10 Best Hotels and Motels in Burnaby British Columbia Canada

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A suburb of Vancouver, Burnaby is a transportation corridor between the Fraser Valley and the interior of British Columbia. The Expo Skytrain line connects Burnaby to downtown Vancouver, while the Millennium line loops around the suburb with many stops along the way. After enjoying the local shopping, museums, and sports attractions, hungry travelers can enjoy take-out at Cockney Kings Fish & Chips or continental cuisine at The Pear Tree Restaurant. Common activities in Burnaby include hiking, skiing, and walking along the White Rock beach.

1. Haddon House Bed and Breakfast
Haddon House is a stately historical bed-and-breakfast nestled amidst a neighborhood of million-dollar homes. Positioned close to Deer Park Lake only twenty minutes from downtown Vancouver, Haddon House offers easy access to museums, live performances, and walking trails. Amenities include free parking, bicycle use, breakfast, and public wi-fi. There is an on-site business center, laundry and concierge service. All rooms are air-conditioned and come with fireplaces. If you book here, ask for the room with the bathroom in the suite and a view overlooking the garden.
2. SFU Guest Accommodations
Friends and families of students will be happy to know that Simon Fraser University offers guest accommodations. The fourteen-room Simon Hotel features superior city views and superior amenities, while the private residence rooms offer single beds and shared bathrooms, making them perfect for individual travelers. Families and large groups can rent townhouse quad units, which offer four single bedrooms, two bathrooms, and living room / kitchen areas. Amenities and availability vary by location and season. Townhouse and private residence units are available from May to August, and rooms in the Simon Hotel available year-round, except for SFU’s winter closure (December 21 - January 3).
3. Delta Burnaby Hotel & Conference Center
The Delta Burnaby Hotel and Conference Center is an ideal destination for business travelers and tourists alike. The hotel is positioned near several top-rated attractions and restaurants, including the Ocean Quest Dive Centre, Charlie’s Chocolate Factory, the Cactus Club Cafe, and the Burnaby Palace Restaurant. Travelers can get to downtown Vancouver in fifteen minutes by Skytrain or highway. On-site amenities include a fitness center / workout room, high-speed internet, restaurant and bar / lounge, business center, meeting rooms, laundry and room service, banquet room, and conference facilities. The Delta Burnaby is pet-friendly, wheelchair accessible, and only thirty minutes from the Vancouver International Airport.
4. Element Vancouver MetrotownThe Element Vancouver focuses on modern aesthetics, “open flow” rooms, airy layouts, and an emphasis on eco-friendly design. Guests at the Element Vancouver will enjoy a healthy complimentary breakfast, as well as round-the-clock access to their pantry of nutritious food. The Mini-Bar Lounge stocks Italian wines, spirits, tapas-style appetizers, and local brews. The hotel features a pool, restaurant, hot tub, fitness center, dry cleaning, meeting rooms and business center, laundry service, and conference facilities. All rooms include a microwave and a refrigerator; suites may feature a kitchenette. The Element Vancouver’s central location places it near the Burnaby Village Museum and the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology.
5. Howard Johnson North Burnabys Boutique Hotel
Travelers who like a sense of the familiar may find themselves at home at the Howard Johnson North Burnabys Boutique Hotel. The Howard Johnson’s is located near such Burnaby Central Park, Rugged Beauty Boat Tours, and Playland Amusement Park. Amenities include 24-hour room service, laundry service, safety deposit boxes, bar and restaurant, gym, business center, and an on-site golf course, making it an attractive destination for business travelers.
6. Accent Inns Burnaby
Located only steps away from the Skytrain station, the Accent Inn Burnaby offers access to downtown Vancouver in only twelve minutes. Known for its quiet rooms and friendly staff, the Accent Inn is the perfect hotel for sports enthusiasts and Vancouver Canucks fans, offering sports team deals to Burnaby’s nearby ice rinks. The hotel’s 123 pet-friendly rooms include kitchenette and free internet, and are dog friendly. The Accent Inn boasts a restaurant, fitness center, business / meeting rooms, dry cleaning and laundry service, and a shuttle to nearby restaurants and attractions. If you want extra quiet, ask the staff for a top floor unit opposite from the main office.
7. Hilton Vancouver Metrotown
One of the top business hotels in Vancouver, the Hilton Vancouver is perfect for travelers looking for affordable luxury. Guests of the Executive Rooms at the Hilton will have access to the Executive Lounge, which offers complimentary breakfast and evening refreshments. The Hilton offers the full range of features: pool, restaurant, fitness center, bar / lounge, hot tub, tennis court, business center, meeting rooms, dry cleaning and laundry service, concierge service, and conference facilities. Wi-fi and internet access may cost extra, and while the hotel is pet-friendly, there may be a surcharge. Guests recommend staying on a higher floor for a stunning view of Vancouver.
8. Holiday Inn Express Hotel Vancouver Metrotown
Located right next to the Metrotown Shopping and Entertainment Complex in Burnaby, the Holiday Inn Express is recently renovated and boasts a hundred rooms. Aimed at business as well as leisure travelers, the hotel features a natural-light business center with internet access, and meeting rooms with A/V equipment. There is also a ballroom with outdoor terraces and a pool with a sun deck. Rooms feature free wi-fi, air conditioning, microwave and refrigerator, dry cleaning, and self-serve laundry. There is a complimentary breakfast buffet each morning between 7:00 am and 9:30 am, as well as a nearby golf course.
9. Little Retreat B and B
For a more intimate and personalized experience, head to Frances Street for a stay at the Little Retreat B and B. This budget bed-and-breakfast is a spacious, two-bedroom Mediterranean-style home featuring a garden and patio. Guests will enjoy free parking and internet access, fresh specialty coffee, and for breakfast, authentic Belgian waffles with fresh fruit and Canadian maple syrup. Once fueled by a home-cooked meal, travelers can get to downtown Vancouver in about thirty minutes. The Little Retreat asks a minimum stay of two days. Pets and children under the age of ten are not permitted.
10. Executive Suites Hotel & Conference Centre Burnaby
The Executive Suites of Burnaby seeks to offer visitors a “four-star boutique experience” fifteen minutes from downtown Vancouver. Centrally located only steps from dining, sports, and entertainment opportunities, the Executive Suites offers an outdoor heated pool, restaurant, gym, hot tub, and bar / lounge. Rooms are air-conditioned and include a microwave and refrigerator. Hotel services also include shuttle services, in-room iPod / iPhone docking systems, complimentary fifteen-minute massages, and outdoor gazebo and patio -- a choice destination for travelers looking to add some luxury to their Burnaby hotel experience.

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