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Downtown Moose Jaw spa hotel with indoor-outdoor rooftop mineral pool but dated rooms

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • The pools were a major highlight for many guests
  • The location was convenient to Moose Jaw Tunnels and amenities, according to many reviewers
  • According to many guests, the staff were polite and professional
  • The rooms were spacious, clean and quiet, according to several guests
Cons
  • Some guests thought the hotel was overpriced
  • Guests said the hotel was very much in need of renos
  • Parking is $5 per night
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 11, 2014
Overview
This hotel is a 3-minute walk to Moose Jaw's city centre and is within walking distance of several local attractions, making this an ideal choice for the leisure traveller who wants a centrally located hotel and those who want to explore the area on foot.

Each room comes with an alarm clock, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, cable TV, bathrobes and free Wi-Fi.

Parking is $4.95 per night. Pets are not permitted to stay at this hotel.

Hotel features include a geo-thermal mineral water indoor/outdoor rooftop pool, a gift shop, a fitness centre, meeting space, an on-site spa (Sun Tree Spa) and several on-site dining options. The spa features a variety of treatments as well as a yoga program.

Harwood's Dining Room features all-day dining, seven days a week, as well as a special Sunday brunch. The poolside Morningside Cafe offers fresh, healthy food as well as smoothies and specialty coffees. Bogart's Lounge serves beverages and snacks. Room service is available.

Moose Jaw Cultural Centre is a 2-minute walk away. Tunnels of Moose Jaw is 5 minutes away on foot or a 2-minute drive. Murals of Moose Jaw is a 7-minute drive. The Mosaic Place and Yvette Moore Gallery are both a 1-minute drive or a 4-minute walk from the hotel. Casino Moose Jaw is just across the street. (All walking and driving estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on April 9, 2013: Parking surcharge, pet policy and free Wi-Fi.
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The Good
There were numerous reviews to draw upon for this hotel and the majority of them were positive. Guests were happy with their stays and many would return. The mineral pool, the location, the staff and the rooms were major sources of praise for reviewers.

The mineral pool was a highlight of many guests' stays and was described as beautiful. Several guests booked at the hotel specifically for this feature and several guests felt it offered a tranquil atmosphere. 

According to many reviewers, the location was convenient for accessing local attractions. Some guests thought the hotel was also conveniently located in relation to amenities.

The staff received praise from many reviewers and were described as polite and professional. 

The rooms were also a source of praise for several guests and were described as clean, spacious and quiet. 
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive and guests were generally happy with their stays. However, there were some common complaints about the hotel's age and the room rates.

While the rooms were a source of praise, the general condition of the hotel was not. Several reviewers felt the hotel was dated and renovations were in order. The hotel was also described as worn and old.

According to some reviewers, the room rates were too steep compared to other hotels in the area. The age of the furnishings and general condition of the hotel played a role in the perceived lack of value.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #3 out of 13 hotels in Moose Jaw with an average rating of 3.5 out of 5 based on 268 reviews.

Expedia.ca rated this hotel 4.2 out of 5 with an 89% recommendation rate based on 18 reviews.

The author called the hotel to confirm some information on April 9, 2013.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
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Map Marker Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa
24 Fairford Street East, Moose Jaw, SK