Nicknamed “the festival city”, Edmonton has an array of activities to keep visitors entertained. Whether you’re in town for business, looking to experience West Edmonton Mall, enjoy one of the cities many festivals or watch the Edmonton Oilers NHL hockey team in action, you’re going to need a place to stay. Luckily, Edmonton has a plethora of hotels ranging from budget to luxury to just plain unique. Below is a list of the top 1o hotels to consider for your next trip to Edmonton.
Edmonton’s Top 10 Hotels
1. Fantasyland Hotel
Definitely the most unique hotel in Edmonton, the Fantasyland hotel boasts 120 themed rooms ranging the likes of Roman, Polynesian, Hollywood, Imperial, Arabian, African, Western, Victorian Coach, Canadian Rail, Truck, Waterpark and an Igloo. If these theme rooms aren’t enough to convince you, it’s also located inside North America’s biggest mall.
2. Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Edmonton’s most historic hotel is also the most luxurious. Overlooking the North Saskatchewan River Valley since 1915, this elegant hotel with top-notch service is bound to make you feel like a king or queen.
3. Metterra Hotel on Whyte
For a boutique contemporary feel with a touch of luxury, check out the Metterra Hotel. Located on Whyte Ave., Edmonton’s trendiest neighbourhood, you’ll be walking distance from many cafés, coffee shops, restaurants and pubs.
4. Matrix Hotel
Located in the heart of downtown Edmonton, this boutique hotel provides beautiful modern design, exceptional service and hip amenities such as free wine tasting and an executive breakfast buffet.
5. Best Western Plus South Edmonton
A popular hotel for good reason. Stylish, clean and comfortable with a saltwater pool and a waterslide. Located close to downtown, this hotel also offers easy access to the airport and the University of Alberta. Complimentary full breakfast provided.
6. River Cree Resort and Casino
The 4.5-star hotel was created by Marriott, which ensures a comfortable and luxurious stay. What makes this hotel different though is that it’s a hotbed for entertainment. Musicians, comedians, illusionists and a 62,000 square feet casino will keep you entertained throughout the week and the on-site restaurants and bars will keep your tummy full and spirits high.
7. Union Bank Inn
This boutique modern renaissance hotel has rave reviews and is situated right in the heart of downtown Edmonton. It’s located inside a historic building, which gives it the charm that visitors adore. Its modern features such as i-Pod docking stations and Keurig coffee brewers as well as complimentary wine & cheese samplers bring this historic building into modern times.
8. Canterra Suites
This apartment-style hotel will make it feel like a home-away-from-home. Located close to the city centre, each suite features separate bedrooms, full-kitchen, a living room and in-suite laundry. Perfect for groups or family.
9. Renaissance Hotel Edmonton Airport
This new swanky Marriott-owned hotel is connected by heated bridge to Edmonton’s International Airport, making it a quick and easy option when you first arrive. Nominated for a design award, each room comes with soundproof windows and access to a state-of-the-art fitness facility, swimming pool and whirlpool.
10. Hampton Inn & Suites Edmonton West
This award-winning family hotel is close to Edmonton’s premier entertainment complex, West Edmonton Mall, which provides fun and excitement for all ages. Enjoy comfortable and spacious rooms as well as free hot breakfast and internet access.
This article was written in conjunction with the #HipmunkCityLove project. As a paid writer for hipmunk, I have written extensively about the cities of Edmonton and Vancouver.