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Great location and value, but some concerns with worn decor and cleanliness

Pros
  • Free wired internet, free parking, free airport shuttle
  • Most guests were pleased with the location of the hotel, describing it as close to the airport and SkyTrain Station
  • Many reviewers found the hotel to be of good value, and appreciated the free airport shuttle
  • Several lodgers enjoyed the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • Some reviewers found the decor and fixtures outdated and worn
  • A few guests had complaints about the level of cleanliness at the hotel
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Freebies
Free Shuttle
Free Parking
Free Internet
Rates & Availability
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 4, 2012
Overview
Located 5 km (roughly a 12-minute drive) from Vancouver International Airport (YVR), the Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport is popular with travellers who require an overnight stay close to the airport.

This non-smoking hotel has 177 guest rooms, each offering satellite TV, air conditioning, free wired internet, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, and a desk. Standard rooms come with one queen or two double beds, and Executive King rooms also feature a sitting area and a kitchenette. A two-level loft suite is available and offers a separate living room area with a sofabed, a dining table, and a kitchenette. 

The hotel also offers an indoor pool, a hot tub, meeting rooms, a business centre, a fitness facility, and a free airport shuttle. Parking is free, and accessible rooms are available upon request. Pets are not permitted.

On-site dining is available at Moxie's Classic Grille and Lounge, which is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other nearby dining options include Taco Del Mar and A & W (both within a 2-minute walk north of the hotel).

The Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport is roughly a 25-minute drive from Vancouver's City Centre, and an 18-minute walk or 4-minute drive from Bridgeport SkyTrain Station, which provides connections to downtown Vancouver. River Rock Casino can be found 6 minutes away by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent: Free high-speed wired internet, free parking, free airport shuttle and pets are not permitted. (Call date: September 30, 2012).
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, with praise going to the hotel's location, value, and on-site restaurant.

Most guests were pleased with the location of this hotel. They described it as being close to the airport, surrounding restaurants and amenities, and the Bridgeport SkyTrain station. 

The hotel's value was mentioned by several reviewers, who complimented the hotel's price, calling it a "good bargain for your dollar and meets all the needs you have for a short stopover stay." The free airport shuttle was also mentioned by many guests who felt it added to the value of the hotel.

Many lodgers found Moxie's, the on-site restaurant, to be a good place to eat while staying at the Sandman. They described the food as tasty and good, and most felt the prices were reasonable.
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The Bad
While most of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints among them including outdated decor and fixtures, and cleanliness.

Some guests had complaints about the decor and fixtures at the hotel. They characterized them as being old and worn, mentioning a running toilet, a broken coffeemaker, old and worn furniture and carpet, and noisy or broken air-conditioning units. 

Some reviewers found the level of cleanliness to be unsatisfactory during their stay. They mentioned dirty carpets and dirty dishes in the kitchenette. It should be mentioned, however, that most reviewers described their rooms as being clean.
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Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 7.9 out of 10 from 137 reviews.

Expedia.ca guest reviews rated the hotel 3.7 out of 5 with a 75% recommendation rate from 156 reviews.

TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #24 out of 26 Richmond hotels from 95 reviews.

Verified with a front desk agent: Free high-speed wired internet, free parking, free airport shuttle and pets are not permitted. (Call date: September 30, 2012).
Editor's Analysis by Erin H.
Analyzed by Erin H.
Erin loves to travel, and considers it her personal mission to help fellow travellers get the inside scoop, both good and bad, on Canadian Hotels.
Guest Reviews
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Rated 7.3/10 based on 917 reviews

Ranked #23 out of 27 hotels in Richmond


8 out of 10 | Francine stayed July 05, 2011

"excellent hotel but needs better air conditioning for the few days that it is needed. We had a loft room and the bedroom got pretty warm."

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10 out of 10 | Lillian stayed May 07, 2011

"will be back and book directly with you."

"very mice staff. responded to my requests quickly and fairly."

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7 out of 10 | Wayne stayed March 27, 2011

"I found the room a little small.But for the cost it was very good .Thank you"

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed October 16, 2004

"Took way to long for my reservation to be found when checking in. Front desk clerk spent more time talking with restaurant staff when i Was checking out in the morning. Front desk clerk was rude when calling up to my room when there was a problem with me charging my breakfast to my room."

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9 out of 10 | Carrie anne stayed October 13, 2004

"I did find the room almost small compared to other reg hotels. Eg-Hamptom is bigger"

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7 out of 10 | Verified Guest stayed November 04, 2003

"Although the room was supposed to be non-smoking, the quilt smelt of stale smoke and the smell of pot was quite strong in the hallway."

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Map Marker Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport
3233 Saint Edwards Drive, Richmond, BC