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Sandcastle Inn

2.0 of 5 374 W. Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mill Bay, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you're looking for a cheap but comfy and clean place to stay, this hotel is a must. Easily accessible from the highway, it is situated just 30 minutes from the Nanaimo ferry terminal and an hour from Port Alberni. Some reviews say that the free breakfast is disappointing and yes it is very simple (muffins, toasts, cereals, orange juice,... More 

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Westerose, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

At first glance from the outside, this is an inviting motel/hotel. It's age is very evident in the stained carpets, old paint and room furnishings. On the other hand, it was clean. The woman at the front desk said they were starting to refurbish the place. The breakfast bar was not appealing, there was only bread for toasting, 1 type... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We stayed here one night a week ago and it was clean and quiet. Arrived just before 11 pm and got the reservation through Expedia. The office closes at 11 so you need to get there before. Happy with the room and beds. A few minor problems in the room such as the remote didn't work with the TV but... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Stayed here for a few nights - it was very clean and comfy. The hotel is close to downtown Parksville. The people that operate the hotel are nice. Free Parking. Wifi was OK - not good enough for streaming or skype calls. No pool. There's a small gym that I never used. Breakfast is minimal but the muffins they provided... More 

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Farmington, Utah
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

We rented 2 rooms for what we were paying for one room elsewhere. Older rooms but clean and comfortable. Television in our room was not working and no pool. Left before breakfast as we were traveling and needed to leave before breakfast. If you don't mind not having all the amenties, television and pool, then this is a great place... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

This property is in a great location to the town of Parksville, shopping, and the beach. Very clean and well kept. Very helpful front desk staff. The windows open for a cool sea breeze. There is an elevator if needed as the building is three floors. The only things I can think of that would detract from this hotel is... More 

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Grande Prairie
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

My family made a one night stay to Parksville and stayed at this decently priced hotel. Check in process was quick and efficient. Staff were very friendly and quick with accommodating our request for a mattress for the floor. Rooms were older and small; yet clean and comfortable. For the price, we'd definitely stay here again.

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Alberta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We recently enjoyed a brief stay at this hotel. Although the room was closer to the highway than we may have liked, we had no issues with traffic or other noise during the night. The air conditioner worked great with several different settings from which to choose, and although no one will ever mistake the Sandcastle as being luxurious, it... More 

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Spokane
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58 reviews 58 reviews
13 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

The Sandcastle Inn is a simple, no frills hotel. The room was clean and comfortable. (The carpets in the hallways were very stained, which gave the hotel a less than ideal appearance.) The staff was friendly and helpful. Erin, who worked in the morning, was was service minded--keeping the breakfast food stocked, the room tidy, and taking our tray from... More 

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Powell River, Canada
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24 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed at the Sandcastle for one night with our 3 boys (ages 10, 7 & 7) on July 18. As per the other reviews, the staff were great and very friendly. The rooms were clean but rather small, especially for kitchenettes. The breakfast, compared to continental breakfasts at other hotels (Holiday Inn, Best Western, etc) was not great with... More 

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Address: 374 W. Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1K8, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Sandcastle Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 36
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Also Known As:
Sandcastle Hotel Parksville
Sandcastle Inn Parksville, Vancouver Island

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