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“Thornton Motel” 5 of 5 stars
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Thornton Motel
1861 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3AO, Canada   |  
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Ranked #20 of 33 Ucluelet B&B and Inns
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“Thornton Motel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

My family stays here when we visit the island mostly because we are treated so well here .management is awesome the rooms are great we will come back here.It feels like home away from home.front desk service was outstanding my kids really like staying here walking to the aquarium and shopping is minutes away.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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118 hotel reviews
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107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013

Stayed here for a couple of nights and because of a fire in some regular rooms, we got an upgrade to a big appartment, with living room, two bedrooms and kitchen. Interior was somewhat older, but I liked that actually and it was definately kept clean. Originally had plans for 3 nights, but because of a late departure from Campbell River we were not able to make it and called them to save the room for the other 2 nights. Apart from the free upgrade, they did not charge us for the first night, which was very very kind because usually our cancellation for the first night was too late. Considering their problems with the fire and income they miss and all the work in the first place, that, again, was extremely kind. Thank you and hopefully things will work out in the near future for this good motel and friendly folks!
The location by the way is perfect, within walking distance of shops, coffee places, breakfast diners and restaurants. Ideal and much quieter than nearby Tofino in the first place.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Jerusalem, Israel
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 35 cities Reviews in 35 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Booked a room for 2 nights
Arrived at the motel and since they had a problem with the room we ordered we got a suite with a full equipped kitchen
The property is located in the center of this small vilage
Rooms are nice and clean and the lady running this place is nice and helpfull

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

This motel was centrally located and the staff were friendly and helpful.
Everything is clean and well kept.
The rooms are large and comfortable with all necessary amenities.
This is a good travel value.
We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Parksville, Canada
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27 hotel reviews
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66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

Four of us stayed in the Thornton Motel for 2 nights. It was a perfect, spacious set up for a group of our size. Two rooms, one with a double bed and the other with twin beds, a kitchen with everything you needed to prepare food, and a living room, as well. Beds were very comfortable!
Bathroom looks like it has been updated; modern sink, tub surround.
Everything was a clean as a whistle.
As reported by other guests, you can hear people walking around on the floor above, but we had no trouble sleeping.
The motel is located close to many services.
We appreciated our stay!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Port Townsend, WA
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Large dated rooms. Glad we were upstairs as I think it would have been noisy to be under given the elevated walkway and thin walls. Summer rates in Ucluelet are very high. This was one of the more affordable places, though it felt overpriced even then for the quality of the room and furnishings. You need to go into the office to get ice, and this triggers the staff to come out and see what you are doing which felt a bit weird.

Room Tip: Upstairs toward the end of the walkway will be quieter.
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Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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vermont
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45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

We stayed in a room with kitchenette for 3 nights while visiting the Pacific Rim. The hotel does not look like much from the outside but the room exceeded our expectations. It was spacious, clean and comfortable and the kitchenette had everything one might need. Laundry facilities available. Like many other motels, you could hear people above, but we've experienced the same in more expensive hotels. The price was so much lower than most other places in the area that we traded off a view of the water for price. In retrospect, it would have been nice, at least for one night, to come back after a day of hiking and sit on a porch overlooking the water.

As another person mentioned, the woman at the desk was as welcoming as most. We had booked through Booking.com several months before and she did not have our reservation in her stack. She had to check booking.com to see it. Had the hotel been full, we would have been in a predicament. We've never had this problem before but, in this case, I would confirm the reservation.

Room Tip: Seems like the kitchenettes are on the bottom floor which get the overhead noise. If that's a c...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Thornton Motel

Address: 1861 Peninsula Rd, Ucluelet, British Columbia V0R 3AO, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Barkley Sound > Ucluelet
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 33 B&Bs / Inns in Ucluelet
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
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