My wife and recently stayed at the Sands over the August long weekend. Much has been said by other reviewers about the noise, thin walls etc however we didn't find that it was too bad at all considering it was the August long weekend, Pride Parade and Celebration of Light fireworks festival.
The room was clean and the bed comfortable however if you are thinking of using a water glass in the room please wash it first before using it. We had heard that some hotels wash the glasses in the room with whatever rag they have. In our case we marked a glass to see if we were receiving sanitized glasses or ? Unfortunately, our glass appears to have been rinsed and replaced with a fresh paper cap - so keep an eye on this.
Location was fantastic, service was good and overall we would go back to the Sands. Keep in mind that you may have to pay for parking which adds to the overall cost of the stay.
We tried Checkers restaurant on two occasions and found it underwhelming and would not go back. Although service was good on day and not so good the second, the brunch special was not and was cold as the burners had gone out. When we went back for breakfast on August 1st, we were not permitted to purchase the breakfast special because it was a holiday? I don't like being gouged so would choose White Spot on Georgia Street or another spot for breakfast before going back to Checkers.
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- 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
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