Editor's Top 9 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$79 
Well-liked south Regina hotel on Hwy 6 with free parking and well-equipped rooms 
This good value hotel is closest to the university, only a 4-minute drive. It’s conveniently located close to Ring Road giving it easy access to the city’s attractions, shopping and restaurants. It offers a comfortable, quiet and well-equipped room with a 40” flat screen TV, pay-per-view movies and a mini-fridge in all rooms. Guests really liked the staff and the dining on site here as well. Excellent Wi-Fi and parking are both free, another bonus!
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Rooms were clean and quiet with nice décor and comfortable beds
  • Location very convenient to highway, shopping, good restaurants and other destinations
  • Staff were well liked-friendly, polite and helpful
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent
  • Some guests enjoyed the dining on site
  • Some found rooms too hot with difficulty adjusting the temperature
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Book from ~C$104 
Well-liked south Regina hotel near airport with indoor pool, waterslide & free hot breakfast
This hotel is a 5-minute drive from U of R and offers a great place for a family recreation time with its well-liked waterpark. It’s super central and equally close to airport and downtown as well, so perfect if you’re travelling by road or air. Nice amenities await as well, with a 50” HDTV and Keurig coffeemakers as well as mini-fridges in all rooms. DISH restaurant dishes out some excellent food (I hear) and guests are praising the free hot breakfast for an abundance of fresh fruit and other healthy options. Excellent Wi-Fi, wired Internet and parking are all included in the room rate.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Guests loved the rooms and said they were very clean with comfy beds
  • Staff highly appreciated with quick check in and attentive service
  • Location was handy to restaurants and shops in walking distance
  • The waterpark was well loved by many guests
  • Guests found the free breakfast excellent along with other on-site dining
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by online reviewers
  • Some found the pool area way too crowded
  • Some complained of noise from children in the pool area
  • Some at times found the parking lot crowded
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Book from ~C$99 
Comfortable south Regina hotel near dining with indoor pool, hot tub suites & free breakfast
Only 5-minutes’ drive from the university, and in walking distance of restaurants, this hotel’s staff members make you feel at home with their very attentive and accommodating service. The rooms are great too! Guests say it’s a newer and modern hotel with very clean and very spacious rooms. Everything seems to runs like a top here, from the very well-liked free breakfast loaded with hot choices, goodies and the best coffee. The location is an easy walk to The Keg, Tim Hortons and a shopping mall. And maybe best of all Wi-Fi, wired Internet and parking are free.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, newspapers
  • Guests found very clean, spacious and comfortable rooms
  • The free breakfast was liked for its variety and quality
  • Staff members were attentive and very helpful said guests
  • Location was convenient to restaurants and shopping in walking distance
  • Some thought the hotel was well priced for value
  • A few guests said the parking lot could be tight for larger vehicles
  • Occasionally a guest would comment on the lack of an automatic door in the front lobby entrance
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Book from ~C$88 
Regina airport hotel 6 min to YQR with free: shuttle, parking, breakfast, indoor pool & slide
A 6-minute drive to the university, this hotel is a newer facility according to guests who like it for its comfortable and spacious rooms, its good free breakfast, its really nice staff and its free 24-hour shuttle to the airport. Parking and very good Wi-Fi are also included making it quite affordable overall. This hotel is a great pick for families as it offers kid-friendly amenities including an indoor pool with waterslide, and football theme rooms which feature bunk beds, a second TV for the kids with free movies, Xbox and games.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, airport shuttle
  • Many liked this newer hotel and said the rooms were clean and spacious
  • Guests liked the location for accessing the airport, a Tim Hortons in the parking lot and other restaurants on foot
  • The staff were very well liked for being kind and accommodating
  • Many appreciated the free shuttle service to the airport
  • The free breakfast was well liked by guests
  • Wi-Fi very good according to guests
  • There was the occasional slight noise disturbance, according to reviewers
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Book from ~C$124 
Highly praised downtown Regina hotel with restaurant, Starbucks café & rooms with balcony
A 7-minute drive to the university, this hotel offers the convenience of a downtown location with more entertainment and dining options nearby. This is a nicely updated hotel with modern décor and well appointed rooms with large HDTVs and pay-per-view movies. Guests like having a Starbucks on site as well as an upscale restaurant with delicious chef-made meals. Excellent free Wi-Fi adds to its refinement, but guests will have to pay $12 a night for covered parking.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests overall
