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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We really enjoyed our stay and the location of the hotel. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The food was excellent and a nice surprise. The nightly entertainment in the lounge was enjoyable. Our only negative comment is that the hotel could do with an upgrade in finishes and décor.

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seattle
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Miguel provided the BEST customer service! When I checked in, Expedia made an error on my reservation. Miguel helped with cleaning up Expedia's mess. I was really impressed with the level of professionalism and kindness that Miguel displayed. The room was very clean and comfortable. Lots of places to eat in the neighborhood. Will definitely stay here again. Thank you...

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Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were looking for an affordable place in a good location and this hotel fit the bill. We stayed for two nights after our cruise. It was perfect as it was in walking distance of the laughing statues, the beach, and the hop on hop off bus. I prefer a place where there is breakfast, but we couldn't afford one...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Room was clean and whilst tight we were able to fit 5 of us ok with the sofa bed and two queen beds. The Bathroom was very small though and quite dated. View from room was uninspiring over a back lane and demolished building. Bus transport was good with the stop directly outside hotel. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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Vernon, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I travelled with my 75 year old dad and we enjoyed the hotel and the location and the view. Bathroom was a little tight but bed was awesome. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Great restaurants around and close by.

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Nanaimo
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location, near many good restaurants on Davies and other directions. Staff are great. In 2012 the hotel was undergoing reno's and we were very happy with our stay. In 2014 the hotel was what we expected and never wrote a review. Now in 2016 we stayed on the 4th floor and the rooms that were renovated 3 and 4...

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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review

Hello Thank You for the review I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We are currently renovating the hotel again after some minor upgrades in 2012. We have still more work to do but have added new headboards, lamps, artwork and casegoods. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver when the rooms are...

Cambridge, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This hotel is steps away from beautiful English Bay. This is an acceptable hotel. It's clean. The staff are helpful. We could hear a baby crying several times through the night as well as someone coughing a lot. So our sleep was interrupted.....while mid week prices are good, the weekend rate jumped considerably. Restaurant is in the hot and Starbucks...

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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review

Hello Thank You for the review of the property. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us except for the interrupted sleep. It is great to hear the staff was helpful as we strive for amazing service. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver so you can once again enjoy the beautiful English Bay.

Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We travel up to Vancouver every New Year's Eve and stay 3 or 4 days. We can't imagine staying anywhere but the Sands. Great staff, super location, excellent lounge and restaurant, very comfortable and clean rooms.......all of these things add up to a trip we look forward to every year.

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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review

Hello Thank You for the review of the property. I am glad you enjoy your annual trip to Vancouver for New Years Years Eve. Vancouver has so many great events for New Years including Fireworks in Coal Harbor. We look forward to seeing you again this year, Its right around the corner now.

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I wanted to take my husband on an over-nighter to Vancouver for his birthday this year. We stayed at the best western plus sands and it was awesome! I booked it online and under the "special requests" box I asked if they could have one of those happy birthday foil helium balloons in the room ready for us. I totally...

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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review

Hello Thank You for the review of the property. It is great to hear you had a lovely stay for your husbands birthday and he was surprised by the balloons. I am glad you enjoyed your sleep and found our bedding to be very comfortable. I will pass along your compliments to Kylie for setting up your room. We look...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We are enjoying every time we stayed with Best Western. The staffs always friendly and helpful. Very clean inside the room and got a good coffee and TV. Most of Best Western are pet friendly when we need to travel with my dog a lot.

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BWSandsGM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands, responded to this review

Hello Thank You for the review of the property. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel to be very courteous and friendly. You are correct we love it when you bring your 4 legged family member. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.

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West End
A hodgepodge of landscapes, the West End combines verdant gardens and blocky modern architecture, with Victorian bits and Edwardian bobs in between. It is a paradise for takeout food, take-away coffee, and perhaps incongruously, some of Vancouver's most languid lines of beachfront. English Bay and Sunset Beach invite swimmers, strollers, and picnic-lovers to take in dusk settling over the water, or to jog along with the sunrise, offering breathtaking views at any time of day. The West End merges together so many looks and flavors probably because it functions a hub: its the leafy pit-stop between nightlife and entertainment venues along Davie Street, and the shopping paradise that is Robson Street, offering visitors beautiful parkland to rest on, and quick, easy food to re-fuel with in between ventures.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands

Address: 1755 Davie St, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1W5, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Price Range: $109 - $292 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Sands 3*
Number of rooms: 121
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Also Known As:
Best Western Hotel Vancouver
Best Western Vancouver
Vancouver Best Western
Hotel Style:
#46 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#48 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#50 Family Hotel in Vancouver
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“Street side has glimpses of the ocean from some rooms but that is all - no real view. The backside of the hotel for quieter room.”
 of 5 bubbles Beezee12, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher the better.”
 of 5 bubbles ninabQ19WQ, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose a room facing back to avoid street noise”
 of 5 bubbles 244hansjoachimf, 3 Nov 2016 | Read review
“very convenient taxi ride to cruise terminal”
 of 5 bubbles liewell, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a room on Davie street, you will have ocean view!”
 of 5 bubbles MariDesourdy, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
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