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Saskatoon Thriftlodge

2.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The air conditioner was not working as well there was no hot water and after running it for 5 min the front desk told me to continue to run it for another 5 min but that never helped. On check out the only offered to wave the tax value. Not very impressed.

very poor , dirty room , 1 bath towel, blood sugar test strip on the floor, dirty marks on walls, needs heavy upgrade, paneling falling off wall by toilet, poor caulking job. will not stay here again. Wyndham should be ashamed to even rent this place. will be more carefull with Wyndham motel, will not rent again .

Have driven past the Thriftlodge many times and have always wanted to try it. A bit awkward to get at, so the trick is to drive past it heading south on Idlewyld, turn right at the McDonalds, then turn north at the next intersection, west of McDonalds. This loops you around on a small road that comes back around to the front door of the Thriftlodge. The motel is two stories and is actually sort of an interesting view of Idlewyld at night. Parking was good, as I had a full size truck and there was several other crew trucks there that had no issue parking. Staff was very accommodating and friendly, even though it was almost midnight when I stopped to check in. Was pleasantly surprised at the price. Week night rate with taxes of $90/night, which was really good. Room I had on the second floor, was sort of odd. Had a small living room area that you walked into. Then you walked into a foyer at the back of the room that split into a small bedroom with a twin bed on one side and the bathroom on the other. Bathroom was quite spacious, clean, lots of room to walk around. Took a little bit for the hot water to get to temperature in the shower, but it came with time and patience. Bedroom seemed tiny at first, with the wall dividing it from the living room area. But that was a benefit, as it keep you away from any traffic noise or noise from passing guests on the upper veranda. Room itself was dated but very clean and had all of the usual amenities. be just right for a single traveller or couple, but no kids or pets as the room would be too small. Good if you're working on the road though, or doing a lot of travelling and watching your spending costs. Good crew/ regular traveller hotel. McDonald's is right down the block, several gas stations and good restaurants within walking distance and the area itself is clean and safe. Really good spot if you're wanting to get out and walk around, but don't want to pay the high end prices at hotels near by. Staff was great and look forward to seeing them on my next trip. Will definitely be staying again the next time I'm coming through. :)

The hotel was a pleasant surprise. Staff was very nice. Breakfast was good.......continental. The coffee was not the best but everything else was very good.

Was a little worried picking a lower cost hotel without a pool. However it was great, bed was comfortable and service was great

Three complaints made to front desk for noisy neighbors. Party, to domestic dispute to dog barking. Housekeeping terrible. Coffee, towels, not always replenished. Garbage Continental breakfast the worst I have seen. Coffe bad, fruit old, hard boiled eggs brownish and slimy. The room itself not bad but A/C rattling and not cooling properly.

Friendly staff greet you, explain everything very clearly, free wifi, breakfast and parking. The room was spacious. The bathroom was okay. Showerhead had various settings which was excellent. The room had a bit of a smell when it was warm. Why, don't know. So we kept the cool air fan going.

Location is reasonable, it’s on a main road with a McDonalds nearby. A fair amount of parking, but probably not enough if the hotel is fully booked (I had trouble finding a spot one night). There’s no lift – luggage has to be carried up stairs to the second floor. Rooms are reasonably spacious – there’s a small bedroom, separated from the living room by a wall. Main room had a sofa, a (large) desk, a large flat-screen TV, a minibar fridge, a coffeemaker and a microwave (need to request one). Bathroom was spacious as well. Chest of drawers plus a hanging rod meant reasonable storage space. The room was stuffy – the only window faces out onto the (open air) corridor. Lighting was surprisingly good – many lights, including reading lamps, all yellow lighting. The hotel is old. Room was not very clean – sofa old and stained, chair too. Room had an unpleasant odour – possibly the carpet which really needs replacing. Internet worked fine – clocked 14 Mbps, though less when busy. TV had only a basic choice of channels. There’s a washing machine and drier available (for free) for guest use, which is a nice touch. Breakfast was reasonable (see pictures) – nothing special but did the job. Hotel rooms in Saskatoon are pricey – this is a budget choice which overall is not too bad.

rooms were good n clean. front desk was friendly willing to serve. could have a bigger breakfast. easy to get to plus easy to get out of the city. close to the arena. very satisfied . close to restaraunts.

You get what you pay. The room was fine, the people hanging around the hotel was a little shady. The staff were lousy and you could hear everything from the room next you to. I asked for a kitchenette room and I did not receive one. The hotel would not accommodate until I asked for a head office phone number. That's when the staff decided they would help, by offering a 5% discount.

1825 Idylwyld Dr N Saskatoon SK

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Business center

Located within a mile (2 km) of Ramada Golf Dome, Saskatoon Thriftlodge is within 2 miles (3 km) of Karttrak Go-Karts. This 56-room motel has free breakfast along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. It's near the airport and also near University of Saskatchewan and TCU Place.


Free continental breakfast is offered each morning.


All of Saskatoon Thriftlodge's 56 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Free local calls, desks, and free toiletries are also standard.

Property features

Guests of Saskatoon Thriftlodge enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a meeting room, and a business center. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can answer questions 24/7, and assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area.

Room options

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Non Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, 1 Queen Bed, Smoking

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Room, Smoking

Full 1 | Full 1 | Sleeps 3

Room, 2 Double Beds, Non Smoking

Full 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

19% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 153 reviews