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4.3 out of 5

"Excellent service and friendly staff. Terrific complimentary breakfast. Location is fabulous - very central. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 24 Jul 2019

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Hotel Description

4-star hotel near University of Alberta

In entertainment district

Your stay at this Southwest Edmonton hotel places you within 2 miles (3 km) of University of Alberta and Stollery Children's Hospital. University of Alberta Hospital and Rogers Place are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Business services

This hotel features a restaurant, a fitness center, and a bar/lounge. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the 24-hour business center, free WiFi in public areas, and valet parking. Self parking, limo/town car service, and a lobby fireplace are also offered.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 89 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as LED TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include refrigerators, room service, and coffee/tea makers.

Deluxe Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
C$106* Per night/room 30 May - 31 May

Suite, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds

Bed Count 2 Full Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Varscona Hotel on Whyte ratings based on 7 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Varscona Hotel on Whyte

Family (1)
5 out of 5

A Cute Boutiquey Whyte Ave Hotel

The Varscona is unique! It conveniently has a Second Cup located at the bottom of it, in addition to a Pub and an upscale Canadian restaurant. The beds are comfortable, they have flat screen tv's in each room and an ihome audio alarm clocks next to the beds which is convenient for iphone users like myself. I loved the fact that I was greeted by European scenery on the flat screen tv! I found that to be so original! What made my stay phenomenal though was the staff! Every person that I spoke with, from the bell man to the maids, were all nice and went out of their way to say hello and make sure that I had everything I needed. The rooms were clean and I enjoyed the waffles in the morning, in addition to the free newspapers. I heard rumors that the hotel will be undergoing some changes in the up and coming months, and I am looking forward to seeing what this boutiquey hotel brand comes up with next! Thanks for making my trip to Edmonton a great one! 

Posted by , from Edmonton, AB, Canada on 23 Oct. 2013

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5 out of 5
Excellent service and friendly staff. Terrific complimentary breakfast. Location is fabulous - very central.

Posted by on 24 Jul. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Jul. 2019 by omiede

Hello, thank you for your comments. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed our vibrant location, complimentary breakfast and service. We hope to see you soon. - Olaf, General Manager

4 out of 5

Fair Price

Pros: Close restaurants, Free Internet, Free breakfast
The Varscona offered a really good price as compared to other locations nearby. Better value than the sister property on Whyte St. Great neighborhood - tons of restaurants and cafes within 5-10 minute walk. Staff very friendly. Great breakfast deal - 10 coupon for cooked meal - price range 9-12. Nice to have drinks in bar each evening - attached but not part of hotel. Recommended as opposed to downtown as the restaurants are nearby and neighborhood seems very safe. Free parking - including valet (plus tips) - nearby parking is expensive.

Posted by , from Conn on 8 Oct. 2012

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4 out of 5

overnight stay

. I drove from Calgary to go to a concert in Edmonton. The hotel was easy to find but hard to park in front of in order to get the valet. The check in was super easy.Our room was very clean and comfortable, The noise from the street was a bit distracting when we settled to go to sleep but the bed was very comfortable. There was alot of great resturants within walking distance, The complimentary breakfast in the morning was great. Good selection of juices,pastry,fresh fruit,yogurt.We went when there was only half an hour left and the food was still being replenhised with a good selection of items. Check out was easy but there was a bit of a wait for the valet parking. It was very easy to back on the highway to go home. Overall it was very good and I would stay again.

Posted by on 3 Nov. 2008

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4 out of 5

Excellent Loction

This boutique hotel has a great location on Whyte Avenue and has a wonderful wine tasting event every week night. Usually 2 reds and 2 whites, as well as a nice cheese plate. \n\nThe noise could be bad depending room location. Ie. facing the street compared to facing the back. \n\nThe buffet breakfast was also adequate: fruits, cold hard boiled eggs, toast, cereals, coffee, tea, juices etc. and also wait service. \n\nOnly problem was with a wakeup call not being made, but otherwise staff was excellent. Has a great pick up location for airport limo service.\n\nI would stay here again. \n\n

Posted by on 29 Oct. 2007

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4 out of 5

Wine Tasting + Breakfasts = a good combo

I stayed at the Varscona for a week-long training course, and had this as one of the recommended hotels from the training company. The wine tastings after dinner-time were a nice treat. The location quite good, directly on Whyte avenue (which is the main strip of Edmonton that sees the most action). There is an Irish pub directly connected to it, adding to the convenience. I was happy with the included continental breakfast as well, with a pretty good layout of standard breakfast food (eggs, toast, muffins, etc.)

Posted by on 3 Jul. 2006

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4 out of 5

great location

Nicely appointed rooms valet service great location on whyte ave near entertainment theatres good restaurants and great shops

Posted by on 31 Dec. 1999

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About the Varscona Hotel on Whyte

Location 8208 106 St Nw, Edmonton, AB T6E6R9

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Business amenities include a 24-hour business center and limo/town car service. WiFi and wired Internet are free in public spaces. Event space at this hotel measures 3967 square feet (369 square meters) and includes conference space. A fitness center, multilingual staff, and concierge services are also featured at the business-friendly Varscona Hotel on Whyte. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Edmonton hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 89 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 3967 sq ft of conference space
  • 369 sq m of conference space
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Business center (24 hours)
  • Conference space
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Car service
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Onsite shopping
  • Bellhop
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


Self parking (surcharge) , Valet parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Edmonton, AB (YEG-Edmonton Intl.) (26.9 km / 16.7 mi)
  • Train station: Edmonton Station (9.6 km / 6 mi)
  • Parking: Valet parking and self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Varscona Hotel on Whyte offers 89 accommodations with safes and complimentary bottled water. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 40-inch LED televisions come with premium cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, bathrobes, and hair dryers. This Edmonton hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily. Renovation of all guestrooms was completed in January 2016.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LED television
  • Cable channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

Varscona Hotel on Whyte has a restaurant on site.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: CAD 20 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 2 per room (weight limit: 40 lbs)
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Self parking fee: CAD 15.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Valet parking fee: CAD 15.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: CAD 20 per pet, per night
  • Early check-in fee: CAD 30.00 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: CAD 70.00 (subject to availability)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • To make arrangements to bring your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
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