My husband came to Calgary on business and the kids and I tagged along. We were in for 4 nights in a 'family suite'. The kids, 4 and 1 stayed in the bunk beds -- both bunkbeds had a safety railing so we were confident they weren't going to fall or roll out. (they didn't, haha). Can I add the beds were SUPER comfortable too? The kitchenette - standard microwave and minifridge with the not so standard toaster and dishes were fantastic. Just what we needed to keep lunch stuff in and snacks for the kids. Separate TV's for us and the kids was amazing and they really enjoyed the beanbags provided to sit on, although it did make it a bit squishy in the room. My only concern was that the bunkbeds were right by the hallway door. Made me nervous that if someone were to come in, they were right there, and we were in the back.... a better set up would have reversed that. As well, for hallway sound, it would have been better to have the kids closer to the back. On the other hand... I enjoyed the big window and being able to make the kids room DARK for naps. The sliding door and king sized bed made the 'adult' room exceptional. Because the set up of the room, it didn't leave much floor space... which is asking for a lot, I know, but we made do. The bathroom was pretty standard and again a bit squishy, but nothing that couldn't be handled. The furnishings were modern and comfortable. It was a very comfortable stay. The location was amazing... with Ikea, Walmart, Starbucks, Micheals and a Gap Outlet all within walking distance... what more can a girl ask for? There were plenty of other stores - google deerfoot meadows for a complete list.
As far as amenities in the hotel, we loved having the two restaurants... especially with the winter storm going on outside, it was super convenient. The pool was fun for the kids, they loved the changing colors. Pool was a bit cool though and the hot tub was very warm, but nice. The high speed internet wasn't very speedy, but worked and the business center was NOT free... kinda disappointed there too.
My only complaint was cleanliness. While everything looked clean upon arrival, we later found (while looking for a lost slipper) that there were toys, food, papers, etc. under the beds between the skirt and frame as well as in corners and under the bunks. Also, the cupboards in the kitchenette hadn't been cleaned in a while either... with crumbs from the toaster and leftover foods left behind. That part really disappointed me because I loved everything else.
All in all, a great stay and I'd definitely be back if we were to stay in Calgary. Totally worth it.
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- Sandman Hotel Calgary South is not only a short distance from downtown Calgary, but also located in the heart of beautiful Deerfoot Meadows. Steps away from shopping, dining, and entertainment, Sandman Hotel Calgary South makes your travels easy. ... more less
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