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Sandman Hotel Victoria

Sandman Hotel Victoria
Sandman Hotel Victoria

Stayed over for one night for business. Stayed in a King Room. Room was very clean, comfortable and had all amenities I needed.
Check-in was easy, friendly and helpful. Parking was free, wi-fi was free. Security at night was reassuring.
Brian the General Manager was very accommodating.

Highly Recommend this property for a good experience at a reasonable price.

Sandman Hotel Victoria
2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

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The hotel has an indoor swimming pool whirlpool fitness room guest laundry facilities and plenty of ground level and underground parking plus a restaurant and cold beer and wine store. With 100 beautifully decorated spacious rooms over half are studios which feature 1 King or 2 Double beds a fully equipped kitchenette-stovetop a small refrigerator a microwave dishes utensils and a cozy living room area. Our standard rooms feature 2 Double beds some with a living room area. All rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker hairdryer and color TV with in-house movies

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Sandman Hotel Victoria

Sandman Hotel Victoria
Sandman Hotel Victoria

Ended up booking their Jacuzzi suit (room 311) as they were sold out of regular rooms. Arrived at 4pm and the room wasn’t ready. No big deal we went to our friends room for a drink and our room was ready within a half an hour. The room was definitely used. The jacuzzi tub looked stained and had some stress cracking in the finish. Wasn’t planning on using it but after inspecting it definitely wouldn’t. The shower stall was small and the pressure sucked. Took my wife 10 minutes to rinse her hair. Wouldn’t recommend this room. The $175.00 plus tax we paid wasn’t worth it. Our friends king suit (room 434) that they paid 99 plus tax was a much better product.

Sandman Hotel Victoria
2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

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The hotel has an indoor swimming pool whirlpool fitness room guest laundry facilities and plenty of ground level and underground parking plus a restaurant and cold beer and wine store. With 100 beautifully decorated spacious rooms over half are studios which feature 1 King or 2 Double beds a fully equipped kitchenette-stovetop a small refrigerator a microwave dishes utensils and a cozy living room area. Our standard rooms feature 2 Double beds some with a living room area. All rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker hairdryer and color TV with in-house movies

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Sandman Hotel Victoria

Sandman Hotel Victoria
Sandman Hotel Victoria

I’ve stayed here many times over the years. I choose it because it has one of the best pools in Victoria, it has free parking, and it is very conveniently located. The rooms are always clean and the beds always comfortable. I don’t give it a very high rating because it is really looking tired – many areas need repair and re-painting & re-finishing, and it has a dated look. I will likely stay here again for business or for a shopping trip with my teens, but I wouldn’t stay here for a special occasion.

Sandman Hotel Victoria
2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

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The hotel has an indoor swimming pool whirlpool fitness room guest laundry facilities and plenty of ground level and underground parking plus a restaurant and cold beer and wine store. With 100 beautifully decorated spacious rooms over half are studios which feature 1 King or 2 Double beds a fully equipped kitchenette-stovetop a small refrigerator a microwave dishes utensils and a cozy living room area. Our standard rooms feature 2 Double beds some with a living room area. All rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker hairdryer and color TV with in-house movies

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Sandman Hotel Victoria

Review of Sandman Hotel Victoria

I recently stayed at the Sandman for a one-night business trip. The hotel staff were friendly, and it was great to have access to underground parking. The room was comfortable, but a wee bit shabby. All around a decent place to stay for a night when I didn’t need to spend much time in the room. The wifi was easy to access and very good signal strength.

Sandman Hotel Victoria
Sandman Hotel Victoria

Sandman Hotel Victoria
2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

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The hotel has an indoor swimming pool whirlpool fitness room guest laundry facilities and plenty of ground level and underground parking plus a restaurant and cold beer and wine store. With 100 beautifully decorated spacious rooms over half are studios which feature 1 King or 2 Double beds a fully equipped kitchenette-stovetop a small refrigerator a microwave dishes utensils and a cozy living room area. Our standard rooms feature 2 Double beds some with a living room area. All rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker hairdryer and color TV with in-house movies

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Sandman Hotel Victoria

Review of Sandman Hotel Victoria

Pros: Clean rooms,
Cons: The smell of elevator, I believe is the wet he carpet.
Location: it is 1.6 km to downtown, 18 min walking. It is fine to me
The Hotel is fine. It is not new but the room is clean and quite. The elevator smell strange, I guess because the humidity of the carpet. The hotel has a free parking which is good, specially the covered place. This hotel is 1.6km to downtown which I did in 18min walking, not bad at all.

