The problem in Jasper isn’t so much in finding a hotel — it’s in choosing one. With so many options, it can be tough to make a decision. Here’s Forbes Travel Guide’s editors’ list of the five best places to stay in Jasper.
1. Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge. Resting peacefully along the shore of jewel-toned Lac Beauvert, the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge has been providing luxury accommodations to elite visitors since the 1920s. Consisting of heritage log cabins and lodges, it’s like a village all its own just outside of Jasper proper — adjacent golf course included.
2. Jasper Alpine Village. Lodge suites and private cabins are what are on offer at Jasper Alpine Village, another luxe-rustic accommodation option just outside of town. Set directly across from the Athabasca River, the cabins feature wood-burning fieldstone fireplaces and well-equipped kitchens.
3. Pyramid Lake Resort. With 62 guest rooms, this alpine chalet-style resort hotel offers its guests exclusive access to Pyramid Lake. Each has a gas fireplace and views of both the lake and the Canadian Rockies. In the summer, boat rentals and bicycle rentals give guests a chance to get back to nature in style.
4. Park Place Inn. Small and luxurious, this newcomer to Jasper’s hotel scene is located directly on Patricia Street. Its 14 guestrooms range from basic rooms to luxury suites, with a focus on heritage décor. Hardwood floors, oriental carpets, and marble-and-glass bathrooms give the property an air of classic elegance.
5. Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre. Situated at the edge of town, the Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre is a convenient choice. Dog-friendly, with amenities including a sauna, spa and indoor heated pool, it offers easy access to downtown Jasper while avoiding the noisy nightlife often encountered at hotels in the center of town.