Lying at the confluence of the Athabasca and Miette rivers, Jasper is the largest national park in the Canadian Rockies. It is known for its expansive landscape of rugged wilderness paths and alpine meadows, which have formed protected ecosystems chock-full of majestic wildlife.
Less tourist-pampering than its Southern cousin Banff, Jasper’s rugged beauty lures ambitious and adventurous travelers to its desolate backcountry trails and complements its natural splendor with an uplifting downtown spirit.
Jasper’s hotels radiate an unrivaled charm and spark upon their guests an exuberant desire to get out there and connect with the great outdoors. From cozy, alpine boutiques to cabin-style woodland resorts, here are the best cool and unusual hotels in Jasper, Canada (in no particular order).
Pyramid Lake Resort
This newly renovated chalet-style resort offers front-row seats to nature’s radiance and an elegant twist to your Jasper adventures.
The wood accents and thoughtful cabin décor bring each room to life with a bespoke, minimalist style, and private balconies & fireplaces beautifully harmonize with the mountain ambiance.
The lobby provides complimentary teas and coffees along with s’mores kits, while a stunning barbeque and firepit area allows you to grill up your own mountain feast.
The resort offers a great program of excursions, including water sports activities and mountain bike rentals, allowing you to cycle up and explore Jasper’s breathtaking landscapes.
Stylish Cabin Decor
Private Balconies and Fireplaces
Accessible Water Sports and Biking
Some rooms are a little small
WiFi is a little spotty
No spa services
Overlander Mountain Lodge
Built in 1963, Overlander Mountain Lodge is a true jewel of the Canadian Rockies, combining a warm and attentive service with an exclusive plunge into natural beauty.
Designed with thoughtful amenities to enhance the hospitality experience, all of the cozy guestrooms feature mountain-inspired elements.
Providing a variety of accommodation types for the perfect alpine getaway, guests on all kinds of budgets can fully immerse themselves in some of the best lodgings Jasper has to offer.
Gourmet dining experiences can be relished in a casual, relaxed atmosphere, combining the freshest seasonal ingredients with an extensive wine list. At the same time, a brand-new patio has been built to complement an array of lighter fare.
Nearby biking; hiking and golfing
Rustic chic lodge
Gourmet Dining Experiences
New Relaxing Patio
No Air Con available
No spa service
A little distant from the town center
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge
Embedded within the serenity of the National Park, a journey to Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge is in itself a bucket list road trip through some of the world’s most treasured wilderness.
A deep sense of calm sets in upon entrance to this secluded, classic Canadian lodge as you wind your way past the grazing elk and glacier-carved valleys.
Gracing a mammoth 750 acres around the shores of the emerald ‘Lac Beauvert’, the heritage log cabins offer a vibe as raw and rugged as they come.
The lodge invites guests to a one-of-a-kind opportunity to watch the dancing Northern Lights and listen to a symphony under a blanket of stars before sipping hearthside cocktails in the retro glamour of the Emerald Lounge.
Upscale heritage cabins
Location with spectacular views
Some include whirlpool tubs
outdoor pool and a golf course
Limited dining options
Room can be dark
Can get booked up at peak times
Inviting the discerning traveler to unplug and reconnect, Pine Bungalows has maintained a dream to share the raw, natural beauty of the Rockies since 1936.
The cosy cabins are the perfect spot to put your busy lives on pause and sink into the mountain ambiance and boast knotty pine décor and cosy furnishings to complement the adjacent wilderness views.
The on-site canteen has everything you need, from groceries to crafted drinks to several pre-made meals, which you can take back to the comfort of your own cabin.
The restaurant ‘Kumama’ offers a unique twist on local food and features a stunning patio with a fireplace where you can unwind after a memorable day in the alpine.
Peaceful forest setting
Unique mountain ambience
Cozy pine cabins
Kumama's restaurant's local twist
Limited dining variety
No spa service
No onsite pool
For a picturesque hinterland getaway, Cedar House offers an enhanced hospitality experience through a seamless blend of rustic cabin vibes and cosy isolation from the outside world.
Surrounding the property are quaint sitting areas where the peacefulness of the National Park is divinely embodied. While a bucolic wooden aesthetic decorates the property’s exterior, the insides feature soothing tones and contemporary décor, topped with first-rate amenities.
The studio rooms are well laid out and emit an air of functionality, and the locally inspired landscape artwork dotted around the lounge area adds an immersive touch. A flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a coffee machine, a kettle, and premier toiletries are provided.
Quirky-chic guest house
Family rooms and all ages welcome
Tranquil National Park Setting
Thoughtful Studio Layout
Limited Satellite Channels
No fitness centre
Not Dog friendly
Mount Robson Inn
Located on the main street in Jasper, this family-owned & operated inn takes pride in ensuring that friendly Alberta hospitality welcomes guests to a memorable vacation.
In-room hot tubs make for a blissful end to a thrill-packed day, while the outdoor spa area offers sweeping mountain panoramas to accompany your evening rejuvenation.
The guestrooms are graced with plush bedding, and free breakfasts are provided to fuel your epic adventures.
Modern conveniences and amenities embellish the in-room experience, which includes a microwave, a mini-fridge, and high-velocity WiFi. It is no surprise, the Mount Robson Inn is rated amongst the top 10 places to stay in Jasper.
Scenic Mountain Views
In-Room Hot Tubs
Mountain-view spa and Hot Tub
Not Pet friendly
Small room for families
Not dog friendly
Forest Park Hotel
Signature hospitality awaits you at Forest Park Hotel, where you can rest comfortably surrounded by peaks and pines.
Natural wood and stone accents elevate the forest-inspired experience, and guests can choose between alpine-style rooms that boast contemporary design finishes and woodland-style rooms that offer premium access to the resort’s five-star communal spaces.
