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“Fine as a pub but totally useless as a place to sleep.”

The Flying Steamshovel
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The Flying Steamshovel
Ranked #6 of 6 Rossland B&B and Inns
Reviewed December 26, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights over Christmas to ski at Red. The first two nights the room was fine as the pub was closed. The third night a band started playing at 10.20 and carried on for over 2 hours at a volume with so much bass and feedback that our room shook. If you come to rossland to ski and want a decent nights sleep do not stay here.

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Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Great place, friendly staff at restaurant and bar. Clean room. Close to resort and city nightlife. Store in first floor has all essential things you need if you forget anything. Definitely will stay there again!

Stayed: December 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

My husband and I stayed at The Flying Steamshovel in March 2013 prior to moving to Rossland permanently. We were very impressed with the size of our room (HUGE!). All of the rooms are recently renovated, so are surprisingly modern and nice despite the Hotel itself being a bit dated.

It should be noted that The Flying Steamshovel, (Or just "The Shovel" as the locals call it) is a really popular pub. If you stay on a Friday or Saturday night, you won't be far from one of the happening-est places in town. . . I would probably go ahead and call this place a "Pub that rents out a few rooms" as it's very much a pub first, and a hotel second. It is located about 2 blocks off Rossland's main-drag, which makes it very centrally located.

All in all, it's maybe not a place that I would bring my partner for a romantic getaway.... but certainly an awesome place to stay for a couple nights while you ski up at Red Mountain during the day, and want to have drinks with your new-found friends at night.

Friendly service, good location, adequate rooms.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Flying Steamshovel

Address: 2003 2nd Ave, Rossland, British Columbia V0G 1Y0, Canada
Location: Canada > British Columbia > Kootenay Rockies > Rossland
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
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Ranked #6 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Rossland
Price Range: $93 - $105 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Flying Steamshovel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
At the Shovel, we offer spectacular views, unique boutique style rooms in a clean, comfortable, friendly atmosphere. We offer a variety of accommodation styles to fit your needs, whether you are travelling, visiting as a tourist or need longer term arrangements. Several of our rooms come equipped with Jacuzzi tubs with high-pressure massaging jets to soothe away your sore muscles. ... more   less 
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