Edmonton HotelsAlberta’s lively capital is not to be underestimated. Home to Canada's largest mall and miles of lush river valley parkland, Edmonton merges brightly lit city hijinks with green recreation. If leafy trails and wildlife don’t inspire however, then the city’s buzzing cultural and festivity calendar will. Nicknamed ‘Festival City’, every week brings something new to town, attracting locals and tourists alike. With fabulous dining, unmatched shopping and a spirited nightlife, Edmonton is one of those cities that just has it all, all year round.Things to seeRexall Place is home to the National Hockey League team, the Edmonton Oilers. With a capacity for 16,800 rowdy spectators, the arena plays host to major sporting events and music concerts. If shopping is more your style, you’re in the right city. Central Edmonton is home to the 200 shop strong Kingsway Mall, while South Edmonton Common boasts a sprawling 320-acre outdoor complex of shopping, dining and entertainment. If you’ve still not dropped then walk through the pearly gates of retail heaven – West Edmonton Mall. The largest indoor shopping center in North America, 800 shiny stores and services await your plastic. With fashion, cosmetics, home ware and electronics, you’ll find all the brand names here. Among the themed streets and lagoons, you’ll also discover theaters, nightclubs, and a buffet of dining choices, along with the colorful Galaxyland theme park. If all that leaves you needing to soak your feet, take a dip in the mall’s gargantuan World Waterpark.Hotels in
EdmontonFrom big chain names in high rise buildings, to quirky historic boutique accommodation, hotels in Edmonton come in all shapes, sizes and guises. The luxury end of the scale includes many of the glitzier names, which house spas, swimming pools and fitness centers. Similar amenities can be found in many of the mid-range hotels too, most of which offer all the usual creature comforts such as WiFi and flatscreen TVs as standard. For those looking to spend less, budget hotels in Edmonton are in healthy supply, along with a few cozy B&B’s. With most the city’s accommodation clustered around Downtown, South and West, staying further out can help you save too.Where to stayA hotel in Downtown Edmonton puts you right in among the city center action. In the streets below the towering, lustrous skyscrapers you’ll find a horde of retail and dining options, while culture comes thick and fast in the Arts District. For those seeking the mother of shopping experiences, the West End is home to the West Edmonton Mall. Not too far away you’ll find Valley Zoo, while Laurier Park on the river valley offers some post-shopping respite. Filled with quintessentially American 50s styled suburban neighborhoods, Edmonton South offers a less bustling stay. Here you’ll find simple amenities, and green leafy spaces including Fort Edmonton Park.How to get to EdmontonServing destinations all over the world, Edmonton International Airport will be the gateway into the region for most visitors. It's just over 6 miles south of the city, so getting to your hotel once you’ve touched down is nice and easy. The 747 bus runs every half hour and takes approximately 30 minutes to get to Century Park LRT Station, in the south of the city. From Century Park Station you can hop on a train and go Northeast, South, to the Government Centre, or Downtown – which takes around 20 minutes. The Light Rail Transit makes transport in Edmonton particularly convenient, especially while you’re out and about sightseeing.