Downtown Saskatoon has a great selection of hotels, most with excellent ratings! I thought I would be picky and try to find the best possible price for the best possible amenities.


Editor's Top 5 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$125 CAD
Downtown Saskatoon boutique hotel in a historic building with popular pub & many freebies
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking, local calls, pet stays
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many guests liked the on-site pub for food and beer selection
  • Many thought the central downtown location was prime
  • Several guests found their rooms to be small
  • Noise disturbances from the pub a problem for some
  • Some guests found the parking limited
  • Guests offered mixed opinions of value for price
Hotel Senator is my top choice for value in downtown Saskatoon. It’s a renovated boutique hotel that is centrally located, in the dining and entertainment district of downtown, offering small, clean rooms and very comfortable beds with classy linens for the lowest room rate in the city. The hotel has a lot of old world charm with rich woods, charming chandeliers and studded leather furniture in its public spaces. Guests enjoyed dining at Rembrandts Fine Dining and Wine Bar, and they liked the interesting beers and fish and chips at Winston’s English Pub. The hotel offers a business centre, hair salon and guest laundry on site.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$142 CAD
Popular downtown Saskatoon hotel with restaurant, Starbucks, indoor pool and jacuzzi suites 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests found their beds to be comfortable
  • A few reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • A few reviewers thought that the on-site hot tub was too small
  • Parking is $15 per night
I like watching for sales at the Hilton Garden Inn. Its prices dip down at certain unexpected times and I would certainly snap up a room there if it shows up for about $140. (The same room goes for $177 on other days.) This hotel is ideally located for exploring downtown on foot. Rooms are nicely designed and have extras like mini-fridges and microwaves. There are work desks with ergonomic chairs for getting some work done in the rooms and a business centre on site. A 24-hr convenience store helps guests to eat in sometimes with the use of their microwaves and mini-fridges. There is also room service provided by the on-site Great North American Grill. Wi-Fi is free and, last but not least, there’s a gorgeous indoor pool on site, along with hot tub and fitness centre.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$229 CAD
Stylishly renovated rooms in downtown Saskatoon with river walk, restaurants & waterpark 
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, dog stays, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and well appointed with comfortable beds
  • Location was handy to downtown restaurants, shopping and the river trail
  • The waterpark was a hit with children and their families
  • Wi-Fi rated as excellent by guests
  • Guests enjoyed dining on site
  • Staff were well liked, very friendly and accommodating
  • Valet and self-parking are $15 per night
  • Noise transfer an issue for a few guests
  • A few guests judged their rooms to be small
The Sheraton Cavalier has competitive rates, high guest ratings and also offers a lot of good amenities for the price. Its rooms look very cozy with nice bedding and the lobby is very modern and appealing. There’s a pool, amazing waterslide and hot tub on site and the hotel is right at the waterfront, overlooking the Saskatchewan River, with access to the riverfront trails. The hotel has its own restaurant and lounge on site, and there are also several choices within a short walk. Rooms come with coffeemakers and Starbucks coffee, mini-fridges and flat screen TVs, with pay movies and video games. Guests said the customer service was outstanding and they enjoyed newly-renovated rooms, many with views of the river.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$182 CAD
Historic luxury hotel in downtown Saskatoon on the river, with dining, indoor pool and spa 
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers found their beds to be comfortable
  • Many guests found the location ideal for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • Many reviewers praised the views of the river from their guest rooms
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurants
  • A few reviewers thought that the room rates were expensive
  • A couple of guests thought that their rooms were small
  • Some guests were disappointed with slow service at the restaurant
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$146 CAD
Highly praised downtown Saskatoon hotel near river with resto-bar, indoor pool & waterslide
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, pet stays, local calls
  • Rooms were very clean with comfortable beds and some with nice views of the city and river
  • Staff were friendly and efficient
  • Location convenient to mall shopping, good restaurants and river trail
  • Guests often thought the food was excellent at Aroma
  • Guests loved the pool and waterslide
  • Underground parking is $15 per night
  • Several guests were disappointed to discover that the waterslide was only open on the weekends
  • Some found the washrooms small

