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Sandman Hotel
Ranked #8 of 25 Hotels in Santa Rosa
Granite Bay
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70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
“Where else for the money?”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

Our room had the usual microwave, hair dryer, iron, ironing board and a refrigerator a bit larger than the usual motel room size. There was a table with two comfortable chairs, a desk with office chair and convenient plug ins for chargers,etc. The bed was queen size and just firm enough to be comfortable. The sink and wide counter space were outside the toilet and tub/shower room. The shower had good pressure and high enough for me at 6 foot 6 inches. We were in room 148 at the rear of the motel opposite the huge pool and hot tub and it was quiet. No freeway noise and no night time partying at the pool. We would stay here again. We paid $89 a night for the queen room.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Arizona
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70 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This was a busy hotel right off highway 101. The rooms were very basic but quiet and the beds quite comfortable. The staff was fantastic as we quickly discovered the microwave did not work and the front desk immediately came to the room and replaced the microwave. This was first class response to a problem. We would definitely stay here again if we return to the area.

Room Tip: Since this is near highway 101 it is wise to choose a room toward the back on the south side by the...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Los Altos, California
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129 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013 via mobile

Since it is so close to 101, we expected to listen to traffic all night. Plus it's a very large motel with rooms opening to the outside, and the No Vacancy sign was lit when we arrived, so we expected car noise and talking all night. We asked for a quiet room but still didn't have high hopes for a good night's sleep. BUT WE WERE WRONG. Even with our window open, the highway noise was minimal and the other guests were apparently as tired as we were. We had two quiet comfortable nights at the Sandman. The breakfast room was large enough, and you can sit outside by the pool if it's warm enough. The attendant was very attentive, keeping the food stocked and the tables and counters clean. The room was perfectly clean and seemed new and fresh.

Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kingston, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

This was a one night stay on a cross-country trip. It is a family run motel and its greatest asset is the people who run it. The price was better than most in the area and the motel is clean but can use new pillows. The pillows we had are very old and flat. Plan to bring your coffee and a snack back to your room because the office is tiny. The walls are thin and even though the people in the next room were talking softly in the next room, it was difficult to sleep because they talked most of the night.

Room Tip: This motel is on a busy street so try to get a room away from the main street
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank Peg J
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Oakland, California
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44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

Needed to go to Santa Rosa for an overnight to ride in Le Tour de Fuzz, a great bike ride that winds its way through the vineyards of Sonoma County. The Sandman Inn was rated fourth among hotels in the area by Trip Advisor, so I decided to check it out. It is a motel but a very clean one with a friendly staff. They allowed us to keep our bikes in our room and were very conveniently located on the northside of town. The ride start was a five minute drive from the Inn. For location and the basics it was very good.

Room Tip: Lower floor in the back near the pool was a quiet location.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Anddrew M
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

With the exception noted in the headline, Sandman is a perfectly reasonable choice for a motel. The rooms are better furnished and tidier than most. It has the usual issues of noise from above if you’re on the first floor, blank-faced teenagers at the front desk, and a cheap, all-carbohydrate breakfast. But if you want to save money or are just passing through for a night, it will probably work for you.

Now for the big exception. There’s something about places that charge extra for pets. Quite a few, including this one, use pet owners as a way to get rid of rooms that no one else would want. At Sandman the “pet rooms” are in a dark corner building, across from the maintenance room. Parking is down the hallway and around the corner, instead of the usual front-of-the unit location, so don’t bring a lot of stuff with you. It’s a pain to get it to the room. My room also had a glaring florescent light right outside the window that was on all night.

It’s like you have some sort of embarrassing social disease and have to be segregated from the general population. And then you get to pay more than the "normal" people. Next time I’ll plan my stops around places that are truly dog-friendly. It’s not worth the feeling of second-class citizenship at motels like this one.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 2 of 5 stars
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Thank sagillette
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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40 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

Everywhere in Sonoma/Napa California wine country is overpriced. We had trouble finding a place that would accept a reservation for a single overnight but Sandman did. All the others we called wanted 3 night minimum. As the other recent review say, Sandman is a good value and reasonable for the area. Check in was smooth, room was no frills/no surprises. Exactly what we wanted. I'd stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Property: Sandman Hotel
Address: 3421 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2146
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Location: United States > California > Sonoma County > Santa Rosa
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#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 Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 135
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Sandman Santa Rosa features a collection of comfortable rooms, each including free Wi-Fi, 37-inch flat-screen HD TVs, and convenient kitchenette amenities. Outdoor pool and fitness room on premises. The hotel's onsite features provide the conveniences of home in the middle of California wine country. Free continental Breakfast served daily from 6:00am to 9:30am on weekdays, 6:30am to10:30am on weekends. Pets (up to 2 dogs only) are allowed with a surcharge. ... more   less 
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