Executive Plaza Coquitlam is located just off the Lougheed Highway and a 10-minute drive from the Trans-Canada Highway. The are several shops and restaurants within a few blocks and Lougheed SkyTrain Station is a 5-minute walk away. These features may appeal to those wanting a hotel within walking distance of public transit, shopping and dining. The business centre and meeting and conference facilities may also make it a good choice for business travellers.
This 100% non-smoking hotel offers 140 rooms over 11 floors. Standard rooms include a TV, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer, a coffeemaker, a data port and either two double beds or one king bed. Upgraded rooms feature a desk, a jetted tub, a balcony and a king bed. Suites feature a separate living room area with sofabed, a kitchenette and one queen bed. Room service and free Wi-Fi are available in every room. Local calls are $1 each. Pets are not allowed.
Amenities at this hotel include a business centre, meeting and conference facilities, an outdoor tennis court, a sauna, a fitness centre, and outdoor pool and hot tub (both of which may be closed during bad weather). On-site dining options include Copper Club Restaurant, open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Copper Club Lounge open for lunch and dinner. Self-parking costs $8.50 per day.
Lougheed Mall is a 10-minute walk away while IKEA Coquitlam can be reached in 10-minutes by car. Burnaby Lake Park is a 10-minute drive from the hotel. Both British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and Metropolis at Metrotown (British Columbia's largest shopping mall) are each a 20-minute drive away. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Terminal can both be reached in about 40-minutes by car. (All distances and travel time estimates: Google Maps)
Verified by hotel staff on January 10, 2013: 100% non-smoking, 11 floors, pets not allowed, free Wi-Fi, local calls are $1 each, parking is $8.50 per day, on-site amenities include a fitness centre, sauna, outdoor tennis court, outdoor pool and hot tub (both weather dependent), no free breakfast with standard rate, on-site restaurant open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, on-site lounge open for lunch and dinner.
Many reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the staff, the location and the value.
The staff were complimented by many guests for being friendly and helpful. Some mentioned that they were very personable and went out of their way to be welcoming and attentive.
Many guests appreciated that there were several restaurants in the immediate area. Guests also appreciated that the Lougheed SkyTrain Station, several shops and Lougheed Mall were all within walking distance. Some felt that the hotel's location provided easy access to Vancouver via car or SkyTrain and was convenient for doing business in both Coquitlam and Burnaby.
Some guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the price they paid. The on-site pool and restaurants along with the inclusion of complimentary Wi-Fi were all felt to have added to the overall value.
Although many reviews used for this analysis were positive, there were several negative points that focused on the hotel's need for upgrades, bad Wi-Fi connection and poor housekeeping.
Some guests felt the hotel could use upgrades. The fitness centre, linens, pillows, carpets, heating and cooling system, furniture, fixtures and bathrooms were all areas that were pointed out as needing to be replaced, repaired or updated.
Some guests complained that the Wi-Fi connection was slow and, at times, difficult to connect to.
Many guests felt their room was not as clean as they would have liked. Dirty bathrooms with mildew or mold in the bathtub was a common complaint, as was dusty furniture and stained linens.
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #3 out of 4 and rated it 3.5 out of 5, based on 81 guest reviews.
Booking.com rated this hotel 7.9 out of 10 based on 15 guest reviews.
Hotels.com rated this hotel 3.9 out of 5 based on 127 guest reviews.
Hotel called on January 10, 2013 to verify some information.