Sandman Hotel Victoria
Sandman Hotel Victoria

Sandman Hotel Victoria
2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

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The hotel has an indoor swimming pool whirlpool fitness room guest laundry facilities and plenty of ground level and underground parking plus a restaurant and cold beer and wine store. With 100 beautifully decorated spacious rooms over half are studios which feature 1 King or 2 Double beds a fully equipped kitchenette-stovetop a small refrigerator a microwave dishes utensils and a cozy living room area. Our standard rooms feature 2 Double beds some with a living room area. All rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker hairdryer and color TV with in-house movies

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Sandman Hotel Victoria

Review of Sandman Hotel Victoria

Arrived by 70X Downtown Express bus from Swartz Bay ferry terminal, alighting at the stop on Hillside off Blanshard, just before the bus turns left onto Douglas Street. Even with luggage it was fairly easy to cross the busy road junction towards the hotel which you can see from there.

As my old “Rider’s Guide” Victoria bus timetable was dated 2006/7, this shows me that my last visit here was seven years ago, much too long for this return trip to a favourite hotel which I first visited in 2002. The welcome was just as good as before, and this time I had a front-facing room over the main entrance. It was my new partner’s first visit here, so I was not wanting to let her down.

I have stayed in Sandman hotels for all my main holidays since 2002, and am an old timer enrolled for free in Sandman’s “over 55” scheme. I was very grateful to be upgraded to a larger than standard room, complete with a sitting area (with a sofa bed) and kitchen facilities.

If anything needed improving, it was only the grey carpet which looked dirty in patches but was most probably clean (we dampened a patch to test it). It’s better to have a lighter carpet which honestly shows whether it is clean or not. The wash-basin in the bathroom ought to be renewed, sadly an unwelcome cost, because though still quite serviceable, there was a superficial crack or deep scratch which looked as if it has been there for quite some time, not recent. On the other hand, the good-size bath with shower is excellent. Very clean throughout. I liked the small desk by the bay window. I like the large firm comfy beds provided by Sandman, and here we were not disappointed.

The welcome on arrival was excellent, once the necessary formalities had been completed very efficiently, and we were given a very good tip about visiting the waterfront with its boardwalk at Sooke, which proved to be one of our best trips of this holiday.

Our other essential excursion was a visit to The Butchart Gardens, which was easily achieved by going on the bus from a stop on the far side of Douglas Street, down a bit from Hillside. In fact you can return to Swartz Bay from this Stop within sight of the hotel. We bought our “Day Pass” bus tickets at the Bus Depot Office on Gorge Road only five minutes walk from the hotel.

The hotel’s swimming pool is an absolute gem, so we spent much time there.

Our visit of five nights at this Sandman was much too short but doubtless we shall return for a fifth time. The two faults mentioned above are of no consequence in the awarding of a well-deserved top rating. You cannot get this value for the same money in my own country.

Sandman Hotel Victoria
Sandman Hotel Victoria

Sandman Hotel Victoria
2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

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The hotel has an indoor swimming pool whirlpool fitness room guest laundry facilities and plenty of ground level and underground parking plus a restaurant and cold beer and wine store. With 100 beautifully decorated spacious rooms over half are studios which feature 1 King or 2 Double beds a fully equipped kitchenette-stovetop a small refrigerator a microwave dishes utensils and a cozy living room area. Our standard rooms feature 2 Double beds some with a living room area. All rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker hairdryer and color TV with in-house movies

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Sandman Hotel Victoria

Review of Sandman Hotel Victoria

I have been pleasantly surprised by this hotel and as a result I have come back and will be going back this upcoming January. What I look for is great customer service from the front desk, CHECK. Clean rooms, CHECK. Quiet, CHECK having said that you never choose your neighbours so sometimes noise may be a problem – not in my stays. Easy access via bus to downtown Victoria, CHECK.Yes the hotel is upgrading their facility, and yes that takes time but in my visits the rooms have been perfect.

