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“okay and pet friendly” 3 of 5 stars
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4534 Marine Drive, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 2K4, Canada   |  
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Powell River
Powell River, Canada
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“okay and pet friendly”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed here several times while we looked for a house to buy and when that house was being renovated. The price is right, there are cooking facilities, the beds are comfy, our dog was welcomed. It's not luxurious, but it met our needs when we needed a place to stay for a while. Some rooms smell like smoking is allowed. Ask to look and smell before you check in. If you do stay here, the really nice Rocky Mountain Bakery across the street serves great coffee and breakfasts.

Room Tip: go up to the top where the views are best
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Keizer, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

We were on a weeklong trip without any firm dates or locations on where we would be staying. Needing a pet friendly hotel was challenging at times as many places were pet friendly but didn’t have any pet rooms left.

In Powell River, BC there aren’t “lots” of options. This is one of those places that remind’s you of the old motor inns of years ago. It was clean and very quant. By the end of the night most of the units were full. It has a fantastic view of the Straits of Georgia and great sunsets.

Its very informal and if you are looking for 3 or higher star this might not meet your expectations but for a place to stay in a small community you found it. The queen bed was sort of uncomfortable but it wasn’t the worse I’ve slept on either.

It was Olympic week so it was one of the few times we watch TV in a hotel room. What I’ve noticed about smaller Canadian Hotels is they haven’t upgraded their TV’s and hence are using generic remotes. It wasn’t a big deal but one of those little things you notice.

We have also noticed in the smaller hotels is they don’t provide alarm clocks in the rooms, not sure why.

Leaving town to the south we notice quit a few lodges and resorts and lots of B&B’s. As this was our first trip to the sunshine coast we weren’t sure what was around. I might stay there again or try one of the other places to the south.

Room Tip: I guess the rooms with kitchens have an extra window, and since the do not have AC (remember this is...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Vancouver
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

A small venue = small bathroom, tub and shower - room was maybe 12 x 20 - small tv but if you just need a place to sleep this is it. - needs proper a/c but otherwise, for the great price, I will stay again. Note: this is a steep driveway up to the room but the parking spaces have been made level.

Room Tip: Rooms near the top are best as traffic on the main drag runs by the front.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

We booked a trip to Powell River on a whim, and had no prior knowledge of the area and where we should situate ourselves. This Motel is close to the older part of town, so we were within walking distance to find a place to eat. Our room had a kitchenette which came in handy. What really impressed us was the service that was provided. Dwayne was very helpful and took every effort to make us feel comfortable & even spoiled :-) The room was quite this time of the year so we had a really good sleep. The room we stayed in was clean and had great water pressure. We stayed in room #19, close to the top of the driveway. We would recommend parking on the street if there is a threat of snow in the forcast as the driveway is steep. We had difficulty getting WiFi, but managed to pick it up. We had a very good experience with our stay here and would recomend it to our friends. Thank you for treating us so great!!!! Sharon

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Herts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2008

We booked ahead from various recommendations including Trip Advisor, but we were disappointed. Motel info promised panoramic sea views.Several units at the top of a very steep site may indeed have good views, but the two units we were offered faced at right angles to the view which was further marred by power lines and recent new building.
Reception was friendly but unable to offer us the double bed accommodation we thought we had booked. Unit 5, which was clean but worn and shabby, contained two queen size beds, which filled the room, completely obstructing access to the advertised view.
For such accomodation, even the seniors rate offered was quite expensive. B and B elsewhere in Powell River proved to be cheaper and of higher quality.
We decided not to stay and were grateful that the person on duty at Reception was understanding, and helpful, processing a refund promptly.

  • Liked — Close to ferry dock
  • Disliked — Shabby, view not as described
  • Stayed September 2008, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2008

Stayed at The Westview Centre Motel off Marine in Powell River. Very Steep driveway entrance, and as I drive a large car, it was rather tight as I parked it.
Overall, The friendly greeting and kind service from Khan, the Manager at the time (Fall 07), maybe still is.... , made the stay that much more pleasant.
I am going back to Powell River for a coupla nights this second week of April 08, will be staying there again.
Included, the usual, TV/Cable, Coffee, Tea, Small Fridge, Full Bathroom and Shower. Clean Towels, and a central heater built in the wall. Rooms warm up quick.

Rates were $65CAD/night.

  • Liked — The unexpected service from the front desk when we had CC probs. Went out of thier way to resolve issue. RARE!!
  • Disliked — Have to say the Incredibly steep driveway. But not a biggie.....
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Winnipeg, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2008

I have stayed here a number of times before but didn't leave a review, as it wasn't listed on Trip Advisor.

We, (4 adults and a baby) stayed January 10-11th, 2008. Rate was about $65/night for a two bedroom with a kitchenette. The room was a bit chilly when we arrived but the heating had been off so once it had been turned on for an hour or so the room was toasty. The hot water in the bathroom must have to come a long way because it takes a while to heat up, but once there is hot and plentiful.

The motel is a basic motel with units around a courtyard, park out front sort of place. The motel faces the Malaspina Strait with Vancouver Island in the distance, so you can watch the ferries and other water traffic come and go.

Pretty basic motel but generally servicable.

  • Liked — Location, view
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4534 Marine Drive, Powell River, British Columbia V8A 2K4, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Sunshine Coast > Powell River
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #6 of 7 Hotels in Powell River
Number of rooms: 20

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