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Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Edmonton Canada (2022 Updated)

The city  of Edmonton is a destination for international gay travelers where we can easily find gay friendly hotels Edmonton. Gay life here is generally open and accepted (gay marriage is legal throughout the province), and gay travelers are heavily marketed to.

Canada is a relatively gay-friendly country, with its largest cities featuring their own gay areas and communities, such as Toronto’s Church and Wellesley neighbourhood, Montreal’s Gay Village commercial district, Vancouver Davie Village, and Ottawa Bank Street Gay Village.

Edmonton is the capital city of the Canadian province of Alberta. Edmonton is on the North Saskatchewan River and is the centre of the Edmonton Metropolitan Region, which is surrounded by Alberta’s central region. The city anchors the north end of what Statistics Canada defines as the “Calgary–Edmonton Corridor.

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1. Matrix Hotel 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Edmonton

Matrix Hotel
Matrix Hotel

This modern Edmonton, Alberta hotel features on-site dining, a fitness centre and a flat-screen satellite TV in every room. Conveniently located, it is just a 4-minute walk from Corona city railway station.

A minibar, iHome alarm clock radio and free Wi-Fi are provided in the spacious, modern rooms at Matrix Hotel. There is also a granite work desk and a seating area.

Matrix Hotel offers an executive breakfast buffet and offers evening wine tastings. Guests can enjoy fine dining at Loft106 and cocktails at MZ Lounge. Starbucks is also on site

We believe all travelers deserve exceptional value, service and an unsurpassed downtown Edmonton hotel experience. We offer guests a complimentary and extensive breakfast buffet each morning in our Hospitality Suite. Guests can choose from an array of both hot and cold breakfast items, prepared by our in-house chef. Piping hot oatmeal, home cooked egg dish and accompanying meat and potatoes for those who appreciate a hearty breakfast to start their day. On the lighter side we offer a cold selection of cereals, yogurt, fruit, pastries and juices.

Touch of a button barista worthy cappuccinos, espressos and lattes along with a variety of specialty teas are available all day. To end the day, complimentary wine tasting and an assortment of appetizers are offered between 17:30 and 18:30. Also complimentary to our guests, a downtown Lexus Town Car Service, Wi-Fi and bicycle rentals. Please note there is a fee for parking.

The Hotel had excellent proximity to both downtown and old Strathcona. Took a mere minutes to get to where we needed to go. The customer service was excellent both online and in-person. The room was pristine and the bed was so comfortable. We will definitely stay here again next time we are in Edmonton.

If you’re looking for a hotel with up-to-date amenities, clean rooms, and friendly staff; then be sure to book a room at the downtown Edmonton Matrix. It’s only a few blocks away from the Legislative Building, and the always busy Jasper Ave.

Excellent service, comfy and clean rooms, nice beds with big fluffy pillows, friendly and helpful staff, delicious free breakfast (piping hot eggs, bacon, sausage, etc. – not just the glorified coffee and cold bun other hotels call a “Continental breakfast”), nice amenities, good food and wine at the lounge, a free wine and cheese tasting every day. What’s not to like?

The Matrix is one of the go-tos if you are downtown Edmonton. Close to the Legislature. Rooms include all the comforts including mini fridges. Breakfast is included as is wine tasting each evening. The in-house restaurant offers a varied selection, complete with healthy and comfort food choices. Yoshi Sushi is also located in the hotel and the service is fantastic and the food fantastic! Best salmon sashimi I’ve had. Starbucks in the building as well.

This hotel had a lot of extras that they didn’t advertise when I booked. Weekends had a free wine and cheese tasting, there is a free shuttle service in a Lexus anywhere downtown. The breakfast was fantastic. TV channels were great and I appreciated all the sports options. Central to downtown Edmonton and a few minutes walk to Jasper Ave. Beautiful new hotel. Staff remembered me coming and going. Plenty of onsite parking but disappointed there was a charge for it.

A lovely hotel within walking distance from the things we wanted/needed. And if not, there is a free shuttle to take you. Great concierge, very knowledgeable and helpful. Lovely free breakfast in a room full of natural light. Best of all, a free wine and cheese (not a chintzy one either) every evening. The room we had was rather too small for the bed, and whoever thought a barn door was a good thing for a bathroom??

Looks nice, but a little too exposed for me. In anycase the price….the Saturday of a long weekend was wonderful and I have stayed in smaller less lovely and comfortable rooms. Well stocked mini-bar, but like all mini-bars, a bit pricey. All in all, we do plan to return.

Gay Friendly Hotels Edmonton
Gay Friendly Hotels Edmonton

How much does a room costs at Matrix Hotel ?

Prices start 125 $/night for King Room. The One-Bedroom King Suite is  164$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious suite features a fireplace, a living room with a sofa, 2 40-inch flat-screen satellite TVs, city views and a wet bar.

Where to book online – Matrix Hotel – Gay Friendly Hotels Edmonton you can find the best hotels deals in Edmonton during Festival of Trees  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Edmonton on Booking.com or  Expedia.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

2. Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels

Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA
Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA

This Edmonton hotel includes a free shuttle service to a number of city centre attractions. Free WiFi is provided in all rooms. Edmonton city centre is only 650 m away.

A 55″ flat-screen cable TV is included in each guest room at Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA. A coffee maker is also provided. An en suite bathroom includes free toiletries and a TOTO Washlet electric bidet seat.

A fitness centre, whirlpool hot tub and a salt-water pool are available to guests of Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA. Prestons Restaurant & Lounge offers on-site dining options.

