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Hotel Family Fun Guide: Pools, Waterslides and Dining

Hotel Family Fun Guide: Pools, Waterslides and Dining

Sometimes you just need a change of scene, someone else to do the cooking and a pool for the kids to splash around in. Well, you’re in luck because Edmonton’s Best Hotels has all the finest hotels in Edmonton, many with pools and family-friendly dining. Here are some of our favourites.

Sandman Signature Sherwood Park

The Sandman Signature Sherwood Park is a stylish hotel with mid-century modern décor that will certainly provide the luxury you’re craving as a tired parent.  There is also a pool with an impressive waterslide so that everyone will be happy.

Nearby attractions:  

Take the kids ice skating or to the Edu-tainment Centre at Millennium Place which is only a 5 minute drive from the hotel.  Head a bit further into Edmonton’s River Valley to the River Valley Adventure Co. where you can do snowshoeing, winter Segway tours and other outdoor activities.  Find our special River Valley Adventure Co. deal here.

Hampton Inn and Suites by Hilton Edmonton West

The Hampton Inn has been recently renovated so you will enjoy the newly redecorated look and feel during your escape from home.  For the kids, alongside a large pool, there is a splash pad and mushroom waterfall.  Take advantage of breakfast included with your stay.

Nearby attractions:  

West Edmonton Mall is everyone’s favourite attraction on a visit to Edmonton and you’ll be a 5 minute drive away from your room at the Hampton Inn.

Days Inn by Wyndham Edmonton Downtown

The Days Inn is another great choice for a getaway with children because, although the hotel doesn’t have a pool, it does have a Cora Breakfast and Lunch restaurant right on site.  Nothing says “vacation” like pancakes to start the day!

Nearby attractions:  

From the hotel, there are numerous attractions within a few minutes walk in almost any direction, and lots of them feature family-oriented programming and events.  Check out sporting events at Rogers Place, arrange for a children’s art class at the Art Gallery of Alberta or book a show at the Citadel Theatre.

Four Points by Sheraton Edmonton Gateway

At the Four Points, you can take your meals at the on-site White Spot restaurant, a western Canadian favourite!  An order of Zoo Sticks with Zoo Sauce (of course!), is highly recommended.  This hotel also has a pool and whirlpool for your obligatory dip.

Nearby attractions:  

Located on the southside of the city, there are a couple of notable attractions.  Kids will love painting pottery at Clay and Cupcakes which is about a 15-minute walk from the hotel, but feel free to drive as there is parking right out front.  

Extend the day with shopping afterwards at South Edmonton Common since its only another 5 minute drive from Clay and Cupcakes.  With more than 2.3 million square feet of shopping, dining and activities, this is one of the largest open air shopping centres in North America.

Holiday Inn and Suites West Edmonton

The Holiday Inn has a pool and a fantastic family dining option right in the hotel, Ricky’s All Day Grill.  If you decide that yummy diner-style meals and lots of pool time are what you need right now, then you don’t have to go anywhere else.  But just in case you want to see more than the hotel…

Nearby attractions:  

Like the Hampton Inn, this hotel is very close to West Edmonton Mall where you can shop, eat, visit Galaxyland or the waterpark.  If your getaway ends up being kid-free, take in a live show at the Mayfield Dinner Theatre.

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Terms and Conditions

The “1,2, 3 Pick Your Rewards”, Terms and Conditions and Blackout Dates 

Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2024 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.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
  • Reward deal is net non-commissionable.

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
  • $50 Prepaid Mastercard, or
  • $50 Ultimate Dining Card

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

  • $150 prepaid MasterCard, or
  • $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. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

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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