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Holiday Inn Express Regina South

Holiday Inn Express Regina South is a 3 star hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 4255 Albert Street South, Regina, SK, Canada
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$171
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Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Regina (11.8 km)

A 3-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Hwy, free breakfast, indoor pool

Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing area attractions by car
  • Many guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons 
  • Several guests complained about unpleasant odours in their guest rooms
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Oct 16, 2012
Overview
This hotel is located in a commercial area of south Regina and there are several stores and restaurants located within a 5-minute walk. This hotel is ideal for business travellers who are looking for a full-service business centre and same-day dry cleaning. This hotel is also well situated for guests who are looking to explore the area by car, as the Trans-Canada Highway can be accessed within a 3-minute drive.

This property is 100% non-smoking and all 140 rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, free newspapers (delivered to guest rooms), a TV, a work desk, free local calls, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, and individual climate control. Rooms may be furnished with 2 queen beds, 2 king beds, or 1 king bed. Suites at this property offer more spacious accommodations including a separate living area and are furnished with 1 king bed and a sofabed. Select suites may also include a jacuzzi tub.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted. A free breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am - 9:30 am. Other on-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a business centre (print, fax, and copy services), same-day dry cleaning (extra fees apply), ice machines, and safe deposit boxes. 

The University of Regina (main campus) is a 5-minute drive from this hotel. The Wascana Waterfowl Park (Goose Island) and the Conexus Arts Centre (performing arts venue) are both 6 minutes away by car. The Saskatchewan Science Centre (museum and IMAX theatre) is an 8-minute drive away.

Downtown attractions can be accessed in about 10 minutes by car and include the Casino Regina (slots, poker, table games, live entertainment, and dining), Cornwall Centre (shopping mall), Wonderland Entertainment (arcade), and Victoria Park. Mosaic Stadium (home of the CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders) is an 11-minute drive from this hotel. 

The Regina International Airport (YQR) is 10-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on October 11, 2012: The free breakfast is served daily from 6:30 am - 9:30 am.
The Good
Positive reviews greatly outnumbered negative reviews for this hotel, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained. Several reviewers found their rooms to be quiet, and a couple of guests thought that their rooms were spacious. A couple of reviewers mentioned that their beds were comfortable and one guest said that the black-out curtains were effective.

Many reviewers praised the food and selection at the free breakfast. A few guests also mentioned that the dining area was large and that the staff frequently replenished breakfast items.

The staff were frequently complimented and guests described the front desk agents as friendly, helpful, and quick to provide directions. One reviewer said that the customer service was "great".

Many guests found the location easy to access from the Trans-Canada Highway. Many reviewers mentioned that the location was convenient for accessing area attractions by car. A few guests found several restaurants nearby.

Several reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and guests mentioned the following on-site amenities as value-added features: free breakfast, indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness centre.

The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews for this property greatly outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns mentioned by guests.

Several reviewers complained about an unpleasant odour in the hotel lobby and halls. A couple of guests described the odour as a "bathroom or sewage smell".

A few guests were disturbed by noise from neighbouring rooms and the halls. These guests described hearing TVs and footsteps. One reviewer said that noise from the pool area was disruptive.

One guest was disappointed that this hotel did not have a coin-operated laundry facility on site.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.1 out of 5.0, with 86% of 14 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #9 out of 27 properties in Regina, from 75 guest reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 4.8 out of 5.0, based on 24 reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on October 11, 2012: The free breakfast is served from 6:30 am - 9:30 am.
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Guest Reviews
7.9
Good

#7 out of 22
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.9 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 94
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Holiday Inn Express Regina South is #7 out of 22 hotels in Regina ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Valerie from Saskatoon, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 8 out of 10 on January 11, 2014 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"A nice place to stay"
"Comfortable bed, all of the appliances worked, quiet, the staff were all very friendly. I didn't have to wait to check in or out. The breakfast was good, lots of variety. I didn't get a chance to use the pool but it looked nice. I don't really have any recommendations for improvement"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Barry from Mossbank, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 9 out of 10 on October 12, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"perfection"
"Everything was perfect. The breakfast was phenominal!!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Carolyn from Sturgis, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 7 out of 10 on July 03, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Louise from Minton, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 9 out of 10 on April 28, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Stay was excellent. Would book here in future."
"Enjoyed stay. Was clean. Comfortable beds. Had a king bed sofa and room with queen bed this was very nice for a family and price was reasonable. Needed late chek out. Had no problem getting this request filled."
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Yorkton, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 4 out of 10 on April 21, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Len from Carrot River, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 9 out of 10 on March 29, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Enjoyable"
"Very clean comfy beds need better toaster for breakfast"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Len from Carrot River, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 9 out of 10 on March 26, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Very friendly people felt welcome to be there"
"Friendliest desk people I've dealt with in a long time. Room was super tidy & beds were very comfortable.Lacking enough room at breakfast"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Judie from Yorkton, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 10 out of 10 on March 24, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I was most pleased with the cleanliness, friendliness, helpful, pleasant staff, just not expected, not usually what a person sees...it was a wonderful experience. I would go back in a heartbeat. thanks for the great stay. See you again."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Raushana from Weyburn, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 8 out of 10 on March 24, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great room with 2 king size beds!"
"The room was nice. King size beds were very comfortable. We got two good nights sleep with our two kids."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Winnipeg, MB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 8 out of 10 on March 23, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Daniel from Swift Current, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 10 out of 10 on March 17, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Convenient location with excellent value"
"Very accessible, very modern higher end facility but still affordable. The service was very friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast with great variety. The room was tastefully appointed, clean and well maintained.it was also very quiet for seeming to be fuller. Highly recommend."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Saskatoon, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 9 out of 10 on November 25, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Monique from Venguard, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 9 out of 10 on April 01, 2012 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"the room was very clean and the service was great. Also the breakfast in the am had a lot of choises and very good."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Elena from Estevan, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 9 out of 10 on November 06, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I just love to stay there whenever we need to check-in because it is nice, clean and the breakfast is excellent. My kids always love it when we stay there. Would recommend to our friends."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Daryl from Brandon, MB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 9 out of 10 on October 09, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Great Stay"
"clean, friendly staff, good continental breakfast, great location for meals, accessability to University."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Shaunavon, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 8 out of 10 on August 14, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Dave from Medicine Hat, AB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 9 out of 10 on July 03, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Natahniel from Halifax, NS CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 7 out of 10 on January 03, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"First time booking room at Holiday Inn"

Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Calgary, AB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 6 out of 10 on November 14, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Abbotsford, BC CA rated Holiday Inn Express Regina South 10 out of 10 on July 04, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming pool
  • Disabled Access
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • ATM / Cash Machine
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Disabled Parking
  • Knock Light (Hearing Impaired)
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • Pool Indoor
  • Shops in Hotel

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