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Sandman Hotel Victoria
Ranked #41 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
parksville
Level 6 Contributor
64 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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“smoked out”
Reviewed 14 February 2006

I reserved a room, and was told it was the last room available, but not that it was a smoking room..

Needless to say it was not a good stay and i had to air out the luggage when I got home.

The lounge/restaurant is very noisy at night. So oyu have to go elsewhere to have a quiet meal.

  • Stayed November 2005, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 November 2005

This is a really nice hotel with extremely helpful staff (at any time of day or night). The facilities (pool, spa bath, laundrette, sports bar) are excellent, much better that other hotels I've stayed in. It is a long but pleasant walk from downtown Victoria and buses pass by the hotel every 10 mins. All in all I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed October 2005
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Reviewed 16 June 2005

The hotel was fantastic, with great facilities including a pool, parking, restaurant downstairs and a lovely room! Our oversized room included a sitting area and TV, semi-self contained kitchen and 4 seater table, king size bed and air! The only downside was a room facing the road so we heard the traffic but in all, a great place to stay if you have a car! We did take the bus into the city (10-15 mins $2 each way) one night for dinner so public transport is quite good if you don't have a car! Would recommend this hotel and would stay again.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Reviewed 27 May 2005

I found the Sandman Victoria clean, comfortable & convenient.
The staff is friendly & professional.
My room was efficient from a business stand point with new king sized bed that provided me with a great sleep.
I was within a nice walk of the main parts of Victoria I wished to visit.
I look forward to the opportunity to return and enjoy the hospitality offered.

Stayed April 2005
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Reviewed 15 May 2005

Stayed here for 5 nights in a suite. The room was a good size with en suite bathroom, lounge area and kitchenette which was useful. Pool, gym and launderette facilities were good. Helpful staff and free use of internet. Down side was it is a 25 minute walk to the heart of downtown Victoria. There is a bus service nearby but it soon mounts up if you go out during the day and again in the evening. Also there was a sex shop next door which may offend some people.

  • Stayed August 2004
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Reviewed 5 May 2003

I was disappointed with the quality of air - smokey smell, not as good air quality/circulation in the kitchen/pull-out couch area. Also the cleaning of the room was sub-standard for a hotel such as this. General kitchen/bathroom cleaning was fine, but the baseboards were very dirty - looked like they hadn't been dusted for a long time. The mattress pads were a bit chintzy and the king bed was very hard. Apparently the king beds are all new, but not very comfy. I would not stay at this particular hotel again although I have had good stays at other Sandman Inns and have been impressed with the rooms.

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Reviewed 20 April 2003

My twenty-something sons and I moved to this hotel from another (well rated, but inadequate) hotel during a visit of several days in Victoria. We were very pleased with its brightness, the friendliness of the staff, the large lobby, the size of the rooms, and the amenities. We were offered a suite at no additional cost, including stove and frig -- with ample room for us all. The amenities (indoor pool, weight room etc.) were clean and pleasant, and the on-site sports bar off the lobby was a handy place to get a comfortable bite to eat. There's ample parking and it's a quick (5-minute) drive down Douglas to the tourist / harbour area. All in all, we agreed this was a really good place to stay at a very reasonable rate.

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Additional Information about Sandman Hotel Victoria

Property: Sandman Hotel Victoria
Address: 2852 Douglas St, Victoria, British Columbia V8T 4M5, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Victoria Capital Regional District > Victoria > Burnside
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 49 Hotels in Victoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandman Hotel Victoria 3*
Number of rooms: 100
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The beautiful capital city of British Columbia, Victoria is one of BC's most popular tourist destinations. Filled with amazing history, architecture, and a vibrant arts scene, Sandman Hotel Victoria is ideal for long restful vacation stays and short business trips. Whatever your reason for taking a trip to the sensational city of Victoria, Sandman Hotel Victoria will make sure your stay is absolutely flawless. ... more   less 
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