Sandman Calgary City Centre Hotel  3 stars

888 Seventh Avenue Sw, Calgary, Calgary, Canada, T2P 1H2  show mapSave
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Sandman Calgary City Centre is a 3-star eco-friendly property offering barbeque grills, an outdoor swimming pool and a cocktail lounge. Since 1963, it has been a prominent hotel in the center of Calgary.

Major Calgary sights, such as Riley Park, The Calgary Zoo and Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium are located nearby. The property is 150 meters away from Lougheed House, Sitting Eagle statue and McDougall Centre.

Quick access to a zoo and restaurants is provided.

Just 10 minutes from Calgary International airport.


All 300 spacious rooms at Sandman Calgary City Centre feature cable TV with on-demand movies, an iPod dock, a writing desk, multi-channel TV and ironing facilities. They provide bathrooms with a bathtub, a hairdryer and bath sheets.


In the morning a buffet breakfast is served at the restaurant. The trendy bar serves a selection of wines.

A full breakfast is served at affordable prices. 


Guests are welcome to use a barber shop, a hairdresser and a lift for general purposes and a photocopier, a meeting room and a business center for business needs.


A hot tub and a Jacuzzi are offered for relaxation. A gym and fitness classes are provided on-site.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is CAD 25 per day.

Year renovated   2011.  Number of rooms   301.

City Center Calgary - 4600 ft
Airports Calgary International Airport (YYC) - 5.8 mi
Train Stations University C Train - 3.0 mi, Heritage C Train - 4.7 mi
Bus stop - 400 ft
Restaurants Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar (cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian) - 400 ft, SoHo Bar & Grill (cuisine: International) - 400 ft
Parks Devonian Gardens - 600 ft, Central Memorial Park - 2300 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • ATM/cash machine
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • Gift shop
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Barber/beauty Shop
  • Vending Machines
  • Hairdresser
  • Bell staff/porter
  • Maid Service
  • Valet parking
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Continental breakfast
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
  • Sun terrace
  • Parasols
  • Ski storage
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Turndown service
  • Dressing area
Living Area
  • Sitting area
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • TV
  • CD player



from  4 pm


until  12 pm


Pets are allowed on request.

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Bed type: Double or Twin beds or 1 Single bed or Double Bed
Size: 250 sq. feet
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    Sandman Calgary City Centre LocationWhat's nearby

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    • Tourist attractions
    • Museums
    • Convention centers
    • Stadiums
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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions
    • Calgary Tower
      3000 ft
    • Mount Pleasant Cmnty Sportsplx
      4600 ft
    Places of interest
    • Kensington
      3000 ft
    Convention centers
    • Calgary Telus Convention Centre
      3300 ft
    • Peppermill Bar and Lounge Inc
      1000 ft
    • Bonkers Indoor Playgrounds Inc
      1000 ft
    • Sunset Billiard and Arcade
      1700 ft
    • Garage Billiards Bar and Rstrnt
      3300 ft
    • Cinescape
      3300 ft
    • Olympic Billiards
      4600 ft
    • Energeum
      1000 ft
    • Telus World of Science, Calgary
      2700 ft
    • Calgary Science Ctr
      2700 ft
    • Chinook Keyboard Ctr
      3700 ft
    • Glenbow Museum
      4000 ft
    • Calgary Inglewood Bird Snctry
      4000 ft
    • Danish Canadian Club
      1000 ft
    • Candlelight Catering
      2000 ft
    • Metropolitan Centre
      2000 ft
    • Polish Combatants Assn
      3300 ft
    • Oddfellow-Rebekah Ctr
      4600 ft
    Universities, Institutes
    • Canadian Nazarene College
      1400 ft
    • Kdm Dental College Intl
      1700 ft
    • Canadian Securities Institute
      2000 ft
    • Career College
      2300 ft
    • 4000 ft
    • Bow Valley College
      4300 ft
    College Campuses
    • University of Phoenix - Calgary
      3000 ft

    Local Attractions

    • Riley Park
      1.1 mi
      800 12 St NW, Calgary
    • Reader Rock Garden
      1.3 mi
      325 25 Ave. S.E., Calgary
    • Fort Calgary
      1.4 mi
      750 9th Ave SE, Calgary
    • The Calgary Zoo
      2.0 mi
      1300 Zoo Rd NE, Calgary
    • Confederation Park
      2.1 mi
      10 St and 24 Ave NW, Calgary

    Near the hotel

    • Devonian Gardens
      600 ft
      8th Avenue SW, Calgary
    • McDougall Centre
      1200 ft
      455 6th St SW, Calgary
    • Central Memorial Park
      2300 ft
      1221 2 St. S.W., Calgary
    • Stephen Avenue Walk
      2500 ft
      8 Ave SW, Calgary
    • Peace Bridge
      2700 ft
      Memorial Drive NW, Calgary
    • Calgary Tower
      3200 ft
      101 - 9th Avenue SW, Calgary
    • Kensington
      3200 ft
      10th Street NW and Kensington Road, Calgary

