Get an overview of this hotelHistoric Edmonton hotel near theatre, pubs, eateries

River-view landmark

On the North Saskatchewan River and a landmark in the city since 1915, this Edmonton hotel offer spectacular river valley views, 1 block from the Shaw Conference Centre and 2 blocks from the Citadel Theatre.

Pool, fitness center

Reminiscent of a 16th-century French chateau, Macdonald Health Club offers a complimentary fitness center with indoor pool, kids' pool, whirlpool, steam room, and sauna.

Guestroom views

The 199 guestrooms at The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald provide either cityscape or river valley views and offer high ceilings, pillowtop mattresses, premium bedding, marble bathrooms, and minibars. Wired and wireless Internet are available (surcharge).

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

The 24-hour business center offers 2 computers with printers and high-speed Internet access, fax machine, and photocopier (surcharge for all). Complimentary coffee, tea, newspapers, and magazines are provided. Wireless Internet access is available in the lobby, lounge, and meeting rooms (surcharge). Approximately 13,000 square feet (1,200 square meters) of flexible meeting space is available; the Wedgwood Room, with its china-patterned ceiling, is a favorite for weddings. The hotel's fine-dining restaurant and lounge are decorated with antiques and museum-quality art.

One block from Shaw Conference Centre and two blocks from the Citadel Theatre and Edmonton City Centre Mall, The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald has gardens, fountains, and a gazebo; one of Canada's largest urban parklands is steps away.

The health club (complimentary to guests) contains a 40 foot (12 meter) indoor saline pool, children's wading pool, spa tub, sauna, steam room, cardio- and strength-training equipment, and women's and men's locker rooms with showers. Therapeutic massage services, cranio-sacral therapy, Reiki, foot reflexology, and paraffin treatments also are available (surcharge).

Enjoy an after-work treat in The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald’s Confederation Lounge, featuring an outdoor patio and seasonal BBQ services, or indulge in a fine-dining experience in The Harvest Room, on the main floor of the hotel. For a pleasant and relaxed diner, take advantage of the hotel’s 24-hour in Room Dining for the ultimate experience in comfort and convenience.

  • Indoor pool 
  • Children's pool 
  • Spa treatment room(s) 
  • Steam room 
  • Sauna 
  • Spa tub 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Health club 
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge) 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Limo or Town Car service available 
  • Business center 
  • Conference space 
  • Total number of rooms - 199 
  • Porter/bellhop 
  • Express check-out 
  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Multilingual staff 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Express check-in 
  • ATM/banking 
  • Gift shops or newsstand 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Valet parking (surcharge) 
  • Number of floors - 8 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Wedding services 
  • Full-service spa 
  • Babysitting or childcare 
  • Airport transportation 
  • Number of restaurants - 2 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Free WiFi 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool  
  • Children's pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)  
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)  


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge) , Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Valet parking (surcharge)

Room Amenities

  • Pay movies 
  • Premium bedding 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Room service (24 hours) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Climate control 
  • Blackout drapes/curtains 
  • Phone 
  • Minibar 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • Bathrobes 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • In-room massage available 
  • Shower/tub combination 
  • In-room childcare (surcharge) 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Pillowtop mattress 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Cribs/infant beds available 
  • Flat-panel TV 
  • WiFi (surcharge) 
  • Wired high-speed Internet access (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

The Harvest Room - Fine-dining restaurant located on the main floor of the hotel. Open daily for breakfast, lunch, and dinner; breakfast buffet served daily from 6:30 AM until 11 AM Monday through Friday, and from 7 AM until noon on weekends and holidays. A la carte breakfast also available.

The Confederation Lounge - Lounge equipped with outdoor patio and BBQ services (seasonal). Open daily from late morning to late evening; lunch, dinner, and appetizer menu.

24-hour in-room dining - For the ultimate experience in comfort and convenience. Children's menu available.

Nearby Things to Do

Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including a visit to The Fairmont Hotel Macdonald Health Club complete with exercise equipment, an indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, and massage therapy services.

Additional features include babysitting/childcare, Smudge a yellow-lab canine ambassador welcoming guests in the lobby, and gift shops/newsstands.

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Cross-country skiing nearby 
  • Snowshoeing nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 

Spa Services

  • Hot stone massage 
  • Prenatal massage 
  • Steam room in spa 
  • Sports massage 
  • Number of treatment rooms 3 
  • Body scrubs 
  • Aromatherapy treatments 
  • Sauna in spa 
  • Spa tub in spa 
  • Massages 


To make requests for specific accessibility needs, complete the “Special or Accessibility Requests" section of “Trip Preferences" when you book your hotel.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • Accessible path of travel 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is noon

Payment types


Pets allowed

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.


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Awards & Affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Green Key Eco-Rating Program, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.
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