Editor's Top 5 Picks

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Book from ~$118 CAD
Well-liked and comfortable downtown London hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free breakfast
  • Many guests described their rooms as clean and comfortable
  • The staff were frequently complimented for their friendly service
  • Many reviewers praised the food and selection at the free breakfast
  • Several guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several reviewers found the hotel well located for exploring downtown on foot
Cons
  • A couple of reviewers noted noise transfer
  • Parking is $11 per day
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Book from ~$159 CAD
Historic luxury downtown London hotel with first-class service, indoor pool & fine dining
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free wired Internet
  • Guests staying in Signature Club rooms receive a free breakfast and free evening snacks
  • Many guests described their rooms as comfortable and well appointed
  • The staff gave first class service according to guests
  • Several guests enjoyed the indoor pool area
  • Guests raved over dinners and Sunday Brunch at the hotel
Cons
  • Self parking is $12 and valet parking is $20 per day
  • Several guests complained about noise disturbances from neighbouring rooms and the halls
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Book from ~$144 CAD
Highly praised London boutique hotel with modern decor across from Covent Garden Market  
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Sleek, modern decor, according to guests
  • Guests liked being within walking distance of a number of restaurants
  • Friendly, courteous staff, according to guests
Cons
  • Some guests were bothered by noise from other guests
  • A few guests complained about loud air conditioning units
  • No on-site parking, but guests can park across the street at Covent Garden Market
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Book from ~$132 CAD
Good value north London hotel with modern rooms, restaurant, lounge and outdoor patio
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free parking
  • Guests liked the park-like setting of this hotel
  • Guests received good customer service
  • Rooms were clean, according to guests
  • Those attending conferences at the hotel said the facilities were very good
Cons
  • Some guests were disappointed that there was no breakfast included with their room rate
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Book from ~$138 CAD
Downtown London all-suite hotel with full kitchens and off-site swimming pool and gym
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free wired Internet, free hot buffet breakfast
  • Accommodating, friendly staff, according to guests
  • Large, bright, clean rooms, according to guests
  • Safe neighbourhood, close to downtown, according to guests
Cons
  • Parking is $12 per day
  • Some guests thought the parking fee was excessive
  • Guests thought that having pool and gym facilities off-site was inconvenient

5 Other Hotels Close to University of Western Ontario

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5-minute drive from Western U, free breakfast, clean rooms, great restaurant
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free breakfast, free parking
  • Numerous guests enjoyed the hotel's peaceful locale and proximity to the University of Western and downtown London
  • Many lodgers praised their clean and comfortable rooms
  • The hotel's restaurant was complimented for its quality and service
Cons
  • A few guests reported spotty Wi-Fi, dim lighting and musty odours in their rooms
Location
Windermere Manor is situated in a private cul-de-sac on the northern section of campus, near The Research Park and TechAlliance of Southwestern Ontario. The nearest visitor parking lots (at Huron University College) are a 3-minute drive, or 13-minute walk away.
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Within walking distance of hospital, with a shared kitchen, lounge and bathrooms
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi and free parking
  • Many guests described their rooms and the property in general as clean
  • Many reviewers appreciated having access to the common kitchen facility
  • Many guests thought that the room rates were reasonable
  • Several guests found the location convenient for walking to the hospital
Cons
  • Several guests complained about having a shared bathroom
  • A few reviewers thought that this hotel had a dormitory atmosphere
Location
For those looking for a budget option, this guest house is just a 2-minute drive, or 13-minute walk from the centre of campus (at Huron University College).
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Book from ~$135 CAD
Downtown London all-suite hotel with living rooms, underground parking and free breakfast
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi, free continental breakfast, free pet stays
  • Many reviewers found the hotel well located for exploring downtown on foot
  • The staff were complimented for their friendly service by several guests
  • Several reviewers described the suites as comfortable, clean and spacious
  • A few guests appreciated the free breakfast
Cons
  • Underground parking is $12 per day
  • Several guests found the room interiors dated
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer from other rooms
Location
Surrounded by shops and restaurants in downtown London, this all-suite hotel is a 5-minute drive from the southern visitors' parking lots.
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Downtown London, good rates, mixed room reviews, public parking nearby
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Numerous guests praised the hotel's downtown location
  • The hotel's rates were found to be reasonable and low by many reviewers
  • Some lodgers were satisfied with their clean and spacious rooms
Cons
  • Some guests reported poor Wi-Fi signals/air conditioning
  • The lack of on-site parking was an issue for a few lodgers
Location
Centrally located on King Street in downtown London, this Knights Inn is an 8-minute drive from the southern visitors' parking lots.
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Book from ~$195 CAD
Good value but dated downtown London hotel at Convention Centre with well-liked restaurant 
Pros
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Many lodgers praised the hotel's downtown locale
  • The hotel's restaurant was complimented for its quality and service
  • Several guests were pleased with the level of customer service they received
  • The hotel's rooms were found to be clean and well equipped
Cons
  • A few lodgers complained of dated decor and worn fixtures
  • The hotel's parking was limited and expensive according to a few guests
  • Parking is $15 per day
Location
Next door to the convention centre and centrally located in downtown London, this Hilton is an 8-minute drive from the southern parking lots.

Tips For Staying Near University of Western Ontario

Location
The city of London is overrun with students and staff of the University of Western Ontario (AKA 'Western') during school months as the student body accounts for a population of approximately 24,000. Situated in the southern-most region of western Ontario, the school is bordered on its north and west by the Thames River.
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Getting Around
The campus itself encompasses 1,120 acres of land, with educational facilities at the core 418 acres. Walking from north to south of the campus could take an approximate 30 minutes.

A number of maps are available on their website, whether you're looking for a specific building floor plan, recreation or a general overview of this massive campus.

Downtown London can be reached in an approximate 10-minute drive, while the 401 Highway (Macdonald-Cartier Freeway) is an approximate 20-minute drive away. The London International Airport (YXU) is an approximate 17-minute drive from the school.

Public transit for the city of London is operated by the London Transit Commission (LTC) and a large number of routes serve the school. Single-ride fares are $2.75. All full-time UWO Students pay for a transit pass in their tuition, allowing them unlimited use of LTC. More information and route maps can be found on the LTC website.
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Parking
Parking throughout campus is by permit only. The parking map on their website outlines visitor lots and rates vary from $3 per hour at meters (no daily maximum) to $12 per day. More details on rates and lots can be found on the school's website.

Of course, students and faculty can purchase permits through parking services. 
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Entertainment
Featuring everything from concerts and recitals, to plays, there are a number of performance centres throughout campus. Students can take in a live show at any of these studios, or enjoy a movie screening or speech in one of the auditoriums. The McIntosh Gallery and ArtLab showcase art by students as well. More information on performances and arts spaces is available on their website.

Sports are a big part of campus culture, and the Western Mustangs bring home enough trophies to keep the masses rooting for their team. More information and game schedules can be found on the Mustangs website.

The campus recreation centre, a host of intramural sports teams and a pool, also provides students with a good way to stay fit throughout the school year.
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Dining
Feeding a campus this size requires a plethora of options, and UWO will not disappoint. There are so many locations that Western has created a dining app for students and faculty to take advantage of to find food near them. More information on eateries and the app and be found on their website.

Also on campus are a number of restaurants suitable for a business meeting, such as the Green Leaf Cafe and The Wave. The Spoke & Rim Tavern is the campus pub and members only can enjoy The Grad Club.

Students can take advantage of meal plan cards, which can be topped up by loving parents and are accepted at eateries throughout campus.
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