I definitely recommend this hotel for people looking for great value, close to the beach and Stanley Park! The location is perfect; the beach is a block away, Starbucks is a couple doors down, Tims is across the street, plus there are countless restaurants and pubs very near by.
We wanted to see all the Christmas lights at Stanley Park, and downtown, and watch the carol ships, and we wanted a nice hotel to overnight in.
The staff were great and helped me with my special room request without any hassle. I requested a partial ocean view room on the top floor and that is exactly what we got! Thank you BWPSands! Note though for ocean seekers, the ocean view is much more partial than what I was thinking. You can still see the ocean, but it is a peek a boo view between buildings. Honestly it was dark out when I got to my room, so really didn't miss out on any beach view.
I will point out the street noise on the "beach view" side of the building. It didn't bother me much, but it was quite noisy with the busses etc right outside. If you are a light sleeper, or not used to traffic noise, maybe try the quite side of the building.
The room was clean and well stocked with toiletries, housecoats, coffee etc. The beds were comfy and clean. There were complimentary newspapers awaiting guests on the console by the elevator in the morning. The rooms were quiet. And parking was very reasonably priced.
My parents are already planning their next trip to Vancouver and they have said they will be staying at this hotel, without any hesitation.
Was a great stay, with great value, all adding to a great Christmas time memory for me.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Hotel Vancouver
- Best Western Vancouver
- Vancouver Best Western