The Simon

Perched at the top of Burnaby Mountain

Situated on the top floor of our Shadbolt House Tower, The Simon offers hotel style rooms with panoramic views of Mount Baker in Washington State, the San Juan Islands, Vancouver Island, the Strait of Georgia, the North Shore Mountains and the Lower Mainland. The Simon has 14 hotel style rooms available year-round (rooms range in size with either one queen bed or one queen bed plus a double sofa bed) and are perfect for:

  • Alumni
  • Friends & family 
  • Visiting students in residence
  • Visiting faculty
  • Departmental guests
  • Weddings
  • Small conference/meeting groups
  • Individual travelers visiting Metro Vancouver

Rates and availability

Available: All year round
Rate: $105 – $128/night

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Each room includes:

  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • High-definition cable TV
  • Telephone
  • Keurig coffee and tea brewing
  • Private washroom
  • Double sofa bed available in some units
  • Free high-speed wireless internet access

Around Campus:

  • Dining Hall - 1 to 5 minute walk 
  • Gym - 1 to 5 minute walk 
  • Retail (UniverCity) - 15 minute walk
  • Coffee shops - 5 minute walk

Before you arrive

When you arrive

Checking in  

Check in: 3:00 p.m.
Any time after 3:00 p.m. in the Residence and Housing Administration office. All guests and/or authorized group contact person must present a valid photo ID, proof of vaccination and credit card upon check-in. Guests checking in overnight (between 10:00 p.m. and 8:30 a.m.) are asked to use the phone on the outside of our office to contact our staff and gain entry into the office. Please note that group check-ins will be pre-arranged with the Guest Accommodations team.

Checking out

Check out: 11:00 a.m.
Check out by 11:00 a.m. on your departure day. If guests and/or groups have not checked out of their rooms by the designated time, they will be subject to a late check-out fee.  Room keys are to be returned to the Residence and Housing Administration office. There is a charge for lost or unreturned keys.

Age restriction

Guests must be 19 years of age or older to book a reservation and stay with us. If guests are under the age of 19 they must be accompanied by an adult at all times. Youth groups (under age 19) who are staying with SFU Guest Accommodations must provide adult chaperones at a ratio of 1:10. Chaperones are responsible for the behaviour and full supervision of each individual in the group.


Each booking at The Simon includes a complimentary parking pass;

  • The Simon Queen Room includes 1 parking pass 
  • The Simon Queen Room with Double Sofa Bed includes up to 2 parking passes

For more information regarding parking please visit our direction and parking page.

* Please note that our hotel style rooms are not equipped with Air Conditioning units. We encourage our guests to keep the rollers shades closed in the summer months to help control the heat and we do have fans in each hotel style room for guests to use.