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1625 McDonald Rd, Campbell River, British Columbia V9W 4S5 Canada
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#6 of 15 hotels in Campbell River
Location
4.6
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4.1
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4.0
Value
3.8
Nestled on the pristine shores of Vancouver Island, Painter's Lodge offers world-class salmon fishing, breathtaking wildlife and scenery and full amenities. When you're not fighting a mighty salmon on the line, soak in the outdoor pool, refine your serve on the tennis courts, or watch marine life play as you tour the coastline on a Wildlife Adventure Tour. Connected by water taxi, guests enjoy all the amenities including new Aveda Spa at April Point Resort.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Hiking
Billiards
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Wifi
Hot tub
Outdoor pool
Heated pool
Fence around pool
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Vending machine
Fishing
Shuttle bus service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Private balcony
VIP room facilities
Flatscreen TV
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Ocean View
Languages Spoken
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Raeanna S wrote a review Nov 2022
Maple Ridge, Canada3 contributions5 helpful votes
After having a not very good stay last year, we tried again. A week after we booked the ocean view manager's suite I was called and told that, due to renovations, it was unavailable. We were put into a small ocean view room with two beds. The mini fridge in our room was loud and froze the food and drinks we had in there. The shower squealed every time it was turned on. We had to go to the main building for breakfast but as the bottom door was locked on the building in the morning we had to go around. This consisted of either walking up the steep, slushy driveway or frozen steps. The back stairs to the restaurant were impassible as well due to slush and ice. We weren't the only guests complaining of this danger either. The breakfast was good and the manager Peter was wonderful. I know renovations are ongoing but cleaning practices should be looked in to. The light in our bathroom was full of dead bugs, the shower had peeling wallpaper in it with a black substance underneath and the lamp shade had coffee stains. So...we probably won't be back a third time.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Bill I wrote a review Oct 2022
My wife and I enjoyed our experience at Painters Lodge. First, the Ocean views, and the aura of history at this property. Secondly, the rooms were clean, the staff was friendly, the Manager, Peter was a gracious host. Third. the breakfast was excellent, bacon. scrambled eggs and much more, which was included. I am happy to see this historic Resort back in business.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Room Tip: You can plan Wildlife tours. fishing trips, and catch a ferry to Quadra Island where you can rent...
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Nancy M wrote a review Oct 2022
If I could give this "resort" a zero I would. I reserved a guaranteed non-smoking room for one night, paid in full. The room I was assigned smelled of stale cigarette smoke. The desk staff who opened the room up immediately made an excuse that it was cigarette smoke coming in through the windows from the patio below. I replied that I know the difference between second hand smoke and smoke impregnated walls/carpet/curtains. She ignored me. There was no one on the patio smoking at the time of the room review. The staff did nothing to provide me with another room, or to find other suitable accommodations. In contacting their parent company (Wyndham Hotels and Resorts), I received a reply asking for booking number. One month later, they tried to tell me that I had been in New Jersey (?). Yet another month after re-sending the details of the hotel, still no response. Stay anywhere but Painters Lodge Resort while in Campbell River.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Jim wrote a review Oct 2022
Port Orchard, Washington6 contributions4 helpful votes
...but I can't. My guess is this facility has not been upgraded in 40 years. Room carpeting, filthy; the smell, bad. I have read responses to negative reviews indicating a renovation due in 2023; I sure hope that happens. I very much look forward to another stay someday, but only after the upgrade and positive reviews. I must add the staff was friendly and helpful.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Linda B wrote a review Oct 2022
14 contributions1 helpful vote
Staying at Painters Lodge has been a pleasant experience. We reD all the negative reviews but our experience is different. From arriving at the property the gardens are delightful. The entrance to the hotel is charming and staff very helpful. We did request an upgrade but none available. The room does need some upgrade and our room was dark. There was a balcony which overlooked the car park but afternoon was on the balcony and the hotel was mot busy. The main restaurant was closed but we had a meal in the pub area which was nice. The setting if the hotel is lively. Yes it needs some investment which hopefully will be happening bit I would stay here again
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for room overlooking river
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Response from Cathy Kaardal, Marketing at Painter's Lodge Resort
Responded Oct 17, 2022
Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. I'm very glad you were pleasantly surprised. We have made a lot of improvements and listen to those that take the time to let us know. I do hope you come back and visit us soon.
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Vicki C wrote a review Sep 2022
Campbell River, Canada6 contributions2 helpful votes
We were a bit apprehensive about having late lunch here after reading the recent reviews. We were pleasantly surprised. We all had fish and chips and the food was great. Service was also great. I think this is a place on the up and if you haven’t been here for a while, I would encourage you to give it a second chance.
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Date of stay: September 2022
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Response from Cathy K - Communications, Marketing at Painter's Lodge Resort
Responded Oct 21, 2022
Thanks for the great review Vicki, your right there are lots of great changes happening.
