the elevator slow

6 Other Hotels Close to University of Alberta

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$125 
Popular Edmonton hotel near university & restaurants with kitchenette suites & free Wi-Fi
Location
Across the street from the Timms Centre for the Arts, Campus Tower is nestled among campus buildings.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Parking is $17 per day
  • Several guests found the rates expensive
  • Some found the hotel dated in parts
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Book from ~C$91 
At University of Alberta, great staff, clean rooms, wired Internet only, no AC
Location
This hotel on the south section of campus operates as a dormitory from August through May, but rooms are available during the summer months.
Pros
  • Free wired Internet, free continental breakfast
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their friendly and knowledgeable service
  • Many guests praised the hotel's proximity to the university, restaurants and public transit
  • Some reviewers were pleased with their clean and quiet accommodations
Cons
  • Some guests complained about the lack of air conditioning and Wi-Fi (only wired Internet is available in rooms)
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Book from ~C$144 
Highly praised Edmonton hotel on Whyte Avenue with popular free hot breakfast & wine tasting 
Location
Centrally located on popular Whyte Avenue, the Meterra Hotel is a 4-minute drive from campus.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of routes are available within a 1-minute walk of the hotel travelling to the University Transit Centre for a travel time of approximately 10 minutes.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Whyte Avenue was noisy due to clubs and traffic
  • Some found valet parking limited and self-parking inconvenient
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Book from ~C$165 
Well loved downtown Edmonton aparthotel on Jasper Ave with full kitchens & fast free Wi-Fi 
Location
In downtown Edmonton, the Canterra Suites are a 7-minute drive from U of A.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Corona Station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel, where guests can catch the #501 Light Rail Transit directly to University Station. Total travel time is approximately 17 minutes.
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$57 
Older but clean budget hotel in downtown Edmonton near Rogers Place with free Wi-Fi 
Location
Just off of Jasper Avenue in downtown Edmonton, this Days Inn is an approximate 8-minute drive from U of A.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Corona Station is a 2-minute walk from the hotel, where guests can take the #501 LRT to University Station for a travel time of approximately 15 minutes.
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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7-min. drive from downtown, free breakfast and free but limited parking
Location
A more homey atmosphere can be found at the Glenora B&B in downtown Edmonton, which is an approximate 8-minute drive from the university.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus route #5 is a 1-minute walk from the hotel travelling to Corona Station where guests can catch the LRT directly to University Station. Total travel time is approximately 25 minutes.
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer
  • Dated decor was reported by a few lodgers

Tips For Staying Near University of Alberta

Location
The University of Alberta is comprised of four campuses throughout Edmonton as well as the Augustana Campus in Camrose, and the Calgary Centre staffing and recruitment centre.

The North Campus is the main campus and spans 50 city blocks in South Central Edmonton. The South Campus is a 5-minute drive from the university's main campus. Also in Edmonton are Campus Saint-Jean, a 9-minute drive east and Enterprise Square, a 6-minute drive north.
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Getting Around
Since the main campus is so large, the University of Alberta has provided interactive maps in order to easily navigate. 

Walking from the bottom of the south end of campus to the top of the north campus takes approximately 25 minutes and walking east-west across campus will take about 15 minutes.

A virtual tour is available online, and prospective students can schedule a campus tour by booking online. A downloadable self-guided tour map is also available for those looking to explore on their own.
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Getting Around: Driving
The Yellowhead Trail Highway 16 can be reached in a 12-minute drive, and the Queen Elizabeth Highway is a 16-minute drive south. The Edmonton International Airport (YEG) is an approximate 30-minute drive away.
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Parking
A wide range of visitor parking is available throughout the sprawling campus. Hourly rates start at $4.50 and reach a daily maximum of $15. For more detailed visitor parking information, and a map of parking lots visit the parking services website.

Information on student and faculty permits is also available on the website, with student or staff login.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
The Edmonton Transit System, or ETS, operates light rail transit stations at the university, with the Health Sciences Centre Station, as well as University Station, serviced by LRT route #501. A number of bus routes are also available around campus and 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 the age of 12.

Eligible U of A students can purchase a heavily discounted U-Pass allowing them unlimited rides on the Edmonton Transit System. More information on the U-Pass can be found on their website.
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Entertainment
There are 29 museums on campus, used for both teaching and public viewing, as well as the Fine Arts Building (FAB) Gallery, Department of Music events, Horowitz Theatre, The Timms Centre for the Arts located on campus, as well as the Augustana Theatre Centre. 

Varsity teams, the Golden Bears and the Pandas, play regular games throughout the year. Check their website for upcoming games and events.
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