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“Air Conditioning: Non-Existent” 2 of 5 stars
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Sands Inn & Suites
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   12340 Fort Rd NW | Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T5B 4H5, Canada (Formerly Sands Hotel)   |  
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Ranked #69 of 89 Hotels in Edmonton
St. Paul, Canada
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“Air Conditioning: Non-Existent”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

During our stay in Edmonton, last weekend, we had booked a stay at the Sands Hotel. I had never stayed here before so I didn't know what to expect. It was the hottest day of the year and their air conditiong wasn't working. In fact, I don't think it had been working in some time. The ancient thermostat in our room read 90F. I don't have to mention that it was an oven and sleep was almost impossible. They offered a fan but that did very little to ease our discomfort. The following night we stayed at a different hotel and 'what a difference'! The price was even cheaper. Needless to say, I will never stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2012

We had not planned on staying here, but our previous booking didn't work out and they sent us here. We were pleasantly surprised by the comfortable beds, the fridge in the room, and the full brreakfast the next day, all included in our price of <$90 per night.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2011

I didn't stay at the hotel but we did go to their restaurant to eat. Their breakfast was great! I was a little skeptical at first but was pleasently surprised.
It was a busy place but the food came out quickly and it was very good. Staff was friendly and everyone else there seemed to be regulars. Also very decently priced. Will be back to eat there again.

Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2011

Stayed here for a football game. Checkin was easy, hotel is easy to find. Bathroom small, hotel room outdated, and smoke alarms kept going off all morning in all different rooma presumably from the shower steam since thats when ours went off. The hotel served it's purpose and have been back there once since but it's definitely no 5 star hotel.

  • Stayed September 2010
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sands Inn & Suites

Address: 12340 Fort Rd NW | Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta T5B 4H5, Canada (Formerly Sands Hotel)
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Location: Canada > Alberta > Edmonton
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Casino Hotel in Edmonton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sands Inn & Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 53
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Hotel is located on the corner of Fort Road & Yellow head Trail in Edmonton Alberta. We have 53 rooms that offer Queen Size Beds, smoking or NON with all ammenities and we are DOG friendly on 2 of our floors. We are 5 minutes from Rexal, Northlands & shopping ammenities. Our fully Licensed Restaurant showcases daily features, buffets and a full menu to satisfy all appetites! Our Lounge plays all sporting events with 10 TV's, 2 pool tables, 1 foose ball table and 25 VLT's for your entertainment. Banquet facilities available for 10-450 people with trained staff to cater your wedding, anniversary, birthday parties or meetings. ... more   less 
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