I don't know if there's any point to my adding a review- it's obvious a ton of people before me have had a similarly horrible experience staying at Northwoods. However, I feel like I need to lay out my situation. Let me say first that I lived in a third world country for 8 months and learned quickly not to be picky with my surroundings. I'm usually grateful for a place to stay, especially if it's cheap, but please believe me when I say, this is NOT worth it!
One of the only good things I can say about this place is that when I called the front desk to ask that security be sent out around 2am, they did so promptly and somewhat effectively. At that point I had had enough of listening to fighting, yelling, swearing, and banging around just outside my window and in the room next to me. The walls are thin, and you can hear every word of an immature, drug induced argument. At six in the morning I was woken up by someone banging on my door. I never found out why, because I'd be a fool to open the door (especially in this area it seems), but it went on for at least five minutes.
As far as the actual accommodations, I guess you get what you pay for, although I would argue that a one-night stay in this unkept facility is worth no more than 40 dollars. It's obvious that the previous guests have had ample opportunity to trash the property, and that the management is in way over their heads and are unable to keep up. There are stains and caked on food mess on the carpet, slashes in the furniture, holes in the walls, it looks like someone made instant soup in the coffee pot and some of it was left behind, and the bathroom looks like it managed to go months without being cleaned. I don't understand how this type of facility is permitted to run. I will be writing a review for Expedia, who I booked this hotel through. They are far too reputable to be associated with this place.
If you are a parent, do not bring your children here. If you are a poor student or a broke single woman like me, do not convince yourself that the cheap nightly rate is worth it. IT'S NOT! Don't do it! I would never recommend it to anyone.
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- Also Known As:
- Northwoods Inn And Suites
- Howard Johnson Saskatoon
- Northwoods Hotel Saskatoon