Hotels near St. Albert, Alberta

by Mark Heidelberger Google

Hotels in the St. Albert area offer quality accommodations that provide convenient access to Alberta's second largest city, including its rich arts district and many community events. Although there is a dearth of large resorts and luxury hotels around St. Albert, visitors will have no problem finding affordable lodging choices by reliable brand name chains they are familiar with.

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Best Western Plus The Inn at St. Albert

St. Albert's Best Western Plus The Inn is a 100 percent smoke-free property located just one block from the St. Albert Village Mall, which features a bevy of restaurants and specialty shops as well as recreational opportunities like a day spa and bowling alley. In addition, the Profile Public Gallery is less than two miles away, featuring 12 diverse art exhibitions per year. Amenities include an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub and fitness gym with treadmills and stationary bikes. A guest laundry is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. only for a nominal fee, and late check-out is available upon request. Each of the hotel's 90 guest rooms feature pay-per-view movies, free Wi-Fi, microwaves and mini-fridges, while upgrades include wet bars, fireplaces and plush bathrobes. Adjoining rooms for large families are optional.

Holiday Inn & Suites West Edmonton

The 112-room Holiday Inn & Suites West Edmonton opened in 2008 just minutes from the West Edmonton Mall. Other nearby points of interest include the Valley Zoo and Telus World of Science. The property features a 24-hour health and fitness center with a whirlpool in addition to amenities like same day dry cleaning, a dedicated lounge, ATM and front desk with safety deposit boxes. Corporate travelers in particular can utilize an unstaffed business center with a computer, fax and copier as well as three conference rooms with over 1,000 square feet of space. Kids eat free when accompanied by an adult at the on-site Chef's Grill, which serves an array of American-style cuisines, while guests who wish to stay in have the option to order room service. Standard guest rooms offer a choice of one king or two queen beds and feature 32-inch LCD TVs. Jacuzzi suites are also available.

Yellowhead Inn

The Yellowhead Inn offers accommodations for budget-conscious travelers and is located close to area attractions such as Commonwealth Stadium, the Aviation Museum and the City Centre Airport. The property has its own full-service gas station and a liquor store selling both standard and premium brands. Over 5,000 square feet of renovated meeting and banquet space are available along with an experienced catering staff. The on-site Lady Luck Lounge provides entertainment with plasma TVs, multiple pool tables and casino-style slot machines, while the adjoining restaurant offers an extensive menu and buffet from morning until night. All of the 149 guest rooms and bi-level suites contain queen or double beds, 27-inch TVs, climate controls and free high-speed wireless Internet access.

Howard Johnson Hotel Edmonton

The 59-room Howard Johnson Hotel received a three-and-a-half star rating from Canada Select, the country's only national accommodations rating program. Fort Edmonton Park and the Remax Indoor Soccer Field are less than five miles away, and the property is easily accessible from the area's major highways. The hotel's multilingual staff speaks English, French and Spanish, and toiletries are complimentary at the 24-hour front desk. Property amenities include a sauna, valet, game room and convenience store. In addition, an airport shuttle runs every 60 minutes throughout the morning. The on-site Albert's restaurant offers family-style dining and free hot breakfasts. In-room amenities may vary, including sofa beds, refrigerators and ergonomic work desks as well as balconies and fireplaces. No pets are allowed.

About the Author

Mark Heidelberger has been writing for more than 22 years, from articles and short stories to novels and screenplays. He is a consummate foodie, loves to travel and has run several businesses, all of which influence his work. He also holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from UCLA.

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