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Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon

Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon is a 3 star hotel in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada 315 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, SK, Canada
Estimated Price
$156
CAD
Photo 1 - Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon, 315 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, SK, Canada Show All Photos
Warm staff, good free breakfast, shopping and dining within a short walk of the hotel
Pros 
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free airport shuttle, free parking
  • Many reviewers praised the staff for their warm and efficient service
  • The hotel's breakfast was enjoyed by numerous guests for its quality and variety
  • Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to downtown and shopping
Cons 
  • A few reviewers reported old decor and worn furniture in their rooms
  • Noise disruptions were mentioned by a few guests

Other Hotels in the Area
Northwoods Inn & Suites Saskatoon (0.2 km)
Ramada Hotel and Golf Dome Saskatoon (0.4 km)
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites Saskatoon Downtown (0.5 km)
Hilton Garden Inn Saskatoon Downtown (0.6 km)
Hotel Senator Saskatoon (0.9 km)
Radisson Hotel Saskatoon (1.1 km)
The James (1.1 km)
Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon Hotel (1.1 km)
Delta Bessborough (1.1 km)
Park Town Hotel (1.3 km)
Super 8 Saskatoon West (1.5 km)
Inn on College (1.8 km)

This Hotel is Near...
Saskatoon Airport (4.2 km)
University of Saskatchewan (2.6 km)

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on May 22, 2013
Overview
Located on Highway 11 and about a 7-minute drive from Saskatoon's city centre, the Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon is popular with visitors passing through or touring the area who require a hotel with easy highway access, extended kitchen amenities and free continental breakfast.

This non-smoking hotel has 119 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Rooms with a kitchenette, a bathrobe for each guest, a separate bedroom and a seating area with a sofabed are also available.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, fitness facilities, meeting/conference space, a business centre, free parking and a free continental breakfast. The hotel also provides a free round-trip airport shuttle, running between 8 am and 5 pm (pre-booking required). Pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet per day, and wheelchair-accessible rooms are available upon request.

Saigon Rose Restaurant is a 3-minute walk southeast of the hotel, while the University of Saskatchewan is roughly a 9-minute drive eastward. Midtown Plaza offers shopping about a 4-minute drive or 11-minute walk southeast of the hotel, and John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE) is a 20-minute drive northwest. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle (8 am - 5 pm, pre-booked), pets permitted for $10/pet/night, wheelchair accessible. (Call Date: May 20, 2013)
The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's staff, breakfast and location.

Numerous guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received, and characterized the staff as courteous, warm and efficient. One lodger stated that the staff gave great restaurant recommendations.

The hotel's breakfast was the source of many compliments by reviewers, who described it as awesome, delicious and excellent. One guest mentioned that it offered a lot of variety.

Several lodgers praised the hotel's location, and described it as close to downtown, the South Saskatchewan River, a movie theatre, shopping, restaurants and the art centre. It should be noted, however, that a few guests had concerns about the location (see below).

The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the rooms, the location and noise transfer.

While the majority of guests found their rooms to be clean, spacious and comfortable, a few reviewers had complaints about their accommodations. They reported worn decor, old furniture and broken TVs in their rooms.

Although the bulk of reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location, a few lodgers felt the surrounding area was sketchy and that the neighbourhood was rough. It was also mentioned by a couple guests that the downtown area was a little far to walk to.

A few lodgers complained of noise disturbances during their stays. They reported train noise from outside, as well as noise from rooms overhead and noisy in-room air conditioning units.
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #11 out of 32 Saskatoon hotels with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 119 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 20, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.


