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abbotsford
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice hotel and area was great. Super friendly staff, and super clean room, I highly recommend this hotel if you want clean, nice and close to beach. The staff offered a coupon for our dinner plans, so let them know where you plan to eat you may get lucky too.

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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 yo enjoyed your stay and found the hotel's staff to be very friendly and the location to have everything your looking for. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I stayed two nights at this hotel in Downtown Vancouver for work. My stay was good and comfortable. My co-worker reported a mouse in her room when checking out and the staff said that she should have reported it earlier and they would have moved her. They also offered free parking to make up for the mouse. My co worker...

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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 and despite it being not flattering it does help to learn from our guests. I do apologize about the mouse in your room. With being a metropolitan city we have an aggressive exterior prevention program to prevent incidents such as these . We understand how determental it is to the business...

Victoria, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want to stay in the heart of Vancouver's Westend, I suggest the Coast on Denman. If you want a BW downtown, try the BW Chateau on Granville. The fifth floor suite is not big enough for entertaining and even if you do most of your guests won't appreciate the view of derelict homes or grubby rooftops. The standard...

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

Hello Thank You for the review of our property. I do apologize that you were not happy with your stay and felt the rooms were to small. We have just finished an exciting renovation and look forward to you giving us a second chance to exceed your expectations.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location. Can't beat this price for downtown Vancouver. Close to the water. The bus stop is right across the street. You can also rent bikes from a place right across the street. We stayed on the 2nd floor and it was quiet. Lots of great restaurants very close by. It's an older hotel but clean and we didn't spend...

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

Hello Thank You for the review of our hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel to have everything you needed and loved the area. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 4 November 2016

As other reviewers have said, the location of this hotel is fantastic for exploring Stanley Park, the seawall, downtown shopping and even Granville Island market and vicinity. If you want to take the bus, there are several that stop right in front of the hotel. Everything you could possibly want to eat or drink is right in the neighbourhood -...

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

Hello Thank you for the review of the hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel to be in a great area and had everything you were looking for. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.

Federal Way, Washington
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great location to Stanley Park, shopping and restaurants, recently upgraded. We have been staying at the Sands for years, Convenient to English Bay. You can walk to Robson Street, the main shopping street in Vancouver or take the city bus right outside the hotel.

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

Hello Thank You for the review of the Hotel. I am glad we are your favorite spot to stay in Vancouver. we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.

Denver, CO
Reviewed 1 November 2016

If you're looking for a central hotel near Stanley Park, this would be your best choice for your visit to Vancouver. The hotel is across the street from the start of the sea walk, so you can walk to Stanley Park without all the parking expenses. There are many good restaurants on Davies and Denman Street, you will have all...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It was a pleasant surprise! I will start off with the worst things about the hotel: Lobby and the lift. It looked very dated and I was expecting the room to be the same. That's about all. Room: New, clean, large and modern. We booked the cheapest one on Expedia. Comes with free food coffee. Toilet: looks dated but clean...

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

Hello Thank You for the review of the hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and you like the recently renovated rooms. We still have a few updates to the rooms to come and Lobby is next. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.

Reviewed 26 October 2016

I had high hopes for this place considering the reviews and ratings on this website. Unfortunately I would not stay here again. Pros: - Very Friendly and accommodating staff. -Great location in terms of shops and restaurants and close to the bay. -Great restaurant/bar downstairs -Comfy beds. Cons: -We booked a adjoining room with my elderly inlaws. The door between...

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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 do apologize that you were unsatisfied with your stay. I especially apologize about the parking situation. We do have 3 lots and part of the main lot is being using for renovation storage. I do apologize this inconvenience during our renovation. I will also look into why the staff could...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The location is the most important thing about this hotel; denman and davie, across from english bay. The suites on the top floor provide a small deck where you can view the ocean. Lots of interesting eating places within walking distance. The rooms are clean and modern but not really luxurious; would go back. I increased the rating to 4...

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

Hello Thank You for the review of the Best Western Plus Sands. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel to have an amazing location. We still have some more renovations to accomplish and look forward to you seeing them 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 )
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  • 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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  • Kitchenette
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • 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: $108 - $296 (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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  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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