Best Western Plus Sands By The Sea Hotel  3 stars

1755 Davie Street, Vancouver, Canada, V6G 1W5  show mapSave
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The three-star Best Western Sands Hotel is perfectly nestled in the downtown Vancouver, within easy reach from the aquarium and large park.

This traditional American-style property includes spacious meeting facilities and parking.

The elegant 119 guest rooms are fitted with air conditioning and mini-bar.

Guests are provided with refined Pacific cuisine in two on-site restaurants.

Vancouver City Center SkyTrain Station is about 2.3km away.

Number of rooms   119.

City Center Vancouver - 3.5km
Airports Coal Harbour (CXH) - 1.9km, Vancouver Intl (YVR) - 10.8km
Train Stations Yaletown Roundhouse Skytrain Station - 2.0km, Olympic Village Station - 3.0km
Underground stations Waterfront Skytrain Station - 2.0km
Bus stop - 700 m
Restaurants Raincity Grill (Cuisine: American, Canadian) - 100 m, Checkers Bar & Grill - 10 m
Beaches English Bay Beach - 90 m, Sunset Beach - 590 m


Standard Queen Rooms feature queen bed, sofa bed, mini-fridge, free local calls, iPod clock radio, 37inch flat screen TV, air conditioner, voice mail, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer and high-speed wireless internet.

Double Queen Rooms have two queen beds, zero waste station and complimentary morning newspaper.

King Rooms include king bed, superior quality furnishings, sitting area and large work desk.

Premium Rooms are fitted with bathrobes, slippers, two flat screen TVs, balcony and luxury amenities.

Dining options

The Checkers Bar & Grill is a cozy sports bar with numerous monitors serving a great selection of beers, spirits, wines and light meals.

The Bayside Lounge offers martini and tasty cocktails with incredible ocean view and live DJ music.

A full breakfast is served and charges are applicable. 


Seven elegant meeting rooms accommodating up to 150 guests are completed with audio-visual equipment.

High-speed wireless internet access is available throughout the property.

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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Pets allowed
  • Elevator
  • Express check-out
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge.

Guest Parking

Public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is CAD 13.77 per day.

  • Bell staff/porter
  • Laundry
Dining facilities
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
Children's facilities
  • Video games
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Sauna
  • Fitness center
  • Exercise gym
  • Jacuzzi
Room view
  • Mountain view
  • Ocean view
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • Ironing facilities
  • LCD TV
  • Local calls
  • Voice mail
  • Bathtub
  • Pay TV
  • Work desk
  • Hair dryer
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Shower
  • Radio
  • Refrigerator
  • Toilet
  • Microwave
  • Balcony
  • Sofa bed
  • Connecting rooms
  • Bathrobe
  • Terrace
  • Dressing area
  • Living room



from  4 pm


until  11 pm

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 13 may stay at the price of CAD 7.50 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets are allowed on request.

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Standard Queen Rooms feature queen bed, sofa bed, mini-fridge, free local calls, iPod clock radio, 37inch flat screen TV, air conditioner, voice mail, iron and ironing board, coffee maker, hair dryer and high-speed wireless internet.

Double Queen Rooms have two queen beds, zero waste station and complimentary morning newspaper.

King Rooms include king bed, superior quality furnishings, sitting area and large work desk.

Premium Rooms are fitted with bathrobes, slippers, two flat screen TVs, balcony and luxury amenities.

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Bed type: Triple or Quad or Two Queen Size Beds
View: Ocean view, Mountain view

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      Best Western Plus Sands By The Sea Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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      • Tourist attractions
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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      City Center is about 3.4km away.

      Stanley Park, a beautiful seaside park is about 1.6km away.

      Vancouver Art Gallery, hosting historical and contemporary exhibitions of painting, sculpture and graphic arts is about 2km away.

      Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Center, a public aquarium is approximately 2.1km away.

      Tourist attractions
      • Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre
      Popular areas
      • Cypress Mountain
        200 m
      Monuments and Landmarks
      • Robson Street
        600 m
      • David YH Lui Assoc
        200 m
      • Roedde House Museum
        600 m
      • Bill Reid Museum Foundation
      • B C Book Prizes
      • H R Mac Millan Space Ctr
      • Museum District
      • Vancouver Maritime Museum
      • Vancouver Men's Chorus
      • 500 m
      • West End
        500 m
      • Queen Elizabeth Park
        500 m
      • Lumberman's Arch Booth
        600 m
      • West End Community Ctr
        600 m
      • Teahouse Restaurant
        800 m
      • Seasons in the Park Restaurant
        800 m
      • Vancouver Children's Farmyard
        800 m
      • Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden
      • Vancouver Aquatic Ctr
      Universities, Institutes
      • Vancouver Career College
        300 m
      • Advanced Education Council
      • Canadian College of English
      • Vancouver Language College
      • Asia Pacific Intl Graduate Sch
      • Iti Information Tech Inst
      • International Academic Inc
      Medical care and Hospitals
      • CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver
      • English Bay
        100 m

      Local Attractions

      • Granville Island
        1661 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
      • Christ Church Cathedral
        690 Burrard St., Vancouver
      • Vancouver Art Gallery
        750 Hornby St., Vancouver
      • Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest
        Springerville, AZ
      • Ballet BC
        677 Davie Street - 6th floor, Vancouver

