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“Comfy place to stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Sandman Motel
3421 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403   |  
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Ranked #3 of 26 hotels in Santa Rosa
Vacaville, California
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
“Comfy place to stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2013

I travel a lot for business and like a room that has all the amenities included without me asking; tv, frig, microwave, coffee pot, pool, and continental breakfast. Room was clean and a nice size. Nice desk to work on and chairs to relax at. Nice to size bathroom to get ready in. Hotel was close to gas station, stores, and freeway. Would definitely stay here again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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English first
Sacramento, California, Usa
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

We were in town to participate in the Wine Country Century bike ride. We only stayed here one night and we really didn't spend much time at the motel, but it was very affordable, centrally located, and clean.

The event start/finish location was only a 10 minute ride from the hotel.

A visit to the wine country can be expensive, but staying at the Sandman could really help you stretch your dollar.

There's so much to see and do in the area. If you like to lounge around at a posh hotel this isn't the place for you, but if you plan to stay busy sight-seeing, wine tasting and shopping, or enjoying the outdoors and really just need an affordable, clean place to lay your head then this might be a good choice for you.

I think this would be a good choice for a family on a budget too.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Chico, California, United States
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I've stay at Sandman on and off over the last 20 years. There is nothing fancy about it, but it is a clean, safe and economical place to stay. It's located in North Santa Rosa so if you're on a wine excursion the Alexander Valley is relatively close. There is a continental breakfast included with room (I did not take advantage of this feature) of which I'm told included numerous juices, fruit, muffins, pastries and even waffles!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Perth
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Originally booked in for 1 night but was such a great place ended up staying 2 nights. Rooms were very spacious and very clean, breakfast included in nightly rate. Would recommend to anyone traveling to Santa Rosa

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Chicago, Illinois
Top Contributor
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35 hotel reviews
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113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

I highly recommend this motel. It is a fabulous deal in the area. Let me start by saying I hate motor hotels. This is a motor hotel. However, the Sandman puts most other motor hotels to shame. My husband booked and I looked at it in dismay when we pulled up. Fortunately this time, he was right and I was wrong. It is vintage, in perfect shape, spotlessly clean, but still a motor hotel. However, the rooms have been redone - not my taste - heavy, dark furniture - still it is much nicer than you expect from a motel. It was very quiet at night but we could hear a lot of noise from the pool area during the day (we overlooked the pool). The breakfast was decent and in a nice sunny room overlooking the pool. The location was convenient for us. He booked another motel later in our trip - in Grass Valley, CA that was even bettter. Who knew?

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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eureka, ca
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

I had read reviews that said the place was nice but the front desk help was rude. I did not find that to be the case. My husband and I had interactions with two different ladies at the front desk and both were very nice and polite.
The room was clean and a good value for the price to stay in Santa Rosa.
One drawback is they are across the street from a diner and while that is a plus as you can walk across the parking lot to eat....they are up pretty early taking out the trash to the dumpsters and that can get a bit loud.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arcata, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I have been to many hotels/motels in Santa Rosa. Try to save the company some money, but that has butt me up against some poor locations and amenities.
Sandman Hotel is close to the dog day care I use, close to Trader Joe's to get meal items, and has easy access to freeway to get to my work.
Has a pool, exercise, and free internet that works.
Frig to keep food in and MW to prepare meals. Clean and safe.
Corporate rate best rate available; find it on line.
Does the trick for me!

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sandman Motel

Also Known As:
Sandman Hotel
Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa
Sandman Motel Santa Rosa
Sandman Motel Santa Rosa, CA - Sonoma County
Address: 3421 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Santa Rosa
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Santa Rosa
#3 Family Hotel in Santa Rosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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