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The James Hotel
Ranked #5 of 40 Hotels in Saskatoon
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 15 July 2014 via mobile

This hotel is a revamped apartment building that is very old and the tenants used to smoke in their rooms. Thus the old air handling system has smoke in the ducts that permeates the rooms.

The rooms are newly renovated and nicely appointed but the smoke smell is still very noticeable

The hotel faces Spadina on the rooms over looking the river, and this is the street all the Harley Davidson motor cycles cruise on, so if you want a quiet room ask for one that faces the back parking lot

Staff are great and friendly

Stayed: July 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 14 July 2014

The James staff were fantastic from the moment we arrived. They truly know how to add a special touch to your experience as a guest! The hotel is clean, fresh, modern and comfortable. Our room was fantastic; bright, clean and huge with an amazing bed and luxurious bathroom. Breakfast in the morning featured tons of options and everything was fresh and appetizing, our only issue was deciding what to eat!

We are already recommending this hotel to our friends and family; if you visit Saskatoon, it is THE place to stay!

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank MKricks
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Reviewed 11 July 2014

This is not only the best hotel in Saskatoon but I wish there was a James in every city I go to. While the rooms are great, the service is outstanding. I have stayed in some of the best hotels in the world and the staff here are as good as you get anywhere. They clearly enjoy providing the best possible service. I don't get to Saskatoon often but am booking again for my next trip in 2015.

Room Tip: River views are nice but not tried the other rooms so they may have a nice view of the city.
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  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank XdaveX
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

This is a top notch, modern, luxury hotel leagues above the Bessborough. The rooms have everything needed and more: free wifi, in room coffee maker, free bottled water, comfortable bed, very clean furniture. Free full breakfast is included with the room price and it is superb, with eggs made to order, fresh fruits, yogurt, and gluten free choices. We have stayed at good hotels worldwide and honestly, the James is among the best. And they have a lovely bar!

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Thank AnnMNY
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Reviewed 5 July 2014

Stayed here for business in July 2014 - staff service was incredible. The room had a beautiful view, luxurious amenities, and the bed sheet were HANDS DOWN the softest I have ever felt. I will definitely be returning here on future trips to Saskatoon.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled on business
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Thank Courtney H
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Reviewed 21 June 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, travelled with family
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Thank barclove
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Reviewed 18 June 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, travelled on business
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Additional Information about The James Hotel

Address: 620 Spadina Crescent East, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7K 3T5, Canada
Region: Canada > Saskatchewan > Saskatoon
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 40 Hotels in Saskatoon
Price Range: £146 - £181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The James Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 59
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