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Premium bedding, desk, free WiFi, linens
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Fridge, microwave, oven, hob
Shower, free toiletries, towels

Guest reviews

4.0 out of 5 Very good
402 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.5/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Business Services
Parking Available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays
  • Hand sanitizer provided


Explore the area

Popular LocationUniversity of British Columbia6 min walk
Popular LocationKitsilano Beach12 min drive
Popular LocationEnglish Bay Beach17 min drive
AirportVancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.)20 min drive

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  • Studio Suite

    4.5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 269 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    More detailsStudio Suite

About this area


Located in Vancouver, Ponderosa Studios at UBC is near the beach. Queen Elizabeth Theatre and Orpheum Theater are cultural highlights, and some of the area's popular attractions include Vancouver Aquarium and TELUS World of Science. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at BC Place Stadium or Rogers Arena.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of British Columbia - 6 min walk
  • Kitsilano Beach - 12 min drive
  • Sunset Beach - 16 min drive
  • English Bay Beach - 17 min drive
  • Granville Island Public Market - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Yaletown-Roundhouse Station - 15 min drive
  • Vancouver Waterfront Station - 28 min drive
  • AirportVancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) - 20 min drive


  • Thai Hang - 20 min drive
  • Freshii - 20 min drive
  • Starbucks - 20 min drive
  • Galiano Bakery & Cafe - 20 min drive
  • Koho Restaurant | Bar - 20 min drive

About this property

Ponderosa Studios at UBC

3-star hotel, walk to University of British Columbia
This smoke-free hotel features a conference centre, self parking and conference space. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a 24-hour front desk and a front desk safe. All 239 rooms feature kitchens with fridges, ovens, hobs and microwaves. Complimentary wireless Internet access and premium bedding are standard, as are flat-screen TVs with cable channels.
Ponderosa Studios at UBC offers 239 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Accommodation at this 3-star hotel has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower.

This Vancouver hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; local and long-distance calls are complimentary (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Self parking: CAD 16.00 per night

Family friendly

  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Lift
  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • Conference centre


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Fan
  • Linens
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Shower
  • Towels


  • TV channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Fridge
  • Hob


  • Desk
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Phone



Check-in between 3:00 PM and midnight
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 19


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Self-parking fee: CAD 16.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

Property is also known as

Ponderosa Studios at UBC Hotel
Ponderosa Studios at UBC Vancouver
Ponderosa Studios at UBC Hotel Vancouver

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ponderosa Studios at UBC and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ponderosa Studios at UBC offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ponderosa Studios at UBC cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Ponderosa Studios at UBC?
As of Sep 21, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ponderosa Studios at UBC on Sep 22, 2020 start from CA $999, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Ponderosa Studios at UBC pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at Ponderosa Studios at UBC?
Self-parking is available for CAD 16.00 per night.
What time is check-in at Ponderosa Studios at UBC?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at Ponderosa Studios at UBC?
Checkout is at 11:00 AM.
Where is Ponderosa Studios at UBC located?
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Chan Centre for the Performing Arts and University of British Columbia. Museum of Anthropology and Wreck Beach are also within 15 minutes.
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402 reviews
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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

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Despite the virus, the staff remains professional. The facility and room are clean. I felt safe and comfortable during my stay.
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Clean. Convenient, and economic. Nothing more needs to be said. Coupled with a rented car, best place in the city during the crazy days of summer
Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2019

4/5 Good

Business traveller
Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A bit expensive but the beach view is great from top floors.
Stayed 8 nights in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Happy face iconLiked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room was comfortable. Parking was extra - a lot extra. I seem to recall something like $24/day. The desk staff were patient with my navigational issues. (A lot had changed since my year of graduation from UBC - 1970.)
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

3/5 Okay

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

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