Editor's Top 4 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$219 CAD
Highly praised historic landmark hotel in Regina with classic decor, day spa and fine dining
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, newspapers, coffee in the lobby
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many guests found the location ideal for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • Many guests liked the grandeur and old world charm of this historic hotel
  • Guests enjoyed the dining and breakfasts on site
  • Some guests spoke of beautiful views from their rooms
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by guest reviewers
Cons
  • Self-parking is $15 and valet parking is $20 per night
  • Some guests found the bathrooms small
My top pick is the Hotel Saskatchewan for its value and old world grandeur. This is a full-service luxury hotel offered at a similar price to the other hotels in the city with beautifully appointed rooms and some featuring pretty views of Victoria Park. The newly renovated Circa 27 Dining Room and Lounge provides breakfast and lunch buffets, fine evening dining and a cocktail lounge. Guests who want to relax in their room can order room service from early morning to midnight. Leisure amenities include a steam room, a hot tub and a large, fully equipped fitness centre. There is also an organic hair and day spa and an express (3-hr) laundry service. Self-parking is $15 and valet parking is available for $20 per night.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$128 CAD
Highly praised downtown Regina hotel with restaurant, Starbucks café & rooms with balcony
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests overall
  • Many enjoyed the newly decorated and very clean rooms
  • Many guests were pleased with the restaurant on site
  • The fitness facility was appreciated for having modern equipment
  • Guests found the location convenient to restaurants, pubs, airport and hospital in the downtown
  • The staff were very friendly and helpful, according to many guests
Cons
  • Parking is $12 per night
  • Some guests felt the hotel was a little pricey
  • A few said their bathrooms were small
  • No indoor pool a disappointment for some guests
I also recommend the stylish DoubleTree by Hilton in downtown Regina. It’s well priced for the downtown district, and a top choice for Regina, favoured by guests for its newly renovated public spaces and rooms. Guests find the décor beautiful and enjoy the comfortable beds, along with the HDTVs, (a rarity for downtown Regina hotels I’m told). The Starbucks coffee and snacks at Connections Café, off the lobby, do not go unnoticed for their marvellous convenience, and many guests are enjoying the exquisite dining on site these days at Wild Sage Kitchen and Bar. Guests love the location which is walk-able to almost everything in the downtown from shopping at the Cornwall Centre, to great restaurants, the hospital, Victoria Park, and even the Mosaic stadium. Perfect for a business stay, the hotel offers a modern fitness centre and perfect place for a breakfast meeting. Covered parking is available for $12 per night.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$124 CAD
Well-liked downtown Regina hotel offers suites with mini-kitchens and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, local calls
  • Guests liked their clean, quiet and comfortable rooms
  • Many guests liked this location for business, sports venues, restaurants and airport
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free breakfast
  • Many appreciated the value provided at this hotel for the downtown location
  • Guests liked the staff and were pleased with the service
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by guests
Cons
  • Parking is $10 per night with a limited number of spots
  • Some thought the decor and renos were not that well thought out
  • A couple of guests missed having an on-site restaurant and indoor pool
This quiet hotel was recently renovated and is a great value for downtown Regina with the most economical room rates of my picks. It offers a very clean, spacious and comfortable room in a heritage building. While it looks old on the outside, guests say it’s completely new on the inside! Guests enjoy the free breakfast buffet with hot and cold choices and very good free Wi-Fi, which adds considerable value to the stay. Parking is somewhat limited on site and costs $10 per night, but there is free street parking for the early riser who can leave by 8 am, and there is a city lot across the street as well. It’s something of a well-kept secret gem according to its guests for its convenient location and price.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$163 CAD
Well-liked downtown Regina hotel with spacious rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast buffet, local calls
  • Clean, spacious rooms with comfy beds said guests
  • Location was convenient to all things downtown
  • Staff professional and accommodating to guests
  • Several guests said the hotel provided good value
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to online guest surveys
Cons
  • Parking is $11 for outdoor and $16 for underground
  • Several guests complained of traffic noise
  • Slow elevator a problem for some guests
  • Occasionally guests found mattresses that were uncomfortable
Priced similarly to the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Regina which is just around the corner, this hotel has garnered some pretty good guest scores and offers some good amenities. It provides a very spacious and well-appointed room, along with a well-liked and satisfying buffet breakfast, free, with hot and cold items. There is also very good free Wi-Fi at the hotel. Parking is an extra $11 for outdoors and $16 for a secure underground spot each night, which is good to have in the downtown area. All rooms have a mini-fridge and microwave and many found the beds comfortable. The coffee pot is on all day in the lobby.

