Best Western Plus Coquitlam Inn is located less than 1/2 km from the Lougheed Highway and a 10-minute walk from the Lougheed SkyTrain Station. The hotel features an indoor pool, fitness centre and two on-site restaurants, which may appeal to those wanting a centrally located hotel with on-site dining and recreation. The business centre and meeting and conference facilities may also make it a good choice for those travelling on business.
This 100% non-smoking hotel offers 106 rooms over two floors. Standard room features include an LCD TV, an iPod docking station, a coffeemaker, a hair dryer, an iron and ironing board, a fridge, a desk, a safe, air conditioning and either one queen or two double beds. Upgraded rooms may feature a queen or a king bed, a jetted tub, a balcony and/or a courtyard view. One and two-bedroom suites may feature a jetted tub, a kitchen, a microwave and/or a sofabed. Theme suites may include a jetted tub.
Room service and free Wi-Fi, wired internet, local calls and daily newspaper are available in every room. Up to two dogs are allowed in certain rooms for an additional $25 per night and must be arranged in advance directly with hotel.
Amenities at this hotel include an indoor pool, a hot tub, a sauna, a fitness centre, meeting and conference facilities, a business centre, a tropical garden courtyard and an on-site liquor store. On-site dining options include Rockwell's Bar and Grill, open for dinner (and brunch on Sundays) and The Pantry Restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Free parking is available to all guests.
There are several shops and restaurants within a 10-minute walk of the hotel. Lougheed Town Centre shopping mall and IKEA Coquitlam can each be reached in under 5-minutes by car. Burnaby Lake Park is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Simon Fraser University is about a 15-minute drive away, while British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Metropolis at Metrotown (British Columbia's largest shopping mall) are each about a 20-minute drive away. The Trans-Canada Highway can be access in less than 10-minutes by car.
Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Terminal can both be reached in 35 to 40 minutes by car, depending on traffic. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by hotel staff on January 21, 2013: Free parking, up to two dogs are allowed in certain rooms for an additional $25 per night and must be arranged in advance directly with hotel.
The majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the rooms, the staff, the location and the amenities.
Many guests felt that the rooms were clean, spacious and well-maintained. Some thought the beds were comfortable and that the rooms were quieter than expected, although there was some different opinion on this (see below for details).
The staff were complimented by many guests for being friendly, helpful and accommodating.
Some guests felt that the hotel was centrally located and offered easy access to the surrounding area including Coquitlam, Burnaby, New Westminster and Vancouver. Having a SkyTrain station and mall nearby was also a plus.
The central tropical courtyard was a highlight for some. Guests mentioned that it was unique and created a nice ambiance. Guests appreciated the pool area and also enjoyed the food at the on-site restaurants.
Although the majority of reviews used for this analysis were positive, some negative comments focused on noise and the layout of the hotel.
While some felt the rooms were quiet, others were disturbed by noise from guests in adjacent rooms, the courtyard area or outside corridors.
Some guests did not like that some rooms in the hotel were interior facing, with the only windows looking inwards toward the courtyard. One also mentioned that it was an inconvenience that some rooms were only accessible from outside, requiring one to walk outdoors to get to the lobby or pool area. The lack of elevator was also a problem for a few.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #1 out of 4 hotels and rated it 4.5 out of 5, based on 98 guest reviews.
Booking.com rated this hotel 8.3 out of 10 based on 33 guest reviews.
Hotels.com rated this hotel 4.3 out of 5 based on 67 guest reviews.
The author called the hotel on January 21, 2013 to verify some information.