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Sandcastle Inn

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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Cedar Park, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This used to be a good inexpensive hotel. It's now priced the same better hotels but nowhere near the quality. The breakfast was almost non-existent and if you happen to an allergy to wheat, your only breakfast option is an apple. The bed wasn't comfortable and the seating was an uncomfortable futon. We've stayed here for the last several years... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Opinions always start with the front desk. The first words out of the young lady at the front desk is that check-in time isn't until 3:00 pm. She needs training on being more friendly and communicative. The parking lot did not have a single car in it, but she took some time to find us a room. The room was... More 

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Fort McMurray, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stop for families or couples. Room was huge and very clean. Furniture and decor dated but that was minor. Right across the street from the mini golf and fun park! A little pricey but given parksville is also a tourism spot price was on the lower end of what surrounds them!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, well maintained, quiet room conveniently located within walking distance to beach, downtown & restaurants with paying a premium price! Booked it on their website so no language barriers. We slept in so did not get the continental breakfast

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

We were two couples visiting Parksville and booked two separate rooms via Booking.com mostly because it was close to the Provincial campground Rathtrevor where our kids were camping and the price point was reasonable given peak season demand. Location was a strong attractor for us not only because of close proximity to Rathtrevor but also restaurants and attractions like Wildlife... More 

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California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

The Sandcastle gets it right: Very clean, very comfortable, very friendly staff. And if you, like me, are tired of hotels promising wi-fi but not delivering, The Sandcastle Inn has a router in each room! So you get wi-fi fast enough to stream, download your books, etc. "Free" breakfast is included and it's the standard continental fare. Good location in... More 

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Tainan
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Great location. You are close to everything you could want locally. Despite being on the highway, our room was very quiet. The rooms are plain and simple but perfect for budget travellers who are just looking for a good home base to sleep at. Check out the mini golf in the evening.

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Osoyoos
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

This stay was great, wonderful person running the motel, and talk about clean, they have tea lights lit to freshen the rooms before you checked in, it was nice to walk into our room and it was fresh. The lady at the front desk went out of her way to show us numerous styles of the rooms they had to... More 

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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Booked last minute for a 1 night stay. Checkin was smooth and quick. Room was clean, comfortable and quiet. Checked in on a very hot day, and found the room lovely and cool. Very close to the ocean Would stay again.

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Victoria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We stayed here one night and were very pleased. The bed was very comfortable, our room was very private and we would recommend this motel to our friends. Located right on route 19A it was convenient to get to from the highway. If you had time the family putter golf course would have been lots of fun, right across the... More 

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