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Sands Motel

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  • 2 May 2018
    “Last Choice for the Desperate!”
  • 17 Sep 2017
    “Very Scarey”
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The only draw of the Sands Motel is its location in downtown Ottawa. There are far better facilities just north of town along Interstate 80 at State Route 23. The Sands is old and COLD. We stopped in October with nitetime forecasted temperatures dipping into...More

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Reviewed 17 September 2017

We stayed here because of its location but we were very disappointed. I did not feel safe. Not sure why the police were there twice. Did not feel safe at all. Next time we will stay in a different hotel and pay more. Never again.

Thank Tracy H
Reviewed 5 August 2015

First of all, appearances are often deceiving. This motel is located in the downtown area of a wonderful city and has walking access to several charming restaurants, pubs, shops, and a fantastic little movie theatre. Sure, it looks seedy, but the beds are actually VERY...More

4  Thank William B
Reviewed 17 July 2015

Stayed one night. The motel is convenient and within walking distance to downtown Ottawa. On the I&M trail, thus great if you are hiking or biking. It was clean and not bad for the ,money. Would stay again.

1  Thank Joe M
Reviewed 19 October 2014

What this place has going for it are its incredibly low rates, proximity to River and Starved Rock attractions, clean, comfortable beds, microwave and fridge, and a pop machine. Was not thrilled by the outside doors, lack of coffee anywhere on the premises, lack of...More

6  Thank roadtripmajik
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United States > Illinois > Ottawa
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"Get a room on the second floor if possible."
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