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Arbutus Grove Motel

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Sherwood Park, Canada
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31 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a clean and nice little motel! We reserved 2 nights here knowing that we wouldn't be spending much time in our room. It was very affordable, extremely clean and very nice owners. We had one queen bed and one double bed as that was the only type of room they had (when i booked 3 months in advance! )... More 

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Thank Mommyoftwinsx2
Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review

Hi Mommyoftwinsx2. Thank-you for taking the time to write this great review of the Arbutus Grove Motel during your visit to Parksville. We really appreciate you letting others know what a great little motel we have. We work hard to make your stay as enjoyable as possible for the most reasonable price. Please book early for your next visit especially... More 

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my family last week and had a nice stay. Standard clean hotel room. Good location and easy to access from main road. Good price for Vancouver Island. I would recommend this for anyone taking a road trip from Victoria to Tofino.

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Thank Jason R
Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jason. Thanks for writing this nice review of the Arbutus Grove Motel during your stay in Parksville. We are the first motel when you enter Parksville from the south (exit 46), close to the Visitor's Information Center so easy access. We are close to Rathtrevor Beach too which is a must for all to see. A lot of our... More 

British Columbia, Canada
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a 2-double-bed unit, without the kitchenette, for our family of four (two small kids). The beds were comfy enough. The unit was incredibly clean - possibly the cleanest motel room we've ever stayed at. The owner was very kind to our kids. Overall, it was a really good experience and I would consider staying there again. (And it... More 

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Thank Isabel M
Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review

Hi Isabel. Thank-you for the great review of the Arbutus Grove Motel during your stay in Parksville. We work hard to have the cleanest, most comfortable motel at the best value. We provide a lot of the amenities of a big hotel like free wifi, quiet heating and air conditioning, comfortable beds, fridges, microwaves, etc. We are happy all our... More 

Victoria, Canada
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75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Arbutus Grove in the classic motel style is a true gem. The rooms are clean, comfortable, quiet and the motel itself is convenient to Parksville beaches and other attractions - you really couldn't ask for more.

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Thank youngbadger
Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review you wrote about the Arbutus Grove Motel here in beautiful Parksville. It was a short review but it says it all. You couldn't ask for more!!! Please come again and stay with us again. More 

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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Perfect location for our trip exploring the island. Clean, quiet and the staff was so nice and helpful. All of the light fixtures, outlets, TV, heat and air worked very well. Especially appreciated the "real" glassware and coffee mugs!

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Thank Paul H
Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review

Hi Paul H. Thank-you for taking the time to write your review of the Arbutus Grove Motel in Parksville. Yes it is the perfect central location for exploring the wonders of Vancouver Island. We try to include all the amenities of the big hotels and give our guests the most value for their money. So happy you appreciated our efforts.... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The little kitchen has everything you might need. The cleanliness of the motel is great! The kids have their own room, which is small but all we need. The lady at the front desk suggested we check out the Sand Castle Contest down at the beach and it was really amazing! Glad we stayed!

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Thank Susie S
Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review

Hi Susie S. So glad you took the time to write this nice review of the Arbutus Grove Motel here in beautiful Parksville. Some of our rooms have full kitchens and all of the rooms have a fridge, microwave, coffee pot, quiet heating and air conditioning, free wifi etc. Glad you enjoyed the Sand Castle Competition. It is a highlight... More 

Courtenay, Canada
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31 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016

Clean, comfortable, and very convenient. Booked originally due to proximity of Arbutus Equestrian Center, and was delighted with the comfort and spaciousness of the room. Would have like an air conditioner that was more agressive - the room never got as cold as I like to sleep in, but, small price to pay. Friendly front desk, and the small bags... More 

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Thank bhilborn
Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review

We really appreciate the great review! Our heating/air conditioning system is the top of the line environmentally friendly system. It is made to conserve energy, is very quiet and extremely efficient without compromising comfort. We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again in the near future. More 

COURTENAY
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Clean and comfortable, and reasonably priced! The ONLY thing that makes my rating a 4 star and not a 5 is the air conditioning never went below 19C, and I like a much colder room. However, that was a small price to pay.

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Thank ELIZABETH H
Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review

Thanks for the excellent review of the Arbutus Grove Motel. We work hard to give our guests the best experience possible at the most reasonable price. Our heating/air conditioning unit is the top of the line, most energy efficient and very quiet system that you can get. Thank-you for staying with us and we hope to have you stay again... More 

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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

We took a chance on this place, and it turned out to be a gem. Very spacious, clean, lots of "real" pillows as opposed to those tiny soft ones found in so many places. Great value for the price, which was excellent compared with many in the area.

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Thank Diana M
Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review

We sure appreciate you taking the time to write this review for the Arbutus Grove Motel. Yes this little Gem is a great value for the price. Our motto is MAXIMUM COMFORT AND VALUE and we work hard to provide that for our guests. So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. Please come back and stay with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Clean, comfortable beds, quiet and the hosts were very nice. I was reluctant to book due to how low the price was but it was a great room! There is green space for the pets and picnic tables to relax on. Coffee shop across the street, 5 minute drive to the beach at Rathtrevor - will return!

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Thank Scott D
Jackie A, Owner at Arbutus Grove Motel, responded to this review

Thank for the great review of the Arbutus Grove Motel. Hope to see you again soon! More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A cozy single story motel conveniently located on the south end of Parksville across from the Heritage Center Mall. All rooms have large flat screen TV's, coffee, microwaves, fridges, high speed internet, very comfortable beds, very quiet, close to the beach, across from restaurant, Serious Coffee, laundry mat. Lots of free parking, room for RV's. We are environmentally responsible with the newest most efficient heating and air conditioning, we also have efficient water usage without compromising the comfort of our guests. We are small dog friendly and have some kitchenettes available. We are maximum comfort and value and know you will be impressed. We receive daily compliments on our motel and work hard to make your stay everything you could want. We have just became wireless so bring your I pads. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Arbutus Grove Motel

Address: 1182 East Island Highway, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Vancouver Island > Parksville
Price Range: $78 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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