In past due Might, I flew to gorgeous Saskatoon to run a marathon. I used to be excited to discover the town as an grownup, having spent a lot of time there in my youth.
Throughout our two-night keep within the town, we made up our minds to stick at each the Delta Downtown and the Sheraton Cavalier. We additionally regarded as the majestic Delta Bessborough, however we have been willing to take a look at out the waterslides on the different Marriott houses within the downtown space.
For our first evening, we stayed on the Delta Saskatoon Downtown, situated with regards to the town’s core and the South Saskatchewan River.
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Reserving
Travelling in off-peak season, we have been ready to protected a fee of $126 for our one-night keep the usage of a company code that I’m eligible for. We booked right into a base-level room, hoping to protected an improve of a few kind.
Common money charges have a tendency to hover round $145–200, with some variability relying at the season.
Reserving with Marriott Bonvoy issues has a tendency to price between 12,000 and 16,000 issues, to be had constantly as a PointSavers fee all over the 12 months.
General, this belongings stays a somewhat reasonably priced choice with money or issues. Since we price Bonvoy issues at 0.9 cents in step with level, redeeming issues can be offering respectable price now and then – however on this case, I discovered it higher to e book with money and save the issues for a higher-value use.
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Location
The Delta Saskatoon Downtown is preferably situated with regards to the town centre and close to the South Saskatchewan River.
At the north aspect of the river, the place the resort is situated, you’re inside of strolling distance of the Central Trade District. This space is house to a cluster of many eating places and stores.
To the west of the Central Trade District, you’ll in finding extra eateries and stores alongside twentieth Boulevard W within the Riversdale space.
There’s a stunning riverfront path that runs alongside the South Saskatchewan River, passing at once through the resort. Steps from the resort and likewise alongside the river is the Remai Trendy Museum.
Simply around the river within the Nutana district are a variety of different eating places and stores lining Broadway Street. We spent a night playing some craft beer and catching up with buddies on the Prairie Solar Brewery.
The College of Saskatchewan is a brief force or a modest stroll northeast of the resort at the south financial institution of the river.
The resort is well obtainable through bus, taxi, or Uber from the airport. We opted for the bus, which price simply $3 and took round 40 mins, whilst riding is far sooner at round quarter-hour.
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Test-in
After a morning flight from Vancouver and a temporary walk during the downtown space, we arrived on the resort round midday. The Delta Saskatoon Downtown is the town’s tallest resort, with 290 rooms unfold over 15 flooring.
Parking is to be had within the resort’s underground parkade, which prices $18 in step with day. As much as two pets can stick with you at no further price.
The resort thorough renovations finished within the contemporary previous. The foyer front room has some huge blue couches and brown leather-based chairs with espresso tables in between.
We have been thankful to have a room able upon arrival. My makes an attempt to “suite-talk” the usage of the chat characteristic at the Bonvoy app went disregarded, as did my makes an attempt on the check-in table.
We wound up in a room on a better ground, which can have been an improve of a few kind. If this was once the case, it wasn’t said all the way through our check-in.
The affiliate didn’t appear to be too aware of the breakfast amenity or the welcome facilities for my Platinum standing, so I opted to test again in afterward within the day with some other affiliate to substantiate 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 – King Visitor Room
The room was once easy and comfy, with the view of the South Saskatchewan River being essentially the most memorable side.
In an instant to the proper of the door is a small closet with a protected and a few coat hangers. There could also be a big replicate at the wall subsequent to the toilet door.
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.
The mattress was once rather comfy, and I had a perfect relaxation ahead of my early-morning wake-up for the run. The room’s older cooling and heating unit made rather just a little of noise when it kicked in, which was once my best actual gripe concerning the room.
Subsequent to the mattress is a front room chair with an ottoman, with some other lamp and a small espresso desk shut through.
Reverse the mattress is a big paintings table with a comfy chair and easily-accessible energy shops. The room’s flat-screen TV sits above the paintings table.
To the proper of the paintings table is a baggage rack and drawer. In an instant to the proper of it is a small pantry corner, the place you’ll in finding an ordinary espresso device.
There’s a mini-fridge housed in a cupboard to the left of the paintings table.
The toilet was once small however purposeful. The LED-backlit replicate brightened up the gap, which had a unmarried sink, a walk-in bathe, and a rest room.
General, the room was once sensible. The furniture have been all nonetheless rather new, and there have been no indicators of damage and tear.
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Breakfast
Breakfast is served in Aroma, situated at the flooring ground of the resort subsequent to the foyer.
The recently-renovated eating place 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, whilst dinner and beverages are to be had 4pm–11pm Monday–Thursday, 4pm–12am on Friday and Saturday, and 5pm–9pm on Sunday.
Sadly, the breakfast voucher for Platinum Elite and better contributors best covers $20 in step with particular person, so we wound up having to hide the rest of the price for my post-marathon breakfast.
We ordered Eggs Benedict and the Open-Confronted Breakfast Sandwich, along cappuccinos and orange juice.
The meals itself was once advantageous 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 town for different foods and beverages, so I will be able to’t touch upon the remainder of the menu all over the day.
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Pool
A lot to our pleasure, the resort options an indoor waterpark with a unmarried, three-story waterslide, two swimming pools, and sizeable scorching bath.
I went for a fast spin down the waterslide and soaked within the scorching bath for a short time. There have been households playing the gap, which I consider is a big draw for any person with kids.
The waterslide was once in reality rather relaxing, and we loved a couple of journeys up the steps in between enjoyable classes within the scorching bath.
Delta Saskatoon Downtown – Different Amenities
Positioned within the foyer is The Grind, an coffee bar serving numerous drinks and small breakfast pieces. It’s open day-to-day from 6–11am.
At the nineteenth ground is the Pantry, which is to be had to any person staying at the ground. The distance purposes as a pseudo-lounge, with a variety of snacks, chilly beverages, and a espresso device to be had across the clock.
Inside of, you’ll in finding fridges with chilly snacks, similar to yogurt parfaits, veggie cups, and fruit cups, in addition to some cushy beverages.
There also are some baked items, immediate oatmeal, breakfast cereal, and a choice of granola bars. Moreover, you’ll in finding potato chips and chocolate bars.
There’s an automatic espresso device and choice of teas to be had. There’s additionally a water tower with nonetheless and glowing water.
I liked gaining access to this, as I used to be ready to grasp a handy guide a rough breakfast very early within the morning upfront of my run. We additionally took good thing about the espresso device, which was once an improve in comparison to the only in our room.
The health centre boasts a choice of apparatus this is all fashionable and in excellent situation.
Excluding the treadmills and elliptical machines, there are some unfastened weights and strength-training apparatus all over the health centre.
Whilst I don’t have anything else dangerous to mention about our keep on the Delta Saskatoon Downtown, I additionally don’t have anything else nice to mention about it.
We loved the view from our room, the positioning, and the cultured of the recently-renovated resort as a complete. Gaining access to the Pantry for drinks and snacks all over the day was once additionally a pleasing perk.
Moreover, the waterslide and indoor pool have been a perfect amenity to have. For households, I consider it will be a excellent explanation why to stick at Saskatoon’s greatest resort.
Having to top-up our fee for breakfast, in addition to no longer having an improve to a bigger room, left me in need of for extra as a Marriott Bonvoy elite member. However the resort was once a wholly affordable choice for the associated fee, so I will be able to’t actually whinge about anything else.
I’d believe staying right here once more, however with different to be had houses within the town, I’d most likely take a look at my good fortune in other places ahead of returning right here.