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Conference 2008 accommodations
The Shaw Conference Centre is located in downtown Edmonton, on the north bank of the North Saskatchewan River. There are many hotels within walking distance of the centre. The closest are the Marriott Courtyard, the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald, the Westin and the Union Bank Inn. Contact information for these hotels and a number of others appears below.
A wide range of accommodation is available in Edmonton. There are also numerous summer festivals and hotels fill up quickly. Please book as soon as possible to get the best rate.
Special conference-rate accommodations
Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown
One Thornton Court, 99 Street and Jasper Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 2E7
Phone: 780 423-9999
Toll-free: 1 866 441-7591
The Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown is located beside the Shaw Conference Centre. It has one of the nicest outdoor patios in the city.
A block of rooms has been set aside at a special conference rate of $119. To take advantage of the special rate, book by May 12 quoting promotional code ESC.
Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
10065 - 100th Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0N6
Phone: 780 424-5181
The jewel of Edmonton's hotels, the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald (the Mac) was built in 1915 and features Edmonton's best outdoor patio. The Queen has stayed here and so has Mick Jagger!
Rooms have been blocked at the Mac for June 6 and 7 at the rate of $219. To take advantage of the special rate, book by May 7 and mention the Editors' Association of Canada.
Grant MacEwan College Residence
11050 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5K 2Y9
Individual reservations: 780 633-8000
Group reservations/info: 780 633-3623
The beautiful, 800-bedroom MacEwan Residence at Grant MacEwan College's City Centre Campus is located in downtown Edmonton. It offers easy access to major highways, public transit and the LRT, restaurants, shopping, entertainment and Edmonton's spectacular river valley. The Residence is a 20-minute walk or 5-minute bus ride from the Shaw Conference Centre, where the conference will take place.
A block of rooms has been set aside until May 26. The special conference rates start at $65 per night (for a maximum of two people) and go up to $169 night for a four-bedroom suite that can accommodate eight people.
MacEwan Residence features bachelor, two-bedroom and four-bedroom suites. Each suite includes
- a private bathroom with shower
- kitchenette complete with refrigerator, stovetop and microwave oven (dishes not provided)
- bedrooms equipped with a double bed complete with sheets, blankets and pillows
- complimentary local telephone service
- high-speed Internet for a minimal fee (wireless not available)
- housekeeping service with linen and towel change every three days
MacEwan Residence also offers the following for guest convenience:
- two lounges on each floor with complimentary satellite TV service and DVD players
- laundry facilities with a cash card system
- parking for individual vehicles adjacent to the residence @ $5/day
- easy access to fitness facilities and swimming pool
- convenience store, vending machines and bank machine (ATM) in the lobby
- group buffet breakfast can be arranged at the time of booking – minimum of 50 guests required
- front desk staffed 24 hours/day. Check-in after 3 p.m.; check-out by 11 a.m.
- secure room reservations with a Visa or MasterCard number. To be guaranteed a room, please make reservations by May 6.
Visit www.macewan.ca/residence for a virtual tour of the facilities.
MacEwan Residence is a smoke-free environment. There is a designated smoking area outside the residence for guest convenience. Sorry, pets are not permitted.
MacEwan Residence accommodation rates
- Bachelor Suite $65/ night (max two guests)
- Two-Bedroom Suite $85/ night (max four guests)
- Four-Bedroom Suite (limited number) $169/ night (max eight guests)
- Hotel-style Guest Rooms (nine available) $75/ night (queen bed), $85/ night (queen & double bed)
Hotel rooms are furnished with a queen and/or double bed, desk and full bathroom. Amenities include clock radio, telephone, coffee pot, iron, ironing board, TV and small refrigerator. Daily linen and housekeeping services are provided.
All rates are subject to the applicable 9% tax (5% GST & 4% AHT).
Those on a budget might also refer to the University of Alberta residence information listed below.
This apartment-style hotel features bachelor suites available from $112 per night. The Alberta Place Suite Hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Shaw Conference Centre.