Guest Reviews

7.9
Good

#10 out of 29
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.9 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 16
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon is #10 out of 29 hotels in Saskatoon ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Marlene from Lloydminster, AB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on March 15, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Reasonable price and location for downtown access, quiet"
"I have read reviews stating the location is somewhat questionable, that it's located in an undesirable area of the city. This is not true. The location is convenient to downtown, close to the Saskatoon Station Place Restaurant - great place to dine. And the pricing is reasonable when compared to downtown rates."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Churchill, MB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 7 out of 10 on November 06, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I was happy with my stay."
"Good customer service, clean room. Cant say anything bad about it."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
John from Kitchener, ON CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on October 20, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Nice hotel, helpful staff"
"excellent value"
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Verified Guest from Duncan, BC CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 1 out of 10 on August 25, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Awful- unaccommodating and rude"
"We didn't even end up able to stay. My sister-in-law was the one who had arranged the room for my husband and I to stay in as a gift to us. The hotel had her credit card, had charged her the reservation fee, and reserved under my name. However, upon arrival to the hotel they would not let us book in to the room without a $400 deposit (even though they already had the credit card info to charge my sister-in-law) and since we were unable to come up with $400 on the spot, we were told we could not have our room, even after speaking with manager and my sister-in-law called to confirm that they had permission to charge her card. We had to leave that hotel at 11:30 pm to find somewhere else to stay at the last minute. Hands down the worst customer service I have encountered and unwilling to accommodate. I've never dealt with a more frustrating, difficult place."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Kassandra from Waseca, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on August 14, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"AWESOME STAY!!!"
"The exterior and location was a little lacking I would have liked to see some better landscaping"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
David from Calgary, AB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on April 11, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Pilot Butte, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 9 out of 10 on April 10, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Excellent staff! Really enjoyed our stay. Will return!"
"Great breakfast! Kind, courteous staff! Very nice rooms!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Woodbridge, ON CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 10 out of 10 on April 04, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Whitecity, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 10 out of 10 on February 21, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Edmonton, AB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 9 out of 10 on January 30, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The service was great, location for us was very central to what we needed, the room was very clean the only concern i had was that the walls were pretty thin and you could hear alot of noise from other rooms."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Lashburn, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 10 out of 10 on January 29, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Richmond, BC CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 10 out of 10 on January 14, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Indian Head, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 9 out of 10 on December 27, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Cleanliness has never been a concern."
"We love the Holiday Inn Express hotels. Our only concern for this one is the area (concerned about vandalism to our vehicle)"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Paul from Carvel, AB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 10 out of 10 on December 26, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Best hotel experience in a long time!"
"Excellent service, clean, comfortable rooms, easy access to our destination - what more could you want from a hotel stay?"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 10 out of 10 on December 13, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
James from Kindersley, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 10 out of 10 on October 23, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
David from Cochrane, AB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on September 28, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Most enjoyable"
"A little pricy but excellent rooms, friendly staff and we enjoyed our stay"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Cochrane, AB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on September 28, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Becky from Moose Jaw, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on September 19, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Regina, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on August 22, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I liked pretty much everything about this hotel. I think the pool should be a little warmer and the hottub should be larger.....that's about all I would have to say that's negative. I enjoyed the stay there and would definately go back :)"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Dennis from Regina, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 9 out of 10 on July 25, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Donella from Regina, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on June 20, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"great stay at the holiday inn"
"free breakfast, quiet rooms and guests, great swimming area."
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Rob from Edmonton, AB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 10 out of 10 on September 14, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"It was my first stay there. It was great I will be back. I enjoyed the hot tub and pool twice a day. Great. Also the coffee room & TV, perfect."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Debra from Warman, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on August 07, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Lachine, QC CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 9 out of 10 on July 26, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Yorkton, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 9 out of 10 on May 20, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Kitty/ross from East Peoria, IL US rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 9 out of 10 on May 07, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Staff not only went the extra mile, the ran it smiling, from front desk to maid service, bravo on customer servive"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Deanne from Lloydminster, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on January 29, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Charmaine from Lloydminster, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on January 29, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Michael from Edmonton, AB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 8 out of 10 on September 30, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Stock orange juice in the vending machine. Loved the available 24/7 coffee in the breakfast room."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Peter from Indian Head, SK CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 9 out of 10 on September 20, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Chris from Winnipeg, MB CA rated Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon 9 out of 10 on May 06, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

Hotel Address: 315 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

Overview & Amenities


Holiday Inn Express Saskatoon

Amenities
  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Pet Friendly
  • Airport shuttle
  • Concierge
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Air Conditioned
  • Currency Exchange
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Security Guard
  • News Stand
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • In Room Movies
  • Connecting Rooms
  • Wake-up Service
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Shops
  • Desk
  • Courier
  • Internet Connection (wireless)
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Bathtub/Shower Combination
  • Pool Indoor
  • Shops in Hotel
  • Ice Machine
  • Vending Machines

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Other Hotels
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Nearby Cities
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Humboldt (106.3 km)
North Battleford (129.8 km)
Prince Albert (131.4 km)
Melfort (161.7 km)

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