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Best Hotel Patios in Edmonton

Summer in Edmonton brings with it the luxury of patio life and, we don’t mean to brag but Edmonton’s Best Hotels have some of the best patios in the city.  What makes a great patio?  Stupendous views, amazing food, and fantastic drinks.

Here are our top 3 hotel patios that you are sure to enjoy on your next getaway.

best hotel patios in edmonton

Courtyard by Marriott Edmonton Downtown

Edmonton’s river valley is showcased from the patio of the Riverside Bistro at the Courtyard.  The patio features lush potted plants and string lights to brighten your dusk and evening visit.  The thick tree-lined riverbanks and views of the Muttart Conservatory are the real showstoppers.

Open for lunch and dinner, as well as special occasion weekend brunch, a sun-filled dining experience on this patio is not to be missed.

We recommend:  The Soba Noodle Salad paired with a crisp white wine.

best hotel patios in edmonton

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald

The patio at the Mac is Edmonton’s favourite, making it on numerous diner’s choice lists year after year.  And it’s no surprise as to why!  The patio is dotted with umbrellas shading an array of tables and garden furnishings where guests settle in to experience the menu.

Bordered by imposing stone railings fit for a castle, walk down a short flight of stairs from the patio to the lawns below for photos in the red Muskoka chairs, post-food and drinks.

We recommend:  Chef Brett’s Shrimp and Scallop Stuffed Avocado paired with a glass of Chandon Sparkling Wine.

best hotel patios in edmonton

Varscona Hotel

Right in the heart of Old Strathcona is the Varscona Hotel’s delightful and innovative restaurant, Ampersand27.  Walk through the hotel right into Ampersand where you are greeted by an excessively stylish bar but keep going to grab a table on the patio for a full view of the city’s immensely popular Whyte Avenue.

Open for dinner Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, with brunch on weekends, the menu is original, filling and fun.  The best part?  Being on Edmonton’s premiere walking and shopping street to people-watch and take in the energy.

We recommend:  The Brunchuterie Board Aka The Most Instagrammable Brunch on Whyte paired with a Strawberry Sunset Cocktail.

best hotel patios in edmonton

BONUS: Chateau Lacombe

While not a patio, Laronde Revolving Restaurant at the iconic Chateau Lacombe provides unmatched views of the city.  La Ronde rotates a full 360 degrees every 88 minutes which means that during your dining experience, you’ll get a complete view of Edmonton’s downtown, river valley and far beyond from the 24th floor.

We recommend:  The Grilled Alberta Bison Filet paired with The Chateau Lacombe Whiskey Sour

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Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2023 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

  • Rewards are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, have no cash value, no cash back.
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Blackout dates

At present there are no blackout dates scheduled. 

In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

  • $50 Gas Card or
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Book two night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of five reward packages excluding blackout dates:

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  • $75 Gas card and $75 MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 Ultimate Dining Card, or

Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card

One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 


Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Booking terms and conditions

Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

Any questions, please contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca 

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