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Minutes from Hwy 16, free Wi-Fi, clean rooms but shared bathrooms and kitchenettes

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Several guests found the location convenient to Hwy 16 and restaurants
  • The rooms were described as clean and modern by several reviewers
  • Some guests thought the hotel was budget-friendly and the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were friendly and helpful, according to some reviewers
Cons
  • Several reviewers were frustrated that they had to pay for parking
  • Some guests did not like that bathrooms and kitchen facilities were not private but shared in common areas
  • A few guests claimed the air conditioning units were not working properly
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Free Wi-fi
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 7, 2013
Overview
This property is situated a 7-minute drive from Highway 16 as well as several restaurants making it suitable for road travellers who want easy access to the highway as well as amenities.

With 18 recently renovated rooms (renovated in 2011), this property is 100% smoke-free. Each room comes with free Wi-Fi, a flatscreen TV with cable, a desk and chair and individual climate control. Rooms come furnished with one or two double beds or one queen bed.

There are common bathroom and kitchen facilities on each floor. Kitchenettes feature a microwave, a refrigerator and a coffee/tea maker.

Parking is available on-site for $5 per day.

Other amenities include express check in and check out, guest laundry and fax and photocopy services.

There are a few restaurants within a 7-minute drive (east) of the hotel including Truffles Bistro (French cuisine), Mr. Rizo's Restaurant (American cuisine) and Saint Tropez Bistro (French fare). University of Saskatchewan is a 3-minute drive east. Downtown attractions like Affinity Gallery and Saskatoon City Hall are a 5-minute drive east of the hotel. Beaver Creek Conservational Area is a 24-minute drive east. (All driving estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
The reviews sourced for this analysis were mixed but there was some positive feedback on the hotel's location, the rooms, the rates and the staff.

The hotel's location was the most complimented aspect from several guests. They liked the hotel's proximity to the highway and restaurants and thought it was easily accessible.

The rooms were described as clean and modern, specifically the furnishings were mentioned as a highlight from some guests.

Some guests thought the room rates were affordable and budget-friendly. However, there were opposing opinions about this (see below).

The staff were complimented and were described as friendly and helpful.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the reviews sourced for this analysis were mixed. The complaints focused on the parking fees, the air conditioning units and the price.

Several guests expressed frustration about having to pay for parking during their stay.

A few reviewers had issues with the air conditioning units in their rooms. They claimed that the air conditioning didn't work properly and subsequently had an unpleasant stay.

The comments regarding the price were generally positive, however, there were a few guests who felt the hotel was overpriced for the accommodations and amenities provided. They were not pleased with the common bathroom and kitchen facilities.
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Sources
Expedia.ca rated this hotel 3.8 out of 5 based on 8 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this property #4 out of 6 specialty properties in Saskatoon based on 6 reviews.

Booking.com rated this property 7.9 out of 10 based on 32 reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
Guest Reviews
6.5
Fair

Rated 6.5/10 based on 118 reviews

Ranked #24 out of 28 hotels in Saskatoon


8 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed September 02, 2012


8 out of 10 | Gary h stayed September 02, 2012


1 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed August 30, 2012


10 out of 10 | Phyllis stayed January 19, 2012

"Very clean, friendly staff and very helpful. In walking distance to downtown. Great views of the river and walking paths."

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Map Marker Netty's Nest Visitor Lodge Saskatoon
1024 College Drive, Saskatoon, SK