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“Great stay - perfect stop before getting on the ferry”
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Totem Lodge Motel
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Prince Rupert
Reviewed September 10, 2012

We found this place here on Trip Advisor after reading through the other reviews. Great value for your money, the rooms are very spacious, clean and have kitchenettes. We even got a packed breakfast as we had to leave very early to get to the ferry to Port Hardy. Would absolutely recommend it and stay there again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

We choose to stay here, again after reading the reviews. We needed a room for a night, having arrived from the ferry from Skagway late the night before. We wished we'd known that we could have got a room well after 11pm if we'd just let the Motel know, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious, clean and the bathroom good. It was also quiet. It's a bit out of town, so it's not centrally located, but if you have a vehicle that's no problem, and if you have an RV or a vehicle with a camper trailer (as we do), there's plenty of parking available. It was also quiet and very reasonably priced. We had another early morning start to get the ferry to Port Hardy, so we didn't get to sample the coffe and freshly baked scones other reviewers have mentioned. We wished we done more homework before we arrived and booked the hotel for our two nights in Prince Rupert. We'd definitely stay again if we ever found ourselves in town.

Room Tip: If you don't want to lug your luggage up stairs, try and get a room on the ground floor.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed August 17, 2012

Clean, quiet, comfortable, friendly staff & dog friendly. Hands down, the BEST motel experience we have ever had! Management really got this right. Retro appliances in excellent working condition, flat screen TV, industrial super flush toilet and robust shower head. And bonus - coffee and freshly baked scones for breakfast. Reservations strongly advised. Perfect for late night arrival (ferry) from Port Hardy. This was the only reasonably priced accommodation in Prince Rupert that would take our 3 dogs. What a blessing! I would go back any day with or without dogs. Our only regret- that we didn't book 2 nights!

Room Tip: Our corner suite was large with queen bed and had 2 windows
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

Took the 12-hour Skeena train ride from Prince George in early August 2012, then stayed here overnight until catching the ferry down to Port Hardy the next morning. It's a bit beyond walking distance, especially if you have luggage, but the cab ride was just $8, including tip.

Pleasant check-in crew, and they even called to reserve a taxi for me for the next morning's ride back down the road to catch the ferry. My room was very spacious, and perfectly clean, with a nice kitchenette (which I didn't have the opportunity to use). Comfortable bed, good bathroom. No elevators, so if you happen to be carting a lot of luggage (I wasn't), just be aware of that. There is a computer right next to the check-in desk for guest use.

It's actually a short walk to town. That doesn't necessarily help on a Friday night when most everything is closed after 9 p.m., but there was an Overwaitea grocery store open for me to get some munchies.

One FYI: If you're checking out early to catch the ferry or the train, there is a box on the front desk in which to drop your room key.

This was a very good choice. I've now taken that gorgeous ferry ride twice and have every intention of taking it again. When I do -- whether I'm coming or going on the ferry -- I will be staying here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 11, 2012

We weren't planning on visiting Prince Rupert, so I used this site to find a quick and clean place to stay. Once again this site had a great recommendation!
This hotel is a little out of downtown, but it was clean, the service was fabulous and the kitchen was quaint! We enjoyed having a stove and fridge available, and the seafoam green was nostalgic! The room was a great size and clean.
One disappointment was that the breakfast was quite small and was late one morning.
Overall, we enjoyed our visit and received excellent value for our $79/night.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 12, 2012

We were leary at first.... Crest and the coast were sold out. We tried this place based on the other reviews and were impressed. Staff is a family and super friendly. Rooms are super clean, something I am particular about As I work for a big hotel chain and have heard some horror stories. We got the turquoise kitchen suite.....although a little dated, the beds/sheets were new, new tv and was very very clean. The price is excellent and the staff are amazing. the area is clean too, safe and away from downtown. Definitely the best place to stay, had an excellent week long stay!!!!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed June 7, 2012

Arrived off the BC Ferry from Port Hardy around 11pm and what a lovely feel. A large bed, a large room and the best turquoise-themed kitchenette I have come across. The worktop, fridge and stove were all the same turquoise which somehow beat any ultra-modern design hands-down. Didn't have time to use the kitchen but it still made my day.
We had a corner room with two windows overlooking the large parking area - the black out curtains worked well to cut out the bright lights.
The furnishings were ready for updating but I would still come back here to stay - especially if I was here for a few days.

We left 06:30 the following morning but the breakfast was simple, fresh and there!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Address: 1335 Park Ave, Prince Rupert, British Columbia V8J 1K3, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Prince Rupert
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Prince Rupert
Price Range: $88 - $100 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Totem Lodge Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Totem Lodge offers comfort, quality and value. We are located only minutes from downtown Prince Rupert and from the BC and Alaska Ferry terminals. Totem Lodge features kitchenettes in most of its 31 rooms and a completely smoke-free environment. ... more   less 
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