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Sandman Hotel Quesnel

7.0 | Good | #5 out of 8 hotels in Quesnel

Quesnel hotel near Hwy 97 with basic rooms, indoor pool, restaurants and free parking

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Many guests thought the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Guests typically enjoyed meals on site
  • Several guests found the staff to be helpful
  • Location convenient to the highway, restaurants, groceries and shopping
  • A few guests found uncomfortable beds
  • A few guests found the highway side a little noisy
  • Some guests complained of dated bathrooms
Free Wi-Fi
Free Parking
Editor's Review
Updated Sep 7, 2015
Sandman Hotel Quesnel is located in a commercial and retail area, just off Highway 97, about an 8-minute drive from the downtown core. This hotel is easy to find and popular with guests that want a pet-friendly stopover hotel, or those wanting a reasonably-priced hotel with a restaurant and indoor pool that is just off the highway.

This hotel offers 106 rooms over four floors and both smoking and non-smoking rooms are available. Common room amenities include free Wi-Fi, free local calls, a 27" TV with cable and pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, a table and two arm chairs, a hair dryer, black out curtains, windows that open and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed. Room extras include a sofabed, a second TV, a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink with counter, dishware) dining table and 4 chairs, a desk with ergonomic chair, an iron and ironing board, a steam shower, a double jacuzzi and a separate bedroom and living room. Irons and ironing boards are also available on request.

Free outdoor parking is available on site. Pets are allowed for an additional $10 per night with a maximum of 2 pets per room.

Denny's 24 Hour Restaurant and Shark Club Bar and Grill are on site and open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Room service is also available.

Amenities at this hotel include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness centre, a 24-hour business centre, free newspapers, an elevator and meeting and conference facilities. 

There is a mall, a Walmart and some shops and restaurants within 4 minutes' walking distance. The downtown core, Quesnel and District Twin Arenas and West Park Mall are each about an 8-minute drive away. The shores of Dragon Lake can be reached in about 4-minutes by car while Troll Resort is about a 50-minute drive away. Quesnel Airport (YQZ) can be reached in 15 minutes by car and Prince George Airport (YXS) is a 1.5 hour drive from the hotel. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on September 7, 2015: the honeymoon suite has a room with double jacuzzi and a steam shower, all rooms have windows that open, only some rooms have a desk with ergonomic chair, the hotel has some smoking rooms
The Good
The majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the rooms, the staff and the location.

Although there were many complaints that the hotel was dated and aspects of the rooms needed upgrading, many guests did think that the rooms were clean and comfortable.

The staff were complimented by many guests for being friendly and accommodating, although there were a few complaints about them as well (see below for more on this).

Several guests appreciated that the hotel was near to shops, restaurants, a gas station and a Walmart. Several mentioned it was easy to run out and grab something (i.e. food or supplies) if needed.

Many guests liked that there were two restaurants on site and guests often said that both had good food and service.
The Bad
Although the majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive, guests complained about a few areas that they found lacking at the hotel.

Many guests felt that the hotel was a bit worn and starting to show its age. Guests pointed to cracked bathroom tiles, rusted sinks, mouldy baths and windows, and occasionally guests mentioned a musty smell in rooms or in the pool area. More than one guest complained of uncomfortable beds, and there were some complaints that the rooms needing better cleaning. Several guests were unhappy to have rooms without a mini-fridge.

Occasionally the reviewers complained about staff that were less than helpful or even rude at the front desk. 

Many guests suggested getting a room at the back of the hotel, away from the highway, as front-facing rooms were considered to be somewhat noisy to some, but not all guests.
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Sources ranked this hotel #7 out of 15 hotels in Quesnel and rated it 3.5 out of 5, based on 97 guest reviews. rated this hotel 7.3 out of 10 based on 30 guest reviews. rated this hotel 3.8 out of 5 based on 65 guest reviews, with 91% of guests recommending the property.
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
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Ranked by Guests
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hotels in Quesnel

The average guest rating for Sandman Hotel Quesnel is 7.0 out of 10 based on 383 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Sandman Hotel Quesnel at #5 out of 8 hotels in Quesnel.

Map Marker Sandman Hotel Quesnel
940 Chew Road, Quesnel, BC