      Near the hotel

      • English Bay
        70 m
        Denman and Davie Sts., Vancouver
      • English Bay Beach
        90 m
        Beach Ave., Vancouver
      • Vancouver Downtown
        660 m
        Vancouver, British ColumbiaCanada
      • Sunset Beach
        590 m
        Off of Burrard Street and Beach Avenue, Vancouver
      • Roedde House Museum
        640 m
        1415 Barclay St., Vancouver
      • Robson Street
        660 m
        Robson Street, Vancouver
      • Stanley Park
        West Georgia Street, Vancouver

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Raincity Grill

        72% likes this, based on 268 reviews
        Cuisine: American, Canadian
        Price Range: CAD 64 - CAD 64

        100 m
        1193 Denman St

        Phone: (604) 685-7337

      • Checkers Bar & Grill

        54% likes this, based on 39 reviews
        Price Range: CAD 12 - CAD 27

        10 m
        1755 Davie Street (Best Western Sands Hotel)

        Phone: 604.682.1831

      • The Park at English Bay

        73% likes this, based on 28 reviews
        Cuisine: American
        Price Range: CAD 38 - CAD 38

        10 m
        1755 Davie Street

        Phone: 604 682 1831

      • The Boathouse

        57% likes this, based on 231 reviews
        Cuisine: Seafood
        Price Range: CAD 53 - CAD 78

        110 m
        1795 Beach Ave

        Phone: 604-669-2225

      • Ginger Garlic Cuisine of India

        81% likes this, based on 25 reviews
        Cuisine: Indian

        20 m
        1738 Davie Street

        Phone: 604 558 1158

      Getting there.

      Vancouver International Airport is about 14.5km away.

      By car head south on Grant McConachie Way E, keep right at the fork, follow signs for Granville Street E/City Centre/Centre-ville/BC-99 N and merge onto SW Marine Drive, continue onto Granville Street, turn left onto Granville Street/Granville Bridge and take left onto Davie Street.

      Getting around.

      EB Davie Street/FS Denman Street‎ bus stop is only 50m away.

      Vancouver City Center SkyTrain Station is about 2.3km away.

      Vancouver Pacific Central Station is about 4.1km away.

      Best Western Plus Sands By The Sea Hotel Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Plus Sands By The Sea Hotel

      Average guest rating

      out of 10
      Based on 264 reviews

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      Individual guest reviews

      • Single

        This hotel is at an excellent location, where there is lots of causal dining, close to Stanley park, in an area where many people live, and in the vicinity of large grocery stores. As we were stranded due to air traffic problems, this was an excellent base for us, as the dining around the hotel was affordable and the hotel itself moderately priced. When I asked to get relocated from the room facing the busy street to a room on the backside, this was arranged quickly. The rooms and also the beds are very comfortable, and the bathroom small but sufficient.

        this hotel was excellent

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Reception staff were more then happy to help. Close location of bar / bistro an advantage and didn't hear much of the pub at night times

        House keeping entered our room despite a Do not disturb sign on door.. just a minor complaint in the schenme of things

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Location, room with a view.

        A little pricey ($200 per night).

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        I liked the location,comffortable beds, very effficient cleaning staff, laundry facilities and very helpful desk staff.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Very comfortable, with good facilities & with a great location if you want to avoid the city downtown area

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Location is perfect for the beach and sun sets. Easy walk to good restaurants. Very clean room with nice view of the bay from my window. Would stay with my family next time I visit Vancouver.

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        For first visit to Vancouver, location was excellent beside local transport and city tour stop.

        Charge for car parking

        • Average rating
      • Group of friends

        Very friendly and helpful staff at desk when we checked in. In fact, all staff we encountered were pleasant and helpful. Checkers had a nice breakfast, and better service than the Sylvia, where we also ate breakfast. Very nice location.

        Sink in room 424 didn't drain well, and the location, while beautiful, was very noisy (probably due to the fact that the weather was warm and folks were gathered outside to celebrate...into the wee hours!).

        • Average rating
      • Single

        All staff were very helpful and friendly. Outstanding cleaning staff. Great location, accessible to public transportation, even the the bus drivers deserve a kudos for being so helpful. The best vacation ever!!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Locality, Comfort, service this waqs a return stay after 10 years and it is better again

        AC in room was noisy and very old, probably has little use

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Location was excellent close to bay with excellent dining locations close by.

        Small bathrooms and some service problems at check in.

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        Close to both English Bay and to Stanley Park. Staff recommended "Fun Bus Tours Vancouver" for a city tour and they were excellant !

        • Average rating
      • Couple

        Fabulous location with public transportation at the doorstep! A short walk to the beach and to neighbourhood cafes. Terrific food at Checkers. The staff were great and very helpful with figuring out our day plans and transportation. Our room was super and the bed was very comfortable. Sound proofing could be much better, but that is the only negative. We will definitely go back!

        • Average rating
      • Older travelers

        I did not like the hotel. It was much to expensive for the value of the facilities.

        Quality of room, size of room, price of room, really everything

        • Average rating
      • Single

        Friendlt staff, good restaurant,clean comfortable rooms

        Rooms overlooking main street can be affected by street noise, trams etc but quitens off during night.

        • Average rating
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