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Ponderosa Suites at UBC

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Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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What's included
Free Wifi
Non-Smoking Hotel
Suites
Kitchenette
Concierge
Wheelchair Access
Conference Facilities
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Air Conditioning
3 Star Hotel
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Location and contact
2075 West Mall, Vancouver, British Columbia V6T 1Z2, Canada
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9.7 km to Vancouver Intl Airport
59 restaurants are within a 2 km radius
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Loved the room, ver clean and organized. I had a studio room. There was a fridge, stove, dishwasher, even basic nessessities for cooking and eating! I ate out tho as I was there for a single night only. Check in was a breeze and staff...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An excellent facility which is affordable. Located within UBC and has access to many facilities - academic and social. The bus terminus is also close. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. The staff are also very helpful and always smiling. I recommend this for both short...More

Thank brian m
Response from UBC_Accommodation, Manager at Ponderosa Suites at UBCResponded 4 days ago

Thanks for the five star review. We are so happy that you found our rooms to your liking. We especially appreciate your kind words on our staff. We hope that you will visit us again next time you are in Vancouver

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Difficult to recommend to a business traveler. Staff and location are clean , modern and very functional. However as nice as the front desk staff are, they act as though this is a student residence, which it is... so you pay hotel rates but staff...More

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Response from UBC_Accommodation, Manager at Ponderosa Suites at UBCResponded 4 days ago

Thank you for your review. We truly appreciate it. We do share the front desk with UBC's housing department but we have our own Ponderosa Suite staff who work solely with our hotel guests. We do apologize if our staff appeared too lax and we...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

Tiny room that does not work well for 2+ people. Huge line up at check-in, rooms not cleaned on time and staff overwhelmed. No system to allocate rooms based on which guests arrived first so created mass confusion when rooms finally were ready and multiple...More

1  Thank Scott M
Response from UBC_Accommodation, Manager at Ponderosa Suites at UBCResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing to stay with us. We are sorry that your stay was not to your liking We do apologize for any delays that you experienced at check-in and for any inconveniences you experienced with your room. We will look into this matter...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I recently had the opportunity to visit Vancouver for a 3 day workshop. I have never been to the west coast and heard it was so beautiful. I elected to stay at the university since I was a single female travelling alone and felt that...More

Thank RandyandMary
Response from UBC_Accommodation, Manager at Ponderosa Suites at UBCResponded 5 days ago

We sincerely apologize for your experience and want to assure you that this was a one-off experience. We pride ourselves on having safe secure rooms. For example, people without key cards cannot get into the hallway to use the elevators and we do have 24...More

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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Banquet Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Self-Serve Laundry
Conference Facilities
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Microwave
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Price range
US$123 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#4 Best Value Hotel in Vancouver
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
US$123 - US$175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#4 Best Value Hotel in Vancouver
Room types
Suites, Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Business Centre & Event Rooms (3)
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Renee S
July 1, 2018|
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Response from UBC_Accommodation | Property representative |
Sorry we did not get back sooner. There are several options on how to get to our hotel from the airport if you do decide to take public transit. It is very easy and our website provides details instructions which I have... More
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wrabeh
May 28, 2018|
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Response from UBC_Accommodation | Property representative |
Thank you for your question. There is a self-parking facility at the West Parkade beside Ponderosa for a rate of $16 per day. The West Parkade is located at 2140 Lower Mall. Please check in at our front desk before parking... More
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"Don't stay here, if flying in/out stay at the Richmond hotels instead that cater to airport traffic."
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"Best views from floor 14 up, towards the mountains"
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"high floors have better views, there are larger rooms avail for more $$$"
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"I felt the higher room provided the most amazing view!"
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