After reading so many scathing reviews about the Sandman, I was worried what I was letting myself in for, but I turned out to be pleasantly surprised.
We found it easy to navigate our way into the city and we parked on the underground car park without any problems (charge was $34 for 3 nights, which I thought was reasonably for Calgary) Reception was immaculate and our room was large, comfortable and very clean. The tram stop is right outside the front door and travel between 8th and City Hall is FREE!
The only minor niggle is that the service in the 1st floor bar left a lot to be desired, but they did seemed to be understaffed with only 1 waitress and 1 bar staff working on a busy Saturday night.
Aside from that, this is an ideal hotel in a great location, so I don't know why so many people have given poor reviews.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centrally located in Calgary's business district, and a short distance from Calgary's retail and entertainment district, Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre is the ideal place to stay whether you are travelling for business or for pleasure. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandman Hotel Calgary