Editor's Top 10 Picks

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Book from ~$101 CAD
Comfortable Vancouver-Mt Pleasant hotel with free Wi-Fi, free hot breakfast and free parking
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls, all-day coffee
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well-maintained
  • Guests liked the location for accessing public transit, restaurants and shopping in walking distance
  • The free breakfast was well-liked by the guest reviewers
  • Many reviewers indicated that they were likely to stay at this hotel again in the future
  • Many considered the hotel to provide good value
Cons
  • Some guests found the decor a little tired
  • Some guests said the parking lot was a little small and awkward for larger vehicles
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Book from ~$127 CAD
Good value hotel in north Burnaby with kitchenettes, free area shuttle and dining next door
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking, free local shuttle
  • Many guests said their rooms were clean with comfy beds
  • Numerous guests praised the staff for being knowledgable, helpful, warm and hospitable
  • Many lodgers found the hotel to be of good value
  • Guests said the location was quiet, but close to dining choices, downtown Vancouver, the highway and PNE
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noise from other guests
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Book from ~$180 CAD
Modern hotel near to restaurants in downtown Burnaby with good rates and outdoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Most reviewers were pleased with the hotel's location in relation to the SkyTrain, restaurants, and shopping
  • Several guests had positive experiences with the hotel's staff
  • The free breakfast was a source of many compliments by lodgers
  • Guests are offered free vouchers for the Steve Nash Fitness Club across the street
Cons
  • Some guest complained of noise transfer during their stay
  • A few guests were disappointed with their rooms
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Book from ~$174 CAD
Clean and comfy with balconies, tropical courtyard, restaurants & lounge, indoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, wired internet and parking
  • Many guests thought the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • The staff were complimented by many guests
  • Some guests liked that the hotel was centrally located, near the SkyTrain
  • Some guests appreciated the tropical courtyard, pool area and restaurants
Cons
  • Some guests complained of noise from other guests
  • Some guests did not like the hotel's layout
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Book from ~$233 CAD
North Vancouver-Lonsdale hotel near Sea Bus with restaurant, water views & jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests enjoyed their accommodations, and found them comfortable, clean and spacious
  • The staff was described by several as friendly and helpful
  • Guests found the location convenient in relation to the SeaBus Terminal, shops, restaurants, and attractions
Cons
  • Parking is $12 per day
  • Some guests had difficulty locating the hotel and its parking
  • A few reviewers had complaints of noise from adjacent rooms and the shipyard
  • A couple guests found the layout of the furniture to be inconvenient
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Book from ~$125 CAD
Hotel with free continental breakfast and parking, just off of Hwy 1
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, wired internet, continental breakfast and parking
  • Many guests felt the rooms were clean and comfortable
  • The staff were complimented by many guests
  • Some guests liked that the location offered quick access to Hwy 1
Cons
  • Many guests complained of traffic noise
  • Several guests felt that the hotel's carpets, windows and pool area could use upgrading
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Book from ~$95 CAD
Cozy boutique hotel in Vancouver's downtown with modern amenities and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's proximity to downtown and public transit
  • The hotel's staff were complimented on their helpful and knowledgeable service
  • Several lodgers enjoyed their clean and comfortable rooms
Cons
  • The hotel's lack of elevator was a challenge for a few lodgers
  • A few guests complained of small rooms and no air conditioning
  • Parking is 18.90 per night (includes taxes)
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Book from ~$140 CAD
Well-liked Westminster budget hotel near SkyTrain and river with restaurant & comfy beds
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many described the rooms as very clean with comfortable beds
  • Guests found this hotel affordable and good value
  • Guests found the staff pleasant and informative
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing the SkyTrain and restaurants
Cons
  • Public parking is $10 a day
  • Some guests felt inconvenienced to have to walk a ways to the parking lot
  • A few guests complained of noise disturbances from within and outside of the hotel
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Book from ~$305 CAD
Highly praised North Vancouver hotel with harbourfront views, restaurant and indoor pool
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, bicycle rentals, local calls, newspapers
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers described pleasant views of the harbour from their rooms
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many guests found the location ideal for exploring the downtown area on foot and for accessing the Vancouver ferry
  • Several reviewers praised the food at the on-site restaurant
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that the menu prices at the on-site restaurant were expensive
  • Parking is $15 plus tax per night
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Book from ~$105 CAD
Downtown Vancouver hotel in heritage building with clean rooms, free breakfast & free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast
  • Many guests found the location convenient for accessing downtown and waterfront attractions on foot
  • Many reviewers complimented the staff for their friendly and helpful service
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Several reviewers thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Beds were comfortable according to guests
Cons
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as small
  • Several guests thought that the neighbourhood surrounding the hotel was unsafe
  • Valet parking is $32.50 plus tax per night

