Last week (13th & 14th of April) my boyfriend and I stayed at the Sandman Inn Vancouver Airport. He didn't really want to stay out in the 'burbs but I figured since it was a rainy forcast, we were going to have to drive and take the car around anyway. So I changed his reservation from the Holiday Inn downtown to here. The hotel is fairly new, I think 5 years old so I figured it couldn't be too dingy or bad. The rooms are small but clean and decent. They have other sizes but we reserved the smallest. There's a Moxies Grill down below opened till 2am for food and cocktails. We didn't go but I am sure it's decent too. Kinda like a TGI Friday's style or Milestone's restaurant. Can't be too bad. But nothing fancy. We ate mainly in Vancouver as there are more options of course.
We did check out the pool and hot tub in the hotel. Pool was so so but when I dipped my hand in the hot tub it seemed just luke warm. So we skipped out on that even though that is always a high priority when we book a hotel. The room was comfortable and a pretty decent price. Clean which is important to me. I think we paid something like $79cdn/night. Parking is free and it's very close to the airport which is always ideal. I hate how hotels have parking lots and then charge their guests extra. That is my pet peeve. They also have a free shuttle bus to the airport that goes on the hour every hour. My only complaint was that our room was close to the elevator and ice machine. You can hear the ice machine making ice all night long. That is the only major complaint I had. Overall I think we'd stay here again. But you do need a car or some sort of transport if you want to go to Vancouver/Downtown/etc. If you want to spend time in Vancouver I suggest staying within the city and preferably downtown.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A simple 10 minute drive from Vancouver International Airport (YVR), Sandman Hotel Vancouver Airport has easy access to downtown Vancouver, shopping, museums, and restaurants via the Canada Line SkyTrain, Vancouver's rapid transit line. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandman Hotel Richmond
- Sandman Richmond