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Sandman Hotel and Suites Squamish

8.5 | Very Good
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Popular Squamish hotel with indoor pool, waterslide, kitchenettes and free breakfast

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, continental breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Many guests were pleased with the friendly and accommodating staff
  • The hotel's location was praised for its proximity to Whistler and the highway
  • Several reviewers enjoyed their clean and modern rooms
  • Several guests were well pleased with this hotel's value for the price
Cons
  • Several guests were disappointed with the lack of variety of the included breakfast
  • Noise transfer from nearby rooms was reported by a few reviewers
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Feb 23, 2015
Overview
Located an hour's drive from downtown Vancouver and a 45-minute drive from Whistler Mountain, the Sandman Hotel and Suites Squamish is geared towards road travellers visiting Squamish and surrounding areas who require an economical hotel with a free continental breakfast and easy highway access.

This hotel has 95 air-conditioned guest rooms and suites, each offering free Wi-Fi, cable TV, a kitchenette, a desk, an iron and ironing board, and a hair dryer. Standard rooms offer one king or two queen beds, while suites also offer a living area with a sofabed. 

Hotel amenities include a welcoming lobby with fireplace, an indoor pool, waterslide, hot tub, business centre, fitness facilities, meeting/conference space, laundry facilities, a free continental breakfast and free parking. Pets are permitted for an additional $20 per pet per night, and wheelchair accessible rooms are available upon request.

Nearby restaurants include Two Birds Eatery, a 4-minute walk, Wendy's and the Timberwolf Restaurant (a 2-minute drive south of the hotel), and Panago Pizza, which is a 5-minute drive south. Walmart can be found within a 6-minute walk southeastward.

The West Coast Railway Heritage Park is a 3-minute drive northwest of the Sandman Hotel, while the Squamish Valley Golf and Country Club is roughly a 5-minute drive northeast. Squamish's city centre is a 6-minute drive south and Sqamish Airport (YSE) is about a 12-minute drive north. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified with a front desk agent on March 11, 2013: Free Wi-Fi, free parking, pets permitted for $20/pet per night, wheelchair accessible.
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The Good
The majority of reviews consulted for this analysis were positive with praise going to the hotel's staff, location and rooms.

Many compliments were offered to the hotel's staff who were characterized as friendly, accommodating and helpful.

The hotel's location was praised by numerous reviewers. They described it as easy to find, as well as close to Walmart, Whistler, Tim Horton's, Railway Heritage Park, the highway, and Alice Lake.

Several guests were pleased with the accommodations at the hotel. They described their rooms as clean, spacious, well equipped and modern, with comfortable beds and pillows and nice mountain views. It should be noted however, that some guests were disappointed dishes were not supplied for the in-room kitchenettes.
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The Bad
While the majority of the reviews consulted for this analysis were positive, there were a few common complaints about the free continental breakfast and noise transfer.

While some guests were satisfied with the included breakfast, several reviewers felt otherwise and had complaints. These guests described it as basic, with a minimal selection, no hot items and no bowls for cereal. It was also mentioned that items were not replenished in a timely fashion and that the breakfast room itself was very crowded when the hotel was fully booked.

A few reviewers were disappointed with the level of noise transfer during their stay. They described noisy in-room air conditioning units, as well as TV noise and guests in adjacent rooms. These reviewers also complained of noise from loud guests partying in the hallway.
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Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviews ranked the hotel #4 out of 9 Squamish hotels from 34 guest reviews.

Booking.com guest reviews rated the hotel 8.6 out of 10 from 32 reviews.

The author called the hotel on March 11, 2013 to verify some information.
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.
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Rated 8.5/10 based on 1324 reviews

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Map Marker Sandman Hotel and Suites Squamish
39400 Discovery Way, Squamish, BC