7 Hotels Near the West Edmonton Mall for a Weekend Getaway on Another Level

As North America’s largest shopping mall, the West Edmonton Mall is designed to transport you to another world. Well worth a weekend trip, we've chosen our favourite hotels so all you have to do is decide which activity you want to try first.

In our opinion, there are so many attractions at the West Edmonton Mall that you don’t even have to like shopping. There’s the World Waterpark, a five-acre play-land where you can hang out in a private cabana and enjoy the tropical temperature in between rides down the water slides and a soak in the hot tub. Then there’s Galaxy Land, North America’s largest indoor amusement park with over 27 rides and attractions where you can experience things like a 7D theatre, haunted castle and the world’s largest indoor triple-loop roller coaster. There’s also Marine Life, an underground aquarium home to over 100 marine animals (there’re even penguins), a bowling alley, an ice-skating palace, black-light mini-golf, an escape room and a casino.

Of course, after all these exciting activities, you’ll need a place to sleep, so here are some of our nearby favourites.

Fulfill Your Fantasies at this West Edmonton Mall Hotel


When your feet are sore after a full day of shopping, you don’t have far to go for some R&R. With its one-of-a-kind theme rooms, Fantasyland Hotel has been listed as one of the top 10 most unique hotels in the world. The hotel has 355 superior rooms and executive suites. All rooms feature: free Wi-Fi, LCD televisions with in-room movie rentals, free parking, and indoor access to West Edmonton Mall. There are also fantasy themed rooms like the Space Room, where you can feel like an astronaut, or the Roman Room where you can tap into your inner Julius Caesar. The hotel offers special packages which include various mall attractions, so you can tailor your stay.

Dining options in the hotel include the L1 Lounge in the lobby, where you can order specialities off the tapas menu like Piri Piri chicken winglets and marinated olives. A highlight is the seasonal drink menu–be sure to try a Caesar—after all this tasty, spicy vodka and clamato cocktail was invented in Alberta. On Thursdays you can catch live jazz music.

At the L2 Grill, all-day a la carte or buffet dining is available, including a massive Sunday Brunch with pastries, a seafood bar, salads and prime rib and omelet stations.

Fantasyland Hotel

7.8 Good (2697 reviews)

Be Kind to Your Budget at this West Edmonton Mall Hotel


No need to worry if you’re travelling on a budget, with the affordable rates at the Quality Inn West Edmonton Hotel. Just a three-minute drive from the mall, here the 159 rooms and suites offer a coffee-maker, free Wi-Fi, free parking with plug-ins for cold winter days, mini fridge, work desk and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels. Some rooms feature a microwave oven, robes and a jetted tub.

There’s a guest microwave in the Guest Services room by the front desk, vending machines and lemon water, as well as complimentary coffee and tea 24-hours a day. Your stay comes with a complimentary hot breakfast and sandwiches and snacks are available in the late afternoon. If you like to travel with your pup, the Quality Inn West Edmonton is pet friendly with a special walking spot and bags to pick up Fido’s business.

Quality Inn West Edmonton

8.2 Very good (2059 reviews)

Enjoy the Best View in the City at this West Edmonton Mall Hotel


Only a 20-minute drive from West Edmonton Mall, the spectacular view overlooking the North Saskatchewan River valley alone, makes a stay at the luxurious Fairmont Hotel Macdonald worth it. Built in 1915, this historical seven-story chateau-style landmark features the largest inner-city hotel gardens in Canada. At check-in, you’ll likely be greeted by Smudge, the first canine hotel ambassador (the hotel has partnered with the Canadian Guide Dogs for the Blind). Animal-loving guests can also take Smudge for a walk.

The 198 rooms and suites have been completely restored over the years, and feature robes, coffee-makers, high definition TV with in-room pay movies and video games, iHome music speakers, a work desk, Wi-Fi access (at a fee), and same-day dry cleaning. There’s a fitness centre, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna and steam room and three massage treatment rooms. The top two floors are dedicated to Fairmont Gold members, where private check-in and an exclusive lounge are available. Complimentary luxury transportation within the downtown core is available in a Fairmont BMW.

Three dining options are available at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald. The upscale Harvest Room serves regional specialties like Alberta beef (reservation recommended). The Confederation Lounge, an estate library-style lounge with high ceilings, a fireplace and period art, is the perfect place to pull up a plush chair and savour a Scotch from their extensive premium selection. If Scotch isn’t your cup of tea, try the signature MAC old-fashioned, or a MAC Private Label Honey Oat Blonde Ale, made from honey harvested from their on-site beehives.

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

Top rated
8.9 Excellent (2135 reviews)

Feel the Hospitality at this West Edmonton Mall Hotel


Feel the hospitality as soon as you walk through the door at the Double Tree by Hilton Hotel West Edmonton, when you’re offered a freshly baked chocolate chip cookie. Located just minutes away from West Edmonton Mall, the hotel’s 238 rooms and over 100 suites have been decorated with earthy browns and golds as a nod to the Alberta prairie and scattered with images of the city of Edmonton throughout.

