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At the Best Western Plus Sands you're sure to find that little something extra. With our modern amenities and thoughtful design, the Best Western Plus Sands will stand out among other hotels in Vancouver,BC. For the business traveler, a spacious work desk and free internet access are included in all our guest rooms to ensure you don't miss a beat while you're away from the office. For extended stays, each room provides a convenient in-room mini fridge that is ideal for drinks and snacks. We also have an in-house fitness room, so you can keep up your workout routine while you're on the road. As always, the Best Western Plus Sands will provide you with the superior customer service that you are used to at Best Western® Hotels & Resorts.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Evening entertainment
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Car hire
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Wine / champagne
Vending machine
Nightclub / DJ
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
On-demand films
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Mid-range
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English, French, Russian, Chinese and 5 more
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Nestled near the beach and Stanley Park, Best Western Plus Sands is a hit for its prime location and cleanliness, with numerous guests highlighting the spotless rooms. While the bustling area adds to the hotel's appeal, some travelers mention street noise as a potential drawback, recommending rooms at the back for a quieter stay. The professional and friendly staff add to the positive experience, although a few guests encountered service hiccups. Despite its age and some noise issues, many find the hotel's comfort, modern amenities, and overall value make it a commendable choice.
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Mohishka L wrote a review Yesterday
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The whole restaurant team serving us was very warm, welcoming and great. Awesome options available to eat. Wholesome meal. We do not eat meat but they ensured we had an amazing healthy breakfast. Even for kids they took extra care to ensure to cater according to their taste buds. Tony and Alan on the customer service/checkin desk were professional as well as friendly. You all deserve a 10/10. Recommend this place to everyone. Centrally located and walkable around. Safe and fun at the same time.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Laila wrote a review May 2023
Venice, Italy137 contributions
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Visiting Canada for Christmas was amazing and choosing this hotel was just the right choice! We stayed at this hotel twice, the location is perfect: easy to get to the airport - easy to walk around downtown- right in front of the ocean and close to stanley park You have to like walking, but for us that come from Venice was just perfect The reception manager Vince spoke to us in italian! It was so nice to have him speak our language! Also the other staff at the reception were very nice and helped us with everything. At night time there were a karaoke night and bingo night : so much fun! Breakfast at the hotel is very good, make sure you divide the food. Portions are big!! :) Ciao ciao Ilaria and Michele
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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wendy b wrote a review Feb 17
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staff were helpful and friendly in all areas of the hotel. Hidden gem at English Bay.We have stayed here many times and will continue to do so. The location and service is excellent. The bayside lounge has a great happy hour
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justsherry67 wrote a review Feb 15
Tumwater, Washington11 contributions
This BW was clean and pretty, with excellent customer service. The location was a huge positive. We were able to walk for miles during the evening and in the morning; McDonalds, 2-Drug Stores, and Safeway, were all so close, and of course several fabulous coffee shops. Our view from the 2nd floor was of looking down over the town, which is clean and without graffiti! So many individuals dressed to the nines walking around. I only saw one homeless individual. (There were NO tents lining the streets) Unlike Seattle, I felt completely safe and very Zen!
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Carolyn Y wrote a review Feb 9
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Breakfast was not included and was great food but very expensive. TV and movie options were bad. Vending machine was old and super loud squealing all night. Bathroom was very small. Heating and cooling system was old. The room was nice and clean and beds were super comfortable.
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mpo2024 wrote a review Feb 8
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So glad we decided to go with this hotel. The value was unbeatable for the location; it's literally a block away from English Bay and you can see the beach from the hotel room. The room was clean and nicely decorated with comfortable bedding. We also really appreciated that the hotel is pet friendly. Staff were very accommodating; we arrived at the hotel a few hours prior to check in just to see if we were able to drop our bags off behind the front counter until officially checking in, but they let us check in early so we could be more comfortable. The only downside was that one part of the curtains was cut a bit short and let light in during the morning, so my husband woke up a few hours earlier than he wanted to. Not a massive deal, but if we'd have known we would have packed an eye mask or something to block the light out.
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Denis B wrote a review Jan 2024
Montreal, Canada72 contributions
Close to beach easy walk Easy Acces on this main road 24 hours street food Acces Even a large grocery store open late. Variety of food from pub to such ans all Went to Stanley park very close walking Acces
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Harry_Fellow wrote a review Jan 2024
Seattle, Washington49 contributions
This is probably a 4 start hotel with the location in the Summer. The property is older but has newer amenities. The front desk staff, maintenance and housekeeping were great. We saw maintenance actively working during our stay. The reasons for my average review is that the heating/ac unit in the room (I paid more for, since it was a balcony room with a partial ocean view) was extremely noisy to the point it made it difficult to fall asleep the first night and the room was really COLD. The temperature in room 526 was below 68 degrees Fahrenheit or 20 Celsius and never made it past 67 degrees during our two-night stay and this was with a space heater. It was obvious that the hotel knows about the heating issues since the front desk provided us with a space heater. We saw other space heaters in the hallway the following day as well. The space heater that was provided was not enough to heat the room. The power breaker could not support the main heater and the space heater, so the power breaker tripped twice in the room resulting in us having to call the front desk. The front desk and maintenance quickly remedied the situation, but it was annoying to say the least.
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EriktheViking wrote a review Jan 2024
Cornwall, United Kingdom316 contributions
Stayed here for 4 nights before Christmas and everything was as you would expect from a Best Western hotel. Clean, comfortable and friendly efficient staff. Location is great for Stanley Park and the good choice of restaurants on Denman and Robson. Good bus service along Davie stops outside the hotel.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Gino D wrote a review Jan 2024
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I stayed here for 1 night an it was miserable...i woke up in the morning with sum kind of gross bug bites on my arm... also as soon as i stepped out of the elevator it smelt like smoke I am a non smoker 100% so the smell is very strong to me...an they even had the nerve to charge me an extra 346$ saying I was the 1 who was smoking!! Worst hotel experience of my life if I I was u I would definitely steer clear of the Davie bestwestern total let down zero stars.!
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Date of stay: December 2023
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Best Western Plus Sands
Which popular attractions are close to Best Western Plus Sands?
Nearby attractions include The Comedy Department (0.02 km), English Bay (0.10 km), and English Bay Beach (0.10 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Best Western Plus Sands?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Best Western Plus Sands?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Best Western Plus Sands?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Best Western Plus Sands?
Yes, paid private parking on-site, paid private parking nearby, and paid public parking nearby are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Best Western Plus Sands?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sylvia's Restaurant and Lounge, Red Umbrella Cafe, and Cactus Club Cafe English Bay.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Best Western Plus Sands?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Best Western Plus Sands?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Best Western Plus Sands?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Best Western Plus Sands offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Best Western Plus Sands?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, German, Russian, Chinese, Portuguese, and Japanese.