You are invited to take an invigorating dip in the hotel’s heated pool or immerse yourself in the warmth of a hot tub.
Moreover, an inviting list of wellness offerings guides you to find your ultimate bliss. At the same time, the on-site dining room features Rocky Mountain specialties and divine desserts to provide your taste buds with a well-deserved treat.
Stylish alpine and woodland rooms
Spa closes early
The Crimson Jasper
The adventure and dynamism of this transcendent town emanated effortlessly in this colorful, mountain-chic lodge. The opulent and comfortable guestrooms are kept light and fresh through modern décor, while the outside views are nothing short of heart-stirring.
The Crimson’s youthful vibe and welcoming spirit provide an idyllic haven of charisma where you can connect with like-minded souls to revel in the alpine charm.
The on-site signature restaurant, Terra, is inspired by the raw, rustic nature of Jasper’s natural features. Much like the seasons, the menus are constantly evolving yet are always rooted in locally foraged fare and natural ingredients.
Modern and trendy hotel
Vibrant mountain-chic lodge
Indoor Swimming Pool
No spa services
Pretty tight parking lot
Bear Hill Lodge
Tucked into a peaceful corner of Jasper, Bear Hill Lodge offers a stunning range of studio cottages, heritage log cabins, and homestead log houses, all designed with the utmost comfort and elegance in mind.
Spread over a 2-acre site, a walk through the property’s finely maintained grounds is the perfect way to soak up the serene alpine ambiance.
Evoking a rustic feel yet ornamented by quirky, nature-inspired elements and artwork, a fabulous, cabin-like style permeates the property.
Plush bedding and sophisticated woodwork creating soft hues complement the harmony of sleek and splendor, and once you step out of the majesty of your room, picnic and barbeque spaces offer a charming ambiance to connect with compatible souls.
Stylish and modern retreat
Unique cabin-inspired design
Peaceful mountain village setting
Limited Urban Access
Room can be small
Nature takes centre stage at the stunning Tekarra Lodge, a quiet haven where lovers of the great outdoors can embrace a rustic charm amid alpine grandeur.
Welcoming guests for nearly 70 years, you are invited to sleep in a ridgetop cabin overlooking the confluence of the Athabasca and Miette Rivers alongside plush, triple-sheeted beds and a wood-burning fireplace.
From morning yoga sessions to evening s’mores and live music, a wide array of amenities and activities can be enjoyed. While the hotel evokes the lure of a secluded sanctuary, the trendy boutiques of Jasper’s downtown thoroughfare lie right on your doorstep.
Scenic river views
Wifi can be slow
Lacking Spa Service
Jasper House Bungalows
At Jasper House, a small-town charm suffuses the rustic ambiance, where tranquillity and comfort combine in the majestic backdrop of the turquoise Athabasca River.
Each bungalow embraces panoramic views, inviting you to sit back in your Adirondack chair and let your stresses melt away.
You can fully immerse yourself in the echo of the river while delighting in exquisite cuisine from the Elk Village Restaurant on your family picnic table or in the rustic gazebos.
Jasper House offers 5 different accommodation types to choose from, from Cedar Low Bungalows to Executive Chalets, all of which welcome regular sightings of amazing wildlife passing by.
Charming Family Atmosphere
Breathtaking scenery from rooms
Exquisite cuisine options
Stunning mountain views
No microwaves in rooms
Miette Hot Springs Bungalows
High into the sensational Rocky Mountains, the ultimate utopia awaits you at Miette Hot Springs Bungalows. The historic homes have been beautifully hand-crafted with an open beam concept and tongue & groove varnished pine walls.
In all of the cabins you will enjoy split barn-style front doors on warm summer days, gas heaters and wood-burning stoves for winter evenings, and premium cooking utensils.
Pleasantly secluded, towering pines enclose this graceful property and the astonishing sight of the alpine peak beams in from above. The property’s lush grounds boast ample space for kicking back and relaxing whilst the children play around on the lawn.
Unusual Rocky Mountain Retreat
Historic Hand-Crafted Bungalows
A stone's throw from the Hot Springs
Plenty of outdoor relaxation
Decor might not suit all
Top 12 Hotels in Jasper Compared
This is a comparison table of Jasper’s top 12 cool and unusual hotels. The table provides comprehensive details about the hotel’s location, fitness facilities, price range, distance to attractions, and nearby dining options. You have the freedom to organize the table based on your own preferences.
Hotel Name Location Price Range (per night) Fitness Facilities Distance to Attractions (km) Nearby Restaurants
Pyramid Lake Resort 5 KM North Up Pyramid Road, $438-$504 Yes 1 9
Overlander Mountain Lodge 27010 Highway 16 West $294-$310 No 1.2 3
Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge 1 Old Lodge Road, $677-$4124 Yes 0.4 6
Pine Bungalows #2 Cottonwood Creek Road $365-$888 No 1.5 5
Cedar House 1107 Patricia street $277-$445 No 0.8 8
Mount Robson Inn 902 Connaught Drive $394-$429 Yes 1.9 4
Forest Park Hotel 76 Connaught Drive, $369-$475 Yes 1.5 5
The Crimson Jasper 200 Connaught Drive $254-$309 Yes 0.7 6
Bear Hill Lodge 100 Bonhomme Street, $277 (booking.com) No 0.6 4
Tekarra Lodge Highway 93A South $293 (booking.com) Yes 3.5 5
Jasper House Bungalows Hwy 93 South, Box 817, $292-$507 No 1.5 3
Miette Hot Springs Bungalows Miette Road Miette Hot Springs, $445-$713 (3 night stay) No 0.4 1
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