I do not understand all the bad reviews the Sandman City Centre,Calgary receives.My wife and I have just returned from the "Calgary Stampede" having spent 11 nights at this hotel.We have no complaints whatsoever.On arrival the affable receptionist ( Robert Elliott) checked us in.On noting that we were staying 11 nights he said that he would make certain we were comfortable.This he did with a corner dual aspect room on the top floor (23rd).The room was large,with a good sized bathroom and a small kitchenette with fridge,microwave,toaster ,jug kettle and sink,plus crockery and cutlery.
The room was kept spotless,as was the bed linen.
As we checked in early afternoon we dropped our luggage to just have a walk to get a feel of the area.Passing through reception Robert produced a mosquito spray just in case.We had no such problems our entire stay.
Comments have been made previously about slow lifts.Bearing in mind that we were on the 23rd.floor at the busiest time of the year,we did not experience one excessive delay.
Poor area and location keeps cropping up.Opposite the hotel is a McDonalds and a convenience store operating for 24 hrs. a day,so people are on a corner opposite into the night.We did not use either establishment after dark,excersising caution that we would use in any city.Additionally the location is on the central thoroughfare downtown which we used at all hours so again caution but no panic.The downtown tram stops right outside the hotel across the street heading downtown,and leaves you around a 400 yard walk to the hotel when returning.
Moxies onsite grill and bar is comfortable and is what it says a "grill and bar"
Downtown there is no sign of the recent floods they have done a remarkable job.
THEY HAVE HAD A LOT OF CANCELLATIONS THOUGH AND ARE DESPERATE
IN THE CITY,FOR TOURISTS.HELP THEM OUT AND GO,IT IS A LOVELY AREA,WITH EXCEPTIONALL FRIENDLY PEOPLE.
Incidentally just to prove I am not on the hotel payroll,I can make a negative comment which seems to perturb a lot of people.On one occasion we could not receive a signal on the FREE
wifi system.Big deal what a disaster.
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