Regina, also known as the Queen City of the Plains, has long abandoned its historic name — Pile of Bones. Now, instead of stacks of buffalo bones, it’s home to such iconic visitor attractions as Saskatchewan’s Legislative buildings, RCMP Depot Division, the training center for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police since 1885, and for sports fans, the Saskatchewan Roughriders football team. And we have lots of fun annual events too, like the Dragon Boat Races pictured above.
Since Regina is my nearest city, I love it for everything from the shopping to the many events I attend throughout the year. So, I thought I’d share some of my insights to help you plan your first — or next — visit here. To me, trip planning is all about choosing the right place to stay to let me enjoy my itinerary, so I’ve partnered with Expedia.ca to share the best places to stay in Regina based on things to do.
If you want to feel like royalty and relax in the comfort of a CAA Four Diamond hotel, choose the Hotel Saskatchewan, one of the best Regina hotels. This hotel just marked its 90th birthday, and thanks to a recent renovation, provides not only the elegance of its 1920s architecture but also all the creature comforts of the digital age.
Over the years, many members of the royal family, including Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip, have slept in the hotel’s massive Royal Suite with its 300 year-old antique poster bed. Even if you don’t reserve it though, you can still enjoy the luxurious setting in either a suite or a room.
Since the Hotel Saskatchewan is in Regina’s downtown, the hotel is the perfect choice for attending events at the Globe Theater, Casino Regina Show Lounge, and Mosaic Stadium. It’s also close to the Dunlop Art Gallery and Saskatchewan Sports Hall of Fame.
Travelodge Hotel & Conference Centre Regina
Regina’s Travelodge Hotel has a perfect location, just off of the Trans-Canada Highway city by-pass and near the airport. Nearby attractions include the Conexus Arts Centre, Science Centre, and Mosaic Stadium.
Once you settle in at the Travelodge, you may enjoy its Knotted Thistle Pub’s Celtic atmosphere. While I’m not a Scotch drinker, so haven’t tried out the sampler of Scotch flights, I do enjoy their Celtic cuisine. The hotel is also popular for its Soaked! Waterpark — from pool and two waterslides, to hot tub and Watermark digital water curtain, it’s one of Regina’s best places for family water fun!
And the rooms? As you’d expect in a conference hotel, the amenities are great for business travelers. They provide work desks, fast Internet service, Keurig coffee makers, and 50-inch flat screen tvs. When you’re done the day’s social media, the Simmons Beautyrest Pillowtop mattresses ensure a good night’s sleep, too.
More Places to Stay in Regina
For visitors arriving in North Regina on Highway 11, from Saskatoon, the Four Points by Sheraton Regina is a good choice. An informal hotel, it has all the usuals including a pool and gym. While the Delta Regina is downtown, it’s on Saskatchewan Drive, so easily accessible from Highway 11. The drawing card for the Delta is that it’s connected to Casino Regina by a Skywalk. Shopping in the Cornwall Centre is a big plus too. And if you’re on Regina’s east side, Hampton Inn & Suites by Hilton Regina East Gate, is one of the newest additions to the area hotels.
More Things to Do in Regina and Moose Jaw
Have fun planning your visit and a stay in some of Regina’s best hotels. The slider below provides you with lots of things to do in Regina and nearby city, Moose Jaw.
About the Photo
The photo above is of the dragon boat event held each September in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, on Wascana Lake. The Saskatchewan Legislative Buildings are in the background.
This post is in partnership with Expedia Canada. As always, all comments and suggestions are my own for visiting these Regina city hotels and attractions!