Great location: Property in need of updating
30/11/2018 Sonny W, London, United Kingdom
From the outside, it looks like it's been transplanted from '50s Vegas, and the inside seems to continue that theme. The lobby is tiny and ever-so dark... a lack of natural light is compounded by the ... more
From the outside, it looks like it's been transplanted from '50s Vegas, and the inside seems to continue that theme. The lobby is tiny and ever-so dark... a lack of natural light is compounded by the heavy use of dark woods and wall coverings from tan equally miserable colour palette.
The rooms, thankfully are bathed in natural light, courtesy of windows that run the full width of the room. The room itself continues the same dated theme and is slightly on the small side (feeling a bit cramped with two people sharing the room.
The beds and pillows were comfortable, though the bed nearest the window (twin room) is in direct line of the vent from the air conditioning unit, so that bed (or side of bed) can get very uncomfortably cold. Another problem with the room, is that the windows collect condensation like there's no tomorrow... on the first night, I actually thought I'd left the window open during a nighttime rainstorm!
The bathroom, continues the dated feel with lights that appear to have been taken from a saloon bar from the 1800's mid west. Add to this faded salmon tiles next to nicotine coloured wallpaper, and you get the gist. Almost thankfully, its a small room, and could do with more counter space, especially if there's two people in the room.
The comfortable bed and pillows will mean that this property will remain on my list of places to stay in Vancouver, but will need to be very competitively priced to warrant a return visit.
Parking is provided on site for an additional charge less
BWSandsGM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review
Thank You for the review of the property. I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us although you felt the decor was out dated. We are in the second phase of our renovations and we have recently started work on the bathrooms. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver when we have our bathrooms completed.