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“awful sleep”
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Hotel Squamish
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Squamish
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
vancouver,bc
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“awful sleep”
Reviewed February 7, 2013

The rooms in this hotel are adequate. They are small, but clean and updated. There was no phone in the room. The hotel does not have an elevator and the metal circular stair case that is availble is small , and the handrail was difficult to hold. The reason that I have given this hotel a terrible rating is that the hotel is located above a bar. I felt like I was in the wild west sleeping above a saloon. The music reverberated throught the old building (especialy the drum and bass lines). It was only mildly amusing to try to play "name that tune "as I waited for what seemed like hours until the bar closed and I could finaly sleep.Unless you are not going to bed untill 2am or bar closure time,pass on this hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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chillyp, Owner at Hotel Squamish, responded to this review, February 11, 2013
Dear Fran V,

Firstly, let me thank-you for taking the time to review our property and let me offer my deepest apologies for your poor sleep quality. In the hotel business we try to get many things right, but cleanliness, sleep quality, and value are of course the basics. I am sorry we failed you in one of these important areas.

We do have a limited number of rooms that are above a bar and we generally try to inform guests if only these rooms are available before booking, or save them for walk-in guests that we can clearly explain the rooms location to. Clearly, we failed in this, and for that I sincerely apologize.

Sometimes, unfortunately, it takes a negative review to solve an issue. We want you to know that we are looking to change our room types on our website; clearly identifying which ones are above the bar, and offering those rooms in a different price category. I know, for you, this may be closing the barn door after the horse has left so-to-speak but I do invite you to contact me personally at the hotel so that I might have the opportunity to make it up to you for a future stay in a more suitable room.

Regards,
Scott McQuade
Owner and Operator
Hotel Squamish
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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

Located right downtown, this place is a great price for a basic room. The hotel is fairly new and the rooms look good. The staff were very friendly. The hotel is adjoining a liquor store and a small bar too!
No swimming pool, hot tub, etc.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Port Hardy, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed December 26, 2012

Arriving we were met with the Santa Claus Parade and the lighting of the Park's lights.
Small town welcoming with a splash of downtown!
The room was comfortable, clean, good bed and great hot water.
Not a bad place at all to visit, stay and explore Squamish!
A very modern large beer and wine store with all kinds of snacks.
Friendly staff who truly wanted to help us a make a good choice of red wine.

Room Tip: Call ahead and make reservation.No ground floor rooms. A spiral stairway to the upstairs rooms. Ask...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Galesburg
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

I arrived after 10PM so checked in via the adjacent liquor store (Scotties - open 9A-11P). Secure & clean location with great views (room 208). Micro, fridge, iPod doc, wine glasses, coffee mugs, coffee maker all in room. Small lounge area / library. Easy to find off of Hwy 99 & free parking in Scottie's parking lot. Staff friendly, helpful, and noted all of the improvements they were making to the place.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Nanaimo, Canada
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

The staff were very helpful and friendly. Our room was clean and renovated and had a TV/DVD player and an ipod dock. There was also a full bathtub (not just a shower). Their rates are reasonable considering how nice their rooms are compared with other motels in town.

Unfortunately, I am a light sleeper and this place is located above a bar. Expect thumping bass until 2 am and people yelling outside afterwards. I also think that the room could use a blackout curtain and a quieter fan. But if you are a heavy sleeper, go for it.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 13, 2012

We were worried because it was so cheap but the service was amazing, the staff were incredibly helpful and funny. The room was great, except no fridge. Awesome bottle shop and bar downstairs. In town close to everything. Will definitely be back!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Hornby Island, Canada
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4 reviews
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

This hotel was just renovated recently. The rooms are clean, beds comfortable, service is great. They have new TV's with DVD players and a lending library of DVDs and books. Many other hotels were sold out and we were worried because the price was so afforable. We ended up being very pleasantly surprised.

Room Tip: our room was 108 and faced the chief. it was nice to see the hike we just did from our room.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Squamish
Address: 37991 Second Ave | Pob 1158, Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0A8, Canada (Formerly Ocean Port Hotel)
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Location: Canada > British Columbia > Squamish
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Squamish
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Squamish 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel Squamish offers relaxed, affordable and clean accommodations to visitors and fun-seekers from around the world. Inside you'll find friendly service and comfortable, recently renovated rooms. All rooms have private bath, cable television, free wi-fi and a choice of bedding arrangements. ... more   less 
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