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Ponderosa Studios at UBC

Star Rating
3 out of 5



4.0 / 5Good
399 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Business Services
  • Parking Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    University of British Columbia
    6 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Granville Island Public Market
    15 min drive
  • Popular Location
    English Bay Beach
    17 min drive
  • Airport
    Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.)
    20 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Vancouver, Ponderosa Studios at UBC is near the beach. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Jericho Beach and Kitsilano Beach, while Museum of Anthropology and Queen Elizabeth Theatre are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at BC Place Stadium or Rogers Arena. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      University of British Columbia - 6 min walk
    • Popular Location
      Granville Island Public Market - 15 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Vancouver General Hospital - 15 min drive
    • Popular Location
      English Bay Beach - 17 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Robson Street - 18 min drive

    Getting around

    • YVR Airport Station - 23 min drive
    • Vancouver Pacific Central Station - 27 min drive
    • Vancouver, BC (YVR-Vancouver Intl.) - 23 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.
    Guests can surf the web using 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.



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


    Check-out before 11:00 AM

    Children and extra beds

    • Children are welcome.
    • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


    • Pets not allowed

    Property payment types

    American Express

    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 are 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 Suites UBC Apartment Vancouver
    • Ponderosa Suites UBC Apartment
    • Ponderosa Suites UBC Vancouver
    • Ponderosa Suites UBC

    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


    • Front-desk safe

    Guest services

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

    Business services

    • Conference centre


    • 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

    Nearby things to do


    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: 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

    • Liked: 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


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      Stayed 1 night in Aug. 2019

      5/5 Excellent

      • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

      Stayed 1 night in Aug. 2019


      • Liked: Cleanliness

      A hotel run and staffed by earnest social democrats (i.e., arts undergrads instead of business college graduates). Not being professionally managed it lacked simple little things like properly located switches and bedside lamps, and hand soap until I asked for it, and it suffered from inconsistent wifi and an improperly set up low resolution television. Staff was pleasant but spacey.

      Stayed 5 nights in Aug. 2019

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