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Saskatoon airport hotel 2 min to YXE with free shuttle, free daily parking and indoor pool 

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, airport shuttle, local calls
  • Many guests liked the newly renovated rooms and found them spacious, clean and well appointed
  • Staff were friendly and helpful, according to guests
  • The location was handy to the airport and the highway
  • Many liked the restaurant for variety and quality
  • Guests found the free airport shuttle convenient for early morning flights
  • Many felt the hotel provided good value
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Extended (park-n-fly) parking costs $10 per night
  • A few guests complained of booking errors and overcharges
  • Slow or awkward elevator service, according to some
  • A few guests did not like the frosted sliding glass doors to the bathroom
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Jan 19, 2016
Overview
This newly renovated hotel is situated in the airport business area, a 2-minute drive from the Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) and 10 minutes by car to downtown. It offers nearby access to Hwy 16 which makes it convenient to those travelling by car, and a free airport shuttle for those travelling by air. 

The hotel is smoke free and all 250 rooms and suites include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 42" HDTV with cable, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk, an ergonomic chair, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and climate control. Rooms are furnished with 2 queen beds or 1 king bed. Room extras include a sofabed, a second TV, a separate bedroom, a board room table, a dining table for 6, a wet bar, a Keurig coffeemaker, a fireplace, bathrobes and a double jacuzzi. 

Free parking for cars and oversize vehicles, with cold-weather plug-ins is available on site. Park-and-fly parking rates are $10 per day. A free airport shuttle operates on demand through the front desk. Pets are welcomed for $30 per night.

The on-site Garden Cafe restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. The Garden Lounge offers a place to relax with a drink and light fare in the tropical courtyard.  Bean There Starbucks Kiosk with Lobby Market offers drinks, snacks and sundries 24 hours per day. Room service is available. 

Hotel amenities include a fitness centre, an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, a tropical courtyard (with live plants and park benches), a fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre, a car rental desk, luggage storage, an ATM, dry cleaning, ice/vending machines and meeting/conference space.

TCU Place (arts and convention centre) and the Midtown Plaza (shopping and movie theatre) are a 10-minute drive away. The Saskatoon Farmers' Market is 12 minutes away by car. The University of Saskatchewan and the Royal University Hospital are a 14-minute drive from this hotel. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps).

Confirmed with the front desk on January 12, 2016: no pay-per-view movies, pets can stay for $30 per night, Keurigs are in some but not all the rooms
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The Good
This hotel was recently renovated with stylish, modern decor and guests, usually impressed with the value offered, responded with positive reviews.

The hotel provided very clean rooms with attractive modern decor and very large HD flat screen TVs.  Many found the beds comfortable and enjoyed high quality bed linens and towels. Spacious rooms with large work spaces and fast Wi-Fi were also an asset for the many business travellers who came to this hotel.

The location, while a little far to downtown and shopping, was excellent for accessing the airport and the hotel provided a free on-demand shuttle service which was appreciated, especially for guests taking early morning flights. Adding convenience for some was the ample parking available, along with extended parking options.

Many enjoyed the reasonably-priced dining on site which offered a wide variety of meal choices. Guests often praised the wait or lounge staff and described the food as very good.

Staff were typically described as friendly and accommodating. One guest said, "Friendly and helpful staff, right from the front desk to the chambermaids to maintenance."

The indoor atrium with live tropical plants was greatly appreciated by some guests, who enjoyed the ambiance it brought to the pool and dining area.  One recent guest said, "The atmosphere of an oasis, with all the trees!"
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The Bad
Weak areas of the hotel and its service seemed to have diminished since the renovations, but occasionally the hotel failed to please.

Guests were sometimes inconvenienced by the shortage of working elevators. This may have been due to renovations being carried out during the past year. One guest claimed that housekeeping took up elevator space with their carts and another maintained that disabled guests could find difficulty getting to the conference floors due to long corridors and a lack of elevators in this area of the hotel.

A couple of recent guests did not like having a frosted sliding-glass door to the bathroom as they felt it did not provide as much privacy.

One guest did not like having the pool overlooked by the lounge as they felt conspicuous.

A few reviewers said the pillows were too thick and they preferred thinner ones. And although many said the beds were very comfy, a couple of guests said they were too hard for their liking.

Some guests complained of booking and pricing errors where they were charged more than the amount they had originally booked. Some were not expecting an extra park-and-fly parking charge, and claimed to not have been told up front, when they booked.

One guest was displeased to be unexpectedly charged a 17% gratuity fee on the room service bill.

A few guests found the hotel a little far to downtown with no shopping nearby.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5, with 97% of 165 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #9 out of 38 properties in Saskatoon from 270 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 8.6 out of 10 based on 194 guest reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Rated 7.8/10 based on 1824 reviews

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Map Marker Saskatoon Inn Hotel and Conference Centre
2002 Airport Drive, Saskatoon, SK