Hotels in Hinton, Alberta – A Jasper Hotel Alternative

With Jasper National Park having a finite number of hotel accommodations within the park, finding a place to stay during the peak summer months can be challenging if not booked far in advance. During peak times, finding last-minute accommodations in Jasper can be nearly impossible.

There IS another way.

Hinton, Alberta is 47 miles (75 km) east of Jasper townsite and is home to several hotels providing a reasonable alternative to staying in Jasper. While 47 miles may seem far, keep in mind that the border of Jasper National Park is closer and only 10 or 20 minutes away.

Jasper’s top attractions like Miette Hot Springs, the Jasper Tramway, Maligne Lake and the best day hikes are all an easy commute from Hinton. For most Jasper attactions, staying in Hinton instead of Jasper village would only add an hour or so to the day’s driving. In fact, Miette Hot Springs is nearer to Hinton than it is to Jasper village. Soaking in Miette Hot Springs is a way to recharge after a day of Jasper activities and is easier to do for those staying in Hinton.

The downside to staying in Hinton is the long distance from Hinton to the Columbia Icefield at the southern end of Jasper National Park. The Columbia Icefield, one of Jasper’s top attractions, is a good 2 hours from Jasper townsite. It can be longer depending at the number of stops made at the many jaw-dropping scenic viewpoints along the way. Expect a long day of driving to the icefield and back to Hinton, but that is part of the adventure and the Canadian Rockies scenery makes it enjoyable. One way to avoid the long return ride from Columbia Icefield to Hinton is to combine a trip to Jasper National Park with a trip to Banff National Park, a common itinerary for those able to do a longer vacation.

Map of Hinton, Alberta Hotels

A Super 8 Motel, 284 Smith Street, Hinton, AB T7V 2A1, Canada, (780) 817-2228
B Days Inn Hinton, 358 Smith Street, Hinton, AB T7V 2A1, Canada, (780) 817-1960
C Lakeview Inn and Suites, 500 Smith Street, Hinton, AB T7V 2A1, Canada, (780) 865-2575
D Crestwood Hotel, 678 Carmichael Lane, Hinton, AB T7V 1S9, Canada, (780) 865-4001
E Timberland Hotel, 1-114 Park Street, Hinton, AB T7V 2B1, Canada, (780) 865-2231
F Holiday Inn Express Hotel and Suites Hinton, 470 Smith Street, Hinton, AB T7V 2A1, Canada, (780) 865-2048
G Best Canadian Motor Inns, 386 Smith Street, Hinton, AB T7V 2A1, Canada, (780) 865-5099
I McCracken Country Inn, 146 Brookhart St, Hinton, AB T7V 1Y8, Canada, (780) 865-5662

To find out availability, do a search on Orbitz, Travelocity, Kayak or similar.

The town of Hinton is a mini-destination itself and has shopping and restaurants. Learn about Hinton recreational activities, including the Brule Sand Dunes and Yellowhead Raceway, on the Town of Hinton official website.

Looking for other options? Read about Jasper Private Home Rentals as yet another Jasper National Park vacation hotel alternative.

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2 comments to Hotels in Hinton, Alberta – A Jasper Hotel Alternative

  • Got your blog during google search for best hotel deals….. & I like it.

  • THanks for the great tips on how to find proper accommondations a bit further away in Hinton and how to combine certain attractions on one vacation trip to make one’s drive more efficient and enjoyable.

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