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Best Western Plus Sands
Ranked #48 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Great location, great staff”
Reviewed 16 September 2011

My husband and I stayed here for one night last week. We found ourselves in Vancouver a night early so walked in and Paulette on reception was so friendly and helpful in getting us a beautiful room for the night. We overlooked the street but could see the water from our room which was lovely. The room itself was great and couldn't fault the location. The only shame with the room was the water pressure in the shower- I had to lay down in the bath to wash my hair on the end. We went to the hotels bar checkers on the first night and it was very busy with karaoke going on and was great for an evening. We also had breakfast there the next morning and it was excellent. Jackie was very friendly and helpful and great to give tips on where to go! Overall greet night!

  • Stayed September 2011
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 17 September 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel. We have repaired the water pressure issue and I hope that your stay was not tarnished in anyway do to that specific problem. I do hope you will come and see us again in the not too distance future.
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2011

Myself, my hubby & 2 of our good friends stayed at this hotel last week. We loved it because it was walking distance to English Bay and Stanley Park. Beautiful area in Vancouver! The staff were fantastic, we had a few problems using our card and they instantly tried to help, so pleased with their service. We also used their neighbouring pub Checkers for breakfast everyday (very reasonable!), very tasty, again the staff were super friendly. We also had lunch at the Checkers and Tea at the Bayside Bar both very good. Our rooms were big and the beds really comfortable. Overall great time had by all!!

Room Tip: A room at the back of the hotel as rooms on Davie Street can be noisy due to traffic passing by.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 17 September 2011
We are certainly glad you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope that you will be able to visit Vancouver and the hotel again in the near future. Thank you for taking the time to complete a review.
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Palmdale, California
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

The Best Western Sands is located within walking distance from Stanley Park--a great place to go to swim, run, or walk. While we were in Vancouver, we also used the Big Bus, and a stop was just down the street. It was really convenient. The room was beautiful, the beds were comfortable, and I truly loved the pillows! We had an ocean view room on the 5th floor. It was a bit noisy because we were right above a bus stop, but we had the fan on the air conditioning turned to high and everyone slept just fine. The air conditioning worked it's hardest, but wasn't able to keep the room as cool as we would have liked. And the shower controls reminded me of my grandma's bathroom that was last updated in the '50s. I couldn't get that hot/cold mix just right. Other than those two tiny things, we loved the hotel. The housekeeping staff was really friendly. The front desk staff was helpful. And the food and staff in the restaurant was great. We would definitely come back.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
Thank you for pointing out the 2 areas that you felt needs improvement. As an FYI we are in the midst of upgrading the shower controls and have just recently received a portion of the new air conditioning units as part of our upgrade program. Please come back and see us again.
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Midland, Texas
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2011

Great location near Stanley Park trolley.
Place was terrific except for the drunks outside making too much noise.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank Luke-11_46
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 13 September 2011
Thank you for taking the time to provide us with a review of our property. We look forward to seeing you again.
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Glendale CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2011

This hotel is at the end of lively Davie Street, near the water. The very clean room came with a charmingly complicated coffee maker, lovely toiletries and a balcony overlooking the bustling downtown neighborhood. Also fun to look out and see all the people in the building across the way looking back at us. I see some of the reviews are down on the noise outside from the buses and the revelers--get a room in the back of the hotel if you're a country mouse or you just need the quiet. City folk and those that can sleep through anything will be happy to be in the front rooms. There is a lively bar/resto in the lobby. The parking lot is smallish. Nice staff.This is my new go to hotel when visiting the niece at UBC.

Room Tip: The back is quiet, the front is lively, the rooms are very clean but a litte frayed about the edges.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Thank KarenMarieK
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 9 September 2011
Thank you for the kind review and well put regarding the front to back rooms. I am glad you have found us and we looking forward to seeing you again.
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Linkoping, Sweden
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2011

I spent five nights here and my only complaints would be the noise from the air-conditioner and from the street outside. Vancouver's trolley buses make annoying beeping noises every time they stop and start, but that's not really the hotel's fault.

The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was spotless and the free wireless internet worked reliably. I especially liked the fact that the hotel had its own coin laundry, just what you need after a few days camping.

It's very close to Stanley Park and there's an amazing selection of places to eat and drink nearby along Denman and Davie.

Room Tip: Rooms away from the street are much quieter.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled solo
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Thank OrangeWindies
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 7 September 2011
Thank you for staying with us and I am happy to hear that used the hotel laundry and found it to be reliable. We hope to see you again soon.
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Bloomfield, New Jersey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2011

The BW Sands was our hotel for the weekend prior to our Alaskan cruise and for the end of our cruise when we had to book an extra night due t airline delays so we stayed in 2 different rooms. Location of Hotel right at English Bay Beach is excellent. The West End section is vibrant, diverse and close to Stanley Park, but a bit of a trek from Downtown.

Hotel lobby is small, but the staff was excellent- check in and out was smooth and they will call for a cab to the airport or elsewhere. We did not use the Checkers sports restaurant, but it was busy on the weekend.
The rooms of the hotel are quite spacious and the bath is a bit dated and small. Very clean. The rooms on the 1st and 2nd floors have been renovated and with new windows so the street noise is minimized (bus stops are right outside the hotel so the noise starts early and lasts till 11pm.). We also stayed in a room on the 3rd floor which had not yet been renovated, but was quite Ok, but had that green hotel carpeting. Beds were very comfy in both rooms, and the A/C worked just fine.

Room Tip: Book renovated room with street view- you can also see the beach.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Thank bloomfieldcommuter
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 7 September 2011
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are very happy that you had a pleasant stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again sometime soon. Many thanks again for staying with us.
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Property: Best Western Plus Sands
Address: 1755 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1W5, Canada
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Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#45 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#48 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#49 Family Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Best Western Plus Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 121
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Best Western Plus Sands Hotel is situated across the street from the beach at beautiful English Bay and world famous Stanley Park. Shopping, Vancouver Aquarium, Concert Venues and international restaurants are only moments away. 100% Non Smoking and a Zero Waste Property. ... more   less 
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