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“Quiet, reasonably priced rooms” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sandman
Ranked #10 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
San Jose, California
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40 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Quiet, reasonably priced rooms”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

We spent one night at the Sandman Motel while attending the Heirloom Seed Festival.
Check in was quick, room was set back from the road and quiet. Complimentary
breakfast was adequate (hot/cold cereal, fruit, toast, bagels, waffles, muffins, pastries, hard boiled eggs, OJ, cranberry juice, hot chocolate, coffee/tea). Pool was large for a motel.
Hot tub, laundry facilities, exercise room, free wi-fi. Carrows Restaurant next door, 6 local restaurants provide room service. Trader Joe's in adjacent shopping center. They allow
dogs, and have several rooms with handicap access.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jazz-Molly
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012 via mobile

The motel is a big place with neat redwood carvings all around. We had a bottom floor room which I like being able to go outside without first going on an elevator. The upper levels had one big balcony/walkway. The rooms aren't huge but adequate. The beds aren't as comfortable as I like but still ok. It was clean and had a nice shower with massage head. The continental breakfast was good. We didn't use the pool but it was big. The staff was friendly and helpful. Microwave, fridge and coffee maker in the room. A/C worked great!! No complaints. We stayed 3 nights and I would definitely stay here again. Sandman Santa Rosa California.

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CoryLynn
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Denver, Colorado
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24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

Convenient location off the highway. Rooms are good size, clean, comfortable beds; a little outdated but fine. Nice pool area. Included breakfast was plenty; cerial variety, make your own waffles, fruit, various breads, danish, muffins, hard boiled eggs, joghurt. Friendly staff. Good value for the area.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank honeylore
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012

Found this place for our soccer team during a recent weekend tournament in town. Had my doubts until I read other online reviews and took a chance by booking our group. Great rate: check. Clean rooms: check. Onsite laundry room: check! Wonderful service: check! Ideal location: check (though some of the one way streets could be tricky). The Sandman Inn was also extremely accommodating when it came to late cancellations and not charging our families for early check outs due to one of our families having to go home after the first night due to illness. The only complaint I have is that the pillows were extremely hard - would recommend you bring your pillows from home if you are driving in. Thanks, Sandman Inn! If ever we need a place to stay in Santa Rosa, we will be booking with you again!

Room Tip: This is a two story property and we had a room on the second floor. Though all rooms were occupied...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Kwansy
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Stone Mountain, Georgia
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97 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

Location is off of 101 making it convenient. Greeting and check in smoothly. Room had a weird smell at first but we got used to it. The room was very clean. Extra pillows tucked into the dresser was sweet. Free Wifi. Beds very comfortable. Room dated but ok. Great budget hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LEXUSGAL
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Altadena, California
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2012

We booked this place the day of our trip. We were looking for a budget stay and were pleasantly surprised with the motel. It is conveniently located just off the 101 Freeway. The beds were comfortable, the room was clean, and the breakfast, surprisingly generous. Available were muffins and danish, several types of bread to toast, cereal, instant oatmeal, and waffle batter to cook on the two waffle irons. There was a coffee maker in the room and I think there was also a small refrigerator.
Negatives: There are only four tables in the breakfast room, but there were additional tables outside by the pool. It was a bit noisy at night (due to the activity of other hotel guests).

Room Tip: We had a ground floor room. Maybe a second story room would be quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Anne91001
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Northern California
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20 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2012

I was a bit sceptical about this hotel based upon other reviews on this site. With that sad, it was the cheapest option for a busy Labor Day weekend holiday.

The rooms are clean and the staff was nice. The breakfast options are fairly adequate but the breakfast room is a bit unorganized and when it gets crowded, the inefficiency of the organization can be frustrating. But, that is hardly a complaint about the facility.

One tip: CHECK IN EARLY as possible. We got their early and were able to get an upper-level room. The receptionist recommended that because the bottom floors typically have to deal with the noise of those on the upper floors. My only complaint was that the bed was a little more firm than I prefer, but to those who like a firm bed, it would be perfect.

I did not use the pool, but it looked nice.

It is close to a few restaurants and a Trader Joes--which was perfect for grabbing some cheeses and snacks that went well with our wine-country purchases.

Room Tip: Ask for an upper floor room.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Sandman

Property: Sandman
Address: 3421 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2146
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Santa Rosa
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Santa Rosa
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Rosa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Rosa
#8 Business Hotel in Santa Rosa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandman 3*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sandman is a mythical creature who brings good dreams by sprinkling magical sand on the weary eyes of those sleeping. In the city of Santa Rosa, the Sandman is a new incarnation of a roadside inn that brings a warm and offbeat experience to weary travelers. Situated at the northernmost edge (nearly within shouting distance of Sonoma's wineries) the Sandman's muted colors, warm woods, and relaxed design will welcome you in. Sink into the casual comfort of the lobby, lounge by the pool, or enjoy a local brew at Sandman's new poolside bar. ... more   less 
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Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa
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Sandman Santa Rosa, CA - Sonoma County

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