Very good 8.0
Based on 28 reviews

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About Best Western PLUS Sands


Located downtown, the six-storey hotel has 123 tastefully-furnished guestrooms and is ideally located across from beautiful English Bay. The Best Western Sands by the Sea Hotel is 13km from the Vancouver International Airport. Overlooking English Bay, the hotel is also just one block from Stanley Park, one of the largest parks in North America. It is also within walking distance from many attractions, such as the Vancouver Art Gallery and Gastown, and just minutes from the many shops, restaurants and entertainment venues of Davie Street and famous Robson Street. The onsite restaurant features standard pub faire and pasta dishes. The three-storey hotel is ideal for travelers seeking an excellent location by English Bay.
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  • free Wi-Fi in all rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas


  • car park

Fitness & recreation

  • fitness center
  • sauna

Food & beverage

  • room service
  • restaurant
  • bar


  • pets allowed

Cleaning services

  • laundry service

Guest services

  • express check-in/check-out
  • luggage storage
  • newspapers
  • tours

On-site facilities

  • facilities for disabled guests
  • elevator
  • smoking area

Health and security

  • 24-hour front desk
  • safety deposit boxes
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Child and extra bed policy
Children 0-12 year(s) Stay for free if using existing bedding.
  • Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose, please check the individual room policy for more details.
When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
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Useful info

Check-In From: 04:00 PM
Check-Out Until: 12:00 PM
Number of Rooms : 121
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Recent customer comments

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Very good

  • Hotel Condition/Cleanliness 8.3
  • Facilities 4.0
  • Location 9.0
  • Room Comfort/Standard 8.2
  • Service 8.1
  • Value for Money 7.7
  • Food/Dining 7.0

Peerawat I.
April 16, 2016
Under expected
Under BW standard

Wiliang W.
March 29, 2016
NIce hotel at west end
Quiet good west end area, Value, Nice cosy room
Wonderful stay for a week. Location is not central but a good west end suburb where you can find lots of eateries around. Buses to city are convenient. Room can fit up to 4 for a family which is good. Simply superb

novita S.
December 27, 2015
value for money
price, location, friendly staff
Comfort , clean , good location, friendly staff , But not stable wifi connection

Gary M.
United States
November 24, 2015
Worst Night of Sleep In Years
I booked 2 months out and had requested a quiet room away from road noise. Somehow the only room available on arrival was right above the very busy road. It sure felt like I got penalized for booking as the staff had no interest in trying to accommodate my request. Traffic noise was terrible and there were drunk people yelling as they came out of nearby bars at 3 am. First and last time I'll ever stay at this property.

Debra H.
October 24, 2015
Excellent. Location was good, very clean and staff
Location, cleanliness and staff

Stephen T.
September 17, 2015
Location, location, location

Leonard L.
September 04, 2014
Best Western Plus Sands stay
Value for the money, reasonably priced food and friendly staff.
We enjoyed our stay at this great location. Pleasant if dated building and rooms. Staff and service was excellent.

Rosemary G.
July 15, 2014
Wonderful stay
Location, bus service, good hotel restaurant
Our stay was wonderful. We 100% enjoyed our stay. The ribs at the hotel restaurant are the best I have eaten anywhere, I would recommend that anyone tries these. We had no complaints.

Fendy F.
May 31, 2014
Good Location with nice view
Location, Homey, nice place
Best Western is located in West end near the English bay. Since Vancouver downtown is pretty small and covered by a great transportation. Getting into the hotel from the train station was pretty easy with skytrain or bus. The hotel building is an old one with an elevator looks like the 80s but the room is pretty homey. Nice room amenities, great mattras and many goose down pillows. It remains my bed back home. My room has a partial view of English bay. Great panaromic view of sun dawn on the evening and big ships in the morning. The hotes is on a central location closed to park and beach, so it is very comforting not too downtonwny. The only thing concerns me was the price. LOL. since hotel in Vancouver area is very expensive. USD 120++ and up. But overall the hotel is very recommended. even my high-end friends who joined the last couple days gave two thumbs up.

Yan C.
Hong Kong
February 03, 2014
Quite good
location, parking, fast check in and out
i just say in this hotel with friends for a night. so far so good. just like normal room with two beds and washroom. However the backside of the building is a wonderful sea view... quite attractive view. if you just want a place to rest for one night or two, you may try it.


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