We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Good location, but hotel a bit lacking..”

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 12 more sites!
Sandman Suites Vancouver - Davie Street
Ranked #63 of 90 Hotels in Vancouver
Mundesley, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 141 helpful votes
“Good location, but hotel a bit lacking..”
Reviewed 21 June 2014 via mobile

We found the hotel easily enough, the car park however was a bit of a nightmare. We ended up stopping outside the front doors (make sure someone stays with the car though, traffic wardens are quick!) and asking at reception. The car park entrance is actually through an alley at the back. But once checked in we hoped our stress levels would drop. But it took over 10 minutes for a lift to take us to the 9th floor. And that was the quickest we got! Three lifts but only one working for the 2 nights we were there. It wasn't too bad walking down the 9 floors to get out, but a real pain waiting every time for a lift back up. And looking at previous reviews, it appears a regular occurrence. And for that alone I don't think we'd stay again. If you know there's a problem....FIX IT!
The room was adequate if a little dated. But nice to have a little kitchen and separate sitting area. Moxies bar & restaurant next door however was a delight. Good food and good service. And very reasonably priced. When we return in a few months we will certainly have another meal in Moxies; the hotel however will not be on our list.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
Helpful?
1 Thank poppyland3
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

853 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    188
    370
    185
    63
    47
See reviews for
151
366
71
73
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (227)
Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Fairbanks, Alaska
Level Contributor
10 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 June 2014

I have stayed at the Sandman Suites several times when I come to Vancouver, and plan to continue each time I return. I stay in a room quite high up (20-22 floor) and it's one of my favourite things to roll a chair out onto the balcony and gaze out over both the city lights and English Bay.
The rooms themselves have always been impeccably clean, with friendly and polite staff all around. I am always impressed by how many features there are in the rooms...full stove and fridge, clothes washer and dryer, nice toiletries, etc...
I love the wood floors and the way the rooms are laid out. The hotel itself is in a nice location...I always walk down to the path along the Bay, and the Vancouver Aquarium is also a nice trip if you are a good walker. This most recent time I walked to Gastown, and was that much more grateful I was staying in the West End...it was far too touristy for my taste in Gastown, whereas the West End feels pretty normal (although I am not over the moon about some of the "specialty" toy and video shops nearby). If you take the Canada Line from YVR, the walk is a bit of jaunt (especially since it's mostly uphill) but I personally enjoy that after a long flight.

Overall, I would recommend this hotel, and can't wait to come back.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Lucy N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kelowna
Level Contributor
512 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 176 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2014

The location is terrific. Right in heart of Davie; just a 10 minute walk to Robson and 10 minutes to English Bay/Stanley Park. Moxies in hotel is amazing. Great city views. Be sure to go for a high floor with a view. Worth the extra.

Room Tip: take a high floor with view....worth it
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Perseverance
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Level Contributor
18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014 via mobile

The room was nice enough but I do travel alot and always check the mattress! Alittle freaked with hairs and other things stuck on mattress! The suite needs a really good clean....couch too and windows and mirror closet doors showing quite a layer! Also dusty and yes a $200 deposit on our room which in all of my many years of travel have never had that done before!?? Like a valid Gold visa isn't enough!? Also we had to ask why are room was so expensive...otherwise we were not given any "heads up" re-guarding this $200 deposit? The Suite is nice like a little condo just needs yes a good clean...not just a quick wipe always. So yes the deposit? I could understand if no credit card or we looked rowdy but my Mom and I are both seniors!? Anyways the iffy cleanliness of room and deposit are my only complaints!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Debbie G
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Kingston, ON
Level Contributor
22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

We were booked to stay here two nights and checked out after the first night. Went to have a shower the first morning and there was a used washcloth and the bathroom smelled of urine. Addressed it with the front desk and checked out. Also elevator was very slow as one wasn't working. Location is great but housekeeping needs an overhaul...don't understand how you can miss a dirty washcloth hanging from the curtain rod...
Not impressed.

Stayed June 2014
Helpful?
2 Thank islandlexie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers are raving about these Vancouver hotels

1 review
Reviewed 5 June 2014 via mobile

If you feel like waiting 15 min (no kidding) for the slowest elevator system I've experienced, then I guess this is a perfect hotel for you.
Also there's only 1-glas windows. Now in summertime it's ok. But it must be freeezing in wintertime.

  • Stayed June 2014
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Linn H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Valentina T, General Manager at Sandman Suites Vancouver - Davie Street, responded to this review, 12 June 2014
I am sorry that you experienced some long waits for elevators during your stay. One of the elevators was being serviced and upgraded over the period of your stay, hence there were only 2 elevators running causing some delays during the peak hours.

Thank you for your patience and we look forward to your visit again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Miami Beach, Florida
Level Contributor
26 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

Very good west end location, close to the parks, and Granville island. Very walkable area. "Gay west end location". Rooms adequate,. Top floors have great views. A lot of bars and restaurants near by. Price was reasonable. Overall average hotel in a good location.

Room Tip: Ask for high room
See more room tips
  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank 66jammer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Vancouver hotels
West End
Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
Coast Plaza Hotel & Suites
#49 of 90 in Vancouver
1,401 reviews
Downtown
Sandman Hotel Vancouver City Centre
Granville Street
The Burrard
The Burrard
#33 of 90 in Vancouver
1,680 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
West End
Executive Hotel Vintage Park
Robson Street
Empire Landmark Hotel and Conference Center
West End
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
Century Plaza Hotel & Spa
#44 of 90 in Vancouver
3,663 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Sandman Suites Vancouver - Davie Street? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Sandman Suites Vancouver - Davie Street

Property: Sandman Suites Vancouver - Davie Street
Address: 1160 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6E 1N1, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > Davie Village
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 Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#14 Spa Hotel in Vancouver
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Sandman Suites Vancouver - Davie Street 3*
Number of rooms: 198
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A 24 storey full service all-suite hotel in the West End, Sandman Suites Vancouver - Davie Street is minutes from the historic Stanley Park, an abundance of beaches, restaurants, and shopping. Let us focus on your stay, while you focus on the fun stuff. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Ebookers, Hotels.com, Southall Travel, Priceline, Odigeo, TripOnline SA, Traveltool, S.L.U., getaroom.com, Evoline ltd, HotelQuickly and Cancelon so you can book your Sandman Suites Vancouver - Davie Street reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Sandman Suites Vancouver On Davie Hotel Vancouver
Sandman Hotel Davie Vancouver Downtown
Sandman Suites Davie

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing