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Sands Motel
Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Niagara Falls
Reviewed May 10, 2011

Very old furnitures, the bathroom door won't close fully, you can feel the springs in the mattress, unfriendly stuff, even nobody there in the morning. Worst of all, hike up some extra charge, not cheap at all.

  • Stayed: September 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 28, 2010

It was really dirty! The room was clean, front desk was smelling really bad, I don't know what was that smell, the staff were unfriendly to us and didn't talk english, they were mad because we ask them questions in english, the room was disgusting, we found empty bottles of wine in the drawers and the carpet and chairs were so dirty, stains everywhere, the room stink like cigarette and the washroom..no comment! Avoiding this hotel is your best bet!

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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3  Thank misscc73
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Reviewed May 24, 2010

We booked this motel through expedia. We thought that expedia would have checked out this motel for cleanliness and service. The sands motel is old and unkept. I even have to ask the front desk to have the room vacummed...And what is that smell in the frontdesk? Never again !!!

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Pinoy59
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Reviewed October 8, 2009

We booked through Hotwire..our first mistake! Definatley not a Holiday Inn as they would lead you to believe. After reading reviews we called Hotwire with our concerns and they assured us that if we had any problems, they would move us to another hotel. Our Rooms were horrible, bathrooms dirty and damp with paint bubbling off the walls & only 1 small towell and only a shower. Hotwire sells this as a 2 star, shame on Hotwire! Upon arrival, we did not get the room we booked and the no-tell motel was booked and could not give us a room with 2 beds. They would not even show us the room until we signed the check in card. They tried to charge us an additional $30 for a cot. After 2 long hours of arguing with Hotwire, we were finally refunded our money. We went next door to the Travel lodge and stayed in a fantastic room with flat screen tv, clean bathroom and carpets and a compliementary breakfast, cheaper than we paid for at the Sands motel. I would not stay in this motel even if it were for free. PS, the breakfast that the Sands offers is powdered mini donuts that sit out in the open all day and nights with flies crawling over them....bon appetit!

Stayed: October 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 29, 2009

The room was badly infested with bed bugs. I could feel them crawl all over me. I called the owner and vacated the room immediately. Luckily the other room was in a better shape. The continental breakfast included mini powdered donuts, mini muffins and coffee!!!. The swimming pool was a just for namesake. I am sure it was made just to get better star ratings.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 4, 2009

The motel looked ok from the outside, however extremely noisy airconditioning unit and small room. Quite a lot of flies, subsequently we sprayed ourselves witht he fly repeller in order not to get eaten alive while asleep!
In the morning no hot water and shower did not work at all. Advised reception and thye just said 'Oh we'll have someone check it out at some point'
Glad we were only staying the night.
Also Pool is right on the road witht eh motel horse shoe shaped round it. At night this did attract some kids although they didn't actually go in the pool as it had at this point been locked up.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 18, 2008

The building was very old and the insulation was poor. One could see light through the cracks at the door, and the bathroom window was too broken to be closed. The weather was pleasant for us but we cannot imagine staying there in winter time. It was a bit noisy in the early morning hours partly because of all the cracks open to outside.

The owner(s) were very friendly and the pool was good. We tried the trolley to the park but found it inconvenient. It took 35-40 min (~10 min by car), was always late, and runs only once every hour. We learned later that parking near the Niagara Falls Discovery Center was free so we could park there then take the scenic trolley around the park.

  • Stayed: August 2008
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Additional Information about Sands Motel

Address: 9393 Niagara Falls Blvd, At Main Street, Niagara Falls, NY 14304-4906
Location: United States > New York > Niagara Falls
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 52 Hotels in Niagara Falls
Price Range: $43 - $55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Sands Motel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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