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Older hotel near Saskatoon airport with free shuttle but many guest complaints

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Many reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel was praised for its proximity to highway access and the airport
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • Some guests complained of worn decor and fixtures in their rooms
  • Noise disturbances were reported by a few lodgers
  • Some guests considered the hotel poorly cleaned and poorly maintained
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 13, 2014
Overview
Located on the Yellowhead Highway (16), about a 5-minute drive from John G. Diefenbaker International Airport (YXE), the Sandman Hotel Saskatoon is geared towards business and vacation travellers who require a hotel with meeting/banquet space, an indoor pool and on-site dining.

This smoke-free hotel has 187 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, a hair dryer and an iron and ironing board. Standard rooms offer one queen or two double beds, while various rooms and suites offer additional amenities such as a mini-fridge, a microwave, a seating area with a sofabed, a kitchenette and a separate bedroom with a king bed.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, fitness facilities, meeting/banquet space, a business centre and free parking. A free round-trip airport shuttle is offered (pre-booking required). The front desk is open 24 hours a day.

On-site dining is available at Denny's (open 24-hours daily), and the Shark Club and Grill, which serves lunch and dinner daily. Pets are permitted for an additional $10 per pet per night and the hotel is wheelchair accessible.

Guests may also want to note that this hotel charges a mandatory $250 deposit, regardless of payment type.

The Mall at Lawson Heights is about a 10-minute drive northeastward, while Mendell Art Gallery is roughly a 12-minute drive southeast of the hotel. The University of Saskatchewan can be found about 13 minutes away by car, and Saskatoon City Hospital is a 10-minute drive southward. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free airport shuttle, pets not permitted, wheelchair accessible, mandatory $250 deposit (all payment types). (Call Date: May 24, 2013)

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The Good
The reviews found online for this hotel were largely of mixed opinion, with some rating the hotel poorly and others thinking it was average or very good.

Several guests complimented the hotel's staff, characterizing them as efficient, friendly and accommodating. One lodger especially praised the check-in and check-out service.

The hotel's location was praised by many reviewers. They found it to be close to the airport, the business district, restaurants and highway access.

Several lodgers enjoyed their accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as spacious and clean, with comfortable beds and good Wi-Fi signals. It should be noted, however, that some guests had issues with their rooms (see below).
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The Bad
Guests provided mixed reports of this hotel in reviews sourced online for this report.

While some reviewers found their rooms to be clean and spacious, some guests were disappointed with their rooms. They reported worn and tired decor and fixtures, old TVs, stained carpets, poor bedding and musty odours.

Noise disturbances were reported by some lodgers. They reported noise in rooms near the front entrance and ice machines, as well as noise from guests in adjacent rooms and highway traffic.

A few guests were disappointed with the mandatory $250 deposit required of all guests, regardless of payment type, upon check-in. These guests felt the amount was too high, and also that it was unnecessary.
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Sources
Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.6 out of 5 with an 84% recommendation rate from 186 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #26 out of 32 Saskatoon hotels with an average rating of 2.5 out of 5 from 71 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.5 out of 10 from 40 reviews.

The author called the hotel on May 24, 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
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hotels in Saskatoon

Rated 7.1/10 based on 1492 reviews

Ranked #20 out of 28 hotels in Saskatoon

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Map Marker Sandman Hotel Saskatoon
310 Circle Drive West, Saskatoon, SK