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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 October 2015

Have read several of the recent reviews and cannot understand where the negativity comes from.We were booked in by a travel company and upon arrival the reception staff had our details and room allocation sorted out in quick time and with a very very pleasant manner.Rooms were fine and we dined at breakfast and in the evening,both of which were...

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

Hello Thank you very much for taking the time to review our property. I am glad you enjoyed the stay at our hotel. I do agree we do have a negative review mixed in but most of our reviews are positive and high light our customer service and cleanliness of our hotel. We are very pleased that you had a...

Shoreline, United States
Reviewed 19 October 2015

This is a great place in Vancouver's West End for tourists -- one block from English Bay and the Stanley Park Sea Wall walk. You are in fact just a couple walking blocks to the park, or a slightly longer walk or short drive to the main entrance. Just around the corner is Denman Ave with lots of places to...

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

Hello Thanks for taking the time to review our property. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the area to be your liking. I am glad you enjoyed the Seawall that goes around the city and hugs the water. i always recommend as an amazing free thing to do. The view at sunset can be unbelievable....

Ottawa, Canada
Reviewed 15 October 2015

The location is absolutely perfect - it's about 75 feet from the beach. From my window over Davie street, I can lean out and take a beautiful photograph of the sea, the ships anchored a kilometre or two out and the misty blue background of Vancouver Island in the far distance. Amazing. It's also on the "high" street of a...

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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 am glad you enjoyed your trip to Vancouver. It sounds like to made the best of the trip and loved the area. You provided some great insight into the area and some fantastic tips for future guests coming to the area. We look forward to seeing you on your next...

Fairview
Reviewed 15 October 2015

This a cute hotel in a great location. The room, amenities and staff are all very nice. What gets the Sands only a three star review is their wifi. Normally wifi wouldn't be a huge issue, but when you are depending on it to use FaceTime or Skype so Verizon won't charge you a fortune on international roaming, it is...

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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 staff to be very pleasant. I do apologize we were doing some upgrades to our WIFI at the time of your difficulties. We are once again upgrading our WIFI as it is a leading driver with guest now. We...

Warnsveld, The Netherlands
Reviewed 15 October 2015

Nice hotel near Stanley Park. Nothing sophisticated. Decent breakfast. Good beds. Rooms not too spacious, Try getting a room at the back, which is much quieter. Bike rental and Tim Hortons are opposite.

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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 am glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and found Tim Hortons convenient being just across the street. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.

Calgary
Reviewed 10 October 2015

We stay here 3 times a year for a week each stay. The only complaint that we had when we first appeared at this hotel many years ago, was the noise on Davie Street. We now request a room at the back of the hotel. The fitness room has equipment that is a little outdated, but heh... it works :D....

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

Hello Thank You for taking the time to review our property. I would first like to Thank You as well for your loyalty to our property it is the returning guest that makes it easy for the staff to be so friendly. I agree our fitness equipment was outdated and we have recently updated it with a new stand up...

Santa Monica, California
Reviewed 10 October 2015

I really enjoyed my stay here. Nice, clean, quite, large rooms with decent wifi. My room was facing out over Davie St and had a partial view of the bay. The hotel was quite, staff was very helpful and friendly, and the rooms were updated and comfortable. Location can't be beat! I loved being so close to English Bay and...

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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 and found the rooms to be comfortable and enjoyed the proximity to Stanley Park and English Bay. You are correct you can take the number 06 bus right across from the hotel in front of the Tim Hortons to downtown and is 2.75. Next...

Tyne & Wear
Reviewed 7 October 2015

In a favourable position, near Stanley Park and English Bay Beach, this hotel is a little tired. The reastaurant/breakfast area is dull and lacks atmosphere, though the food is ok. Staff are quite casual, no uniform. TV's all over the room on different channels. Hotel has bar just down the street over looking the beach but this is abit of...

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

In a favourable position, near Stanley Park and English Bay Beach, this hotel is a little tired. The reastaurant/breakfast area is dull and lacks atmosphere, though the food is ok. Staff are quite casual, no uniform. TV's all over the room on different channels. Hotel has bar just down the street over looking the beach but this is abit of...

downnham market,uk
Reviewed 6 October 2015

ideally situated to explore the city, well within walking distance. initially had a problem with electronic door keys, 4 replacements later a success.Good size room,clean & tidy.Local shops & resaurants nearby. Good restaurant attached to hotel, reasonably priced with good selection of food and bar selection. Ate evening and breakfast here & not disappointed,very helpful staff. Parking, although covered was...

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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 am glad you enjoyed your stay with us. I am glad you enjoyed you stay and found our two attached restaurants reasonably priced and enjoyed the food. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to...

Davis, California
Reviewed 6 October 2015

We stayed here last weekend on a Saturday night before we left on a cruise. We stayed in room 224, directly above the doorway to the hotel. We ate a fabulous dinner in their restaurant and retired early so we could get a head-start on our cruise the following day. Myself and my sister, as well as my young daughter...

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We stayed here last weekend on a Saturday night before we left on a cruise. We stayed in room 224, directly above the doorway to the hotel. We ate a fabulous dinner in their restaurant and retired early so we could get a head-start on our cruise the following day. Myself and my sister, as well as my young daughter...

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Laundry Service
  • 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 Street, Vancouver, British Columbia V6G 1W5, Canada
Region: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver > West End
Price Range: $122 - $415 (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:
#45 Romantic Hotel in Vancouver
#48 Business Hotel in Vancouver
#49 Family Hotel in Vancouver
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“Best views are on the rooms facing Davie Street; you can see a glimpse of the beach.”
992jeromec, 12 Apr 2017 | Read review
“back side is best but noisy construction project across the street (backside of motel) from 7.30-3.30pm on weekdays only.”
46carpediem, 24 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Front of hotel has ocean views! It's maybe a bit noisier though as it fronts onto Davie, but I think the windows are new, as it was quiet.”
U316CEjasont, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Our room overlooked a parking facility, but was pleasant.”
44MVTraveler, 17 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Great views facing Davie Street, but to avoid street noise ask for a room facing the back.”
mahfamily, 25 Feb 2017 | Read review
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