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“There has to be better” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Saskatoon Thriftlodge

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Saskatoon Thriftlodge
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   1825 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 1B6, Canada   |  
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Ranked #25 of 33 Hotels in Saskatoon
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“There has to be better”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

I thought the motel was overpriced but it seemed that all accommodation in Saskatoon is overpriced. (I stayed in another Thriftlodge this trip which was half the price but FAR better). I was disappointed with my "non-smoking room" which stank of stale smoke. No elevators for upstairs. Furnishings were rough and the aircon didn't work very well and the room just didn't feel inviting.

The location is convenient to the highway altough I must say I didn't feel overly safe given those that were hanging around the carpark. The wifi was weak. Breakfast was average but appreciated.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Salmon Arm
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I knew I was staying at a Thriftlodge and so knew what I was getting. The room was pretty much as expected. The shower on the other hand was an adventure..... scalding hot one minute and freezing cold the next, both of which had you hopping to jump out of the way.....not the safest endeavour in a shower. The entrance had some horrible pot holes in the driveway. Ok guys, not your job, roadwork, but come on...... what does it take to throw in a couple of shovels of gravel to fill in some of those axel busters. Also, bathroom fan not working and two of four screws to fasten it to the ceiling were missing.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Travis B, General Manager at Saskatoon Thriftlodge, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
A splash of cold/hot water is not our wake up call for an adventure. As management I haven't tried the showers out so we appreciate comments as yours. I'd like to comment about the adventure I've had dealing with our lovely city of saskatoon officials with our roads. The ice is now melted which has taken away much of the grief with ruts. We have worked with the city being their roads(taken numerous phone calls, photos on facebook, and emails) to get action which took more then a wake up call.

We trust we'll see you in the future as we are always looking to add future value to your stay. Cheers
Travis
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Cambridge
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Overall 100% satisfied with this Motel. It was clean, efficient and the location was perfect. Close to everything. Restaurants, Shopping, Airport, Downtown

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service

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Travis B, Owner at Saskatoon Thriftlodge, responded to this review, April 19, 2013
We love to hear the positive feedback. A lot of hard work has been put into the property this last year and we are glad you verbally spoke about us. Kevin is our Front Manager and has done a great job ensuring our staff is courteous and friendly. I will be sure to pass along the positive message.

We can't be everything to everyone but we want to provide value and go beyond expectations of our brand. Look forward to helping you in the future.

Travis
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Additional Information about Saskatoon Thriftlodge

Address: 1825 Idylwyld Drive North, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 1B6, Canada
Location: Canada > Saskatchewan > Saskatoon
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 33 Hotels in Saskatoon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Saskatoon Thriftlodge 2*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ensuring that our service exceeds your expectations we provide an affordable, comfortable and pratical place to stay while in Saskatoon. We have 56 guestrooms conveniently located close to the airport and many popular restaurants/amenities. Less Fuss, More Value. Amenities include free parking, free wireless internet, Continental Breakfast, Business Centre, Suites available, Fridges/microwaves available, and Long Term Rates. ... more   less 
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