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“Clean, comfortable and delicious food and drinks”
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The James Hotel
Ranked #5 of 39 Hotels in Saskatoon
Certificate of Excellence
saskatchewan
Level 4 Contributor
36 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Clean, comfortable and delicious food and drinks”
Reviewed June 20, 2014

We only stayed one night but I seriously wanted to steal the bedding so I could have that heavenly sleep many more nights. The room was completely spotless and I loved the fact that the floors were wood not carpet as it instantly made me feel I was not walking around on previous guests dirt. The bathroom was well appointed and the toiletries high end. Nice large televisions in both the sitting area and the bedroom and lovely non-plastic furniture on the balcony. The bed and bedding was to die for! We had an amazing sleep. The lounge had great music, delicious food and a wonderful bartender making great drinks. The breakfast was really, really tasty with a great selection. The only thing that keeps my review from being excellent is that the exterior of the building has peeling paint. I did ask about it and they are dealing with it soon.

Room Tip: A view of the river is preferable to a view of the city
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
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Reviewed June 18, 2014

Fantastic boutique hotel in Saskatoon. I always get a bit sad when I hear after the fact that friends have stayed anywhere but The James Hotel. From the marble lobby to the chic modern decor, everything is perfect here.

Staff are fantastic - and Heather makes a gorgeous cocktail in their lively lobby bar (which often has old school tunes spun by a DJ). Everyone greets you with a smile and a helping hand. Housekeeping keeps the rooms absolutely immaculate.

The complimentary breakfast is divine - Eggs Benedict made to order is but one of the offerings. At night - turndown service includes a sweet offering (I once had the best red velvet cupcake of my life).

But the real draw? The bed. Perfect king-sized slice of heaven with the most incredible sheets you have ever slept on. I promise. Made from angel's gossamer wings. Only problem is you won't want to get out of them and may miss breakfast.

Headed to the Paris of the Prairies? Book the James. Do it. You'll thank me.

Room Tip: A view of the river valley is always gorgeous.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Regina, Canada
1 review
Reviewed June 9, 2014

It was my first time staying at The James Hotel and I LOVED IT! The staff were friendly, professional and went above and beyond to ensure my stay was positive. The rooms were clean and spacious AND the bed was fabulous! I had the best sleep that I have had in six years! The breakfast was out of this world and I even had my chair held out for me! There is no doubt that I will stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled on business
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Calgary, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed June 1, 2014

We always stay in an Extended Stay Studio Suite, obviously, we pay a few extra $$ to stay at the James, but the additional perks are well worth it. The small and helpful kitchen is really handy to make healthy meals and snacks for our toddler, I love that the fridge is apartment size and not just a small bar fridge. Overall the suite is spacious with the a king size bed hidden from the living room, and lovely bathroom, it is truly our home away from home. Another plus are the fabulous hot breakfasts, as a family, it gives us a break from our normal routine of just rushing out of the house in the morning, we go and enjoy the breakfast before we head out on the town for the day.

Room Tip: Really like the Extended Stay Studio Suite, the small kitchen is great!
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Saskatoon, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 28, 2014

A small boutique hotel, hidden along the river bank, the James is the destination for discriminating tastes. The view of the river is fantastic, the restaurant is perfect and the evening snacks wonderful. I want to live there!

A bit pricey, but worth every penny.

Room Tip: Higher floors have the better view.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Saskatchewan
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92 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2014

Better than most Saskatoon hotels, but I was expecting more based on other reviews. The rooms were nicely decorated in a modern style, although the couches are terribly uncomfortable. I liked the small touches such as a keurig coffee maker and a dessert waiting for us on Saturday night. The bed was extremely comfortable and the bathrooms were gorgeous. The breakfast room is really nice and I enjoyed the food.
I didn't experience the amazing service that others have mentioned. The type of water we requested was not in our room and we didn't get turn-down service on the first night. Our robes were missing from our room when we returned on Saturday night and when I called to request that they bring some up I received the response "right now?". I certainly wouldn't be calling if I didn't need the robe at that moment and didn't appreciate the attitude. I had also asked about taking a few photos in the afternoon in the lobby seating area as it was raining on our wedding day. I was told this was ok, but then about an hour later someone else called to say that this was not allowed and didn't help come up with any other suggestions. It was a little bit annoying and not very sympathetic to a bride whose outdoor wedding was rained out. So in summary, the hotel was very nice but I expected a bit more in terms of service.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nanaimo, British Columbia
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5 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed May 23, 2014 via mobile

Have not been this impressed with hotel in a long, long time! Great Service would an understatement! 6 star hotel. The bed linens and the personally cooked breakfast are top notch. Stay here whenever you can.

Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
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Property: The James Hotel
Address: 620 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3T5, Canada
Location: Canada > Saskatchewan > Saskatoon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Business Hotel in Saskatoon
#1 Family Hotel in Saskatoon
#1 Romantic Hotel in Saskatoon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The James Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 59
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