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Victoria hotel near downtown with indoor pool, restaurant, kitchenette and jacuzzi suites

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Location well liked for being walk-able to downtown
  • Many guests said their rooms were clean, spacious and well equipped
  • The staff was pleasant and helpful, according to guests
  • Many thought the hotel provided good value
Cons
  • Some guests felt that the rooms weren't thoroughly cleaned
  • Guests were occasionally disturbed by noise from other guests
  • A few guests had small rooms on site
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Aug 21, 2015
Overview
Situated approximately a 5-minute drive or 18-minute walk to the downtown Victoria area, this hotel is popular with guests that prefer to stay slightly outside the downtown core. 

Both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. In all 100 rooms, guests can expect free Wi-Fi, a 27" flat screen TV with cable and pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a work desk with ergonomic chair, an iron and an ironing board, a hair dryer and climate control. Rooms are furnished with 1 queen, 1 king or 2 double beds. Room extras include a sofabed, a kitchenette (stovetop, mini-fridge, microwave, sink, cookware, dinnerware) dining table with chairs, a double jacuzzi and 2 TVs.

Free parking is available on site. Pets are allowed at a charge of $20 per day.

The Shark Club Bar & Grill is open for lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.

On-site amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre, a 24-hour front desk, meeting rooms and an elevator.

Guest can find shopping at the nearby Mayfair Shopping Centre within a 10-minute walk.The Inner Harbour, BC Whale Tours and the Maritime Museum of BC can be accessed on foot in about 20 minutes. Butchart Gardens is about a 26-minute drive away. The Victoria International Airport (YYJ) is a 25-minute drive away with no traffic (travel time estimates: Google Maps).

Confirmed with the front desk on August 20, 2015: Pets allowed for $20 per day, the hotel has an elevator
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The Good
Many guests enjoyed their stays at this hotel and these guests typically liked the rooms as well as the staff, and felt the hotel offered good value for the quality of the amenities it offered.

Guests said they received good service from staff and used words like friendly and helpful to describe their impressions. 

Location was also mentioned favourably a number of times. Guests liked being slightly outside of the downtown core, but still within a short drive, or walk, from several attractions. A few guests felt that they were removed from the noise of the downtown area. 

Several guests also indicated that the rooms were comfortable, saying that they were fairly large and well equipped.

There were some peripheral comments, mostly centring on things like the good service and quality of the food at the on-site restaurant and the added value of free parking and an indoor pool.
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The Bad
While there were many positive comments, there were a few common threads among the complaints in the reviews. 

Occasionally guests complained about finding rooms or carpets that were not thoroughly cleaned or had an odour, and in addition some of the guest rooms were quite small. Some also complained of noise disturbances at the hotel from bar patrons.

A few guests found the food mediocre and expensive for room service, especially with automatic gratuities added on top. 

A few guests found that their showers had a high-pitched sound when showering.


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Show Sources
Sources
TripAdvisor.com guest reviewers ranked this hotel #43 out of 58 hotels, based on 118 reviews.

Booking.com guest reviewers rated this hotel 7.4 out of 10, based on 118 reviews. 

Expedia.ca guest reviewers rated this hotel 3.8 out of 5, based on 252 reviews. 88% of guests would recommend this hotel.
Editor's Analysis by Heather W.
Analyzed by Heather W.
Driven by the sense that every person, place or thing has a story to tell and a skill for being in the wrong place at the right time, Heather is a well-traveled writer.
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Map Marker Sandman Hotel Victoria
2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC