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Basic, but clean rooms and comfortable beds, 2-min. drive from Yellowhead Hwy

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking and free local calls
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the beds comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A couple of reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the highway
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that their rooms appeared dated
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 26, 2013
Overview
This property is situated within a 2-minute drive of the Airport Business Area and the Yellowhead Highway. With Saskatoon Airport (YXE) within a 7-minute drive, this hotel is well located for guests looking to explore the area by car or business travellers in need of convenient airport access.

This hotel is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 32" flat screen TV with movie channels and air conditioning. Select rooms also include a mini-fridge and a microwave, while irons and ironing boards are available on request. Accessible rooms are available.

Free parking is available on site and pets are not permitted.

The on-site Riviera Restaurant serves breakfast and lunch, while the Riv Bar & Grill serves dinner and offers pool tables, TVs and VLTs. John's Victorian Steak & Seafood House, also located on site, offers fine dining.

Other on-site amenities include meeting/conference space and a 24-hour front desk.

The RCAF Memorial Park is about 14 minutes away on foot. The Credit Union Centre is about 7 minutes away by car, while the city centre area is about an 8-minute drive away and includes the Midtown Plaza and TCU Place. The Diefenbaker Canada Centre and the University of Saskatchewan are both about 12 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
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The Good
Among the reviews used for this analysis, many guests seemed satisfied with their stay at this hotel.

Many guests found their rooms clean, while a few reviewers added that their rooms were generally comfortable and quiet. Many reviewers agreed that the beds were comfortable. However, there were also a couple of reviewers who complained about rooms (see below).

The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service. One reviewer said that "the staff were sympathetic and responsive to concerns and complaints". However, there were also a couple of complaints found about staff (see below for more details).

A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable and that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent.

A couple of reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the Yellowhead Highway.
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The Bad
There were only a couple of common concerns found for this hotel, among the reviews sourced for this editorial. A couple of reviewers thought that the rooms appeared dated and rundown or worn. One guest specifically mentioned worn carpeting.

While the staff were frequently complimented for their service, as mentioned above, a couple of guests said that the staff members they encountered were unpleasant and unprofessional.

There were several other concerns expressed by guests, but they seemed to result from isolated experiences.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.3 out of 5, with 67% of 9 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #23 out of 32 hotels in Sakatoon, with an average score of 3 out of 5, from 12 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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19 / out of 28
hotels in Saskatoon

Rated 7.1/10 based on 38 reviews

Ranked #19 out of 28 hotels in Saskatoon

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Map Marker Riviera Motor Inn
2001 Avenue B North, Saskatoon, SK