Admittedly, most of the year these are student dorms. And, admittedly, it’s a long way from downtown, which is a good half-hour drive away. But the UBC Conference Centre is in a lovely forested setting out on Point Grey, the rooms are actually pretty nice, and the price, well, that can’t be beat. The West Coast Suites are a little bit nicer, with stylish feature walls, full kitchens and balconies, and they are available year round. The other rooms vary from dormitory-style accommodation (with the kind of decor that will take you back to your freshman year) to shared rooms and private apartments. These are only available in the summer months. A continental breakfast buffet at the Student Union Building cafeteria is included with all rooms.
The University of British Columbia Conference Centre
5961 Student Union Blvd
Our Rating Neighborhood The West Side Transportation Bus: 4, 14, 44, 84, or 99 Phone 888/822-1030 or 604/822-1000 Prices Walter Gage Residences and Marine Drive Residences C$46–C$57 single with shared bathroom, C$120–C$140 studio, C$150–C$180 suite; Pacific Spirit Hostel C$33–C$35 single, C$65–C$70 double; West Coast Suites C$160–C$200 suite. AE, MC, V. Parking C$7. Amenities On campus: Restaurant, cafeteria, pub, fitness center, access to campus Olympic-size swimming pool, sauna (C$5/person), tennis courts, free Wi-Fi Units 1,500 units. Walter Gage Residence units available approx. May 11–Aug 25; Pacific Spirit Hostel units available May 15–Aug 15; West Coast Suites and Marine Drive Residence units available year-round Web site The University of British Columbia Conference Centre Other No pets