A Rich History of Hospitality

The Leier family has been welcoming guests to their hotels since 1935. Three generations of hospitality experts, The James Hotel name is a salute to James Peter Leier, the founding father of this family-run enterprise. Independent and locally-owned, The James embodies the legacy of James Leier -  a kindness and sincerity for giving newcomers a true sense of belonging and a welcoming place to stay.

Leier Family The James_Carey Shaw
Photo courtesy The James Hotel. Carey Shaw Photography

When staying at The James you will enjoy a Chef-attended breakfast, L’Occitance Verte Bigarade bath amenities for relaxing in the deep soaker tub while you admire the Carrara marble and Brazilian Arabescato vanities.  Choose from the fully-stocked bar your favourite beverage to sip on while out on your private balcony where you can enjoy soaking up the perfect views of the South Saskatchewan River.  There is no other hotel like this in Western Canada that can provide this type of experience. 

The James breakfast
Photo courtesy Tannis Miller

The James bathroom_Carey Shaw     The James bath amenities  
Photos courtesy The James Hotel

The Robes! The Sheets!

You are in for a treat when it comes to relaxation and an elevation in quality. The James has recently gone through an extensive refurbishment which included all the bedding. Nestle into 600 thread count sheets after your spa-like bath for an epic nap! Or perhaps slither into the plush robes provided for you. If you book your “Makin’ Whoopee” Staycation package at the James, you get to take those robes home with you! Yes!  The package also includes four Whoopee pies from Crave and two complimentary cocktails in the James Lobby Bar.
The James robes
Photo courtesy Tannis Miller

Whoopie Pies The James


The Birth of Cool

The James Lobby Bar is certainly a hidden gem. Whether you are staying in the hotel or not, all are welcome to this intimate, contemporary boutique lounge for drinks and snacks. Highly recommended is the cocktail called “The Birth of Cool”, made with Grey Goose Le Poire (Pear Vodka), St Germain (which is an Elderflower Liqueur), freshly squeezed lemon and garnished with crisp baby cucumbers – making it the perfect spring and summer sipping cocktail!

Birth of Cool cocktail - The James Lobby Bar
Photo courtesy The James Lobby Bar

Elevate your Staycation

Looking for more packages at The James Hotel? They’ve got the right one for you and your special one to share! #𝐛𝐞𝐜𝐚𝐮𝐬𝐞𝐲𝐨𝐮𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐫𝐯𝐞𝐢𝐭
Bubbles and Cuddles
La Vie en Rose
Makin’ Whoopie