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Holiday House Motel
540 Esplanade, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A6, Canada   |  
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Ranked #8 of 10 Ladysmith B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“very clean and affordable”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

The rooms are a good size, come with all the amenities you need, and all decks have an ocean view. Old motel but very clean. Staff is extremely friendly and made us feel very welcome. I've stayed at bigger hotels paying $150+ where the service was very poor and the rooms weren't as clean. Sometimes the smaller motels are more enjoyable. Spending more doesn't always mean you get more. I would definately stay again and recommend it to anyone looking to save a few bucks for a clean room.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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asheville,nc
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2011

not fancy, but clean and neat. hotel is on main route....so rather noisy from road traffic. Right across the street from the water and the park. Which had a music festival and fireworks the night I stayed. Cute little town with friendly people. The room had two beds with all the normal things, refrig etc. My rate was like $100. Just a spot to rest while traveling thru. Rate included breakfast at a coffee shop across the street which was good!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hope, Canada
2 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2011

Would never stay here again. Just looked dirty. One of those places that you have to rip the bed apart to ensure you're not sleeping in someone elses filth. Very old needs updates and the price was ridiculous for what you get. Understandably one of the only hotels in Ladysmith so they obviously think they can charge whatever they like and not take care of the place. If you can help it do not stay here.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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New Westminster, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2011

Hot, noisy room right on the Trans Canada Highway. True, a peek-a-boo view of the water, but who cares to sit on a balcony of peeling paint overlooking a high-speed motorway? Also, it smelled badly of cigarettes: "no-smoking room" means the ashtray is removed and put on the balcony with the plastic chairs and tables. Cigarette burn in the sheets, in fact. Couldn't ever get anyone on the front desk to answer the phone, couldn't get the password to log in to the internet as a result. Ancient television that actually worked, no DVD or movies of course. Gross bathroom complete with caked soap stuck on the old vinyl tubwall unit, hairdryer unit ripped off the wall and not replaced. The "best" part was arriving in the parking lot to a couple of questionable looking men using the lot wall for archery practice with metal arrows and a high-tech bow. Not very reassuring, although they turned out to be okay people once we talked to them. The breakfast included at the price was excellent, hosted at the "In the Beantime" coffee shop across the street. Ladysmith is a really great town, lots to see and do in terms of tourism in the area, and it is a lovely site. Too bad they cannot offer a better hotel, and it's really too bad they allowed a huge motorway to cut off the town's access to the beautiful beach park. It is not pleasant to "stroll" along the highway to get to the beach. We much prefer the town of Chemainus a few miles to the south as a result of the ruinous effect of the traffic on Ladysmith...the sound carries from the trans canada right up the hillside even onto the beautiful heritage high street, and folks are still ignoring speed limits in the town and roaring around. They need some traffic control...and a good hotel! Lots of B&B's, but they need a real hotel.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2010

We were two seniors on a scooter holiday and we had a wonderful time. The room at Holiday House was spotless, supplies abundant, hosts could not do enough for us. We plugged our scooters in just outside our door. The location was perfect for day trips even to Chemainus (bring your charger). Pacific Companion is a private type of handydart service that has very reasonable rate from Departure Bay Ferry to Ladysmith. There is a fantastic Thrift store and a whole townful of friendly people We would recommend Holiday House to all travellers. Thank you for a wonderful four days.

Thia from Vancouver

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with friends
    • 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2009

The place is clean, affordable and friendly! Nice views too...

  • Stayed October 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Surrey
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2009

During our recent 2 night stay we found the Holiday House to be both clean and quiet providing comfortable accommodation at a reasonable rate.Our room offered an ocean view and was well provisioned with microwave, coffee maker and mini fridge.Coffee, whitener, sugar and stir sticks were all in abundant supply.

The motel is perfectly located midway between:
Transfer Beach (5 minute walk) with extensive picnic, playground facilities and a well known safe ocean swimming beach and:

The historic Ladysmith downtown ( 1 block) with arts and craft shops providing ideal shopping and browsing.

We hope to stay at the Holiday House again soon.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Holiday House Motel

Address: 540 Esplanade, Ladysmith, British Columbia V9G 1A6, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Ladysmith
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 10 B&Bs / Inns in Ladysmith
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
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