Editor's Top 10 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$116 CAD
Saskatoon airport hotel 3 min to YXE with free parking and free hot breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi (and free wired Internet), free breakfast and free parking
  • Several guests found the hotel conveniently located for accessing the highway
  • Many guests complimented the hotel's free breakfast
  • Several guest reviewers found the staff to be polite and helpful
  • Many guests found the rooms to be clean and comfortable
Cons
  • Some guests found the hotel overpriced
  • Some guests complained of dated decor
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Book from ~$152 CAD
Family-friendly Saskatoon hotel 6 min to XYE with free shuttle, indoor pool and waterslide
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking, airport shuttle service
  • Rooms were very clean with comfy beds said guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
  • Staff were friendly and accommodating said guests
  • Many were satisfied with the free breakfast offered
  • Location handy to highway, university, airport and downtown
  • Good value at this hotel said guests
Cons
  • Breakfast buffet needed more professional food handling set up
  • In-room jacuzzi not big enough for 2 according to one reviewer
  • Some guests could smell second hand smoke in the hallway
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Book from ~$147 CAD
Comfortable rooms with well-liked restaurant, 6 minutes to downtown & airport
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing major highways
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Several guests praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were expensive
  • A few reviewers were disturbed in their rooms by noise
  • A couple of guests noticed homeless people loitering near the hotel
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Book from ~$142 CAD
Popular downtown Saskatoon hotel with restaurant, Starbucks, indoor pool and jacuzzi suites 
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • A few reviewers thought that the on-site hot tub was too small
  • Parking is $15 per night
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Book from ~$229 CAD
Stylishly renovated rooms in downtown Saskatoon with river walk, restaurants & waterpark 
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Book from ~$125 CAD
Downtown Saskatoon boutique hotel in a historic building with popular pub & many freebies
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Book from ~$80 CAD
Clean Saskatoon hotel near University of Saskatchewan with shared kitchen and bathroom
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Many reviewers praised the hotel's proximity to the University of Saskatchewan and Royal University Hospital
  • Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rates were found to be reasonable and affordable
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and cozy rooms
  • Guests said shared bathrooms were spotlessly clean
  • Some guests reported reliable and fast Wi-Fi
Cons
  • A few guests complained of small rooms and a lack of in-room heat control
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Book from ~$182 CAD
Historic luxury hotel in downtown Saskatoon on the river, with dining, indoor pool and spa 
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
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Book from ~$170 CAD
Comfortable Saskatoon hotel with restaurant, jacuzzi suites, indoor pool and waterslide 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, bottled water, morning coffee
  • Rooms were very clean, well appointed and had comfy beds
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good by online reviewers
  • Location was handy to the highway, big-box shopping and restaurants in walking distance
  • Guests found good dining and breakfast on site
  • Staff were accommodating and provided excellent service said guests
Cons
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms
  • A few guests missed having a free breakfast