8 Other Hotels Close to Simon Fraser University

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Popular Coquitlam hotel near SkyTrain with outdoor pool, restaurant and free massage
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, area shuttle, 15-min massage
  • Many guests found clean and comfortable rooms
  • The location was convenient to the highway, the SkyTrain, restaurants and shopping
  • Guests typically considered the hotel to provide good value
  • Many enjoyed the breakfast on site (not free)
Cons
  • Parking is $8.50 per day
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise transfer from other guests and the Foggy Dew pub which is attached
  • The staff received mixed reviews overall from guests
  • Several guests complained that the pool, sauna and hot tub did not open until 10 am
Location
Situated at the corner of a busy intersection in a commercial area between the towns of Coquitlam and Burnaby, the Executive Plaza is a 10-minute drive from the Burnaby campus.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The Lougheed SkyTrain Station is a 5-minute walk from the hotel. Guests can ride to Production Way-University Station and bus #145 will take them directly to the SFU Exchange on campus. Total travel time is approximately 18 minutes.
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6-minute walk to Holdom SkyTrain, reasonable rates and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • The location was convenient to transit and restaurants and several guests said the location suited their needs
  • The staff were helpful and cheerful, according to some reviewers
  • Some guests thought the rooms were spacious and clean
  • A few reviewers thought the price was reasonable
Cons
  • Some guests thought the hotel was in need of repair and described the hotel as rundown
  • A couple reviewers were disappointed with the kitchenettes
  • A few reviewers thought the decor was dated
Location
Located on a rural stretch of the Lougheed Highway, the Lake City Motor Inn is a 13-minute drive from campus.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The Holdom SkyTrain Station is visible from the hotel, at a 4-minute walk away. Total travel time including SkyTrain and bus #145 is approximately 30 minutes.
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Older Coquitlam motel on Hwy 7 with indoor pool & well-liked restaurant but mixed reviews
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, local calls
  • Guests liked the location, near to SkyTrain, the mall, restaurants and the highway
  • Some guests enjoyed the pool and found it clean
  • Guests very much liked the restaurant on site
  • Some found the hotel reasonably priced
Cons
  • No elevator to the second floor
  • Guests often complained of poor housekeeping
  • Many said the hotel was dated and in need of upgrades
  • Guests found Wi-Fi only worked in the lobby, but not in the rooms
  • Guests often complained of not getting the rooms or amenities they had booked
  • Bed bugs were cited by reviewers in 2013, 2014 and 2015
Location
Situated near a handful of shops on a busy, residential section of highway, the Ramada is a 13-minute drive from the school.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Transit from this hotel is not the most accessible, as the Lougheed SkyTrain is a 13-minute walk from the hotel. Nonetheless, total travel time to the school is approximately 35 minutes.
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Guests praised beautiful rooms, free breakfast and exceptional staff and service
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free full breakfast and free on-site parking
  • Many guests felt the service was exceptional and that the staff went above and beyond
  • The breakfast was favourable and many guests felt the selection and quality was great
  • Many guests were impressed with the general state of the rooms and descibed them as well-kept and clean
  • According to many reviewers, the hotel was conveniently located to restaurants, shops and attractions
Cons
  • One guest had an isolated noise complaint
Location
This heritage home B&B in a picturesque residential neighbourhood is just a 17-minute drive from Simon Fraser University.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Bus #144, which travels all the way to campus, is a 6-minute walk from the hotel. Total travel time is approximately 37 minutes.
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Book from ~$158 CAD
Cheap Burnaby hotel with clean rooms, nearby dining, free breakfast and free parking
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers said that the room rates were reasonable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests thought that the in-room kitchenettes were well equipped
  • A few reviewers found the location convenient for accessing downtown Vancouver by car or public transit
Cons
  • Many guests were disappointed by the selection at the free breakfast
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the hotel did not appear safe
Location
This basic hotel, situated within a 6-minute walk of the Robert Burnaby Park, is a 15-minute drive from the university campus.
Getting Around: Public Transit
TransLink Bus #123 is within a 6-minute walk of the hotel, and guests can travel northbound, transferring to the #144 at Canada Way and Burris Street. Total travel time is approximately 45 minutes.
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Overlooking Burrard Inlet, free breakfast, great staff and clean rooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and comfortable by many lodgers
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's picturesque locale and proximity to the ocean
  • Several reviewers were pleased with the level of customer service they received during their stay
Cons
  • A couple of guests recommended the hotel is suitable for those with a vehicle
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Book from ~$366 CAD
All-suite property, with free shuttle and massage service, outdoor pool
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free massage service and free shuttle service to local businesses and shopping centres
  • Many guests found the location central for accessing restaurants and shopping
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • Several reviewers described their rooms as clean and spacious
Cons
  • A couple of guests thought that their room was in need of upgrades
Location
Situated in a commercial plaza on the Lougheed Highway, the Executive Hotel is a full-service hotel with many business amenities available and is just a 17-minute drive from the university.
Getting Around: Public Transit
The Gilmore SkyTrain Station is a 3-minute walk from the hotel. Guests can catch the #145 bus from the Production Way - University SkyTrain for a total travel time of approximately 35 minutes to the school.
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Book from ~$299 CAD
Luxury southwest Burnaby hotel near casino with scenic views, fine dining & outdoor hot tub
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests praised the friendly and knowledgeable staff
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and spacious by numerous reviewers
  • Several travellers were pleased with the hotel's proximity to highway access and restaurants
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noisy air conditioning and small-sized rooms
  • Self-parking is $13 and valet parking is $16 per night
Location
Across the street from the Grand Villa Casino, the Delta Burnaby is an 18-minute drive from Simon Fraser University.
Getting Around: Public Transit
Willingdon Avenue and Canada Way is a 9-minute walk from the hotel, where guests have a couple different route options to get to the university. Either option will include at least one transfer and take almost 1 hour in travel time.

Tips For Staying Near Simon Fraser University

Location
Simon Fraser University's (SFU) main campus is on Burnaby Mountain, although SFU also has satellite campuses in Vancouver and Surrey. 

The main campus is surrounded by the lush parkland of Burnaby Mountain Park and Conservation area. The picturesque campus is flanked by a completely sustainable community, UniverCity.
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Getting Around: Driving
Downtown Burnaby and downtown Coquitlam are both a 23-minute drive in either direction, while downtown Vancouver is an approximate 25 minutes away by car and the Trans-Canada Highway is a mere 8-minute drive away.

The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is an approximate 45-minute drive from the school.

Simon Fraser University supports sustainable transportation and offers access to carpooling programs, whether for students or faculty, in order to reduce emissions while driving into school or work. Applications can be made online through online forms.
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Parking
Visitors to campus have a choice of underground or outdoor parking lots, with the biggest lots being outdoor. Rates start at $3.25 an hour, with a daily maximum of $13. A map of visitor lots can be found on the parking administration's website.

Students and faculty can purchase monthly permits as well. Rates vary depending on the lot and are on a tier system. For monthly rates and to purchase permits, visit the school website.
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Getting Around: Public Transit
Burnaby campus is linked to the Production Way-University and Sperling-Burnaby Lake SkyTrain Stations by frequent bus service. For more information on exact routes and directions, visit the school's website.

SkyTrain and bus fare are $2.75 per adult, per ride, in one zone. All of the below-mentioned hotels, which surround the Burnaby campus, are in the same zone. A two-zone ride fare is $4, while travel through three zones is $5.50. For more fare and route information, including a handy trip planner, visit the TransLink website.

Students can participate in a discounted UPass partnership between the university and TransLink. A full guide to eligibility, as well as how to pick up a UPass card, is available on the school's website.
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Getting Around: Biking
There are a number of cycling resources available at SFU, including bike racks and volunteer mechanics on campus. For a map of city or mountain trails, as well as links to resources available, visit the school's website.
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Entertainment
A number of inclusive and community involved events happen throughout the year, whether it's sporting events, tutoring for newcomers or performances, SFU aims to include the community in everything they do. For more information on the events happening at SFU, visit their website.
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Dining
There are a wide variety of dining options available on campus. Menus, maps and meal plan prices are available at the Dine On Campus website.
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