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Sandman Hotel Castlegar

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Checking into the hotel at 10pm after a 700km roadtrip on snow covered roads, I enter my very dates room. I immediately start to sweat. It was at least 25C in the room. The bed wasnt half bad, however once falling asleep, the machine noise in the hallway kept twitching me out of my sleep. Fast forward to around 530am where their snow removal contractor started running their Bobcat back and forth past all the rooms, scraping the bucket on the pavement and the backup beeper going off every other second. Yes, snow removal is important but not at the expense of your guests' comfort and sleep. I won't be back.

We stayed in this hotel on Sunday, September 24th, for one night on our business trip to the town. We have booked this hotel because its room rate was the most expensive in Castlegar; if you don't know the area, you have to avoid inexpensive hotels! When we were checking in and checking out, the front desk clerks were very friendly and efficient, the room was clean and the hotel is also very conveniently located. (They also have the most strong water pressure ever! The rain shower head was devine!)

We stayed at the Sandman Inn in Castlegar, B.C. on Sunday, Sept. 10/17. We were upgraded to a king room which was appreciated. The two upholstered chairs in the room were so dirty we couldn't make ourselves sit in them. The carpeting was a dark brown/black color and I can only imagine that it wasn't any cleaner. The toilet in the room ran water about every 10 minutes all night long. Also had burned out light bulbs.The breakfast consisted of cereal, omelets wrapped in cellophane in the fridge which you heated in a microwave, apples, fruit cups (made in China), breads, coffee & juice. Upon checkout when we mentioned our dissatisfaction with the room the desk clerk apologized but failed to make notes of the problems. That will be our last visit to a Sandman Inn.

We have stayed in this hotel many times while in town watching our son play college hockey. We have always had a great stay as the rooms are big and beds were great. The hotel was getting older and needed a update but not a big deal. Good continental breakfast also...would stay again.

Stayed two nights in Rm. 160. Discount rate ($100/night) did not include the continental breakfast ($8.99). Sink and tub both have worn-out enamel with grey staining and chips; we could feel cleaning grit on the side of the tub. Bathroom fan made lots of noise but didn't move any air. Bathroom counter very low (~30"). Poor vacuuming job. Air cond. very noisy (unit is below window). Fabric chairs noticeably worn out from 10' away. TV guide in guest binder does not match channel selection.

We booked through hotels .com ...big mistake because when we checked into the hotel they could not upgrade us to a king suite even though they had some !!! The room was decent but not great , The sink tail piece was missing and there were chips all over the ceramic tiles in the tub . There was no electrical plug in the bathroom how did they expect you to use the hair dryer they provided ???? Will not recommend this hotel .

Hotel was clean, atrium and pool were great. The beds were comfortable, room an ok size for 3 people. It's relatively close to the main part of town (short drive/ walk away). I'd recommend this hotel for families/ couples. Good value.

This was a stopover on the way to Pincher Creek, AB. The room was clean and everything seemed to be in place. The beds were comfortable and the from was quiet. It just needed airing out as it was stale air in there.

Last year we were traveling in Aug. and do a lay over in Castlegar. We were greeted in a very friendly manor. Given all my information, we were given senior discount, as we never thought about it . Room was comfy and had a great continental breakfast as we interact with other travelers.

The hotel is centrally located and very close to the arenas and places to eat so it's a great place to stay if you're attending a tournament. The lobby was very updated and the hotel presented a modern feel. The pool and atrium area was very nice which gave a place for kids and parents to mingle. The rooms were clean and of average size. The bathroom was a bit dated but clean and the water pressure was amazing, great shower. The beds seem to be on the older side as they are very firm. I think the only real let down was the 'breakfast'. $5.99 for a bowl of cereal, dine toast, or a micowaved omelet, definitely disappointing and not worth it. All in all its good hotel in a convenient location.

1944 Columbia Ave Castlegar BC

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness center

Located 2.1 mi (3.5 km) from Alberni Pacific Railway, Sandman Hotel Castlegar is within a 5-minute drive of Doukhobor Discovery Centre. This 133-room hotel has an indoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Located centrally in Castlegar, it's also near Kootenay Gallery and Selkirk College.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is available for a fee.


All of Sandman Hotel Castlegar's 133 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect 27-inch TVs with cable channels, along with free WiFi and wired Internet. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other amenities include free local calls, ironing boards, and desks.

Property features

At Sandman Hotel Castlegar, guests enjoy features like an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a spa tub. There's free parking if you drive. The front desk has multilingual staff standing by 24 hours a day to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and securing valuables. Additional amenities include free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and a 24-hour business center.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

37.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 129 reviews