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Mermaid Lodge & Motel

3622 North Street | P.O. Box 1333, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0, Canada
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Kimberley, Canada
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The place accepts pets which is rare. Convenient 3 minute walk to the hot spring pools. I could see people in the pool from our room. The motel is showing signs of age though so if that bothers you, don't get the rooms at the back.

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Sherwood Park, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unit 7 had only a hook latch leading to the balcony and the door did not close properly. Large brown stink bugs were coming in through the door crack, which apparently come from the cedar trees. I could not keep them out. After sitting in the room and reading for awhile, we could not keep on top of the bugs... More

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MermaidMotel, Owner at Mermaid Lodge & Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry this guest did not enjoy her stay with us but we did explain that this time of year we have a certain kind of flying bug called the Cedar Bug that flies in from the surrounding Cedar trees and tries to come in for hibernation over the winter months. We do not have any control over these... More

Waterloo, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

We were fortunate to stay at the Mermaid, with our small (9 pound) dog, as almost nowhere can you find a place that accepts your pet! The owners are wonderfully friendly and easy-going, and we had an adorable kitchenette, could keep groceries and cook. The bed sheets were sateen cotton, so clean and fresh from the clothes-line! We sat outside... More

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Hermiston, Oregon, United States
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The place needs a little keeping up, but come on know you are in the mountains. What do you expect! The owners are very friendly!!!! Next door to the hot springs, and a place to sleep is all we really needed. Also for a very good price. we only use the room to sleep in and were gone all day.... More

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gardiner, United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014 via mobile

This hotel desperately needs some updating and a secure patio door that actually seals and has more than a chain lock would be nice. Anyone who wanted to could pull that door open with little effort and rob you blind. The owner was pleasant enough and gave us free towels so we didn't have to rent them which was about... More

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Swift Current, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

OK... so you don't get free pool passes. Whoopdeedo. You pay far less. And you have a kitchenette. We used the barbecue twice. Wifi was a bit iffy because of the storm, but that's really not why we were there! Very nice to have a separate bedroom, balcony, actual kitchen table and chairs. And Neil and Marsha are amazing hosts.... More

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Cheshire
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28 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Great value room in an older fashioned motel. No frills and no service i.e refresh coffee or make beds from leaving our room in the morning to returning at night. OK for us but kind of expect more in today's competitive market. Lovely owners who accommodated our early check in request at no extra charge. Towels were nice quality but... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

This is an older motel but the kitchenette was stocked. The room was very clean and the beds were excelent. We would stay there again. It is also just right next door to the hot springs. The Dougherty's.

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

Boy were we happy that this Motel was nearby one time when we had a spur of the moment road trip to the hot springs next door, and they were booked! It was a very pleasant stay and like I said i'm so glad it was there since we drove 6-8 hours from Idaho! Clean and comfortable! Great rates as... More

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Lethbridge, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This place was great! Just coming from camping and we needed a place where we could cook our food. The rooms had a kitchenette, dining table, couch, balcony, and an extra guest room. Pet friendly, and a two minute walk to the hot springs. I greatly recommend this place. Great staff, BBQ and hot tub available at no extra charge.

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Address: 3622 North Street | P.O. Box 1333, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Ainsworth Hot Springs
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Number of rooms: 9
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