The Sandman Signature Langley Hotel is the newest hotel in Langley, British Columbia. This Candian privately-owned hospitality company has over 50 properties, most of which are in Canada, but they also have three in the United Kingdom, including one at the Gatwick Airport if you find yourself flying on Norwegian Airlines, and one in the United States (Texas).
Last December, I was hosted for two days by the Sandman Signature Langley Hotel and Tourism Langley. This stay marked my very first experience with the Sandman Hotel Group. The hotel is modern in style with very comfortable and spacious rooms. I also found it to be a great base camp for exploring the area’s wine trail and Fort Langley National Historic Site. If you like the city and nature, Vancouver, North Vancouver, and a handful of Provincial and Regional Parks are anywhere from 5 to 35 minutes away.
The Sandman Signature Langley Hotel offers its guests:
- A variety of guest room choices
- Suites with a kitchen
- Free Wifi
- Fitness center
- Pool and hot tub
- Pet-friendly rooms ($20 CAD, per pet, per night)
- On-site restaurant and bar with a rooftop
- Close to shopping and dining in Walnut Grove
- Close to Provincial and Regional Parks
- A 35-minute drive to Vancouver and North Vancouver
- A 15-minute drive to Fort Langley National Historic Site
I’d like to thank Tourism Langley and the Sandman Singature Langley Hotel for hosting me in December 2018. #LangelyFresh
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Sandman Signature Langley Hotel
Modern and Cush
It is hard to describe the lobby at the Sandman Signature Langley Hotel for it is a little modern, a little Steampunk, and a little retro. The entrance of the hotel is reminiscent of a modern-day lodge with wooden beams and curved sculptures. Inside the lobby, it is spacious with three faux-marble check-in counters. Above each counter are dangling glass light bulbs, on the wall behind them, is a two-story wall of Victorian-style images with women’s faces.
On the opposite side, is a large sitting area with a contemporary purple and gold couch, a backless couch, plush rugs, chrome lights, and a row of electric fireplaces. The juxtaposition of the two makes for a striking impression. The hallways are minimalist in style and adorned with evocative contemporary paintings that you can’t help but look at.
I stayed in a Signature Loft King Suite with an upstairs and downstairs. This room style has a ton of space and includes a lower level with couch, flat screen TV, a kitchen area, a desk with an ergonomic chair, and a bathroom. They use the term kitchenette, but it is more like a kitchen for it has a small fridge, microwave, cooktop, and dishware. The only thing you won’t find is an oven.
Upstairs is a cozy open loft room with a bed and an additional TV. The room’s decor is contemporary with historic photographs from the area, and a long two-story window lets natural light inside.
As a solo traveler, it had too much space for my needs, but I do like spacious rooms and ended up using every single area in this suite. I also found myself gravitating more toward the downstairs than upstairs. I think having the two levels made the room feel homier and inviting.
Hotels with upstairs and downstairs and kitchens are great for couples, friends, or budget travelers want to make some meals in the room and enjoying having a designated area for dining and conversations. I think this style would also be suitable for families of three, as one child could sleep comfortably on the downstairs couch (It does not turn into a sofa bed).
Other signature guest rooms include a king, double queen, corporate king suite with a kitchenette, and an executive king suite with a sofa bed and a kitchen, and some have a Jacuzzi.
Want to do something unique and historic for the holidays? Read about my experience at A Fort Langley Christmas.
Sandman Signature Hotel Amenities
I had busy days during my visit, and on top of that, I forgot to bring my bathing suit (yes, again!). So, I did not get to spend any time relaxing in the pool or hot tub. I did check it out, and while it is on the smaller size, I did like that it had a row of floor to ceiling windows on one side for added sunshine. Other amenities include a fitness center.
Moxie’s Grill & Bar
One amenity I did have time to check out was Moxie’s Grill and Bar. This full-service restaurant is attached to the hotel. Since it was cold outside, I decided to go to the restaurant through the hotel. Finding the restaurant this way turned out to be quite an adventure as you walk down a series of hallways, upstairs, downstairs, and more halls. At one point I wasn’t sure if I was even going in the right direction, but I did find it. The other is by exiting the hotel and walking down the sidewalk to the restaurant entrance, which is what I would recommend.
They have lots of tasty items on their menu such as steaks, burgers, and pasta as well as Ocean Wise fish, vegetarian and gluten-free items. Since I’m a steak lover, I opted for the 7 oz. Sirloin with veggies and a twice baked potato. All of their steaks come from Canadian ranchers and are aged of a minimum of 32 days (yum!). Paired with a Canadian red wine – perfection!
The Sandman Signature Langley Hotel is in a great location and nothing, not even the big city, is too far away. Since the hotel, is one of the area’s newest, it is outfitted with rooms with modern conveniences and is also close to dining and shopping. One drawback is the lack of a complimentary breakfast, which has pretty much become standard at brand hotel chains. While I sometimes skip breakfast, it does make the start of the day so much easier for travelers, and easier on the wallet, especially those with children. While I don’t think I’d choose the loft suite for myself on a solo travel trip, I would reserve the Corporate King with a kitchenette as having a little extra space and a kitchenette for reheating food or preparing light snacks is such great perk.
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If you have time, make a trip to Honey Doughnuts in Deep Cove. This is one of Kate Winslet’s favorite donuts!
Langley Travel Tips
Drive times: It is a 35-minute drive from Vancouver, BC, a 45-minute drive from Vancouver International Airport, a 2.15-hour drive from Seattle and a 2.25-hour drive from Sea-Tac International Airport.
Dining: I did not get to experience the food scene as much as I would have liked. I did dine at Moxie’s Grill & Bar, and Trading Post Brewing Company in the village of Langley. Both I would recommend. Nearby restaurants you might want to to try are S + L Kitchen & Bar and The Keg Steakhouse & Bar. If you love donuts, plan a day trip to the quaint village of Deep Cove and go to Honey Doughnuts. Kate Winslet stops here when she is in town for her donut fix!
Activities: Nearby is Mt. Seymour Provincial Park, Pinecone Burke Provincial Park, Golden Ears Provincial Park, Colony Farm Regional Park, Surrey Bend Regional, Campbell Valley Regional Park, and more. I didn’t have the opportunity to explore these parks, so I cannot comment on them. If you love history, I would suggest visiting Fort Langley National Historic Site. This former trading post is open year-round and a mix of hands-on activities and exhibits with guides in costume. I spend the day here for A Fort Langley Christmas and really enjoyed it.
Discover more about Langley, British Columbia, by visiting Tourism Langley.
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