Editor's Top 3 Picks

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$170 CAD
Popular Guelph hotel with indoor pool and waterslide, private jacuzzis and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free breakfast, free parking, free Wi-Fi and free wired internet
  • Rooms were clean and spacious, beds were comfy, according to guests
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their welcoming and knowledgeable service
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Pool and hot tub clean and well maintained, said guests
  • A couple of reviewers thought the location was convenient to the 401 and downtown Guelph
  • Good value and reasonable room rates, according to a couple of reviewers
  • Rooms are well-equipped with mini-fridges, iPod docks, and desks with task chairs
Cons
  • A couple of guests were disturbed by noisy guests in neighbouring rooms
  • A couple of reviewers thought that the pool area was small
  • Waterslide is open during specific times only
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$118 CAD
Favoured by guests for value and service, free hot breakfast and well-equipped rooms
Pros
  • Free breakfast, free parking and free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many reviewers praised the food at the free breakfast
  • The staff throughout the hotel were frequently complimented
  • A few guests mentioned that their beds were comfortable
  • A couple of reviewers thought that this hotel offered good value for the money they spent
  • All rooms come with mini-fridges and microwaves
Cons
  • A couple of guests found the in-room air conditioning units to be noisy
  • A couple of reviewers complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the halls
  • A couple of guests noticed stained carpeting in their rooms
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$149 CAD
Highly praised Guelph hotel with indoor pool and hot tub, kitchenette and jacuzzi suites
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • Many reviewers enjoyed the free breakfast's food quality and selection
  • Guests found the staff efficient, well mannered and very friendly
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing Guelph attractions by car and nearby restaurants on foot
Cons
  • A few guests mentioned noise disturbances from other guests

7 Other Hotels Close to University of Guelph

Editor's Picks
Book from ~$111 CAD
Well-liked Guelph hotel near university with outdoor pool, spacious rooms and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, parking, local calls
  • Conveniently close to the U of Guelph, shopping and restaurants
  • Many enjoyed clean, spacious and comfortable rooms
  • Staff were professional, efficient and friendly
  • Many guests enjoyed the free hot breakfast
  • Good value at this hotel, according to many guests
Cons
  • A few guests complained of noisy neighbours
  • Some guests felt that the hotel was starting to show its age
Location
Situated directly across the street from the arboretum, this Best Western is at the intersection of two major roads, Gordon Street and Stone Road W.  
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$152 CAD
Well-located Guelph hotel highly praised for comfy rooms, attentive service and fine dining
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well appointed
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and accommodating service
  • Several guests found the location convenient for accessing the University of Guelph campus on foot
  • Several reviewers praised the food served at the lunch buffet
Cons
  • A few reviewers thought that the on-site restaurant was understaffed
  • Overnight parking is $14 and valet parking is $24 per night
  • A few guests complained about the extra parking charges
Location
Also just across the street from the arboretum, the University of Guelph is within a 1-minute walk of this hotel.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$106 CAD
Ten-minute walk from the University of Guelph, free breakfast, and clean rooms
Pros
  • Free breakfast, free parking, and free Wi-Fi
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and well maintained
  • Many reviewers found the location convenient for accessing Guelph University on foot
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few reviewers found their rooms to be quiet
Cons
  • A few guests thought that the front desk agents were unhelpful
  • A couple of reviewers found the in-room decor to be dated
  • A couple of guests complained that this hotel did not have an elevator
Location
Across the street from a commercial strip mall, this Days Inn is on the busy Gordon Street, just a 3-minute drive from campus.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$156 CAD
Clean rooms with heated bathroom floors, a 5-minute drive to the University of Guelph
Pros
  • Free Wi-FI, free parking
  • Good customer service, according to guests
  • Guests liked this hotel's proximity to shopping and restaurants
  • Clean, spacious rooms according to guests
Cons
  • A few guests complained about noise disturbances
Location
This newly renovated Holiday Inn is just a 5-minute drive from the school.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$81 CAD
Older downtown Guelph hotel with free Wi-Fi and parking, but many complaints
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking
  • Some guests appreciated the cheaper room rates of this hotel
  • Several guests considered the hotel rooms to be serviceable
  • Location was handy to restaurants and bars and public transit
Cons
  • Some guests felt this hotel was too dirty and run down to feel comfortable
  • Noise from guests, trains and buses a problem for some
  • Some felt this area of downtown was sketchy
  • Some had difficulties with staff not honouring their online reservations, or levying extra charges
Location
Across the street from the Guelph Railway Station, and surrounded by offices and shops in the Old City, this hotel is just a 5-minute drive from the school.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$182 CAD
Highly praised Guelph hotel with indoor pool, kitchen & jacuzzi suites and free breakfast 
Pros
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, breakfast, parking, light dinners Tues to Thurs
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean
  • Many reviewers praised the food and selection at the free breakfast
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • A few reviewers thought that their in-suite kitchens were well equipped with appliances
Cons
  • A few guests complained that there were no amenities (such as restaurants) within walking distance
Location
At the end of an industrial road, just off of the Hanlon Parkway, this all-suite hotel is an approximate 10-minute drive from campus.
Editor's Picks
Book from ~$99 CAD
Budget hotel with friendly staff and good breakfast, but many complaints
Pros
  • Free breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and free parking
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly and helpful service
  • Several guests praised the food at the free breakfast
  • Some guests were pleased to have mini-fridges and microwaves in their rooms
Cons
  • Many guests thought that the in-room decor and furnishings were worn and in need of upgrades
  • Mixed reviews by guests regarding cleanliness of rooms and comfort of beds
  • Several guests said their rooms smelled musty or of cigarette smoke
  • A few reviewers were disturbed by noise from partying guests
  • A couple of guests said this hotel provided poor value
  • Many reviewers said they would not return
Location
This budget option is located on a major thoroughfare in an industrial business neighbourhood, just a 12-minute drive from campus.

