The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Edmonton, Canada

Explore the glorious gateway to the north of Canada and beyond in Edmonton
Explore the glorious gateway to the north of Canada and beyond in Edmonton | © Felix Choo / Alamy Stock Photo
Rachel Mills

As the capital of Alberta and the second-largest city in the province, Edmonton is the gateway to the north of Canada – not to mention the home of the largest shopping mall in North America. In the long days of summer – up to 18 hours a day – the city hosts internationally famous festivals. Or, visit in winter to ski or snowboard at the nearby resorts. Fort Edmonton Park is a living history museum, and a little further afield, Elk Island National Park makes a great day trip. For a wallet-friendly stay, here are the best cheap hotels in Edmonton – bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Radisson Hotel Edmonton South


The bar area at the Radisson Hotel Edmonton South
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Just 15 minutes from Edmonton International Airport, this 235-room Radisson is pretty fancy for an affordable hotel. Like to work up a sweat? Head to the fitness center, indoor track and racquetball court before relaxing in the indoor saltwater pool. There’s a pub on-site – but for something a little fancier, book a table for Sunday brunch on Eggs Benedict in the Atrium Restaurant. Sunshine-yellow, pet-friendly rooms are available in a variety of types – including those with hot tubs.

2. Chateau Nova Yellowhead


A double room at the Chateau Nova Yellowhead
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Out in industrial northwest Edmonton, Chateau Nova Yellowhead is convenient for visiting the Telus World of Science. Space to spread out in rooms with green or red themes, there’s also a comfy drinks lounge with a small bites menu. If all that sightseeing has you wiped out, the Bonaventure Restaurant delivers breakfast, lunch and dinner to your room. Although, if you visit mid-week, don’t miss out on Wing Wednesday – offering up ice-cold craft beer and half-price wings.

3. Crash Hotel Downtown Edmonton


A double room at Crash Hotel Downtown Edmonton
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Close to the newly developed Ice District and opposite the entrance to the Rogers Place Arena – home to hockey, basketball and live music – this hotel appeals to those who love downtown’s hipster coffee joints and craft beer breweries. Crash Hotel will charm you with a vintage-style lobby dive bar, an on-site liquor store with imported and local beers and industrial-style rooms decorated with cool street art.

4. Element Edmonton West

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A pool area at the Element Edmonton West
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Kids – and kids at heart – will love that this hotel is steps from the second-largest mall in North America, complete with a huge waterpark. Light, open-plan Scandi-style communal spaces and contemporary rooms with large windows and kitchenettes soothe with soft greys and natural wood. Multiple food outlets include all-American breakfast fare – think waffles and bagels – and a gourmet pantry for posh snacks. William Hawrelak Park is an easy 15-minute drive away with a heady combination of walking trails, paddle boats and a boathouse.

5. Ramada by Wyndham Edmonton South


A family suite at the Ramada by Wyndham Edmonton South
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Unfussy pet-friendly rooms in this mid-rise building are perfect for families, with extra beds and plenty of space to spread out – some even have balconies and hot tubs. Kids will love the arcade games downstairs while the lobby is a bit more soothing for parents with sink-into sofas set by a cozy fireplace. Hit the gym to keep your energy up before taking the family – and the pet – for a walk in the neighborhood’s multiple green spaces.

6. Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South


A lounge area of the Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton South
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This hulk of a hotel on the south side of Edmonton will relax you – and insomniacs – with a 24-hour fitness center and a cute indoor pool. Spacious guest rooms feel cozy with stripes and plaid – suites add living room areas with pull-out couches, fireplaces and hot tubs. There’s also a heated underground car park, which comes into its own in the harsh winter months. Don’t miss the casual, wood-clad Scottish-inspired Duke of Argyll Pub that serves food late and screens all the big games.

7. Argyll Plaza Hotel


A family suite of the Argyll Plaza Hotel
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Part of the Argyll Plaza and connected to Argyll Ice Arena – hello, hockey games – this one-of-a-kind hotel has a retro feel with cool tiled hallways. Vast rooms include doubles and those with added kitchens feel homey with a rich berry color scheme and adjoining rooms for families. Stay relaxed with a session in the sauna – it’s not far to nip across to the plaza for numerous restaurants, take-outs, liquor stores and Union Hall, a bijou live music venue.

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