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Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina

Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina is a 3 star hotel in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 1800 Victoria Avenue East, Regina, SK, Canada
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Within a 1-minute drive of the Trans-Canada Highway, with 2 on-site restaurants

Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the Trans-Canada highway
  • Many guests praised the food and service at the on-site restaurant
  • Several reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • A few guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
Cons
  • Several guests described the in-room decor as dated
  • A few reviewers described their rooms as uncomfortably warm

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Editor's Analysis
Updated on Oct 15, 2012
Overview
This property is situated in a commercial neighbourhood east of downtown Regina and is located less than a 1-minute drive from the Trans-Canada highway (or Victoria Avenue). This property is ideal for guests who are travelling by car and need convenient access to major thoroughfares (the Trans-Canada Highway and Ring Road are both within a 1-minute drive).

This hotel is 100% smoke-free and all rooms include free Wi-Fi, air conditioning, a coffeemaker, free local calls, an iron and ironing board, a TV with pay-per-view movies, a work desk and chair, and a mini-fridge. Rooms may be furnished with 1 king bed or 2 double beds. Suites at this property may also include a jetted tub, bathrobes, and additional TV, and a kitchenette (sink, microwave, and mini-fridge). Suites are furnished with a separate living area, 1 king bed, and a sofabed.

Free parking is available on site and pets are permitted for an additional fee of $15 per night.

The on-site restaurant, Denny's, is open 24 hours and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also an on-site Moxie's Classic Grill (lunch and dinner). Room service is available.

Other on-site amenities include meeting and banquet space, a 24-hour business centre, a fitness centre, an indoor pool, a hot tub, a day spa, dry cleaning service (extra fees apply), and safe deposit boxes.

The Victoria Square Shopping Centre is located a 3-minute (or a 13-minute walk) from this hotel. There are also several restaurants and big box stores surrounding this shopping centre.

Attractions in downtown Regina may be accessed within an 8-minute drive and include Casino Regina (table games, poker, slots, live entertainment, and dining), the Cornwall Centre (shopping mall), and Victoria Park. The Saskatchewan Science Centre (museum and IMAX theatre) is 10 minutes away by car, while the Conexus Arts Centre (performing arts venue) is a 13-minute drive away.

The Regina International Airport (YQR) is 15 minutes away by car. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)
The Good
Positive reviews for this hotel outnumbered negative reviews, among the reviews used for this analysis.

Many guests described their rooms as clean and several reviewers found their beds to be comfortable. A couple of guests thought that their rooms were spacious.

Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the Trans-Canada Highway. A few guests mentioned finding shopping venues and restaurants within a short drive, while one reviewer thought that the hotel was easy to locate because of ample signage. 

Many guests found the on-site restaurants to be an added convenience and reviewers praised the food and attentive service at both of the restaurants.

Several guests described the staff as accommodating, friendly, and helpful.

A few reviewers thought that the room rates were reasonable and guests mentioned the indoor pool, hot tub, and fitness centre as value-added features.

The Bad
As mentioned above, positive reviews outnumbered negative reviews for this property, among the reviews sourced for this analysis. However, there were a few common concerns mentioned by guests.

Several reviewers thought that the in-room decor was dated and that their rooms were in need of maintenance. Guests described old and "scratchy" bedding, mouldy bathroom tiles, cracked wooden furniture, a mini-fridge that was not in working order, TVs with poor picture quality, and inadequate lighting.

A few guests complained that their rooms were uncomfortably warm and that the in-room air conditioning units were not effective.

While several guests complimented the staff at this property (as mentioned above), a couple of guests were not satisfied with the level of service they received. One reviewer said that the staff were unresponsive to his requests and concerns, while another guest complained that the housekeeping staff ignored the "do not disturb" sign on her door.
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 4.2 out of 5.0, with 88% of 26 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #21 out of 27 properties in Regina, based on 38 reviews.

