The Best Pet Friendly Hotels to Book in Edmonton, Canada

If you're looking for a weekend getaway with your furry friend, stay at the pet-friendly Fairmont Hotel
If you're looking for a weekend getaway with your furry friend, stay at the pet-friendly Fairmont Hotel | Courtesy of the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald / Booking.com
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19 November 2021
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As the capital of Alberta province, Edmonton has everything you and your four-legged companion could dream of – a bevy of dog-friendly hotels, open green parks and scenic walking trails on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Our selection of the best pet-friendly hotels in Edmonton, Canada, will help you choose the right option for you and your furry friends – bookable on Culture Trip.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, for fairytale architecture

The lobby area at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
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The turrets and spires of this palatial hotel rise from the bustle of downtown Edmonton are like something from the pages of a fairytale. The rooms are similarly dreamy – with classic marble bathrooms and access to a lounge with evening canapes and an honor bar. While your pup struts around like Disney’s Lady, you can enjoy the health club and fitness center or brush up on your photography skills with lessons on the hotel grounds.

Element Edmonton West, for spacious studios

A double room at the Element Edmonton West
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Pet-friendly hotels in Edmonton don’t get much better than this one, where even the entry-level rooms are studio apartments with their own kitchenettes and plenty of space for you and your fur babies. Nearby La Perle Park is a favorite among dog walkers – while wilderness areas within reach include the wetlands, boardwalks and nature trails of Lois Hole Centennial Provincial Park.

The Westin Edmonton, for city panoramas

An indoor pool flanked by loungers leads to a glass-walled gym area at the Westin Edmonton
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The sleek guest rooms at this downtown Edmonton hotel have a classic look – all dark wood and grey textiles. Your pooch will love looking out the large windows at the sweeping city views and taking zoomies around the deluxe suites’ large living areas. When they’re worn out, curl up together on the comfy leather corner sofas. An indoor pool and fitness studio allow you to keep on top of your own workout routine when you stay, too.

Varscona Hotel on Whyte, for green spaces indoors and out

A double room at the Varscona Hotel
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Leaf motifs adorn the walls and carpets of this earthy hotel – paying homage to the outdoorsy character of Edmonton. Not one but two pets are permitted per room, meaning your whole furry family can come along for the ride. Together, you will love exploring the city’s riverside green spaces – including Nellie McClung Park, a short walk from the hotel. If you still haven’t got your fitness fix, there’s a well-equipped gym back at the hotel.

Matrix Hotel, for urban pooches

A hotel suite at the Matrix Hotel, Edmonton, with a sofa, armchair, desk and fireplace
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Travelers with an eye for aesthetics will appreciate the sleek, contemporary design of this downtown hotel – with guest rooms decked out in voguish shades of grey and dark wood and bathrooms carved from granite. Ascend to the loft each morning for a feast-like breakfast-spread before heading out with your pets to enjoy Edmonton’s buzzing town center and the Alberta Legislature Grounds – an attractive city park packed with water fountains, just a short walk away.

Metterra Hotel on Whyte, for walk-out patios and riverside parks

A large lounge area with modern seating and wood-panelled wall at Metterra Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton
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Burgundy and ochre feature walls and dark wood furnishings make a grand impression at this Edmonton hotel. Opt for a room with a walk-out patio so your four-legged friend can get some fresh air while you relax in the spa shower or whirlpool tub. When you’re ready for a bite and they’re itching to stretch their legs, stroll over to the buzzing Strathcona Farmers Market en route to the riverside walking trails of Nellie McClung Park.

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel, for Japanese-inspired design

A minimal yet elegant king room with city views at the Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
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Attention to detail is everything at this downtown hotel in Edmonton. Origami cranes welcome you into your room in a nod to the hotel company’s Japanese heritage – also reflected in the minimalist, earthy aesthetic of the rooms and the TOTO high-tech washlet toilets. Despite being over 1,000mi (1,609km) from the coast, the indoor saltwater pool brings a taste of the ocean. Although your pooch won’t be able to dive in with you, they can always have a splash in the pond at Beaver Hills House Park right next door.

Sandman Signature Edmonton South Hotel, for understated cool

The front reception area at the Sandman Signature Edmonton South
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A cool grey color palette and minimalist design await in the guestrooms of this popular hotel – with kitchens for you to self-cater in the suites and whirlpool baths available in the Jacuzzi Suites. An indoor pool means you can take some lengths regardless of the weather outside and pets are very welcome by arrangement – be sure to take them to nearby Blackmud Creek for riverside walks.

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