Edmonton, AB Hotels
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Nicknamed “the festival city” and known as the Gateway to the North, Edmonton has a plethora of activities to indulge your senses. Whether you’re coming to Edmonton for business or pleasure, you'll find a wide range of options in accommodations for every budget and taste.

Hipmunk's Best Hotels in Edmonton, AB

Fantasyland Hotel
Fantasyland Hotel
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4.1
17700 87 Ave Nw, Edmonton
from $137
Travelodge Edmonton West
Travelodge Edmonton West
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3.6
18320 Stony Plain Rd Nw, Edmonton
from $58
Matrix Hotel
Matrix Hotel
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4.4
10640 100 Avenue NW, Edmonton
from $94
Campus Tower Suite Hotel
Campus Tower Suite Hotel
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4.3
11145 87 Ave NW, Edmonton
from $100
Delta Hotels by Marriott Edmonton Centre Suites
from $71
Metterra Hotel on Whyte
Metterra Hotel on Whyte
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4.3
10454 82 Avenue, Edmonton
from $121
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
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4.1
4440 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
from $68
Best Western Cedar Park Inn
Best Western Cedar Park Inn
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3.4
5116 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton
from $50
Best Western Plus Westwood Inn
Best Western Plus Westwood Inn
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3.3
18035 Stony Plain Rd Nw, Edmonton
from $61
Days Inn Edmonton South
Days Inn Edmonton South
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4.1
10333 University Ave, Edmonton
from $75
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From budget hotels like the Best Western or Holiday Inn to luxurious comfort like the Fairmont Macdonald or Westin to creative local options like Airbnb, you’ll find plenty of great deals, which will help you save your money for shopping at North America’s biggest mall or visiting the world’s second largest indoor waterpark.

Save Money by Booking Outside of Peak Summer Months

Like many North American cities, the most expensive time to visit Edmonton is in July and August, the months when children are out of school, the weather is hot and the city comes alive with numerous festivals. If you’re looking for Edmonton hotel deals in warm weather, consider booking in the months of June and September, which offer nice weather without the crowds or the prices. Travellers visiting Edmonton outside of the peak summer months will enjoy hefty savings at budget and luxury hotels alike. This can be a great time to stay in downtown Edmonton near all the action or in  a themed room at the Fantasyland Hotel. Just watch out for conventions or other big events that can happen throughout the year.

Going to Edmonton for Business

If you’re going to Edmonton for work, you’ll want to stay in a nice hotel that has the amenities you need. In terms of location, the best areas to stay are the south and downtown, which have better access to public transportation and sightseeing. Booking a week in advance is typically when you’ll find the best deals, though the biggest bump in prices will be during July and August.

For budget hotel options, opt for the south. One of the most popular budget business hotels is the Best Western Plus, which is one of Edmonton’s hotels with pools and a complimentary full-breakfast. Another great option is the Holiday Inn Express, which offers free Wi-Fi, hot breakfast and an indoor heated pool. If you’re looking for more of an apartment-style hotel, check out Campus Tower Suite Hotel, which is situated near the University of Alberta with easy access to downtown. Other options are Days Inn Edmonton South and Hampton Inn South.

While you won’t find budget hotels in the city center, there are plenty of mid-range and luxury hotels. For starters, Metterra Hotel on Whyte is a beautiful contemporary hotel right in the middle of Edmonton’s trendiest area. For a small boutique feel, head to the Matrix Hotel, which is located between the business and financial districts of the city. For historic luxury, book yourself in at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, which has overlooked the North Saskatchewan River since 1915. Another luxurious option is the Westin - a 4-star hotel connected to the Shaw Conference Center. 

Save More Money and Get Creative with Airbnb

If hotels are a little too expensive for your budget or you’re just looking to get creative, consider renting a room or an entire apartment from a local. A clean and comfortable room close to downtown can be had for as little as $50, whereas an entire apartment starts around $75. Similar pricing presents itself in the south if you want to be close to the University of Alberta or Whyte Ave. While Airbnb certainly differs from city to city, it’s certainly cheaper than a hotel in Edmonton and sometimes as low as half the price. Some popular options have as many as 30 reviews, providing peace of mind as to the quality and location of the room. There’s certainly an Airbnb option to appeal to most visitors.  

Budget Transportation Options from the Airport

Edmonton’s international airport is located more than 19 miles (30 Km) from city center, but there are many options for getting downtown. Due to the distance involved, there are no free hotel shuttles to Edmonton hotels, but there is public transportation that runs between the airport and Century Park seven days a week with free onboard Wi-Fi for just $5 per trip.  

Another option is the Sky Shuttle, a private shuttle bus that will take you to your hotel of choice for a cost of $18 per adult. This option is cheaper than a taxi, but you might be on the shuttle for a long time while it drops other passengers off along the way.

A pricier option is taxis, which have a flat rate of $55 to city center. A limo will run you $66. Expect to pay more if your hotel is further. Airport-approved taxis will be waiting outside of arrivals.

Lastly, you may want to consider renting a car. Edmonton’s airport has many car rental agencies including Alamo, Avis, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz and National. If visiting during the winter months, road conditions can be hazardous, and driving is not advisable unless you have experience driving on snow and ice.

If you’re simply too tired to make it into the city or just looking to sleep close by, the newly constructed Hotel Renaissance is one of Marriott’s premiere boutique hotels and is connected to the airport via a heated bridge. There are also a number of budget hotels nearby that offer free shuttles from the airport.

Visit North America’s Biggest Mall

North America’s biggest mall, West Edmonton Mall, which used to be the world’s biggest until 2004, is located in the west side of Edmonton. Undoubtedly the top attraction in the city, the mall has the world’s second largest indoor waterpark as well as an amusement park, aquarium, skating rink and over 800 stores. A unique and popular place to sleep within the mall is the Fantasyland Hotel, which features themed rooms like the Modern Polynesian, Hollywood Nights, Roman Luxury, African Luxury and Igloo.

If you’re looking for more of a cultured experience, another worthy attraction is Fort Edmonton Park, Canada’s largest living history museum.

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