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Evaluate: Delta Saskatoon Downtown | Prince of Journey

Evaluate: Delta Saskatoon Downtown | Prince of Journey

Review: Delta Saskatoon Downtown | Prince of Travel

In late Might, I flew to lovely Saskatoon to run a marathon. I used to be excited to discover the town as an grownup, having spent loads of time there in my childhood.

Throughout our two-night keep within the metropolis, we determined to remain at each the Delta Downtown and the Sheraton Cavalier. We additionally thought-about the majestic Delta Bessborough, however we had been eager to check out the waterslides on the different Marriott properties within the downtown space. 

For our first evening, we stayed on the Delta Saskatoon Downtown, positioned near the town’s core and the South Saskatchewan River.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Reserving

Travelling in off-peak season, we had been capable of safe a charge of $126 for our one-night keep utilizing a company code that I’m eligible for. We booked right into a base-level room, hoping to safe an improve of some kind.

Common money charges are inclined to hover round $145200, with some variability relying on the season.

Reserving with Marriott Bonvoy factors tends to value between 12,000 and 16,000 factors, obtainable constantly as a PointSavers charge all year long. 

General, this property stays a reasonably inexpensive choice with money or factors. Since we worth Bonvoy factors at 0.9 cents per level, redeeming factors can supply first rate worth at instances – however on this case, I discovered it higher to guide with money and save the factors for a higher-value use.

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Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Location

The Delta Saskatoon Downtown is ideally positioned near the town centre and close to the South Saskatchewan River. 

On the north aspect of the river, the place the lodge is positioned, you’re inside strolling distance of the Central Enterprise District. This space is dwelling to a cluster of many eating places and retailers.

To the west of the Central Enterprise District, you’ll discover extra eateries and retailers alongside twentieth Avenue W within the Riversdale space.

There’s a attractive riverfront path that runs alongside the South Saskatchewan River, passing immediately by the lodge. Steps from the lodge and in addition alongside the river is the Remai Fashionable Museum.

South Saskatchewan River

Simply throughout the river within the Nutana district are a lot of different eating places and retailers lining Broadway Avenue. We spent a night having fun with some craft beer and catching up with buddies on the Prairie Solar Brewery. 

The College of Saskatchewan is a brief drive or a modest stroll northeast of the lodge on the south financial institution of the river.

The lodge is well accessible by bus, taxi, or Uber from the airport. We opted for the bus, which value simply $3 and took round 40 minutes, whereas driving is far sooner at round quarter-hour.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Examine-in

After a morning flight from Vancouver and a quick stroll via the downtown space, we arrived on the lodge round midday. The Delta Saskatoon Downtown is the town’s tallest lodge, with 290 rooms unfold over 15 flooring.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Exterior
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Exterior

Parking is on the market within the lodge’s underground parkade, which prices $18 per day. As much as two pets can stick with you at no further value.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Entrance

The lodge thorough renovations accomplished within the latest previous. The foyer lounge has some giant blue couches and brown leather-based chairs with espresso tables in between.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Foyer lounge
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Foyer lounge
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Foyer lounge

We had been grateful to have a room prepared upon arrival. My makes an attempt to “suite-talk” utilizing the chat function on the Bonvoy app went unnoticed, as did my makes an attempt on the check-in desk.

We wound up in a room on a better ground, which can have been an improve of some kind. If this was the case, it wasn’t acknowledged throughout our check-in.

The affiliate didn’t appear to be too acquainted with the breakfast amenity or the welcome facilities for my Platinum standing, so I opted to test again in in a while within the day with one other affiliate to verify the advantages.

We headed over the elevators and as much as the nineteenth ground, the place we’d spend an evening in room 1907.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Elevators
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Hallway
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Room 1907

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room

The room was easy and comfy, with the view of the South Saskatchewan River being probably the most memorable side.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room view

Instantly to the correct of the door is a small closet with a secure and a few coat hangers. There may be additionally a big mirror on the wall subsequent to the toilet door.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room lobby
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room closet

The room then opens up into the bed room. The king mattress occupies the vast majority of the room, with aspect tables, lamps, and a big portray surrounding the mattress.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room bed room space
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room bed room space
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room mattress

The mattress was fairly comfy, and I had a terrific relaxation earlier than my early-morning wake-up for the run. The room’s older cooling and heating unit made fairly a little bit of noise when it kicked in, which was my solely actual gripe in regards to the room.

