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“Great place, as advertised” 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
Port Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
1 review
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“Great place, as advertised”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I spent a week here to visit some friends. The rooms were clean and quiet and the owners are very friendly and they go out of their way to make you feel welcome. When I come back to Castlegar I'll be staying at this motel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, October 7, 2013
Hey Jeremy, Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a great review! It was great having a musician here again! One of these days we have to get everyone together for a concert in our park! Maybe next year when you are here.
Warmest Regards,
Frank and Debra
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My husband and I stayed at the Flamingo Motel in Castlegar BC on our trip thru BC this Summer.
The room was very bright, clean and comfortable. The owners were most friendly and helpful and we really liked the park and BBQ. We would go out of our way to stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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, October 7, 2013
Hi Mandy. Thank you for taking the time to post a review! We trust that the rest of your trip was as much fun as you seemed to be having while you were here! You gotta do something about that husband of yours tho! :-) LOL ..... Hope you come back this way again soon ...
Frank and Debra
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Grand Forks, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

I spent 7 days at the Flamingo Hotel this past summer on business travel. Overall I was very pleased with the choice and will stay here again in the future. I stayed in a smaller double bed room for 3 days, then a 1 bedroom kitchenette for 4 days. For a longer duration stay I would recommend the suite due to the size and fully equipped kitchen. The rooms are extremely clean. Debra and Frank the hosts are very friendly and hospitable and made me feel like a family guests at their place. They dropped off fresh homemade muffins daily, and invited some other guests and myself for dinner one evening in their Gazebo. Parking is good and safe. The location is centrally located in Castlegar. It is adjacent to Columbia Street which has a fair bit of traffic so there is some road noise, but is not bad.

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  • Stayed August 2013, 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, October 7, 2013
Hi GF. Thankyou for you nice review. We enjoy your company and you are always a pleasure to have stay with us. We often BBq in the Gazebo with/for our guests We look forward to the next time that you stay with. Thank you for your business!
Frank and Debra
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Bend, Oregon
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

Best choice in Castlegar. Great customer service. We had two rooms for three people, one room with two queen beds (each in a private room) and the other room with a queen (also in its own private room) and a kitchen. We chose the Flamingo for our week long bike trip, it was perfect for us to gather, cook and sleep. Spotless with very comfortable beds . . . and we were tired after hard days of riding. Not outdated, just retro . . . fun! I wouldn't stay anywhere else. Also, a great for bicycling . . . road and mountain.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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, October 7, 2013
Hi Tom, It was a great pleasure to have you and you group stay with us for the week. You folks were a bundle of energy and were having such a great time Thank you for posting such a great review! We look foreword to the next time that we can welcome you to our Motel.
Best regards,
Frank and Debra
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Penticton, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

No doubt you get the best customer service, they are more than helpful and take a personal interest in what they do. The room was very clean but dated. It was quiet. The only concern was the bed, we stayed in a room that had a very hard bed, my wife and I had an uncomfortable night. If you have a need for a softer bed check to see if they have one. My recommendation don't choose the small rooms, a little pricey for the size. I am a little torn, I so think it is a great little motel but my experience holds me off from recommending without reservation.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 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 25, 2013
Hi Neil, thanks for taking the time to review us. Debra and I were speaking of you today, wondering about "H's" [your wife's] new knee. Hope you were able to get her into the Hot Springs and that it is coming along well... When you folks checked in, we discussed that the last suite that we had for the eve was one of our smaller salesman suites. As you recall I was concerned for you and let you have a good look at it first and make that decision, especially with "H's" new knee and just a double bed. Many couples do stay in the smaller suites, but it's best if you don't have a ton of luggage. Room 6 is one of our most popular suites with many regulars requesting it specifically with no mention of the bed being hard. The suite is really not that small, and I believe our salesman suites are the most affordable in town - a very good alternative to the high priced hotels up the block. The Fellow that stayed in it last nite and the Fellow that checked in tonight for 3 days think that suite is just the cats ..... meow :-) Maybe next time if you can, please call ahead, we will be happy to save you a larger suite, we'll make you happy :-)
Best Regards, Frank and Debra.
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Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

I stayed at the Flamingo Motel in Castlegar for the first time last week - it was a very comfortable, welcoming stay! Frank and Debra made us feel welcome and the kitchenette we had was well stocked - they even made sure there was a full fresh tray of ice cubes in the freezer! I'd stay again, and I'd recommend it to friends, families and business travelers.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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, September 20, 2013
Hi Miranda, Thank you for taking the time to post such a nice review. We enjoyed having you stay with us and our visit in the Gazebo. Please come back and see us again soon.
Thanks again,
Frank and Debra
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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

I have been staying at the Flamingo for a number of years now since it is really convenient to have my own reasonably priced home away from home while visiting my parents in Castlegar. I have consistently had clean and comfortable rooms, and always get a personal hello from Debra & Frank. I have enjoyed the availability of the kitchenettes and even the barbecue and yard when family got together. Coming to Castlegar just isn't complete if I don't stay at Flamingo....

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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flamingocastlegar, Owner at Flamingo Motel, responded to this review, September 20, 2013
Hi Christina. Nice to hear from you. It has been some years that you have been staying with us hasn't it? Thanks for taking the time to post a nice review. We look forward to your next visit with us.
Warmest regards,
Frank and Debra
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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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Castlegar
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
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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