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Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam

7.8 | Good | #2 out of 3 hotels in Coquitlam

Popular Coquitlam hotel near SkyTrain with outdoor pool, restaurant and free massage

  • Free amenities: Wi-Fi, wired Internet, area shuttle, 15-min massage
  • Many guests found clean and comfortable rooms
  • The location was convenient to the highway, the SkyTrain, restaurants and shopping
  • Guests typically considered the hotel to provide good value
  • Many enjoyed the breakfast on site (not free)
  • Parking is $8.50 per day
  • Occasionally guests complained of noise transfer from other guests and the Foggy Dew pub which is attached
  • The staff received mixed reviews overall from guests
  • Several guests complained that the pool, sauna and hot tub did not open until 10 am
Free Wi-Fi
Free Internet
Editor's Review
Updated Sep 15, 2015
Executive Plaza Coquitlam is located just off the Lougheed Highway and 35 minutes to downtown Vancouver by car. There are several shops and restaurants within a few blocks and Lougheed SkyTrain Station is an 8-minute walk away. These features may appeal to those wanting a hotel within walking distance of public transit, shopping and dining. The corporate club rooms with executive desks, data ports and in-room safes, and the hotel's meeting and conference facilities may also appeal to guests travelling on business.

This smoke-free and pet-free hotel offers 140 rooms over 11 floors. All rooms include free Wi-Fi, a HDTV with cable and pay-per-view movies, a coffeemaker, data ports, a safe, an iron and ironing board, a hair dryer and climate control.  Rooms are furnished with 2 double beds, 1 queen bed or 1 king bed. Room extras include views of Fraser River and mountains, a large work desk with ergonomic chair, a second TV, a mini-fridge, a microwave, a wet bar (sink with counter) a double jacuzzi, a balcony, a separate living room with sofabed, a mini-kitchen (mini-fridge, microwave, sink), floor-to-ceiling windows and spacious patios.  

Secured underground parking costs $8.50 per day. A free area shuttle service is available to guests, but subject to availability.

The Wild Fig Restaurant, is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, a daily Happy Hour and provides room service. The hotel offers a Piano Lounge featuring live entertainment. 

Amenities at this hotel include an outdoor pool, outdoor hot tub, an outdoor tennis court, a fitness centre, a steam room, a business centre, free newspapers meeting and conference facilities. A cold wine and beer store in also on site. Guests can make an appointment for a complimentary 15-minute massage, Monday through Friday at the hotel's wellness centre.

Lougheed Town Centre mall is a 10-minute walk away while IKEA Coquitlam can be reached in 7-minutes by car. Burnaby Lake Park is a 9-minute drive from the hotel. The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) is a 16-minute drive and Metropolis at Metrotown (British Columbia's largest shopping mall) is 22 minutes away by car. Vancouver International Airport (YVR) and BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Terminal can both be reached in about 40-minutes by car. (All travel time estimates: Google Maps)

Confirmed with the front desk on September 15, 2015: parking is $8.50 per day, the area shuttle service is free but subject to availability, jacuzzis hold 2 persons, all rooms have climate control or air conditioning
The Good
Many reviews used for this analysis were positive and focused on the rooms, the location and the value.

Many guests appreciated that there were several restaurants in the immediate area. Guests also appreciated that the Lougheed SkyTrain Station, several shops, a grocery store and Lougheed Mall were all within walking distance. Some felt that the hotel's location provided easy access to Vancouver via car (35 minutes) or SkyTrain (50 minutes) and was convenient for doing business in both Coquitlam and Burnaby. One guest said it provided easy access to the North Shore.

Some guests thought that the hotel offered good value for the price they paid. The on-site pool and restaurant along with the inclusion of complimentary Wi-Fi were all felt to have added to the overall value.

Several guests were well pleased with the breakfast buffet. They described it as delicious and great and some felt it was a reasonable cost.

Many guests were satisfied with their rooms. They typically appraised them as clean and comfortable. Some were pleased to have a mini-fridge and beautiful views from their rooms
The Bad
There were some complaints online from guests who were less than satisfied with their stays.

Although many guests found attentive and accommodating staff, there were also many complaints about them being rude, not knowing how to deal with complaints and being unwilling to answer questions about the hotel and surrounding area.

Several guests complained about the noise from the Foggy Dew restaurant and bar that is attached. Other noise complaints cited by guests were: the SkyTrain, the highway, and guests in the hotel hallways.

Occasionally guests found minor maintenance issues in the rooms, uncomfortably hard beds and noisy AC units.

Some guests mentioned having difficulty scheduling the free area shuttle. Also because the pool and hot tub did not open until 10 am, guests who were checking out felt it was difficult to get a swim in the morning.
Show Sources
TripAdvisor.com ranked this hotel #2 out of 4 and rated it 4 out of 5, based on 228 guest reviews.

Booking.com rated this hotel 7.6 out of 10 based on 85 guest reviews.

Expedia.ca rated this hotel 3.9 out of 5 based on 451 guest reviews.

Editor's Analysis by Steph J.
Analyzed by Steph J.
Stephanie lives on Vancouver Island, BC, where she enjoys all things West Coast. She has daydreamed about travelling since childhood and has visited over a dozen countries since, but Canada is always at the top of her list.
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hotels in Coquitlam

The average guest rating for Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam is 7.8 out of 10 based on 1833 reviews from past guests. This average guest rating ranks Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam at #2 out of 3 hotels in Coquitlam.

Map Marker Executive Plaza Hotel Coquitlam
405 North Road, Coquitlam, BC