Edmonton has a better range of independent accommodations than some Canadian cities. Options include a trio of boutique hotels, a couple of cheap hostels and a centrally located B&B. Downtown is business oriented with more generic accommodations. If you are in town mainly to visit the West Edmonton Mall, then staying in or near it is feasible, but the digs there are definitely leaning toward the touristy side of the spectrum. Expect to pay between $90 and $125 for a comfortable room at a midrange place.