Driving through downtown Saskatoon, you cant help but notice one of their most picturesque landmarks – The Delta Bessborough Hotel.  This beautiful castle-like ten-story hotel is located on the South Saskatchewan River and can be seen from multiple parts of the city.  The hotel was built by the Canadian National Railway and is designed in the same Chateau style as many of Canada’s other railway hotels like the Fairmont Banff Springs.


Nestled on five acres of gardens sitting along the Saskatchewan River waterfront, this four-star diamond hotel recently underwent a 6.5 million dollar renovation to overhaul the bedrooms.  The rooms after renovation are chic with an historic touch.


We were on the Marriott Club floors with a river facing view.  The bed was incredibly comfortable and I loved the fresh flowers in our vase! The room was a typical early 1900’s size, which means that it is a bit smaller than a regular hotel room, but it still fit two people comfortably. The room layout was well thought out with plenty of storage, and a fridge tucked away under the desk.


The bathroom again had a historic feel with new fixtures, various spots for your bathroom amenities and plenty of towels.


Overall, we really enjoyed our room and was a perfect spot for us to stay during our time in Saskatchewan.  If you are in one of the Club level rooms during your time in the hotel you get access to the Club Lounge, located on the M level just above the lobby.  With access to the Club Lounge you get 24 hour non-alcohol refreshments, breakfast and afternoon hors d’oeuvres.


With 225 guest rooms, multiple meeting facilities, two restaurants, the lounge, pool and gym and 5 acres of private waterfront gardens this hotel is a great place to stay.  The historic characteristics of the hotel, exceptional service, impeccably clean facilities and overall beautiful workmanship makes it a place you have to check out on your next trip to Saskatchewan.  We really enjoyed our time and if we return to Saskatoon, there is not doubt that it will be our first choice to stay.


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