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“Friendly little motel.” 5 of 5 stars
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Flamingo Motel
1660 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1H9, Canada   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Castlegar
Coaldale, Canada
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“Friendly little motel.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2012

We stayed here for just the one night on our way through town. The owner definitely made us feel right at home. The room was small but adequate. For the price we paid this little place definitely can't be beat.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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flamingocastlegar, Owner at Flamingo Motel, responded to this review, September 28, 2012
Hi Heather,
Thanks so much for taking the time to review us. We enjoyed having you folks here. You stayed in one of our "economy" [salesman] suites - we will hopefully have one of our larger Full Kitchen suites available next time you are through this way.
Safe travels,
Frank and Debra
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
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Seattle
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2012

I spent two nights here on the first stop of a two-week trip through the B.C. Rockies. It's from the era of roadside motels, so it might be easy to overlook or zip past it looking for something else. But don't overlook it -- pull in and spend a night or two. Frank and Debra are very friendly and welcoming. It has five units (actually six, but one of them is Debra's quilt shop -- she made the bedspreads and couch coverings). They're cozy, but completely comfortable. Fresh muffins in the morning, and a gazebo at the back of the well-maintained grounds, where I took my breakfast one morning. Small shopping centers with restaurants and gas stations nearby (within a mile), and a Safeway store just a block away if you need some last-minute groceries or even a late-night snack.

All in all, a great value. I would stay here again and would recommend it without hesitation to anyone who asks.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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flamingocastlegar, Owner at Flamingo Motel, responded to this review, August 10, 2012
Hi Muskrat, We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. You were out and about and really saw a lot of attractions while you were here. The train at the mall is still not up and running but should be next time you are up this way. Thanks for your business - we'll see you soon I hope. For longer stays we do have our well appointed full kitchen suites. Debra says "HI".
Regards,
Frank
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

This is a great, comfortable place in the heart of Castlegar. Friendly owners go out of their way to make you feel at home. I keep coming back year after year; not just as a stop over but for a few days at a time The value is fantastic compared to other options in town & you may even spend some time relaxing in the gazebo.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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flamingocastlegar, Owner at Flamingo Motel, responded to this review, July 31, 2012
Thanks for the review Mr "G". We always enjoy visiting with you and hearing about your worldly travels. Looking forward to seeing you next time ... Frank and Debra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012 via mobile

This place was great, after getting caught in a bad storm while out on my motorcycle, the flamingo was the the first place I saw after I decided to pull in for the night. I was dripping wet and Frezing cold and the hotel host went out of his way to help me get my riding gear dry again so I could get away early in the morning, it was even delivered to me once it was dry, along with some muffins for breakfast.
Great service, highly recommend to all!!

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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flamingocastlegar, Owner at Flamingo Motel, responded to this review, July 26, 2012
Hey "S". We were very happy to help. As MC riders we've been in a few storms ourselves. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us and look foreword to visiting with if you pass this way again.
Regards,
Frank and Debra.
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Okanagan, BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

This is a very nice motel that provides comfortable and clean accommodation at a value that simply can't be beat. The owners are exceptional and treat their guests like family and friends. We stayed in one of the pet friendly suites with a kitchen, living area, queen bedroom and 3 piece bathroom. The general floorplan of the suite is practical and functional with sleeping and living areas separated. We stayed at a pet friendly motel in Nelson the night before and were disappointed with the accommodation so to stay at the Flamingo afterwards was a very positive and welcome change. The grounds are well kept and offer ample amount of green space including lawn areas and an outdoor gazebo with a stereo to enjoy some music while barbequing on the provided BBQ. The owners are very good about ensuring all guests and their visitors comply with posted quiet times from the late evening until the early morning in order that all guests have a peaceful and enjoyable sleep. As briefly mentioned above, this motel offers pet friendly accommodation and the owners are very pleasant and facilitating to their furry guests. Without any hesitation I would strongly recommend the Flamingo Motel to my personal family, friends and all travelers who are looking for a welcoming, comfortable and quiet place to spend some time at a place that feels like home away from home.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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flamingocastlegar, Owner at Flamingo Motel, responded to this review, May 29, 2012
Hi "J"
It was a pleasure having you folks stay with us. Again, it's people like you that make this such a great business to be in. Thank you for taking the time to post such nice feedback, the comments are appreciated more than you can know. Best of luck with your upcoming endeavors, we look forward to seeing you folks and especially "Jewel" next time you are around.
Warmest regards, Frank and Debra.
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Pincher Creek, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012

Clean,well appointed rooms, including free Wi-Fi, in a convenient location.
Friendly accommodating owners eager to help and advise.
Perfect for a stop over between the coast and Alberta or for a longer stay.
Castlegar has a surprising amount to offer for summer or winter activities. As I travel for work throughout Alberta and BC, I have stopped here several times. I recommend this as my favourite home away from home. Warm and cozy in winter and A/C for summer.
The Flamingo offers much more than you might expect when first seeing it. I would recommend reservations because there are a limited number of rooms.
Ask about the great Gazebo!
Richard

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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flamingocastlegar, Owner at Flamingo Motel, responded to this review, March 5, 2012
Hi Richard, It was an unexpected and nice surprise when you stopped for a room the other night. Thanks for taking the time to post the review. We look forward to hearing of your travels the next time you pass this way.
Your friends, Frank and Debra
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Chilliwack, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2012

When business or pleasure takes us to Castlegar, David and I always choose to stay at the Flamingo. We find Debra and Frank very friendly and welcoming and the rooms clean, quiet and cozy. As an added bonus every room has one of Debra's gorgeous handmade quilts on the bed and if you are in to quilting yourself then Deb runs a fab quilting shop right there on the premise. This is a nice place to call your "home away from home."

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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flamingocastlegar, Owner at Flamingo Motel, responded to this review, March 2, 2012
Hi David and Cynthia, Thanks for taking the time to post the great feedback! It was nice to see you folks again. We hope that you will find your way to visit us it the summer months at some point so we can spend some evening time visiting and catching up in the Gazebo.
Warmest regards,
Frank and Debra,
Flamingo Motel,
Castlegar,
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Address: 1660 Columbia Ave, Castlegar, British Columbia V1N 1H9, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Castlegar
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 8 hotels in Castlegar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and stay at our little oasis in the center of Castlegar. Our Motel features economical salesman/sleeping suites as well as full kitchen suites. All of our beds have home made quilts and our Park and Gazebo with a gas BBQ is very popular meeting/gathering place for guests. While you're here check out our quilt shop. You won't find cleaner or cozier accommodations anywhere. ... more   less 

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