The James Hotel – A contemporary boutique hotel centrally located in vibrant downtown Saskatoon.

We are so humbled & honored to be included in enRoute's A Guide to Canada's 5 Best Hotels ⁣⁣⁣

The James Hotel would not be what we are today without our valued guests. Whether you are a previous guest, a patron of The Lobby Bar, or a future guest, we thank you for your patronage and we look forward to welcoming you back whenever your travels allow.⁣⁣⁣

Uncompromised quality & comfort

The James is a contemporary boutique hotel centrally located in vibrant downtown Saskatoon, on the banks of the South Saskatchewan River. Our spacious and thoughtfully designed suites provide a fresh perspective on the guest experience, offering travellers uncompromised quality, comfort, and a truly memorable stay.

Why James?

A history of hospitality. Since 1935, our family has been welcoming travellers into a world of hospitality built by three generations of dedicated hoteliers. Independent and family-owned, The James Hotel represents the legacy of first generation hotelier, James Peter Leier. Born in Odessa, Russia, his family immigrated to Saskatchewan when he was an infant in the early 1900’s. Those who knew James often recount his kindness and sincerity for giving newcomers a true sense of belonging and a welcoming place to stay. Today, that same passion and pride lives on through our dedicated team of partners and employees.


With your room, all guests will receive:

• Full hot breakfast daily – served in the Odessa Room on the 2nd floor and is Chef attended
• Internet (WiFi & Wired)
• Surface Parking for 1 vehicle
• Your choice of still or sparkling in-room bottled water
• Local telephone calls
• Deluxe Black® Luxury Collection King beds in all rooms & suites
• iHome Bluetooth/Digital Clock Radio
• L’Occitane en Provence Luxury Collection bath amenities
• Carerra marble bathrooms featuring Brazilian Arabescato vanities and deep soaker tubs

• Keurig® in-room brewer with coffee, hot chocolate and tea selections
• In-room safe – can accommodate a lap top
• Nightly turn down and refresh service
• 4K UHD Televisions & cable service
• Google Chrome Cast
• 24 hour fitness centre
• All suites feature private balconies
• Guest office
• James Lobby Bar – overlooking the beautiful Meewasin River Valley
• Business Centre and Dry Cleaning Services – Charges will apply

Rooms and Suites

Classic King

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One Bedroom Suite

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Studio Suite

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Studio Suite Extended

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Premium One Bedroom Suite

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Two Bedroom Signature Suite

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The James Penthouse Suite

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I have worked in the hotel industry for years and it is rare I stay somewhere without any faults. The James Hotel is one of those places. Everything from the service, the bed, the toiletries, breakfast, is excellent. All the staff deserve high praise. I would recommend the hotel to anyone staying in Saskatoon.

We had our wedding and reception in The James’ Penthouse. Everything was amazing. The penthouse suite is spacious and very well appointed. The views of the South Saskatchewan River are breathtaking. We had a served buffet meal and it was awesome. Late lunch was hot appetizers. All of the food was served with care and attention and all was top notch. Kevin and his team took care of our every need and were super to work with. Jodi, our bartender, was so much fun and made sure all of our guests were looked after. I can’t say enough good about The James and the staff. The entire evening was magical!

We booked an overnight stay at The James through Uniglobe Travel Saskatoon and it was incredible. It was a 1 night package with a suite, 2 lush Bath robes to keep, 4 decadent “whoopie cookies” of cream butter cheese, 2 drinks in the lounge and breakfast. WOW WOW WOW ????.The bed was the most amazing bed we’ve ever slept in. The sheets were microfiber, bed was a king, pillows so squishy and pillow top and the duvet we’re out if this world! We’ll put it this way if I could have fit it into my suitcase it would be here at home with me! I read another review somewhere and the lady said the beds were like sleeping on a cloud of marshmallows! Omg so true! Best romantic getaway ever!

Food and Drink

The James Lobby Bar

The James Lobby Bar is the perfect place to unwind with friends and admire the beauty of the South Saskatchewan River Valley. Enjoy fine wines, vintage cocktails and European inspired fare – perfect for sharing.

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The Odessa Room

Comfortable, warm and inviting.
Our complimentary chef attended breakfast includes an array of hot and cold items with features that change daily.

The James Penthouse

Intimate, elegant and alluring.
The ideal setting to enjoy the most premium experience available in the city, our 1600 sq.ft. penthouse features spectacular sweeping views of the South Saskatchewan River and beautiful downtown Saskatoon. It includes two outdoor patios, sunroom, and a full kitchen and dining area. The living space features hardwood floors, custom furnishings, intimate seating, and a cozy fireplace. Creative catering services are available for groups up to 30 people.

Events and Receptions


The James Hotel is specifically focused on hosting corporate events and receptions for gatherings up to 40 people. For more information call the hotel direct at 306-244-6446 or email

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Feature Package

BUBBLES & CUDDLES PACKAGE Date night, wedding night, weekend night or work night – all that matters is you most likely won’t want to leave the hotel… and that’s a win – win! 1 bottle Moet & Chandon (delivered upon arrival). Champagne ‘Bubble’ Candies by Sugarfina in NY. The comfiest, luxury white cotton gift boxed […]

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Tour The James

In accordance with public health measures issued by the Government of Saskatchewan, effective October 1st, 2021, valid government issued identification and proof of full Covid-19 vaccination will be required for all guests aged 12 and older in order to enter the Lobby Bar and Odessa breakfast room in the hotel. Guests who are unvaccinated, or have only received 1 dose of an accepted Covid-19 vaccine, will be required to show proof of a negative PCR test result, administered no more than 72 hours from arrival at the hotel, to enter the Lobby Bar and Odessa breakfast room.

Proof of vaccination is not required for guests staying in the hotel and not requiring access to these facilities

Proof of vaccination is not required for guests attending a private meeting or event in one of our function spaces – unless directed by the event host