Tips For Staying Near University of Guelph

Location
The University of Guelph has a sprawling main campus of 1,223 acres in downtown Guelph.

It also has Ontario Agriculture College satellite campuses in Guelph, Kemptville and Ridgetown, and in French at Campus d’Alfred. A campus, Guelph-Humber, is also located at Humber College in Toronto as a partnership between the two schools. 
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Getting Around
Prospective students and their parents are welcome to register for a guided tour, or visit during College Royal in March, an annual open house that is the largest in North America, featuring a number of fun and interactive events.

For those looking to orient themselves prior to arrival, an interactive campus map can be found on their website.

A self-guided walking tour is available with information on all of Guelph's historical buildings and information about the names behind the buildings. The tour is perfect for those with mobile devices with data enabled, or to be done at home. Information and the tour can be found on their website.

Guelph Transit services the campus via a number of routes. Detailed information for Guelph students can be found on their website. Guelph students can use their student ID card as a bus pass, as long as the sticker validating their enrollment is on the card. Single-ride adult fares are $3 and an unlimited-use day pass can be purchased for $7.25.

The Old City of Guelph is a 6-minute drive from the school, and the nearest airport is Toronto's Pearson International (YYZ) at a 50-minute drive away. 
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Parking
There is plenty of visitor's parking on campus, and guests are recommended to park in the P31 lot on South King Road. Rates are $2 an hour and more information can be found on their website.
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Dining
With a wide range of menus and over 16 dining locations, Guelph offers students and guests access to a variety of food. For a map of food courts and retail shops, as well as menus, visit the Hospitality Services website.
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Entertainment
Located on campus is a 165-hectare arboretum, home to a large number of migratory birds, as well as other wildlife and a variety of tree and flower species. Maps for self-guided tours are available on their website, and regular guided tours are also available.

The Guelph Gryphons represent the school across a large number of inter-university sporting events. For a calendar of events, as well as more information about the school's fitness facilities, visit their website.
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