Western University's campus is located in the northwest part of London, Ontario. There are a few hotels in the immediate vicinity of Western's main campus, but the larger selection of nearby hotels is actually located downtown. Downtown London is only 3-4km away and reasonably convenient to the campus, especially if you have a car so those hotels are also worth checking out. 


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Book from ~C$125 
Good value north London hotel with modern rooms, restaurant, lounge and outdoor patio
The Ivey Spencer Leadership Centre is a great option if you want to be close to Western University. It's one of the closest hotels near the campus, being less than 2km from Western University, and it's also one of the better hotels in London if you don't mind a quiet setting away from the downtown. Set on a large wooded property that includes walking trails, its park-like setting will make your stay feel more like a retreat. Many guests also found that the rest and relaxation extended to their clean and beautifully decorated rooms. There are a few dining rooms and lounges on the premises that offer both indoor and outdoor dining, with real chefs in the background producing quality meals. The hotel offers wonderful outdoor patio dining experiences in its beautiful setting of trees and flowers, complete with outdoor fireplace and heaters for chillier nights. Guests said that the staff of this hotel were exceptional and went out of their way to attend to guests' needs. Included in the already reasonable room rate are Wi-Fi and parking. Some guests were also delighted to find free refreshments provided all day at the coffee bar.
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, parking, shuttle to university, coffee and snacks, newspapers
  • Guests loved the grounds and peaceful setting
  • Rooms were clean and comfortable
  • Staff were welcoming and gave great service
  • Location was handy to the U of Western Ontario and downtown by car
  • Breakfast and other dining was very well liked
  • Conference and event facilities were very good
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
  • Great value according to guests overall
  • Some rooms lacked elevator access
  • Some guests complained of small and tired rooms
  • Some parts of the building were older and smelled musty
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Book from ~C$104 
Historic downtown London hotel with renovated rooms, indoor pool and popular brunch
A bit further away from Western University and located in the downtown area, the Delta Armouries will likely provide guests with a memorable experience due to its uniqueness, ambiance and historical significance. Built in 1905 as an armoury and training centre for Canadian soldiers, it was converted to a Delta hotel that provides a unique setting for their luxury brand. Indoor pool, lobby, dining room and some of the guest rooms on the lower floors carry this unique ambiance. On the outside, it looks like a castle. Guests enjoyed the spacious rooms, comfy beds with soft linens, glass elevator with views of London and great downtown location. 
  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were very clean and well appointed with very comfy beds
  • The staff were professional and very courteous said guests
  • Location was handy to downtown dining, shopping and major arteries
  • Guests often enjoyed the Sunday Brunch at the hotel
  • Self-parking is off site and $15 and valet parking is $20 per day
  • Occasionally, guests complained of noise caused by other guests
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Book from ~C$91 
Well-liked and comfortable downtown London hotel with free breakfast and free Wi-Fi

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, hot breakfast, local calls, newspapers
  • Rooms were clean, well appointed, with comfortable beds
  • Location was an easy walk to good restaurants, Budweiser Gardens, bus stops and train station
  • Staff were very helpful and accommodating
  • Breakfast was enjoyed for its variety and quality
  • Guests found the hotel well priced
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent by guests
  • Parking is $13.55 per day
  • Parking was limited at times and the underground parkade was tight for larger vehicles with stair access only to the lobby
  • Occasionally guests were disturbed by noise from guests in hallways and outside traffic
  • Some thought the downtown area was a little depressed
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Book from ~C$238 
Highly praised London boutique hotel with modern decor across from Covent Garden Market  

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, local and long distance calls in North America
  • Rooms were clean and comfy with modern decor
  • Location was well liked, near lots of dining and entertainment
  • Staff were friendly, helpful and informative
  • Wi-Fi was rated as excellent
  • Restaurant was well liked by guests
  • Good value according to many guests
  • No on-site parking, but guests can park across the street at Covent Garden Market for about $15 per night
  • Some guests felt uncomfortable in the area due to panhandlers and sketchy people milling about
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Book from ~C$130 
Highly praised downtown London hotel with large kitchenette suites and free hot breakfast

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, hot breakfast, lobby coffee bar, local calls, newspapers, passes to YMCA
  • Rooms were clean, apartment-like and comfortable
  • Location was an easy walk to restaurants and downtown attractions
  • Staff were courteous, professional and helpful
  • Breakfast was well liked with a good selection
  • Wi-Fi was rated excellent by guests
  • Parking is $15 per day
  • Some thought the rooms were a little dated
  • Occasionally guests complained of hearing traffic

5 Other Hotels Close to University of Western Ontario

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Book from ~C$115 
5-minute drive from Western U, free breakfast, clean rooms, great restaurant
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.
  • 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
  • A few guests reported spotty Wi-Fi, dim lighting and musty odours in their rooms
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Book from ~C$64 
Within walking distance of hospital, with a shared kitchen, lounge and bathrooms
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).
  • 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
  • Several guests complained about having a shared bathroom
  • A few reviewers thought that this hotel had a dormitory atmosphere
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Book from ~C$88 
Downtown London all-suite hotel with living rooms, underground parking and free breakfast
Surrounded by shops and restaurants in downtown London, this all-suite hotel is a 5-minute drive from the southern visitors' parking lots.
  • 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
  • Underground parking is $12 per day
  • Several guests found the room interiors dated
  • Some guests complained of noise transfer from other rooms
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Downtown London, good rates, mixed room reviews, public parking nearby
Centrally located on King Street in downtown London, this Knights Inn is an 8-minute drive from the southern visitors' parking lots.
  • 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
  • Some guests reported poor Wi-Fi signals/air conditioning
  • The lack of on-site parking was an issue for a few lodgers
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Book from ~C$192 
Good value but dated downtown London hotel at Convention Centre with well-liked restaurant 
Next door to the convention centre and centrally located in downtown London, this Hilton is an 8-minute drive from the southern parking lots.
  • 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
  • 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

Tips For Staying Near University of Western Ontario

Especially during the school year, the 25,000+ students and staff of Western University account for a substantial proportion of the city's 360,000 population. The university was formerly (and is still legally) known as the 'University of Western Ontario', but the university rebranded itself as 'Western University' in 2012. Western is also home to the Richard Ivey School of Business, which as of 2013 is referred to simply as the 'Ivey Business School'. 
Western University is located in the city of London, Ontario, which is in the southwestern part of Ontario, approximately equidistant between Windsor and Toronto along the 401 highway. The University campus is broadly located in London between Windermere Road to the North, Richmond St to the East, by Oxford St in the South and by Wonderland Road in the West. It is about 4km north and west of downtown London.
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.
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. 
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.
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.