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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
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 17, 2014
Overview
Located along Highway 5 and about a 5-minute drive from Saskatoon's city centre, directly across from the University of Saskatchewan, the Inn on College is geared towards road travellers who require a well-priced and centrally located hotel with free Wi-Fi, a common kitchen and easy highway access.

Each of this smoke-free hotel's guest rooms offers air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a desk, a CD player and a shared bathroom. 

The hotel also offers tour assistance, a common kitchen, a shared sitting room, free parking and a sun terrace. Pets are not permitted and the hotel is not wheelchair accessible.

Midtown Plaza is about a 7-minute drive away, while Royal University Hospital can be found 2 minutes away by car. Diefenbaker Place is roughly a 3-minute drive away and Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) is a 16-minute drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The majority of the reviews sourced for this analysis were positive, with much praise going to the hotel's location, staff, rates and rooms.

The hotel's location was convenient for many reviewers. They described it as central, as well as close to the University of Saskatchewan, Royal University Hospital, downtown Saskatoon, shopping, restaurants, the South Saskatchewan River, University Bridge and river trails.

Numerous compliments were offered to the hotel's staff, who were found to be friendly and helpful. One patron noted, "I was warmly welcomed to this beautiful lodge, the management and staff were exceptional in carrying out their duties and were truly helpful in providing information about the city of Saskatoon".

Several lodgers were pleased with the hotel's rates. They were described as excellent, budget friendly, affordable and reasonable. 

The hotel's accommodations were enjoyed by several travellers. They found their rooms to be clean, quiet, cozy, well maintained and tastefully decorated, with comfortable beds. A few reviewers complained about aspects of their rooms, however (see below).
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The Bad
While the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the hotel's rooms.

Although the majority of guests were pleased with their clean and comfortable rooms, a few reviewers had complaints. They reported small-sized rooms, no individual heat control (leading to hot rooms in the winter), a lack of daily housekeeping and some traffic noise.
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Sources
Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.8 out of 10 from 59 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 4.2 out of 5 with a 96% recommendation rate from 23 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #1 of 6 specialty lodging in Saskatoon with an average rating of 4 out of 5 from 18 reviews.
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.
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Map Marker Inn on College
1020 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK