Hotel Overview

Guests looking for the best in quality and service at hotels in downtown Vancouver don't need to look any further.

Our Vancouver hotel is well-known for friendly customer service and well-appointed rooms. We're close to a variety of must-see attractions. The top destinations are a short walk away, so guests can quickly get to know the local neighborhood. The best accommodations in Vancouver come with a competitive price and plenty of perks.

There are over 200 restaurants within walking distance, and our helpful staff is happy to provide recommendations. Enjoy all that downtown Vancouver has to offer, from museums and galleries to boutiques and cafes. Guests that are looking for discovery and wonder during their stay can visit the nearby Vancouver Aquarium, Science World and Maritime Museum.

Guests at this Vancouver hotel will also delight in the charming natural surroundings, such as Stanley Park, English Bay, English Bay Beach, and Grouse Mountain. Looking for some retail therapy? Granville Island, Robson Street and Pacific Center are all a short distance from this Vancouver hotel.

Those on business are ensured that they can make the most of their trip, because the financial district, Saint Paul's Hospital and the Vancouver Convention Centre are all close by. You can also do business at the Best Western Plus Sands in one of our meeting rooms. Travel with ease while staying at this Vancouver hotel. Vancouver International Airport is just 15 kilometers away.

Enjoy well-appointed rooms complete with quality amenities and bedding. The warm, welcoming staff of our Vancouver hotel is happy to help guests plan a day filled with sightseeing and discovering the best local shopping and dining.

Book your upcoming stay at Best Western Plus Sands today! Enjoy your stay.

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Hotel Amenities

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Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Modified Breakfast Service & Selections (varies by hotel)

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $14.00 per day with a $100 per week maximum.
Child Policy
Children 12 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 0.02 kilometer(s) from Royal Bank
  • 1.00 kilometer(s) from TD Bank
  • 2.00 kilometer(s) from St. Paul's Hospital
  • 2.00 kilometer(s) from Molson Canada, brewery
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from Vancouver General Hospital
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from Convention center


  • 1.25 kilometer(s) from Vancouver Aquarium
  • 2.75 kilometer(s) from Vancouver Opera
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from Vancouver Art Gallery
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from Maritime Museum
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from Vancouver Museum
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from Queen Elizabeth Theatre
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from Vancouver Cruise Terminal
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from Macmillan Planetarium
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from Yaletown
  • 3.00 kilometer(s) from Roger Arena & BC Place, catch the NHL's Vancouver Canucks and the British Columbia Lions
  • 4.00 kilometer(s) from Gastown, a designated historic site hosting the world's first steam clock.
  • 4.00 kilometer(s) from Vancouver Police Museum
  • 4.50 kilometer(s) from Science World
  • 5.00 kilometer(s) from China Town
  • 6.00 kilometer(s) from Hastings Park Racecourse
  • 6.00 kilometer(s) from Queen Elizabeth Park
  • 7.00 kilometer(s) from National Bailey Stadium
  • 7.00 kilometer(s) from Van Dusen Gardens
  • 8.00 kilometer(s) from Capilano Suspension Bridge
  • 8.00 kilometer(s) from Ballantyne Cruise Terminal
  • 9.00 kilometer(s) from Pacific National Exhibitition
  • 13.50 kilometer(s) from Museum of Anthropology


  • The Park at English Bay, on premises, full service, International, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner. The Park is dedicated to providing the best British Columbia has to offer fresh meats, sustainable seafood, and locally sourced produce has been coupled with an evolving beer program showcasing the best of craft brewing from Vancouver, Vancouver Island and beyond the West Coast. Whether you are meeting friends, celebrating a milestone, or sharing an intimate night with a new flame, The Park has something for everybody. Offering full breakfast, lunch, dinner, late night snacks and weekend brunch.
  • Adjacent to Bayside Lounge, bar/lounge, Pacific Rim, open for: lunch, dinner, is one of the west end's coolest and sleekest nightspots. Chill out with nightly drink specials, DJs and a stunning view of English Bay. Serving lunch and dinner daily. BC Liquor Laws Require Patrons of the Bayside Lounge to be of legal age to enter.
  • Across the street from Raincity Grill, full service, Pacific Rim, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, fresh, local ingredients sourced within 100 Kilometers of the restaurant. True west coast cuisine in a fantastic setting.
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Mac's Convenience Stores, snack bar, American, open for: lunch, confectionery store
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Boathouse, full service, seafood, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Milestones, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner
  • 0.02 kilometer(s) from Tanpopo, full service, Japanese, open for: lunch, dinner, all you-can-eat sushi.


  • 11.00 kilometer(s) from University of British Columbia
  • 20.00 kilometer(s) from BCIT
  • 20.00 kilometer(s) from Simon Fraser University, Burnaby campus

Nearby Cities

  • 15.00 kilometer(s) from Richmond
  • 15.00 kilometer(s) from Burnaby
  • 20.00 kilometer(s) from Coquitlam
  • 100 kilometer(s) from Whistler
  • 100 kilometer(s) from Victoria


  • 0.02 kilometer(s) from Ocean Kayaking
  • 0.03 kilometer(s) from Biking
  • 0.03 kilometer(s) from Stanley Park
  • 0.08 kilometer(s) from Bicycle Rentals
  • 1.00 kilometer(s) from Vancouver Aquatic Centre
  • 6.50 kilometer(s) from Golfing
  • 7.00 kilometer(s) from Ambleside Beach, quiet beach, dog friendly
  • 9.00 kilometer(s) from Lacarno Beach, family beach
  • 9.50 kilometer(s) from Playland Amusement Park, exhibitions, concerts and more.
  • 10.00 kilometer(s) from Langara Golf Course
  • 10.00 kilometer(s) from Grouse Mountain
  • 14.00 kilometer(s) from Cypress Mountain Ski Hill
  • 20.00 kilometer(s) from Mount Seymour Ski Hills


  • 0.06 kilometer(s) from Robson Street
  • 1.00 kilometer(s) from Granville Island
  • 1.00 kilometer(s) from Pacific Center Mall
  • 2.00 kilometer(s) from Commercial Drive
  • 5.00 kilometer(s) from Punjabi Market, Main St. between 41st and 70th Ave.
  • 6.00 kilometer(s) from Vancouvers Main Street, numerous antique stores
  • 15.00 kilometer(s) from Metrotown Center


  • 0.10 kilometer(s) from BC Transit stop, offering direct access to Robson Street, Davie Street, downtown and connections for other transit routes including the three Sky train routes and Sea Bus, five kilometers from Ballantyne Pier/Cruise Terminal
  • 15.00 kilometer(s) from Vancouver International Airport
  • 4.00 kilometer(s) from Pacific Central Station, train and bus station for Via Rail, Amtrak and Pacific Coach Lines. Conveniently located at the Main Street/Science World Sky train stop.
  • 25.00 kilometer(s) from Horseshoe Bay Terminal, offering daily scheduled sailings to Nanaimo on Vancouver Island. This Ferry route is part of Trans Canada Highway number 1.
  • 0.01 kilometer(s) from Bus # 5, 6, 21 & 23