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Budget hotel in downtown Lethbridge with clean but dated rooms, indoor pool and restaurant

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking
  • The staff were frequently praised for being friendly and hard-working by many guests
  • High level of cleanliness in the rooms, according to several reviewers
  • The location was convenient to shopping and restaurants, said several reviewers
  • Some guests thought the rates were reasonable
  • The beds were comfortable, according to some guests
Cons
  • According to many reviewers, the hotel had dated decor and they felt upgrades were in order
  • Some guests had noise complaints
  • A few guests were not fans of the service or pricing at the on-site restaurant
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Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 10, 2014
Overview
This hotel is located in the downtown area and is 4-minutes from the nearest Highway 3 interchange, making it a popular choice with those who want a centrally located hotel with easy access to the highway. 

Each of the 139 rooms comes with individual climate control, cable TV, pay-per-view channels, a coffee/tea maker, a desk and chair, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. Some rooms come with a sofabed, microwave and mini-fridge. All rooms come with free Wi-Fi and local calls.

Free parking on-site is available. Pets are permitted to stay at this hotel ($10 per night).

This property offers an indoor pool, a fitness centre, a business centre (guest computer/printer), fax and copy services, meeting space, dry cleaning service, an on-site restaurant (Denny's) and on-site lounge (Bar One Urban Lounge).

Centre Village Mall and Park Place Shopping Centre are both within a 5-minute drive north of the hotel. A few restaurants are within walking distance (5-minutes) such as Firestone Restaurant and Bar, Papa John's Pizza and Ric's Grill. Local attractions like Nikko Yuko Japanese Gardens and Henderson Lake Park are within walking distance, 10 to 14-minutes by foot, or a 3 to 4-minute drive from the hotel. (All walking and driving estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with a front desk agent March 5, 2013: pet policy, indoor pool, fitness centre, business centre and fax and copy services.
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The Good
The positive reviews outnumbered the negative reviews for this property, among the reviews consulted for this analysis. Guests had positive feedback for the staff, the rooms, the location, the rates and the beds.

Many guests praised the staff for being friendly and several guests described them as hard-working and helpful.

The rooms impressed several reviewers. They thought the rooms were clean and quiet. However, there were some mixed reviews and opposing opinions about rooms being quiet (see below for more details). 

Several guests agreed that the location was convenient to restaurants and shopping. Some guests thought the hotel was ideally located for a road trip stopover.

According to some guests, the rates were reasonable for the area and accommodation provided.

Some guests thought the beds were comfortable.
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The Bad
As mentioned above, the majority of feedback regarding this property was positive. However, there were some common concerns from reviewers about the age of the hotel, noise complaints and poor restaurant service.

Although the majority of comments regarding the rooms were positive, several guests complained about the general state of the hotel. They voiced concerns about things like the old furniture and television sets in the rooms. They described the decor as dated and tired.

Some guests had complaints about noise transfer from the street, as well as noisy air conditioning units.

A few reviewers complained about the service being too slow and the prices too high at the on-site restaurant.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #6 out of 17 hotels in Lethbridge based on 37 reviews.

Hotels.com rated this property 3.7 out of 5 based on 68 reviews.

Booking,com rated this hotel 7.1 out of 10 based on 16 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 5, 2013 to verify some information.
Editor's Analysis by Jennee R.
Analyzed by Jennee R.
Jennee loves to travel and loves to live vicariously through others to help them find the right place to rest their heads while away from home.
Guest Reviews
7.2
Good

Rated 7.2/10 based on 211 reviews

Ranked #10 out of 1 hotels in Lethbridge

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2 out of 10 | Clay stayed September 04, 2005

"Hotel was not clean, pool was too cold for kids to use, was informed that my price through canadianhotels was more than what hotel would've charged me. T.V. channels were fuzzy, lamps were not working properly(touch the lamps and they flicker and go out) was a noisy hotel as well. I would not use this service at the sandman hotel unless canadian direct changed price and Sandman cleaned things up a bit. Clay"

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Map Marker Sandman Hotel Lethbridge
421 Mayor Magrath Drive, Lethbridge, AB