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“Nice room if you could get past the puke on the stairs.” 3 of 5 stars
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2003 2nd Ave, Rossland, British Columbia V0G1Y0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #7 of 7 Rossland B&B and Inns
Golden, Canada
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“Nice room if you could get past the puke on the stairs.”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We stayed in the last room down the hallway, it had a huge jacuzzi tub, which we didn't use, stayed there one night. The bed was super comfy, tv mounted on wall, nice decor, very clean. I don't actually know if a band was playing or not, but we were the room furthest from the stage so I don't imagine that you would hear too much anyways. HOWEVER. When you come in the doors from the back and head up the stairs, there was a huge pile of vomit on the stairs that was there for the two days that we were in and out of there. I can't imagine that staff didn't see it. But i am guessing that some fool from the pub just walked around the corner to the quiet stairwell and let er rip (Which pub patrons can, and that is a downside)
ALSO, when you check in, it is at the convenience store on the very bottom level. Haha they gave us a $5 voucher to use for "breakfast" which was, anything in the store that you would want to eat for breakfast. Doritos? There were tiny little muffins, old apples, and tostitos on the hot rollers if you wanted. Hmmm. A really unappetizing option.
Anyways, it was a pub kinda place, wouldn't stay again unless it was for a party weekend cuz it is convenient to be able to puke anywhere around that place and no one seems to care....

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Whistler, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights over Christmas to ski at Red. The first two nights the room was fine as the pub was closed. The third night a band started playing at 10.20 and carried on for over 2 hours at a volume with so much bass and feedback that our room shook. If you come to rossland to ski and want a decent nights sleep do not stay here.

  • Stayed December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Great place, friendly staff at restaurant and bar. Clean room. Close to resort and city nightlife. Store in first floor has all essential things you need if you forget anything. Definitely will stay there again!

Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Vancouver, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Flying Steamshovel in March 2013 prior to moving to Rossland permanently. We were very impressed with the size of our room (HUGE!). All of the rooms are recently renovated, so are surprisingly modern and nice despite the Hotel itself being a bit dated.

It should be noted that The Flying Steamshovel, (Or just "The Shovel" as the locals call it) is a really popular pub. If you stay on a Friday or Saturday night, you won't be far from one of the happening-est places in town. . . I would probably go ahead and call this place a "Pub that rents out a few rooms" as it's very much a pub first, and a hotel second. It is located about 2 blocks off Rossland's main-drag, which makes it very centrally located.

All in all, it's maybe not a place that I would bring my partner for a romantic getaway.... but certainly an awesome place to stay for a couple nights while you ski up at Red Mountain during the day, and want to have drinks with your new-found friends at night.

Friendly service, good location, adequate rooms.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 2003 2nd Ave, Rossland, British Columbia V0G1Y0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Rossland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Rossland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Shovel, we offer spectacular views, unique boutique style rooms in a clean, comfortable, friendly atmosphere. We offer a variety of accommodation styles to fit your needs, whether you are travelling, visiting as a tourist or need longer term arrangements. Several of our rooms come equipped with Jacuzzi tubs with high-pressure massaging jets to soothe away your sore muscles. ... more   less 

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