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Sandman Hotel Langley

7.3 | Good | #9 out of 12 hotels in Langley

Clean but dated Langley hotel near Hwy 1 with pet-friendly rooms and kitchen suites

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, morning coffee and muffins, local calls
  • Many guests felt the staff were friendly and helpful
  • Location a winner with easy access to nearby highway and shopping and restaurants in walking distance
  • Many guests enjoyed clean and comfortable rooms
  • Several guests were unhappy about the size of their king rooms
  • Dated decor, dimly-lit rooms, noisy and ineffective AC units reported by some guests
  • Noisy bar patrons from on-site pub a disturbance for some
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Sep 22, 2015
The Sandman Hotel Langley is located just off Hwy 1, close to a shops, theatre and restaurants and a 15-minute drive from downtown Langley. Guests can reach Vancouver along the Trans-Canada Highway from this hotel in an hour. This is a pet-friendly, budget hotel with free parking and good highway access.

This hotel has 196 rooms (some of which allow smoking) over four floors. Standard room features include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 27" cable TV with pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed. Room extras include two TVs, a desk with ergonomic chair, a separate bedroom, a full-size kitchen, a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink, dishware), a dining table with chairs, and a sitting area with a sofabed. 

Free outdoor parking is available for cars and oversize vehicles. Pets are allowed for an additional $10 per night, per pet.

Free coffee, muffins and apples are available in the morning in the lobby from 6 am to 11 am.

On-site dining includes Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant, and the Shark Club Bar and Grill which is open for lunch and dinner. Room service is also available. Several cafes and restaurants including Tim Hortons, Starbucks and the Keg Steakhouse and Bar are within a 5-minute walk.

Amenities at this hotel include a fitness centre, a computer kiosk (extra fees apply), dry cleaning services, and meeting and conference facilities. The front desk is open 24 hours and the hotel has an elevator.

The village of Fort Langley and Fort Langley National Historic Site can be reached in 10 minutes by car. The Greater Vancouver Zoo is a 15-minute drive away, while Abbotsford Airport (YXX) can be reached in about 24 minutes by car (without traffic). (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on September 22, 2015: pet and smoking policies, free lobby coffee details
The Good
Positive comments seemed to be offered more frequently than criticisms, in recent online reviews consulted for this report, and guests gave higher scores overall to service, location and cleanliness. 

Guests were usually pleased with the customer service they received. Staff were frequently praised for their willingness to help guests out. 

The location was a strength of this hotel. Its proximity and easy access to the Trans-Canada Highway was highly appreciated by car travellers, and guests liked being in walking distance to groceries, a drug store, coffee shops and a good selection of restaurants. 

Although rooms were often reported as dated, more guests rated them as clean and comfortable.
The Bad
Negative feedback focused on the dated rooms, the size of the rooms, noise and booking errors.

Guests complained of small and dated rooms. The king bed rooms were the biggest disappointment as guests were expecting a more deluxe room and instead they found tiny rooms with barely enough room to walk around and no desk, but a table and one chair that took up precious space. Other complaints concerned AC units that did not cool and saggy beds. A few guests said the rooms were dark and/or dingy and some guests complained of either a smoke smell or heavy room deodorant smell. 

Noise transfer was an issue for several guests, although guests often reported quiet stays. Guests who were troubled by noise cited the highway, AC units, the Shark Club bar with music and drunk patrons, and rooms near hotel maintenance rooms or the lobby.

Guest opinion was very mixed over the perceived value of the rooms and hotel for the price, with some judging the hotel to provide good value and others feeling quite the opposite. Guests who felt the hotel did not really deliver great value usually brought up that the business centre was nothing more than a computer kiosk that had to be paid for with extra charges for printing, the fitness room was small with meager equipment, there was no free breakfast and all rooms did not include mini-fridges or microwaves as standard room amenities.

There were also many booking errors reported. A couple of recent guests had booked at the newer Signature Sandman and were given a room at the budget Sandman instead, plus many customers were not given the rooms booked online.
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Sources ranked this hotel #11 out of 12 hotels and rated it 3.5 out of 5 based on 58 guest reviews. 86% of guests recommend this hotel. rated this hotel 7.6 out of 10 based on 60 guest reviews. rated this hotel 3.5 out of 5 based on 146 guest reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Steph J.
Analyzed by Steph J.
Stephanie lives on Vancouver Island, BC, where she enjoys all things West Coast. She has daydreamed about travelling since childhood and has visited over a dozen countries since, but Canada is always at the top of her list.
Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
7.3 / out of 10
Ranked by Guests
9 / out of 12
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The average guest rating for Sandman Hotel Langley is 7.3 out of 10 based on 508 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Sandman Hotel Langley at #9 out of 12 hotels in Langley.

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Map Marker Sandman Hotel Langley
8855 202nd Street, Langley, BC