I had business on UBC's campus. I thought it would be easier to stay on campus than drive the 20 minutes from the airport. The website does not provide a lot of information regarding where to check-in or park. I arrived at 10pm, it was dark and rainy. I parked my car in the parking garage and then walked to the West Coast Suites building. There was a small sign on the door that mentioned check-in was elsewhere. Check-in was in the main student center. I was then told there was parking closer to the building and I should move because of cost. I decided to pay extra money than walk back to the garage (which is about a block from the building).
The room is ok. It is more like an extended stay hotel than an over-nighter. I had trouble controlling the temperature in the room. The bed room did not have a TV. There was a full kitchen, but I was only staying one night. The bathroom is extremely small. The sink vanity is non-existent. You cannot even put a small toiletry bag (TSA approved) on the shelf.
Check-out was a similar process. I had to walk to a different building, turn in my key and obtain a bill. I then walked to the parking garage and left.
I can stay at the airport and receive a nicer hotel with amenities for a business traveler for a lot cheaper than this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the beautiful west side of Vancouver on the spectacular UBC campus, our 47 one-bedroom suites are complemented by the natural setting, attractions and recreational facilities. Shops and restaurants are located within walking distance of the West Coast Suites. Ideal for business travellers and extended stay visitors, each well-appointed suite (450 sq ft/ 41.8 sq m) features fully-equipped kitchen, flat panel TV, in-room safe, complimentary WiFi, balcony, luxury linens, Starbucks coffee, king size bed in bedroom and queen sofa-bed in living room. Accessible suites available. Onsite laundry facilities and parking for a nominal fee. Fitness centre and aquatic centre nearby for a fee. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- West Coast Suites At Ubc Hotel Vancouver