3 Other Frequently Booked Hotels in Downtown Saskatoon

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$166 CAD
Highly praised downtown Saskatoon hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and jacuzzi suites
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, area and airport shuttle, local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean with comfy beds
  • Many reviewers found the location ideal for exploring the downtown area on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests praised the food and service at the restaurants on site
  • Many guests enjoyed the pool and hot tub
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent overall by reviewers
  • Parking is available outdoors for $10 or underground for $13 per night
  • A few guests found their rooms small and a bit dated
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$160 CAD
Highly praised downtown Saskatoon hotel with indoor pool, restaurant & well-equipped rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many reviewers found the hotel centrally located for accessing downtown destinations on foot
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Several guests praised the food served at breakfast at the on-site restaurant
  • A couple of reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • A couple of guests said that the service at the on-site restaurant was a bit slow
  • Parking is $15 per night
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$276 CAD
Popular Saskatoon boutique hotel in downtown with river views and a varied free breakfast
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking
  • Many guests praised their clean and modern rooms
  • Numerous reviewers enjoyed the quality and variety of the free breakfast
  • The staff were complimented for being attentive and friendly
  • A few guests complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • The hotel's above-ground parking was described as limited and inconvenient in the winter by a few lodgers

Tips For Staying In Downtown Saskatoon

This quaint prairie city borders the South Saskatchewan River. The downtown core offers shopping, dining and entertainment, as well as plenty of green space. Active travellers staying in downtown Saskatoon will enjoy walking or jogging along the riverfront parks on the scenic Meewasin Trail.

Finding a Downtown Saskatoon Hotel
This small downtown area has a limited number of hotels, but all hotels are within walking distance of downtown attractions.

While most hotels are competitively priced, a few hotels are a bit more affordable, like Hotel Senator Saskatoon. This hotel is our Editor’s Pick for best value in downtown Saskatoon and is one of only three downtown hotels that offers free parking. This boutique property has some smaller rooms, but the central location and two on-site restaurants make this hotel a solid choice.

There are only a few hotels located on the waterfront, overlooking the South Saskatchewan River. These hotels offer scenic views and easy access to dining, Kiwanis Park and the waterfront Meewasin Trail. If you prefer a waterfront hotel, Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel is a safe bet. This Editor’s Pick offers modern furnishings and many on-site amenities, including an indoor pool and waterslide, a restaurant and lounge, and rooms with views of the river. Plus, you can stay connected with free Wi-Fi. 

Summer is tourist season in this city and you should expect to see prices rise a bit during summer months. Finally, most downtown hotels charge about $12 to $15 for on-site parking. Parking at Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel is $15 per night.

Getting around Saskatoon
If you’re looking to explore the downtown area only, no transit is necessary, as most attractions are within a 15-minute walk of downtown hotels. However, if you are interested in destinations outside the downtown area, you will need to drive, take a taxi, or use the bus system.

Saskatoon Transit offers bus service throughout the city and to the Saskatoon International Airport (YXE). The airport route is #12 and it runs every half hour from downtown. You can access this bus on 2nd Avenue. Bus fare costs $3.10 per ride. Saskatoon's transit routes are integrated with Google Maps, and I recommend using it to help you plan your trips ahead of time.

Taxi rates in the city are about $3 per kilometre and travel from the Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) to downtown hotels costs about $25. The airport has multiple car-rental kiosks, or Budget Saskatoon Downtown Rent-a-Car is located just north of downtown, at Queen Street and 1st Ave. North.

Downtown Saskatoon Attractions
TCU Place, Saskatoon’s arts and convention centre, is adjacent to the Midtown shopping plaza. This centre includes the three-tier Sid Buckwold Theatre that frequently hosts comedians, musicians and theatrical performances.

The Saskatoon Farmers' Market, in the west end of downtown on 19th Street, is open all year long. Expect the freshest produce, meat and dairy products from this farmers’ market in an area renowned for farming. Additionally, there are plenty of prepared food vendors, cafes and artisans.

During the summer months, you won’t want to miss Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan. This al fresco theatre experience happens on the riverfront and the company performs different Shakespeare plays each year.

Downtown Dining
You will find many popular eateries and bars along 2nd and 3rd Avenues. The Rook and Raven on 2nd Avenue is a popular Gastropub that offers a large selection of tap beers and fresh daily specials. Locals say that everything on the menu tastes great. For breakfast, venture out to the Poached Breakfast Bistro. This restaurant serves heaping platefuls of eggs Benedict and crepes for a reasonable price.

For a more scenic dining experience, book a dinner cruise on board the Prairie Lily Riverboat. This cruise departs from the downtown docks near the Mendel Art Gallery, and dinner cruises are available daily during the summer months.

While you may not think of Saskatoon as a particularly cultural destination, your inner foodie and history buff is sure to be satisfied with the culinary options and entertainment in downtown Saskatoon.