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Sandman Inn - Princeton

7.4 | Good
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Clean but dated Princeton hotel just off Hwy 3, with popular restaurant and comfy beds

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Many found the rooms clean and comfortable
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
  • Wi-Fi was rated as good overall by reviewers
  • Many liked the gentleman at the front desk
  • Guests seemed to appreciate the value
Cons
  • Some found the hotel a little dated
  • Rooms that faced the highway could be noisier
  • No elevator
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Dec 6, 2015
Overview
This hotel offers a comfortable budget stopover with a well-liked restaurant. It is located just off Highway 3, in Princeton, a 3-minute drive from the town centre which offers a gas station, restaurants and shops.

The property is smoke free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 42" flat screen TV, a coffeemaker, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a desk and ergonomic chair, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and individual climate control. Rooms are furnished with1 or 2 double beds or 1 queen bed. Room extras include a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink).

Free parking is available on site. Pets are permitted in select rooms for an additional fee of $10 per pet, per night. 

The on-site licensed Heartland Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's open daily except for Mondays in the winter months.

Other on-site amenities include a business centre and a meeting room. This motel-style property has two floors, exterior corridors and no elevator.

Memorial Park, which features river access, baseball diamonds, tennis courts and an outdoor pool, is a 5-minute drive away. The Princeton Airport (CYDC) is 7 minutes away by car, while the Princeton Golf Club is a 6-minute drive away. The Bromley Rock Provincial Park is 16 minutes away by car, while the access to Highway 5A is a 3-minute drive away. (All driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on December 6, 2015: pet fees, Heartland restaurant is closed Mondays, but otherwise open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it's also licensed
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The Good
Many guests enjoyed their stays at this hotel, which was frequently used as a stopover along the highway. This is an older walk-up property conveniently located just off the highway that is close to the centre of town, with safe parking, and a friendly and enjoyable restaurant attached. 

Besides a great breakfast, guests said the restaurant offered a good range of meals which included Greek food, soups, thin-crust pizza and burgers, with friendly service.

Although the rooms were older, they had been updated, and were clean and well presented with modern bedding. All rooms had a mini-fridge and microwave and many guests were pleased with the comfort of their beds.

The front desk staff were very friendly and kind, according to many guests.

Wi-Fi was rated as good overall by guests in online surveys, and guests usually appreciated the value supplied by this hotel.
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The Bad
There were very few complaints found online.

There was the odd complaint about having reserved a queen bed and getting a double bed.

A few guests said the hotel could use some renovating, new carpet and paint to the exterior.

A couple of guests suggested getting a room at the back of the hotel, in order to avoid noise from the highway traffic at the front (although others said the highway-side rooms were quiet).

Occasionally a guest mentioned the room size as being a little small, too dark, or the TV having fuzzy reception.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.6 out of 5, with 87% of 76 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #2 out of 8 hotels in Princeton, with an average score of 4 out of 5, from 70 reviews.


Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Rated 7.4/10 based on 322 reviews

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Map Marker Sandman Inn - Princeton
102 Frontage Road, Princeton, BC