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Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre

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6.7
Good
2,175 reviews
+1 403-237-8626

Top Amenities

Free Wifi
Pets Allowed
Pool
Fitness Center

Modern Amenities and Indoor Pool in the Heart of Downtown Calgary

Indoor Pool in the Heart of Downtown Calgary

Planning a trip to Calgary and want proximity to the everything? Stay at the Sandman Hotel Calgary City Centre. It is one of the most convenient of all the downtown Calgary hotels. Enjoy easier access to all of Calgary's attractions including the Calgary Stampede, Scotiabank Saddledome, and walking malls. The hotel is on the C-Train's LRT line, so you can easily get almost anywhere you need to go in the city without driving. If you want to venture out on foot, the Sandman Hotel is about a 15 minute walk from the Eau Claire Market and the shops on 17th Avenue. That's about the same distance as the Hyatt Regency Calgary, which is a few blocks east. 

Hockey, Rodeos, and Shopping 

Catch a Calgary Flames hockey game at the Scotiabank Saddledome, just a ten minute drive. See a show at the EPCOR Centre for the Arts, or relax in one of the nearby parks. Shaw Millennium and Central Memorial Parks are about ten minutes by foot. Take a day to shop the malls in Calgary's thriving retail district on 17th Avenue, just 15 minutes away by foot. Then sample rare but excellent restaurants like the Saltlik Steakhouse. If you want something unique, shop the Eau Claire Market's local merchants, a few blocks north of the hotel.

See it All, then Unwind in the Whirlpool

You can always relax back at your hotel after a fast-paced day of sight-seeing. Rejuvenate and refresh in the indoor pool and whirlpool. Unwind and relax at the Mbar lounge, ideal for spending time with friends, or meeting someone new. Then head over to Moxie's Bar and Grill for something to eat. There's also a fitness center to keep up with your workout.

Stretch Out and Relax on a Budget

The Sandman hotel offers guests modern, comfortable rooms with stylish interiors and plenty of space to stretch out. All rooms include an extra sitting area with either a table and chairs, or a desk for getting work done. Corporate suites include a sofa bed for relaxing, or to sleep an extra guest. All rooms include updated baths, TVs, and some include microwaves and mini-fridges.

The Bottom Line

You will be close to just about everything, and with the LRT stations right nearby, you can easily get to all of Calgary's attractions. The hotel also offers comfortable rooms and rates that often beat chain hotels.

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888 7th Ave SW
Calgary, AB T2P 3J3
Rooms & Rates
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User Highlights
6.7
Good
Location
"Location was excellent" "Amazing shopping within walking distance"
Not enough parking facilities, according to 62%.
100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
Service
"Fantastic front desk" "Staff were amazing"
89% found the staff to be very friendly.
59% said the reception staff was ok.
WiFi
"Broken USB" "Internet dead"
65% said the wifi quality was bad.
Value for money
"Free City Train" "Gym facilities included"
92% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Room
"A/c broke down" "Toilet was broken"
51% said rooms were dirty.
77% thought they were poorly maintained.
Cleanliness
"Grungy downtown hotel" "Carpet in the room was all stained"
51% said rooms were dirty.
60% thought it was rather dirty.
Comfort
"Broken air conditioner" "Terrible A/C"
56% said rooms were small.
80% thought it was too noisy.
Breakfast
"No buffet breakfast" "No continental breakfast"
92% said the breakfast was too expensive.
Vibe
"Is old building" "Bathtub was old"
79% criticized the unstylish hotel.
For 51%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard.
Amenities
"Poorly maintained facilities" "Dingy stairwell"
75% thought the building wasn't nice.
95% complained about the elevator.
Wellness Area
"Hot tub out of order" "No free weights"
76% didn't like the fitness area.
Pool
"Swimming pool was not open" "Pool out of order"

Good to know...

Elevator in need of updating
Hotel buildings could use some improvement
Rooms need regular maintenance
Hotel could use some updating
Expert Reviews
Frommer's
This hotel on the west end of downtown is one of Calgary's best deals.
Lonely Planet
Basically whatever your age or travelling style, this hotel is big enough to accommodate everyone.
Check out the cheap weekend specials.
Rough Guide
Excellent mid-range hotel in a high-rise block, with three hundred clean, modern rooms, all with private bathrooms. Very handy for the free C-Train. $129.
Hotel Information
Features
Air-conditioned
Bar or Lounge
Business Center
Fitness Center
Free Wifi
Handicap
No Smoking
Pets Allowed
Pool
Restaurant
Spa or Sauna
Details
Check-In
From 4:00pm*must be 18 or older to check-in
Check-Out
Until 11:00am
# of Rooms
300
Fees
Add-ons
  • Parking Fee: CAD 24 per day
  • Pet Fee: CAD 10 per pet, per night
Handicap Accessible
Wheelchair Accessible