  • Many enjoyed the newly decorated and very clean rooms
  • Many guests were pleased with the restaurant on site
  • The fitness facility was appreciated for having modern equipment
  • Guests found the location convenient to restaurants, pubs, airport and hospital in the downtown
  • The staff were very friendly and helpful, according to many guests
  • Parking is $12 per night
  • Some guests felt the hotel was a little pricey
  • A few said their bathrooms were small
  • No indoor pool a disappointment for some guests
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Book from ~C$135 
Highly praised historic landmark hotel in Regina with classic decor, day spa and fine dining
This very clean hotel offers affordable luxury in Regina’s downtown, only 7 minutes’ drive to the university. Recently updated and modernized without compromising its classic charm, rooms have sumptuous beds and classic appointments. Guests will enjoy the excellent free Wi-Fi on site, along with chef-prepared fine dining and cocktail lounge for a place to relax and chat about the day’s discoveries. Parking is well priced too for a downtown luxury hotel, currently only $20 for valet service and $15 for a self-parking option.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, newspapers, coffee in the lobby
  • Rooms were enjoyed for their cleanliness, decor and very comfy beds
  • Location was well liked, across from the park, an easy walk to restaurants, the Mosaic Stadium and the Cornwall Centre
  • Guests enjoyed the dining and breakfasts on site
  • Many guests liked the grandeur and old world charm of this historic hotel
  • Some guests spoke of beautiful views from their rooms
  • Wi-Fi rated excellent by guest reviewers
  • Self-parking is $15 and valet parking is $20 per night
  • Some guests found the bathrooms small
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Book from ~C$98 
Well-liked downtown Regina hotel with spacious rooms, free hot breakfast and free Wi-Fi
A 7-minute drive to the university, this highly-rated hotel offers more of a budget-friendly stay in a central location, close to shopping, restaurants and entertainment. It’s recommended for its convenient and secure underground parking ($16 per night currently). A great free breakfast will start your day right and help you save further on travel costs. The hotel also provides very good free Wi-Fi and a spacious room, each equipped with a mini-fridge and microwave.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast buffet, local calls
  • Clean, spacious rooms with comfy beds said guests
  • Location was convenient to all things downtown
  • Staff professional and accommodating to guests
  • Several guests said the hotel provided good value
  • Wi-Fi was very good according to online guest surveys
  • Parking is $12 for outdoor and $16 for underground
  • Several guests complained of traffic noise
  • Slow elevator a problem for some guests
  • Occasionally guests found mattresses that were uncomfortable
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Book from ~C$76 
Well-liked east Regina hotel with indoor pool, waterslide, kitchenettes & free hot breakfast
An 8-minute drive to the university, this hotel offers free parking and a great free hot breakfast, along with a decent free Wi-Fi connection. There are rooms with kitchenettes (includes a stove top) which may add convenience and cost saving if coming with a family and of course the young people will enjoy the indoor pool, waterslide and kiddie splash pool on site. Guests with kids can also avail themselves of the football theme room with its 2 TVs, bunk beds and a PlayStation 4 Console which includes free games and movies. Other freebies for guests include cookies, coffee and bottled water in the lobby and a guest appreciation reception with snacks and drinks on Tuesday evenings.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, all day coffee in lobby, pet stays
  • Guests typically liked the staff and found them helpful
  • Guests enjoyed the pools and waterslide
  • Well-liked free hot breakfast at this hotel
  • Rooms had nice decor and were well cared for
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good overall
  • Location was handy to the hwy, restaurants and shopping in walking distance
  • Many thought the hotel provided good value
  • Some guests found uncomfortable beds
  • Some reported noise disturbances from children at the pool or in the hallways
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Book from ~C$106 
Well-liked downtown Regina hotel offers suites with mini-kitchens and free hot breakfast
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, local calls
  • Guests liked their clean, quiet and comfortable rooms
  • Many guests liked this location for business, sports venues, restaurants and airport
  • Staff were excellent and gave great service
  • Guests typically enjoyed the free breakfast
  • Many appreciated the value provided at this hotel for the downtown location
  • Wi-Fi was rated as very good overall by guests
  • Many said they would return
  • Parking is $12 per night with a limited number of spots
  • Some thought the area was a little sketchy for walking around at night

