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Downtown Saskatoon boutique hotel in a historic building with popular pub & many freebies

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, breakfast, parking, local calls, pet stays
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • Many guests liked the on-site pub for food and beer selection
  • Many thought the central downtown location was prime
Cons
  • Several guests found their rooms to be small
  • Noise disturbances from the pub a problem for some
  • Some guests found the parking limited
  • Guests offered mixed opinions of value for price
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Free Internet
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Nov 18, 2015
Overview
This boutique hotel is housed in a historic landmark building in downtown Saskatoon near shopping, dining and entertainment. It offers a unique setting with a popular English pub, right in the heart of downtown.

All 38 rooms are smoke free and include free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, free local calls, a flat screen cable TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds. Room extras include a sofabed, a 1-person jetted tub and a 2-person jacuzzi.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are permitted at no additional charge.

Free hot breakfast is served to guests in the hotel's restaurant each morning from 7 am to 11 am.

Guests can dine in-house at Flanagan's Steakhouse for breakfast, lunch and dinner, enjoy a cocktail, craft ales and tapas at Vintage Wine Bar overlooking 21st Street, or enjoy a light lunch or dinner at Winston's English Pub & Grill. The hotel also offers a rooftop terrace.

Other on-site amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a business centre, in-room massage, a guest laundry, dry cleaning service, an elevator and meeting rooms.

Guests wanting to use public transit, will find a bus stop 3 minutes away on foot. The Midtown Plaza (shopping centre and movie theatre) is 7 minutes away on foot, while the TCU Place (arts and convention centre) is a 6-minute walk away. The Saskatoon Farmers' Market is an 11-minute walk away. The University of Saskatchewan and the Royal University Hospital are both about 5 minutes away by car. The Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) is a 13-minute drive away. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps).

Confirmed with the front desk on November 12, 2015: the front desk is open 24 hours, pets can stay for free, all rooms are non-smoking, the hotel has a coin laundry for guests, free breakfast is currently on offer to guests, jacuzzi room has a 2-person jacuzzi
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The Good
This hotel was quite well liked overall by its guests, who appreciated the on-site bars, liked the central location and thought it was well priced for their budget. The historical aspect was well pleasing to guests, who felt the hotel was well maintained and clean overall with charming appointments. 

Guests who spoke of the location usually mentioned being close to restaurants, the lovely river area, TCU place, public transit and the airport. One guest said, "Location is its best asset - close to the airport and to great places to eat, rent bike and take public transit for further exploring of the city."

The dining, beer selection, decor and atmosphere of the restaurants was another factor that made the hotel a success. Guests mentioned the tasty burgers, exceptional beer menu, the good price of local brews and the super bartenders that made guests feel at home.

The rooms were not really a highlight, but guests usually thought they were sufficient with basic amenities that worked. Guests who had the larger rooms seemed more enthusiastic about them and usually found a good shower and comfortable bed.
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The Bad
Guests who were not as charmed by the hotel offered readers their points of view on the hotel's weak side.

This usually involved the smaller rooms that perhaps had some minor maintenance needed, felt dusty or were otherwise not spotlessly clean, which made the hotel feel old and worn instead of historic and charming. Also some complained of showers that went from scalding hot to cold or that the hotel had a musty odour.

Parking was a challenge for some who said it was behind the hotel, through a dark alley and with limited space. Others complained of having to leave their car keys at the front desk, for moving cars that were double parked. Several found a way out by parking on the street overnight for free.

Noise was a problem for some guests. This was usually a deal breaker for guests who had come to the hotel to sleep. They complained about bar patrons smoking and causing a noise disturbance far into the wee hours outside on the street and live bands who came on some weekends and performed on site.

The desk staff were rated as average, with some encountering friendly experiences and others finding rude encounters with staff.

Value for price was a contested matter with some feeling the rates were too high for such an old and small room, and others saying it was good value, especially for the location. 
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Sources
TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #26 out of 37 properties in Saskatoon, from 132 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.5 out of 10, based on 212 guest reviews.

Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.4 out of 5, with 88% of 138 guests recommending the property.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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