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Reviewed 8 July 2018

Clean Hotel with a great location. Directly across the street was a bike rental place, and Stanley Park was a block away. Perfect for a day of exploration. Many restaurants near by, and only a short taxi ride in the afternoon to the cruise terminal.

Rooms were updated, spacious and clean. It is an old downtown hotel, so elevators were slow, but everything else was good. Service by the staff was great. Everyone was friendly and willing to help.

  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled with family
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Thank Curteous
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

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Thank You for the review of The Best Western Plus Sands. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel staff to be very friendly and helpful. I will pass along your compliments to the Front Desk. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.

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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Great location by English Bay, Stanley Park, the many reasonably priced, good restaurants along Denman and Robson Streets and a good bike shop across the street. Good staff. Our room was recently renovated with new furnishings and windows. Still hard to overcome a small bathroom, small lobby-common areas, a semi-functional card reader in the elevator (we ended up always taking the stairs) and the constraints of an older building, e.g. through the wall A/C units. Probably more of a 3+.

Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

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Thank You for the review of the property. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the room renovations to be very nice. We are in the process of getting the plans drawn to renovate the hotel bathrooms. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

The Sands was an okay sort of place. We had booked it not knowing much about the city but that we wanted to stay with the BW group. The staff were efficient and friendly and the room was okay. we were actually passing through and did not have much time to explore the local area. Stanley Park is nearby but we did not have time to visit. We used the restaurant attached to the hotel for an evening meal. The service was good and the food was okay. It was Taco Tuesday and when you have just come off a flight from the UK it did the job. The room was comfortable enough with four of us travelling together and we really had no complaints although it was not the best place that we stayed at. The only problem was getting a cab into the city the following morning. This took the best part of forty five minutes and it seems that Davie Street is not that popular a place with local cabbies at eleven in the morning.

  • Stayed: June 2018, travelled with family
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Thank PDorrian
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

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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 everything you needed. It was to bad you did not get a chance to explore the area as there is so much to do. I do apologize about the taxis. The city has been asking for ride sharing for years and it has been turned down by the province. We hope it comes soon as there is not enough taxis to service the city at peak hours. We are entering another stage of renovations and look forward to you seeing us on your next trip to Vancouver.

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Reviewed 5 July 2018

Clean, quiet, great central location in a safe neighborhood. Value for your dollars. Be sure to check availability ahead of time as it is a busy establishment. Lots of shopping and nearby attractions, park your car once and walk, bike or water taxi to sightsee and shop. Gas town, great bars, and restaurants are only a couple blocks away.

Stayed: October 2017
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

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Thank You for the review of the Best Western Plus Sands. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us and found the hotel great value and you really enjoyed the area of the hotel. Gastown has lots of great restaurants and bars and good recommendations for our guests. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.

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Reviewed 3 July 2018

Hotel one block back from English Bay.
We had a great room 514 with a balcony from which we could see the bay and watch the comings and goings in the street
below.
The bathroom is rather small but perfectly adequate, but the bed is exceptionally comfortable. There is quite a lot of traffic noise but it quietens down at night. There is a coffee maker, microwave and fridge in the room.
The hotel has car parking @ $17.50 a day.
We would certainly stay here again.

Room Tip: 514 top floor with balcony
  • Stayed: July 2018, travelled as a couple
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BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2018

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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 be well situated. It is great to hear you took advantage of your balcony room and partial ocean view. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver.

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