Compiled by the Road Trip Alberta team
Updated on January 17, 2021
Feature image provided by Travel Alberta credit Pyramid Lake Resort
For us, staying in Jasper is always a magical experience. The slower pace, crisp mountain air, abundant wildlife, and towering Rocky Mountains always reminds us that we are in a very special place. Family vacations to Jasper happened at least once a year as kids and those trips have inspired many returns in adulthood as well. There are plenty of options for accommodations in Jasper and the surrounding area so we’ve tried a variety. Throughout the years we’ve altered between staying a few days in a hotel, finding a quaint and charming bed and breakfast, or if we were feeling more adventurous, sourcing a camping spot for a tent.
Regardless of wherever we stayed in Jasper National Park, after a full day of adventure, it was essential to have a place to rest our tired beings and get a good sleep.
Below you’ll find a variety of accommodations, sorted by our top picks and also by budget. In our numerous trips to Jasper over the past years, we’ve stayed at many of the places within, and if not, we have also relied on the suggestions and recommendations from colleagues to ensure that this guide is offering a good variety of options. It should be noted that most of the hotels in Jasper are located within the town’s centre, but there are a few special locations outside of town worth considering a stay at as well.
Accommodations in Jasper
Our Top Picks
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (Luxury)
It’s hard to describe how truly beautiful this place is. It is one of the most popular accommodations in Jasper, and for good reason. On the shores of Beauvert Lake in the Canadian Rockies, you’ll find the single most luxurious resort in Jasper. Featuring an award-winning golf course, heavenly restaurants, and a vast spa area (nearly a whole square kilometre of blissful indulgence), this is an exquisitely designed hotel. If you want to splurge, be sure to book a suite featuring great views of the lake and mountains which will provide the quintessential Canadian atmosphere. During the summer, you can relax in the swimming pool, hike in the area, or even go horseback riding. For winter, the Marmot Basin ski area is just 30kms away. A small tip to lower the cost: take the “no housekeeping service” option at check-in to save on your stay and help save the environment!
Jasper Inn & Suites (Mid-Range)
In the heart of the national park, Jasper Inn & Suites offers everything you need for a comfortable stay, from suites built for big families to amazing views of the mountains. The hotel also features an indoor pool, a sauna, and a steam room so you can relax after exploring the great outdoors. During the summer months, you can dine on the outdoor terrace surrounded by nature. It’s a quick 10-minute walk into the town centre.
Chateau Jasper (Mid-Range)
Chateau Jasper is an environmentally-friendly hotel with an award-winning restaurant where you can enjoy seasonally fresh produce and locally sourced ingredients. Rooms are spacious and feature everything you need to relax. Especially enjoy the underground parking when it’s cold out! Its indoor swimming pool, hot tub, and fitness centre add to the sublime comfort that the Chateau Jasper provides. It’s a pet-friendly place so feel free to bring Fido, but don’t worry if you are pet-less, you’re still likely to see plenty of animals roaming near the hotel itself!
Maligne Lodge (Budget)
Known as one of the friendliest places in Jasper, Maligne Lodge‘s staff will help you find the best to do in the area. This place features a sauna, an indoor pool, and an outdoor hot tub, which makes it a great place to relax after hiking in the surrounding mountains. All rooms include all the key amenities, while some rooms also include kitchen facilities. Guests can also workout in an on-site fitness center.
Other Luxury Accommodations in Jasper
Comfort + great outdoors = Tekarra Lodge. Located in the middle of the woods and overlooking Jasper National Park’s rivers, stay in spacious cabins while enjoying nature with your family in one of the coziest accommodations in Jasper. During the warm months, guests can experience a wide variety of activities, such as magic shows, children’s scavenger hunts, and a fitness boot camp. Tekarra Restaurant also offers several gourmet options, both local and international. For dessert, take in some complimentary s’mores by the fire pit!
Pyramid Lake Resort
The views are to die for. Right on the shores of Pyramid Lake, just 5km outside of Jasper, this resort allows you to try a lot of different outdoor activities such as canoeing, fishing, and hiking. Each room includes a refrigerator, a coffee machine, and a gas fireplace, providing for the ultimate cozy environment. The resort also has a private beach and features a gym and a hot tub; the whole property has excellent panoramic views of the lake and the surrounding mountains. An added bonus is that guests can use BBQ’s to cook their own food!
Other Mid-Range Accommodations in Jasper
Lobstick Lodge features everything you need after exploring Jasper. You can choose between snacking at the Season’s Cafe, having a nice meal at Country Inn Restaurant, or enjoying a couple of drinks while being surrounded by the magnificent views of the Canadian Rockies at Skylight Lounge. The rooms are spacious, quiet, and comfortable. This place also has an indoor swimming pool and a gym with a sauna.
