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Sandman Inn & Suites Prince George

7.0 | Good | #12 out of 14 hotels in Prince George
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Well-liked Prince George hotel with indoor pool, kitchen suites, restaurant & free parking

Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Many guests found clean and comfortable rooms
  • Denny's on site was handy for breakfast and quick meals
  • Many guests found the staff pleasant and efficient
  • Location handy to the highway, shopping and restaurants on foot
  • Newer tower section with elevator and kitchen suites well liked by guests
  • Wi-Fi was rated very good
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor of the motel section
  • Many guests described their rooms as small
  • Noisy neighbours a problem for some guests
  • The hotel failed to supply clean rooms at all times
  • Occasionally guests complained of rooms or hallways that smelled of smoke
  • Parking was difficult for trucks and oversize vehicles
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Jun 29, 2017
Overview
This hotel is located just off Highway 97 and a 5-minute drive from the city centre, with restaurants in walking distance.

The hotel has 144 smoke-free rooms in 2 sections, a newer tower with 4 floors and elevator access and an older motel section with 2 floors and no elevator.

All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a 32" flat screen TV with cable and pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a desk with ergonomic chair, a data port, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and climate control

Some rooms include a mini-fridge, a microwave, a sofabed, 1 or 2 separate bedrooms, a second TV, a full kitchen (full-size fridge with freezer, stove, oven, microwave, cookware, dinnerware), dining counter with bar stools, dining table and chairs, a balcony and drive-up access. Accessible rooms are available.

Rooms are furnished with 1 or 2 double beds,1 queen bed or 1 king bed.

Free outdoor parking, with cold weather hook-ups, is available on site. 

Pets are welcome for $10 per pet, per night.

Restaurant on site:  Denny's is open 24 hours and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Room service is from 7 am to 11 pm.

Hotel amenities include an indoor pool, a fitness centre, a steam room, a 24-hour business centre, a guest laundry, dry cleaning, a 24-hour front desk and meeting rooms. 

What’s nearby? This hotel is a 5-minute drive from the downtown area which features the Parkwood Place mall (shopping, grocery store, drug store, cinema), the Prince George Coliseum (home of the Prince George Spruce Kings of the B.C. Hockey League), plus shops and restaurants. University of Northern British Columbia is 9 minutes by car. Prince George Railway and Forestry Museum and the Cottonwood Island Nature Park (hiking trails) are both 9 minutes' drive. (All travel times: Google Maps)

Confirmed by hotel June 29, 2017: rooms in the tower section have 1 and 2 bedroom suites with a full kitchen and may include a balcony, pets can stay for $10 per night
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The Good
Guests who stayed at this hotel recently, seemed to have enjoyed the hotel, which has some notable things on offer. 

One was the location, which guests found convenient to the highway, shopping and good restaurants in walking distance, including Moxies and Earls. 

Another positive for many guests, was the congenial and efficient front desk staff who were sometimes mentioned by name.

Although the rooms were often described as small, guests usually found them in a clean and updated state. The best part of the hotel, however, seemed to be the rooms in the tower, or newer section which was also called the "king suite section". It had elevator access and newer, more spacious rooms which were the highlight of the hotel, with some having 1 or 2 separate bedrooms and a full kitchen and balcony. Guests also liked the junior suites with kitchen in the older section.

The hotel is attached to a Denny's restaurant which is open 24 hours. Guests who commented on the Denny's usually indicated that it was convenient to have a restaurant on site for breakfast and take-out meals.
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The Bad
There were several common themes among the complaints posted online in reviews. It seems that the older, motel section has seen some updates, but could still use some TLC, as one reviewer put it.

Many guests described their rooms as small and some felt the hotel still had a drab, dingy or tired appearance and was in need of better cleaning and maintenance. Although some guests liked the new wallpaper and colour scheme, some guests found the grey wallpaper and brown bedding made the rooms too dark. 

Other room complaints included: stale smoke or mildew smells, stained bed sheets, mildew on grouting, tiles and shower curtain, dusty surfaces, non-functioning AC units, and old sofabeds that caved in the middle. 

Sometimes, it appeared that guests were given rooms that were unserviced by housekeeping. 

Loud and partying neighbours disturbed the sleep of a few guests, who sometimes found the staff unable to quell the din. Noisy AC units and rooms near to the laundry room were also a problem for a small number of guests.

The parking lot was small and hard to access. Sometimes guests would come back to the hotel and find no spot and guests with trucks and trailers found the spaces tight.

Sometimes guests were disturbed by the smell of smoke that came into the hotel through Denny's staff or guests who were smoking outside, near the door or stairs, and some complained of smelling smoke in the hallways of the hotel.
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Sources
Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 3.4 out of 5, with 84% of 111 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #13 out of 22 properties in Prince George, from 89 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.5 out of 10, based on 65 guest reviews.


Guest Reviews
Rated by Guests
7.0 / out of 10
"Good"
Ranked by Guests
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12 / out of 14
hotels in Prince George

The average guest rating for Sandman Inn & Suites Prince George is 7.0 out of 10 based on 484 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Sandman Inn & Suites Prince George at #12 out of 14 hotels in Prince George.

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Map Marker Sandman Inn & Suites Prince George
1650 Central Street, Prince George, BC