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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
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Free Internet
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Jul 19, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated in a commercial area, about a 6-minute drive north of downtown Saskatoon. This property is ideal for business travellers looking to access nearby offices and for tourists who wish to explore the area by car. This hotel is on Idylwyld Drive (a major thoroughfare in Saskatoon) and is a 3-minute drive from Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail).

This property is 100% smoke-free and all 101 rooms include a TV with pay-per-view movies, an iron and ironing board, a coffeemaker, free local calls (under 30 minutes), and free Wi-Fi (and wired Internet). Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds. Suites at this property offer more spacious accommodations and are furnished with 1 king bed, a kitchenette, and a sofa bed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $15 per day.

The on-site restaurant, Ricky's All Day Grill, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also an on-site lounge (lunch and dinner) and room service is available from 7:00am - 9:00pm.

Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, meeting rooms, free newspapers, and dry cleaning service (extra fees apply).

Downtown attractions, including the Midtown Plaza (shopping centre and movie theatre), TCU (arts and convention centre), the Saskatoon Farmers' Market, and the dining and entertainment district, may be accessed within a 6-minute drive.

The University of Saskatchewan and the Royal University Hospital are both about 9 minutes away by car. The Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) is a 7-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps).
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The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and a few reviewers thought that their rooms were spacious. A couple of guests found their beds to be comfortable.

The staff throughout the hotel were frequently described as knowledgeable, friendly, and accommodating.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing major highways, the airport (YXE), and exploring the city by car. A few guests also mentioned finding several restaurants nearby. 

Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant. One guest said that she was specifically impressed that the on-site restaurant offered a selection of gluten-free items.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this property, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns and a few isolated complaints found for this hotel.

A few guests thought that the room rates were expensive and that the hotel did not offer good value for the money that they spent. A couple of reviewers cited the lack of a free breakfast as the reason they felt this hotel did not offer good value.

A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from the halls and neighbouring rooms.

A couple of guests said that they felt uncomfortable with the homeless people that they saw loitering near the hotel.

Isolated complaints included: worn carpeting in the halls and lobby, guest rooms lacked electrical outlets for charging devices, slow Wi-Fi service, and rooms were not equipped with a TV channel listings guide.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.6 out of 5.0, with 80% of 10 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #17 out of 30 properties in Saskatoon, from 28 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.6 out of 5.0, based on 16 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
Analyzed by Tammy B.
Writing chose Tammy from the moment she could hold a pencil. The stories may have changed through the years, from creative fiction to television news reporting, but Tammy's passion for words (and fondness for pencils) continues on.
Guest Reviews
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hotels in Saskatoon

Rated 7.5/10 based on 1843 reviews

Ranked #17 out of 28 hotels in Saskatoon

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Map Marker Best Western Royal Hotel
1715 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, SK