I stayed in the Hotel Senator for a week while in Saskatoon by myself on business. I arrived on Saturday, and the first night was bad. Someone outside was smoking pot and the hotel itself smelled old -- like years of wood polish. During the night the guy next door got up at 4 and and again at 6 and threw up loudly in his washroom, which sounded like it was right behind my headboard. It wasn't a good first experience.
The rest of the week went much better. The front counter staff were friendly and helpful. The cleaning staff do a good job. This is an OLD hotel, but it has a lot of character and charm to it. I even got used to the smell of all that wood polish. Everyone who works there is trying to make it shine. That said, it could use some updating. The room I was in was showing its age. I was encouraged to see that they appeared to be preparing for some major renovations to the hallway downstairs, just as I was leaving. I don't know to what extent the renovations were planned, but it would need to extend into the rooms to really affect my rating.
The pub downstairs was also nice. It was a good place for a quick dinner or to catch a game. Again, the staff and patrons were friendly, and there were many different beers on tap to choose from.
I would recommend this hotel if you are looking for somewhere (relatively) inexpensive to stay in downtown Saskatoon. I would not recommend it for romantic getaways or for children, as, from what I could see, it offered little to entertain them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Saskatoon boutique downtown hotel, the Hotel Senator features Rembrandt's Fine Dining & Wine Bar with international cuisine, Winston's English Pub & Grill with over 50 taps, 80 imported ales, ciders, stouts and lagers and a home away from home personal attention and service. Your room awaits! Safe travels and we hope to see you soon. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Senator Hotel Saskatoon
- Hotel Senator Saskatoon Saskatchewan