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Mermaid Lodge & Motel
3622 North Street | P.O. Box 1333, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0, Canada   |  
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
1 review
“Awesome view!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

This is a quaint little hotel located right next to the hot springs. Very friendly people. We really enjoy coming here and every time we go to ainsworth we stay at this location because of the reasonable prices. Comfortable beds and clean! Thank you for the kindness we received while staying at this adorable little Lodge! :)

  • Stayed March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nakusp, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

We stayed for 3 nights. Our kitchenette unit was very clean, comfortable and spacious. It is an older facility but well maintained. The kitchenette was came with stove with oven, smaller fridge, and other small appliances such as toaster & coffeemaker and all dishes etc. It however didn't have a microwave or baking sheet for oven. There is a barbeque available and and the office has milk and a few other items for sale. The owners are very friendly and accomadating. They even had the heat on in our room when we arrived, which was very nice considering it was a very cold weekend. It is also located next door to Ainsworth Hotspring, very convenient indeed !!
We have already prebooked for next year's fishing derby.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Camrose, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

We were very happy with our stay at the Mermaid! The bed was comfy, the rooms were clean and having the kitchen was a real bonus for us as we ended up staying 5 days. We had our two terriers with us and their presence was not only tolerated by our generous hosts, Neil and Marsha, but welcomed whole heartedly. We were invited to the Christmas pot-luck across the street at the community hall and were welcomed in by a very warm and friendly crowd. Being right beside the hot-springs was a huge bonus and I would recommend the Mermaid Lodge & Motel to anyone!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

The room was clean and warm. It lacked space for us to set up our picnic but we managed.
The proximity to the hot springs is a definite draw for this place.
Check the availability of the suites, they have kitchens and more beds in one unit.

Room Tip: The 'rooms' are in the older part of the lodge, the 'suites' have more room and some...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Everett, Washington
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Neil and Marsha have become friends over these years. Please trust your Ainsworth stay to them! The Mermaid is an old lady settling her roots into the mountain, a pleasure after all the typical Motel 6 stuff on the highway. You will be comfortable, warm, and a very short walk to the most amazing hot spring in the western world. But above all, please as Marsha to let you read the poem hanging on the wall in the office. Enjoy!

Room Tip: The motel units are the most comfortable, but the old hotel is just a classic! Either will bring go...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Trail, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 via mobile

The people there were very friendly, the Hot Springs are right next door (less than a minute walk), and you can walk down to the beach which is a minute walk also. Rooms were nice but weren't anything special, they were very clean and very good for the price. Nice view if you have a balcony. Has a hot tub outside that has no time limit as long as you're quiet. Pet friendly, which is the main reason we stayed there but we will definitely be going back whether we have the pets or not. I would definitely recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kamloops, Canada
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

I love this place. So relaxing. Will go back every single year, the view of the lake is beautiful. You can have your own balcony. Beach across the street for walking the dogs is gorgeous. Allows pets which is a must for me. And STEPS away from ainsworth hot springs which are phenomenal. The Gillies family that owns it are the absolute nicest people. Make the stay as wonderful as it is. New queen size beds in the kitchenette units are so comfortable.

Room Tip: Go for the kitchenette and bring your own food. Much healthier. Resort does have a great restaurant...
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Additional Information about Mermaid Lodge & Motel

Address: 3622 North Street | P.O. Box 1333, Ainsworth Hot Springs, British Columbia V0G 1A0, Canada
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Ainsworth Hot Springs
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Ainsworth Hot Springs
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Clean, comfortable, newly renovated motel kitchenette units that will sleep 2-6 persons and modest, historical lodge units that will sleep 2-6 persons. All units have balconies with lake & mountain views and are conveniently located next door to the Ainsworth Hot Springs Pools and Cave. On-site outdoor BBQ and Jacuzzi/Hottub open year-round. Additional amenities include wireless Internet, satellite TV/Radio and complimentary pool towels. Don't want to drive here?? No problem, we can arrange shuttle service from Nelson Greyhound Bus Lines or Castlegar Airport to Ainsworth Hot Springs. You can also fly in to the new international airport in Cranbrook., B.C., then rent a car for the scenic 3 hour drive to Ainsworth Hot Springs. ... more   less 
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Mermaid Hotel Ainsworth Hot Springs

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