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel
10155 - 105 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1E2
Phone: 780 423-4811
Toll-free: 1 800 716-6199
The Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel is a reliable chain hotel and is located about 12 minutes' walk from the Shaw Conference Centre. Rates from $149 per night.
Comfort Inn & Suites
10425 - 100th Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0A3
Toll-free: 1 888 384-6835
This newly renovated downtown hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Shaw Conference Centre. Rates from $110 per night.
Crowne Plaza—Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 1N7
Phone: 780 428-6611
This circular hotel has excellent vistas of the city and a first-class revolving restaurant on the top floor. The Crowne Plaza—Chateau Lacombe is a 10-minute walk from the Shaw Conference Centre. Rates from $132 per night.
Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel
10222 - 102nd Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C5
Phone: 780 429-3900
Toll-free: 1 800 661-6655
A five-minute walk from the Shaw Conference Centre, the Delta Edmonton Centre Suite Hotel is linked by passageway to an extensive indoor shopping plaza. Rates from $199 per night.
The Fantasyland Hotel at West Edmonton Mall is located in the west end of Edmonton, about a 25-minute drive (or about 45 minutes by bus) from the Shaw Conference Centre. You can choose from ordinary rooms or theme rooms, such as Arabian Nights, the Truck room and the Igloo room. (Come on. You know you're curious.) Rates from $259 per night.
Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown
10010 - 104 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0Z1
Phone: 780 423-2450
Toll-free: 1 877 423-4656
The Holiday Inn Express Edmonton Downtown is reliable, newly renovated and just a 10-minute walk from the Shaw Conference Centre. Rooms from $130 per night. Rate includes a continental breakfast.
The Riverview Inn
10209 - 100 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0A1
Phone: 780 428-6442
Toll-free: 1 800 613-7043
This newly renovated "green" hotel is a 10-minute walk from the Shaw Conference Centre. Rates from $99 per night.
Sutton Place Hotel, Edmonton
10235 - 101 Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 3E9
Phone: 780 428-7111
Toll-free: 1 866 378-8866
This very nicely appointed downtown business hotel is connected to five major office towers and more than 400 stores. The Sutton Place Hotel is five minutes from the Shaw Conference Centre. Rates from $319 per night.
Dating from the turn of the last century, this gorgeous historic building is now a boutique hotel with an excellent restaurant. The Union Bank Inn is a five-minute walk from the Shaw Conference Centre. Rates from $189 per night.
10135 - 100th Street
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 0N7
Phone: 780 426-3636
Toll-free: 1 800 937-8461
Reliable and attractive, the Westin is a two-minute walk from the Shaw Conference Centre. Rates from $249 per night.
University area accommodation
Campus Tower Suite Hotel
11145 - 87 Avenue
Edmonton, Alberta T6G 0Y1
Phone: 780 439-6060
Toll-free: 1 800 709-1824
Located on the University of Alberta campus, this apartment-style hotel offers affordable and spacious suites. While the Campus Tower Suite Hotel is not within walking distance of the Shaw Conference Centre, it is an easy 10-minute ride by Edmonton light rail transit (LRT). Rates from $159 per night.
Dormitory rooms are available at Lister Hall on the University of Alberta campus. Lister Hall is located on 87 Avenue (at 116 Street), just west of the Butterdome, on the U of A campus. The Shaw Conference Centre is not within walking distance, but an LRT station is nearby and the centre is just a 10-minute ride away. Singles from $39 per night.
Bed and breakfasts
Nestled among the fine shops, restaurants and art galleries on 124th Street, the Glenora Bed & Breakfast Inn features old-world charm and modern comfort in the heart of Edmonton's historic west end. This B & B is not within walking distance of the Shaw Conference Centre, but it is easily accessible by a direct bus (#5). Singles from $70 per night.
For information about other B & Bs visit Bed and Breakfast Association of Greater Edmonton.
Just in case you happen to arrive in Edmonton in a mobile home or a camper, visit Edmonton Campgrounds: A WorldWeb.com travel guide to Campgrounds in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.