PHOTOS: The Fantasyland Hotel Brings Your Dreams To Life

When it comes to hotels, it doesn’t get much better than the Fantasyland Hotel in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The hotel is situated in the renowned West Edmonton Mall, which is the largest in all of North America. It features spectacular accommodations including ice skating, a casino, and an enormous indoor waterpark to name a few. However, the adventure starts inside of your hotel room with themed decor. You can feel as though you’re living in ancient Rome, out on an island, in outer space, and many other fantasy destinations. Let’s take a look at what makes this hotel one of the top 10 most unique hotels in the world.

The Polynesian Theme Room

An island themed hotel room
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This is what the hotel calls its modern polynesian theme room. The room features a large LCD HD television, a two-person jet, and the option of one king bed, a king bed, and a day bed, or two queen beds.

The leaf design on the carpet and the bed’s backsplash give the feel of sleeping in nature. The mock rock wall and plants lead into the bath, giving the illusion of bathing in a rainforest.

Experience The Artic Without The Freezing Temperatures

An igloo hotel room
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This modern igloo theme room also offers a two-person jacuzzi, but one that emerges from artic snow. The king-sized bed is designed to resemble an igloo. Snowflake carpeting offers a pattern that winter-lovers will enjoy.

The dome-shaped ceiling also gives the illusion of being in an igloo and is illuminated with light strips. Not one detail is overlooked in this brilliant design that will give you chills, even if the heat is on!

Live Like You’re In An Old Western Film

A western themed hotel room
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Experience the old country in this western theme room. This room offers a four-person tub that’s designed to look like rock strata. The “county jail” denotes a set of bunk beds that sit next to the room’s pillowtop queen-sized bed.

Logs adorn the walls, giving the feel of being tucked away in a cozy country cabin. In addition to the room’s accommodations, guests also enjoy a 24-hour gym membership to Crunch Fitness.

A Truck-Lover’s Dream

A car inspired hotel room
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This truck theme room offers a queen-sized mattress that fits snuggly into the bed of a mock truck. There’s also a fold-out futon in the truck’s cab, and two bunk beds in the room.

With so many guests able to sleep in the space, it’s a good thing there’s a four-person jacuzzi inside. A model of an old gas station pump is a touch that car connoisseurs will appreciate. Street lights give the illusion of driving inside.

Be Treated Like A Princess

A princess hotel room
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The Fantasyland Hotel breaks up its rooms into five categories: luxury theme rooms, theme rooms, executive rooms, superior rooms, and suites. This room is called the superior princess room.

The space stands out from the other rooms since it relies on the decor rather than built-in structures to convey its concept. The room contains two queen-sized beds with pillowtop mattresses. The golden accents and hot pink color scheme make it suitable for any lady who wants to feel like a princess.

Visit Outer Space

A space inspired room
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This incredible room is known by hotel workers as luxury space. The play on words not only points to the fact that the room is modeled after space but also is a literal space of luxurious design. The room features not one, but two 65″ HD TVs which add to the high-tech, futuristic feel.

One king-size bed and a two-person jacuzzi make this luxury theme room ideal for couples who dare to leave this world together. The impressive lighting design casts blue over the room, while soft stars and galactical haze fill the ceiling.

Get The Roman Treatment

A large bathtub is surrounded by golden finishings and a large statue of a woman
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For those looking to travel to ancient Rome, this room will give you the feel without the long air travel. A round, king-sized bed and a two-person jacuzzi make this room ideal for a couple.

The Luxury Roman space is practically known for its bathroom as much as it is its room. The tub is surrounded by mirrors that expand the space. Pillars, a cloud-painted ceiling, and the gold and red color scheme add to the Roman feel.

A Dream For Kids

A car inspired hallway
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The themes don’t stop at the door. As soon as you step foot onto your floor, you’ll feel emersed in the theme of your choosing. This hallway leads to the car rooms. A glass wall fixture features neon trucks while traffic signs on the wall mimic the open road.

The hallway carpeting is covered in a car design that refects in the ceiling mirror. Kids who enjoy playing with toy cars will love the bright colors and car-inspired design.

Sleep By The Hollywood Sign

A hallway is lined with a neon Hollywood sign
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Particularly for film fans who live far from Hollywood, seeing this neon Hollywood sign right out your door can be a fantasy come true. The colors and design are such that you’ll feel as though you’re retiring to your movie set trailer.

The spotlight fixtures that line the hall replicate the spotlights tearing through the night sky in the hallway photo. The play with light and shadows add a mysterious and glamorous effect to the hall.

Feel Surrounded By Nature

A rainforest themed elevator space
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If you opt for one of the Polynesian rooms, get ready to be immersed by rainforest life from the moment that your elevator doors part. The furthermost wall is covered with faux plants and over-sized lizards appear to be crawling up the walls.

Above, a painted ceiling gives the illusion of light reflecting off the butterfly wings above your head. Life-size tikis wear a surprised expression that will most likely match the look on your face as you walk through this hotel.

