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Sandman Inn Blue River

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Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds | Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Individually decorated, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Overview of Sandman Inn Blue River

Sandman Inn Blue River

2.0 star property
Mountain motel in Blue River

7.4/10 Good

807 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bathtub
795 Highway 5 South, P.O. Box 31, Blue River, BC, V0E 1J0
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Air conditioning
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Children stay free
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cable TV service

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Kamloops, BC (YKA) - 166 min drive


  • Tony's Grill
  • Saddle Mountain Restaurant - 12 min walk
  • Lollys Place - 16 min walk
  • Heartland Family Restaurant - 14 min walk
  • Powder Max Dining Room - 13 min walk

About this property

Sandman Inn Blue River

Sandman Inn Blue River is a great choice for a stay in Blue River. Freebies like WiFi and self parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails, mountain biking, and cross-country skiing. Fellow travelers say good things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 36 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age: 19
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 11:00 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 19


  • Children (14 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets allowed*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free (see details)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Downhill skiing nearby
  • Snowboarding nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Luggage storage


  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • LCD television
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually decorated

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of CAD 10 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.


<p>The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. </p><p>This property does not have elevators. </p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. </p><p>This property accepts credit cards and debit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

Blue River Sandman
Sandman Blue River
Sandman Inn Blue River
Sandman Inn Blue River Hotel Blue River
Sandman Inn Blue River Motel
Sandman Inn Blue River Blue River
Sandman Inn Blue River Motel Blue River

Frequently asked questions

Does Sandman Inn Blue River offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Sandman Inn Blue River does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Sandman Inn Blue River?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Sandman Inn Blue River?
Yes, pets are welcome. There's a charge of CAD 10 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Sandman Inn Blue River?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Sandman Inn Blue River?
You can check in from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is 11 AM.
What is there to do at Sandman Inn Blue River and nearby?
During the winter, enjoy fun activities nearby like cross-country skiing and snowboarding, and return when the snow melts for a round of golf at the nearby golf course.
What's the area around Sandman Inn Blue River like?
Sandman Inn Blue River is a short 1-minute walk from Columbia Mountains and 13 minutes' walk from Eleanor Lake. Travelers say the area is quiet and ideal for skiing.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Will not return
Continuous rattling of water pipes in ceiling, mini fridge loud, no compartment for it to deflect operation sounds. Attached restaurant was the most displeasing, long wait for meal, unreliable hours of operation, came down of mountain from full day of sledding, walked in to get table and was told couldn’t get a meal as cook was not feeling well and was leaving, had to go to bed with no supper as restaurant was only one in town. 😡😡😡
David, 5-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

Worst Hotel Experience Ever
Our stay at this Sandman Hotel was the worst experience we have ever had in a hotel and we were offered no compensation and management did not respond to our request to speak with them. We were travelling from Victoria and arrived at the hotel at about 10pm. The man that checked us in was kind and friendly- this is review is not a reflection on him, as he is not the manager or owner. The outside temperature was -41 degrees Celcius. We started to unload our things into our room, including our two cats. We noticed right away that the room was freezing cold. We thought that maybe they only started the heat when we arrived. After unpacking our entire vehicle and pets, the room was not warming up. There was one base board heater under the window that was luke warm at best. The door had no weather stripping and cold air was blowing in the room. The electrical outlet below the window had freezing air coming through it. The fridge was broken, everything was dusty and there was a dirty rag on the vanity. We tried to call the front desk, but we could not get an answer. Fortunately we had two down sleeping bags in the car for an emergency. We ended up sleeping in our sleeping bags in the bed with the blankets over our heads, three layers of clothes, and we heated our gel packs to keep our feet warm. In the morning, we found our cats' bowl of water frozen solid in the morning! We complained at the front desk and were told management would call us at 3pm. No call, no email, no refund.
Rachael, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Nice area
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

This stay was nice. Rooms were old but clean.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Good Location. Good Value for the price. Restaurant on premises.
Douglas, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Brenda, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

All good
Xinfeng, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

For a roadside hotel, it was good. The bed was very comfortable and the pillows were great
Irene, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

This is a property located along the highway for the convenience of people travelling from place to place. It was in need of a little tender loving care but clean and functional. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We would stay there again when driving through but not for a prolonged stay.
James, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

It was not up to the Sandman standards in anyway.
Allan, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review