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Hotel Senator Saskatoon

6.9 | Fair | #21 out of 28 hotels in Saskatoon
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Downtown Saskatoon hotel in historic building with popular pub & free: breakfast & parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, continental breakfast, parking, local calls
  • 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
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
Cons
  • Small and dated rooms according to some guests
  • 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
Editor's Review
Updated Jul 7, 2017
Overview
About the hotel: This 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.

The hotel has 38 smoke-free rooms on 3 floors with elevator access.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, free local calls, a flat screen TV with cable, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. 

Some rooms include a sofabed, a 1-person jetted tub and a 2-person hot tub.

Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds.

Free outdoor parking is available on site. 

Pets are welcome for $10 per room, per stay.

Free continental breakfast with cold items (muffins, yogurt, fruit) is offered to guests.

Restaurants on site:
Flanagan's Steakhouse is open for dinner (not open during July and August 2017). 
Vintage Wine Bar overlooking 21st Street offers cocktails, craft ales and tapas. 
Winston's English Pub & Grill offers a light lunch or dinner and a great beer selection.
No room service is available.

Hotel amenities include a 24-hour front desk, a business centre, in-room massage, a guest laundry, dry cleaning, and meeting rooms.

What's nearby? The Midtown Plaza (shopping centre and movie theatre) is 7 minutes away on foot.  TCU Place (arts and convention centre) is a 6-minute walk. The Saskatoon Farmers' Market is an 11-minute walk. The University of Saskatchewan and the Royal University Hospital are both 5 minutes away by car. 

Getting around: Guests will find a bus stop 3 minutes away on foot. Saskatoon International Airport (YXE) is a 13-minute drive away. (All travel times: Google Maps).

Confirmed by hotel July 6, 2017: pet fees, free continental breakfast with cold items
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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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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.
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Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
6.9 / out of 10
"Fair"
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21 / out of 28
hotels in Saskatoon

The average guest rating for Hotel Senator Saskatoon is 6.9 out of 10 based on 709 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Hotel Senator Saskatoon at #21 out of 28 hotels in Saskatoon.

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243 21 St E, Saskatoon, SK