What are the best places to stay in Edmonton?

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Edmonton has a range of excellent accommodations, suited for both business and pleasure travelers. Our Forbes Travel Guide editors have compiled a list of the best places to stay in Edmonton.

The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. One of the most iconic sights in the city is this century-old chateau-style hotel perched high on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River. Royalty and rock stars alike take advantage of the beautiful luxury property and its array of unique suites and guestrooms, just blocks away from some of Edmonton’s biggest attractions including the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Citadel Theatre, and City Hall.

Union Bank Inn. Luxury is the word for the Union Bank Inn, a modern renaissance-style hotel located in a historic building in Edmonton’s downtown core. Choose between the Contemporary Wing and the Heritage Wing, and enjoy complimentary evening wine and cheese samplers, à la carte breakfasts, and the use of the fitness center.

Metterra Hotel. Be right in the center of the action at Whyte Avenue boutique hotel Metterra. Sleek and stylish, it’s situated right in the heart of Old Strathcona, home of some of the city’s best shopping, restaurants, and nightlife. Plus, take full advantage of the evening wine tastings, valet parking, and breakfast buffet.

Matrix Hotel. Modern and sophisticated, the Matrix Hotel complements its decorative use of natural materials like wood and stone with custom-designed furniture. Located on 100th Avenue just blocks away from the Alberta Legislature, it’s a great way to stay right downtown and enjoy the feeling of being in a neighborhood rather than a concrete jungle. 

Hotel Selkirk. For a stay like no other, spend the night in Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton’s living history attraction. Open from mid-May to early September, the Hotel Selkirk is a reconstruction of a 1920s hotel originally located on Jasper Avenue. Hotel Selkirk is back in action with fully functioning accommodations and a bar and a café downstairs, making this Edmonton’s most unique stay.

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