Does a rooftop hot tub surrounded by astonishing views of the Canadian Rockies sound appealing to you? If so, the Whistler’s Inn also features two on-site restaurants, two gift shops, a steam room, and a pub. Rooms at the front face the historic train station with a mountain backdrop. Jasper Park Golf Course is just a couple of minutes away from the hotel, and so is the Jasper tramway.
Other Budget Accommodations in Jasper
It’s the little things that matter most at the Tonquin Inn. From the welcome kit for pets, to the fireplaces having a log ready to burn, the Inn has incredible attention to detail. And not to mention the unique architectural design! Its modern construction, the indoor swimming pool, two outdoor whirlpools, and three saunas make this Inn an elegant option for staying in the heart of Jasper. The staff is always helpful and willing to go the extra mile to give you an excellent service.
This classically designed hotel with a boutique style is easy on your wallet while still allowing you to enjoy magnificent views from every room. Guests of the Athabasca Hotel can have fun at the Atha-B nightclub, which is located on-site. O´Shea lounge is also very close – you can go for a couple of drinks and enjoy the billiards table. When staying at this hotel, you can visit Jasper’s Aquatic Center with complimentary passes provided to you by the staff.
Places to Stay Near Jasper
Overlander Mountain Lodge
If you’re planning to stay as close to the woods as possible, then the Overlander Mountain Lodge is the right place for you. Characterized by its amazing views of the Athabasca River and peaks of the Rockies, this place sits 44km from Jasper town centre but you barely need to leave anyways as you can enjoy a different array of activities like biking, fishing, hiking and golfing. The Stone Peak Restaurant offers breakfast and dinner every day while the Fireside Lounge lets you enjoy a drink next to the fireplace.
Glacier View Lodge
Worth the splurge! Upon arrival there’s a welcome reception cocktail and charcuterie board in the main reception area, and be prepared for the best views of Athabasca Glacier from every room. The Glacier View Lodge also includes a living room with a pull-out sofa and satellite TV in each suite. The Columbia Icefield Restaurant is on-site and you can find everything from snacks, to an all-day dining room. This hotel is the perfect place to explore the glacier, just ask for the hotel tour in the evening or the morning Skywalker for an additional cost. The terrace is accessible to all guests and features excellent views of the highest parts of the Canadian Rockies. This hotel is about an hour drive from Jasper.
Cabins in Jasper and Nearby
There is nothing that screams “Jasper” more than staying in a cozy cabin. There are a number of charming and authentic cabin properties in and around Jasper National Park that give visitors the perfect getaway in the Alberta Rockies. A stay in one of these cabins will have all the modern comforts with the natural cabin aesthetic.
Bear Hill Lodge
Bear Hill Lodge offers cozy cabins where you can have lots of privacy and comfort with Jasper’s main tourist area being just a ten-minute walk away. Staying here gives you direct access to Bear Hills hiking trails, which lead to Pyramid and Patricia Lakes. Muffins, scones, and fruit salad are included for breakfast, which you can enjoy next to the fireplace. Rooms are spacious and feature a coffee machine; some even include a kitchenette area. Guests often comment enthusiastically about the cleanliness, making this an attractive choice for accommodations in Jasper.
If you’re looking for a full immersion in nature, then this is the place for you. Built on the banks of Athabasca River, these classic Canadian designed cabins are comfortable and cozy while allowing you to stay in close contact with local wildlife in its natural habitat. Jasper is just a couple of minutes away; enjoy your stay at Pine Bungalows in the middle of the forest while also enjoying modern conveniences. All cabins feature tea/coffee making machines, refrigerators, and excellent views of the woods.
Bed and Breakfast in Jasper
There are plenty of options for a bed and breakfast in Jasper. In fact, most of the locations are quite charming and the bonus of staying at one is the home-cooked breakfast you will receive in the morning. Here are a few options to check out:
Airbnb in Jasper
We often stay in Airbnb’s when we travel. They allow us to explore areas we would not necessarily explore otherwise, and by meeting the locals who own them, we can experience each destination in a whole new way. There are a number of options for an Airbnb in Jasper as well as nearby. The options are varied and include guest suites (like the Nest Suite Apartment) or private rooms (like this room in the Blue Moose Guest House).
Campgrounds in Jasper
There are plenty of campgrounds to consider as options for accommodations in Jasper. From RV to rough and tumble tent camping, you’re bound to find the perfect spot. Here are some resources to get you started:
- A guide to camping in Jasper, and a current list of campgrounds that are open.
- Want to rent an RV? We have a guide for RV rentals in Alberta too.
- While “free” camping is not available in national parks, there are some Alberta crown land camping options not too far away.
Practical Information for your Jasper Trip
Getting to Jasper is quite easy and the closest major city and airport to Jasper is Edmonton (365km). Banff National Park is approximately 3.5 hours south (288km) reachable via the Icefields Parkway. Visitors coming into Jasper via motor vehicle will need to purchase a park pass either in advance or at the park gates.
Need some help planning your stay? We’ve got lots of suggestions for things to do in Jasper, too!