Edmonton’s Best Hotels Promotion: Up to $225 Off Edmonton Hotels!

If you’ve been considering a visit to Edmonton, or are local and looking for an excuse for a staycation, then the new Edmonton’s Best Hotels promotion may be a very enticing deal to book sometime in 2022.

As a part of the Edmonton Destination Marketing Hotels association’s efforts to stimulate the local hospitality business, the Edmonton’s Best Hotels promotion is providing up to $225+ in value to those who book one of 50+ hotels in greater Edmonton from now through December 31, 2022. 

Edmonton’s Best Hotels: Deals on One-, Two-, or Three-Night Stays

The Edmonton’s Best Hotels promotion allows you the flexibility to choose which offer best suits your trip, with a three-step process:

  1. Choose the length of your stay, with the option of one-night, two-night or three-night rewards. 
  2. Choose your preferred reward for your selected length of stay.
  3. Book your hotel via the Edmonton’s Best Hotels website.

One Night Rewards

The one-night reward packages have a $50 value when booking a single night’s stay, and you can select from the following gift cards:

  • One Night Reward 1: $50 Gas Card
  • One Night Reward 2: $50 Prepaid Mastercard
  • One Night Reward 3: $50 Ultimate Dining Card

Among the three options, the $50 Prepaid MasterCard will of course provide the most flexibility, as you can use it for gas or dining if you wish but could also spend it on anything else – including your hotel bill to get $50 off your one-night stay.

Two Night Rewards

The Two Night Rewards packages for booking a two-night stay at eligible hotels carry a $150 reward value. In addition to prepaid cards, these packages also include the option to claim a unique experience:

  • Two Night Reward 1: $150 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Two Night Reward 2: $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card
  • Two Night Reward 3: $75 Gas Card + $75 Ultimate Dining Card
  • Two Night Reward 4: $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Ultimate Dining Card
  • Two Night Reward 5: River Valley Adventure Experience + $75 Prepaid Mastercard

Again, the $150 prepaid MasterCard is the most optimal gift card choice compared to the other gift card combinations, as it provides the most flexibility.

However, if you’re interested in unique experiences while in Edmonton, then the River Valley Adventure Experience + $75 prepaid MasterCard might be your preferred choice. 

The River Valley Adventure Experience has a value of $99 and includes a 30-minute Segway ride, followed by a warm drink and s’mores kit to enjoy around the fire pits overlooking the North Saskatchewan River.

Three Night Rewards

The three-night reward packages offer the greatest return, with up to $​​225 in reward value. Booking a three-night stay offers the choice of the following rewards:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 2: $75 Gas Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + Sorrentino’s 4 Course Dinner for Two with Wine
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card
  • Three Night Reward 4: $75 Prepaid Mastercard + River Valley Adventure Experience + $75 Ultimate Dining Card

As with the one- and two-night rewards, the $225 prepaid MasterCard is the best when looking for overall flexibility, or a direct way to offset against the cost of your Edmonton hotel stay.

Nevertheless, “Three Night Reward 2” includes not only a $75 gas card and $75 prepaid Mastercard, but also a 4-Course Dinner with Wine at Sorrentino’s for Two (a $184 value).

For foodies and lovers of Italian cuisine, this could make for an excellent addition to your Edmonton trip that delivers additional value over the alternative $75 in gift cards.

Gift Card Usage

All rewards offered by Edmonton’s Best Hotels are distributed via email, within 24 hours after checking into your hotel.

This means that you’ll certainly have the option to apply the gift card towards your hotel bill upon checkout on a two- or three-night stay, as well as a one-night stay if the timing works out.

To qualify for the selected reward, you must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival and must book through the Edmonton’s Best Hotels website. Reservations made directly through the hotel or via a third-party website cannot be modified to include the reward. 

Furthermore, you can add more nights to existing reservations and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival. 

JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District
JW Marriott Edmonton ICE District

Does This Promotion Qualify for Hotel Loyalty Programs?

For those who participate in hotel loyalty programs like Marriott Bonvoy and Hilton Honors, an all-important question is whether rewards points and elite night credits can be earned via this promotion, and whether our existing elite benefits will apply.

With similar promotions such as Stay Vancouver and Visit Richmond, the program takes bookings via their portal and then subsequently makes bookings directly at the participating hotels on your behalf.

Once these bookings are complete, you can typically get in touch with the hotel via email and request to add your elite membership number to the file. If the Edmonton’s Best Hotels promotion works similarly, then your Edmonton stays should qualify for hotel rewards and benefits, too.

Maximize This Promotion for Your Trips to Edmonton

Let’s discuss a few different ways to maximize the Edmonton’s Best Hotels promotion, which should be valuable to Edmonton visitors and staycationers alike. 

A prepaid Mastercard of $225 for a three-night stay can make your trip to Edmonton a lot more affordable, no matter the price and comfort level of your preferred accommodation type.

For example, if you’re looking at the Westin Edmonton, the regular rate currently sits at $201 after taxes per night, for a total of $603 for three nights.

If you’re booking three nights, you can receive a $225 prepaid Mastercard to go towards your trip. This would reduce the overall cost of your stay to $378, or an average of $126 per night. 

Alternatively, these Edmonton’s Best Hotels deals can be a great way to “mattress-run” your way towards elite status qualification with your preferred hotel program, especially during the ongoing Marriott Double Elite Nights promotion.

For example, a three-night stay at the Fairfield by Marriott Edmonton Airport can be booked for $344 after taxes (or lower if you have an AAA/CAA membership card or qualify for a senior discount).

You’d earn a $225 prepaid Mastercard as a result of this stay, bringing your net cost down to $118 for no less than six elite qualifying nights towards Marriott Bonvoy elite status, as long as you completed your stay before May 4, 2022!

To further optimize your Edmonton stays, you can stack this offer with the ongoing Discover Alberta Amex Offer, which lasts until March 31, 2022, offering a $100 statement credit when you spend $800 cumulatively at Alberta hotels. 

If you booked three separate three-night stays for mattress-running purposes (either non-consecutive stays at the same hotel, or consecutive stays at different cheap Marriott properties), then you’re looking at a net outlay of $254 for 18 elite qualifying nights upon combining the Edmonton’s Best Hotels, Marriott Double Nights, and Discover Alberta Amex Offers.

Now that’s a compelling reason to head to Edmonton in the middle of March. 😉

Lastly, if you’re a budget-minded traveller who’s keen to explore Edmonton this year, then you can even get paid to stay in some of the city’s lower-end hotels!

For example, post up at the Edmonton Inn & Conference Centre for three nights at a total of $341, get a $225 prepaid Mastercard, and you’re looking at a nightly accommodation cost of $39 – almost unheard of for hotels in a North American city! 


The Edmonton’s Best Hotels promotion is an excellent incentive to explore the Greater Edmonton area, with over 50 hotels to choose from, an easy three-step process, and a long time horizon throughout all of 2022. However, reward supplies may be limited, so I’d recommend taking a look at any deals that may interest you sooner rather than later.

Whether you’re looking to minimize costs, try out a nicer hotel in town, earn elite qualifying nights for cheap, or sample a unique Edmonton experience while visiting, the Edmonton’s Best Hotels offers can be quite tempting for any kind of traveller, especially if you stack this offer with ongoing promotions such as Discover Alberta Amex Offer too.

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