Subsequent to the mattress is a lounge chair with an ottoman, with one other lamp and a small espresso desk shut by.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room lounge chair

Reverse the mattress is a big work desk with a snug chair and easily-accessible energy retailers. The room’s flat-screen TV sits above the work desk.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room work desk space
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room work desk
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room work desk

To the correct of the work desk is a baggage rack and drawer. Instantly to the correct of it is a small pantry nook, the place you’ll discover a typical espresso machine.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room baggage rack
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room espresso machine

There’s a mini-fridge housed in a cupboard to the left of the work desk. 

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room mini-fridge

The toilet was small however practical. The LED-backlit mirror brightened up the house, which had a single sink, a walk-in bathe, and a bathroom.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room lavatory
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room bathe
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – King Visitor Room bathroom

General, the room was sensible. The furnishings had been all nonetheless fairly new, and there have been no indicators of wear and tear and tear.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Breakfast

Breakfast is served in Aroma, positioned on the bottom ground of the lodge subsequent to the foyer.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Aroma

The recently-renovated restaurant is open for breakfast from 6:30–11am Monday to Saturday, and from 6:30–midday on Sundays. 

Lunch is served between 11am–2pm from Monday to Saturday, whereas dinner and drinks can be found 4pm–11pm Monday–Thursday, 4pm–12am on Friday and Saturday, and 5pm–9pm on Sunday.

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Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Aroma seating

Sadly, the breakfast voucher for Platinum Elite and better members solely covers $20 per individual, so we wound up having to cowl the rest of the fee for my post-marathon breakfast.

We ordered Eggs Benedict and the Open-Confronted Breakfast Sandwich, alongside cappuccinos and orange juice. 

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Eggs Benedict at Aroma
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Open-Confronted Breakfast Sandwich at Aroma

The meals itself was wonderful and hit the spot after a strenuous morning of working, however didn’t depart any lasting impressions.

We opted to discover different choices within the metropolis for different meals and drinks, so I can’t touch upon the remainder of the menu all through the day.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Pool

A lot to our delight, the lodge options an indoor waterpark with a single, three-story waterslide, two swimming pools, and sizeable sizzling tub. 

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Pool entrance
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Indoor pool
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Scorching tub

I went for a fast spin down the waterslide and soaked within the sizzling tub for a short time. There have been households having fun with the house, which I think about is a large draw for anybody with youngsters.

The waterslide was truly fairly pleasing, and we loved a couple of journeys up the steps in between stress-free classes within the sizzling tub. 

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Waterslide
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Waterslide

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Different Services

Situated within the foyer is The Grind, an espresso bar serving a wide range of drinks and small breakfast gadgets. It’s open each day from 6–11am.

On the nineteenth ground is the Pantry, which is on the market to anybody staying on the ground. The house features as a pseudo-lounge, with a lot of snacks, chilly drinks, and a espresso machine obtainable across the clock.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Pantry
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Pantry
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Pantry

Inside, you’ll discover fridges with chilly snacks, equivalent to yogurt parfaits, veggie cups, and fruit cups, in addition to some gentle drinks.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Pantry

There are additionally some baked items, on the spot oatmeal, breakfast cereal, and a choice of granola bars. Moreover, you’ll discover potato chips and chocolate bars.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Baked items & snacks on the Pantry
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Chocolate bars on the Pantry
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Potato chips & microwave on the Pantry

There may be an automatic espresso machine and choice of teas obtainable. There’s additionally a water tower with nonetheless and glowing water.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Espresso machine on the Pantry
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Tea choice & water tower on the Pantry

I appreciated gaining access to this, as I used to be capable of seize a fast breakfast very early within the morning upfront of my run. We additionally took benefit of the espresso machine, which was an improve in comparison with the one in our room.

The health centre boasts a choice of gear that’s all fashionable and in superb situation. 

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Health centre entrance
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Health centre
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Health centre

Apart from the treadmills and elliptical machines, there are some free weights and strength-training gear all through the health centre.

Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Health centre
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Health centre

Conclusion

Whereas I don’t have something dangerous to say about our keep on the Delta Saskatoon Downtown, I additionally don’t have something nice to say about it.

We loved the view from our room, the placement, and the aesthetic of the recently-renovated lodge as a complete. Accessing the Pantry for drinks and snacks all through the day was additionally a pleasant perk.

Moreover, the waterslide and indoor pool had been a terrific amenity to have. For households, I think about it could be motive to remain at Saskatoon’s largest lodge.

Having to top-up our cost for breakfast, in addition to not having an improve to a bigger room, left me wanting for extra as a Marriott Bonvoy elite member. However the lodge was a wholly affordable choice for the value, so I can’t actually complain about something.

I’d take into account staying right here once more, however with different obtainable properties within the metropolis, I’d seemingly strive my luck elsewhere earlier than returning right here.



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