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Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton

3.5-star3.5 stars
8208 106 St NwEdmontonABT6E6R9Canada

3.5-star hotel with restaurant, near University of Alberta
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast and free WiFi
Good internet service
Great location
Tasty breakfast
Awesome vibe
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Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton

from $101
  • Deluxe Room, 2 Double Beds
  • King

About Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton

This Edmonton hotel is in the hip Old Strathcona district, steps from dozens of shops, cafés, restaurants, theaters, and clubs. The University of Alberta is 0.9 miles (1.5 kilometers) from the hotel. The Art Gallery of Alberta and Muttart Conservatory are both about 1.6 miles (2.6 kilometers) away.

Hotel Features.
Recently renovated in January 2016, Varscona Hotel On Whyte serves a complimentary buffet breakfast each morning. Monday through Saturday evenings, the hotel hosts complimentary wine tastings. A business center and fitness facility are open 24 hours a day. Complimentary WiFi is available throughout this Edmonton hotel and 5 meeting rooms can be found on site. An independently operated coffee shop faces lively Whyte Avenue. An Irish pub and a bar/grill are also on site.

This boutique hotel has 89 guestrooms, decorated in a warm, traditional style with cherry-wood furniture. Rooms feature pillowtop mattresses, 40-inch TVs with cable channels, and complimentary WiFi. Keurig® coffee/tea makers and compact refrigerators are also included. Bathrooms come with spa-style robes, hair dryers, and Aveda® and Green Tea Spa® products. The hotel is entirely non-smoking.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 89 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-5 AM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

Required at check in

  • Credit card deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *

  • 2 per room (up to 40 lb)


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Free hot/cold buffet breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service (during limited hours)
Things to do
  • Fitness facilities
  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
Working away
  • 24-hour business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 5
  • Conference space size (feet) - 3967
  • Conference space size (meters) - 369
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Limo or Town Car service available
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Bathrobes
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Premium bedding
  • Pillowtop mattress
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch LED TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton’s small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Varscona
  • Varscona
  • Varscona Hotel
  • Varscona Hotel Whyte
  • Varscona Hotel Whyte Edmonton
  • Varscona Whyte
  • Varscona Whyte Edmonton
  • Varscona Hotel Edmonton
  • Varscona Hotel On Whyte Edmonton, Alberta


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of CAD 30.00

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of CAD 70.00

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 20 per pet, per night

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of CAD 18.00 per person (one way)

Airport shuttle for children between the ages of 4 and 12 costs CAD 10.00 (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton


  • In Whyte ave
  • University of Alberta - 25 min walk
  • Magic Lantern Princess Theatre - 6 min walk
  • Varscona Theatre - 7 min walk
  • Strathcona Streetcar Barn and Museum - 9 min walk
  • Kinsmen Sports Centre - 12 min walk
  • Stollery Children's Hospital - 17 min walk
  • University of Alberta Hospital - 18 min walk

Getting around

  • Edmonton, AB (YEG-Edmonton Intl.) - 27 min drive
  • Edmonton Station - 16 min drive
  • Health Sciences-Jubilee Station - 22 min walk
  • University Station - 22 min walk
  • McKernan-Belgravia Station - 25 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 339 reviews

Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton
Girls Days Out
This was a perfect location for us for what we were doing. The breakfast was very good and food was replenished as needed.
Evelyn J, us2 night trip with friends
Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton
Good value
Nice experience. Friendly stafff. Great service. Nice spacious room. Great happy hour. Excellent restaurant.
James L, us1 night trip
Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton
I like everything the hotels provided. I have a pleasant stay.
Trisha, us2 night trip
Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton
I prefer a boutique hotel like this when I travel to make it seem more like home.
A Traveler, us2 night trip
Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton
Nice place to stay
older hotel, but nice clean room and not noisy at all for being right on Whyte Ave.
sean, us1 night trip with friends

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Varscona Hotel on Whyte, Edmonton

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