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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We're big believers in focusing on what's really important, and in the case of hotel stays it's all about a good night's sleep, plenty of hot water (plus a good, energetic shower) and cleanliness. The Sandman in Santa Rosa, CA, is in the process of renovation, so the room decor is still a bit tired, the colors a bit dreary,...

Thank Patinatl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Clean, comfy, large room, excellent location, easy on/off highway, quiet, nice breakfast room attended by pleasant worker. Didn't swim but pool looked beautiful. Good value, dog friendly. Restaurant in walking distance, shopping center nearby.

Thank Suzanne F
Buffalo, Minnesota
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

They are remodeling but the bedding and towels were plush and comfy. They still need to fix sometimes - under the bed-stand for example is an orange extension cord that they say will soon be gone. The fridge is a little tippy and could fall on a child if parents were not attentive. Breakfast was good. Pool looks like it...

Thank dmcarty
McKinleyville, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've stayed here twice within the last month. The first was for a week following surgery before I could go home and the last time was for two days for my post op visits. The first time in late December the breakfast area was open and the construction was not very loud this last time it was louder and more...

Thank Becky B
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The building is OK but smells, There is construction everywhere with large trucks, water leaks in the rooms. One building had no water at all but they still booked the rooms and charged for dysfunctional rooms. The staff threatened us as we checked in, not one person working there smiled, no one said hello, no one tried to assist with...

2Thank brucethomas164
Management response:

Mr. Thomas, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are sorry your stay did not meet your expectations. Unfortunately during your visit we had an unexpected water leak which impacted several guests on Sunday morning. I am glad you were able to speak with our CEO, Karlene Holloman, so she could address your concerns directly and provide appropriate compensation. Sincerely,...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had to check in last min., found the sandman at a reasonable rate. Showed up saw the lobby under construction & was bummed thinking it would be a real disaster of a stay. I was wrong! The rooms were all newly renovated, smelled like fresh paint and new carpet. Totally unexpected and enjoyable stay. Stay here!

Thank james g
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Good friendly service,clean. New paint. New lights,faucets and fixtures. New heater. Still has the bones of a basic cheap motel. Well worth the price, but could use a basic decorator. Blinds but no curtains, no wall pictures. Pool was closed. Exercise room closed. The web site did not represent this well. The web site was much more upscale than the...

Chatham County, NC
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Ok, we are traveling cross country for Christmas, and we travel with our small dogs, so we need a nice place to spend the night that has good reviews and a nice, well lit place to walk the dogs. Sandman had all of that when we made reservations, and we made reservations for the return trip also. They failed to...

Thank MissBBlue
Newcastle, California
Reviewed 7 December 2016

There is debris all over the place while they are remodeling and the rooms that have been redone have an odor from the new carpet that has been put it, it makes you cough and your eyes burn. We checked out the room and decided not to stay there. Also there were men hanging outside that were not workers or...

Thank Cathy K
Woodstock, Georgia
Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

The Sandman is a nice motel. I would have to agree with what most reviewers have said about the quality and comfort of the rooms. However, it is just a reasonably nice motel, nothing more than that, nothing special. They are charging as much or more than area hotels that are in a higher class, such as the Best Western,...

Thank Penny D

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Sandman

Address: 3421 Cleveland Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95403-2146
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Santa Rosa
Price Range: ₹ 6,318 - ₹ 16,735 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandman 3*
Number of rooms: 135
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Also Known As:
Sandman Hotel Santa Rosa
Sandman Motel Santa Rosa
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Santa Rosa
#5 Romantic Hotel in Santa Rosa
#8 Business Hotel in Santa Rosa
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“Make sure to check the hotel website itself when booking - they might have a better price than online hotel aggregators!”
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