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Sandman Inn Blue River

7.2 | Good | #2 out of 2 hotels in Blue River
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Well-liked Blue River hotel along Hwy 5 with popular restaurant, clean and modern rooms

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Many found the rooms nicely updated, clean with comfy beds
  • Guests said the staff was friendly
  • Many guests enjoyed meals at the restaurant
  • Location was seen as a good place to stop while driving through, near the highway in a pretty spot
Cons
  • No elevator to second floor
  • Wi-Fi intermittant and slow
  • No air conditioning in certain rooms
  • No other restaurants in walking distance
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Jun 24, 2017
Overview
This hotel is located on the South Yellowhead Highway, a 3-minute drive from the town centre. It provides a pleasant stopover to guests travelling along the highway in western Canada.

The hotel has 35 smoke-free rooms on 2 floors with no elevator.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 27" flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a desk, an iron and ironing board and a hair dryer. 

Some rooms include air conditioning.

Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 queen beds.

Free parking is available on site. 

Pets are welcome in ground floor rooms for $10 per room, per night. 

Restaurant on site: Tony's Grill serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Hotel amenities include a business centre and a 24-hour front desk.

What’s nearby? The downtown area, which features a hockey arena and shopping, is about a 3-minute drive away. The Blue River Pine Provincial Park is about a 5-minute drive. Eleanor Lake is a 4-minute drive away, while Blue River cross-country ski trails are about 6 minutes away by car.

Getting around: Blue River Airport (YCP) is 3 minutes away by car. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel June 24, 2017: pet fees
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The Good
This hotel was well liked by it guests, many of whom were just passing through.

They were not expecting much in such a small town, but they were pleasantly surprised to find renovated and clean rooms that had a nice ambiance and very comfortable beds.

While close to the highway, guests maintained that it was quiet, affording them a good night's rest. 

Another plus was the convenient on-site restaurant, which guests also typically liked. One recent guest remarked, "The restaurant was the highlight. Friendly people and good food."

Guests also spoke about the surrounding area as being treed, fresh, restful and beautiful.
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The Bad
There were some complaints found online.

Complaints regarding the rooms were: no air conditioning in some of the rooms, no satellite TV/cable didn't work, room could use brighter lighting, rug was dirty, no water pressure for hot water on the second floor, bathroom smelled musty and uncomfortably hard/soft bed.

Complaints regarding the hotel were: ice machine was not working, no other restaurant choices in walking distance and restaurant service was slow.

The free Wi-Fi was intermittant and slow according to reviewers, and one guest said it only worked in the lobby.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.7 out of 5, with 90% of 206 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #1 out of 1 B&B and Inn properties in Blue River, with an average score of 3.5 out of 5, from 71 reviews.

Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
7.2 / out of 10
"Good"
Ranked by Guests
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2 / out of 2
hotels in Blue River

The average guest rating for Sandman Inn Blue River is 7.2 out of 10 based on 622 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Sandman Inn Blue River at #2 out of 2 hotels in Blue River.

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Location
  • Wells Gray Provincial Park (60.0 km)
Map Marker Sandman Inn Blue River
Highway 5 South, Blue River, BC