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Driftwood Inn
Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2E0, Canada   |  
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Deer Lake
Deer Lake, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“newly renovated rooms”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

This hotel had recently updated their rooms , including flat screens new bedding etc, its a ok spot for a couple of nights, they also have a really nice 2 bedroom suite with Jacuzzi tun separate shower table and chairs couch 2 flat screens all cooking utensils and kitchen, this suit has a small patio with a bbq you can also use. Although is hotel is very old it has be updated to a nice standard and also has Jungle Jims restaurant on main level and little Jimmy's Pub downstairs where you can get all the same food as offered upstairs, but it is also a bar with a few lottery machines and atm.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2011

I arrived after 2:00am on a Saturday night/Sunday morning. The concierge was a very nice woman who checked me in quickly and helped my with my bag up one flight of stairs. The room was fine, facing out the front of the hotel but the view was only across the street (as I found out the next day). Comfy room, good sleep, great shower the next day. Recommended for late arrivals into Deer Lake.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lewisporte, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2011

We had a room booked for four adults, and when we arrived our room was gone. We booked a double room on a Wednesday morning and when we arrived at 5 oclock on Friday the room was no longer available. We travelled from Lewisporte to Deer Lake on Quad with friends and the receptionist told us that another worker had taken our booking. She made a mistake and booked us for a single room instead of a double room and that there were no double rooms left just that 1 singlr room. We would of gotten another room but this single room was the only one left!!!!!! I would never go to this hotel ever again. We didn't even get anything in return for this mistake, hardly even an apology........Very Poor Service :(

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2010

I noticed the awful smell in the hallway before we even came across the terrible smell in the room itself; it smelled like cat urine so badly we had to air it out with the temperature below freezing. The room was very small and poorly designed and cost FAR too much for what we got. And that a Jungle Jim was the only food option was also disappointing. I cannot recommend this place to anyone.

  • Stayed November 2010
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Port Alberni, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

Our room smelled so bad from the chemical used to cover up the other stench that our noses and throats burned. The floor was rotten under the old carpet, so that it felt like we were going to go through the floor. The place felt so grungy, it was difficult to sleep. This place should be condemned. Also, there were no amenities, such as an iron or coffee in the room.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Badger's Quay
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2010

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw poor and terrible reviews for this place. The rooms are nice and the place is very quiet. It's not a high class hotel that you would find in a major city..but for where it's located it's very nicely kept. I would definitely recommend this to anyone for a quiet nights rest.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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St. John's, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2010

We stayed at the Driftwood Inn after a really rough Gulf crossing. We were delayed by almost 4 hours and were exhausted by the time we reached Deer Lake. I had booked the room earlier in the day, but as we drove through the night I was reading the negative reviews on TripAdvisor and was expecting to find a real dive. Boy, was I surprised when we arrived!! Behind the faux-Tudor exterior, this hotel has been completely renovated in the last few months. The night check-in agent was friendly and helpful, even at 3 in the morning. The hotel is in a quiet area, away from the highway. It looks, and smells, clean, clean, clean. The room appears to have been enlarged, and completely refurbished. Nice colors, tasteful furniture, immaculate bathroom with rainshower. Brushed nickle fixtures throughout. Light blocking draperies, clean carpeting, and flat screen TV. New single serving coffee perks. Pilowtop mattresses. My advice to anyone needing to stay in Deer Lake is to ignore earlier posts about this property being run down. The owners have obviously spent time and money to upgrade, and it shows. At 104.00/ night for a double room, it was by far the most value for money at any property we stayed at on our vacation, just arriving from PEI and NS.

  • Stayed July 2010, 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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Address: Deer Lake, Newfoundland and Labrador A0K 2E0, Canada
Location: Canada > Newfoundland and Labrador > Newfoundland > Deer Lake
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Deer Lake
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Number of rooms: 25
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