Spent 10 days here in chilly February. The rooms are large and comfortable although the bathrooms are small. The hotel has been modernized but the layout hasn't changed. They have done the best they can with the space they have. There is plenty of counter and shelf space and I loved the large shower even if I had to walk around the toilet to get into it. Nice thick, big bath towels and comfy bathrobe. Good shower head height, good water pressure and Crabtree and Evelyn toiletries to finish it off.
The room had a mini fridge and a keurig coffee maker. These new commercial grade single serve coffee makers actually heat the water enough for a good cup of coffee or tea and I don't generally like coffee maker tea. I would prefer china coffee cups and real wine glasses but a trip to the restaurant resolved that issue.
Great housekeeping staff and the room was kept clean and tidy and water was replenished daily. The only problem I had in the room was the heating. It was either too hot or too cold and so very dry. I had a portable humidifier with me but I still had problems. Maintenance came up one day to try to fix the issue but not sure what they can do about lack of humidity in the cold, dry winters.
Gym was large, airy and well equipped although some kleenex in there would be nice.
I ate at the restaurant, bar and room service. Food was always good and staff friendly and attentive. Prices are a little on the high side especially for dessert but since I usually stay at Hotel Sask, this was not a surprise.
Wifi was strong and reliable anywhere in the room. Outlets on the lamp by the bed allow for overnight charging of phones.
A few things I would like to see: china cups, wine glasses, microwave, list of local restaurants in room(especially those that deliver), local shuttle.
Can't wait to come back in the summer and enjoy the balcony.
My comparison between Hotel Sask and Doubletree: DT rooms are larger, bathrooms have more shelf & counter space and I like the single shower as opposed to bathtub/shower at the Sask. Also love C&E toiletries. Always hated Hotel Sask toiletries. Where the Sask has DT beat is having a Spa on site (and a good one), the ambiance of the lobby and the comfort of the lounge. As a travelling business woman I spend a lot of evenings on my own and always feel comfortable in the lounge at Hotel Sask. DT lounge is not as inviting. Hotel Sask also has a local shuttle which is great for those -30C days. Can't go wrong with either hotel and will be interesting to see what changes are in store for Hotel Sask with the most recent ownership change.
For me the final decision will come down to price since the company is paying. If the 2 remain competitive, I will be choosing DoubleTree.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set at the intersection of two major thoroughfares (Victoria Avenue and Broad Street), this modern Regina hotel is ideal for guests who want to explore the downtown area on foot or for business travelers looking to stay close to the head offices of companies such as SaskPower, SaskEnergy and Viterra.Our friendly staff look forward to welcoming you with a signature DoubleTree chocolate chip cookie when you check in to the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Conference Centre Regina. ... more less
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