Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
In 1933 the construction of The Delta Bessborough was completed
In 1935, December 10th, The Bessborough officially opens
Between 1989 and 2012, $25 million has been put into The Delta Bessborough to restore it to it’s original elegance.
Fast forward to 2014
We can only imagine how classic and sophisticated The Bessborough was back in the 1930’s, but it still holds much of it’s charm to this day.
The exterior of the heritage building is Chateau Style, reminiscent of 16th century French architecture, and much of the original art and architecture still graces the interior of the building.
There are beautiful old brass mail chutes on every floor where all mail leads to a large Canada Post box in the lobby. Being a big art deco fan, one of the first things I noticed was the original up and down arrows above every elevator on every floor.
The bathroom doors are also original from the 1930’s including the doorknobs, and panels, as well as most all of the chandeliers in the banquet halls.
The hotel has 225 guest rooms; all tastefully decorated, well appointed, and modern, and the beds are so incredibly comfortable. The room we had was huge and had a beautiful view of the city of Saskatoon.
We were upgraded to the 6th floor which allowed us access to the club floor lounge on the mezzanine. We enjoyed complimentary h’orderves, and drinks, as well as a complimentary continental breakfast every morning.
The Bessborough is one of the most pet friendly hotels in Saskatoon. How wonderful is it that they allow small to medium size cats and dogs to stay with you?
The hotel has two restaurants, The Garden Cafe where breakfast is served every morning, and Samurai, a Japanese restaurant where you can enjoy sushi, sake, and more.
Stovin’s Lounge was named after the first guest “Horace Stovin” to check into the Bessborough on December 10th, 1935.
The lounge is a relaxing place to sit, enjoy a cocktail, and people watch.
There is a gym and salt water swimming pool open 24 hours a day for guests to enjoy.
The beautiful gardens at the rear of the building look over the South Saskatchewan River. We can almost picture the flapper parties held there in the past.
Now the gardens are host to musical festivals and concerts.
We had a very relaxing stay during our time at The Delta Bessborough. We could truly feel the old world charm and hospitality of the 30’s and present day.
If you are travelling through Saskatoon and looking for a great place to stay we would highly recommend The Bessborough.
*Our stay was courtesy of The Delta Bessborough but these opinions are our own*