3 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Downtown Regina

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$241 CAD
Pet-friendly downtown Regina hotel with indoor pool, waterslide, restaurant and lounge
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls
  • Guests found the location convenient to downtown attractions and the airport
  • Many guests found clean and comfortable rooms
  • Families with children enjoyed the pool and waterslide
  • Guests typically enjoyed dining on site
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by guests
  • Many guests liked the staff and found them welcoming and friendly
Cons
  • Parking outdoors is $9 and underground is $17 per night
  • Some guests complained of dated decor in the rooms
  • Several complained about the room prices
  • Occasionally guests had noise disturbances from within the hotel
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Book from ~$113 CAD
Downtown Regina budget hotel with well-liked restaurant and free parking but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Some guests described their rooms as clean
  • Guests typically enjoyed the restaurant on site
  • Location was handy to the hospital, downtown attractions, restaurants and shopping
  • The staff were pleasant and helpful, according to guests
  • Some found the room rates reasonable for downtown Regina
Cons
  • Many guests felt the hotel and rooms needed better cleaning and maintenance
  • Many complained of a poor free breakfast experience
  • Some were troubled by noise that disrupted their rest
  • Many complained of worn fixtures and dated decor
  • Many complained of hard beds and small pillows
  • Parking could be limited at times said guests
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$126 CAD
Pet-friendly downtown Regina hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and some updated rooms
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests found clean and comfortable updated rooms
  • Staff were helpful and accommodating
  • Many enjoyed the restaurants on site
  • The pool was well liked and clean
  • Location was handy to restaurants, the stadium, the hospital, shopping and Wascana Lake
Cons
  • Parking is $15 per night
  • Guests were upset about having to pay extra for parking
  • Some felt the hotel charged too much, especially if the room was dated
  • Some felt the hotel should offer a free breakfast

Tips For Staying In Downtown Regina

Located in the centre of the city, north of Victoria Avenue and east of Albert Street, downtown Regina is a hub for businesses and entertainment.

Downtown Hotels
The downtown area is mostly populated with mid- to high-end chain hotels. These hotels are primarily found either along Victoria Avenue (also part of the Trans-Canada Highway) in the south or Saskatchewan Drive in the north.

Most hotels in downtown Regina charge an additional fee for parking which ranges from $9 for surface parking to $20 for valet parking. However, free parking is available at Quality Hotel Regina which offers a budget stay. 

Hotel rates are cheapest during the winter season and highest in summer. Also, with the close proximity of downtown hotels to Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field, expect room rates to spike during the CFL’s Saskatchewan Roughriders home games. The CFL season runs from June to November.

What to Do in Downtown Regina
Sample the best offerings of Canada’s farming province at Regina Farmer's Market. This market sells organic and local food, baked goods, plants and crafts. 

Mosaic Stadium at Taylor Field is just outside of downtown, but located within a 20-minute walk of most downtown hotels. Even if you’re not the biggest football fan, you’ll get caught up in the intense excitement, cheering along with the most loyal (and loud) fans in the CFL.

Beyond Downtown
There are several noteworthy attractions outside of the downtown area. The geological and natural history of the prairies is explored at the Royal Saskatchewan Museum, while 135 years of law enforcement history is housed in the architecturally beautiful RCMP Heritage Centre. For more indoor fun, check out the exhibits at the MacKenzie Art Gallery or watch a movie at the five-storey-tall Kramer IMAX Theatre, located at the Saskatchewan Science Centre. 

Feeling couped up? The great outdoors awaits at Wascana Park which offers outdoor recreation year round in a beautiful natural setting.

To access these attractions without a car, catch Bus #3, #4 or #7 from downtown. These buses service the above-mentioned attractions and the University of Regina. Bus fare is $3 per ride or $9 for an all-day family pass.

City buses do not service the Regina International Airport (YQR). However, the airport does offer car rental kiosks and taxi service. Taxi fare from the airport to downtown hotels costs about $20. 

Whether you're planning to stick to the downtown core or explore all Regina has to offer, you'll be perfectly situated if you choose a downtown hotel. Located in the heart of the city, they're close to public transit access as well as several major thoroughfares, so getting around will be a breeze! 
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