We checked in and upgraded on arrival to a balcony room with no hassles. The staff were extremely helpful and willing to assist at all times during our stay.
Our room was located on the top floor and overlooked English Bay. The room was clean and well kept.
There was construction work going on across the road from the hotel and the only thing we can’t say is that the whole view we had will still be there after construction.
The area around Davie Street is known for its gay community which made more sense to me when we arrived why the hotel advertised as gay friendly (I read gay as happy).
The hotel is well located to many restaurants, grocery stores and Robson Street for shopping. Also within walking distance to Stanley Park. We hired some bikes and rode it.
We also followed the bike trail and did a complete loop of Vancouver (False Creek). From Science World we negotiated our way across town to Gastown. The only downside was we ended up coming out at a part of West Hastings Street where there was a lot of derelicts and it was a little dirty and smelt like urine. Not a place I would want to be at night.
Overall our stay was pleasant and most enjoyable. Would highly recommend this hotel and location to anyone travelling to Vancouver.
- 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