The Sandman Hotel in Calgary City Centre is less than a minute walk from the C-Train and approximately 1.4km from Calgary Tower (Google Maps). Other area attractions include the Telus Convention Centre, as well as plenty of entertainment, shopping and restaurants.
The hotel features an indoor swimming pool, an indoor whirlpool tub, a fitness centre, a business centre and meeting rooms. Complimentary wireless Internet services are available throughout the hotel. The hotel also offers a casual on-site restaurant, as well as a lounge area. Guests can take the hotel's shuttle to Calgary International Airport, which is approximately 20km or 25 minutes from the hotel (Google Maps).
There are 301 air-conditioned rooms in the hotel. Room amenities include a coffee/tea maker, a hair dryer, voicemail, an iron, an ironing board, a clock radio and climate control. Guests can choose between a smoking and a non-smoking room.
The Sandman Hotel was well-liked by several guest reviewers because of its close proximity to public transit and attractions. Guest comments also praised the staff and the nightly rate.
Guests who were happy with the location of the Sandman Hotel liked being next to the C-Train (about a 20 second walk according to Google Maps). These guests described the hotel's location as "convenient" because they could walk to nearby shop and restaurants, or take public transit to other locations within the city.
The majority of guest reviewers on Booking.com, Hotels.com and TripAdvisor.com were happy with the staff as they were often described as "excellent," "friendly," and "diligent." Some guests also felt that the staff were cheerful and helpful. For example, the staff almost always greeted guests with a smile and were eager to assist with directions.
Many guest reviewers were also pleased with the hotel's nightly rate. Some guests felt that the rate was affordable or "very reasonable."
Negative comments regarding the Sandman Hotel centered around the hotel's upkeep and the size of the guest rooms.
Dated decor and poor maintenance were mentioned in several guest reviews. These guests complained of tired decor and poorly lit guest rooms. One guest reviewer found a hole in his bathroom wall, whereas another reviewer dealt with a clogged toilet.
The size of the guest rooms at the Sandman Hotel also triggered several negative remarks from multiple sources. Some guests felt that the rooms were tiny and cramped. One guest reviewer went as far as saying that the rooms were "ridiculously small," whereas another guest reviewer described the hotel rooms as "far from spacious."
average guest ratings were 7.4 out of 10 points.
TripAdvisor.com ranked the Sandman Hotel #52 out of 96 hotels in Calgary. Guest ratings averaged 3 out of 5 points.
CanadianHotelGuide.com guest ratings averaged 7.1 out of 10 points at the time of writing.