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Best Western Plus Sands
Ranked #45 of 92 Hotels in Vancouver
Reviewed 2 November 2013

The Sands is in a great location for exploring Vancouver. It's not too expensive and it's near bars and restaurants and the bus stop is right outside. The hotel itself has a bar with a really good selection of local beers.The walk along the seaside is very nice, and only a minute away. Rooms are fine and have coffee/tea making facility and a small fridge. Downsides are noise ( from the street and corridor) and intermittent wifi signal.However, we would definitely use the Sands again.
(If you like Indian food, the restaurant opposite is really good!)

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with family
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Thank You for your Review. The location is great with how close it is to the Vancouver Seawall. Look forward to having you stay with us again.

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Reviewed 28 October 2013

The hotel was a good bargain, the location was also good. But overall I was not happy with the hotel. When we checked in everything went fast, we even got a big room ( well we also also booked an oversized one ). The room was in the back of the hotel, so also quiet, but then our Best Western plus experience started. We were tired after the first day, so we went early to bed, but just before midnight we've got a wakeup call by the recepetion. Our toilet became somehow alive during the night, and started running by itself, so the bathroom was full of water, and the water leaked from the third floor down to the bar. Ok well no idea how this could happen, so I can't really blame the hotel. So the night manager said we need to change the room, because they need to repair the damage, he said we should leave the luggage etc in our normal room so we went with the new key, and only the stuff we needed for the night. And woohoo they gave us one of the worst rooms in the hotel, in front of the elevator, and the very loud ice machine, and yes more is coming, next to the busy street. So we had a jetlag, noise, now you can imagine how wonderful our night was. After that "wonderful" night we went back to the old room, which was still not ready so we packed our luggage, this time everything, went down to the lobby, and asked again for a new room, because we did not want to stay one more night in that other room. This time they gave us again a quiet room.
When we checked out, I asked for a price change, because we've booked an oversized room and we had to sleep 2 of 3 nights in a smaller room, and after a small discussion we've got that discount.
So would I go back to that hotel, to be honest , I think I rather not. Ok this with the toilet etc can happen, but they should give then a room if you to change, which is same than the one you have booked, and to give that room in front of the elevator and the icemachine was an effrontery!!!
I love Vancouver, but next time it's a Marriott hotel for me, and I hope that Accor will open an hotel in Vancouver too!

Room Tip: Take a room at the backside of the hotel, the street is to noisy!!!
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 13 November 2013

Hello

I am really sorry to hear of the problems with your room and the issues that came along with it. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. I hope that you will book with us again and your stay is a 100 percent perfect.

Dallas Worthington
General Manager

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Reviewed 27 October 2013

We spent a weekend Christmas shopping in Vancouver and stayed at the Sands by the Sea for a night. Best thing about this hotel: location. 1/2 block from Denman and Davies, it is located in the West End, on the shores of English Bay. Lots of funky places to eat, Denman Street is alive late into the evening (we stayed a Friday night), the beaches & seawall are right there if you like to lounge or run or stroll, and the view overlooking English Bay is spectacular. Be sure to ask for a water view room (costs a little bit more). Starbucks at the end of the block, Tim Hortons across the street, etc. Staff were extremely professional, and friendly. Only downside: thin walls. We had a couple with a child next door and heard everything they said. They didn't keep us up late or wake us early in the morning, but beware of this "feature". Otherwise would recommend the Best Western Sands by the Sea.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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BWSandsGM, Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

I'm happy to hear you had a wonderful stay at our hotel.

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Reviewed 26 October 2013

Staff was wonderful, friendly and extremely helpful. Great location for public transportation and walking. The breakfast is very affordable and good. Will stay again. The rooms are not large , but accommodated three women and their luggage comfortably. Had a coffee machine and frig, free Internet and access to a printer.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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BWSandsGM, Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Thank you for the awesome feedback, hope to see you soon.

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Reviewed 26 October 2013 via mobile

And on other side constant neighbor voices. NOT QUIET as other reviews saying. Bed comfy but need to be deaf to sleep here. Maybe back side may have less street noise. Extra parking fee on top of pricey room is not mentioned when booking through online service. Wouldn't stay here again.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 7 November 2013

On behalf of our entire team, I would like to apologize for your troubles with the front side of the hotel. If there is a next time you stay with us try the backside of our hotel. Which is off the busy street with little to no noise. Thank you for taking time to give us a review.

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Reviewed 23 October 2013

We came to Vancouver with no reservations. We ended up staying here and it was wonderful. The staff was very friendly, the room clean and quiet and the price was good as well. My husband and I walked all over from the hotel and had a great time. I am definitely looking forward to going back to Vancouver and I would stay here again. The bed was so comfortable, we really wanted to take it home with us! We also had a balcony and had a nice view of the bay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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BWSandsGM, Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Thank you for choosing the Best Western PLUS Sands.

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Reviewed 19 October 2013

It was interesting to stay in this hotel because I have not been in it for many years. However, they have done a very good job of modernizing a hotel that has been around for a long time.
The TV service was excellent. They have a digital cable box in each room so as to allow very good reception and variety.
The Wi Fi worked flawlessly. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was fine.
They have comfortable beds, good staff, the room was well laid out, the bathroom was fine. Actually the really good thing in addition to all that was the service in the Bayside Room. It was a great place to go and the server knew how to be a server. Perfectly.

Room Tip: It is on a busy street but there were no problems.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with family
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BWSandsGM, Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 1 November 2013

Thank you for the excellent review! Hope to see you again.

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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: £66 - £203 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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