Each room features free Wi-Fi, a spacious work station, mini fridge, 42-inch high definition television, coffee-maker, and signature beds and linens. Suites have a second TV in the bedroom, and the presidential suites have boardroom tables and wet bars. Two-bedroom suites are available for families. There’s a 24-hour fitness centre, a heated indoor pool, laundry service, baggage storage area, and a 24-hour Pavilion Pantry Market for snacks.

Had enough of the mall for the day? The Mayfield Dinner Theatre is located next door, where you can catch a Las Vegas-style performance and their famous buffet most nights of the week.

In the evening, at DT Stages Bar in the main lobby, treat yourself to a local craft beer or specialty wine with an appetizer or dinner special. DT Stages Kitchen offers casual breakfast, lunch or dinner dining using farm-to-table ingredients, including Alberta favourites like prime rib, charbroiled steaks and bison burgers. A monthly Table d’Hote evening three-course menu based on fresh ingredients is also available.

DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (2123 reviews)

Hop on the Complimentary Shuttle to the Mall from this West Edmonton Hotel


The Courtyard Edmonton West by Marriott offers a complimentary shuttle service to nearby West Edmonton Mall, so you won’t want to worry about remembering where your car is in the 20,000 space parking lot.

The 136 rooms at this Marriott Silver Circle Award Hotel, are tastefully decorated with warm browns, golds and accented with red, and feature free Wi-Fi, local calls, mini fridge, crisp linens and fluffy pillows, iPod dock, flat screen TVs where you can watch your favourite channel or Netflix, and free parking. Touch-screen Go-Board technology is available so you can easily access local news, attractions and restaurants to map out your stay. The hotel also has an indoor pool, whirlpool and fitness centre. A continental or hot breakfast is available for a fee, and an on-site beauty shop and gift shop/newsstand will have all of your needs covered.

Every Wednesday the Courtyard Edmonton West by Marriott hosts a reception for guests, with live music, plus complimentary snacks and drinks. There’s also an outdoor patio seating space with a fireplace where you can relax and enjoy the famous Alberta sunshine.

Aqua Bistro Bar offers bistro dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a contemporary twist on local classics of soup, salad, sandwiches and entrees. For the media-lover, televisions above the bar and beside some of the tables allow you to stay tuned-in.

Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton West

Top rated
9.0 Excellent (2086 reviews)

Enjoy this Brand New West Edmonton Mall Hotel

This brand-new Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton West, located less than 10 minutes from West Edmonton Mall, is part of the Marriott International brand. The 142 spacious rooms offer a modern design with wood touches and reddish accents. There’s free Wi-Fi, free heated underground parking, an indoor pool and whirlpool, a 24-hour fitness centre and business centre, microwaves, robes, signature Four Points Heavenly bedding, 55-inch televisions with satellite, complimentary bottled water, a mini-fridge, pull-out sofa bed and weekday newspaper delivery. Enjoy the complimentary coffee and tea available in the common area, as you relax in front of the lobby fireplace.

There’s an on-site restaurant and bar, which is yet to be named, serving breakfast, lunch and dinner from a menu featuring items like the Four Points special, a classic burger. The bar serves refreshing cocktails, premium wines and local craft beers, the perfect place to chill out after a fun-filled day at the mall.

Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton West

8.8 Excellent (768 reviews)

Enjoy Historical Surroundings at this West Edmonton Mall Hotel


The Union Bank Inn is located in the heart of downtown, but a quick 20-minute drive will have you at the mall. Originally the Union Bank of Canada building built in 1911, this ornate brick and limestone building has classical elements inspired by the Italian Renaissance.

In 1997, this historical building was renovated into a boutique hotel featuring 40 luxurious guestrooms, in two different wings. The elegant Heritage Wing has 14 designer guestrooms with 10-12 foot high ceilings, each individually created to embrace the building’s rich history, and the Contemporary Wing, a more modern addition with 26 executive guest rooms and suites with a contemporary décor of warm woods and neutral tones.There’s free local calling, in-room Keurig coffee makers, fireplaces, flat screen televisions, mini-fridges (in contemporary wing only), robes and a Bluetooth alarm clock. Some suites have jetted tubs. Wine and cheese delivered daily to your room adds a special touch.

At Madison’s Grill, you will enjoy upscale, elegant dining combined with bistro charm in the historical surroundings, including an ornate fireplace, high ceilings and arched Palladian windows. Breakfast, lunch and dinner are available, and the menu is seasonal. During the summer months, you can enjoy your meal on the patio while overlooking a nearby green space and views of downtown Edmonton. A stay at the hotel includes breakfast off the a la carte menu, giving you options like granola yogurt parfait and eggs Benedict. Dinner classics include favourites like beef wellington and ratatouille. A custom three-course or six-course tasting meal with wine pairings is available.

Union Bank Inn

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (38 reviews)