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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
Freebies
Free Wi-Fi
Free Breakfast
Free Parking
Editor's Analysis
Updated Oct 20, 2014
Overview
This pet-free property is situated among local businesses and is about a 6-minute walk from the Robert Burnaby Park (hiking trails and green space). Without recreational facilities or an on-site restaurant, this property is well suited for guests looking for a hotel with only basic amenities.

Both smoking and non-smoking accommodations are available. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and air conditioning. Rooms are furnished with one queen bed. Deluxe rooms also include a kitchenette that is equipped with a stove, fridge, sink and cookware. Suites at this hotel provide more spacious accommodations with a separate sitting area, kitchenette (fridge, stove, sink and cookware), a sofabed and a queen bed.

A free continental breakfast is served daily from a 7 am to 10 am. Guests found a well-liked Italian restaurant across the street.

This property also provides a 24-hour front desk, free coffee and tea, wake-up calls, and meeting space. Free parking is available on site.

The Metropolis at Metrotown Mall (largest shopping centre in BC) is 10 minutes away by car. Queensborough Landing (big box shopping and dining) and the Starlight Casino (table games, slots and live entertainment) are both about 13 minutes away by car.

The Trans-Canada Highway is about 6 minutes away by car and downtown Vancouver may be accessed within a 30-minute drive. The downtown area may also be reached via public transit and the nearest SkyTrain station is a 7-minute drive away. The Vancouver International Airport (YVR) is about a 30-minute drive away. (All walking and driving time estimates: Google Maps)

Verified by a front desk agent on January 3, 2013: Free Wi-Fi is available in the guest rooms. Pets are not permitted. A free continental breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am.
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The Good
Many guests described overall positive experiences at this property, among the reviews used for this analysis. 

Many reviewers indicated that they chose this hotel because of the budget room rates and many guests said that they were impressed with their stay given the money they spent.

The rooms were frequently described as clean and a couple of guests mentioned that their beds were comfortable. Several reviewers appreciated the in-room kitchenettes and described them as well equipped.

Many guests praised the staff for their friendly and helpful service.

A few reviewers found the hotel well located for accessing downtown Vancouver by car (via the Trans-Canada Highway) or by public transportation.

A couple of guests said that the Wi-Fi service was fast.
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The Bad
Among the reviews sourced for this analysis, guests seemed most disappointed by the selection at the free breakfast. Many reviewers thought that more breakfast items should have been offered and guests described the selection as including juice, tea, coffee and donuts or half bagels.

A couple of guests thought that the neighbourhood immediately surrounding the hotel did not seem safe (these guests did not provide detail to explain why they felt this way). 

One reviewer complained about smelling cigarette smoke in the halls, while another guest smelled cigarette smoke in her non-smoking room.
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Expedia.ca gave this hotel an average score of 2.9 out of 5, with 62% of 34 guests recommending the property.

TripAdvisor.ca ranked this hotel #9 out of 12 properties in Burnaby, with an average score of 3 out of 5 from 60 reviews.

Booking.com gave this property an average score of 7.1 out of 10 based on 54 guest reviews.

Verified by a front desk agent on January 3, 2013: Free Wi-Fi is available in the guest rooms. Pets are not permitted. A free continental breakfast is served daily from 7 am to 10 am.
Editor's Analysis by Scott B.
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Guest Reviews
6.2
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9 / out of 12
hotels in Burnaby

Rated 6.2/10 based on 982 reviews

Ranked #9 out of 12 hotels in Burnaby

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Map Marker Happy Day Inn
7330 6th Street, Burnaby, BC