If it’s an amazing location you’re looking for, ours is pretty tough to beat. Right in the heart of Edmonton, we’re within walking distance to an array of arts, dining, and entertainment. The Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA is a complete full-service hotel: well-appointed rooms, impressive event facilities, the Prestons restaurant, fitness facility, salt-water pool, electric bidet seat(TOTO® Washlet), 55” flat screen TVs and traditional welcoming origami cranes, a symbol of hospitality, and lots more.

The location is great, walking distance to the Rogers place and downtown typical amenities, restaurants, bars and parks. The parking isn’t a good experience, no elevator in the parkade and it is costly per day. Food is standard but a decent breakfast buffet that also has a charge. Overall staff were super friendly and accommodating and helpful.

Perfect location downtown Edmonton. I found a very spacious and comfortable room. The staff is very friendly and helpful throughout the whole hotel. Clean and appealing exercise and pool area.
Awesome breakfast buffet and nice restaurant staff.

The hotel is a perfect location for attending events at Rogers Center. The heated toilet seat was a nice surprise! This hotel is affordable and comfortable. I will definitely stay there again in the future.

I enjoyed my stay at Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA. The room was clean, and the staff were friendly and helpful. The downtown location was great, even with a few street people in the area. The reviews of it being a bit tired or old are true, but still clean. I did notice a slight ‘old hotel’ smell to the room, when I returned, if I hadn’t left the air conditioner on a higher setting. The bathroom drain was a bit clogged, but they fixed it promptly when I reported it.

The room was very reasonably priced, and the staff (front desk, housekeeper, and general cleaning staff) were very friendly and helpful, which made it a great stay for me. Oh yeah, nice workout room, pool and (not sure if the sauna was working) and whirlpool too. Oh yeah, and a perfect downtown location, half a block from Jasper Ave. and many restaurants, and entertainment destinations!

The room and hotel are very clean, and the staff is noticeably friendly, engaging and helpful. There is a nice sized pool and hot tub on the second floor. The fitness area is adequate, but small. I walked less than 5 minutes to a very well equipped YMCA with a $15 day rate, The on-site restaurant is good quality for the price, but the hotel is in easy walking distance to fine dining, hipster noodle shops, sushi, Mexican taquerias and a shopping mall with a food court.

Convenience stores, a major department store, discount outlets, high-end boutiques are within a three block radius. The Royal Alberta Museum, the Edmonton Art Gallery, Main Public Library, City Hall and Citadel Theatre are a little further, but there is a complimentary hotel shuttle to those locations. There is a more than adequate breakfast buffet every morning with changing menu items under $20.

The hotel is very convenient to the ICE District, the new arena and casino complex, as well as Edmonton’s mayor office towers. Secure parking is available at extra charge. The Toto bidet toilet is a nice amenity once you get the hang of using it.

Gay Friendly Hotels Edmonton Calgary
Gay Friendly Hotels Edmonton Calgary

How much does a room costs at Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA ?

Prices start 125 $/night for King Room. The One-Bedroom King Suite is  164$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This spacious suite features a fireplace, a living room with a sofa, 2 40-inch flat-screen satellite TVs, city views and a wet bar.

Where to book online – Coast Edmonton Plaza Hotel by APA  – Gay Friendly Hotels Edmonton Calgary you can find the best hotels deals in Edmonton during Festival of Trees  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Edmonton on Booking.com or  Trivago.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

3. The Westin Edmonton 4* – Gay Friendly Hotels Edmonton

The Westin Edmonton
The Westin Edmonton

Situated in the heart of downtown Edmonton, this hotel offers easy access to top attractions and features modern amenities and spacious rooms.

The Westin Edmonton places guests only a few minutes from the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Valley Zoo and the Old Strathcona Historic District. Guests can also easily discover numerous shops and restaurants just steps from the hotel.

Completely non-smoking accommodations at the Edmonton Westin are furnished with spacious work desks, flat-screen TVs, signature Westin Heavenly beds and coffeemakers complete with Starbucks coffee.

Situated in the heart of downtown Edmonton, Canada, a few steps away from the beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley Park system, The Westin Edmonton sits within a 10 minute walking distance of Roger’s Place Arena and the City Center Mall. Staying at The Westin Edmonton means you are moments from the best shopping, dining, arts and entertainment Edmonton has to offer.

Room is modern with all amenities and effective room darkening blinds. The pool and weight room are in the third floor and are all one needs to get a work out in–plus a complimentary apple 🙂

Impressed by the number of staff working at this hotel, registering guests, welcoming at the door, keeping the building spotless.

Westin is located in downtown Edmonton. The staff were polite, helpful and friendly. The concierge person was helpful in giving us the directions of the locations and places where I had to go. The rooms were clean and comfortable.

We found downtown Edmonton has lots to offer the urban explorer, and we would have spent more time if we had it… Museums, theatres, art galleries, and many fine restaurants, all within walking distance. This hotel is a great base for doing just that.

How much does a room costs at The Westin Edmonton ?

Prices start 160 $/night for Traditional, Guest room, 1 King, City view, Main Building.  The Deluxe, Larger Guest room, 1 King, City view, Deluxe Wing is  199$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This double room features a tea/coffee maker, sofa and satellite TV.

Where to book online – The Westin Edmonton  – Gay Friendly Hotels Edmonton Calgary you can find the best hotels deals in Edmonton during Festival of Trees  which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Edmonton on Booking.com or  Hotelscombined.com  or Hotelscombined.com and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.

 

by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.