Group Bookings & Enquiries
Please Note: Due to COVID-19 effective immediately, Guest Accommodations has closed for summer 2020. This includes the Simon Hotel, Townhouse Units, and Private Residence Rooms. The Simon Hotel will remain closed until mid-September, 2020.
Unfortunately, we are unable to accept any reservation requests during this period. If you have a request for future dates, please note there may be a delay in response due to the current COVID-19 outbreak.
Curious if we're right for you? Please call our Manager, Conference and Guest Accommodations at 778-782-3228 or email email@example.com or fill out a Request for Information form on this page. We'd be happy to speak with you about availability and pricing.
Adult and Academic Groups
Staying in Guest Accommodations at SFU is an excellent choice for adult and academic groups. We have a variety of accommodation options from private residence rooms to comfortable hotel rooms with all the amenities. Meeting space, catering, and recreational space is also available. We're perfect for:
- Academic conferences
- Association gatherings
- Sports teams
- Athletic and leisure gatherings
- Religious groups
- Information board retreat
Youth and Sport Groups
Staying in Guest Accommodations at SFU is an excellent option for youth and sports groups who:
- are on a budget
- need to be close to recreation/athletic facilities
- want their players/attendees to have private bedrooms
- need casual gathering spaces
- need formal meeting spaces
- want to be located in a beautiful and convenient location
Sporting Facilities Nearby:
- Bill Copeland Sports Centre
- Burnaby 8 Rinks
- Burnaby Lake Sports Complex
- Burnaby Tennis Club
- Burnaby Winter Club
- Harry Jerome Sports Center
- Swangard Staduim
Interested in exploring SFU Burnaby? Join us for a campus tour! Get a feel for campus life, talk to an Admissions Advisor, and learn about your program of interest. For information and to book, please visit: http://www.sfu.ca/students/tour/book-a-burnaby-tour.html.
“Staff was very friendly and helpful upon check-in” (Group Head, 2011)
Request for Information
Interested in learning more? Please fill out the following form and our Manager, Conferene and Guest Accommodations will be in touch within 72 hours.
Group Accommodation Options
FAQs for groups
What types of accommodation do you have?
Do you have accommodations available year-round?
Yes! We welcome guests 12 months of the year however, we have reduced availability from September to April. The Simon Hotel is available year round with the exception of the University break in December.
I’m organizing an academic conference and I want participants to rent and pay for their own accommodations. Should I bother to contact you?
Yes, please do. We prefer to block a set of rooms for specific conferences to ensure that conference participants are able to stay on campus if they wish. This also allows us to provide your guests with consistent information regarding your conference and on-line registration forms.
Do your rates change?
Our group is on a budget. Do you offer discounts?
We offer discounted rates based on your group’s size, length of stay, and additional needs. Talk to us about your budget restrictions and we’ll do our best to present you with a variety of options.
My group isn't from Canada. Do we still have to pay the taxes?
Yes, all guests must pay the taxes.
I have a group coming to stay at SFU. Do you need to know exactly who will be coming and, if so, when do you need to know by?
We do require a list of occupants in our buildings. The roster is usually due two weeks before your group’s arrival however, this date will be determined by us and may vary slightly.
I am bringing a youth group/team to stay at SFU. What is your chaperone policy?
We require one adult (aged 19 and older) for every ten youth (aged 18 and under). Chaperones must reside within the same building and area as their youth group and must be responsible for their group’s behaviour.
The chaperone policy will also be shown in your contract with us.
Where can I eat during my stay?
The Residence Dining Hall
The Residence Dining Hall is located directly above the Residence Administrative Office and is the closest food services option for our guests. Offering diverse, nutritious food choices, the Dining Hall is open to the general public for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. During the summer months, the Dining Hall will be open Monday to Sunday, 7:00am to 10:00pm.
The Residence Dining Hall accepts cash, credit cards and debit.
While 'walk-ins' are welcome, we highly recommend that groups of ten or more contact us to make special arrangements for seating and to accommodate any dietary restrictions your guests may have. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Other on-campus options
SFU also offers a variety of dining options on campus including Starbucks, Subway, and multiple restaurants in the UniverCity area of campus. Please see following websites for a complete list of restaurants available on campus or ask for a list at the Residence Administrative Office:
Coming and going
How does the check in procedure work for groups?
Check-in is usually after 3:00pm in the Residence and Housing Administration Building. Please discuss your group’s needs with SFU Conference Coordinators as check-in time, location and procedures vary.
We'll be arriving in a large passenger van. Where do we park?
We have parking spots available for passenger vans. Please register your vehicles when you check-in to receive a parking pass and we'll gladly direct you to an appropriate parking stall.
My group is using a chartered bus to go on and off campus. Where are the pick up/drop off locations? Can the bus park at SFU overnight?
There is a designated bus pick-up and drop-off area. You will be asked to provide SFU Conference Coordinators with your estimated travel times so that we can inform the community. There are designated overnight parking stalls for buses. Please register your vehicles when you check-in to receive a parking pass.
What are the check out procedures for groups?
Unless otherwise arranged, all keys must be returned to the Residence and Housing Administration Office by 11:00am on your departure day. There is a charge for lost or unreturned keys.