Sault Ste Marie Accommodation: Choosing a Hotel or Motel
There are a number of considerations in selecting accommodations that can make the difference between an enjoyable stay and a major headache, whether your trip to Sault Ste. Marie is for business or pleasure. You can select a hotel based on its name, features, price range, or its location.
Most of the major hotel chains have properties in the Sault Ste. Marie marketplace. If you are familiar with and happy with a chain, or just want its frequent flyer miles, then you will like their hotel in Sault Ste. Marie.
Some chains focus on business travellers, in the upper-middle price range. In Sault Ste. Marie you'll find: Holiday Inn, Ramada and several other chains. Some chains target families and budget conscious business travellers. These chains are: Comfort Inn, Days Inn, Quality Inn, Super 8, and Travelodge.
Sault Ste. Marie has several fine hotels and motels that do not belong to a chain. The WaterTower Inn is well liked for its conference rooms and its beautiful indoor pool.
A traveller may need to rely on a specific features in a hotel. It may be a hotel-wide capability like airport shuttle or business centre, it may be an in-room feature like Internet access or a whirlpool bath (and vary from room to room), it may relate to fitness to stay in shape on the road or to entertain the children, or you may require special suites. We have tried to catalogue them all in the FoundLocally database.
The range of features will vary from hotel to hotel, and sometimes from room to room. If there is a feature that is critical to your stay (ie wheelchair access or coach parking) request it in the Hotel Search screen, to display only to those establishments. Be sure to request this feature when making your room reservation.
Some commonly sought features are: Price Range
There is accommodation in Sault Ste. Marie to suit any budget. You can stay at the local Hostel for only dollars a day, or you can stay in hotel suites that are good enough for visiting prime ministers.
Pricing is seasonal. Summer is high season in the Sault Ste Marie area, and more so during the very popular Festival of Fall Colours. Area hotels are also more expensive over holidays and long weekends. Later in the Fall (October to December) and spring (April to June) are definitely the less expensive times to visit. Each hotel's dates for high, low, and shoulder seasons differ a bit so watch your timing or your hotel.
Our pricing guidelines (exclusive of taxes) are as follows:
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The desired location of the hotel depends on the purpose of your visit. We have grouped the hotels by "Area" to assist you with selecting appropriate accommodation. The Area is in most cases, the city in which a hotel is located. Inside the City of Sault Ste. Marie, we also list the part of town. Inside the City of Sault Ste Marie, we also list the part of town.
If you are in "the Sault" on business, you would want a hotel either in the Downtown core or on Great Northern Road. Most downtown hotels are within easy walking distance of downtown shopping and restaurants. These hotels are also relatively close ($20 taxi) to the airport. There are some value-conscious hotels in the Downtown area. You can easily walk to the Station Mall, Queen Street, or the boardwalk along the St. Mary's River.
If you are travelling across Canada along the TransCanada Highway (#17) or to-from the United States of America, you'll need to get off the main highway and drive into town.