4 Other Hotels Close to University of Saskatchewan

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$73 CAD
Minutes from Hwy 16, free Wi-Fi, clean rooms but shared bathrooms and kitchenettes
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Several guests found the location convenient to Hwy 16 and restaurants
  • The rooms were described as clean and modern by several reviewers
  • Some guests thought the hotel was budget-friendly and the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were friendly and helpful, according to some reviewers
Cons
  • Several reviewers were frustrated that they had to pay for parking
  • Some guests did not like that bathrooms and kitchen facilities were not private but shared in common areas
  • A few guests claimed the air conditioning units were not working properly
Location
Situated on College Drive just off the University Bridge, Netty's guest house-styled lodge is adjacent to the southwestern section of campus. However, as campus is quite spread out, travel times will vary depending on which building you're trying to visit. The centre of campus can be reached on foot with a 15-minute walk.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Although this hotel is adjacent to campus, the campus itself is quite large and guests may wish to take public transit to reach certain areas of it. Several buses can be caught within a 1- to 5-minute walk of this hotel, with various drop-off points on campus.
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Book from ~$166 CAD
Highly praised downtown Saskatoon hotel with indoor pool, restaurants and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • Parking is available outdoors for $10 or underground for $13 per night
  • A few guests found their rooms small and a bit dated
Location
On the west shore of the South Saskatchewan River, the Park Town Hotel is a 10-minute walk from downtown and boasts views of the waterfront. The U of S is a 4-minute drive from the hotel across the University Bridge.
Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of bus routes heading to the school can be caught on 25 St, a 1-minute walk from the hotel, taking approximately 7 minutes.
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Book from ~$276 CAD
Popular Saskatoon boutique hotel in downtown with river views and a varied free breakfast
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • 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
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$160 CAD
Highly praised downtown Saskatoon hotel with indoor pool, restaurant & well-equipped rooms
Pros
  • 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
Cons
  • A couple of guests said that the service at the on-site restaurant was a bit slow
  • Parking is $15 per night
Location
Across from the Midtown Plaza, and at the off-ramp from the Louis Riel Trail, this Holiday Inn is a 7-minute drive from the university.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus route #50 can be caught outside the hotel travelling towards the school via the City Centre Transit Hub. Total travel time is approximately 13 minutes.

Tips For Staying Near University of Saskatchewan

Location
In the city of Saskatoon, on the east side of the South Saskatchewan River, the University of Saskatchewan is the largest school in the province, offering courses in all fields of study.
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Parking
There are seven visitor parking lots available throughout the campus, guests can expect to pay $1 per half hour, and $4 per day. Lot 5 has a daily maximum of $5. Lots R and G are for after hours and weekends only. 

Student and faculty parking rates are also available. More parking information is available on the school's website.
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Getting Around: Driving
Downtown Saskatoon is a 5-minute drive away, while the Yellowhead Highway 16 is a mere 6-minute drive from campus.

The Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) is a 12-minute drive from the school.

All of the hotels featured below are within a 10-minute drive of the university. This also means that taking a taxi to the school would be relatively inexpensive, although the public transit options are also favourable.
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Getting Around: Walking
The campus is spread out across 2,425 acres plus access to agricultural teaching land. Navigating the multitude of buildings, halls and classrooms across the vast campus can be daunting, so an interactive map on the school's website allows newcomers to plan out their route in advance.

Prospective student and community walking tours are available. A downloadable map can also be found on the website, allowing you to tour at your own pace.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
A number of routes travel to the University - Place Riel Transit Hub located at the south end of campus. From most of the hotels featured below, guests could travel to the university by bus in under 20 minutes, with minimal walking and no transfers.

Single-ride adult fares are $3, and 10-ride passes can be purchased on the Go-Pass card for $23. Day passes can be purchased for $7.85 for 24 hours, and semester passes are available for U of S students for $253 per semester and can be purchased at the University of Saskatchewan Students' Union. 

For more route and fare information, visit the Saskatoon Transit website.
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Entertainment
There are always things going on at the campus, whether it's simply enjoying the view of the night sky from the observatory, watching a Huskies game at Griffiths Stadium, or visiting the Peter MacKinnon national heritage site to take in Elizabethan Collegiate Gothic-style architecture, the sprawling campus has plenty to see. 

The Greyston Theatre showcases student work throughout the year as well as a number of museums and galleries such as the museum of antiquities, museum of natural sciences and more. A number of gardens, plazas and atriums can be found throughout the campus, livening up the outside spaces.
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Dining
A wide variety of options are available on campus, from a number of cafeterias to fast food options such as Subway, A&W, Harvey's and a plethora of coffee shops and cafes. Diners won't be starved for variety at U of S, as the options are ever-changing and menus feature a wide variety of ethnically diverse and sustainable options.

The campus pub features a full menu as well as live events, bands and activities throughout the year. An alumni and faculty restaurant are available for a members-only fine dining experience.
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