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“a pleasant location” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands
Ranked #47 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
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22 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“a pleasant location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

A spacious and comfortable room, with clean and good facilities. the decor is a little tired, but this is more than compensated for by the pleasant and helpful staff. The restaurant/bar serves pretty standard fare and is quite adequate. breakfast was very good. Situated so close to the beach makes this hotel a good place to stop over in Vancouver and would definitely recommend it

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank kenben
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
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Thank You for great review. I am glad you enjoyed the hotel location and our staff. We are very lucky to have such an amazing location. We look forward to seeing you on your next stop over in Vancouver.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Brandon, Vermont
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14 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

We enjoyed our 3 day stay here while prepping for our cruise to AK. The room was clean and nicely finished with stone counter tops and a nice size closet. We stayed on the 3rd floor and had a great view of English Bay(Davie street side). The young man that greeeted us made us feel right at home and made us feel good about choosing the Sands. The attached pub had live music, good food, and local brews. When we were ready to depart they even called a cab for us. English Bay Bicycle Rentals are located right acroos the street and a great place to get them to explore the city.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Dan C
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
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Thank You very much for your review, We appreciate you staying at our hotel and I am glad you had a wonderful experience here. The live music on Thursday is exceptional we are truly lucky to have such great musicians in our restaurant pub. The bike shop across the street is a great way to see the city and take in the seawall. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Very nice hotel,great location & excellent service. Two blocks from the beach & next to Stanley Park.Would definitely stay again if returning to Vancouver.Came to see the Celebration of Light fireworks & this was a perfect location

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
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Thank You for your review. I am glad you took the time to review our property. It is great to hear you came down and enjoyed the Celebration of Lights it truly a spectacular event. We look forward to you staying on your next trip to Vancouver.
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New York
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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014 via mobile

First of all the staff were very nice and responsive. Always friendly and willing to help.

As for the hotel.
Carpet and furnishing very dated. The water temperature was impossible to regulate. If your neighbor used their water you'd either get scalded or frozen in the shower. Air conditioner struggled to keep the room cool. The hotel seriously needs to be refurbished.

Stayed August 2014
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
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Thank You for you review. i am glad you found our staff so willing to help and friendly. As for the hotel we are always updating our hotel on a regular basis. We will be addressing the air conditioning and water issues this fall. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.
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Houston, Texas
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102 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

This hotel provided with a nice suite at a reasonable price. Their front desk service was prompt and attentive. More importantly they were friendly, going out of their way to help us in any way they could. The view of this section of Vancouver was interesting, and Vancouver is like no other city I've previously seen in North America. It wasn't a "scenic" view, but it did show a picture of this vibrant, beautiful city. I would not hesitate to stay there again on my next visit.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roger D
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
Hello

Thank you for taking the time to review our property. I am glad you found our front desk personnel so efficient and friendly. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.
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Kamloops, Canada
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93 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

This is our 3rd stay at this property. The decision to stay here was due to the awesome location for attending the Fireworks and Pride Parade. Being such a close walk to the beach is really nice. Loads of restaurants in the area. Some shops too, but more of a foodie area than a shoppers paradise I'd say.
It had been awhile since we stayed here, and we had forgotten about the limited and not-so-secure parking. Also, our A/C unit was very noisy and it had a hard time keeping the room cool on a hot day. The WiFi was very sketchy too. And, the ice machine and vending machine on our floor was out of order. Ice machine on another floor was also out of order :(
Some room for improvement here.

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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
1 Thank cynlouhoo
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review, 6 September 2014
Hello

We I am glad you were able to enjoy our venue on the corner of Denman and Davie across from English Bay, it is a great spot for fireworks and the pride parade. I am sorry about the A/C not working in your hotel room as well as it should we have plans to replace. I hope to see you next year for fireworks and pride.
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Houston, Texas
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94 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

Not in the best part of the city but price wise it is a bargain and the staff go out of there way to be helpful . Our little suite was clean and we enjoyed having all the extra room. Included is a microwave, refrigerator and coffee. I highly recommend the restaurant for breakfast, I wish I had taken a picture of the gluten free breakfast I had, it was beautiful and way more than I could eat. Within a short walking distance is a bike rental shop called Reckless Bike Rentals. We rented for half a day and biked around Stanley Park . We rode over the Bridge to get to Granville Market but took the little ferry back which put us within three blocks of the bike shop. If you are uncomfortable walking in this area after dark the cabs are very reasonable compared to other cities we have visited. We took the Sky train from the airport and only had to walk 10 min to get to the hotel. We laughed to find out the Sky Train is one of the recommend tourist sites. We took a cab back to the airport for less than $20.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank NurseSherry
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review, 4 September 2014
Hello

Thank You for the review. I am glad you found the room to be large and comfortable. The Granville Island market is always a great stop with so many shops and a fresh market. We look forward to seeing you again on your next trip to Vancouver.
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands
Address: 1755 Davie Street, 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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