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Best Western Plus Sands
Ranked #48 of 89 Hotels in Vancouver
Adelaide, Australia
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396 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Good Location, Great Staff”
Reviewed 25 August 2014 via mobile

This hotel is well located an easy distance from Stanley Park and with public transport in easy reach. The staff were fantastic help (had an issue with a lost bag on an airline that they helped greatly with). The bar and eatery attached was good value. The bathrooms need updating, the sheets were a little "prickly" and the lift jerked to a stop. A good overnighter.

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Walpole, Massachusetts
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2014

This is not a 5 star hotel, but it is clean and in an accessible area. The English Bay is right down the street, which is a great place for walking along the sea wall and Stanley Park. There are a lot of restaurants in the area and the bus is across the street. This hotel is a bit cheaper than the downtown hotels.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
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Thank You for taking the time to review our property. I am glad you found our hotel so convenient and you were able to take in Stanley Park and the beautiful Sea Wall.We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.
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Carthage, New York
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2014

The best aspect of the Sands is its location; a mere hop and skip from the beach, surrounded by a plethora of dining options, and within a short walk of Stanley Park and Granville Island. The property itself is adequate. Management has done an admirable job of putting on a modern and updated facade, but even a cursory inspection will reveal the obvious age of the property. The elevator and room fixtures are all well maintained but ancient nonetheless. Also, the rooms are little bit on the cramped side, particularly the bathrooms. In the end, these are minor quibbles unless you demand a hotel that is fully updated from A to Z. This is still a high quality property and the combination of stellar location and very friendly staff is hard to beat.

Room Tip: Our room was on the street, which can be a little noisy. If you are used to city sounds, it shouldn...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 15 September 2014
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Thank You for taking the time to review our property. We are constantly putting effort into modernizing and upgrading our hotel. I am glad you found the area to be so perfect for your stay in Vancouver. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.
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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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54 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We didn't realise that this hotel is in the heart of Vancouver's LGBTQ quarter ... and it's all the more friendly for it! Ask for a mountain view room - they're quieter than the road-facing rooms. There was a nasty smell in our room on the first night and the hotel was full, so we couldn't change until the second night. But staff were as helpful as they could be - offering ginger beer to our daughter who was feeling sick, and arranging for an extra fan. Bicycle hire is available across the road and it's an easy wander into downtown Vancouver or Stanley Park. Food was reasonably priced and very good, This was the end of our 3-week holiday and we were expecting Vancouver just to be our rest stop before the airport .... but it was so much more than that. How can a city that is clearly a thriving centre of commerce and industry also offer such a fantastic playground? City beaches, ancient-forest parks, Capilano Suspension bridge, watersports galore ..... and the Sands makes a great base from which to see it all. And the drive to the airport was super easy too.

Room Tip: Ask for a mountain view for a quiet room. On the road-side, rooms on the 4th floor are good too.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
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Thank You for reviewing the Sands. It is great to hear that our hotel and city were able to turn a stayover on your 3 week vacation to possibly your favorite location of it. I am glad you were able to take in so much of what Vancouver had to offer. we look forward to seeing you the next time you head to Vancouver.
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Powell River, Canada
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

We stay here often and are always pleased with the staff and the room. Comfortable beds, well appointed bathroom, free Wifi and right down at English Bay. The rooms are bright with a large window, and spacious. The drain in the sink and bathtub were very slow draining. Just outside the hotel is Denman and Davie streets, chalk full of nightlife and restaurants. A very eclectic part of Vancouver. English Bay has a wonderful beachwalk, and the water taxi to Granville Island is only a short stroll away. The price is good and we have always been lucky enough to get a room without a reservation. This is an excellent hotel for price, comfort, and location.

Room Tip: The rooms on the front side have a great view of English Bay, Davie street. The rooms at the back o...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
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Thank You for taking time to review our property and being a loyal customer! I am glad you enjoy our hotel and stay here often. The area is very eclectic and has lots of restaurants and close to the water. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver although we do recommend making a reservation though.
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2014

Perfect location in Vancouver: close to English Bay, beach, restaurants & shops. In half an hour you can walk to downtown. Busstop nearby. In front of the hotel is a bike rental. Rooms are comfortable and clean, with excellent beds. Parking (payed) is behind the hotel.
We had a room at the backside of the hotel; our sleep was disturbed by the loud noise of an A/C unit outside.

Room Tip: Some rooms at backside have a lot of A/C unit noise.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review, 8 September 2014
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Thank You for the review I am glad you found the location so perfect for your visit to Vancouver. I do apologize for the hotel AC unit being near your room. It was good to hear you were able to rent bikes and take them around the city. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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
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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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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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