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Reviewed May 28, 2006

This hotel was ideal for what we needed. It is very close to downtown, via a short walk or the number 5 bus! Also, at the end of Davie street is a nice little beach! Plenty of restaurants nearby. Easily accessible from the airport, the transfer takes you right to the door! The kitchen facilities were fantastic, although we didnt really use them much, other than for breakfast. If you want ot use the washing machine but dont want to take the powder, you canget it from one of the many launderettes nearby! Had a great stay here, the beds were comfy. If I was to rturn to Vancouver I would certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2006
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8  Thank borris
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Reviewed May 14, 2006

We stayed at The Sandman for eight nights at the beginning of May. The hotel is in a great location with all major downtown attractions within reasonable walking distance. There's a nice bakery and market a couple of doors away and plenty other stores close by. (I suppose some people might be put off by the adult store across the road). The staff were all excellent , knowledgeable on the city and always helpful.
I would recommend that you get a room on a higher floor. We were on the seventh floor and did get a little bother from traffic noise and the sound of dumpsters in the alley being emptied early in the morning. We also didn't have too much of a view.
My only (admittedly small) quibble was with the blinds in the bedroom which didn't quite fill the window , leaving a gap that allowed the early morning sun to shine right across our faces. Still , it stopped us sleeping in !

Loved Vancouver and when we inevitably return would definitely stay at The Sandman again.

  • Stayed: May 2006
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8  Thank David-H
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Reviewed May 8, 2006

After living in Vancouver for nearly 18months, we needed a place to stay the last couple of nights before heading back home. We were happy at this hotel. Nice sized rooms, with kitchenette and balcony. Staff were friendly and compared to other hotels in Vancouver- the price is good value. Great to have the restuarant chain Moxies downstairs (I'm obsessed with their bellinis!). I loved the location in downtown, its close to shops, yaletown, false creek, english bay and stanley park. However some people who are more challenged in the walking department might find some locations of stanley park, robson st, coal harbour and gas town a bit too far to walk from this hotel (not me tho! - nearly all locals walk from A to B in Vancouver). But public transport is not an issue in Vancouver (well some what).
ENJOY BEAUTIFUL VANCOUVER!

  • Stayed: December 2005
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10  Thank starladear
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Reviewed April 21, 2006

Stayed there April 15-20, 2006. Originally booked a queen suite, but was upgraded to a king suite with ocean view (room 2210) as our original room was not ready when we checked in. Upgrade was amazing. 22nd floor and the view could not have been any better. We had sunsets and a view of English Bay. Staff is pretty good especially the valet, concierge guys and bar staff (in Moxie's). Jay (concierge?) was extrememly friendly and helpful. Housekeeping took terrific care of us and we have no complaints whatsoever about our stay. The Moxie's restaurant that is attached has fantastic food and the "Tropicana" drink (moxie size it) was my favorite. It's a fun and very busy neighborhood, but go with an open mind as Davie is an active gay community. If this is an issue for you - stay somewhere other than Davie. Everyone we met was friendly and helpful. It's also a 24 hour street so there is a 24 hour grocery and Shoppers Drug Mart within one block, which was very convenient. We ate breakfast in our suite and one dinner which we prepared. Otherwise there are so many terrific restaurants nearby that you want to take advantage of. I will always return to the area and the hotel whenever an opportunity arises.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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22  Thank Deborah66
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Reviewed April 12, 2006

Our first impression of the outside of the hotel was just okay. It looks kinda old and dirty from the outside. Once you get inside from the main door, it is beautiful. Very modern decor. If you are entering from the side so you can park in the 14.00CAN a night secured parking deck, you have to cut down a back alley and dodge the dumpsters and other oncoming cars. That was kinda bad to me. Upon entering the parking deck, you have to use your room key to open the gate. I do like the fact that your car is secure. Upon entering the elevator, you have to wait what seems like forever for the elevator to come down to the parking level, you have to also use your room key to operate the elevator. The room keys sometimes don't work, so you have to keep going to the lobby to get a new one. The rooms are small but have everything that you need. They are modern and up to date. The carpet was a little stained though. We liked the fact that we had a washer/ dryer combo. The thing was a little hard to figure out though. Just a reminder, it takes aprox. 3 hrs for 1 load to wash and dry. The rooms do NOT have hi-speed internet unless you rent a hi-speed modem for 4.99CAN a night. This is for the room we stayed in which was the Queen suite. The internet said on a few places that this hotel had a pool but as you will see from my picture, it is used as a ash trey. If you are a homaphobe, you might not like the location of this hotel. It is in a "gay" section of town. It is right in the heart of everything. You might not want to stay here if you want to walk to the main tourist attractions like Stanley Park, ect. Those places are a bit far but EVERYTHING else is right there. The hotel staff is very friendly and helpful. I am only posting just a few of the pictures of the hotel that we took. Wouldn't want to bore you.

  • Stayed: April 2006
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13  Thank ormester
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