    Restaurants Nearby

    • Escoba Bistro and Wine Bar

      77% likes this, based on 67 reviews
      Cuisine: Mediterranean, Californian
      Price Range: USD 30 - USD 38

      400 ft
      624 - 8th Ave. SW

      Phone: 403-543-8911

    • SoHo Bar & Grill

      65% likes this, based on 11 reviews
      Cuisine: International
      Price Range: USD 10 - USD 28

      400 ft
      9 Ave. & 6 Street S.W

      Phone: 403-237-6453

    • Glass

      64% likes this, based on 40 reviews
      Cuisine: International

      600 ft
      801 - 7 Ave SW

      Phone: 403.460.5577

    • Chicago Chophouse

      56% likes this, based on 63 reviews
      Cuisine: Steakhouse
      Price Range: USD 42 - USD 62

      700 ft
      604 8th Ave SW

      Phone: 403-265-3000

    • Bali Indonesian Restaurant

      Cuisine: Indonesian
      Price Range: USD 18 - USD 23

      600 ft
      611 6 Street SW

      Phone: (403) 261-9888

    Sandman Calgary City Centre Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Sandman Calgary City Centre

    Average guest rating

    out of 10
    Very good
    Based on 67 reviews

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    Individual guest reviews

    • Single

      The hotel itself was in a good location the room was clean and very comfy..... Most staff were nice and friendly

      He lady who checked us in was not helpful, rude and not willing to help.She tried to over charge us by $120 I had to go and print my booking email with the price on it to get the cheaper rate that was quoted to me. We had requested 2 beds in our room, there was only 1, we called to reception to advise of this, the lady said she was with a client would call us back- 10 mins later nothing... Went to reception to ask about changing rooms, she greeted us "Hello" like she had never seen us!!! She advised no 2 bed rooms were left... I was not taking no I had prebooking weeks in advance!!! It was only when her manager Tony came over I was given the room I had requested...unhelpful!!!!!

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      The staff were quite unhelpful. They tried to overcharge me. I corrected them, and eventually we settled on the price I reserved with Even after the price was adjusted correctly, them they made it seem as if they had done me a favour. Also, I had specifically stated in my comments section that I wanted two double beds. I found out the only such room they had "had a leak" but I would be "upgraded" to a single King-sized bed. This was not, in fact, an upgrade. If they had read my reservation comments (which they clearly didn't), then they would have realized that I wanted 2 beds. Their suggestion that two grown men share a bed was unacceptable. should verify with partner hotels that requests made on forms are respected - or at least read. The staff had to be convinced of both the price and bed set-up of my hotel room, when I had specifically made my selections clear with Poor service, and part of the blame rests with

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Close to the Downtown where most of my meetings were there.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Valet parking works perfectly.

      I am not sure if the a/c/heater was working correctly in my room.

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Food was good, room was very clean, tidy and modernized.

      Room was a bit small but it was all we required so still enjoyable.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Cost and location

      The healthy options menu want very good and what I have ordered from it was not healthy - Fried Greasy Egg Whites is not a healthy option. And when I complained and didnt eat it I was charged for it anyway.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      location & staff

      It is looking tired could do with refurbishment.

      • Average rating
    • Single

      The hotel was close to the conference and the tramway which is free in the downtown.

      The lobby/reception area is poorly planned. The neighbourhood is rather scuzzy. There was a rather bizarre conference going on and most of the guests were there for that reason- frankly, it was extremely creepy.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      We arrived a week earlier than the reservation. Both the Ramada Hotel and were fully cooperative in accommodating us and not penalizing us for our mistake. For this we are very grateful!

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      Very good location

      my kids used to play games on the TV, by the end of our stay I had to pay more than $100 as charges, the receptionist should have told us about these games' issue upon check in, but they never mentioned it.

      • Average rating
    • Family with children

      We liked the restaurant in the lobby of the restaurant.

      We were a little disappointed with the hotel. I thought for the money we should have received alot more than we received. There was no fridge, no other furniture in the room so that if you wanted to sit it was always on the bed,it was your only option. You had to pay extra if you wanted access to internet. I don't think I would stay here again.:(

      • Average rating
    • Single

      Friendly and helpful staff were considerate

      • Average rating
    • Group of friends

      Great service, no problems. Even had a couple beers sitting on the table in room and when we came back from shopping they were all sitting on ice.

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Unfriendly and unhelpful staff at counter!

      • Average rating
    • Older travelers

      Price and convenience for downtown locations

      Reception area decor rather dim and forbidding

      • Average rating
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