Ask for top floor with ocean view and balcony
Location is amazing - 1 block to sea wall, close to Stanley Park and next to Denman St for food. It has been renovated, but all rooms have very thin walls and single pane windows. Bring ear plugs and ... more
Location is amazing - 1 block to sea wall, close to Stanley Park and next to Denman St for food. It has been renovated, but all rooms have very thin walls and single pane windows. Bring ear plugs and Ask for a room on the top floor (floor 5) with a balcony to watch the sunset from. They are a little more expensive but the top floor has larger windows and they are much quieter without anyone walking above you. Being further up you don’t get the traffic or bar noises as much (especially important on sport event nights). On the north side of the building the rooms all have air conditioner hanging out of the window which are very loud, so ask for an ocean view room facing Davie Street which have been updated with bay windows that incorporate the hvac instead. The ocean view rooms were all full when we arrived, so we had a north side 5th floor room (507) - photos below. It overlooked the parking area instead of the ocean. Comes with a mini fridge, mini microwave and single cup coffee dispensers. With Covid there were no open amenities in the hotel, and no housekeeping services. There was a $2.50 per day environmental fee and $20/day parking, and they allowed us to keep our car in the parking lot after checking out, until 4 pm that day while we explored the city. 2 nights (3 days) is only 2 days of parking fees. The parking lot is outdoors. less
, General Manager at Best Western Plus Sands, responded to this review
Thank you for the review of the Sands. I am glad you enjoyed your stay at our hotel and the view from the 5th floor after the move. I am glad you enjoyed all of the amenities in the room. We look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Vancouver and you can explore our beautiful city once again.