Sandman Hotel Victoria
Sandman Hotel Victoria

Sandman Hotel Victoria
2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

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The hotel has an indoor swimming pool whirlpool fitness room guest laundry facilities and plenty of ground level and underground parking plus a restaurant and cold beer and wine store. With 100 beautifully decorated spacious rooms over half are studios which feature 1 King or 2 Double beds a fully equipped kitchenette-stovetop a small refrigerator a microwave dishes utensils and a cozy living room area. Our standard rooms feature 2 Double beds some with a living room area. All rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker hairdryer and color TV with in-house movies

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Sandman Hotel Victoria

Review of Sandman Hotel Victoria

Arrived by 70X Downtown Express bus from Swartz Bay ferry terminal, alighting at the stop on Hillside off Blanshard, just before the bus turns left onto Douglas Street. Even with luggage it was fairly easy to cross the busy road junction towards the hotel which you can see from there.

As my old “Rider’s Guide” Victoria bus timetable was dated 2006/7, this shows me that my last visit here was seven years ago, much too long for this return trip to a favourite hotel which I first visited in 2002. The welcome was just as good as before, and this time I had a front-facing room over the main entrance. It was my new partner’s first visit here, so I was not wanting to let her down.

I have stayed in Sandman hotels for all my main holidays since 2002, and am an old timer enrolled for free in Sandman’s “over 55” scheme. I was very grateful to be upgraded to a larger than standard room, complete with a sitting area (with a sofa bed) and kitchen facilities.

If anything needed improving, it was only the grey carpet which looked dirty in patches but was most probably clean (we dampened a patch to test it). It’s better to have a lighter carpet which honestly shows whether it is clean or not. The wash-basin in the bathroom ought to be renewed, sadly an unwelcome cost, because though still quite serviceable, there was a superficial crack or deep scratch which looked as if it has been there for quite some time, not recent. On the other hand, the good-size bath with shower is excellent. Very clean throughout. I liked the small desk by the bay window. I like the large firm comfy beds provided by Sandman, and here we were not disappointed.

The welcome on arrival was excellent, once the necessary formalities had been completed very efficiently, and we were given a very good tip about visiting the waterfront with its boardwalk at Sooke, which proved to be one of our best trips of this holiday.

Our other essential excursion was a visit to The Butchart Gardens, which was easily achieved by going on the bus from a stop on the far side of Douglas Street, down a bit from Hillside. In fact you can return to Swartz Bay from this Stop within sight of the hotel. We bought our “Day Pass” bus tickets at the Bus Depot Office on Gorge Road only five minutes walk from the hotel.

The hotel’s swimming pool is an absolute gem, so we spent much time there.

Our visit of five nights at this Sandman was much too short but doubtless we shall return for a fifth time. The two faults mentioned above are of no consequence in the awarding of a well-deserved top rating. You cannot get this value for the same money in my own country.

Sandman Hotel Victoria
2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

Sandman Hotel Victoria
Sandman Hotel Victoria

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The hotel has an indoor swimming pool whirlpool fitness room guest laundry facilities and plenty of ground level and underground parking plus a restaurant and cold beer and wine store. With 100 beautifully decorated spacious rooms over half are studios which feature 1 King or 2 Double beds a fully equipped kitchenette-stovetop a small refrigerator a microwave dishes utensils and a cozy living room area. Our standard rooms feature 2 Double beds some with a living room area. All rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker hairdryer and color TV with in-house movies

Sandman Hotel Victoria

2852 Douglas Street, Victoria, BC

Sandman Hotel Victoria
Sandman Hotel Victoria

The hotel has an indoor swimming pool whirlpool fitness room guest laundry facilities and plenty of ground level and underground parking plus a restaurant and cold beer and wine store. With 100 beautifully decorated spacious rooms over half are studios which feature 1 King or 2 Double beds a fully equipped kitchenette-stovetop a small refrigerator a microwave dishes utensils and a cozy living room area. Our standard rooms feature 2 Double beds some with a living room area. All rooms are equipped with an in-room coffee maker hairdryer and color TV with in-house movies

See Rates | Pictures | Reviews | Maps