Jasper National Park Hotels
In summer, motel and hotel rooms in Jasper National Park are relatively expensive. Most of the motels and lodges are within walking distance of town and have indoor pools and restaurants. Luckily, alternatives to staying in $400-plus hotel rooms do exist. The best of these are the lodges scattered around the edge of town. Open in summer only, each offers a rustic yet distinct style of accommodation in keeping with the theme of staying in a national park. Additionally, many private residences have rooms for rent in summer; three hostels are close to town; and there’s always camping in the good ol’ outdoors.
Best Jasper Hotels
Within the townsite, these are our favourites from least expensive to most expensive:
HI Jasper (bunk beds, private rooms)
Jasper Downtown Hostel (bunk beds, private rooms)
Athabasca Hotel (budget rooms with shared baths)
Maligne Lodge (regular motel rooms)
Bear Hill Lodge (cabins)
Forest Park Hotel (request the new wing)
Within a short drive of downtown are a number of seasonal accommodations open in summer only. Here are our favourites:
Across the Athabasca River from downtown is the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, an iconic lodging with a lakefront setting, expansive grounds, a wide variety of recreational activities and rooms range from motel-style to multi-room log cabins.