Edmonton Tourism

Edmonton Tourism

November 27, 2008 08:00 ET

Accommodating Choices for Sweet Dreams and Fun Times in Edmonton, Alberta

Check in to some of the coolest hotel experiences in Western Canada

EDMONTON, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Nov. 27, 2008) - Edmonton's accommodations offer 12,000 guest rooms to pick from. With a wide sampling of major hotel brands, suite hotels, trendy boutique properties and motels, Edmonton puts the fun into being sent to your room.

Urban adventurers should consider downtown Edmonton properties. For a taste of southern hospitality - Edmonton style -the south side properties offer vibrant nightlife. Heading west finds some of Edmonton's most unique accommodations as well as a great variety of dining, shopping and entertainment.


Home to some of Edmonton's largest hotels as well as marquee destinations such as the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald - Edmonton's only four diamond-rated luxury hotel - Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe and Sutton Place, these properties are just the beginning when it comes to savouring what Downtown Edmonton hotels have to offer.

Unique to Edmonton, you'll also find two top-of-the line boutique hotels: the Matrix and the Union Bank Inn. The Matrix integrates sophisticated style, understated elegance and warm home-away-from-home hospitality while the Union Bank Inn offers a diverse selection of 34 designer rooms complete with fireplaces.

Best of all, the majority of Edmonton downtown hotels are in easy walking distance to downtown attractions like the Arts District, Sir Winston Churchill Square - a hub for many Edmonton festivals and events - along with top restaurants and great shopping.

South Side

For southern comfort, Edmonton's south side is the place to be. Two prominent boutique hotels - The Metterra and Varscona - are located on Whyte Ave. in the heart of Old Strathcona, a vibrant entertainment and shopping district where trendy stores, clubs and bars mix in a historic setting.

For families, the Ramada Inn and Water Park (Edmonton South) is a tempting alternative with an 8,000 square foot indoor water park and two giant water slides.

Historical buffs should put the Hotel Selkirk at Fort Edmonton Park - one of the city's premiere attractions - onto their travel agenda. Reconstructed at the corner of 1905 & 1920 streets in Fort Edmonton Park, the replica of the hotel - circa 1922 - is fully-functional with 30 rooms that have been handsomely restored and tastefully furnished in original and reproduced antiques.

West End

The selection in West Edmonton includes the Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall where 12 different types of theme rooms are right in the middle of one of the world's largest shopping and entertainment complexes. Or take a chance on fun at the Edmonton Marriott at the River Cree Resort, where nightclubs, restaurants and a lively casino mix to create a fantastic lodging experience.

Fun for the kids comes in an abundance of choices out here with indoor pools and waterslides being a popular attraction. The Wingate Inn has a two-storey waterslide with a landing pool while the Travelodge Edmonton West comes with a 2-1/2 storey waterslide and landing pool.

For more information on any of these incredible Edmonton accommodations, visit http://www.edmonton.com/tourism.

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