Get Lost In Your Own Reflection

A staircase is lined with mirrors that create a eternal effect
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At Fantasyland, every spare inch of the hotel is spectacular, even the staircase. Skip the elevator and take the stairs at least once. Guaranteed, there isn’t another staircase that you’ve seen that’s quite like this.

The stairs have glass railings lines with the color of gold. They’re surrounded by mirrors that are situated so that the staircase seems like a neverending maze. It’s like walking through a funhouse, which if you think about it, is exactly what Fantasyland is.

It’s Attached To A Mall

Shops in the West Edmonton Mall
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One of the best parts of the Fantasyland Hotel is that it’s attached to the West Edmonton Mall. Located in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, the mall is the largest one in North America. It covers more than 5 million square feet and is full of entertainment.

Fantasyland is one of two hotels in the giant mall. There are also over 800 stores, 100 dining spots, and nine attractions. This photo is of their Europa Boulevard, a piece of the mall that was modeled after old European streets.

Shop Around The Santa Maria

A pirate ship inside West Edmonton Mall
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One of the mall’s primary attractions is the Santa Maria. The indoor ship is a replica of the one that Christophe Columbus sailed when he came to the Americas in 1492.

The attraction isn’t just a thing to look at; you can also book events at the Santa Maria, which are catered by none other than the Fantasyland Hotel. With so many themes throughout this mall, it isn’t hard to see why Fantasyland was such a perfect addition.

Don’t Wait For Winter To Go Ice Skating

West Edmonton Mall's Ice Rink
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It isn’t uncommon for malls to construct an ice rink that’s available for at least part of the year. What is unusual is an ice rink the size of the National Hockey League’s ice rinks. The Mayfield Toyota Ice Palace is just that.

The rink isn’t just a place to skate. There are also figure skating and hockey events that you can go see while staying at Fantasyland. The space even houses non-ice events.

Dare To Go Down These Slides

An indoor water park features an enormous waterslide structure
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Regardless of whether you’re visiting from a warm climate or a cold one, you can experience whatever you lack at this mall. As you can see, the glass domes just keep getting bigger. This one houses the World Waterpark, home to the world’s largest indoor wave pool.

Giant, intricate water slides make this attraction one you won’t want to miss. From your hotel room at Fantasyland to tons of attractions, you won’t have to step a foot into a car.

Challenge Your Family To A Game

A family plays mini golf inside of the West Edmonton Mall
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This photo is of a family playing at Professor Wem’s Adventure Golf, a mini-golf course designed to make players feel like they’re in a cartoon. Another option for mini-golf is Dragon’s Tale Blacklight, where players worth their way through a blacklight, dragon course.

Another attraction is the Crystal Labyrinth, a maze of mirrors. There’s also an underground aquarium, a bowling alley, an interactive sea-lion show, and the Galaxyland Amusement Park. The amusement park even features the world’s largest indoor triple-loop roller-coaster.

Treat Yourself To A Luxurious Dining Experience

A beautiful restaurant entrance
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While there are tons of dining options in the West Edmonton Mall, you don’t need to step outside of Fantasyland Hotel to enjoy the finest meals. The hotel’s upscale restaurant, L2 Grill, is located above the lobby.

The restaurant offers breakfast, lunch, dinner, and brunch on Sundays. For the most venturesome diners, you can opt for a customized dining experience. Executive Chef Rodney Khoo will prepare you an incredible eight-course menu for guests who book the Chef’s Table. Just be sure to give a 48-hour notice.

Experience A Night Out Right Downstairs

A luxurious bar lines the wall of the hotel's lounge area
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In the Fantasyland Hotel lobby sits the L1 Lounge, known for its specialty liquors and small plates. The lounge also features karaoke night on Tuesday and Wednesday nights, and live music every Thursday night.

More nightlife attractions are inside the West Edmonton Mall. Starlight Casino, 300 Club Lounge, Jubilations Dinner Theater, and Rick Bronson’s The Comic Strip are all walking distance from Fantasyland. Watch a show, place your bets, or dance the night away until you’re ready to collapse into your pillowtop bed.

There’s Something For Everyone

A luxury hotel room
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Aside from the luxury theme rooms and theme rooms, there are executive and superior rooms as well as suites, the three of which offer styles that are not themed.

The primary difference between them is that the executive rooms offer a jacuzzi; the superior rooms don’t offer a jacuzzi but do have the option of a few different themes, or a non-themed room. The suites have a separate living space in them and have the most beds.

Enjoy Panoramic Views From Your Room

A view from a hotel window shows miles of trees and town
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Located to the East of British Columbia, Alberta sits North of Montana in beautiful, snowy Canada. Views like this one offer panoramic views of the city from the hotel rooms. The flat land allows guests to see far and wide.

Room Service is offered from 6:30 am to 2 am for those days when you just don’t feel like getting up. Enjoy a luxury meal in your luxury room inside of a luxury mall at Fantasyland.