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Deepblue wrote a review Sep 2022
Orlando, Florida21 contributions
We had a very nice, large room with vaulted ceilings, sitting area and windows and porch overlooking the water. Sunrise was spectacular watching geese fly by and wild mink swimming and playing near shore. The grounds are attractive. Also one evening at sunset we got to watch 3 cruise ships go by which was fun. The bed was comfortable and the room clean. However, things are worn and in need of updating. Breakfast was unremarkable. There is no housekeeping. And the pub was busy and service poor (although they were trying). Many places are struggling to find staff, and it seems this is a large part of the problem here. We were happy but 2 nights was enough. Would go back if renovated and fully staffed.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Response from Cathy Kaardal, Marketing at Painter's Lodge Resort
Responded Sep 29, 2022
Hello, thank you so much for your honest review.... your spot on. Staff shortages continue to be a problem and the Lodge is ready for renovation. Good news renovations start next month, we hope to have a good chunk done by April 2023. Our Renovation plan spans over a 2 year plan to bring this precious heir loom back to its former glory. I do hope you visit us again when we are well into renovation and magnificence.
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Corrina wrote a review Sep 2022
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Good points - The outside of the hotel is lovely - views, car park, gardens are well kept. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Bad points - The inside unfortunately needs a total refurbishment. Rooms are awful, like stepping back into the 80s, cold, full of mosquitoes, dark, damp, more like a motel than a hotel. Zero amenities, even though there was a note saying complimentary water - but no water lol. We also found someone else’s sock on the floor…. Breakfast was a very small selection and completely freezing cold food. The bar was dirty, tables sicky with food on them, low selection of alcohol whith no premium options. Terrible disco music playing including the friends theme tune. I asked multiple times to move rooms but was told that there was zero availability and it was fully booked out. I asked for a room with at least a view or even just a higher floor or anything at all better but was told it’s not possible. Although the full stay I seen about 20 people max. This is by far one of the worst rooms I have ever stayed in ever and the price we paid was ridiculous. It is not worth it. You can get amazing air bnbs for a similar price and if you pay slightly more, better hotels close by. Every local we spoke to told us this unfortunately after we had checked in and we’re not able to get a refund.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Cathy Kaardal, Marketing at Painter's Lodge Resort
Responded Sep 30, 2022
Hello Coco, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Im so sorry things were not up to standard and meeting your expectations. You will be pleased to know that renovations are under way. Agreed, it is hard to see guests, it's because our lodge is so spread out, and many guests take advantage of the surrounding area for hiking and sightseeing plus all the tours offered from the marine centre. It is grizzly bear season which is a 8-9 hour tour. I will check on the capacity that day and see if I can find out more about what went wrong during your stay. Thanks again for letting me know.
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Mike H wrote a review Sep 2022
Towcester, United Kingdom179 contributions74 helpful votes
We were very disappointed as this did not meet our expectations. Parking very good, views exceptional. Hotel dismal. Some staff were adequate but others needed some instruction on what customer service means. Hotel needs upgrading. Restaurant was very expensive. You could not put drinks on you Hotel bill in the pub. The bar person in the piano bar was to busy to serve. We could not have any drinks that had vodka as they did not have any. We objected to a sink in the bedroom and the toilet/shower was to small. No lift, also reluctant to help carry bags to our room. Disabled facilities non existent in main hotel. No Gluten free bread. Breakfast staff were acceptable Overall very disappointed.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Cathy Kaardal, Marketing at Painter's Lodge Resort
Responded Sep 30, 2022
Hello Mike, thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are in the midst of training new staff, plus we are very short staffed like so many other hotels and businesses across the country. You will be pleased to know that the hotel is currently under plan for renovations which are slated to commence next month. The lodge is authentically raw and rustic and appreciated for what it is.
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Chris S wrote a review Sep 2022
Bridford, United Kingdom118 contributions71 helpful votes
A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT. we had a room supposedly overlooking the gardens, it looked over at the car park! The room was very below average and needed a BIG refurbishment. The taps, light switches, shower were very old fashioned. Breakfast was below average. On our first morning, the coffee was cold. There was only one type of juice, no fresh fruit, dry croissants and one toaster for all. We booked the restaurant for the evening. For $69 you could eat as much of the appetisers as you wanted but consisted of limp lettuce and fried various bits. The main course was distinctly unimpressive. Desserts, apart from jelly, had mostly all gone. We pointed out the substandard meal to Skye, who was lovely. She was most apologetic. The only real saving grace about the whole place is the wonderful Melissa, the receptionist. If she hadn’t been there with her cheery smile and chat, it would have been a complete disaster. She really was the only positive thing about the whole place. Treat her well, because she is the only good thing about Painter’s Lodge.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Cathy K - Communications, Marketing at Painter's Lodge Resort
Responded Oct 21, 2022
Hi Christine, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review. You will be please to know that there are lots of new and wonderful upgrades happening at the lodge. I have taken your review to each department and we are making changes.
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$108 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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CanadaBritish ColumbiaVancouver IslandCampbell River
NUMBER OF ROOMS
94
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Frequently Asked Questions about Painter's Lodge Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Painter's Lodge Resort?
Nearby attractions include The Museum at Campbell River (3.1 miles), Elk Falls Provincial Park (3.5 miles), and Elk Falls Suspension Bridge (3.9 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Painter's Lodge Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Painter's Lodge Resort?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Painter's Lodge Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Painter's Lodge Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Foggdukkers Coffee and Roasting, Ideal Cafe, and Anglers Dining.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Painter's Lodge Resort?
Yes, guests have access to a pool and a fitness center during their stay.
Does Painter's Lodge Resort have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Painter's Lodge Resort offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Painter's Lodge Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Painter's Lodge Resort offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Does Painter's Lodge Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Painter's Lodge Resort accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.