2 Other Hotels Close to University Of Regina

Editor's Picks
Book from ~C$100 
Pet-friendly downtown Regina hotel with indoor pool, restaurant and some updated rooms
Situated in downtown Regina, this Ramada Hotel is a 7-minute drive from the school.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests found clean and comfortable updated rooms
  • Location was handy to restaurants, the stadium, the hospital, shopping and Wascana Lake
  • Staff were helpful and accommodating
  • Many enjoyed the restaurants on site
  • The pool was well liked and clean
  • Parking is $15 per night
  • Guests were upset about having to pay extra for parking
  • Some felt the hotel charged too much, especially if the room was dated
  • Some said the hotel should offer a free breakfast
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Book from ~C$76 
East Regina budget hotel with indoor pool and private jacuzzis but mixed guest opinion
Just east of the downtown core, and surrounded by big-box shopping centres, the Chateau Regina is a 7-minute drive from the university along the nearby Trans-Canada Highway.
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Some guests found comfortable beds and rooms
  • A few reviewers found the location convenient for accessing major highways
  • Some guests enjoyed eating at Smitty's next door
  • Some guests felt the hotel provided good value
  • The staff received mixed reviews from guest reviewers
  • Several guests complained of noise disturbances
  • Some guests found uncomfortable beds and rooms that needed repair or more thorough cleaning
  • Several guests claimed to have been overcharged by the hotel

Tips For Staying Near University Of Regina

On the southern shore of the Wascana Lake, the University of Regina is centrally located south of the downtown core. With a focus on experiential learning, the school has a guaranteed placement for students enrolled in one of its many internship programs across a wide range of areas of study, as well as French Studies at the Institut Français

A smaller facility, the College Avenue Campus, is located a 7-minute drive north of the main university campus, closer to downtown Regina.
Getting Around
The campus itself is spread out on a leafy and secluded area of land, so navigating through the number of buildings can take some getting used to. Most of the buildings are circled around the Dr. Lloyd Barber Academic Green. An easy-to-read map is available on their website for guests to orient themselves.

Walking tours can be organized for prospective students, let by student ambassadors, by registering on their website.

However, none of the hotels featured below are within an easy walking distance of campus. The closest hotel is about a 25-minute walk from the nearest entrance to campus. Guests without access to a personal vehicle may opt for public transit or a taxi instead.
Getting Around: Driving
Downtown Regina is an 11-minute drive north of the school, and the Trans-Canada Highway on-ramps are a mere 2-minute drive from the Research Drive campus exit.

The closest airport, Regina International Aiport (YQR), is a 12-minute drive from the school.

All of the hotels featured below are within a 10-minute drive of the University of Regina.
Parking fees vary for visitors, faculty, commuting students and residence students. Visitor rates vary by the lot, and fees start at $0.75 for the first half-hour to $12 per day. For information on rates and pass availability, visit their website. A parking map is also available so guests can understand where to park.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Public transit is available to the campus, serviced by Regina Transit.  A single-ride adult fare is $3, and an unlimited-ride day pass can be purchased for $9. On Saturdays and Sundays, these passes are valid for two adults and up to three children under 18 (or 1 adult and 4 children). 
The Dr. William Ridell Centre is a full-service cafeteria and coffee shop. Also nearby is the Lazy Owl Pub and restaurant. The Terrace Cafe is another dining option, and there are a number of coffee shops and take-out restaurants throughout the campus. Each college building has its own dining hall as well.

For a fine-dining, membership-only atmosphere, the University Club and Lounge is available to staff, alumni and fourth year or higher undergrads once membership has been approved.
A number of recitals and performances are available at the University Theatre or the Shumiatcher Open Stage (aka The Shu-Box), such as the oft-run Noon Hour Student Recital. For a full event schedule, visit their website.

Also on site is the Fifth Parallel Gallery, run year-round by students and featuring work done by undergraduate and graduate students of the university.