Don't bother staying at this hotel if you're not booking a poolside room in the West Wing.
I called last week to book a last-minute weekend retreat, and I was shocked at how rude the girl on the phone was. I don't if she was having a bad day or she just didn't like me, but when I got there I had what has to be THE worst room in the entire hotel, and it wasn't even in the building I had asked for. (I would understand if they were full but I learned from the bell boy that they were 50-60% occupancy, which means there were at least 100 other rooms available.) It was tiny - so small there was only a side table on one side of the (double!) bed because there wasn't enough room on the other side. The shower head was too low and nothing drained or flushed properly. The room also smelled badly, although I left the window (which faced a wall) open and by the time I got back from soaking in the springs it was tolerable. But for $200 a night in the off season? No thanks!
The pillows were also awful. They felt like those kind with little bits of shredded foam inside instead of a whole piece of fill, so that when you put your head on it, your head essentially rests right on the mattress because the pillow completely flattens.
I can honestly say I have stayed in $60 a night motels with nicer rooms (see my review for Western Traveller, Grand Forks.)
I have been to the Harrison Hot Springs Resort dozens of times - once or twice a year for "girls getaways" and also for some special events. If you can get a poolside room, go for it. With sliding glass doors to an outdoor freeform hot springs pool, it's even worth putting up with bad service at the front desk. However, next time I am in town I am checking out the new Harrison Beach Hotel, because I walked by and it looks fabulous and I would love to take my business elsewhere.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated on the southern shore of Harrison Lake and surrounded by the Coast Mountains, Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa is a full service destination resort. The resort features 3 restaurants and a bar, Healing Springs Spa and five (5) spring fed hot mineral pools. An easily accessible getaway- the resort is only 90 minutes east of Vancouver and 45 minutes from the nearest Washington State border crossing. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Harrison Hot Springs Hotel Harrison Hot Springs
- Harrison Hot Springs Resort And Spa