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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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Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 25, 2014
Overview
This hotel is situated within a 1-minute drive of Highway 16 (Yellowhead Trail) and is within a 3-minute drive of the John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE). Offering convenient access to the highway, this property is well located for guests looking to explore the area by car.

All rooms are smoke free and include a flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. One-bedroom suites at this hotel include a separate living area with a sofabed, a dining table, a microwave and a mini-bar. Ground-floor rooms also feature an exterior entrance. 

Wheelchair-accessible rooms are available. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $25 per stay. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel, while free wired Internet is available in guest rooms and at the on-site business centre.

A free hot breakfast buffet is offered daily from 6 am to 10:30 am. This hotel does not have an on-site restaurant but guests found a Denny's close by.

Free parking is available on site. Other on-site amenities include a fitness centre, a book-lending library, a business centre, guest laundry facilities, luggage storage, safe deposit boxes ad a 24-hour front desk.

Please note that this hotel is undergoing renovations in 2014. Contact the hotel directly to inquire about how this might affect your experiences during the dates of your planned stay.

The River City Centre shopping mall is 3 minutes away by car, while the Medel Art Gallery and the University of Saskatchewan are both an 8-minute drive away. Meewasin Valley is 11 minutes away by car, while the Saskatoon Zoo & Forestry Farm Park are both a 15-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on May 28, 2014: In-room amenities, wheelchair accessibility, pet policy, free Wi-Fi, dining details, parking details, recreational facilities and on-site amenities.
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The Good
Although this hotel has received good overall ratings across popular hotel review sites, many of the recent reviews sourced for this analysis showed disappointed guests. However, there were some aspects of the hotel that guests enjoyed.

Several reviewers found the hotel conveniently located for accessing the airport and the highway.

Several guests described their rooms as clean, while a couple of reviewers said that the beds were comfortable. However, guest complaints about the rooms were common (see below for more details). 

The staff were complimented for their friendly and helpful service by several guests. However, some other reviewers were unhappy with the customer service (see below for more details).

Several reviewers appreciated the free breakfast, but a couple of guests thought that the breakfast needed improvement (see below). 

A couple of guests thought that the room rates were reasonable, but many reviewers disagreed (more details below).
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The Bad
There were several common complaints found for this hotel, among the recent reviews sourced for this editorial.

Many reviewers thought that the room rates were expensive and that the hotel did not offer good value for the money they spent. 

The rooms were often described as dated and in need of upgrades. Many guests noted that the rooms needed new paint, carpeting, furnishings and bathroom fixtures. While several guests described their rooms as clean, as mentioned above, a couple of reviewers said that their rooms did not meet their cleanliness expectations. However, as noted above, the hotel is undergoing renovations in 2014, which include updates to the guest rooms. The renovations may address some of the concerns expressed by guests.

Although several guests praised staff members, a few guests found the front desk agents unhelpful and unresponsive to their concerns and complaints.

As mentioned above, a couple of guests said that there was poor selection and food at the free breakfast, although many reviewers spoke favourably about it.
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TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #22 out of 32 hotels in Saskatoon, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 79 reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4 out of 5, with 93% of 188 guests recommending the property.

The author called the hotel on May 28, 2014 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
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Rated 7.7/10 based on 328 reviews

Ranked #15 out of 28 hotels in Saskatoon

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