Hotels.com gave this property an average score of 3.9 out of 5.0, from 37 guest reviews.
Editor's Analysis by Tammy B.
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Guest Reviews
7.1
Good
Guest Rating Explained
Rating: 7.1 / 10 Details

No. of guest reviews: 112
Guest Recommended: Yes
Guest Ranking Explained

Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina is #15 out of 22 hotels in Regina ranked by the ratings provided by guests.
Guest Recommendations and Comments
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Don from Calgary, AB CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 9 out of 10 on August 14, 2013 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Edmonton, AB CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 8 out of 10 on October 05, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Negative
Jill from Yorkton, SK CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 3 out of 10 on September 27, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Surprised and disappointed"
"I was put in a smoking room when I booked a non-smoking. The room was filthy. The tub had used water in it and the drain did not work. I was told there was no other rooms available. When I called the front desk for the second time, I was told the manager would get involved and within 5 minutes I was being moved to another room. So much for no available rooms! The new room was not much better. Worn and damaged furniture, horrible lighting etc. Quite surprising as the entrance to the hotel is very nice and appealing. Not impressed!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from North Battleford, SK CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 8 out of 10 on September 15, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Waseca, SK CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 10 out of 10 on February 20, 2011 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Sakatoon, SK CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 10 out of 10 on June 23, 2010 Verified Guest Hotel Review
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Hotel review by guest is Positive
Paulette from Calgary, AB CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 8 out of 10 on August 09, 2009 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"Reported to Housekeeping management that staff failed to supply fresh sheets to the bed & sofa bed on the check in date. Really surprised to find that the linen was not changed when the previous guests vacated the room. I can see an oversight on the sofa bed but not on the main king size bed in the suite. The problem was rectified within 45 minutes however no discount was offered for the inconvenience.I wanted to relax after driving for 8 hours and had to wait to do so until the situation was rectified. We were advised that the hotel was experiecing housekeeping issues and that was the reason for this gentleman's visit to the hotel, to find out the issues and get them sorted."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Don from Swift Current, SK CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 10 out of 10 on July 08, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
George from Mississauga, ON CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 10 out of 10 on June 06, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"The Sandman in Regina was top shelf. Excellent, excellent hotel. I would have no problem recommending the hotel to any of my friends and colleagues. I would not hesitate one second in booking this hotel again for myself. Again, top shelf !!!"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Kenneth from Kenora, ON CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 8 out of 10 on May 21, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"it was very nice, neat and clean"
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Rolling Hills, AB CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 7 out of 10 on March 19, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"My only complaint is the lack of queen size beds. I don't know why any hotel would even consider putting double beds in any room. I realize that some rooms probably have the queen size, but we couldn't get one, and the double is awfull for 2 people to sleep in. All of my above answers are totally about the bed size. Other then this everything was great.Thanks."
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Jessica from Ebenezer, SK CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 8 out of 10 on March 12, 2006 Verified Guest Hotel Review
Hotel review by guest is Positive
Verified Guest from Calgary, AB CA rated Sandman Hotel and Suites Regina 8 out of 10 on June 17, 2005 Verified Guest Hotel Review

"I feel that I could have had a better rate by walking in the door and asking for a good corporate rate. $160 plus cdn is a lot of money for a hotel in Regina. The room was very big, sitting area with TV as well as TV in bedroom, sink, fridge, etc, which is good, but if just booking a good room for a few hours sleep, the extra is not justified. Their rate at the desk was around $114 plus, plus, and when we phoned after this was booked thru your company, they offered a room at $99 plus plus. However the room was v good & is a new hotel."


Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Room Service
  • High-speed Internet
  • Fitness Room/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Parking
  • Swimming pool
  • Massage / Beauty Centre
  • Bar / Lounge
  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Banquet Facilities
  • Conference Room(s)
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Coffee / Tea Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Laundry service
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage
  • Spa & Wellness Centre
  • Pool Indoor
  • Luggage Storage
  • Express Check-In/Check-Out

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7.1
Good

#15 out of 22 hotels in Regina city based on 112 guest reviews

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